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South Side Irish: Lin's Bin Unplugged

Margie writes, Dear Lin- I've married into a South Side Irish family Do I cook the potatoes and carrots with the corned beef or separately? Where is your husband? I mean in the order. If he’s 9th out of 9, he’s either going to be self-sufficient or completely helpless. Does he ask you questions...
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Why Are Women Crazy? Lin's Bin Unplugged

A fellow asked me simply, Why are women crazy?
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Lin Brehmer's Songs For Mardi Gras [Playlist]

Laissez les bons temps rouler!
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Stepping on Legos

The Lin's Bin Files: Bruce of Highland, Indiana asked, “Why is stepping on Legos more painful than anything else? The features that make Legos an enduring fascination are the same features that make Legos left out in a darkened hallway seem like a form of domestic terrorism. There is no good way to...
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The Most Romantic Songs I Know

In a world of impermanence, forever is the most romantic thing of all.
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What Are the Unwritten Rules for Radio Disc Jockeys?

For Lin's Bin, Timothy Woods asks What are the unwritten rules for a radio DJ? Here’s a dirty secret. Most of the rules for radio DJs are unwritten. This is why DJs get fired all the time. When it comes to profanity, one of your bosses will tell you to your face that you cannot use certain language...
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Do I Hate Winter?

For Lin’s Bin, Debbie asked, Do you hate winter? If I hated winter, would I choose to live in a city where it snows from October to April? What kind of idiot says I hate winter and then confesses he has no time share in Florida, no condo in the Caymans, no reasonable plan to escape a city that has...
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A Good Lin Brehmer Christmas. My 5 Favorites

A Good Lin Brehmer Christmas. My 5 Favorites My previous selection of the worst Christmas songs left a bad taste in my mouth. Like too much nutmeg in an eggnog latte. You deserve better. In fact you deserve the best. These are all very different. Like immortal snowflakes. Esquivel-Jingle Bells...
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A Lin Brehmer Christmas. Five Christmas Songs To Clear The Room

The Christmas Mouse. Grown men have been known to pull their own heads off at the sound.
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Keith Richards Interview: Lin Talks To The Coolest Guitarist In The Business

The myth is flash and bone. Keith Richards."The human riff." Keef. He walks the stage like a benevolent pirate. His laugh crackles and rumbles like a mine about to cave. His autobiography is so improbable that 500 years from now, people will believe it was a novel. In the spirit of scientific...
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