City of Choice = Chicago so let’s take a bird’s-eye view for a meet and greet.
Chicago Down Town View from the Sky — Juno Reactor’s Masters of the Universe.
There’s just something about black and white with a whole lot of grey, literally, that seems to suit an introduction for a city like Chicago, a city known for crime, gangsters, corrupt politicians and a great newspaper columnist by the name of Mike Royko aka “The Man Who Owns Chicago.” If you don’t know Royko’s work you’re missing out on one of life’s truly witty reading pleasures. Royko’s columns provided a massive home school educational opportunity for moi. Political viewpoints are not genetically encoded. Who knew? )
Now to lull you into a false sense of serenity…..
Chicago City of Shoulders ~ Andy Davis ~
Awwww, wasn’t that a sweet beginning for a couple? Well, darker reality often follows close upon such heels in Chicago–the film.
Cell Block Tango from Chicago’s Cook County Jail via Chicago the film about murderesses in the city of Chicago. Murder and Chicago go together like snow and winter. The Cook County Jail is a real place with quite a reputation.
Then there’s the whole police versus the bad guys scenario–though, all too often the two are one and the same in the Windy City.
The Night Chicago Died ~ Paper Lace ~
Number 10 Bus ~ A few city views with Larry Brewer’s own tune. Who says you can’t go home and leave then do it all again?
This is an original song written and recorded by Larry Brewer off of his 2012 album, Waxing Ardent. It is an ode to growing up in Chicago.
I Dream of Chicago ~ Parlours ~ Okay, I just love the sound of this song so it’s here.
The Very Best of Chicago ~ by the band Chicago formed and hailed from the city with a stint in LA. See Wiki for more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_(band)
40th Anniversary Collection
1. Just You ‘N’ Me 00:00
2. Saturday In the Park 03:42
3. You’re The Inspiration 07:36
4. Baby, What a Big Suprise 11:26
5. Hard to Say I’m Sorry/Get Away 14:30
6. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? 19:37
7. 25 or 6 to 4 22:58
8. If You Leave Me Now 27:50
9. Hard Habit to Break 31:45
10. Old Days 36:30
11. Beginnings 40:01
12. Call On Me 46:28
13. Make Me Smile 50:30
14. Love Will Come Back (w/ Rascal Flats) 54:56
15. Feel (w/Horns) 58:44
Chicago Bears 1985 Super Bowl Shuffle ~ Enjoy it anyway you can ladies and gents.
Dead End Street ~ Lou Rawls ~ I do believe Rawls explains it all.
Lincoln Park Pirates ~ Steve Goodman ~ You know about No Parking Zones, don’t you? Towing cars as a city-wide fundraiser can be very profitable.
Yes, it’s an ad for a newspaper hawking its prize writer and vice versa. Where else but in a tavern would you expect to find a discussion of punctuation?
Mike Royko quotes with a song, the reason for the choice of which I am very unclear about. But Mike’s words make it all right. Maybe.
Who & Why Royko ~ With background music. I wonder why it’s so hard to find a song for or about Royko? Someone needs to write one. Or two at the very least. Maybe they have. If you find one, do not hesitate to share it. Please.
We’re All Crazy In Chicago ~~ No, I will not vouch for the veracity of this statement/song. Are you crazy?
A list of songs about Chicago compliments of the wonderful world of Wikipedia
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