By Richard Milne

The above photo was taken of the CTA’s “Holiday Train” as it pulled out of the Blue Line Damen stop a number of years ago. Just a bit of a coincidence that I’m posting this on the same day THE DAMEN STOP IS OPEN AGAIN!!!!. $13.6 million dollars later, I look forward to walking over and catching a ride downtown today. Not that I minded the extra fifteen minutes it took to get down to the Division stop; I’m just looking forward to not having to factor in that extra time so I can resume my habit of cutting commute time too close and running late for everything again. I’m funny that way.
Here’s a list (in order of appearance) of all the Chicago bands and musicians that did a bang up job of coming up with some extraordinary bits for this year’s 23rd Annual Local Anesthetic Holiday Spectacular. A big, big thank you to all the musicians and a Merry Christmas to all. The stream and download of The Spectacular follows the list.
Happy Ashtray
Son of a Gun
Ace Reporter
Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club
Blitch Bango
Way Down Wanderers
Eric McMann
The Red Plastic Buddha
Xoe Wise
JW Frederickson
Rocket Boat
Bob Dey’s Tank Engine Man
Thomas Pace
Spare Parts
Low Swans
Amity Tribe
Ernie Hendrickson
Corky Siegel
The Luck of Eden Hill
Dave Sills
The Injured Parties
Butch Zeppo
Save the Clocktower
The Chuckleheads
Gold Coast All-Stars
Mr. Blotto
Old Shoe
The Leadfoot Band
Femme de Champagne
Wrapped up Right
Robin Bienemann
Jenny Bienemann, Naomi Ashley, Jodi Walker
Ben Tatar
Rock Island Line
Pink Giant
Dick Smith
Who’s this Mary?
Doko Benjo
Ellis Clark
Bob Macy and Geoffrey Lowe
The Safes
Sheriff Scabs
The Meanwhile
Del Moroccos
Simpleton and Cityfolk
Bohus Blahut

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