Calexico - 11/21/08 - Chicago, IL

Music  |  Features

Apparently there's been some dangerous drives these past two days through the fresh batch of snow and ice. However, Jason, our driver, has everything under control.

Chicago is a busy day. Paul and I wake and meet up with label Touch and Go/Quarterstick Records. Everyone seems in good spirits but before we can hang out much longer we are whisked away to do a radio record spin session with WXRT's Nic Tremulis for the Eclectic Company show. This ends up being a lot of fun and we all wish it could keep on going. But alas, sound check awaits. We power through sonic duties and rehearse the song "Slowness" with singer Janet Bean.

Corey Rusk of TGREC swings by and takes a station wagon load of us to some incredibly tasty wood oven pizza and antipasti. Back at the Metro we meet Doug McCombs to go over a few songs. His part on "Red Blooms" tonight is stellar. It proves extremely difficult to pull away from the many friends here in Chicago. Perhaps it's time to do a residency here next time.

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