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Hear some awesome music this Saturday!

Posted by Eliot Weinstein on June 26, 2008

If you’re in the Chicago area this weekend, especially the North Side or the North Suburbs, stop by Bill’s Blues in Evanston, Illinois (1029 Davis Street) on Saturday afternoon between 3 and 8 pm to hear the unique Alternative/Electronic Rock sound of Modus Operandi. The band was founded by some very good friends of mine, also natives of the aforementioned geographic area, who are quite talented. This is their first live appearance, along with several other bands, as part of Big Time Productions’ Bill’s Blues All Ages Show, for which tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information, leave a comment or email Ben (top right of his website).

I will be spending the weekend in Washington DC, but I’m sure the awesomeness of the concert will propagate via long-distance subliminal sound waves, so I’ll literally feel the good vibrations in DC even if I can’t hear them.

Make the trip to see them if you can. You are extremely unlikely to regret it. You can sample the music of Modus Operandi on their MySpace Music page, and purchase their two released albums on iTunes by searching for “Modus Operandi” and clicking on the “artist” of that name.

If you like live music, you might–just possibly–also enjoy something called the Taste of Chicago. But hearing Modus Operandi should be your first priority if you’re free Saturday.

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A good prediction

Posted by Eliot Weinstein on June 24, 2008

On January 9, 2008, I wrote (regarding Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama):

…the two well-known and well-funded rivals have a long fight ahead to win their party’s nomination for the 2008 presidential election.

I don’t like to brag, but in hindsight that statement (and the predicted nature of the primary campaign implied by the phrase “well-known and well-funded”) sounds pretty cool, especially considering that many (including Senator Clinton) said the primaries would be finished by February.

Happy first week of summer! Only 19 weeks until Election Day!

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