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“Beautiful Chicago“ (or Chicago in an elevator)

Those who grew up in the 1970s might remember, in the relatively early days of FM radio, that some FM stations programmed a format called “beautiful music.” Others less impressed called it “elevator music.” It was essentially orchestral instrumental arrangements of popular songs of the day. Those stations more often than not were automated, meaning … Continue reading “Beautiful Chicago“ (or Chicago in an elevator)

The New York Times abandons the First Amendment

Adam Liptak‘s opinion masquerades as “analysis” in the New York Times: On the final day of the Supreme Court term last week, Justice Elena Kagan sounded an alarm. The court’s five conservative members, citing the First Amendment, had just dealt public unions a devastating blow. The day before, the same majority had used the First Amendment … Continue reading The New York Times abandons the First Amendment

From Chicago to “America”

Fans of brass rock should be interested in this news: Relentless after 46 years, Chicago releases catchy new anthem, “America” [OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] Iconic mega-band Chicago returns to its musical roots with a soaring grass-roots anthem about restoring the American dream Chicago, Illinois (MMD Newswire) September 24, 2013 – – Multi-platinum, Grammy ® Award winning … Continue reading From Chicago to “America”

Presty the DJ for Oct. 19

We begin with one of the stranger episodes of live radio, Arthur Godfrey’s on-air firing of one of his singers today in 1953: The number 28 song today in 1959 was customized for sales in 28 markets, including Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, New Orleans, New York, Pittsburgh and San Francisco: That was 27 positions lower than number one: The number one British album … Continue reading Presty the DJ for Oct. 19

A Wisconsin earworm of sorts

A Facebook Friend passed this on from Robert Stacy “The Other” McCain: For the past several weeks, for some reason, I’ve become obsessed with old Chicago songs. Not their later easy-listening pop, but their early stuff from 1969-1972, when they were still avant-garde. And I couldn’t figure out why this happened until I realized that “25 … Continue reading A Wisconsin earworm of sorts