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Watch: Texas Releases A Music Video For Their New Single ‘Detroit City’

"You look so pretty, in Detroit City"
"I come from Detroit City"

My friend Darion gave me the heads up that the brilliant Scottish band Texas, who enjoyed some success here in the US back in the 90s, has released a new album titled The Conversation and today have released a new single titled Detroit City. D’s email to me about the song was basically, I found your new theme song … and he was right. As you can see and hear in the video embedded above, Texas have penned a love letter about my beloved Detroit by releasing this love song set in Detroit. I’ve been playing this video all morning, I really love it. I know my Detroiters out there will appreciate the song and I hope the rest of you will love it, too! I honestly haven’t thought about Texas in a minute but I’m so happy to see that they are still putting out great music.

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Watch: Beyoncé Releases An Official Video Dedication For Detroit

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"This song is dedicated to Detroit"

A few weeks ago we got to see fan shot video of Beyoncé‘s song dedication to Detroit, MI during her concert stop there last month and today we get to see a newly released official video of that song dedication. As you may recall, Bey performed the Sam Cooke classic A Change Is Gonna Come in honor of Detroit and if you click the embed above, you can watch the professionally shot video of that performance. I’m not gonna lie, I actually teared up watching and listening to this performance … I hope you will, too. Thank you Beyoncé. Thank you very much <3

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Watch: Beyoncé Pays Tribute To The City Of Detroit In Song

'A Change Is Gonna Come'

Late last week unfortunate news broke that my beloved Detroit, MI became the first city to ever file for bankruptcy protection in an effort to get control of the city’s failing finances. Naturally, this is a sad story not only for those of us who love Detroit but for the entire country … because Detroit is an integral part of the US. During her concert stop in Detroit Rock City over the weekend, Beyoncé paid tribute to Detroit with a performance of the Sam Cooke song A Change Is Gonna Come. She did not directly reference the bankruptcy, she merely performed the song in tribute to the amazing city. Click below to watch a video clip from Bey‘s performance in and for Detroit. More »

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Movie Review: ‘The Purge’

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Yesterday was a very relaxing day here at home in Detroit Rock City. I spent much of the day chilling with my friends Sarah and Mark in their home (one of my favorite places on Earth) and then spent my evening beaming with pride of my BFF Sarah’s kickboxing skills. We finished out the night at the movies and, for the most part, had a really fun time out. I’ll get to the amazing kickboxing stuff in a bit but let’s talk a bit about my movie selection of the night — The Purge. Reactions to the film are a bit of a mixed bag among my friends but I can say that I liked the movie, for the most part. More »

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Having A Ball(game)

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After flying all day yesterday, I arrived here in Detroit safe and sound late yesterday afternoon. From the airport, Sarah and I met up with Mark and the 3 of us made our way to Comerica Park to meet up with a bunch of other friends to watch the Detroit Tigers take on the Cleveland Indians. As I mentioned earlier in the week, I decided to take this impromptu last minute trip home so that I could spend some quality time with my BFF. I managed to rack up enough frequent flyer miles to fly home for free so … I just had to take the opportunity. I’m glad that I did because I have been having the best time since I landed yesterday. More »

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The Garage Rock Documentary ‘It Came From Detroit’ Is Ready For Release

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For the past 10 years, Detroit filmmakers James R. Petix and Sarah Biblia have been working tireless on a new music documentary about the Detroit garage rock scene titled It Came From Detroit and at long last the film is ready for release. Starting today, YOU can make a donation on the film’s Kickstarter page to help get the documentary into production. The filmmakers themselves can better explain the documentary than I ever can but in a nutshell, it’s an exciting inside look at the Detroit music scene that has given birth to bands like White Stripes, Von Bondies, The Detroit Cobras, Gore Gore Girls and many, many more. I think it’s no secret that Detroit and it’s thriving and exciting music scene is very near and dear to my heart so I’m really hoping to do all that I can to help get this film into the hands of fans. Click below to learn more about It Came From Detroit and learn how YOU can help get the film released. More »

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Undead In Detroit

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Yesterday was my last full day here in Detroit so I did my best to make the most of it. Sarah took the day off from work so that we could hang out and play in the city before my short holiday came to an end. We spent the day in downtown Detroit hitting up some of our favorite spots then I hung out with my parents for a short while before Sarah and I went back downtown to see Peter Murphy in concert at the Magic Stick. We ended the night on the couch in Sarah’s Den of Slack watching bad TV together. All in all, a pretty perfect day. More »

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Tiger Town

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Yesterday was another fun-filled day here in Detroit Rock City … even if the weather started to get a little stank midway thru the day. My friends and I started our day in Royal Oak, MI where we lunched and shopped before making our way downtown to cheer on the Detroit Tigers as they faced off against the Cleveland Indians. While the weather was nice and warm in the day, it got much colder, windier and wetter as evening fell. We kinda froze our buns off at the game but we had a lot fun … even if the Tigers lost a little bit :) More »

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Detroit Is Hockey Town

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Last night was a really superfun night here in Detroit as my friends and I made our way to the Joe Louis Arena to cheer on the Detroit Red Wings as they faced the Anaheim Ducks in Stanley Cup playoff action. As you may recall, I saw these two teams in action on Wednesday night back home in SoCal and the outcome of that game wasn’t all that great. I am happy to report that my beloved Red Wings pulled out a huge victory last night, beating the Ducks 4-3. Click below to see a few fun photos from last night’s game and share in my ecstatic glee. More »

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A Quick Run Home

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I’m flying back home to Detroit today for a quick weekend visit home. A bunch of my friends are running the annual Corktown 5K on Sunday and I decided to run the race with them. I’m still a little bummed that I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with my parents on my last visit home so I’m hoping to get in a little more hang with them on this quick trip home. I understand it’s a bit chilly in The D right now but I’m very much looking forward to seeing my family, friends and beloved hometown. More »

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