Thursday, March 04, 2010

Podcast #3 and Photos with the Ability to Leave Me Completely Dumfounded...

Strange things afoot today. First off, what seems to be some sort of
guerilla stickering campaign leads me to existential questions I'm
not ready to answer...
(photo taken in the Woodbridge neighborhood of Detroit. Stickers also spotted in the Cass Corridor)
Next, a Detroit gas station puts a little too much faith in hope...
(actual un-retouched photo from a gas station on Wyoming in Detroit)

Let's pull it all together with some tunes from the town I love. If
anyone has any insight into any of these shenanigans (sticker, gas,
jams) please let me know.

Podcast # 3 by cassdetroit

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting choices again. Thanks for the time and effort in compiling this.

Maria said...

I'm waiting for someone to blame me for those stickers. There's one in the bathroom at the Chill and Mingle too ... saw it last night.

Anonymous said...

I have been seeing these stickers all over Midtown and in Hamtramck

Anonymous said...

The Mitch Rider thing? I think its kinda like waht happened with the early-Beatles or the Yardbirds (yeah I said it). All kinds of crazy psych bands loved em and were inspired to form because of them, but...methinks they're kinda lame. Its weird to think about Dickie Peterson and Joe from the Flower Travellin Band sitting in their respective bedrooms getting their faces melted by this boring pop music. But the music had NEW!! elements/feelings/etc attached and so, yeah, it makes sense that the kids loved it and made it better.

Anonymous said...

Maybe someone wants you to come back to Detroit. I don't understand why you don't go back because you're always whining about how much you miss it.

Lee said...

Very strange indeed. But the fact that the stickers appeared just after you were in town puts you pretty high on the list of suspects, Ben!

Anonymous said...

It seems like people want you back in Detroit!

Anonymous said...

Where is Ben Blackwell?

Anonymous said...

Bigger Question. Where is Mick Collins?

Kommie said...

do you know the mitch ryder song "rather go to jail"? thats one of my favorites. real high energy and fun. the first detroit wheels albums isnt TOO different from the sonics or "back in the usa" or whatever. just rough, fast covers of rnb songs. I like them.

Anonymous said...

Ben you should check your wiki page someone put the stickers up on it.

Anonymous said...

It's like the guy/girl(usually) at work no one likes, then she leaves and everyone is happy and glad to see her go, because they ragged on her constantly, but three years later they still find a way to bring her back up and talk about her. You're that girl Ben.

Anonymous said...

Stickers should say: "No matter where he is, Ben Blackwell is still a dickwad."

Maria said...

maybe holly moody was in the D and didn't tell us.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the 'casst! Every time I hear that DJ Assault song I think of the Chappelle Show episode with the black gay dude mowing his lawn in a black leather vest and short shorts.

Anonymous said...

so many stickers!!!

Sean said...

nice 'cast ben, glad to see you've got the hand of soundcloud. as for those stickers, maybe your family are trying to emotionally blackmail you into moving home?

Chris said...

where is ben blackmail?