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Clarence Ewing: The Million Year Trip writesWhat NOT To Do When Visiting Chicago

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At some point in the future, there WILL come a time when we can step outside our doors and not have to worry as much about social distancing and how to prevent a deadly disease from spreadng. Until then, we can always take time ro reflect on our fair city and what makes it special.

This video from the series Wolters World puts a twist on the regular traveler's tour, providing advice on what NOT to do when visiting Chicago. It's always nice to get a different perspective on what makes Chicago fun and interesting.

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Tyler Clark presents: Local Mythologies writesNaked Raygun, Live at the Metro (1985)

CHIRP Radio's Citations presents interesting and informative content about Chicago or music (or both) from around the Web.

(This post originally appeared on the blog in January 2015)



Punk's not dead. Punk's been dying since it started, but it's not dead. It certainly didn't die, contrary to the pearl-clutching at the time, when Sid Vicious OD'd or Johnny Ramone voted for Reagan or the Clash released "Rock The Casbah."

What punk did do, however, was migrate. Punk spread out from skids of London and New York and colonized new populations: the doper surf burnouts of Orange County, the disaffected anarchists of Washington, DC, the Nordic ragers of Minneapolis, and (most importantly, for our purposes), the Rust Belt troublemakers of Chicago.

It inhabited the voice of Naked Raygun lead singer Jeff Pezzati, whose band would quickly become the standard bearers of the city's scene. On the night depicted above, the band's dominance of Chicago punk was already evident; they play to a packed, sweaty house at the Metro, thrashing around Wrigleyville in the days before boutique pizzerias and condo buildings full of recent Big Ten grads repeating a continuous loop of embarassing decisions.

Though the neighborhood's changed, the impact of shows like this one linger; this summer, Pezzati and the rest of Naked Raygun's current line-up will play the venue across the street, sharing a bill with the super-fans in the Foo Fighters. May everyone in the outfield who asks "Who?" be flung immediately into the nearest mosh pit.

Video courtesy of YouTube user RoCkiN' ReX NY.

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Clarence Ewing: The Million Year Trip writesChicago Is… (1977)

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Looking to take the family on a trip to Chicago? And is it 1977? If so, you must see this introduction to the Windy City...! (Polyester Not Included)

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Clarence Ewing: The Million Year Trip writesHow to Not Be a Racist

The events happeninng ascross the world that have occured in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd have been, to completey undersell it, extraordinary. The latest chaper in the stuggle for equality has shook up the world and brought together people from all races.

However, some people are wondering what else they could do to further the cause in additon to marching and standing shoulder to shoulder with their Black brothers and sisters.

It is the opinion of this author that learning and understaning is a great place to start, not just of the emotional states of individuals, but the natiure and history of the country we live in, and the ways society makes oppression possible. 

Below is a brief list of books and other media resouces to help in that journey. If you have a suggestion for other resources, list them below in the comments or send us an email and we'll add it.

 

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Clarence Ewing: The Million Year Trip writesThe Future of Bars in Chicago

CHIRP Radio's Citations presents interesting and informative content about Chicago or music (or both) from around the Web.

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected the lives of every person in America and will have lasting impact on many livelihoods. In the May 14th edition of the long-running Chicago-based broadcast/podcast This Is Hellhost Chuck Mertz talks to Michael Roper, owner of the venerable northside bar Hopleaf, about how his business is doing as well as the severe and possibly permanent changes happening to the independent bar and restaurant industries in Chicago.

This is Hell! · 1176: Bars, mid-pandemic.

 

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Clarence Ewing: The Million Year Trip writesThe History of Chicago Blues (1972)

CHIRP Radio's Citations presents interesting and informative content about Chicago or music (or both) from around the Web.

Blues is a music with a rich cultural history that tells stories of change, migration, suffering, and hope. To not know something about the Blues is to miss a very important part of American music.

This film, produced and directed by Harley Cokliss in 1972 for Irit Film Productions, looks at the Chicago Blues scene in the late '60s and early '70s, when tentions were still running high because of events like the Vietnam War and the chaotic and violent Democratic Party National Convention Chicago hosted. The document features artists such as Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters and Junior Wells.

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