Tag Archives: New Year’s Eve

Mittenfest X returns to its roots, kicks off in Ypsilanti tonight

Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, Ypsilanti has traditionally played host to the incredible Michigan music festival known as Mittenfest. Last year, unable to find a home in Ypsi, however, the festival wound up in Ann Arbor. Now, though… starting tonight… Mittenfest is back in Ypsi, where God intended it, and things are once again […]

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Reflecting on the origins, accomplishments and future of Mittenfest

Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, Ypsilanti will, as it’s done for the past seven years, play host to the incredible Michigan music festival known as Mittenfest. Following is a short interview I conducted online with organizers Brandon Zwagerman, Jeremy Peters and Amy Sumerton on how Mittenfest got started, how it’s changed over the years, […]

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R. Crumb on the death of authentic American music

While I have friends who play in bands, and, on occasion, even make music myself, I rarely, if ever, listen to anything recorded after the start of World War II. Yes, every once in a while I pull out a record by the Ramones, Television or the Velvet Underground, but, for the most part, I […]

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Thank you for spending another year at MarkMaynard.com

As your host, I feel as though I’m expected to mark the end of the year by saying something insightful about all of the horrendous shit we’ve lived through these past twelve months, and how, having survived it all, we’re better positioned to move forward into 2013, kicking ass and bringing about positive, progressive change. […]

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New Year’s Eve

If you’re snowed in at home this New Year’s Eve, here’s a little tip… Tune it to Radio Dismuke, where they’ll be playing classic 78 rpm recordings from the 1920s and 30s. Things get started at 10:00 PM. And I don’t know that it’ll be on the play list for tonight’s big broadcast, but, here, […]

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