Category Archives: Art and Culture

Totally Quotable Arlo: Velvet Underground edition

This morning, while Linette and Clementine were out running errands, Arlo and I spent a little time cleaning up his bedroom. And, because he’s too young to know of any music that isn’t my music, we listened to Wire’s Pink Flag and The Velvet Underground & Nico. For the post part he just sat and […]

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The Dead Music Capital Band is going to be visiting from Texas. Where shall we have them play?

My friend Dan Gillotte, when he’s not managing the shit out of the award-winning Wheatsville Co-op in Austin, plays in an un-dead brass band called the Dead Music Capital Band. Well, he and his bandmates will be making the long trip north to Michigan in a few weeks to participate along with a number of […]

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The rehab of 209 Pearl is finally getting underway

As it’s been a while, I thought that I should give you an update on the renovation of 209 Pearl Street. Since my last post, things have changed a bit. Most notably, we’ve chosen not to have a loft apartment on the second floor, and instead build-out more offices for Landline Creative Labs. It wasn’t […]

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The balls on Iggy Pop’s father

As we haven’t shared any good Iggy Pop stories in a while, I thought that I’d share this little anecdote that I picked up on Reddit a little while back. Speaking of Iggy, I meant what I said a few months ago when I was talking with The Patti Smith Group’s Ivan Kr├íl on the […]

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Discussing the prospect of Ann Arbor – Detroit rail, rummaging through the utopian toolbox with Nick Tobier, and hanging out with musician Chris Buhalis… on this weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack

Guess what, America? The Saturday Six Pack, after a month-long hiatus… which, contrary to what you may have heard, was not imposed by the FCC… is going to be back on the air this weekend. So, if you’ve missed my sexy mumbling voice, punctuated by fits of intense coughing, you only have a few more […]

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