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.
A Lin's Bin I wrote on an anniversary of 9/11 a long, long time ago. But it doesn't seem that way. We seem to revel in celebrating "negaversaries," that is, negative anniversaries such as September 11th, Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy Assasination, etc.. Are there any really bad events in your life that you commemorate?
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.
On Friday, the Chicago Cubs, Cubs fans, baseball fans, fans of good people, the city of Chicago, and the world, lost a person who exemplified greatness in all things both on and off the field, Ernie Banks. He was a mold-breaking trailblazer who was the first African-American to don a Cubs uniform. He was a Gold Glove shortstop who could hit. Boy, could he hit.
A stuffed green owl. It was the first toy I spied when I entered The Rivieria for the XRT Holiday Concert for The Kids. Mary Dixon, Emma Mac, and I were collecting toys and books for the kids at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. But my night had an additional purpose.
ICMYI, Kyle Long chatted with Lin Brehmer about last night's game & why his birthday was ruined cbsloc.al/1vvBqb8 1 hour ago. Did you attend any of these shows? Take a look at the top grossing music tours of 2014 cbsloc.al/1pUEPzw 1 hour ago. Looking to liven up your Instagram feed?
It's been a long time coming, but as Lin Brehmer just announced, U2 will be returning to Chicago for not one, but two shows!. U2 will be performing at the United Center on June 24 and the following night June 25 as part of the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour. It will mark the first time they've performed in Chicago since a stop at Soldier Field in 2011 for the 360 tour. Playing indoor arenas throughout North America for the first time in decades, tickets will go on sale beginning next Monday, December 8 at 10AM via Live Nation.