Last Night

At 6:30pm yesterday, I read from Where To? at City Lit Books. I was there to help celebrate the release of Ryan Kenealy’s Animals in Peril, just out from Curbside Splendor.
Novelist Alex Shakar read from his last book as well.

Then I headed north to the Red Line Tap to see Kid Congo Powers play.
It was a joy to watch a guy who’s been in so many great bands still tearing it up without resorting to nostalgic recreations of the glory days of youth (which seems to be the norm these days). Go see him play if he comes to your town for chrissakes!
After driving Shay home, I turned around and drove back downtown to be on the Nick Digilio Show on WGN at 2:15 in the AM. I stayed so long the recording of my visit had to be broken up into two files. Listen here and here.
When I woke up at around 11 today, The interview I did with The Chicagoist was posted online.
The official Where To? book release party’s Sunday…

…then I go on tour Monday.
It’s a lot to keep track of. I’m just trying to keep it all straight.