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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Songs to Make Dogs Happy “Squeaky-Deakey!”

In 2003, former Chicago one-hit wonder, Skip Haynes of Aliotta, Haynes and Jeremiah, sent me a CD. Songs to Make Dogs Happy. Here was a full album “based upon canine participants’ decisions as to what […]


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Snow Day!

Yes, it’s maddening to get the note from HR re: they don’t care that a half-million children are out of school, as your presence is absolutely vital to the filing of TPS reports, etc. But while […]


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The First Blizzard of 2015

The TV told me not to leave the house. Too late. My wife, her visiting, snowed-in sister and I had already been out 3 times shoveling to keep up with the snow. The radio suggested […]


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What is Internet? [Watch]

You may have heard about some kind of sports event that will occur this Sunday. Some of us have a rooting interest, but most of us are watching for either gambling purposes or to be […]



An X-Capist Playlist!

As we begin sharing chances to run away from a Chicago winter to beautiful beach resorts, let’s get in the mood. Here are some hot songs that will make you loosen your parka:


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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Lenny Randle “I’m a Ballplayer” [Listen]

An XRT alum posts a picture of the XRT Softball Team in 1980 with Ernie Banks at Thillens Stadium. And there’s a lesser known ballplayer in the pic. Someone says that’s Lenny Randle of the […]


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Len Kasper & Lin Brehmer Share Ernie Banks Remembrances [Listen]

On Friday, the Chicago Cubs, Cubs fans, baseball fans, fans of good people, the city of Chicago, and the world, lost a person who exemplified greatness in all things both on and off the field, […]


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Lin Brehmer’s Top Ten Hugs: A National Hug Day Playlist & Photo Album

National Hug Day has nothing to do with hugging strangers or random co-workers, so get that off your agenda now. It was conceived as an encouragement to hug friends and family more often. As you […]


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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Liam Lynch “The United States of Whatever”

If indifference is the enemy then this song should be the anthem. Today’s Hump Day Unusual Moment invokes the musical talents of film director Liam Lynch. A song that was actually a “hit” in foreign […]



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