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The RTA’s regional transit master plan, Nick Tobier on the creation of temporary utopias, and the music of Chris Buhalis …on episode 46 of the Saturday Six Pack

I know I’ve mentioned this episode of the Saturday Six Pack before, but, I thought that I’d better post a more comprehensive tonight, seeing as how it deals with the regional transit master plan that we’ll all be voting on come Tuesday. For what it’s worth, I will be voting yes on the RTA initiative, […]

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The Disinformants, Crime Victims and Nick Zomparelli usher in Totally Awesome Fest 2016 …on episode 45 of the Saturday Six Pack

Every year, in late April, a free, all-ages, multi-venue festival of weirdness called Totally Awesome Fest descends upon the sleepy little midwestern hamlet of Ypsilanti. There’s no escape from it. No one is immune. Like it or not, you will experience beauty and magic. It permeates every element of village life. Walking through town, one […]

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Bruce Conforth on the real life of Robert Johnson, the real hell of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and what it was like coming of age inside Izzy’s Young’s Folklore Center as the young Bobby Zimmerman hammered out songs on the typewriter in the back room… on episode 44 of the Saturday Six Pack

When I first started talking with ethnomusicologist Bruce Conforth about the possibility of his being on the show, I wasn’t exactly sure what we’d be talking about. He didn’t seem terribly enthusiastic about the prospect of discussing his time at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, where he was the founding curator, […]

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Exploring the untold history of women in American with Leesta, empowering our daughters with Girls Rock Detroit, the music of Timothy Monger, and a quick visit from Loose Teeth …on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack

As you may recall, a few months ago, I told you about some awesome University of Michigan undergrads who, dissatisfied with the fact that women are largely left out of the K-12 history curriculum in the U.S., decided to start an education technology company. Well, the company, called Leesta, launched a little while ago, and […]

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You no longer have to take the word of the textbooks, this is what Prehensile Monkey-tailed Skink was actually like

Remember how, several months ago, I told you that a 25 year old video of my Ann Arbor noise band, Prehensile Monkey-tailed Skink, had surfaced in Oregon, and how music journalist Dustin Krcatovich had made it his mission in life to track it down? Well, he was apparently successful. After teasing me with a few […]

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