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Kit O'Toole
Works at Something Else Reviews
Attended Northern Illinois University
Lived in DeKalb, IL
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It's DeepSoul Tuesday at +Blinded By Sound!  This week I pay tribute to a Chicago icon and house music pioneer: DJ Frankie Knuckles. 
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Deep Beatles is back!  Here's one of my favorites: 
Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to my last Deep Beatles column on “The Night Before,” this week shines the spotlight on another underrated Help! track: “I Need You,” an early George Har...
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In celebration of Elton John's birthday, here's my review of the 40th anniversary edition of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, only on SomethingElse Reviews! http://somethingelsereviews.com/2014/03/25/elton-john-goodbye-yellow-brick-road-40th-anniversary-super-deluxe-edition-2014/
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Deep Beatles is here to kick off your weekend at SomethingElse Reviews!  This week I focus on a personal (and unfairly underrated) favorite: http://somethingelsereviews.com/2014/03/14/deep-beatles-the-night-before-from-help-1965/
Was “The Night Before” the Beatles’ response to the Shirelles’ 1960 hit “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”? The 1965 Help! track could be seen that way, as it deals with a common topic: what happens the m...
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Hot off the press...it's Deep Beatles at SomethingElse Reviews!  This time I dig into the Beatles crates for one of my personal favorites: http://somethingelsereviews.com/2014/04/11/deep-beatles-hold-me-tight-from-with-the-beatles-1963/
Some Beatles tracks forged new sonic territory, and others just rocked hard. “Hold Me Tight,” a track off 1963’s With the Beatles, harkens back to their beginnings in Hamburg and Liverpool, driving...
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My thoughts on Kurt Cobain, up at Something Else Reviews: 
I was finishing my senior year in college, and remember watching MTV's announcement of Kurt Cobain's suicide, 20 years ago today. I admit I wasn't surprised, as he always seemed like a tortured sou...
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DeepSoul is here, and we're celebrating Elton John +Blinded By Sound!
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Seven inches of snow are predicted in Chicago by tomorrow?  Drown your sorrows in my latest (and funkiest) DeepSoul, only on +Blinded By Sound !  http://blindedbysound.com/features/deepsoul/deepsoul-the-commodores---slippery-when-wet/
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It's my unbirthday today (yes, I'm a leap year baby, for those who don't know), but I'm giving you a gift!  Yep, Deep Beatles returns at SomethingElse Reviews: http://somethingelsereviews.com/2014/02/28/deep-beatles-wait-from-rubber-soul-1965/
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Freelance writer specializing in music and technology
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  • Something Else Reviews
    Contributor, 2012 - present
  • Beatlefan
    Contributing Editor, 1995 - present
  • Blinded by Sound
    Contributor, 2011 - present
  • Blogcritics.org
    Writer, 2008 - 2012
  • Blogcritics.org
    Music Editor, 2011 - 2012
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DeKalb, IL
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Music writer, technology geek, recovering academic
Introduction
Music and Popular Culture Freelance Writer
Education
  • Northern Illinois University
    Instructional Technology, Ed.D., 1996 - 2006
  • Depaul University
    Writing, M.A., 1994 - 1996
  • Benedictine University
    Literature and Communications, B.A., summa cum laude, 1991 - 1994
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