I didn't notice it when it was first posted to the Reader's music pool on Flickr, but contributor the Extinction Blues took what may be the best photograph I've seen in forever: Bill Murray at the Crossroads festival, dressed as Elvis and holding up a Blackhawks flag.
Check it out after the jump.
The local Fox News affiliate did a groundbreaking report which brings up the question:
Libraries: Fuck 'em?
Did you know that they cost money that could be used for other things? Did you know there's the Internet? And paperbacks?
Did you know that if you were at the Harold Washington Library the other day that someone at Fox News may have been filming you with a hidden camera to figure out if people are USING THE LIBRARY?
Did you know we're doomed?
One of the ways in which Shellac fans are like juggalos is that they're so extremely intense about something that just cracks my shit up. And my favorite thing about the band is that the three of them seem to find the situation—a bunch of dudes head-nodding in 7/8 time to a song about baseball—just as hilarious as I do. Chunklet publisher and live-punk-tape enthusiast Henry Owings has edited almost four hours (!) of onstage banter from 17 years of Shellac shows into a 105-minute best-of compilation (!!) that quite rightly leans heavily on Bob Weston's not-giving-a-shit audience Q&As, though Albini is good for a couple of zingers too.
A week after Park District officials thwarted its plans to hold a town hall meeting at a south side field house, the gun-rights group Illinois Carry has decided to move the Wednesday night event to Chicago State University.
It should be an interesting scene: while the group and its supporters will be presenting their arguments for conceal-and-carry laws, gun-control activists are planning to assemble there to "stand up to the NRA," according to a Facebook post by Father Michael Pfleger, who recently organized an anti-violence march with Mayor Richard M. Daley and is now planning to take buses of parishioners to Chicago State. The town hall meeting is not being organized by the NRA.
Meanwhile, a Park District spokeswoman is insisting that the group was never blocked from holding its meeting at Tuley Park, though she isn't clear about why park employees were telling visitors that the event had been canceled.
[Defense attorney Sam] Adam is betting that by letting the public see firsthand that Blagojevich apparently says whatever comes into his head, Adam and his colleagues can argue that the things Blagojevich says on the extensive government tape recordings are little more than his typical claptrap—that the real crooks are those around him.