The Chicago Experience…
I spent this past weekend in my hometown of Chicago visiting my mom, family and friends. I experienced every kind of weather expect snow and ice. We had rain, thunderstorms, cold, and hot temperatures. I went to some of my favorite food joints including Coleman’s Chicken & BBQ
, White Castle hamburgers
, and Leona’s
. There are just too many places that stay open late so there is always some good stuff to enjoy. I also checked out Dusty Groove America
and Dr. Wax Records
and picked up some good tunes including Kem
(thanks n.) and Ahmad Jamal
. I hope to get caught up on music reviews over the next few weeks so stay tuned.
In other news….
From the Village Voice, “Hanging The Judge” discusses the firing of music critic Stanley Crouch from JazzTimes for his criticism of white jazz writers.
From the Riverfront Times, “High and (Dry) Fidelity” talks about local retailers in St. Louis facing tough times and coming up with new ways to combat slumping sales across the industry.