OTL: Episode #368- Chicago film history, Rooftop Sessions Chicago, Chicago Review Press turns 40

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “Chicago review” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about Chicago film history, chats about local music with Rooftop Sessions Chicago, and discusses the 40th anniversary of Chicago Review Press.   Michael Corcoran– Co-author of Hollywood on Lake Michigan We learn about the rich film history in Chicago.       Joel Hoover– Audio engineer for Rooftop Sessions Chicago Music venues don’t have to be in traditional settings.  They can be anywhere, even on a roof.  Joel gives us the details.         Cynthia Sherry– Publisher, Chicago Review Press Chicago Review Press just celebrated 40 years in the the local literary scene.  We get the lowdown about this Chicago institution.     OTL #368 local music provided by Fort Frances…  

OTL: Episode #367- The Cornelia Arts Building, Dad’s parking ticket update, The NW Chicago Film Society

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “oh-so-artsy” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen visits the Cornelia Arts Building, gives an update on his dad’s parking ticket, and learns about the Northwest Chicago Film Society.   Kevin Swallow– Local artist and member of the Cornelia Arts Building We go inside a unique 100+ year old building that provides studio space for some of Chicago’s artists in Roscoe Village.     The Cornelia Arts Building     A bogus parking ticket update–  Mike gives us an update on the story of how his dad received a parking ticket while Mike was idling his car, waiting to pick him up.  Friend of OTL, The Parking Ticket Geek, recently featured Mike’s story in a column.   OTL Host Mike Stephen with a bogus ticket.  Photo courtesy of dnainfo.com.         Kyle Westphal– Vice president of the NW Chicago Film Society This organization aims to preserve the classic movie experience.  We get the lowdown on all the work they do. Photo courtesy of northwestchicagofilmsociety.org.     OTL #367 local music provided by The Claudettes…  

OTL: Episode #366- Graveyards of Chicago, Beer & video games fundraiser, Sweet time lapse video of downtown

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “beer & video games” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to the co-author of Graveyards of Chicago, previews a video game and beer pairing charity event, and learns why a photographer spent the last two years creating a time lapse video of Chicago.   Matt Hucke– Co-author of Graveyards of Chicago We discuss how local graveyards give interesting historical insight into Chicago.         Mike Chuck– Chairman, Chicago Loot Drop This local charity is holding a video game & beer paring event called Tokens & Tankards on Sunday, November 3 at the Emporium Arcade Bar (1366 N. Milwaukee).  We get the lowdown on this great cause.         Max Wilson– Local photographer Max spent two years working on a 6-minute time lapse video of Chicago’s downtown and the final product is incredible.  We learn how and why he created this work of art. Click above to watch the video!     OTL #366 local music provided by Nick and the Ovorols…  

OTL: Episode #365- 30 Seconds Over Chicago Contest, Quitting a job through a viral video, NYTV Fest at the Music Box

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “7 years over Chicago” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about the 30 Seconds Over Chicago contest, talks with the Chicagoan who used a viral video to quit her job, and previews the NY TV Fest screening at the Music Box.   Rich Seng– Founder of the 30 Seconds Over Chicago contest We learn about how YOU can make a 30-second TV commercial for 47 of Chicago’s great music venues.         Marina Shifrin– Chicagoan who quit her job by making a viral video We find out why!         Tyler Smith– Organizer of the New York TV Festival Chicago Selections at The Music Box Chicago has 6 entries in the NY TV Festival at the end of the month.  You can see these pilots at The Music Box (3733 N. Southport) on Tuesday, October 15th.       OTL #365 local music provided by Panda Riot…