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robert taylor homes (former)

from open mike eagle, brick body kids still daydream posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

Open Mike Eagle's 2017 record Brick Body Kids Still Daydream is a concept album about the high-rise Robert Taylor Homes on the South Side of Chicago where he lived until he was 13.

Robert Taylor Homes were built in the early 1960s as public housing, and life there, ruled by gang violence and drugs, was bleak. The last of the buildings was demolished in 2007 to be replaced by residential homes.

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pittock mansion

from the lathe of heaven, ursula le guin posted in literature by nevereatshreddedwheat

He got onto the funicular at Fourth and Alder; and swooped up over the gray-green city to the HURAD Tower which crowned the west hills, on the site of the old Pittock mansion high in Washington Park.

- The Lathe of Heaven, Ursula Le Guin

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lloyd center

from the lathe of heaven, ursula le guin posted in literature by nevereatshreddedwheat

...the funicular line stopped across the river in the old Lloyd Center, once the biggest shopping center in the world, back before the Crash. Nowadays the vast multilevel parking lots were gone along with the dinosaurs, and many of the shops and stores along the two-level mall were empty, boarded up. The ice rink had not been filled in twenty years. No water ran in the bizarre, romantic fountains of twisted metal.

- The Lathe of Heaven, Ursula Le Guin

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royal albert hall

from adele, the byrds, nick cave and the bad seeds, the who posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

London's Royal Albert Hall opened in 1871 named after Queen Victoria's late husband Prince Albert.

Over 50 live albums have been recorded here including The Byrds’ Live at Royal Albert Hall 1971 (recorded in 1971 and released in 2008), Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ Live at The Royal Albert Hall (recorded in 1997 and released in 2008), The Who’s Live at The Royal Albert Hall (recorded in 2000/2002 and released in 2003), and Adele’s Live At The Royal Albert Hall (recorded and released in 2011).

Don’t be fooled by Bob Dylan’s Live 1966: The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert. It was actually recorded at Manchester Free Trade Hall. Likewise, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s The Royal Albert Hall Concert released in 1980 was found later to have been recorded in 1970 at the Oakland Coliseum, and it was renamed The Concert when it was reissued.

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the hart house

from the hart foundation, bret hart posted in pro wrestling by nevereatshreddedwheat

During WWF’s attitude era Owen Hart wrestled Ken Shamrock in the infamous Hart Family Dungeon on the July 1998 pay-per-view Fully Loaded.

Watch Owen Hart vs. Ken Shamrock in the Dungeon

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