Chicago is a charming city, great architecture and a great feel. Kinda chilly and from what I understand it was downright balmy compared to how it could be there, but I really liked visiting.
Anyhow, what prompted this post is that I think that if you like music, the Skinnycorp podcast is worth subscribing too. I am not a podcast crazy person, as I don't have much of a commute, but this is one to consider, for sure. They do random interviews (I think I have one coming up) but this isn't narcissism, I assure you.
You see, I have been pretty stranded in my encoded past when it comes to music. I don't really learn about new music I might like as, lets get real, commercial radio is so filled with commercials that its practically abusive. One of Skinnycorps projects is 15 Megs of Fame, a music site, and Charles picks music from those bands and plays them in between not-awful randomness. So I get to hear music that I'd -never- hear on regular radio and certainly not from my mp3 archive, vast as it may be. It's pretty neat. Of course, sometimes there is some pottymouthage going on, but hey, it's a podcast you can just ff past the stuff you don't like.