A Connection to My Biological Parents

It’s been more than a year since I sent some saliva to 23andMe to learn as much as I could about my genetic makeup. None of the reports I’ve been able to access since then have revealed any inclinations toward serious medical conditions … which is a Good Thing. (Here’s hoping that trend continues!) I’m […]

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I Have a New Favorite Band

I’ve had a lot of second-favorite bands over the years … Boxer Rebellion most recently, Collective Soul before that, etc. But I’m here to report that today, for the first time in 35 years, U2 has become my second favorite band. They’ve been replaced by Gang Of Youths, an Australian band (now based in London) […]

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Not Just Burgers … Chicken Sandwiches, Too

Anyone who follows me on Twitter or (especially) Instagram probably associates me with making and eating burgers. Heck, it’s in the main description right here on MattMcGee.com: “I love big, juicy cheeseburgers…” But even I know that man cannot live by red meat alone. In fact, since a few of my friends have had health […]

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It was 33 years ago today (My first U2 concert)

April 24, 1985 — 33 years ago today I saw my first U2 concert at the Spectrum in Philly. The story begins a couple months earlier, on a Saturday morning when tickets for U2’s April 22 show in Philly went on sale. I couldn’t get to the mall early enough to line up for tickets, […]

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My U2 Liberation

Today, U2 fans around the world — including many of my dear friends and @U2 staffers — went to great lengths to track down U2’s latest Record Store Day release. It’s a vinyl version of “Lights Of Home,” one of the new tracks on last year’s album, Songs Of Experience. From what I can tell, […]

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