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Want to Get Away?

Posted in Food, music, Records, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2010 by blogstoryshort

“It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.”

Chicago, Clipper Lounge, Singapore Sling, The Wormhole Coffee, Bongo Room, Wicker Park, Reckless Records, Artemio's Bakery, Star Lounge Cofee Bar, A Love Supreme, Brooklyn Industries, Star Wars, graffiti, Back to the Future, babies, Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers (via http://www.bluesbrothersgallery.com)

 

Now, I didn’t take all of this quote to heart last Friday, well, I didn’t take anything except for the “Chicago” part or word, if you will.  I decided to jump in the car and head north to get away for the weekend.

The only actual things that I had planned were what two friend’s homes I  would be staying at, everything else, was by the seat of my pants.  It was a barrage of coffee, cookies, vinyl, music and enough Singapore Slings to make even my grandma have some serious fun.  It was very liberating to say the least.  I would give you all my heart Chicago but I like you too much as a mistress.

Chicago, Clipper Lounge, Singapore Sling, The Wormhole Coffee, Bongo Room, Wicker Park, Reckless Records, Artemio's Bakery, Star Lounge Cofee Bar, A Love Supreme, Brooklyn Industries, Star Wars, graffiti, Back to the Future, babies

Hey Lady......(At The Clipper Lounge)

Tasteful art at The Clipper Lounge in Chicago and it’s been a bar since 1937. Besides the home to the aforementioned style of the place it has great music, drinks, history and even their own ghost story. Pretty bad ass.

Chicago, Clipper Lounge, Singapore Sling, The Wormhole Coffee, Bongo Room, Wicker Park, Reckless Records, Artemio's Bakery, Star Lounge Cofee Bar, A Love Supreme, Brooklyn Industries, Star Wars, graffiti, Back to the Future, babies

Money...

 

This building just blew me away. I thought it was very cool, like a toothpick holder for Andre the Giant.

Chicago, Clipper Lounge, Singapore Sling, The Wormhole Coffee, Bongo Room, Wicker Park, Reckless Records, Artemio's Bakery, Star Lounge Cofee Bar, A Love Supreme, Brooklyn Industries, Star Wars, graffiti, Back to the Future, babies

Toothpick

 

Artemio’s Bakery, a methadone clinic for The Cookie Monster.

Chicago, Clipper Lounge, Singapore Sling, The Wormhole Coffee, Bongo Room, Wicker Park, Reckless Records, Artemio's Bakery, Star Lounge Cofee Bar, A Love Supreme, Brooklyn Industries, Star Wars, graffiti, Back to the Future, babies

Artemio's Bakery

Our purchase at Artemio’s Bakery. Its Mexican bakery with a little different take on the cookies than what I normally eat, which are soft and a different flavor of sweetness, however they still rocked. The pastries were delicious as well, one cheese and one cinnamon roll with orange sprinkles for my buddy Chad.

Chicago, Clipper Lounge, Singapore Sling, The Wormhole Coffee, Bongo Room, Wicker Park, Reckless Records, Artemio's Bakery, Star Lounge Cofee Bar, A Love Supreme, Brooklyn Industries, Star Wars, graffiti, Back to the Future, babies

Artemio's Bakery

 

The DeLorian, a la Back to the Future style, parked inside the front window of The Wormhole Coffee shop. Complete with a flux capacitor.  (Ever want to see a gold plated DeLorean or numerous other cars, click here.) (The greatest Back to the Future site EVER, click here.)

Chicago, Clipper Lounge, Singapore Sling, The Wormhole Coffee, Bongo Room, Wicker Park, Reckless Records, Artemio's Bakery, Star Lounge Cofee Bar, A Love Supreme, Brooklyn Industries, Star Wars, graffiti, Back to the Future, babies

Outatime

 

The outside wall on the Brooklyn Industries store front in Chicago.

Chicago, Clipper Lounge, Singapore Sling, The Wormhole Coffee, Bongo Room, Wicker Park, Reckless Records, Artemio's Bakery, Star Lounge Cofee Bar, A Love Supreme, Brooklyn Industries, Star Wars, graffiti, Back to the Future, babies

Brooklyn Industries

An insane coffee mug collection at The Wormhole in Chicago. AWESOME!!

