Chicago Magazine Releases List of Chicago’s Top 20 Singles: Now It’s Your Turn to Dish the Dirt On Them.

“Sir, I dropped acid and jammed with Syd Barrett, I knew Syd Barrett. Syd Barrett was a friend of mine. Sir, you are no Syd Barrett.” (Image source: Chicago Magazine)

Not a bad looking crew, to be sure, however I was a bit surprised to see Marty Casey (of “Lovehammers” and “Rock Star: INXS” fame) on the list. Why?

The guy’s been all over national television, is in an established band, and is now featured as one of Chicago’s hottest singles? WTF? If he can’t find a date even with a nationwide media juggernaut to support his amorous advances, he either (a) doesn’t really want one or (b) something is very wrong with him.

Chicago Magazine, it would have been a lot cooler if you picked somebody that wasn’t already “famous.” Personally, I think these kinds of things should feature Chicagoans you should know about, but don’t, rather than people like Marty Casey, whom I know about, but shouldn’t.

Although, snark aside, this answer from the obligatory Q&A is a bit sad in light of today’s news:

“Chicago Mag: If you could have dinner with three living people, who would they be?

Marty: Brooke Burke; Syd Barrett, the founder and original singer from Pink Floyd; and Fiona Apple.”

(Yes, it’s also sad that of the three best people he could think of, one is Brooke Burke and the other is Fiona Apple. It’s also sad that of the three, the only one that required further qualification was Barrett…can someone remind me what, exactly, Brooke Burke has accomplished, other than showing the world her tits? I don’t think she’s recorded any classic psychedelia, for instance. Not that psychedelia is inherently superior to tits, but it at least required a bit of imagination.)

Anyways, if you know any of the singles on the list, take this as an open thread to spill the beans about that time you hooked up with Marty after a show, throw some mud at one of the ladies who hath wronged you, or simply bitch and moan that you’re not on the list.

Have at it.

4 Comments so far

  1. Dave! (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 10:10 am

    There’s only one problem, Nikkos… dishing on Marty would require someone to admit they actually went to see a Lovehammers show.


  2. nikkos (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 10:15 am

    Good point! This must be why they invented “anonymous” commenting…

  3. tankboy (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 12:39 pm

    Hey! I’ve seen a number of Lovehammers shows over the years!

    Granted, its always been for professional reasons and not for pleasure (though I always found them humorous.)

    I always said that The Lovehammers and American Motherload should tour together and call it “The ’90s Never Happened Tour.”

  4. nikkos (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 3:03 pm

    Tankboy, perhaps you can answer this one: I seem to recall this band’s name used to be Swinging Love Hammers. Is that right? I wonder if they had to drop “swinging” because either swing music fans or disappointed groupies complained about false advertising…

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