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Happy Hump Day from Bill Murray07.30.08

The mid-week doldrums got you down? Enjoy this photo of newly single Bill Murray taken at the Crossroads Guitar Festival.

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Bill, who lives in Sneden’s Landing, was master of ceremonies for the show and wore his ’70s rock-star best for the occasion (boy, is that guitar is a thing of Reading Rainbow beauty).

If this doesn’t manage to impress the ladies, surly parachuting into the 50th annual Chicago Air & Water Show next month will do the trick.

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Posted by: Ted Mann - Posted in Bill Murray, Crossroads Guitar Festival, Sneden's Landingwith 2 Comments →

Bill Murray keeps Eric Clapton’s music fest — and its audience — rolling07.30.07

AP Photo/Stephen CherninThis just in: Bill Murray is hilarious. The Sneden’s Landing resident served as emcee Saturday at Eric Clapton’s second Crossroads Guitar Festival in the Chicago suburb of Bridgeview, Ill.

Hilarity, naturally, ensued.

If none of the following quotes documented by Northwest Herald (Ill.) music blogger Bryan Wawzenek makes you laugh aloud, I’m not sure I want to know you — but please keep reading Suburbarazzi!

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There’s been a seismic shift in the world of music today. Chicago is no longer the home of the blues. It is now Bridgeview, Ill. Yeah, that’s right. Let’s hear it for Bridgeview.

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[Dressed as an aging rock star and faking a British accent to introduce John Mayer] They say, ‘How can this big-haired guy from Greenwich, Conn., have the blues?’ Well, I met this man last night and let me tell you, the guy is miserable. If you think things are bad and can only get worse, please welcome John Mayer.

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[Introducing a country-leaning set by Vince Gill and wearing a cowboy hat] Oh, enough of the blues. I want a NASCAR moment. A bunch of you with your shirts off, run around in an oval over there.

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More of Murray’s quips after the break.

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Posted by: Chris Serico - Posted in Bill Murray, Crossroads Guitar Festival, Eric Clapton, Sneden's Landingwith 3 Comments →