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Kevin Fullam writesFrom the Chicago Critics Film Festival: “The Lost Daughter”

by Kevin Fullam

How much do we compartmentalize our lives? When we're small, most of us can't envision our mothers as having any roles other than that of our chief caretaker. Careers? Passions? Not on the radar of a young child. Moms might be teachers/nurses/chefs rolled into one, but they scarcely exist in our minds outside of those boundaries.

Early on in The Lost Daughter, Leda Caruso (Olivia Colman) -- a 48-year-old professor on a "working holiday" at a resort town in Greece -- strikes up a conversation with visibly-pregnant Callie (Dagmara Domińczyk), and the subject turns to that of parenting.

Callie asks Leda an innocuous question about her memories of raising her two daughters (now adults), expecting a good-natured nostalgic response. Leda's reply? "Children are a crushing responsibility." And then she walks away. Full stop. Yikes.

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Categorized: Movies


Eddie writesTake Two: “These Eyes” (The Guess Who Vs. Jr. Walker & The All Stars)

by Eddie Sayago

There is a chance that you have come across a song (or two, or so many more) that you enjoy and did not realize that it's either been covered by someone else or is a cover itself. We hope that this series allows you to appreciate both the original and the covers they have inspired, and to seek out and enjoy new music in the process.

For this entry, we take a look at a love song that was performed by two very different performers and released in the same year.

The Original: The Guess Who
From the album Wheatfield Soul (RCA, 1969)

Three albums into their career, Canadian rock band The Guess Band took a couple different steps in their journey. First, they got a new lead singer, Burton Cummings, replacing original lead Chad Allen. Next, they leaned into psychedelic and British rock influences for Wheatfield Soul (album #4).

The album wasn’t a big commercial success but “These Eyes” became a hit in their native Canada and their first Top 10 hit in the U.S. (peaked at #6 on Billboard Hot 100), so 1969 wasn’t too bad. And guess what? Their biggest success arrived the following year with their first #1 hit song and album of the same name, "American Woman."

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Categorized: Take Two

CHIRP Radio writesCHIRP Radio Weekly Voyages (Nov 1 - Nov 7)

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Top of the CHIRP Charts for the week of 10/25/21:

Vanishing Twin – Ookii Gekkou (Fire)


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Categorized: CHIRP Radio News and Info.

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