Jack Chicago has always been a wild man. After a youth of struggle and troubles, he borrowed $5,000 from his Student Loan Provider and used the funds to nail the Great Stock Market Crash of 2008 by betting heavily on the March and September "puts" of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers. His gut was right, and both Wall Street Fortresses went insolvent by September of 2008, netting him a Herculean profit that some say is worth well over $4 Million. Jack rarely discusses his Stock Market Activity in public; but the heroic speculation which he endured in 2008 was in no way Mediocre. The cash-money that was his reward for the Victory was Colossal and game-changing, especially for a rambling artist who came from a modest upbringing.....But as he came to find out, and as the Famous saying goes, "money isn't everything" - especially out in LA where he lived after he hit the Bigtime in Chicago. Money didn't change Jack Chicago; rather, Jack Chicago changed money... In LA he dated dazzling pop singer Miss Norway, and that was the beginning of his Awakening. Love, whiskey, clubs, poker games, sun + sand, the Venice Beach breeze, shopping in Santa Monica, 6-day-May-Lays in Vegas, elbow-rubbing with fashion's hottest, blacked-out Chateau Marmot nights until 4am, and of course the music business (his new fetish) - it turned this boy into a poet, a party, and a pitchman - simply, it fueled this geeky stock market gamer into a wild beast who was bucketed out of the depths of the Pacific. Of course things with Miss Norway didn't pan out, and he parted with a great chunk of his capital by affording his Heroic lifestyle, as well as dabbling in Big-Bets poker in Vegas; so in late 2010, knowing he was Hell-bound to lose it all if he stayed a-miss on the West Coast, he decided it was time to make a change, re-shuffle the deck, and hit the road to the Big Apple.
Potty Mouth City Geek
55 Bar handshake with a happy ending, 55 bar handshake with a snappy ending
That kid Angelo shook the Garage with an 22 piece poppy jazz band
Got a meeting for lunch scurry by the doorman, meat for lunch scurry by the doorman
Time is money and the doppler effect takes rhythm from the band in the session upstairs
Too many bikes, too many apps, too many taxi cabs driving too fast…. too too too too
Too much steam outa too many sewer caps, too many creeps out looking for ass I say … too too too too too
Dreamed I was a vocalist nailing my part, I dreamed I was a vocalist nailing my part
Until my stoned out roommate burnt a pumpernickel bagel in the shoe box kitchen which is also my room
So I walked to wall street to see a few ghosts, walked to wall street to see a few ghosts
My pal Candyman was rippin’ on a heater down in city hall park with the 99 percent
Too many rules, too much time, too many things are too risky to the mind… too too too
Navel gazin’ man just-a looking for change, sleepin on the Wall Of China in the rain … too too too
Written + Produced by Jack Chicago
Published by Splash Galaxy® Music (BMI)
Released by GLÄBOSTRØBE® RECORDS on 20 Jan 2012.
Executive Producer: Jack Chicago
Mixing + Mastering, Engineer: Ralfie Toofay
Artwork + Photography: Sorenteen Flay Vah + Michael Larkey
Guitar: Jack Chicago
Bass, MIDI, Synth, Percussion, Blood: Jack Chicago
Recorded 18-20 Jan, 2012 at The Pond, New England, USA
Jack Chicago plays Fender guitars.
© ℗ 2012 Jack Chicago. All rights reserved. Made in USA.