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High School and College Tape Mixes (song listings)

1991-1995 Mix Tapes from Spudart

In high school and college, I made mix tapes from recording the radio. Occasionally there might be a few songs mixed in from albums borrowed from the Oak Lawn Library. For context, I graduated high school in 1993, college in 1997. It’s fun to look back at the songs captured from that era. One of […]

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14 artists that inspired me in 2008

14 artists that inspired me in 2008

I was recently asked who is a favorite artist of mine. I really haven’t evaluated that in a couple years in the framework of favorite. The true inspiration is the artists that are around me. They influence and inspire me to get going and producing work. However, to list actual names is tricky, because I […]

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Tickets to ice skate on Wrigley Field

Tickets to ice skate on Wrigley Field

The architect’s rendering of the rink at Wrigley Field for the Winter Classic. (Handout photo/NHL) With the Wrigley Field being iced over from the Blackhawks game on January 1, they are going to let regular people ice skate on it January 4. Sounds really cool, right? Ice skate on Wrigley Field. Want some tickets? Uh. […]

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Andrea Jürgens - Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht - Lasst uns froh und munter sein

99.9999999% of German music sucks

99.9999999% of German music sucks, but of the 0.00000001% that is good, it’s like REALLY good. There is no middle ground with german music. It either really SUCKS or it really ROCKS. Here is the basic categories of German music. 1. It’s like most of German pop is in the 80s, the bad 80s. Ever […]

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The Sun is actually one big snowball

The Sun is actually one big snowball

Clear logic says that the further north you go, the closer you get to the sun. But then why does it get colder up north? Maybe this whole “the sun is hot” thing is all wrong. The sun is actually one big cold-emitting snowball. And when it snows, it‚Äôs actually pieces of the sun falling […]

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Favorite fourth grade memory?

Favorite fourth grade memory?

Beau Bergeron is the artist behind the increasingly popular snow ghosts did an entertaining presentation to IDEO. On his website’s contact form one of the fields is “favorite fourth grade memory.” Here’s my response: learning multiplication. it showed me how things in life can not only happily add up, but happily exponentially compound. Ok, so […]

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