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Nothing much survives from Brehmer’s high school years except rumor and innuendo. He distinguished himself as the starting pitcher for the varsity baseball team from 1969 to 1972. He also spent winters in a Kelly-green Speedo as a member of the McBurney swim team. All pictures were destroyed by the government. [Read Lin's Full Bio]
A Christmas Carol at The Goodman Theatre is a tradition that now spans generations. A family outing to a pitch perfect production of one of literature’s great holiday stories. With Larry Yando as Ebenezer Scrooge, [...]
When I tell people I live in Sauganash on the Northwest side, they say, “Oh! Where the Christmas decorations are.” Then I have to explain that Sauganash is east of the Edens and the decorations [...]
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My father was born in 1925 and grew up with two musical passions. One was Woody Guthrie. The other was Beethoven. When I was three, my dad used to sit me in the living room by the Victrola, the one that had a penny taped to the tone arm to make sure records didn’t skip, and he would play Beethoven symphonies for me. It was a transparent attempt to imprint the majesty of this music on me. So how did I repay him? I became a rock and roll disc jockey. Over the years I’ve played a some versions of “Roll Over Beethoven.” Mostly the Chuck Berry and The Beatles versions. Not a fan of ELO’s extended version. I’ve even played a Pete Seeger version of “Ode to Joy” performed on banjo. But in honor of Beethoven’s birthday I thought I’d share a Beethoven flash mob event.
Scientists have concluded that our personalities are completely shaped by the time we turn 5 years old. Do we change from 5, or do we just grow? Lin goes deep in thought in this episode [...]
How is it possible that I have never explained the importance of monkey songs? For a D.J. monkey songs are an essential. Why? Monkeys make news. You put on a camel hair coat at IKEA [...]
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On this episode on Lin’s Bin, Lin continues exploring just why music is so much better when performed live. Listen To More Episodes Of Lin’s Bin Download FREE Music Connect With XRT On Facebook & [...]
Wasn’t Chicago a more exciting town during prohibition? Al Capone. The Green Mill. St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Stuff was going on. Prohibition was repealed on this date. And we still have The Green Mill. So it is with a heavy head (client dinner last night) that I share songs of celebration for the legality of cocktail time.
He loved Miles Davis and like that jazz pioneer, Charlie Trotter raised a generation of award-winning followers. His restaurant on Armitage was a tribute to culinary creativity and his protégés have elevated Chicago to a [...]