Category Archives: Art and Culture

Jim Damron, one of my favorite artists, gets a mention in the New York Times

I think the value of my art collection may have increased a bit today. Not only did one of my favorite Ypsi artists, Jim Damron, just make it into the pages of the New York Times, but the article included a link back to something I’d written about a painting of his that I’d purchased […]

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Bulb Records’ Pete Larson reemerges in Kenya with a renewed purpose… to help document and preserve the Nyatiti

My old friend and former bandmate, Pete Larson, moved to Kenya a few years back to oversee a number of public health related research projects. And, while there, he fell in love with the country’s culture and music. Now, like a good academic, he’s doing his best to document and preserve what he can, starting […]

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A big thank you to everyone who had a hand in launching Landline Creative Labs

As we’re getting ready to rent our 10th and final office at Landline Creative Labs, now seemed like a good time to step back, reflect for a minute, and say thank you to everyone who played a role in getting us to where we are today. First and foremost, we’d like to thank all of […]

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Futel’s campaign to bring back the public telephone, and the possibility that an Ypsilanti phone may be coming soon

Not too long ago, my friend Dug, knowing that I’d just purchased a former Michigan Bell Telephone building in Ypsilanti, put me in touch with a friend of his in Portland by the name of Karl Anderson. Karl, he told me, was looking for places to install “free payphones.” Well, late this last winter, Karl […]

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Hanging the first show at the Landline Creative Labs micro-gallery

We just got done hanging the first show at the Landline Creative Labs micro-gallery. [It’s in the small space that our wheelchair lift opens into.] Thanks to Jason Wright and Jim Cherewick for contributing work. [Jason’s work is on top. Jim’s work is below.] Having helped hang a few art shows in my day, I […]

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