Marianne Faithfull-Witch's Song. I'm not sure how a singer who collaborated with Mick and Keith in the mid-60's (she also made music with them) could be overlooked, but the solo album Broken English is a masterpiece. This version of an old English folk song showcases Sandy in a lovely light. Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills-Season of the Witch.
But for true Cubs fans like myself-the genetic variety carrying the disability from birth-the moment has arrived to ask the key question: Is it time to inoculate ourselves against false hope with a dose of harsh memories? The victor of the one-game playoff will head to St. Louis to battle the experienced Cardinals team - but, for the time being, both teams will focus on the task at-hand.
Yankees and baseball legend Yogi Berra has taken the proverbial fork in the road at the age of ninety. Rooting hard for the Yankees, I watched the Bob Gibson-led Cardinals beat the Yankees in 7 games. At the conclusion of the season, the Yankees fired their own legend and hired the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, Johnny Keane.
WXRT's Program Director Norm Winer will be one of the honored recipients of a 2015 Fifth Star Award at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion tomorrow night at 7PM. He joins author Sandra Cisneros (The House on Mango Street), children's music performer Ella Jenkins, architect Stanley Tigerman and The Joffrey Ballet as a group of people who have each made "significant contributions in arts and culture." The free celebration will include musical performances from Sweet Honey in the Rock and The Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra with the WXRT All-Stars, an amazing musical collective featuring Frank Orrall of Poi Dog Pondering, Jimmy Chamberlin of Smashing Pumpkins, Kelly Hogan and JC Brooks. Since a radio program director works behind the scenes, we may not be familiar with the inner Norm.
And if you wondered what the tribute looked like before the original script became Lin's Bin, here it is. Yes, the beginnings of Frank E. Lee's radio career were as volatile as the volcanic early days of our planet. Strangely the one place he hated to be was on stage. But today the stage is lit and Frank gets to take a bow.