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's the only shortstop to hit 40+ home runs 4 consecutive years. Everyone who met him felt like their time was just as important to Mr. Cub as anything else happening.
A stuffed green owl. It was the first toy I spied when I entered The Rivieria for the XRT Holiday Concert for The Kids. Marty Lennartz and I would be hosting the show from the side of the stage. A setlist was already on the music stand and Metro Mobile savant Timothy Powell was checking out the broadcast blast zone before hustling to his truck to mix the 2 and a half hour show.
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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.
When my son was a toddler, he wanted to be a drummer. Now I've got nothing against drummers, but my years in the music business taught me something. This morning the Regular Guy reviewed "Whiplash" which is about a drum student with an overly demanding teacher.
"Hold still," she scolded. Had a chance to play the obvious (Don't Fear The Reaper), the referential (Candy Everybody Wants), and the subtle (The Grateful Dead). The rest of us on the block show up because there's a keg and chili and places to sit and a fire.
It's finally Friday, let's take a look back at some of the things that we touched upon on the WXRT Morning Show with Lin Brehmer and Mary Dixon:. Lin also announced that the Foo Fighters would be returning the Wrigleyville neighborhood in the summertime, this time to the namesake ballpark across the street from the Cubby Bear.
"The weirdest moment of my life," said Dave Grohl a couple times. The harmonic convergence of a new album recorded in the town where a show by Naked Raygun at The Cubby Bear re-wired his future. As the band tore into "This is the Call," I had to answer a call of my own.