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Things I have collected about the concept photos 2


They seem to be the inversed colors of each other?


The bus stop sign was based on CTA’s (Chicago Transit Authority) old signs from the last century (if my memory doesn’t fail me, the signs were changed in the 70s - 80s).

I’ve read the Owl Service book theory that has been going around and I think it makes a lot of sense, but I think the Owl Service here is also indicating the CTA’s “Night Owl Service”.


There are many things to look into in that poster:

- The remake of the Dublin LUAS map:

- They put old songs and albums on the poster as destinations (You can read the list here, but it’s not complete - still figuring out what they wrote at the diagonal green line)

- The Blue Line - Sky Line thing:

Now what does this mean? Also I don’t know if this is related or not:

Furthermore, reading on this makes me think of the Young Forever MV:

I can’t seem to find the link between these.

(My take on this is that you see they were lost, seperated in the maze by the barriers. But somehow, they made it through the maze and escaped. The last scenes show that they were together and were walking/running toward the skyline, and there’s also a plane which literally “takes you to the sky” as in the Interlude lyrics. Anyone good at metaphors and stuff?)

- The notes BigHit made for the colors: the pic on the right is CTA’s train system, seems really similar to the footer of the poster.

Yellow Line and Pink Line remain the same but not Blue Line, Green Line and Red Line. Also the Brown Line, Orange Line and Purple Line are missing from the poster.

(Read part 2 here)


The Moment You’ve Been Waiting For by John W. Iwanski
Via Flickr:
Chicago, Illinois, USA.


On this day in music history: January 26, 1970 - “Chicago (aka “Chicago II”)”, the second album by Chicago is released. Produced by James William Guercio, it is recorded at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City and Hollywood, CA in August 1969. Following the groundswell of underground FM radio play for their debut release and the relentless touring they do in support of it, Chicago returns to the studio during breaks in their whirlwind schedule to record the follow up. In the interim period, the band shorten their name from the Chicago Transit Authority to Chicago. Like their debut, the album is another double LP set, with much of it being dominated by side long music suites, one of which titled “Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon” is its centerpiece. The album is Chicago’s commercial breakthrough spinning off three top ten singles including “Make Me Smile” (#9 Pop), “25 Or 6 To 4” (#4 Pop) and “Colour My World” (#7 Pop). Original pressings of the LP come packaged with a poster of the album cover artwork featuring the bands now famous logo, designed by CBS art director John Berg. The album is remastered and reissued on vinyl by Rhino Records in 2009, with audiophile label Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab also issuing a hybrid SACD in 2015. The album is also reissued on January 27, 2017, with a new remix by Steven Wilson. The new mixes are made from the original 16-track multi-track masters, bringing more clarity and definition to the recordings which had sounded flat and muddy in previous releases going back to the first LP pressings in 1970. “Chicago II” peaks at number four on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

chicago transit authority experience tiers
  • like average inconvenience tier: it's really crowded and someone is accidentally pressing on ur spine and forcing u to do a little bit of upright yoga/really enthusiastic driver who is either singing to or loudly berating the passengers
  • moderate inconvenience tier: a verbal fight breaks out; drunk people loudly shout at each other around u or loudly shout at u; someone is taking up a whole seat for their sandwich
  • inconvenient tier: a mild physical fight breaks out; more than 2 trains pass that are too crowded to board; a woman empties her purse on the seat next to her and yells at you while she sorts through it; the man in the seat behind u reaches under the seat and unties your shoes; someone accuses u of thinking you're better than them bc you're doin homework
  • high inconvenience tier: The Jacker sits across from you; you are trapped in a car full of drunk frat boys in a tunnel due to delays; you fall asleep and wake up in a suburb that doesn't exist; rahm emanuel is in your train car and smiles at you; you're running late and the first train that arrives is the santa train; the car fills with smoke and they make everyone get off; the train is delayed at 8:03am because a real person got hit and the cps student next to you whispers "hell yeah"

In the spirit of the great #LangstonHughes the energy at @citywinerychi last night was unbelievable!! I had a BLAST rocking the mic and sharing the stage with @jussiesmollett @terisa_griffin @malcolmlondon and everyone else who touched the stage. It was a very EPIC evening !! As always… Thank You #Chicago!! LOVE YALL!! Full clip on my FB page. S/O to @jonatedagreat23 & @realtalkraps. Thanks for your help brothers! #iNEEDtoWrite ✍🏾 #message #quote #quotes #poem #poetry #poetrycommunity #poet #writer #author #BlackHistoryMonth

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In 1977, a Filipino nurse, Teresita Basa, was brutally murdered in her apartment in Chicago, Illinois. Authorities were called when a fire was started in her apartment. When Police arrived, they found her nude body. She had been stabbed several times.

Several months after the murder, Teresita’s coworker, Remy Chua, began having visions and dreams in which she explained what had happened to her.  She then went to the police and told them that the killer was Alan Showery, a co-worker as well. Police were obviously sceptical at first, but when they found Basa’s belongings in Showery’s home, he confessed to the crime. Alan had offered to help fix her TV that day but ended up killing her and stealing her jewelry to give to his girlfriend. He was convicted of murder on February 23, 1979, and received only a fourteen-year sentence for his cold-blooded crime.