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ICYMI-Tuesday Links from Around the Web

Another Great Google Doodle.

Happy Birthday Babs.

President Obama Slow-Jammed the News! Jimmy Fallon to Release Album in June.

Lilo to Star as Elizabeth Taylor.

Hit the Wall to New York?

The Best of Forgetting Sarah Marshall.


The 20 Worst TV Theme Songs.

Conan Coming to Chicago.

Bill Maher Gets Two More Years on HBO.

Parks and Recreation Preview: The Debate.

Stream: Santigold’s Master of My Make-Believe. More Albums That Don’t Suck.

Definitely Stream This: Allo Darlin’ Europe.

Stream: Father John Misty’s Fear Fun.

Of Montreal “Spiteful Intervention” Video.

Radar Eyes “Summer Chills” Video.

Jolie Holland’s Tiny Desk Concert.

Klosterman: A Night With The World’s Most Hated Bands.

New: Passion Pit’s Gossamer.

Preview: JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound at Metro.

A.V. Undercover 2012: Lucero Covers David Bowie.

Listen: Sonny and The Sunsets “Pretend You Love Me”

Watch Refused Play Secret Brooklyn Show.

Get to Know: Alabama Shakes.

Stream: Animal Collective’s Guggenheim Show.

James Mercer was on WTF. Listen.

First Look: Codeine Box Set.

Modest Mouse Sets US Tour.

Sinead O’Connor Cancels Tour.

RIP: Chris Ethridge.

Gotye Explains Glee Misquote.

Eastbound and Down Soundtrack.

All-Star Bowling: Mad Men v. Nerdist.

Bill O’Reilly is mad at The Simpsons.

Interview: Kyle Kinane.

Seacrest In.

Yes, There Is An Internet Hall of Fame.

Phil Humber Top 10.

Jose Canseco Gone from Twitter?

The Oatmeal: State of the Web.

Summer Movie Guide: An Infographic.

A Super Mario Summary.

Here’s Looking at You.

Awesome of the Day: Holi.

How Kids Are Getting Drunk.

Pizza Crust Made Out of…Cheeseburgers.

Best Doughnuts in America at The Doughnut Vault.

Frog Sitting on a Bench!

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Weekend Whirlwind

Pete may have lost his job on Friday, but we still had a great weekend!

Hit the Wallperformed by The Inconvenience at Steppenwolf’s Garage Theater, was loud, intense, emotional, and SOLD OUT. We were lucky to have scored tickets for Friday night’s show.

Saturday was spent record store hopping. We began with our traditional tacos at Big Star.

Then headed into Logan Square to check out Cains & Abels at Saki. Saki featured an amazing in-store performance line-up, sponsored by CHIRP and BrooklynVegan Chicago.

I was also looking for a few RSD exclusives. No luck with the Feist/Mastodon collab. But we did score The Numero Group’s yacht rock compilation, The Flaming Lips/Mastodon joint, Cains & Abels’ very exclusive cover of Harry Nilsson’s  “Turn on your Radio” put out by Whistler Records, and the talented and prolific Ryan Duggan’s cute Saki RSD poster.

The good ol’ Fullerton bus took us to Logan Hardware, where I leapt across the store when I spotted the “Tebowie” 7″. YES!!!!! Pete picked up Patterson Hood’s 7″ release of “After it’s Gone” and some words of encouragement from a former co-worker. We also enjoyed a few games of Mario Bros. and Frogger in the arcade and got a kick out of the “record butcher” wrapping up pounds of sound in the back room. After a stop at our beloved Quenchers for two pints, a perfect baseball game, and a photobooth session, we jumped back on the bus back to Saki to enjoy The Hollows‘ performance.

Pete and I rounded off the night with a couple more pints at Cleo’s and a stroll through Permanent Records. Five bus rides and three train rides. Quite a day!

Sunday began with our weekly stroll with the Sociabulls. Stickers braved the wind, waves, and geese with her buddies Mia and Tiger. I’m not gonna lie…it was really cold and windy. I think I just finally warmed up.

Our friend Linda kindly gave us her Cubs tickets for the day, and we met our wonderful pals Stephanie and Mary at “The Friendly Confines”. Yes. It was cold. But sunny! We made it through five innings and finished out the game at a nearby bar. It was so great to finish the weekend with those lovely ladies!


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