Sufjan Stevens 11-19-2003 @ Judson College
The abundant Sufjan Stevens activity in the blogosphere lately has me all excited again about everyone's favorite midwestern crooner. As a result I've decided to post a recording of Sufjan's November 2003 appearance at Judson College in Elgin, Illinois. This is a solo appearance by Sufjan; Mr. Stevens is pretty chatty and sounds great. The recording is a very clean soundboard tape well worth your while. I downloaded this last summer from Welcome to the Midwest, and I know bits of it continue to circulate. For whatever reason I seem to be missing the third song from the set, so please send it my way if you have it. I'd be grateful.
November 19, 2003
Judson College, Elgin, IL
Opie's Funeral Song
The Upper Peninsula (missing - please send if you have it!)
Lakes of Canada [Innocence Mission cover]
Vito's Ordination Song
I thought some of you might also be curious to hear the original of "Lakes of Canada" since it's a tiny bit more obscure than those others (ahem)...
The Innocence Mission - Lakes of Canada
Also, to keep the post relevant to all of the Illinois-related Sufjan posts around the blogosphere, here's an mp3 of Harry Caray singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at the Cubs' first official night game back in August 1988 (the rookie year of Mark Grace, I might add).
Harry Caray - Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Sorry, ChiSox fans. Not really.
I'm still waiting on that Franz Ferdinand/Harry Caray mash-up. Go Cubbies!
UPDATE: Links removed....