Words & Music Blog

Our Fermata


Our fermata lasted longer than we intended. In music, a fermata can refer to a hold of sustained duration, its length defined by the performer. In our case, the length was defined by our focusing more on our customers and business than our blog. But the time off also helped us reflect on our … Read More »

A Cause for Men to Celebrate


This past Sunday, June 10th, a dinner was held at the Peninsula Hotel, Chicago. Almost 300 men showed up: to smoke cigars, drink rare scotches and bourbons, dine on delicious prime rib and to talk about all of the things that we guys talk about from the age of 10 to 95. You know: sports, … Read More »

Holiday Mix Tapes

I remember watching my parents prepare for the Christmas and New Year’s parties they hosted, and one of the lasting lessons I absorbed was how important it is to create a soundtrack for the guests’ enjoyment.  Today I guess we’d refer to this as creating a mix tape: sequencing favorite songs in a way that … Read More »

Why can’t seventy year-olds rock out on stage?

Why can’t seventy year-olds rock out on stage?

There were rumblings last week The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary tour happening in 2012, and already the snarky comments are surfacing on music blogs about Mick’s and Keith’s ages.  Comments that question the appropriateness of, or ability to, play rock music as a septuagenarian.

Earlier this month I attended a … Read More »

Clothes we like: James Bond’s

From the website: http://bondclothes.blogspot.com/

Matt Spaiser’s terrific blog: bondclothes shows the variety, and sartorial excellence of Ian Fleming’s master spy. We are particularly fond of the traditional blazer.

Sean Connery’s Blazer

On a number occasions Sean Connery’s  Bond wears a single-breasted navy blazer. The navy blazer (with metal buttons, of course) has long been a staple … Read More »

Meridian. Listen. Closely

Meridian designs, engineers and manufactures state-of-the-art audio and video home entertainment systems. 

Audio equipment of such high quality that if a microphone can detect it, the system can reproduce it. Video components so advanced they offer a uniquely realistic cinema experience.

With groundbreaking developments in high performance audio and visual technology, Meridian pursues its desire to lose … Read More »

Sanctuary on Michigan is Coming, to the South Loop and the Web

Sanctuary on Michigan is a new store and a new experience for that gentleman who enjoys living well. we will feature the finest in Audio and Video as well, as other fine tools and products for men like you and us.

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