Reel Around The Fountain

Before you head down to Fountain Square tomorrow for the big Grand Reopening/Unveiling ceremony and concert (judging from the dust and rubble, be sure to bring a hard hat), check out CityBeat singing columnist Jake Speed‘s swingin’, loving tribute to the “Lady of the Water.” The song is a part of the local Folk singer’s “Speedy Delivery,” an ongoing series of sometimes funny, sometimes soulfully heartfelt songs about current events. Jake is now 10 months into the series, which began as a New Year’s resolution at the start of 2006. Click here for a complete archive of his “songatorials” so far; there’s some brilliant stuff in there.

Jake also recently informed us that he will be doing a live, Storytellers-like presentation of his “Speedy Delivery” songs on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Rohs Street Cafe. Look for a “behind the scenes” article about Jake’s experiences writing a song a week in CityBeat the week of the show.

— Mike Breen

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