Morning Phase

After listening to Beck’s Morning Phase¬†on Rhapsody¬†non-stop for the last few days, I have to say: best album of 2014. Now make it stop.

She Sells Beer

The only Super Bowl ad this year I remember was the Budweiser “Eternal Optimism” spot, a highly patriotic decade in review since WWII. And I like the music, hate the beer. Imagine my surprise when the song turns out to be a mashup of “She Sells...

It’s Hard to Be Legal – Sheet Music Edition

So I wanted to buy the sheet music for “Lust” by Tori Amos. I love the piano music and wanted to learn it – to play, not to sing. I started with Google, found several music sites, and prepared to pay. Seems to be about $4.50. Ok, I can deal with...

Holiday 2009 – Sara Jean at Schubas

Our Sarah’s High School friend Sara Jean performed with Tom Schraeder and His Ego on Dec 28th at Schuba’s Tavern in Chicago. She had done this before last year and I had asked her to tell us when she would be preforming again. She Facebooked me and since...

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure is the wacky show from the early 90’s about a snooty young doctor serving an eccentric town in Alaska. I thought it was fun, my Dad introduced me to it, really, and we love the first soundtrack disc. During a business trip, I actually visited...

This American Life – Live

Drove down to the Chicago Theatre on Sunday. Traffic not too bad inbound, horrible outbound. Lucky. We paid top dollar ($50.50 ea) for these seats on the main floor, about 15 rows back to the left. We could see Ira at his desk perfectly. Mike Birbiglia told a good...