Thanks to prompting from Eric Boardman, he reminded me of a terrific article written by Neil Tesser -- longtime jazz expert and broadcaster in Chicago, and Google Chicago music critic -- about the history of the Amazingrace coffeehouse on the Northwestern campus, which I referenced at length last night. Though this is at far more length, meticulous and fascinating. It was written for the Fall, 2011 issue of Northwestern magazine and is as definitive a piece on the legendary music spot as you'd want to find. With Steve Goodman on the cover, no less... It's a wonderful telling for those interested. And happily, thanks to archives and the Internet, you can find it here.
I'll just add one more thing -- the article's author Neil Tesser, along with my NU roommate Jim Backstrom and myself, did a Sunday morning humor-music radio show together that included sketches we wrote (often during the show -- hey, this was college...) and performed, Sunday in the Cellar, broadcast from the basement of Annie May Swift Hall.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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