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Timothy Monger makes good, delivers rural pop version of Bowie’s Moonage Daydream

Last winter, as part of our Michigan Musicians on Vacation series, I interviewed Great Lakes Myth Society founder Timothy Monger about a trip he’d taken to attend a wedding in Oregon. Well, at some point during the interview, our conversation turned to our shared love of early Bowie and I made the following proposal to […]

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Let me pour you a beer at Thursday’s More Buses fundraiser

Remember how, a few weeks ago, I told you about the local campaign to increase public transportation options by 44% in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor? Well, now that we’re just a a month away from the May 6 vote, things are beginning to intensify, and both the pro-public transportation More Buses folks, and the anti-public […]

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The Wurst Challenge: the magic of giant sausage brings the community together, quality arts programming to kids, and the nation’s attention to Ypsi

Thursday night’s philanthropic sausage eating event was incredible. Not only did we raise a hell of a lot of money for the FLY Children’s Art Center, but we had a damn good time doing it. Following are my somewhat disjointed and admittedly incomplete notes, interspersed with whatever images, audio and video I’ve been able to […]

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Participants in Thursday’s Wurst Challenge already raise $3,624 for Ypsilanti’s FLY Creativity Lab, aim for even more

We’re now just two days away from our big bratwurst eating challenge at the Wurst Bar to benefit FLY Children’s Art Center, and things are really beginning to heat up. As of right now, according to the donation page, we’ve already raised $3,624, which, if I’m not mistaken, is enough to keep the FLY Creativity […]

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Choose your Champion! Our “20 Feet of Meat” fundraiser is now just two weeks away.

For those of you who missed the debut of the ad for the Wurst Challenge that debuted during last Sunday’s Oscar broadcast, here it is again. We’re less than two days into the campaign, and already we’ve raised almost $500 for Ypsilanti’s FLY Children’s Art Center. Sadly, though, several of our participants have yet to […]

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