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 Alligator Records, reviewing live jazz for the Chicago Reader, etc. A while back I began sending links to music clips, by email, to family and friends. Over time the number of folks receiving these messages grew. Someone suggested I start a blog—so I have. Enjoy!

—Richard McLeese (rmcleeselaw@aol.com)