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Posted in Chicago, Leisure, Music, tagged big beers, birdman, birdzilla, caring, chris anderson, lilys, mark teixeria, oh wowee!, out of print, punk, records, sharing, shoegaze, total fucking sweetness, vinyl, walt mink on March 10, 2009| 1 Comment »
Hello yall. Things have been a little slow over here at Running Downhill, as usual, but we just wanted to reassure you that this down time hasn’t been going to waste. Our good friend Josh “Birdzilla” Honn recently started OH WOWEE!, a weekly updated blog dedicated to the writing about and sharing of out of print records. We think it’s a really great idea, and not only that, but we’ve already contributed two very important pieces of work to this wonderful site. Check it-
That’s all for now.
Running Downhill Staff
Posted in Chicago, Cinema, Sports, Television, tagged alan rickman, ben stiller, boring boring hockey, bottle shock, bug, chicago blackhawks, cronenberg, danko, david cronenberg, death becomes her, el topo, festival express, friedkin, fuck, fucking motherfucker, grateful dead, guts television, james woods pulls a tv out of his stomach, janis joplin, janis joplin drunk, janis joplin high, jim carrey, jodorowsky, kelly reichardt, lester freamon, michelle williams, minimalism, minnesota wild, motherfuck, motherfucker, motherfucking cocksucker, next generation, randall miller, rick danko, rick danko drunk, star trek, the band, the cable guy, the wire, videodrome, wendy and lucy on February 24, 2009| 2 Comments »
Posted in Chicago, Cinema, Sports, tagged benefits, dating, existenz, glengarry glen ross, human resources, leagally blonde 2, meet me in st. louis, museum of 15th century danish engineering, single life, soccer, three legged race on February 19, 2009| 1 Comment »
The bulletin of upcoming events at the institution at which a few of us here at RD work makes mention of the following seminar: “Making the Most of Being Single: Tips on how to enjoy being single in Chicago, hosted by Human Resources.” Now, I’m not the type to demean those who find it difficult to chart the troubled seas of love (I’m a big proponent of lunch hour speed dating myself) but I couldn’t help but wonder what kind of love advice one gets from the Human Resources department of a mid-sized Catholic institution of higher learning. Here’s my best guess:
Strolling along on my way to dinner, I absently looked up to read this engraved corner stone at 2526 W. Fullerton Avenue, on the border of Bucktown and Logan Square. Curious, I did a little light research and, to my surprise, this little stretch in the heart of one of Chicago’s most popular and hip neighborhoods was once the center of the city’s Belgian population. So much so, in fact, that they erected this building and dubbed it the All Belgians Are Equal Club in 1921. Actually, I was surprised to learn that Chicago had a Belgian population at all. They apparently liked to clean things as well.