Maxwell Street

I grew up reading Daniel Pinkwater‘s children’s books, many of which are set in a thinly disguised Chicago (“Hogtown” and “Baconburg“), populated with eccentric characters of his own creation, like the Chicken Man. Except, of course, that the Chicken Man was real. Man, Chicago’s weird.

(Via a Metafilter post rounding up a ton of Maxwell Street blues performance videos.)

2 Comments so far

  1. Maxwell Street (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

    If you want to see more clips from Maxwell Street check out the website to the new films “Cheat You Fair: The Story of Maxwell Street” & “Electrified: The Story of the Maxwell Street Urban Blues.” Electrified is being shown at this years Sundance Film Festival 2008.

    http://www.cheatyoufairthemovie.com

    Also, if you are in Chicago check out “Cheat You Fair” Feb 2nd, 2008 at the Gene Siskle Film Centre.


  2. Maxwell Street (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

    If you want to see more clips from Maxwell Street check out the website to the new films “Cheat You Fair: The Story of Maxwell Street” & “Electrified: The Story of the Maxwell Street Urban Blues.” Electrified is being shown at this years Sundance Film Festival 2008.

    http://www.cheatyoufairthemovie.com

    Also, if you are in Chicago check out “Cheat You Fair” Feb 2nd, 2008 at the Gene Siskle Film Centre.



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