29 Feb '12, 4pm

Going to WXRT this afternoon to record a reading of "Vampire Hours" for Chicago Day.

Going to WXRT this afternoon to record a reading of "Vampire Hours" for Chicago Day.

Hauling up and down empty avenues on winter weeknights can be its' own kind of hell. But for those instants that one feels like the last being drawing breath, the others make their presence felt. The truly dedicated drinkers, the lonely lunatics for whom time of day or place are of no import, the speed-adled tow truckers, the cops looking for an excuse, and the other cabbies fool enough to be out fighting over the few sorry scraps left to be had... The winter snow-route parking ban brings schools of haulers out onto the quiet thoroughfares to conduct their insane deathraces. Tow trucks turn feral at night, treating moving vehicles like stationary obstacles, paying only cursory attention to traffic signals, ignoring lane configurations altogether. To have one of these panting, hungry beasts riding your ass will wake one from the deepest reverie. Dragging carcasses back to t...

Full article: http://www.chicagohack.com/2010/01/vampire-hours.html

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