Author: Sal Nudo
A Dog Formerly Known as Sue, and Her Sister Sally
This piece covers the reunion between our dog, Sally, and her sister named Motley, formerly known as Sue (Motley Sue). The get-together took place with another couple, Rick and Sharon Francis, at Morrissey Park in Champaign, Illinois.
The Scholar Boxer
The desire to lose weight and racial battle fatigue inspired Dr. J. Luke Wood to take up boxing. Now he’s aiming to move up in the sport.
Will an All-meat Diet Cure What Ails Us?
Thanks a lot, George Kelly. Just when I thought that eating meat was a giant no-no, your book comes along and gives me pause. What’s a hopeful vegetarian to do in an age of contradictory health studies and health-related Netflix documentaries that seem so sure of themselves?
Inspired by Lost Member, Neoga Blacksmith Creates New Music
Allie Keck is now a successful real-estate agent and musician in Nashville who probably doesn’t want to return to her roots. Yet how cool would it be if she joined forces with the fantastic Neoga Blacksmith to give the band some serious oomph on vocals.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Shades’ journey in the food field began at a McDonald’s in Glenview, a Chicago suburb. He admits he liked the food: “McDonald’s was 20 times better then than it is now.”
Rage for a Reason
Music-loving individuals like Baub Alred, who is featured in this story, have kept the community-run WEFT radio station going all these years. Volunteers like him come and go, but they have given this radio station a forever feel in C-U. I’m glad I got to catch the action in the studio one night in January…
Brian Johnson’s Journey an Inspiring, High-Voltage Read
AC/DC’s singer was referred to as an “Italian pig” growing up, sentiments expressed even by some of his own family members. Additionally, the Johnsons were a poor family. Given his hardships and near mishaps, the world has been doubly lucky to have had this guy as an entertainer for so long.
Tapes have somehow also lived on in an age of Spotify and iTunes, which feels almost as mystical as Cole Rabenort’s musings.
Forward to ‘Homicide: Bucktown’ by Sam Logan
My brother-in-law Sam Logan asked me to write the copy for the Forward section of his 2020 ‘zine, Homicide: Bucktown – 9 Murders from 2002-2018, Police Reports and Photographs. Give it a read and be sure to click on the link to the publication at the end if this sounds like your cuppa.
It’s the End of the World and The Underwerewolves Feel Fine
The overly modest Underwerewolves played 16 high-energy songs that might best be described as punk rock with a 1960s feel. With his smile-inducing falsetto and lighthearted vibe, Pessin has the look of a mini Jack Black.