Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Singing Cab Driver
Last night I took a cab home from Wicker Park to North Center only to be cosmically picked up by the SINGING CAB DRIVER. Imagine someone who looks like Rainn Wilson picking you up in a cab and letting you choose from 100 hilarious They Might Be Giants-esque original a capella songs. I had time for 2: one about gentrification on his street and one about cowboys, which I got after choosing from a spoken menu of options, including "Sex", "Love," "Social Influence" (see: gentrification), and "Other", which led to a second menu (see: cowboys). Apparently he's been doing this for 17 years to over 55,000 cab riders; originally the concept was to plug his band, Chameleon World, but now his band plugs him (singing the songs of the Singing Cab Driver). Gotta love a man with a concept.