Wild blowing jazz. Miles Davis’s Seven Steps to Heaven. Loud rock music. The boss of New Jersey. The euphonious sonorities of the symphony. These are a few of My Favorite Things. While the musical nightlife of my native city (St. Louis) contains some less tolerable things–drunk hipsters claiming to know the provenance of all “cool” musical acts, overpriced drinks and cover charges for lethargic acts not worth the price of admission… The hierarchy of my penchants for the musical nightlife are chronicled here. My name is Layton. I write about weekends chasing music and tell both the sociology and the musicology of what I observe. This is the Layton Music Chronicle.