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Finding the Knack, but not getting them

Music plays an important role in all of our lives, and today was an excellent example of how this works.

My older daughter–my lovely teenager–wanted to go to a concert this afternoon. Which concert it was and where it was at isn’t important, but the bottom line is that there already was one show this summer, and there will be another one before too long. Two’s company, and three is just too many.

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When the sun hits the Bean, it’s going to be a great day #Chicago #milleniumpark

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Made it through

I wouldn’t relive 1982 for all the money in the world. I was a gangly, awkward kid, and I hated myself for it.

Made it through

I wouldn’t relive 1982 for all the money in the world. I was a gangly, awkward kid, and I hated myself for it.

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Credit where credit is due. Congratulations #BigHurt #HOF #Cooperstown

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People who know about #StarWars like this shirt. It’s the AT-AT walker from The Empire Strikes Back.

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We had to get through a rough winter, but nature seems to be making it up to us now. #Chicago

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I may be freakin’ or peakin’

I may be freakin’ or peakin’ #BeastieBoys #PaulsBoutique

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I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t get Paul’s Boutique right away. I loved Licensed to Ill, the first Beastie Boys album, when it dropped in 1986. A couple of years later, I was expecting the follow-up to be Licensed to Ill, Part 2. And I was frankly disappointed when that didn’t happen.

The band went in a whole different direction, instead. The sampling was off the charts, and the lyrical…

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I may be freakin or peakin, but I rock well. Happy 25th birthday to the unmistakably brilliant Paul’s Boutique. #BeastieBoys #PaulsBoutique #RIPMCA

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Radio Raheem for a new generation

Twenty-five years is a long time. I have many memories of the Summer of 1989, and one of them was going to see a movie that shook me up, Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.” And apparently, the current president and his then-girlfriend saw the movie too that summer, as evidenced by the film clip above.

The event that sets off the riot…

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Failure limerick, part 4

There was a Cubs pitcher named Schlitter Who retired not one Padre hitter He let in six runs…

Failure limerick, part 4

There was a Cubs pitcher named Schlitter Who retired not one Padre hitter He let in six runs…

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