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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Casey and Ryan Dawson

They’re gone now, but, before they left, I had an opportunity to talk with Casey and Ryan Dawson about their decision to pack up, leave Ypsilanti, and recreate themselves on the west coast. What follows is their official exit interview. MARK: How soon after I had you both on the Saturday Six Pack as guests […]

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The Untold History of Ypsilanti: Our Native American Past

As I mentioned a few days ago, two articles were recently brought to my attention (one from 1901, and the other from 1914) about the discovery of what appeared to be Native American remains on the property in downtown Ypsilanti we today call Water Street. Well, I followed up with the fellow who sent these […]

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R.E.M. and the legacy of that perfect circle of acquaintances and friends

I wasn’t going to post anything here about the recent news that R.E.M. was breaking up, until, at the gym this morning, I heard two network morning show talking heads going back and forth about how they’d only started appreciating the band in recent years. I suppose they could have meant that they were really […]

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It occurred to me that I’ve never shared the Bar-B-Q Killers with you

I know I’ve written about it here a number of times in the past, but one of the films that influenced me the most as a young man was a little documentary by the name of Athens, GA: Inside/Out. I distinctly remember going and seeing it, by myself, three consecutive afternoons, at a little art […]

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The passing of Pylon guitarist Randy Bewley

Randy Bewley, the guitarist for the band Pylon, has died. Randy’s music has been incredibly influential in my life, and my thoughts tonight are with his family, and his Pylon bandmates, Vanessa, Michael and Curtis, who released the following statement earlier today: We love Randy This past Monday evening, Randy Bewley had a heart attack […]

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