Monthly Archives: November 2007

Hairspray (2007) v. Hairspray (1988)

As soon as I heard about Marc Shaiman’s contribution to the songs for this musical, I definitely wanted a copy of the album. If he could make memorable tunes for what appeared to be the big South Park cash out of … Continue reading

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RIP Evel Knievel

It’s amazing the guy lived to be 69 after all of his injuries or the lawsuits he’d be buried under from practically every other kid in the Seventies imitating him (I’m guilty of attempting a failed maneuver in Washington Park). … Continue reading

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KMAG’s patterns for 2006

I finished sifting through all the remaining data involving my stream for 2006, with only a month remaining before having to do it again for 2007 when it’s finalized. Some results are the same but I think the Most Played … Continue reading

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Happy Ninth Birthday Nick!

Bummer that he has to go to school on his birthday but both his parents have theirs in March so they can relate and probably lessen the sting of it. The harder part I have with his birthday is its … Continue reading

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KMAG V – my iPod Touch arrived

I received my Christmas present from my wife early this year, a new iPod Touch. It’s similar to the iPhone in most features but the phone elements were removed along with the EDGE network capability. Didn’t matter to me, I … Continue reading

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Three to review for Holiday consideration, or avoidance

In the interest of catching up on my backlog of video games, I whipped together three to make one article because I recently rented one and completed two others a while back. Again, I didn’t have as much time and … Continue reading

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Peter Garrett to be a Minister in new Australian Gov’t

For most Americans he’s remembered as the lead singer of Midnight Oil. However, he was always involved in politics, protesting, drawing attention to the native people’s rights and the environment. It dominated the band’s lyrics such as their only US … Continue reading

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1987: Harold Washington passes away

He died suddenly of a heart attack which wasn’t much of a surprise when my roommate Paul (native of the South Side) said Washington weighed as much as him but was well under six feet tall; Paul’s six foot four … Continue reading

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Knocked Up

Current Mea Culpa: This is the last review of a movie I saw before we went on vacation, now I’m backed up on all the post-vacation reviews for almost another half dozen. Hang in there. I think I’m going somewhere … Continue reading

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1997: Michael Hutchence found dead, apparently suicide

I always thought the events surrounding his death were in October or earlier, but it was November 22 when he was last seen by friends and then discovered dead in his hotel room. I read the news on the Internet … Continue reading

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