Photo of the Day

Bruce Matlock Photo

Bruce Matlock Photo

This of course isn’t Grant Park just any day. This photo was taken during Lollapalooza in 2007. I can without a doubt say, as a music lover, going to Lollapalooza, or any large music festival for that matter, is an experience I will never forget. I will also try to as hard as possible to attend every Lolla possible.



Who thinks we should change the numbers it takes to hit a jackpot?

These guys are voting against it… but they are doing it for the wrong reasons,

“We’re all worried about losing our jobs,” Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., declared in an impassioned speech in support of the bill before the vote. “Most of us say, ‘I want this thing to pass, but I want you to vote for it — not me.’ “

i’m all for this whole chaos thing, so let it roll a little longer and we will see how desparate these people will let it get before they stop worrying about themselves. don’t get me wrong, I totally understand why this needs to pass, i’m just one whom enjoys all the madness.

My Concert Reviews

They will all be placed in the tab at the top noting concert reviews, they should mostly come in PDF form. I’ll make sure to put a post on the front page when I update it though. If there are any other suggestions, as always, I’d be thrilled to hear them!

I have my review of Lollapalooza 2008, and Stone Temple Pilots in St. Louis, up and available to see right now.

Photo of the Day

Bruce Matlock Photo

The Farmers almanac has predicted a colder than average winter for the area once again.

“As homeowners across the country pray for a mild winter to offset rising energy costs, the world-famous Farmers’ Almanac is warning us to prepare for the worst. “Numb’s the word!” is how the 192-year-old publication is predicting the upcoming winter season.

For 2008–2009, the Farmers’ Almanac is forecasting a “numbing” winter, with below-average temperatures for at least two-thirds of the country. Only the Far West and Southeast will see near-normal temperatures. Few, if any, locations will enjoy many above-normal temperature days this upcoming season.

Precipitation-wise, most of the South, as well as the Midwest, should experience above-normal conditions, while the rest of the nation will average close to normal. With below-normal winter temperatures and an above-normal precipitation forecast, the Great Lakes and Midwest will see above-normal snowfalls, especially during January and February.

Above-normal precipitation is forecast for the Southwest during December 2008 and for the Southeast in January and February 2009. It should also turn out to be an unusually wet and/or snowy February across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

In contrast, for the Pacific Northwest, where wet weather is usually the rule during the winter, February could actually turn out to be a bit drier than normal.”

The debate

The presidential debate tonight was rather disappointing honestly. While I do feel that Obama “won” and maybe made the most relevant point of the night, which is simply put, America needs to be better looked upon in the eyes of the world.

The weakest, bullshit part of the debate came in the financial update section, wherein, both Senators seemingly avoided the questions, and couldn’t give a real clear response to how they felt about the government bailout. Watching reaction from pundit, and regular folk alike afterwords, everyone seemed disappointed by this except the campaigns.

In this case, i’ll give them a pass. It’s not fair right not to make them be decisive about something that is very much an ever evolving process.

The best part of the night was watching host Jim Lehrer squirm, like myself, as McCain and Obama both danced majestically around the questions he asked. I loved that he tried to get the candidates to attack each other directly after months of hearing them attack each other via soundbite. The only time this happened was when Obama directly confronted McCain on the war in Iraq. It may turn out to be one of the moments we look back at in November if he wins the election. He certainly held his own.

What did you think? Who “won”? How did you feel Obama did on his assumed weakness of Foreign Policy? What was McCain’s weakest point of the night?


Hello all! This is kind of going to be my little recap of everything that I care about going on in the world in general, as well as my world. I look forward to generating some new ideas on things that effect all of us, as well as intelligent venting.

So…. over the next few weeks, some things you can probably expect from me is a little recap on my current career as a college journalist, my favorite music news, and hopefully a little more structure on what may be included in the future. Thanks ahead of time to anyone whom may read this, and I very much look forward to hearing from all of you!