Category Archives: Art and Culture

MC Kadence, Ypsi Underground and Jim Cherewick on the upcoming Saturday Six Pack

This coming Saturday’s show, if nothing else, will be eclectic. Among others, we’ll be talking with hip hop artist and philosopher Brandon Mitchell (aka MC Kadence), Colin Moorhouse from the local zine Ypsi Underground, and a group of folks who will be coming by the AM 1700 studio to discuss the possibility of an on-air […]

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Michigan Musicians on Vacation: Carol Catherine on the road from Las Vegas to Area 51

Somehow, a year or so ago, I fell into groove where I started talking with local musicians about vacations they’d taken outside of Michigan. I’m not sure what prompted it, or why I suddenly stopped, but I suspect it was weather related to some degree. And, now that it’s 20 degrees below zero outside, I […]

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The Saturday Six Pack number six… the episode where Nick and D’Real almost get themselves killed

There were a lot of firsts this week… This was the first time that we invited random passers-by into the AM 1700 studio to talk. This was the first time that we had a guest text in to say that he wouldn’t be able to join us. And this, to my knowledge, was the first […]

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Telling shit from Shinola… It’s not as easy as you might think

I don’t think I’ve ever weighed in one way or the other on Shinola, the somewhat controversial Detroit-based marketer of expensive watches, bicycles and notebooks. As I recall, I may have once noted how incredibly douchey I found the spectacle of four economic development professionals, at some point during a public forum on the future […]

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Finding out that she only loves you for your corpse…

Someone should remake Love American Style for the modern era the same way that Charlie Brooker brought back the Twilight Zone for a new generation in the form of Black Mirror… And the first episode, I think, should draw its inspiration from the following story. If you haven’t read the news, it would appear that […]

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