Tag Archives: spring

Like the groundhog emerging from his hole to announce the coming of spring, Patrick Elkins ascended Ypsilanti’s Thompson block yesterday and announced the coming of Totally Awesome Fest 11

Yesterday Patrick Elkins finally gave in and agreed to answer questions from City leaders and members of the press concerning the local pagan holiday he presides of over – Totally Awesome Fest. Several in our community, it would seem, had been pressing him for information about the event, which every year grows not only larger […]

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Today is International Potato Skin Day… Where should I celebrate?

I can’t recall the specifics, but, in recognition of the important work I’ve done on this blog over the past decade, a well respected member of the United Nations came forward several years ago and suggested that the people of the earth, from that day forward, should refer to the Tuesday before my birthday each […]

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Spring in Ypsilanti

I was just sent this image by NPR’s Mike Perini. If he’s to be believed, he stumbled across this record in a Council Bluffs, Iowa record store called Kanesville Kollectibles last weekend. He describes it as, “countryish late 60s pop with a mild psychedelic influence,” and threatens to play it on his immensely entertaining WCBN […]

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