Category Archives: Partly Personal

With A Heavy Heart … Meet My Dad

August 16th…that’s the day Elvis fans remember where they were and how they heard the news that Elvis had died. I am one of those people but, now I’ll always remember August 16th, 2021 as the day my dear sweet … Continue reading

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78s

The first two were by Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins. I clearly remember the day “Roll Over Beethoven” came home with me. I just stared at the spinning turntable as I played it over and over, amazed at both the … Continue reading

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Has It Really Been That Long?

The answer was “yes!” The question that started the conversation was “Have we really not driven down to the WGN radio studios since the pandemic began?” As preoccupied as we were with figuring out what was going on when everything … Continue reading

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Silver Dome Anniversary!

The month of June is just about done with us but, before it completes its mission, we’d like to take note of the 10 year anniversary of a significant moment on our professional timeline. 10 years ago this month (Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Satan Is Her Name … P.S.

In a previous post I shared the backstory of the resurgence of interest in a record I cut in the 60’s, “Satan Is Her Name.” Well, since that post there have been a couple of addendums to the Satan saga … Continue reading

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and the Horse He Rode In On

One of the many things I loved (And, even though it’s been many years, still love) about my Dad was his sense of humor. If you’ll humor me, I’d like to share a story to illustrate the point. Along with … Continue reading

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2 Life-Changing Anniversaries!

Before we close the door on the month of May, 2021, I (Steve) would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the anniversaries of two events that had a lasting impact on my life. First, it was 55 years ago, on … Continue reading

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Delbert’s Retirement Blues

Well, it seems the pandemic has claimed another victim. The good news is he’s still with us to tell the tale of the bad news, which is that he’s retiring. He is a legendary, Grammy Award winning, American blues rock … Continue reading

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Satan Is Her Name

The inspiration hit me one night in the 1960s.  I was walking back home from my, then, girlfriend’s house.  It was probably around 9 or 10 … PM.  I know walking alone at night might seem strange in light (or, … Continue reading

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37!

Once upon a time, in a fairy tale land, him and her went for a ride … on an elephant. While on the ride, he had a proposal that she reacted to positively. 37 years ago today (April 7, 1984) … Continue reading

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