Sunday, July 26, 2009

6 Things To Love About Detroit. (Because 5 Isn't Enough. Seriously.)

1) The abandoned Michigan Central Station. Beautiful even in decay.
2) All America vs. Lafayette. In this battle for coney dog supremacy, there are no losers.
3) Fake City, Real Dreams podcast. A Utopian vision of Detroit as imagined by a mass transit employee of same. Why did the rebuilding project stop at casinos, again?
4) Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Seen in person, the dread sets in at about the 30 second mark. But it feels good.
5) Gators.
6) Detroit, 1984. Painter's caps. Prodigious hair above the upper lip. Boy George, Magnum, P.I. Only one force could bring these elements together: Tiger baseball. Bless You Boys, indeed.

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At July 30, 2009 at 7:41 PM , Anonymous Tom Brookens said...

'84 was a very good year - for baseball and for mustaches! Keep up the good work.

At August 2, 2009 at 2:42 PM , Anonymous Shea Shackelford said...

Very cool blog. We've got a couple of good Detroit posts over at the Place + Memory Project (and hope to have many, many more). In case folks are interested or want to add their own tales:

Little Harry's -
J.L. Hudson's -


At August 2, 2009 at 2:43 PM , Blogger Our Towns said...

Your mustache often masked your extreme utility on the ballfield. You were one of the good ones.

At August 19, 2009 at 9:12 AM , Anonymous Hunnicutt said...

I know it's a bit obvious, but number 7: The Pistons. Ben Wallace is back!!!

At August 19, 2009 at 1:24 PM , Blogger Matt said...

Indeed! However, I fear Big Ben is no more than a bag of bones with cornrows at this point.


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