The Forever Perfection of “Dancing Queen”

Breathe in deep, and fill your lungs with air. Look up to the sky, and raise your hands up above your head. Smile, and wear your flashiest dress or your widest lapels. Twirl around. Strap on those platform shoes. You know you look good. “Dancing Queen,” the shimmering, bombastic, amazing 1976 disco manifesto is playingContinue reading “The Forever Perfection of “Dancing Queen””

The Perfect Intersection of Friendship & Music

I went to Washington D.C. to see a Mavis Staples concert. You may think that a trip like that is a gratuitous, silly thing to do. I mean after all, why would I travel halfway across the country to see an 82 year-old artist perform? An artist who lives the Chicago area, where I live?Continue reading “The Perfect Intersection of Friendship & Music”