Part 21 of a series that will run every Friday throughout 2012 as I discuss records that have affected me throughout the years – Flashback Fridays
In August 2005 I had the opportunity to visit Chicago, IL for a long weekend. My geeky excitement was building to a crescendo – yes, I’d be able to listen to the Sufjan Stevens album Come On Feel The Illinoise in the state of Illinois in the year of release (I told you before – I’m not very cool). I’d also have a chance to check out Marina City – the unique Chicago hotel structure that was made (even more) famous by being on the cover of Wilco’s 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. While I was plotting my geeky adventures I also decided to steal a bit of Lake Michigan (by way of an empty soda bottle), eat at the original Pizzeria Uno, and drive South along Lake Michigan until I hit the Eastern time zone – so I could go “back in time” like Marty McFly in the movie Back to the Future.