Orestes “Minnie” Minoso: A Reflection

by M.C. Antil on March 13, 2015

We were driving back to Comiskey Park. It was 1980; April to be exact. I was roughly a year into the first real job of my life, as a low-level ticket-hawker, gofer and all-purpose grunt for the Bill Veeck-era Chicago White Sox. And on that day Minnie Minoso and I were seated in the front seat of […]


Echoes of California Past? Best Coast Is the Real Deal

by M.C. Antil on November 22, 2010

I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard some music critic or writer declare that yet another up-and-coming group or singer evokes Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys and/or the rich harmonies and lilting aural textures of Sixties California pop. Either that, or that I had a nickel for every time I’ve subsequently listened […]