Yesterday was so amazing.. by the time i got home.. i was too tired to write about it. so here this will chronicle all.
It started at midtown deli, where i finally found a place to make me my favorite bagel. Garlic bagel, with Jalepeno's and cream cheese. Not only that, but i was early enough to purchase it and arrive at work early!
Then while getting cosy at work, my friend called me dancing in her car to the Freddie Le Grande version of "Put your Hands Up For Detroit!" (originally made by detroit, well Ann Arbor native Matthew Dear).
So I have Bagel, new bouncy ball at work, and this song, along with my best friend to get my day started!
little did i know it would get so much better.
A man named Andrew Mcfarlane who runs Michigan in Pictures http://michpics.wordpress.com/, talked to the head of the Creative Cities Summit and got me a pass... so because of him i will be shooting it all next week!!! hooray! I am so excited to go and participate with some of the most brilliant urban planners, on how to build sustainable creative economies!
So this was all at work, as soon as i got home, Mr. Bobby Alcott http://www.bobbyalcott.com/slideshow.php offered to take me to the WIngs opener in a limo, I regretfully declined because i had a bike/camera adventure planed with a dear friend.
This is anthony, we have been friends since we were 15. Our paths through life have been strangely intertwined ever since. Amongst a crowd of hundreds of thousands we found each other after not seeing each other years, and as soon as he comes into town the streets, incessantly announce his arrival, and that of his alter ego, Kosmo, the space bunny. I have suffered through many an existential crisis with him.. this was much more relaxed. just an adventure to African Town.
African Town is the vision of an artist who owns a nearby African Bead museum, He has now taken over more than an entire city block. There are 2 buildings covered in mirriors that were glowing as the sun set, Lighting the entire area... and a yard filled with other installations. It's located at Grand River and Grand Blvd, They provide classes in bead making and Bundles, the man we met, is awesome. I'll go into this more another day. The next adventure blew my mind for two days straight.
The Baltimore Round Robin
Took place at Mocad (Museum of Contempory Art Detroit) over 2 days. It was a traveling group of Musicians and Artists who have more energy in thier bodies collectively, then anything i have ever seen. For two days.. they set up around a room, and performed all different kinds of music, the audience stayed in the center, and the artists often interacted with the entire group, asking us to do things like sit, or form a train that went around the block. Lead by Dan Decon, at one point he was screaming the similarities between Detroit and Baltimore, the stuggles of living in a Post Industrial City, and how we are all in this together. He had the Crowd Screaming I am Glad i am Alive. People wern't just dancing, they were breaking, and letting go. You should go to the round robin if you ever can, you should drive hundreads of miles to take part... the entire thing was incredible. Another highlight from the first night was the ethereal band Beach House.
the rest of the flicks will be on the detroit metromix site.. and my flickr.
and after all that.. i got a new spoke card. and went home and crashed out. I'm late! to go back to work this had to be continued!
"Bmth - Diamond's aren't forever.."
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