the blog of AJ LaTrace

Trump Tower Signage

Last week, ABC7 anchor Ravi Baichwal met up with me at Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits to talk about Donald Trump’s controversial new sign. The Chicago Tribune and DNAinfo Chicago also commented on the Curbed post.

In Soviet Russia, dance break you

I had no idea that b-boying was a thing in the Soviet states. As a friend put it, it just goes to show that the Iron Curtain wasn’t strong enough to keep culture from pushing through.

Komputer Cast

I’ve been a longtime fan of Com Truise, and always enjoyed how visual his music is. In my eyes, this guy is a true talent and a master at his particular craft. I recently just discovered his podcasts, or mixtapes rather, and have been really been making my way through them pretty quickly. I’d highly recommend checking them out! Be sure to start with Komputer Cast 1 and make your way through to the most recent. Also, the cover art is equally as impressive. I wish I had a physical jacket sleeve or a CD case with this album art on it.

Summer at North Ave Beach

I was at the beach a few weeks ago for an event and took a couple of snaps on my phone. It was perfect out.