Starting tomorrow,Â She Who Must Be Obeyed,Â He Who Will Not Be Ignored, and I are taking a well-deserved vacation. We’re driving out to Chicago by way of Cleveland (Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Lola restaurant), spending a week sightseeing and eating (Next, Publican, Boka, and various hot dog emporia), then returning by way of Buffalo (Niagara Falls Â and wings at She Who and He Who’s insistence, respectively. I’ll take notes and photos, and may post a few quick updates. I also intend to settle once and for all whether BuffaloÂ buffalo BuffaloÂ buffaloÂ buffaloÂ buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
Our road music will start with the classic “Going to Chicago Blues,” a version performed by Lambert, Hendrix, and Ross with the Count Basie Orchestra and the immortal Joe Williams, from Sing a Song of Basie: