Ode to Chicago

So my wife and I are headed to Chicago on Thursday with the entire family to celebrate my dad’s 60th birthday. My brother and his wife ingeniously planned this suprise trip to my dad’s stomping grounds, planned a party and nobody in the extended family let the cat out of the bag. Beautiful.I’m pumped to see family I haven’t seen in awhile, a good friend from high school we’re staying with and to perhaps see Digable Planets on Friday at the Metro.

Throughout the week, I’ll be giving my hometown (OK, so it was the ‘burbs … Palatine, y’all! Here’s the old house!) some props with Chicago-related tunes.

In related Chicago news — and much to the dismay of Chris and his beloved Lions — the Bears are in first place. So what if they’re 4-3 and play in perhaps the weakest division this side of the Canadian Football League. It’s all about defense, baby. If the Ravens won the Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer as quarterback, surely Kyle Orton is sufficient.

On that note …

Chicago Bears Shufflin’ Crew | The Super Bowl Shuffle (vocal mix)
Chicago Bears Shufflin’ Crew | The Super Bowl Shuffle (instrumental)

Also …
Sufjan Stevens | Chicago (on KCRW)

3 thoughts on “Ode to Chicago”

  1. DAMN. I have the Shuffle in my queue of tunes to post, but never seem to get around to it. I was gonna pair that with a tune from the ’89 Cubs (Saddle Creek). Have fun.

  2. now I thought I remember the shuffle being on this here blog back in the early days as well. ah, it’s always good to download it again especially when their defense is taking names like it’s ’86.

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