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Alvin’s Film and Digital Follies – Taking in Chicago!

As you may have learned, last month I managed to sneak a road trip over to Chicago with my girlfriend.  It was a first time for us to visit this city.  During this excursion, my girlfriend had scheduled us in for three walking tours for the two days that we were in town.

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On the first day we had a food tour, courtesy of chicagofoodplanet.com.  During this taste of the Gold Coast and (more…)

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Where Is Garfield Now? A Visit To “The Big Onion”

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Garfield jumping and urging me to take a pic of him at the Willis (ummm…it should be Sears!) Tower. Explains why he’s blurry.

Chicago is definitely one of the best North American cities that Garfield and I have ever visited. Friendly people, great food, fantastic shopping and awesome nightlife!  Oh, and I failed to mention Chicago has one of the most spectacular skylines on the face of this planet!  As with most big cities, traffic can be terrible and parking is very expensive! Read on to find out why the city might be coined, “The Big Onion”. Where Is Garfield Now?

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Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #12 “Good Life” by Kanye West feat. T-Pain

Ah, ‘Ye’s second appearance on this list. I remember my ‘cousin’ Ira always saying “summertime Chi” whenever he could, and I never fully understood where he was getting that until I heard this autotuned monstrosity.

I’m not saying I don’t like this song by calling it a monstrosity. In fact, I mean that in the most complimentary way possible, if any. Seriously. T-Pain’s autotuned voice just makes the song for me.

The video makes the song that much better. I don’t know if you know, but I do want to go to an art school to pursue graphic design and illustration, and the graphics in the video just blew my mind. The kind of stuff done in it is intense, man. Also, I’ve really been trying to up my wardrobe, clothing and fashion design/style has become a rather intriguing area for me lately. Kanye is usually seen wearing outrageous outfits, but his clothes in the video are so clean and subtle. I’m a fan of subtle.