Sunday, March 05, 2006

Goin' to Chicago : The Soundtrack

Who says only movies are allowed to have soundtrack? Personally, I've always felt that my life deserved nothing less than a soundtrack of its own.

In keeping with that notion, here are the Top 5 songs about travelling to Chicago [1]:

1. Count Basie: Going to Chicago Blues

When you see me coming
Raise your window high
When you see me coming
Raise your window high
When you see me passing
Hang your head down and cry.

2. Robert Johnson: Sweet Home Chicago

Baaaby, baby don't you want to go?
Baaaby, baby don't you want to go?
Back to that same old place
My sweet home Chicago

3. Led Zeppelin: When the Levee Breaks

Going, go’n’ to chicago,
Go’n’ to chicago,
Sorry but I can’t take you.
Going down, going down now, going down.

4. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: Chicago

Won't you please come to Chicago
Just to sing

5. Frank Sinatra: My Kind of Town

Chicago is
My kind of razzmatazz
And it has
All that jazz

Bonus Track:

Grateful Dead: Truckin'

Arrows of neon and flashing marquees out on main street.
Chicago, New York, Detroit and it’s all on the same street.
Your typical city involved in a typical daydream
Hang it up and see what tomorrow brings.

Coming Soon:

Leavin' Chicago: The Soundtrack (MR, talk about upcoming releases, heh.)
featuring the inimitable talents of Muddy Waters and ZZ Top

[1] Yes, indeed, I'm Chicago bound. Leaving tomorrow. Back in a week. I'd like to say that this means I might be blogging with less frequency. But really, who I am kidding?

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Veena said...

The Grateful Dead and the Led Zep are personal favorites but really, Falstaff, you can do better than this. Go pick your top five poems about Chicago and then we will welcome you in style :)

Anonymous said...

Here's an unsolicited recommendation:

If you are free Wednesday evening, you should check out the Kurt Elling quartet at the Green Mill -- a nice swingin' band.

Show generally starts at 9 but the place gets filled up by 8:30 if Elling is performing.

Falstaff said...

Veena: Why bother? Just go pick up the collected poems of Carl Sandburg from your local B&N (if you haven't already) and you're done.

Anon: Thanks for the tip. Will look into it.

Mint Chutney said...

Welcome to Chicago. Hope you enjoyed the snow and cold. Now comes the neverending rain.

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