Glam Slam was a glitzy, state of the art music venue that Prince built in 1989. My wife and I were able to sit midway back at the bar that lined the left side of the club. The first thing that caught my eye as the band took the stage was the drummer Michael Bland.
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.
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.
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. But today the stage is lit and Frank gets to take a bow.