Now that our ears have stopped ringing; our livers are (somewhat) on the mend; and the dust has settled beneath our feet back here in Chicago, we want to sincerely, genuinely thank each and every one of the couple thousand fans who shuffled through Yard Dog Art for our unofficial SXSW day party in Austin, TX on Friday. The fact that...Read more
Everyone is doing it. And Peer Pressure™works! Our friends and fans have been posting their top 10 high school albums all over the web, listing off the records they spun the most in their teenage years. It got our memories jogging (or "yogging" - it may be a soft "j") and we couldn't help but share our favorite teen obsessions,...Read more
The astrophysicist and anti-idiot Neil deGrasse Tyson once said "In five billion years the sun will expand and engulf our orbit as the charred ember that was once Earth vaporizes. Have a nice day."
It may not happen tomorrow, or next year, but doom is impending. All we can do while we wait is enjoy and appreciate the art,
So, every year I do the Letters to Santa charity thru the Chicago Sun-Times (and so should you!!). I get a few letters from kids asking for Barbies, trucks, cars, Hot Wheels, and the like. I make a harrowing run to Toys R Us or wherever, wrap them up, and send them away.
In 2008 (kind of a bad...Read more
Since the dreary turns of madness on and after Nov 8th, I’ve been in a deep media blackout. No news, no commentary, no social media, no nuthin’ outside soothing penguin videos and obsessive fan theories regarding Westworld.
In this void, however, I did miss a sad passing last week. On Nov 13th, Billy Miller (no relation, whatsoever), co-founder and...Read more
Here’s to one of the baddest, funniest, crudest, toughest, generous, so bullshitty-it-ain’t-bullshit-anymore-it’s-the-truth, resilient chameleons to ever pick up a microphone or strut into a recording studio.
For over six decades, he’s been called Mr. Rhythm, the Black Godfather, and the original ‘Dre. He’s recorded everywhere with everyone. He’s recorded songs you love and you may not even know it.