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Suddenly Before My Eyes Hues of Indigo Arise

Thanks to Brandon for the new masthead! [Enya lyrics = 1]

Lick My Legs I’m on Fire

So I took the Which Rock Chick Are You? quiz (because I’m diligently working, you see), and it says my inner rock chick is P.J. Harvey. I think I’m alarmed. I once met someone who said, “Tori Amos sings my life.” That scared me, too. [P.J. Harvey lyrics = 1]

Knee Deep in the Hoopla

VH1 and Blender are asking the question: What’s the worst song of all time? According to Blender, Starship’s “We Built this City” is the number one worst song ever. The top of the list includes: “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus, “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” by Wang Chung, “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice, […]

They Are Big! Ulka!

Ok, so, like a lot of people out there, I’ve got multiple e-mail addresses. I’ve got the one that’s tied to my undergraduate college and promises e-mail forwarding for life (but mostly just delivers pleas for donations to the college). I’ve got the one at work (only work-related mail there, thank you). I’ve got the […]

Look Between the Lines, Girls, Read Beneath the Text

Late report on our field trip to the Alix Olson show at Schubas last Saturday. In case you’re not familiar with her work, Olson is a spoken-word artist – but clear those images of self-important, over-emoting, coffeeshop-inhabiting, beat-poet wannabes out of your mind. Being at an Alix Olson show is more like attending an inspiring […]

Guy, Je T’aime! Ne Me Quitte Pas.

Last night we went to see ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ (or ‘Les Parapluies de Cherbourg’) at the Music Box Theater. It’s the 40th anniversary of the film (which was recently restored) and it’s worth seeing. I’ve loved this film for years – at least since I was 12 (and going through a very sentimental phase). […]

Blogs on the Side

Life gets hectic, y’all. We know that. Sometimes you’re just really busy and you can’t keep up with the pace of the Sideblog. Because of this, you miss important information, like where to find the lyrics to the Silence of the Lambs musical. We feel your pain. We care. So, beginning today, we offer you […]

Lights Out! Guerilla Radio! Turn That Sh*t Up!

Lefties rejoice! No more cursing at talk radio and its oxycontin-laced demagogues! Tomorrow at noon, Air America Radio will begin happily broadcasting lefty commentary and snark in select markets. The broadcast kicks off with the O’Franken Factor. Get your left-of-center groove on. Chicago: tune in to WNTD 950 AM Listen live here! 3/31/04: Ok – […]

There’s a Better Life and You Dream About It, Don’t You?

Heads up, y’all. Straight from Ladyfest on Foster, the Wild Graces will be kickin’ it country style Thursday at the Dolly Parton Tribute for Estrojam. We’ll be jump starting the show with two great Dolly songs – and then turning it over to an all-star line-up of Chicago musicians who are sure to rock your […]

Let’s Go Road Block Trippin’ In the Middle of the Night

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