#RecordStoreDay 2018 Beatles album pic.twitter.com/fTWmXMFe99— Zugzwang Records (@Zugzwang_Record) April 12, 2018
Musings, observations, and written works from the publisher of Eckhartz Press, the media critic for the Illinois Entertainer, co-host of Minutia Men, Minutia Men Celebrity Interview and Free Kicks, and the author of "Back in the D.D.R", "EveryCubEver", "The Living Wills", "$everance," "Father Knows Nothing," "The Radio Producer's Handbook," "Records Truly Is My Middle Name", and "Gruen Weiss Vor".
Friday, April 13, 2018
One of the great albums
Friday the 13th
*some contributing factors to the avoidance of the 13th which are both historical as well as biblical. For example, the number 12 is considered as a whole in numerology - the twelve tribes of Israel, the 12 apostles of Jesus and then the 12 successors of Muhammad in Shia Islam. Anything that is over is considered unwhole by numerologists.
*Another theory is mentioned by the author Dan Brown in his book about the crusaders and the Knights Templar. On Friday the 13th, 1307 hundreds of Knights Templar were arrested in Paris and throughout Europe. On October 13, 1307, France’s King Philip IV ordered the arrest of the Knight Templar for speculative reasons and many were murdered throughout Europe. Another reason, bound in blood, to avoid and fear Friday the 13th.
*Much paranoia for this day actually started in the 18th century. Henry Sutherland Edwards wrote in the 1869 biography of Gioachino Rossini, that: “He was surrounded with friends to his last day. He considered (the number) 13 to be unlucky until his last day and he also passed away on Friday the 13th.”
*Later, a novel published in 1907 titled Friday, the Thirteen by Thomas W., popularized the idea of this day. It used the superstition to wreak havoc throughout American culture.
In other words, it's a bunch of hooey. Fear not!
The Cohen Tapes
There are tapes.
And the prosecutors have them.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Minutia Men, Episode 91
EP91 – Rick and Dave discuss a story that will make you cringe, the worst excuses ever, a really inappropriate t-shirt, bad luck hooky at Wrigley Field, and Rick’s brush with the Dixie Chicks.
Listen to it here.
Beth Jacobellis on WGN Radio
If you missed Beth's appearance on Steve Cochran's show, we now have the audio.
Click here to see some pictures and listen to the audio.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Seth Meyers says wife gave birth to their baby 'in a pair of sweatpants'
Seth Meyers wife couldn't make it to the hospital. In fact, she couldn't make it out of their building.
All of the details are here.
Big Changes at Big 95.5
John Oliver, SNL, Star Trek, and Bryant Gumbel are among the nominees.
Rupert Gets Raided Too
From the Daily Telegraph...
The British offices of the Murdoch entertainment empire 21st Century Fox have been raided by investigators from the European Commission, The Daily Telegraph can reveal.
It is understood that competition watchdogs gained access to the company’s offices in Hammersmith, west London, early on Tuesday to seize documents and computer records.
The full details of the confidential investigation, which is believed to be in its early stages, have yet to be revealed. The building is home to Fox Networks, the company’s channels business.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
I was impressed that he knew so much about an era that happened before he was born. He asked good questions and had obviously done his homework. I'll post a link when the podcast is done.
It was an incredible honor for me to finally sit down and talk with @RickKaempfer today at @requestWONC. Our conversation will be featured on a very special broadcast. An announcement is coming soon... pic.twitter.com/HiY4lhdVrP— The Herman Show (@thehermanshow) April 10, 2018
From Robert Feder's column today, a few more details...
The Loop may be gone from Chicago’s airwaves, but its legacy is hardly forgotten. The latest tribute comes from WONC 89.1 FM, the radio station of North Central College in Naperville. Starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, host Brandon Herman will welcome veterans of The Loop to reminisce. Herman’s guests will include Chet Coppock, Terry Gibson, Rick Kaempfer, John “Byrd” Kempf, John Records Landecker, Kevin Matthews, Jimmy McInerney, Mitch Michaels and Wendy Snyder.
Cat got your tongue?
Credit Where Credit is Due
Once I start watching it, I can't stop. I find myself wondering what the participants were thinking at the time. Was anyone saying..."Um, this is a little weird fellas"...or were they high-fiving each other because they were so...damn...cool.
Well, I'd like to thank Suzanne Plunkett Photographs (on Cullom) for turning me on to this. I don't know Suzanne (she's friends with my friend Lynee), but that's how the video came to me.
Full plug alert: Suzanne does head shots. I looked at her website. If you're in Chicago and you're looking for a photographer, you might want to give her a jingle. She's clearly got an eye for unique visuals.
Fleetwood Mac Fires Buckingham
"Fleetwood Mac has always been about an amazing collection of songs that are performed with a unique blend of talents," Mick Fleetwood said. "We jammed with Mike and Neil and the chemistry really worked and let the band realize that this is the right combination to go forward with in Fleetwood Mac style. We know we have something new, yet it’s got the unmistakable Mac sound."
Lindsey is not a small part of the band. He wrote "Go Your Own Way", "The Chain", "Monday Morning", "Second Hand News" and "Tusk" (to name a few). I'm guessing he's a bit of a pain in the ass, or there is no way Fleetwood Mac would do this. (Note that it does take two people to replace him)
Monday, April 09, 2018
Dane Placko, the veteran investigative reporter for Fox 32, has a harrowing vacation story to tell. While in London with his daughters over spring break he suffered a detached retina and lost vision in his left eye. After undergoing emergency surgery, he was warned not to fly home for at least four weeks or the gas jelly holding his retina in place could explode. “I went to London and became a middle-aged pirate,” Placko told Facebook friends. “How to describe the experience? I felt like the astronaut rushing through the tunnel of psychedelic lights in the movie ‘2001.’”
"Ed Lover is as smooth as his name and we're looking forward to having him take the helm of mornings on Chicago's No. 1 station for Throwbacks," said Jimmy de Castro, SVP/Market Manager, Entercom Chicago. "His deep connection and knowledge of Classic Hip-Hop and R&B, along with his energy and drive will help Chicagoans start their mornings on the right note."
Eckhartz Press -Publishers of Randy Richardson’s— Linda Gartz (@LindaGartz) April 8, 2018
(@LostintheIvy) new book , Cubsessions- @RickKaempfer and @DavidFrankStern @murphysbleacher today! Congrats! pic.twitter.com/p3bgdlfxnI
Huge crowd came out yesterday for our launch party of Cubsessions (by Randy Richardson & Becky Sarwate), and it was a star-studded affair. Ex-Cubs Steve Trout, Rich Nye, Gene Hiser and even Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins stopped by. Also, broadcasters like Jennifer Roberts, Chet Coppock and Bobby Skafish, and nearly the entire board of directors from the Chicago Writers Association. A great time was had by one and all!
Here are a few pictures from the event...
The Hannity-Kimmel Feud Appears to Be Over
What was he apologizing for? After Hannity ripped Kimmel for making a joke about Melania's accent, Jimmy tweeted the following...
“Don’t worry—just keep tweeting—you’ll get back on top! (or does Trump prefer you on bottom?) Either way, keep your chin up big fella..XO. When your clown makeup rubs off on Trump’s ass, does it make his butt look like a Creamsicle?”
I'm sorry, but that's just funny.