Category Archives: Music

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.

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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New Neko Case

Just checked Rhapsody and the new Neko Case album, Middle Cyclone, is out. So far, favorite track is “Don’t Forget Me”. Good stuff. Note: The last track, “Marais La Nuit”, is 30 minutes of frogs singing. Sounds like our backyard … Continue reading

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High School Musical – Woodstock Opera House

Bette and I attended the Woodstock Children’s Summer Theatre performance of HSM at the Woodstock Opera House in Woodstock IL. We have attended many events there, by far this was the loudest — not the show, but the audience. We … Continue reading

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Recital: Steven Rausch

Steven continues the tradition of talented Rausch boys with his senior recital at Woodstock High School. Claire de Lune was magnificent – I closed my eyes and kind of floated along. The Barbershop Sweetheart was perfect – what a group. … Continue reading

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Dance Therapy Recital

On 10 July Bette and I attended the Faculty/Student Benefit Concert for the Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling Department of Columbia College, Chicago. Why? We responded in late spring to a letter from Alexandria, a local DMTC Master’s candidate (who actually … Continue reading

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