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Lynn Allen’s Billy Peiffer Talks About His Run-Ins With Prince, Eddie Murphy, And More

September 1st, 2021
Lynn Allen's Billy Peiffer Talks About His Run-Ins With Prince, Eddie Murphy, And More

Charlie Murphy ain’t got nothing on Billy Peiffer. In the second of our two-part podcast with the Lynn Allen founder and front man, he talks about the band’s career going back to the early ’80s and his friendship and collaboration with Jesse Johnson, as well as his various interactions with the one and only PRINCE. It’s a hilarious and fun conversation with a master storyteller, and a podcast you must not miss. Listen to my conversation with Billy in episode 111 of the QCUncut podcast, HERE.  Read More

Lynn Allen’s Billy Peiffer Offers His Own Prince And Eddie Murphy Stories

August 28th, 2021
Lynn Allen's Billy Peiffer Offers His Own Prince And Eddie Murphy Stories

Charlie Murphy ain’t got nothing on Billy Peiffer. In the second of our two-part podcast with the Lynn Allen founder and front man, he talks about the band’s career going back to the early ’80s and his friendship and collaboration with Jesse Johnson, as well as his various interactions with the one and only PRINCE. It’s a hilarious and fun conversation with a master storyteller, getting ready to play a return gig Saturday evening at 5 p.m. at Kavanaugh’s in Rock Island, and a podcast you must not miss. Listen to it HERE.  Read More

From Trump To Time Travelers, Aliens To A Shutdown, It’s Going To Be A Busy Weekend

August 13th, 2021
From Trump To Time Travelers, Aliens To A Shutdown, It's Going To Be A Busy Weekend

So, is Donald Trump president yet? I’m writing this column around 10 p.m. Thursday night and it’s scheduled for 9:09 a.m. Friday, and I’m not sure what the exact scheduled time is for Trump to be officially reinstated as president or, according to some people, revealed as always having been president all along. Nope, I’m not kidding. No less of a reliable source than the MyPillow guy has said that Trump is going to be reinstated as president today, Friday, Aug. 13. This has followed previous claims that Trump was going to be reinstated as president on Jan. 20, March 4, and... Read More

It’s Monday, And Here’s The Video You Deserve: The Link Between Two Comedy Legends

November 9th, 2020
It's Monday, And Here's The Video You Deserve: The Link Between Two Comedy Legends

It’s Monday. Yeah. We feel you. And so, every Monday, we give you a music video. A fun, funny music video. Something that’ll make you smile, make you laugh, make you reminisce, and make you realize that back in the day, music video creators were probably either insane or heavily intoxicated. But were also incredibly entertaining. We call this feature, The Video You Deserve, and you can find it every Monday on your site for fun, free entertainment and features, QuadCities.com. And today’s video hearkens back to the decade that was basically ruled by one Eddie Murphy. Because Eddie... Read More

Why Do So Many Blues Musicians Have The Nickname “Little?”

May 17th, 2018
Why Do So Many Blues Musicians Have The Nickname “Little?”

You’ve heard the expression, ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer. Well, ask several stupid questions, and get several stupider answers. Case in point: Q: Why do so many blues musicians, like Little Milton, etc., have the nickname “Little?” A: Because many blues musicians are descended from Oompa-Loompas. Blues music actually began with Oompa chocolate workers singing improvised spirituals bemoaning the harsh, sweatshop-like conditions in Willy Wonka’s factory, or as many of the Loopa bluesmen tagged it, “Stickyfingers Hell.” Some of the early pioneers of the artform, Little Willy... Read More