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        November 6th, Devil's Eyes

CBC's Radio 2 Morning is the best wake-up radio show I've found since the demise of Detroit's old 106.7 FM. Tom Allen presents a challenging mix of cross-genre music. Although I preferred his previous classical format, he pulls off the new show with his usual engaging enthusiasm.

This in turn has led to other CBC shows including the evening commute show from Rich Terfry. Rich's show is quite something else. He has a deep involvement in modern music as rapper (Buck 65), producer, poet, director, you name it. Consequence ... like Tom Allen he knows his music. The shows are streamed live from CBC here.

Browsing through YouTube I happened across one of Rich Terfry's award winning videos (below). A whole heap of photographic, obscure audio and wonderful film references packed in here. I need to hit wikipedia ...





ps. A blast from the early 90s - about:mozilla - their tags shall once again blink until the end of days :)


        November 5th, In the Early Morning Hours

A long night but worth waiting up for.

Happy Guy Fawkes.


Obama Election 2008 Detroit
Congratulations







        October 30th, The Prices they Keep a Rising

To paraphrase Jib Jab 'The Prices they Keep a Risin'. A small loaf of Avalon bread bought at Harbortown on E Jefferson for almost $7. With the departure of Farmer Jack's, the absence of any national superstore chain in Detroit has left small stores such as Harbortown Market and Zaccaros' to decide the premium customers will pay not to drive past 8 mile. The result is a sometimes steep price differential between downtown and comparable suburb stores such Trader Joe's in GP and Westborne in RO.



Avalon Bakery Bread 2008 Detroit
Time for some change?





        October 23rd, We live In Interesting Times

In these turbulent times the astute comments of Robert Peston deserve note (Now there are runs on countries). And, since we're talking blogs, and coming closer to home, DF's blog (the best Detroit Photoblog) has a new format. I'd recommend checking and bookmarking





        October 19th, Free Press/Flagstar Detroit-Windsor Marathon 2008

Another beautiful Autumn morning in Michigan. A little cool with temperatures at most in the high 30s (3C) but feeling quite a bit lower - nothing a brisk run wouldn't help. This year we have some major changes to Detroit-Windsor Marathon route (check out 2007, 2006) due to the gateway project that cuts off MexicanTown and the extended earmark, sorry, Riverwalk beyond Chene park.



Free Press Windsor Marathon 2008 Detroit
Sunday morning and the moon is still in the sky as we rise early to hit
the 7.00am start. But the lights in GM are already on, lately they don't seem to sleep!




Free Press Windsor Marathon 2008 Detroit
The Marathon uses the riverwalk behind the Omni for the first time




Free Press Windsor Marathon 2008 Detroit
David Cheruiyot, the male lead at this stage & winner, is a good minute ahead of the next runners




Free Press Windsor Marathon 2008 Detroit
The usual bands gather to provide musical support




Free Press Windsor Marathon 2008 Detroit
Tetyana Byelovol, the female lead & winner, is also well ahead at this point




Free Press Windsor Marathon 2008 Detroit
Teams of volunteers wrapped up against the autumn morning provide water




Free Press Windsor Marathon 2008 Detroit
Many parts of the route have been resurfaced no doubt saving many a sprained ankle.
515 Greg Wieczorek of Ontario and 2663 Lewis Butler of Arlinton (VA)




Free Press Windsor Marathon 2008 Detroit
Colin Sangster (L) of Windsor and Scott Setzke (R) of Wyandotte make great time along Atwater




Free Press Windsor Marathon 2008 Detroit
On Belle Isle the fall foliage is striking






Free Press Windsor Marathon 2008 Detroit
As the pack hit the 22 mile point fatigure begins to show




Free Press Windsor Marathon 2008 Detroit
But all along the route there is musical support




Free Press Windsor Marathon 2008 Detroit
The final few miles along Lafayette now shows the new
Greektown casino near the finish line




Free Press Windsor Marathon 2008 Detroit






Free Press Windsor Marathon 2008 Detroit
In the SP the leaves are approaching their peak - a beautiful
time of year to show off downtown, Windsor and BI.




        September 29th, Tipping Point?

Good luck everyone.
Don't try this at home kids!
A delicate balance:
Uncle Sam contemplates Uncle Mugabe's solution




        September 20th, Tour de Troit 2008

Another good turnout for this year's TdD on a perfect September morning for a ride around the city (See also 2007).



Tour de Troit 2008 bike tour Detroit
Usual time - usual place - September before the MCD.




Tour de Troit 2008 bike tour Detroit
As usual I'm half tempted to run the tour,
but as it covers most of my daily work rides and weekend routes ...
ahh, maybe next year ...




Tour de Troit 2008 bike tour Detroit
The changing ownership of the cafe means
a registration tent this year




Tour de Troit 2008 bike tour Detroit
Panoramic by the fixit point (where was the BackAlley banner?)
Click for a zoom




Tour de Troit 2008 bike tour Detroit
The leaders await the start




Tour de Troit 2008 bike tour Detroit
And led by its police escort ...




Tour de Troit 2008 bike tour Detroit
... the tour starts to stream down Michigan




Tour de Troit 2008 bike tour Detroit
A long ride with an extdned pack ...
I hope the folks I found confused at Brush & Mack were able to reunite with the tour!!


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