Tag Archives: 1972

Reminiscing about cleaning the glory holes and peep shows of the old Michigan Avenue porn shop

Back when I used to have the radio show, I would occasionally get messages from a listener in Colorado. For the purposes of this post, we’ll call him Jeff… Well, Jeff, in one of our conversations, let it be known that he’d not only spent a good part of the ‘70s in Ypsilanti, but that […]

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On the 23rd day with no Melania, I can’t help but be reminded of the troubling story of Martha Mitchell’s forced imprisonment at the hands of the Nixon administration

Melania Trump has not been seen in public since May 10. The White House said on 14th that she’d undergone surgery for a “benign” kidney issue, but, according to doctors who have been interviewed in the press, the kind of procedure she’s said to have had wouldn’t have required such a lengthy recovery period. So, […]

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75 hours in Baltimore…. celebrating the Monkey Power Trio’s 23rd day as a band

The weekend of October 21st marked the 23rd meeting of my one-day-a-year pseudo-band, the Monkey Power Trio. For those of you who might not be familiar with our origin story, it all began back in 1995 with a promise between old friends one hot, summer afternoon in Brooklyn. On the spur of the moment, we’d […]

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Michigan Musicians on Vacation: Matt Jones at Gettysburg, with Sarah Campbell

Occasionally, I get good ideas. I’m not sure if this is one of those times, but it occurred to me a few days ago that I should have a regular feature on the site in which I talk with local musicians about their vacations. Our first guest is Matt Jones, of Matt Jones and the […]

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The Ullage Group Film Festival in Brooklyn on August 19

Later this month, my friend Doug Skinner will be screening “brief, rare, and unusual” films at a theater in Brooklyn. The event, entitled The Ullage Group Film Festival, Volume One, will take place the afternoon of Sunday, August 19, and will feature, among other things, seldom-seen animated shorts by the late Fortean researcher John Keel, […]

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