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, January 18, 2019
Just One Bad Century
Richard Reeder with Rabbi Doug
The interview will air in four or five weeks.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Chet on Mancow
Digging the scene on #wls with the legendary @MancowMuller pic.twitter.com/P5DE7nxbsy— Chet Coppock (@ChetCoppock) January 17, 2019
The SNL Experience
Hugh Hefner's First Funeral
“Traditional” masculinity is DEAD. The secret to male sexual stamina is veggies. 😉 pic.twitter.com/51DUsqzyO3— PETA (@peta) January 16, 2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Programming alert: Eckhartz Press author Chet Coppock will be on Mancow's show tomorrow morning (Thursday) on WLS AM 890 from 7-9am. That should be a fun merging of personalities!
Out The Door
On this day last year, Eckhartz Press author M.L. Collins picked up her Chicago Writers Association award for Book of the Year. We're very proud of her excellent book, "Out the Door", still available at Eckhartz Press.
This weekend we're picking up some more hardware for Lee Kingsmill's book "Safe Inside". Thanks to all the great authors we have at Eckhartz Press! It's so easy to promote books we believe in!
Jazz Festival Lineup
Organizers for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival have announced the lineup for the 50th annual iteration of the legendary gathering, and this year’s bill is topped by the confirmation of previously rumored headliners The Rolling Stones, plus Dave Matthews Band, Katy Perry, Jimmy Buffett, Chris Stapleton and Bob Seger, along with a bevy of NOLA staples and many others.
Also included in the always expansive lineup are Santana, Van Morrison, Al Green, Logic, Pitbull, Earth Wind & Fire, John Fogerty, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (who will be teaming up with NOLA royalty the Nevilles), Gladys Knight, The Revivalists, Leon Bridges, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, Tank and the Bangas, Bonnie Raitt, Alanis Morissette, Ciara, Gary Clark Jr., Irma Thomas, The Doobie Brothers, Ziggy Marley, Mavis Staples, The Head and the Heart, Jimmy Cliff, Boz Scaggs, Aaron Neville, Galactic, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rebirth Brass Band, Indigo Girls, Los Lobos, Big Freedia, Kamasi Washington, Buddy Guy, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Better Than Ezra, Dumpstaphunk, Taj Mahal, Ani DiFranco, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Radiators, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, North Mississippi Allstars, Anders Osborne, Little Feat, Samantha Fish, Foundation of Funk, George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners and many more.
Jazz Fest 2019 is set for April 25–May 5, with eight days of official festival programming and an array of shows around the city throughout the week. Tickets for the festival go on sale this Friday, January 18, with ticket sale opportunities for Louisiana residents on January 17.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Today would have been the 90th birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. A great man. And a man that was actually interviewed by Eckhartz Press author Joel Daly. That story is featured in Joel's great book "The Daly News"
Check it out here.
The Hills Are Not Alive
Holy crap , Austria today 😲 pic.twitter.com/OMdI9b4MeF— Anthony Gibbon (@anthonygibbon8) January 14, 2019
Sportscaster of the Year
Pat Hughes wins again!
They should just call it the Pat Hughes award.
Free Kicks, Episode 27
Listen to it here.
Monday, January 14, 2019
It's official! @TheWho are coming back to Chicago. https://t.co/d5HBupr8vg— WXRT Chicago (@93XRT) January 14, 2019
To answer your next question, yes, of course I'll go. I've seen their last five farewell shows. Time for a Hello show.
A Rather Distressing Headline
From this morning's Washington Post, one of the best newspapers we have in this country, comes the following headline: Here are 18 Reasons Trump Could Be a Russian Asset.
Oh, and then there's this little tidbit from Newsweek. Yes, that's right, Newsweek...
If true this is treason.— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) January 13, 2019
Mueller Draft Report Says Trump 'Helped Putin Destabilize the United States', Watergate Journalist Says https://t.co/9UjJjuWt6e
The Living Wills
MInutia Men, Episode 121
Listen to it here.
United Soccer Coaches Convention
I also got to meet some very interesting people, including the French Soccer Federation. They let me take a picture with the World Cup.
The Comeback of Billy Bush
Billy Bush is in talks to make his TV return on the show "Extra"