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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Harry Houdini...Superhero?

Last week I picked up a book called The Secret Life of Harry Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero. I must admit I've never been a "huge" fan of magic or of Houdini. I enjoy magic as much as the next person, but it was never one of my primary interests.

However there was something about the book that caught my attention. (Yes it was the superhero line.) I've never thought of Houdini as a superhero, but in some respects he was. He could escape from any number of dangerous situations much to the amazement of his audience. (If Houdini were any superhero, he would have to be Batman. Maybe Nightwing...)

I just started the book yesterday, and thus far it has been very fascinating. Once I've completed it, I will have to write a full book review on my goodreads account.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Podcast Idea

I've recently been inspired to do a podcast again. This will be the first time I will be doing a podcast on a regular basis since Rumble Radio and The Rough Draft. So its been about 2.5 to 3 years. I'm really excited because I haven't felt this inspired in a really long time.

There's two styles of podcasts I'm looking at doing. The first one will be another wrestling podcast, which will be based off of the Legends of Wrestling tv show on the WWE Network. The main difference with this is it all be from a fans perspective. I really want to make sure that this podcast doesn't turn into a typical wrestling b*tch fest. I want it to be fun.

The second podcast is a slight expansion on the wrestling podcast, only it will explain how individuals became interested in their "hobbies". So if a person is interested in model trains, they tell the story of how they became interested in them. My goal is to have it become a human interest story, and it becomes more about the people and less about the hobbies.

Ultimately my goal is to tell interesting stories. I see myself not so much as an artist and more of a storyteller. In conclusion I've been developing these podcasts for the past two weeks and I hope to be able to move into production within the next month.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

So I Saw Paul McCartney Last Night

Outside the United Center
As the headline suggestions, I saw Sir Paul McCartney last night. And as expected he put on a spectacular show! I won't do a "proper" review of the show, because I wrote a review of Sir Paul at Wrigley Field in 2011, and what I previously stated about his live performance then is still true today. (You can read it here)

What was really cool about last night's performance was the people I went with. For my friends, Michelle and Brian, last night was their first experience witnessing Sir Paul live. Watching their expressions on their faces was priceless. The looks on their faces was the same look I had back in 2005 when I saw Sir Paul live for the first time. Aw and giddiness. When you see Sir Paul live, you really don't want the show to end, because you having having pure unadulterated fun.

Sir Paul McCartney playing I've Just Seen a Face



Another highlight for me was being able to hang out with my best friend Kevin before the show. (He works for 97.9FM The Loop) It was his first time seeing McCartney live too, and he couldn't wait to tell me how much fun he had at the show. I've included the set list from the show. I highly recommend you check out Sir Paul's new music from the album NEW. It is phenomenal live.

July 9th, 2014 - United Center
Eight Days a Week
Save Us
All My Loving
Listen to What the Man Said
Let Me Roll It
Paperback Writer
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
The Long and Winding Road
Maybe I'm Amazed
I've Just Seen a Face
We Can Work It Out
Another Day
And I Love Her
Blackbird
Here Today
NEW
Queenie Eye
Lady Madonna
All Together Now
Lovely Rita
Everybody Out There
Eleanor Rigby
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Something
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Band on the Run
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Hey Jude

Encore 1
Day Tripper
Hi, Hi, Hi
Get Back

Encore 2
Yesterday
Helter Skelter
Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End



Monday, July 7, 2014

Seeing Paul McCartney in Less Than 48 Hours


In less than 48 hours (I am writing this blog on Monday July 7th) I will being seeing the legendary Sir Paul McCartney at the United Center. This will be my third time seeing Sir Paul live. He may be an expensive ticket, but he certainly delivers the goods. His shows average 3 hours in length, and you will be getting the hits. Hey Jude. Let It Be. Helter Skelter. Live and Let Die. Get Back. All guarantees to be performed.

To help get myself excited for the show, I went back and looked over his setlists from the previous times I saw him life. So good!!! Here's the setlists from the previous times I've seen him. It's fun looking back and seeing what he played.

October 18th, 2005 - United Center
Magical Mystery Tour
Flaming Pie
Jet
I'll Get You
Drive My Car
Till There Was You
Let Me Roll It
Got to Get You Into My Life
Fine Line
Maybe I'm Amazed
The Long and Winding Road
In Spite of all the Danger
I Will
Jenny Wren
For No One
Fixing a Hole
English Tea
I'll Follow the Sun
Follow Me
Blackbird
Eleanor Rigby
Too Many People
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
Good Day Sunshine
Band on the Run
Penny Lane
I've Got a Feeling
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Hey Jude
Live and Let Die

Encore 1
Yesterday
Get Back
Helter Skelter

Encore 2
Please Please Me
Let It Be
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
The End

July 31st, 2011 - Wrigley Field
Hello, Goodbye
Junior's Farm
All My Loving
Jet
Drive My Car
Sing the Changes
The Night Before
Let Me Roll It
Paperback Writer
The Long and Winding Road
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Let 'Em In
Maybe I'm Amazed
I've Just Seen a Face
I Will
Blackbird
Here Today
Dance Tonight
Mrs. Vandebilt
Eleanor Rigby
Something
Band on the Run
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Back in the U.S.S.R.
I've Got a Feeling
A Day in the Life
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Hey Jude

Encore 1
Lady Madonna
Day Tripper
Get Back

Encore 2
Yesterday
Helter Skelter
Golden Slumbers
Carry that Weight
The End