Weekend Sports Report – 12/24/11

with Les Grobstein, Steve Leventhal, and Alison Moran As the NFL season winds down, the Bears have their last important game, a continuation of the best rivalry in pro sports.  We do the regular round table, have a holiday audio treat for Packer Dave, a preview of the Bulls – Lakers X-Mas Day game, and […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Unrequited Love" by Lykke Li

          Song Of The Day – “Unrequited Love” by Lykke Li It’s a little bit 1950s Doo Wop ballad…a little bit early ’60s girl group…and a whole lot up-to-the-minute 2011 indie pop. Lykke Li hails from Sweden where she was born Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson in 1986. She released her debut […]

Movie Review – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

If you’re looking for something light-hearted and amusing, go see the Chipmunks or the Muppets.  If an intense,  violent, dramatic thriller is your cup of tea, be sure to catch the newest adaptation of Steig Larsson’s international best seller.  But beware, this film is not for the faint of heart. David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club, […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Sweet Little Sixteen" by Chuck Berry

          Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Sweet Little Sixteen” by Chuck Berry All that is great about Rock ‘n’ Roll can be found right here! Driving guitar riff…superb lyrics way ahead of their time for 1958…duck walking guitar solo…clarinet solo…an original song by perhaps the greatest Rock ‘n’ […]

Dorf on Sports – 12/21/11

with Andy Dorf and Fred Wallin On this edition of Dorf on Sports Andy talks about some of the college Bowl games. He also talks about the NBA getting started and some of the Christmas Day games. The NFL is also a hot topic with teams fighting for playoff position. In addition, thoughts on Mayweather […]

Movie Review – Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

After witnessing the debacle at Soldier Field I quickly needed some mindless relief from the beating I had just seen. The latest installment in the “Mission Impossible” series was playing, and all I kept thinking was the title referred to the Bears playoff hopes. Actually as improbable as the movie was, it certainly was more […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Broadway" by The Clash

          Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Broadway” by The Clash This song was originally released on their sprawling triple album, “Sandinista.” At the time of its release, it was hailed as a major statement by the band and it received almost unanimous positive reviews. In reality, the record […]

Top Albums of 2011 by Eric Berman

The big news for 2011 was Spotify. Now the only excuse for not hearing something this year was a lack of time. Every year, I question the validity of a list like the one below. Take it on face value…these are just the records (yes records) that floated my boat this past year. The ranking […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker Suite" by Tchaikovsky

          Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker Suite” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky” The story was inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Nutcracker and the King Of Mice” and was presented to Tchaikovsky by Marius Petipa who was maître de ballet of […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon" by Chicago

          Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Ballet For A girl In Buchannon” by Chicago In 1970, Chicago Transit Authority shortened their name to Chicago and released their second album, which like the first one was a double album. The better part of side two featured this suite comprising […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Be Sweet" by Afghan Whigs

          Song Of The Day – “Be Sweet” by Afghan Whigs One of the great underrated bands of the 1990s with one of the most enigmatic lead singers in all of Rock. Greg Dulli has a soul-drenched voice and writes dark lyrics about his liquor-fueled obsessions. As much as I hate […]

Movie Review – "Young Adult" with Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt

‘Tis the season of all the major hyped movies. “Mission Impossible” with Tom Cruise and “Sherlock Holmes” with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law (to name a couple,) will grab most of the headlines but neither will be nominated for anything. “Young Adult” on the other hand wont get much press but guaranteed that two […]

Chicago Bears' Season Derails at Home Against Seattle

It’s hard to picture which was a worse train wreck, the one that is central to the plot in the movie “Super 8″ which I watched Saturday night, or what however many of the 61,542 fans who chose to show up at Soldier Field witnessed on Sunday afternoon. Chicago gave up thirty-one unanswered points in […]

WGA Moves 2013 Western Am to Alotian Club

by Rory Spears When the Western Golf Association (WGA) announced in 2008 that the Western Amateur Championship was leaving the Point O’Woods CC in Michigan, it announced a rotation that included seven Chicago area clubs as tournament hosts through 2015. Last year the WGA then added another Chicago area club. The Lake Forest based Knollwood as the […]

Song Of The Day – "The Forest" from "Journey To The Centre Of The Earth" by Rick Wakeman

            Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Forest from “Journey To The Centre Of The Earth” by Rick Wakeman OK…this is a little embarrassing now, but back in 1974 when this record came out, I spent a lot of time spinning this one. Between this, David Bowie’s […]