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Relax About Sam Smith And Kim Petras’ ‘Satanic’ Grammy Performance

February 10th, 2023
Relax About Sam Smith And Kim Petras' 'Satanic' Grammy Performance

“There is nothing new under the sun.” — Ecclesiastes It’s not often that I find myself agreeing with both the Bible and a high priest of the Church of Satan in the same week on the same topic, so I like to document the occasions from time to time. Ergo, this week’s column, about the topic everyone seems to be talking about, the Grammy performance of “Unholy” by Sam Smith and Kim Petras. For those of you who are blissfully unaware, here’s a recap: That doesn’t show you the whole performance, but it gives you a decent enough idea, and honestly,... Read More

Let’s Have Some Perspective On The Real Impact Of Elvis, Madonna, And Lil Uzi Vert

May 20th, 2022
Let's Have Some Perspective On The Real Impact Of Elvis, Madonna, And Lil Uzi Vert

Perspective: Basically NOBODY under 20 today knows who Elvis is. Hardly anyone knows who Paul McCartney is. Basically no one knows who the Bee Gees are. Nobody knows Madonna for her music, they know her for being a freaky looking plastic surgery casualty on TikTok. A small group are starting to discover Nirvana. Eminem and Snoop Dogg are old guys parents like. Also perspective: Basically NOBODY over 30 knows who Lil Peep is, who Lil Uzi Vert is, who Machine Gun Kelly is. Entertainment and pop culture are a distraction and escape from the real world, but one which can only be maximally utilized... Read More

PriMadonna Rocks Circa ‘21 June 16

May 14th, 2022
PriMadonna Rocks Circa ‘21 June 16

Don’t miss PriMadonna at Circa ‘21! The elite Madonna tribute band is second only to The Queen herself! They pride themselves on being a step above the rest and promise you ALL LIVE music ALL THE TIME. PriMadonna is a Dallas, Texas, based band with goals of global domination. You’ll hear all Madonna’s biggest hits! When the music’s pumping, it will give you new life so, just like a prayer, they’ll take you there! June 16, 2022 $58.55 Evening performance, including dinner To reserve your seats call 309-786-7733, Ext. 2      Read More

Just What Exactly Is ‘The Black Eye Club,’ And Why Are So Many Celebrities A Part Of It?

August 6th, 2021
Just What Exactly Is 'The Black Eye Club,' And Why Are So Many Celebrities A Part Of It?

How many people do you know who currently have black eyes? How many people in the past year have you seen who have had black eyes? Just in general, how many people can you remember having black eyes in your life over the past year, two years, five years, ten years? Unless you’re a boxer, you train in MMA, or you run an underground fight club (damn! I wasn’t supposed to talk about that!), you probably don’t see many, if any, folks with black eyes running around. Heck, I trained in karate, boxing, tae kwan do, and muy thai kickboxing over the course of about about 20 years, and... Read More