Thursday, July 22, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
If you love popular music from the past 50 years, you'll love this interview with record producer/engineer Bill Schnee. He won a Grammy with Steely Dan, produced records for Carly Simon, the Jacksons, Marvin Gaye, Whitney Houston, Ringo & more. @minutiamen https://t.co/8eDSoorBaL— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) July 21, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
I've never been a Jason Sudeikis fan. Someone I know who did improv with him in Chicago said he was a bit of a tool. On the other hand, I love the show Ted Lasso. It's my favorite show of the past few years. And Jason came across as a normal non-Tool in this GQ cover article.
I'm reassessing if my friend who assessed Jason is a reliable assessor of character or not.
In the meantime, I'm still incredibly excited about the new season of Ted Lasso starting up this weekend.
The USA Today has a story about the increasingly odd and bitter divorce case of former Cub Ben Zobrist and his wife. Here's a taste of it...
The wife of Ben Zobrist filed court documents claiming that the former Chicago Cubs player failed “to preserve marital assets” when he took a leave of absence in 2019.
Julianna Zobrist also claimed in court documents, obtained by the Chicago Tribune that Ben Zobrist “essentially went from the top of his game to basically giving up, which caused a massive loss in income" and that he “intentionally and voluntarily stopped working.”
She is asking for an additional $4 million to be awarded to her during their divorce trial, which is set for next month.
“In 2019, he had a contract with the Chicago Cubs for ($12 million), but since he only played for 2 months, his salary was prorated and he only earned ($4.5 million) of the ($12 million) he could have earned,” according to the memorandum filed by Julianna Zobrist’s attorney.
She is essentially suing him for not earning more...even though he quit because she was cheating on him with their pastor...who was pretending to be their marriage counselor...and who Ben also accuses of defrauding his charity for $6 million. Unbelievable.
Thanks so much to Robert Feder the mention of Roger's book in his column today...
Longtime Chicago radio newsman Roger Badesch has just released the audio-book version of his acclaimed 2020 memoir, The Unplanned Life: The Journey of Roger Badesch, on Audible. He told Eckhartz Press publisher Rick Kampfer he was inspired to write the book by a certain host on Nexstar Media news/talk WGN 720-AM, where Badesch anchors weekend newscasts. “Rick Kogan was intrigued by my stories during his WGN Radio program and encouraged me, my wife said I should do it, and I had lots of retirement time on my hands,” Badesch said.