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The Patti Smith Group’s Ivan Král on the origins of punk, Anne Brown on her platform for the Michigan House, and restaurant owner Bee Roll on her bumpy, awesome year… on episode 39 of the Saturday Six Pack

I’ve fallen behind in my write-ups of past episodes. I’m sorry about that. I thought, since we were off the air these last two weeks, I’d get caught up, but other things kept getting in the way. [Speaking of which, I may have something relatively big to announce in a few week’s time.] Last night, […]

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Art, Food, Sex and Trauma: Mark Maynard shoots the shit with the most important artists to live within a five minute walk from him… Episode 5: Jim Cherewick

Local song and dance man Jim Cherewick, when he’s not singing and dancing his way into the enlarged, slowly-beating hearts of Americans everywhere, can generally be found hunched over napkins and the like, feverishly scratching away, making what he refers to as “art.” Well, I caught up with Jim on one such occasion and forced […]

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The Stooges for Chrysler: “a blue collar attitude in a white collar world”

I like that the Stooges are making some money, I guess, but I don’t know how I feel about their song No Fun being co-opted by the man to sell luxury cars. Here’s how Chrysler positions the ad on YouTube: John Varvatos’s blue-collar spirit pushes him late into the night, with Detroit-based rock music serving […]

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“punk wasn’t a musical style”

I’m waiting for Clementine to fall asleep, drinking a well-deserved beer, and skipping around the internet, looking for archival footage from the early days of CBGBs. And, in the process, I happened across this segment from the 1995 PBS documentary entitled Rock and Roll. I think I saw it when it was first broadcast, but […]

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