Sunday, March 08, 2009


Here are the lyrics that Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and other celebrated singers belted out. I wasn't aware of the Billy Sunday line until just now.
Chicago, Chicago
That toddlin' town, the toddlin' town
Chicago, Chicago
I'll show you around, I love it
Bet your bottom dollar you lose the blues
In Chicago, Chicago
The town that Billy Sunday could not shut down.

John and I spent 2 days in Chicago, part business of picking up some boxes of books and mostly fun. We went to the Adler Planetarium, "The Jersey Boys" musical, featuring the life and music of Frankie Valli (and The Four Seasons), and the Art Institute. I don't think Billy Sunday would have approved. Too much big bang theory at the Adler, to many raunchy lines at the musical, and too many naked ladies (painted centuries ago) at the Institute. But, we had a fantastic time and will make that little trip again soon. Chicago really is an absolutely wonderful town and we just happened to pick the perfect entertainment.