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Chicago's own Flosstradamus played a set with Chromeo this past weekend at the empty bottle. In the aftermath of that set we have 5 copies of their latest mixtape to send out. The record features tracks from Bloc Party, DJ Mehdi, the afterformentioned Chromeo, Justice and others.

The question is simple...

What is the best thing about Chicago?

My wife who is all knowing when it comes to things Chicago will be the judge. 5 best answers win. Don't forget to include your email. Good luck to yah. Check out a track while you are here:

Mp3: Sebastian - "H.A.L."

Sometime in 2007 Floss is set to release a full length LP. No idea when but should be sometime in the near future.

Contest is over. A couple people owe me emails. Sorry to everyone that picked "hot dogs" but my wife is vegan so those went right out the door. More contests coming up in the future. Thanks all that joined.

photo by Ian Meyer.

18 interested person(s)

Tim said... @ 7/17/2007 04:43:00 AM

At the risk of sounding like a total fatty, I think the best thing about Chicago has to be the hot dogs, more generically the food. You could seriously just take a trip there and only concentrate on eating.

It sucks because the only place here in Seattle that served Chicago style dogs just closed down. Looks like I might have to head back east sometime.

timwillis at gmail.com

Kristopher said... @ 7/17/2007 08:37:00 AM

How was that Chromeo show? My girlfriend and I tried to get to the show on Saturday night, but it was sold out by the time we made it there from Union Park.

Instead, we went and caught Narrator, Oxford Collapse, and Professor Murder at the Hideout. My disappointment at missing out on Chromeo was short lived. All three bands were fantastic. A drunken, raucous time was had by all, especially when P-Murder decided to do all dancehall versions of their songs. Fantastic.

Kristopher said... @ 7/17/2007 08:43:00 AM

And the best thing about Chicago is that you've got the gulliest politicians in America (not counting Buddy Cianci from Providence). Just this weekend, I heard the story of how Mayor Daley shut down Meigs Field airport in the cover of night by sending in backhoes to rip up the runway. Pretty good move.

I also like how there's a statue of Grant in Lincoln Park, and a statue of Lincoln in Grant Park.

Finally, breakfast at Orange. Yum.

Mathieu.J said... @ 7/17/2007 08:49:00 AM

all i know about chicago is
house music ;)

Bill said... @ 7/17/2007 11:57:00 AM

of all the great things about chicago (the lake, wrigley field, the bars, the brownstones, etc.) the best, far and away, is that feeling you get when the winter is finally over, and the first warm day hits. the entire city floods the streets and looks for places to drink and eat and be outside. other cities think this is no big deal, but that's because they've never been there to experience it. there's just something about knowing you all suffered through the winter together and now you're being rewarded for your patience with summer in the greatest city in the world.

Josh Goldman said... @ 7/17/2007 01:28:00 PM

Personally, after a night of revelry, I enjoy stumbling over to the Weiner Circle, where I proceed to go head-to-head, or should I say mouth-to-mouth, with the lovely ladies who work the counter, in a battle of screaming unbelievable obscenities and vulgar expressions. I usually surprise myself and my cohorts with what words fly out of my mouth, yet win or lose, I get to stuff my face with a delicious loaded dog and quietly make my way back home.

Cheers,

Josh Goldman
joshua.goldman007@gmail.com

PS / huge fan of your blog - thanks for all the tracks.

iMotor said... @ 7/17/2007 02:47:00 PM

Q: What is the best thing about Chicago?

A: Bear Pride (http://www.bearpride.org/):A "Bear Run" that occurs every year in Chicago during Memorial Day Weekend. Not an answer the general public would answer, but probably would be the most common answer from my particular sub-group of the queer community.

-Lee
i Motor Away Podcast
imotoraway@[remove-me]gmail.com

L/V said... @ 7/17/2007 03:34:00 PM

Ummm...

Besides Kid Sister, the best thing about Chicago is
the food...

Orange, The Capital Grille, MK, Gino's, Bongo Room, Tallgrass, Tiffin...

All worthy or award winning...

There are a million eateries that do an outstanding job in their arenas...

[The Art Institute is an awesome space too...]

bobby teenager said... @ 7/17/2007 08:33:00 PM

best part about chicago:
originally: disneyquest

now: smoking joints and going to blackhawks games with your uncle

always: shedd aquarium

wrmc911@gmail.com

Tim said... @ 7/18/2007 03:55:00 AM

wait i just realized i put my email in wrong, haha. i'm on top.

timkillis at gmail.com

Anonymous said... @ 7/18/2007 07:48:00 PM

am i a hippy liberal for thinking that being able to bike everywhere is freekin great? from a city full of hills (seattle) its impossible to bike anywhere without showing up covered in sweat. anyone???

kristjan_olsen@hotmail.com

Anonymous said... @ 7/19/2007 12:21:00 AM

come on, im surprised no one said the best part of chicago is JUKE, and the different kinds of neighborhoods you stumble upon.

email: jokerinthepack@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said... @ 7/20/2007 02:04:00 AM

best thing about chicago: ed banger isnt from there

k. said... @ 7/22/2007 09:12:00 AM

kirstopher what is your email?

k. said... @ 7/22/2007 09:13:00 AM

l/v need your email as well.

Kristopher said... @ 7/23/2007 09:35:00 AM

kristopher.nordstrom@gmail.com

Thanks!

I still want to hear how that Chromeo show was!!!

Anonymous said... @ 7/23/2007 07:38:00 PM

That's pretty cool! You'll also want to check out p-watch.blogspot.com... The guy who runs it has a good eye for nice offers!

L/V said... @ 7/26/2007 01:01:00 PM

Oops, sorry K...
I was so consumed with my thoughts on
CGX, I completely forgot the pre-req's...
My 411= fidelity_castro@yahoo.com
How come no one mentioned O'Hare???
[kidding]
Flosstradamus is FIYAAAH!!!

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