Monthly Archives: June 2008

“And a limitless life, in the breath of each tide”

Shearwater at the Mansion – 6.24.2008 For a few weeks, I’d been cursing the fates that put Shearwater’s headliner at the newly opened Mansion on the same night as Liz Phair’s live performance of Exile in Guyville. Through most of … Continue reading

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Dogville Shorts

I never knew these existed. Apparently they were produced by MGM in the 1930s. This is why God invented the internet and You Tube. I’m amazed by the execution of plotlines, the editing, camera work, and the attention to detail. … Continue reading

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Street Art Memorial For Solve

My neighborhood, River West, has developed more slowly than I’d like in my six years living here. Part of the reason for that is the many buildings and plots owned by one man who has refused to sell or fix … Continue reading

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DSDD* Day 13 – Chicken Chopped Salad from Pompei

June 9, 2008 Open kitchens can create a frustrating take out experience. You try not to watch, but after a certain amount of time it’s uncontrollable. You’re like a dog waiting for its owner outside a store: “Is this one … Continue reading

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DSDD* Day 12 – Almond Amaretto Pancake Mix

June 8, 2008 This was an impulse purchase from a Cost Plus excursion many months ago. Clearly the fact that it took several months to have the desire, energy, and supplies available in our Spartan cabinets shows we don’t cook … Continue reading

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DSDD* Day 11: Ribfest

After a hot, sunny morning into early afternoon, the clouds started to gather. As we stepped out of the cab onto Lincoln Avenue, the sky opened up. So begins our maiden voyage to Ribfest 2008. We took cover in the … Continue reading

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DSDD* Day 10: R.E.M. – Modest Mouse – The National

June 6, 2008 This is another DSDD, like DSDD Day 7, that’s a little stretch. I’ve seen R.E.M. (six times), Modest Mouse (four times) and the National (twice). In fact, I’ve seen them all within the last 8 months in … Continue reading

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DSDD* Day 9: Jeff Koons at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Jeff Koons had his first exhibit at the MCA Chicago 20 years ago. The MCA has assembled a special retrospective including pieces from the artist’s own collection in honor of his career. This is the only place where these works … Continue reading

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DSDD Day 8: Trader Joe’s Seasoned Wild Turbot Fillets

This is my kind of cooking. But before I go into detail, I feel that full disclosure is necessary. I love Trader Joe’s. If he was a real man I’d ask him to adopt me like a Malawian child. If … Continue reading

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DSDD* Day 7: Death Cab for Cutie at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

June 3, 2008 Ok so this is really stretching the different shit concept a bit. Yes I’ve seen DCFC before. Yes it was in a Chicago public park. But last time it was at Grant Park during Lollapalooza 2006. This … Continue reading

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