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".
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Illinois pulls off the BIGGEST upset of the season over No. 6 Wisconsin! #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/z3lmx1H7kK— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 19, 2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
Bobby Del Greco
~Bobby Del Greco 1933--2019 (Cubs 1957)
Del Greco was a well-traveled veteran. During his nine-year big league career, he played for six different teams. One of those teams (for a portion of the 1957 season) was the Cubs. Del Greco was mainly a center fielder who was known for his ability to cover a lot of ground. He wasn’t much of a hitter (career .229 average), however, so he never really managed to claim a full-time job. With the Cubs he only got into twenty games and hit .200 before the Cubs traded him to the Yankees in September. The Yankees used him to fill in for Mickey Mantle late in games, so the Mick could rest those ailing knees.
A view from across the pond
Well, here's one man's take. It's a little NSFW, but pretty dead on...
Thursday, October 17, 2019
RIP Elijiah Cummings
Wow. From Rep. Elijah Cummings' first floor speech: "I only have a minute, only sixty seconds in it... Just a tiny little minute, But eternity is in it." 4/25/96 #RIPElijahCummings pic.twitter.com/SV85PV74c0— Tommy X-TrumpIsARacist-opher (@tommyxtopher) October 17, 2019
His last tweet...
When the history books are written about this tumultuous era, I want them to show that I was among those in the House of Representatives who stood up to lawlessness and tyranny.— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) September 24, 2019
Read my statement supporting impeachment: https://t.co/xppt73HN6k
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The President is about to have a second personal attorney arrested on felony charges.— Angry Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) October 16, 2019
Joe Maddon named Angels manager
Joe Maddon is the #Angels new manager. In ‘02, Maddon’s father passed away so he carried his fathers Angels hat with him in his bag. They won the ‘02 WS.— Cubs Live (@Cubs_Live) October 16, 2019
During game 7 of the 2016 WS with the #Cubs, Maddon brought his dads Angels hat w/ him during extra innings. They won the WS. pic.twitter.com/WMLXVbr1qg
This did not come up at our secret liberal media meeting on Monday.
It's almost as if that whole "liberal media" thing is BS, because the people that own the liberal media are all conservative. Someone should write a novel about that. ($everance)
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Grow Old With Me
For @johnlennon's 79th birthday, @ringostarrmusic Ringo released this cover of John's "Grow Old With Me."— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 15, 2019
I think it's the first time a Beatle has officially released a studio cover of another Beatle.
@PaulMcCartney sings harmonies.https://t.co/PoZBo5fnwI
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Introducing your #RockHall2020 Nominees 🎉— Rock Hall (@rockhall) October 15, 2019
Your voice, your vote: Let us know who you think deserves to be a #RockHall2020 Inductee. Join our @KlipschAudio Fan Vote and vote now on @Google: https://t.co/KyAG5Rn12K pic.twitter.com/muYcwl6vIS
If you get five picks, mine are...The Doobies (how are they not in there yet?), Kraftwerk (for innovation and inspiring others), Todd Rundgren (duh), T-Rex (same reason as Kraftwerk), and Thin Lizzy.
If you ignore the "rock and roll" part of the name, I suppose Whitney Houston, Rufus, and Notorious BIG should get some consideration too.
No way on the others.
Great Casting Advice
Joe Pesci definitely plays @RudyGiuliani in the movie.— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) October 15, 2019
DVR for Radio
Entercom today announced the roll-out of RADIO.COM REWIND, an exciting new technology that gives listeners the ability to pause and rewind live radio, enabling users to consume their favorite shows and stations when its most convenient to them. The feature automatically records the broadcast and makes it easy for the user to navigate to their favorite show and begin listening at any point of the broadcast. This new functionality marks the first-ever all-in-one on-demand audio experience for broadcast radio content.
RADIO.COM REWIND unlocks the flexibility to consume broadcast radio content within 24 hours of airing. This feature allows listeners to fast-forward to live content at any time, resume their listening experience from where they left off and select a playback speed up to two times the original speed. In the coming months, users will also be able to share moments of live broadcast radio content for distribution on social media and via email.
Julie Andrews Memoir
People Magazine has a few highlights from Julie Andrews' memoir, "Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years". It covers the years between 1964 and 1995.
I met in her in 1994. We had a moment. Someone please check the index for me.
Monday, October 14, 2019
A Columbus Day song?
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Free Kicks--The Sack Race
Listen to it here.
Minutia Men--Johns and Johnsons
Listen to it here.
𝘗𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘤𝘩𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦. #SNL pic.twitter.com/Q45eJzQuEm— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) October 13, 2019