Ohio State Dodges Late Rally, Beats Northwestern

Ohio State  guard William Buford (44) and Ohio State  forward Jared Sullinger (0)

(Evanston, IL) The Northwestern Wildcats fought back from a double digit deficit to tie their game with the Buckeyes on a long three-pointer by Alex Marcotullio with seven seconds to go. Unfortunately, just as they had been unable to do all night, they allowed OSU’s all world forward Jared Sullinger to sink a chip shot […]

Who Says Poker Isn’t a Sport?


Some people, like my friend Les Grobstein, Chicago sports maven, have long turned their noses up at the wide world of tournament poker as a feat of athletic prowess. After outlasting 500 of the 537 entrants into event #5 of the 2012 Chicago Poker Classic, I can debunk that with certainty. I cannot drive a […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Cloud Nine” by Mongo Santamaria


The song was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong and originally recorded by The Temptations. This recording was released as a single back in 1969 by Cuban-born Latin Jazz percussionist, Mongo Santamaria and featuring some blazing sax work by Grant Reed. Mongo was most famous for his recording of Herbie Hancock’s “Watermelon Man” and […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 2-29-12


‎1972 was also a leap year and a great album by Joni Mitchell was released as well. Let’s take a listen to one of my favorites from it. Click the cover to play. Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson; November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, singer songwriter, and painter.[1] Mitchell began singing in […]


Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Seam Crooked Sam” by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band


As if it wasn’t enough that last year finally saw the release of the great lost “Smile” album by The Beach Boys, this year we get the original “Bat Chain Puller” by the good Captain Beefheart. The story in a nutshell involves financial finagling back in 1976 by Herb Cohen, the manager of both Frank […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 2-28-12

Bare Trees

It’s not spring yet but we’re getting there. Today’s 1972 cut is one of my favorites from Fleetwood Mac..Title track to Bare Trees. Click the album cover to play. Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in 1967 in London. The only original member present in the band is its eponymous drummer, Mick Fleetwood. […]


A Very Special Vinyl Schminyl Radio Hour Featuring Billy Corgan

This Sunday, March 4th host and creator of Vinyl Schminyl Radio Bob Stern sits down with music legend Billy Corgan to riff on favorite tunes, fellow guitarists, Smashing Pumpkins and growing up “Chicago” in 60 minutes of nonstop conversation and music you won’t want to miss. Find the interview on http://www.vinylschminyl.com (Click on the Vinyl […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “So Like Candy” by Elvis Costello


By 1991, Elvis Costello released “Mighty Like A Rose,” his second album for the Warner Bros. label. It was the follow-up to the critically hailed yet relatively flat album “Spike” and hits big hit song “Veronica” co-written by Paul McCartney. Costello and McCartney had also written a clutch of songs that turned up on Maccas […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 2-27-12


These week we are featuring the year 1972 and today we start off with my favorite album of that year…Harvest by Neil Young. A great tune to be sure. Please give it a listen. Neil Percival Young,[4] OC,[5] OM[6] (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who is widely regarded as one of the […]


Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Feel It All Around” by Washed Out


The genre is known as “chillwave” which is a dreamy kind of lo-fi instrumental based music perfect for chilling out with. Ernest Greene, a Master Of Library Science holder from Georgia who could not find a job, is the recording artist known as Washed Out. The song, “Feel It All Around,” was pulled from the […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Wounded” by The Cookies


The Cookies began life in the 1950s consisting of Margie Hendrix, Ethel “Earl-Jean” McCrea and Pat Lyles and recording for Atlantic Records. Their work as backup vocalists on the label led them to become members of Ray Charles’ Raelettes. By 1962, Hendrix began working with a new version of the group featuring Dorothy Jones and […]

Chicago Bulls Retrospective: 1995-96 (with audio)


first in a three part series…. The 1995-96 basketball season began with more anticipation than normal.  The season started off with the Houston Rockets celebrating their second straight championship and one of the game’s greatest players would be making his return for a full season.  That player is Michael Jordan.   Jordan had taken an eighteen-month […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio (soon to be) Classic Deep Cut 2-24-12


I’m sure you don’t believe we’re doing this BUT we are featuring a current hit today which I guarantee will become a classic! Adele just blows me away and everytime I hear this song I keep saying why can’t I feature it?? Well, I can! So here it is. Adele Laurie Blue Adkins[2] (born 5 May 1988), […]


Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Our Dream” by The Munx


The Munx was a true one hit wonder from the late ’60s…but oh what a hit it was! Comprised of brothers Denny and Billy Earnest on guitar and keyboards respectively, and Bob Bensick on drums, the band recorded two local singles for the tiny Clevetown Records label in 1967. With perfect close harmonies and ornate […]

Dorf on Sports – 2/22/12


with Andy Dorf and Fred Wallin On this edition of Dorf on Sports Fred  and Andy discuss the trade rumors in LA and how Kobe is handling the situation. They guys also talk about some of the other NBA teams like the Heat and how well they are playing. Its seems as though LeBron and […]