Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Four Oh Project: Joni Mitchell’s The Hissing of Summer Lawns

In 1975, I was 15 and while much of that year was unique to my experience and location, I did one thing that a lot of 15 year olds did during the ’70s: I wore out copies of vinyl records … Continue reading

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By Jove, I Think He’s Got It!!

With the Chicago Cubs surging toward the playoffs in part due to the play of four rookies, Third Baseman Kris Bryant, Shortstop Addison Russell and Outfielders Kyle Schwarber and Jorge Soler, it’s easy to forget that there’s more talent in … Continue reading

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Yeah, She’s Naked. Get Over It

A coupla months ago, I got together with an old friend from college. It was a friend I hung out with often in school and frequently after, but I hadn’t seen him in probably 20 years. He fell off the … Continue reading

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This is What a Window Opening Looks LIke

A championship contention window, that is. The Chicago Cubs have won 15 of their last 16 games, and the team has been led by all star first baseman Anthony Rizzo, a stellar pitching staff, and four rookies. Here are their … Continue reading

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At The Root on Five Summer Beers with Michael Ferguson

I chatted and corresponded with Michael Ferguson of Beer Geeks TV about his five favorite styles of summer beers. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/08/_5_perfect_beers_for_summer.html?wpisrc=topstories

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At The Root on Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango

It’s undeniable and it’s the subject of a new documentary. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/08/tango_negro_a_new_film_exposes_the_truth_about_tango_s_african_roots.html

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At WSJ on Jenny Scheinman’s New Band

http://www.wsj.com/articles/jenny-scheinman-bridges-genres-with-violin-143863698 Jenny Scheinman Bridges Genres With Violin Jenny Scheinman’s lates album, ‘The Littlest Prisoner,’ and a recent performance show her skillfully mixing her roots in jazz and Americana ENLARGE Jenny Scheinman performing in Washington this February. Photo: Kyle Gustafson / … Continue reading

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