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Two Minutes With The GEICO Caveman...

Two Minutes With The GEICO Caveman...
Leaving the Darius Rucker pre race concert at the GEICO 400 Sprint Cup race on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, I ran into about the last person I was expecting to see on this planet:  The GEICO Caveman (it turns out the caveman was the Grand Marshal of the race.  Of course he was.  Why wouldn't he be?).  So, I did what any responsible music journalist would do:  ambushed him with an interview request even though he has absolutely nothing to do with the music I supposedly cover.  What follows below is the transcript to the impromptu two minute interview that I conducted with The GEICO Caveman about his thoughts on the city of Chicago, NASCAR racing and of course saving money with his archnemesis GEICO. ...

Interview with Darius Rucker

Interview with Darius Rucker
In town to perform on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet (part of the Geico 400 NASCAR pre-race festivities), Darius Rucker sat down with me backstage following his set for a conversation about Chicago, the Bears, country music and his first tour as a headlining act since his days with Hootie & the Blowfish. ...
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    Jim Ryan has written about music in print and online for a variety of Chicagoland publications for over fifteen years. In addition to duties filling in as Traffic Anchor on CLTV or in the helicopter on NBC 5, you can also catch him Sunday nights at 6PM central as host of "The Rock N' Roll Radio Program" on AM 1420 WIMS and AM 1060 WHFB (streaming at and via the TuneIn Radio app for the smart phone or tablet). Jim has also worked locally for WXRT-FM, lives within walking distance of the Metro and is an avid White Sox and Blackhawks fan whose first live concert experience came at Comiskey Park in 1984 during the Jacksons' "Victory" tour.

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