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Hi, I'm Carey. I live in , where I'm a and a . I on the with Clamor & Lace Noise Brigade, and I'm a and player, too. I have an album called Someone Else's Wings and a novel called Forward March. I for mental health, I keep a and collect , and I know more about and (among other things) than any normal person should. It's nice to be here.

December 1 will mark 20 years since I moved to Chicago. What should I do to celebrate?

("Eat pizza" is already under consideration.)

("Eat pizza" is ALWAYS under consideration.)

A good cure for the blues is to join a weird brass band, and then make friends in other weird brass bands, and then play really loud shows together. That's what I've found, anyway.

Any Chicago acoustic music fans here? My record release at Montrose Saloon is in less than a week, and I'd love for you to come by and check it out.

Hi, I'm Carey. I live in , where I'm a and a . I on the with Clamor & Lace Noise Brigade, and I'm a and player, too. I have an album called Someone Else's Wings and a novel called Forward March. I for mental health, I keep a and collect , and I know more about and (among other things) than any normal person should. It's nice to be here.

bigshoulders.city

bigshoulders.city is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future. Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.” Our goal for bigshoulders.city is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas, pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.