– Kinda last notice but 82nd Street will be at Burlington Bar on Fullerton tonight (Dec 6). We’ll be playing stuff from the new album, plus some older material. It’s the time of year when I break out “Heavy Metal Vomit Christmas Party,” after all. Some songs on the cue sheet I haven’t played since about the 90s. Including one about Charlton Heston whose shelf life seems like it SHOULD be expired since he’s dead and all, but still feels pretty relevant.
– I have seen the cover to Just Kill Me, my new YA novel about a ghost tour guide who makes places more haunted by killing people there. I can’t show it to you for a couple months yet though, so nyah nyah nyah. Several archaic synonyms for swear words will be appearing in print for the first time since the 1600s.
– There’s gonna be a new cover for Play Me Backwards, too. It’ll have a similar feel to the one for Just Kill Me. Which is super cool and reminds me of Pushing Daisies. I can’t wait to show it off!
– Oh! I have a whole new company! I parted ways with the ghost tour company I was with off and on for the last ten years. And now I’ve moved the old Mysterious Chicago blog, started a new podcast, and launched new tours at Mysterious Chicago.com ! Get on the mailing list, subscribe to the podcast, and follow Mysterious Chicago on twitter and facebook!
– There are two tours and one cool event coming up NEXT WEEKEND. I’m teaming up with the Obscura Society to launch….
– DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY: MYTH AND MYSTERY.
A 2.5 hour bus tour about H.H. Holmes, our most popular antique murderer, Sat Dec 12, 1pm. (I’ll be at work on a Holmes book all winter – more details coming soon).
UNSOLVED CHICAGO MYSTERIES
A 90 min specially-priced bus tour of some super-cool Chicago stories I’ve researched over the years. Sat Dec 12 4pm
DRINK LIKE THE DICKENS!
A night of drinks from the works of Charles Dickens (Port negus, rum flip, Rocky Mountain Sneezer, etc) and Victorian-inspired food (whitebait fritters, gruel shooters, mutton meat pie, etc) at Knife & Tine. Sun Dec 13 at 5pm.
Regular walking tours will start in the Spring. Private tours available all the time.