Yessss! Is there not a more appropriate song for today in Chicago?
Sun Kil Moon’s, ponderous, nostalgic, strummy, but not especially happy track (duh, it’s Mark Kozelek), “Sunshine in Chicago” is a free download on Stereogum. Mr Kozelek recollects a show in Chicago among millions of other shows he’s played over the years; how his female fanbase has subsided, as well as possibly his V.D.
In the age of self-referential songs and google stalking, we can now pinpoint what day Mr Kozelek is talking about — walking down Lincoln Avenue after getting a manicure, this show was most likely July 8th, 2010 at Lincoln Hall, as Mark name-checks “Julie Holland” [sic] on the Marquee, as Lincoln Hall had booked Jolie Holland four days later, July 12th. Creepy, right?
Oh, btw, it’s a free download.