Music has been a lifelong passion. At times I’ve even made a little money off it: coproducing blues albums (and doing a bit of everything else) for Chicago-based Alligator Records, reviewing live jazz for the Chicago Reader, etc. A while back I began emailing family and friends links to music clips. Over time the number of folks receiving these messages grew. Someone suggested I start a blog. Enjoy!

—Richard McLeese (rmcleeselaw@aol.com)