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Hijacking a local karaoke night, the reclusive Patrick Elkins announces his intention to take Totally Awesome Fest international this year

Every year, at about this time, Patrick Elkins, the director of Ypsilanti’s Totally Awesome Fest (TAF), calls a big press conference to formally announce the coming festivities. And, every year, invariably, I’m the only member of the professional press to show up. This year’s press conference, which took place yesterday evening during a hijacked karaoke […]

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The Totally Awesome Fest rumor mill is beginning to grind

Speaking of Totally Awesome Fest, I’ve just agreed to host some kind of walking tour of the various event sites on the evening of Monday, April 21. So be sure not to schedule anything else that night, OK? Oh, and I haven’t talked with event organizers yet, but, given that this will be the 10th […]

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Who would you like to see dragged back to Ypsi/Arbor against their will?

For those of you who didn’t notice, I’ve added a link at the bottom of the right hand column. When clicked, it will take you to a page where I’ve started collecting all of our Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interviews. I may have missed a few, but I’ve tried, as best that I could, to aggregate them […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Leggz

Yet another Ypsilantian, a member of the band Manhole, has pulled up stakes and left Ypsilanti for the mythical paradise of Portland, where, according to legend, “young people go to retire.” Here’s my interview with the tall, quiet man we all knew as Leggz. MARK: What’s your name? I mean, I know you as Leggz, […]

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Manhole member Stevo “Doc” Doccerson demands to be interviewed, have mangy, glistening pelt of chest hair acknowledged

Remember that band, Manhole, that got run out of Ypsi after they illegally appropriated my face for an ill-fated line of leisurewear? Well, all the guys came back to town this last weekend, in hopes of acquiring stacks of free pancakes and selling poorly photocopied trading cards of themselves at Totally Awesome Fest 8. I […]

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