Eight Forty-Eight: Crispin Glover, Toni Preckwinkle and The Jayhawks

January 13, 2012

Everyone okay? Did the four inches of snow kill you? I hope you survived.

This is going to be a fun show today! Why? Well, because it's live and our elevator's out. So we might have some surly guests who have to walk up three flights of stairs.

First, Preck in the house! County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is stepping up her defense of her ICE detainee stance, after news broke that someone she let go drove drunk and killed someone. The pressure is mounting for her to reverse her stance and let the Cook County jail hold illegal immigrant inmates until ICE can take over.

And hopefully she's wearing one of her famous pant suits. Blue or black? I'll let you know when she's in.

Then, Crispin Glover!!!!! One of my favorite actors of all time. He's a living Andy Kaufman. He's showing some of his work and hosting events at the Music Box Theater this weekend. One of our producers has never seen Back to the Future, which made me waste a good 20 minutes of time this morning explaining the plot. "See, he goes back in time...because his Dad is no...wait, um...okay...Michael J. Fox is dweeby and goes back in time and comes back and has a truck...no, wait..."

Anyway, Glover is in the studio today and has agreed to do a Wikipedia Files, too! I'm going to ask him all about High School U.S.A.

And the Jayhawks perform live. We taped it earlier, but they were in studio performing for Sound Opinions, which airs tomorrow in full. We are playing one of the tracks. But it's the Jayhawks, y'all! I remember loving this band back in the '90s. And if I get my way, Eight Forty-Eight will be a show that is based soley on CDs I once had.