Chicago, Clipper Lounge, Singapore Sling, The Wormhole Coffee, Bongo Room, Wicker Park, Reckless Records, Artemio's Bakery, Star Lounge Cofee Bar, A Love Supreme, Brooklyn Industries, Star Wars, graffiti, Back to the Future, babies

May the coffee be with you....

 

Two new hats for my collection from my favorite hat company in the world, Goorin Brothers! (read my previous blog, Cat in a Hat, about my first Goorin Bros hat.)

Chicago, Clipper Lounge, Singapore Sling, The Wormhole Coffee, Bongo Room, Wicker Park, Reckless Records, Artemio's Bakery, Star Lounge Cofee Bar, A Love Supreme, Brooklyn Industries, Star Wars, graffiti, Back to the Future, babies

Goorin Brothers, best lids on earth.

 

This was my breakfast at The Bongo Room in Wicker Park Chicago.  Go there! Made my own, roasted red peppers, scallions, bacon and smoked Gouda cheese omelette, herbed potatoes and sour dough toast with butter and strawberry jam.

Chicago, Clipper Lounge, Singapore Sling, The Wormhole Coffee, Bongo Room, Wicker Park, Reckless Records, Artemio's Bakery, Star Lounge Cofee Bar, A Love Supreme, Brooklyn Industries, Star Wars, graffiti, Back to the Future, babies

Like I made it myself

 

They don’t make them any cuter than Piper Jane Parks folks.

Chicago, Clipper Lounge, Singapore Sling, The Wormhole Coffee, Bongo Room, Wicker Park, Reckless Records, Artemio's Bakery, Star Lounge Cofee Bar, A Love Supreme, Brooklyn Industries, Star Wars, graffiti, Back to the Future, babies

Snug as a bug

 

My gal Piper frontin’ like it ain’t nothing.

Chicago, Clipper Lounge, Singapore Sling, The Wormhole Coffee, Bongo Room, Wicker Park, Reckless Records, Artemio's Bakery, Star Lounge Cofee Bar, A Love Supreme, Brooklyn Industries, Star Wars, graffiti, Back to the Future, babies

Hip Hop Piper

 

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Girl Talk Tour

Posted in music with tags , , on November 5, 2010 by blogstoryshort

Since there is no official posting of this tour yet, I thought I would post it as soon as I received the press release from my friends at Pitch Perfect PR.  Check sanity at the door folks, he BLOWS MINDS!

 

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Catch Girl Talk on tour:

Fri. 11/12/10 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

Fri. 11/19/10 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Hot Festival

Sat. 11/20/10 – Sao Paulo, Brasil @ Planeta Terra Festival

Fri. 12/3/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

Sat. 12/4/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

Wed. 01/05/11 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

Thu. 01/06/11 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavillion

Fri. 01/07/11 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater

Sat. 01/08/11 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five

Mon. 01/10/11 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

Thu. 01/13/11 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

Fri. 01/14/11 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall

Sat. 01/15/11 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium

Mon. 01/17/11 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall

Tue. 01/18/11 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

Thu. 01/20/11 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay

Fri. 01/21/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

Sat. 01/22/11 – Charleston, SC @ Gaillard Municipal Auditorium

Mon. 01/24/11 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium

Tue. 01/25/11 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

Thu. 01/27/11 – Raleigh, NC @ Disco Rodeo

Fri. 01/28/11 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa

Sat. 01/29/11 – Richmond, VA @ The National

Mon. 01/31/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head

Tue. 02/01/11 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

Fri. 02/04/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

Sat. 02/05/11 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre

Thu. 02/24/11 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

Fri. 02/25/11 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s

Sat. 02/26/11 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

Mon. 02/28/11 – Portland, ME @ State Theater

Mon. 03/01/11 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

Thu. 03/03/11 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall

Fri. 03/04/11 – Chicago, IL @ Congress

Mon. 03/07/11 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum

Tue. 03/08/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave

Fri. 03/11/11 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

Mon. 03/14/11 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater

Tue. 03/15/11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox

Thu. 03/17/11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland

Fri. 03/18/11 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

Sat. 03/19/11 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre

Mon. 03/21/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium

Tue. 03/22/10 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA

Wed. 03/23/10 – Tempe, AX @ Marquee

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