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Chicago 2016: The Musical

Posted By on 07.06.09 at 05:05 PM

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Matthew Farmer, the singing lawyer, is at it again.

In January, Farmer and his band, the Blue State Cowboys, put together "Pay to Play (But Keep Love in Your Heart)," a biting satire about politics in Illinois.

Now they've recorded "Good King Rich," a song about Chicago's Olympic bid.

My favorite line: "We can't pay for salt when there's ice on the streets, but at least we'll have a velodrome."

That about says it all.

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