We at Paper Machete have a new theme song this week — it’s “Pickin’ Up the Pieces” by Fitz & the Tantrums — and lots of stories about and for people who just aren’t getting what they should.
On our most recent episode, Kim Bellware talks about Syl Johnson, whose song “Different Strokes” wasn’t cleared to be sampled on Kanye West and Jay Z’s new album Watch the Throne.
Kelly Kleiman discusses how some MAJOR Chicago institutions aren’t paying property taxes and why-on-earth they’d do such a thing.
Shannon Cason goes to the Southside and fills us in on the Moo and Oink grill, and food deserts.
And Briar Rabbit wraps things up with some tunes.
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And this coming Saturday promises to be an exciting one — we have Julia Sweeney, SNL alum and very funny lady. Chad Briggs from Chicago Underground Comedy will be there; Erin Shea Smith, author of Tales from the Scale; Phil Dawkins, The Paper Machete “Culture Schlock” reporter who combines arts & crafts with skewering pop cultural analysis; Stephanie McCanles of The Cancer Show; Bond Benton of the Palooka Journal, and Michael Patrick Thornton of ABC’s Private Practice, and The Gift Theatre. And finally, Paper Thick Walls will serenade us with the sweet sweet songs of the end of summer.
Additionally, if you liked what you heard at the end of this week’s podcast (or even if you didn’t, just suck it up), head to Lincoln Hall tonight for more Briar Rabbit.