I have no idea how to feel about the Shrink Detroit movement. The realist in me says it has to be done, but forced relocation and throwing away of the old feels crazy.
Scary, but is relocating thousands going to make it easier to get more people public and private services? Can you really be a city with out population density on some level?
My brother has been working to demystify the annual Metro Times Blowout festival’s selection process. I feel like the alleged “unfairness” of what bands get to play is a a odd little quirk of the D’s native character. Running a local music festival isn’t going to make big money, but the idea anybody is getting paid or that bookers are being at least selective shocks folks. I wouldn’t expect in Chicago, NYC or even Austin. Of course you won’t have something like the Blowout period anywhere else.
Leo’s Coney Island of Chicago Opens Feb. 15
Nobody writes songs about banks.
I performed with Kenny Rogers for one year as his opening act, and I got to visit every major American city and notice the audience, and Detroit was one of the worst. Comparing them to 100, I did 100 dates with him.
Hi. This is a website about missing Detroit and all its broken glory for people who use to live there.
I’ll do my best to avoid refugee guilt or “Time, Inc/Assignment Detroit” condescension.
“We hope for better things. It will rise from the ashes.”