Song of the Day #3,102: ‘Jacksonville’ – Sufjan Stevens

illinoiseYour randomly selected New Year’s Eve song is ‘Jacksonville,’ from Sufjan Stevens’ album Come On, Feel the Illinoise!.

Back in the early ’00s, Stevens vowed to write an album about every one of the 50 U.S. states, capturing the best and worst qualities of each. He started with Michigan then moved on to neighboring Illinois. But that’s where it ended. He has since dismissed the idea as absurd.

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