Tag Archives: interviews with Mark

Ypsilanti exit interview: Vinnie Massimino

As three of the last four posts on this site have been about the upcoming Ypsilanti Democratic primary, I though that it was time for something a little different. Here, with that in mind, is an exit interview with local video artist Vinnie Massimino. If he looks familiar, it might be because, until about a […]

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What I might be doing at this summer’s Shadow Art Fair

One of the good things about being among the handful of people behind the Shadow Art Fair is that I don’t have to apply. In exchange for the work that I do, I get a table automatically, and I have right up until the morning of the event to decide what it is that I […]

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Stanford student radio interviews the Monkey Power Trio

A few nights ago, four out of five members of the band, The Monkey Power Trio, were interviewed by a fellow named Diego Aguilar on Stanford University’s student radio station, KZSU. The interview is, by all accounts, unremarkable. I have heard, however, that some young people on the Stanford campus have turned it into a […]

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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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The totally confrontational Totally Awesome Fest press conference

Ypsilanti’s more densely bearded, somewhat less murderous, and considerably less black version of Don King, Patrick Elkins, called a press conference yesterday to announce the lineup of the 8th annual Totally Awesome Fest, which begins this Friday evening at 5:00, in the field behind VG Kids. I suppose, in retrospect, that it should have been […]

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