Whoo-hoo! I saw the band that was #1 on my list of bands that I wanted to see live. They were amazing. It was a mega-quick trip with not enough sleep for anyone involved, but it was a ton of fun. Lots of good conversation and listening to music and hopefully I'll do it again sometime.

Top 5 things overheard on the trip

5. "I guess this wind is why they call it the windy city."
4. "Who the hell is Frank Sinatra Junior?"
3. "Parking sure is fun here." (hint of sarcasm noted)
2. "Damn it, my shoulder."
1. "I'm excited to see this show. Are you excited?"

Top 5 weird moments on the trip

5. The mind-blowing volume of the hotel television each time it was turned on.
4. A wacky street lady acosting Roger and explaining she knew him.
3. The cover of the Flex magazine at the newstand in Iowa City.
2. Finding a bar full of people cheering for Nebraska in downtown Chicago.
1. The mini-snowstorm that was going on as we came out of the GYBE! show.

Music Purchases on the trip.

  • John Cale - Seducing Down The Door (disc 2) CD
  • Durutti Column - Domo Arigato Live In Japan VHS
  • Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antenna To Heaven 2LP
  • Randy Greif/Dan Burke - Fragment 56 CD
  • Muslimgauze - Remixes CD
  • Muslimgauze - Gun Aramaic CD
  • Nocturnal Emissions - Cathedral CD
  • Nocturnal Emissions - Friction And Dirt CD
  • One Speed Bike - Droopy Butt Begone! LP
  • Zoviet France - Flock Of Rotations CD
  • Zoviet France - Shouting At The Ground CD

  • Air Cuba - Leap Of Faith CD
  • The Beans - Tired Snow EP CD
  • Brothers Keeper OST CD
  • Cerberus Shoal - Homb CD
  • Mark Farina - Mushroom Jazz 2 CD
  • Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antenna To Heaven 2CD
  • Randy Greif/Dan Burke - Fragment 56 CD
  • The Mercury Project - From The Vapor Of Gasoline CD
  • Patrick Phelan - Songs Of CD
  • Tarwater - Rabbit Moon Revisited CD
  • John Vanderslice - Mass Suicide Occult Figurines CD