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Local Music Notebook: Ray Charles Jazz Tribute, Steve Albini On Kuma's Slayer & Billy Corgan's Illegal Sign

A loose collection of whatnot.

1. Albini explains the Slayer to Sinful Desire in the studio.


2. Billy's folly.

"The nearly 4-feet-tall glowing letters in the front window of Billy Corgan's Highland Park tea shop presented a glaring problem recently - the city doesn't allow neon signs that large, and the business never applied for a permit," the Tribune reports.

"A representative for Corgan said new tea shop management is unsure why the previous managers didn't apply for a sign permit.

"Corgan's letter argues the business depends on drive-by traffic, but that the sign doesn't 'obscure the vision of motorists nor does it compete with traffic signals, warning or parking signs.'

"It's not the first time Madame ZuZu's has tangled with the city over aesthetics. In August, Highland Park's Design Review Commission denied a request by the tea shop to paint its entire external facade black, saying it 'was not in context with the neighborhood,' according to a staff memo."

UPDATE: Corgan's Tea Shop Sign Approved.


3. Two weeks ago, the Chicago Jazz Orchestra performed a tribute to Frank Zappa.

Next: Ray Charles.


4. Kanile'a K-1 Tenor Premium Uke.


Comments welcome.


Posted on January 15, 2013

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