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Mar 16, 06 11:34 AM

Muy Divertido!

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A weekend in Chicagoland.

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Stoked for this show on Saturday night at the Old Town School in Chicago. The place is apparently small--the gig's been sold out since November--and I've been deluged for months with emails from people asking me to do them a favor and get them in.

No dice. Chuck "The Legend" Radue--my FOH dude--has a zillion family members coming down from Wisconsin. I am giving them nearly all my guest list places in exchange for high quality cheddar.

I even got an email from somebody who works for Oprah, which, call me corny, delighted me.

Less stoked to be in Chicago on St. Patrick's day--I'm flying there a day early to do a radio thing for WXRT. Yay drunks! Although there's a Marc Ribot show at the Old Town School that night, maybe I'll go there. He's a longtime hero, I used to gawk at him when I worked at the Knitting Factory.

The question is--when do I go to the Wiener's Circle? I don't do the Wiener's Circle after 9 pm, because I can't take the verbal abuse (their trademark is insulting drunks). And I can't go before the show as I would sound like mush. (go to the Wiener's Circle and skip the cheese fries--?!) The idea of going to a legendary hot dog stand in the early evening if St. Pat's in Chicago is frightening.

Anyway. Very excited about the gig, first strictly solo show in maybe a couple of years. I plan to whip out some chestnuts.

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Posted by Mike at March 16, 2006 11:34 AM