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Bvos
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Surprised no one posted this earlier. Jack now lives in Nashville.

http://freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll /article?AID=/20060324/ENT07/6 03240382
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Gravitymachine
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whoop de do!
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Thnk2mch
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He still owns his home in Detroit.

Rents it out.
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Eastsidedog
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Really? He just bought it. We had the same realtor. Well that's the predictability of rock stars for you.
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Quinn
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Hmm...Does Meg still live in Indian Village? She lives just down the street from his now-old home.
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"Ireland Online -- White is big in Ireland and the United Kingdom -- reports..."

uh, so he's not big anywhere else? ok...

and what's up with the made up words? infanticipating? just because you're writing for a *trendy* celeb gossip column in the freep doesn't mean you can just make schitt up.

well, that's kinda crappy news i guess. but he's got money and can do whatever he wants...
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Bob
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Who cares, his music sucks anyways.
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Thnk2mch
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"Really? He just bought it."

It was his house that he grew up in that I spoke of.

(Message edited by thnk2mch on March 24, 2006)
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Eastsidedog
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Thnk2mch, I thought he grew up in Southwest Detroit. Paul Ryder sold him the house in IV, he was also my realtor.
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Will Meg take this time off to learn some drum licks?
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Matt_the_deuce
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Yeah, because we all know that "drum licks" is a sure fire way to make it to the "big time" - just ask all the employees at your local Guitar Center...
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Pffft
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Let's see if she has a career when she's 50.
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Matt_the_deuce
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BTW - Jack grew up in SW Detroit, and bought his house in IV a few years ago. Meg still lives in IV.
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Pffft
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Oh, and "hitting the bigtime" is a sure sign music has any quality, riiiiiight.
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Thnk2mch
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ESD - I stand corrected - I mispoke, my thoughts ran together.

I meant the house he grew up in, that he bought from his parents. I am not sure of the house in Indian Village.
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Pam
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I thought he had already left a while ago, when he was dating Renee Zellweger.
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Bob
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Actually the worst drummer are those that try to show off and add lots of extra stuff into the songs, which makes them lose time and not keep a steady beat. Heard that from Peter Erskin, which is a professional session drummer.
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Matt_the_deuce
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She has already had a career that very few musicians, even ones in very succesful bands, will ever even come close to acheiving. She has already played on records that people consider some of the best in the history of rock.

If she never picked up a pair of drumsticks ever again, it wouldn't matter - she has been a contributing factor in a very important band that has already left it's mark on the music world.

Doesn't really have much to do with her licks.

Like I said, go down to Guitar Center and ask those wankers what they have accomplished, and then asked them what they plan on accomplishing by the time they are 50.

Do you get it?
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Thnk2mch
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True, Matt_the_deuce, very true
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Czar
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"Yeah, because we all know that "drum licks" is a sure fire way to make it to the "big time" - just ask all the employees at your local Guitar Center..."

LOL. There's nothing worse than being in a Guitar Center or another big chain music store. "Hey man, you want to try out that axe?"
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Matt_the_deuce
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BTW - "big time " is in quotes. That means I was being sarcastic.
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Pffft
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Forget "extra stuff," just try being a competent, in the pocket drummer. She wouldn't have a clue what that is.
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Czar
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The ire directed towards Meg White has always puzzled me. She has never claimed to be a good drummer and is a pretty quiet, unassuming person. Her playing fits the White Stripes sound.

The music business is littered with people who can't "play". Deal with it.
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Thnk2mch
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Pffft -

Send Jack a demo.
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Pffft
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I don't see it as "ire," Czar, nobody's excited. And she seems to be a very nice person.

But her drumming makes it hard to listen to the band.

Jack has a drummer, in the new band.
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In any case, wherever he goes, Mr. White's contribution to Detroit music will remain. From his dialogue with other groups at the Gold Dollar to his displaying the Detroit flag on the Stripes' first tour of England to his "Sympathy of Detroit Sounds" album and to his always high regard for the Detroit rock sound, The White Stripes' success put some spotlight on a normally neglected, but vibrant community of musicians.

Besides, for keeping one's sensibility fresh, taking up quarters in country music's hometown is not a bad idea. Whereas the whole rock industry/scene/cluster madness is infatuated with Youth to the point of suffocation, it must be refreshing to camp out for awhile with the country scene where age still holds some character. Best of luck to him.
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Matt_the_deuce
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And you have a clue?

She has played on recordings that have shook dance floors around the world.

There are a lot of different ways to define "Pocket" or "feel" James Brown, Led Zeppelin, The Stones etc... they all are different, but all accomplish the same goal - contributing to the music in an appropriate and great way.

Listen, I'm not here to say that she is a great all-around drummer, but that's not the point. It's about being a good musician, and she knows her music. She knows more music than most of us will ever know - trust me. She knows what's important. Her "musical intelligence" is very high.

If Jack had some "sweet" drummer play in the White Stripes, it would not sound nearly as good. Her feel is part of what makes that band sound good.
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Thnk2mch
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Recent Jack White project

http://www.theraconteurs.com/
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Pam, Jack and Meg lived in IV for some time. I've spoken to people who used to spot them biking around the neighborhood sometimes. I saw Jack at Sala Thai once, one of his favorite places. He looked really freaked out at the time and bought like 10 carryouts all ridiculously customized.
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oops I meant Jack and Renee. I know because my wife was obsessed with spotting her. I know that Renee also bought a house in Pleasant Ridge.

I know way to much about this.
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Bob
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There is no such thing as musical intelligence, I think you are talking about music aptitude.
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quote:

Matt_the_duce

Yeah, because we all know that "drum licks" is a sure fire way to make it to the "big time" - just ask all the employees at your local Guitar Center...




Hater.....

Like you know anything about dums or the music industry!





That's sarcasam for the other dumbasses!
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Matt_the_deuce
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Musical sensibilities would probably better describe the point I was trying to make. Aptitude describes ones inherent abilities a much as those aquired.

I we all develop our own musical sensibilities throughout our life. You have to work at it and grow. Keep developing/refining your tastes, and they shouldn't become stagnent, unless they become stagnent on something really good! Reality is that most people stop growing musically while they are still stuck on bad.
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Matt_the_deuce
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LOL @ Toolbox- sorry about that. It just slipped out... :-)
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Patrick
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I never look at her a drummer. I see her as a White Stripe. Kind of like Ringo in a way.
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Man, Brendan is looking a lot like Syd Barrett for some reason in those pics on the raconteurs site.

Hard to say if this move is 100% permanent or if Jack will sell his house in IV (or the one in SW Detroit). Does Michael Stipe still have a house in Athens, GA?
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Dude, that website rules! Reminds me of the old monochrome computers of the 80's. Don't know why, but Tandy comes to mind, the Radio Shack special.
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Thnk2mch
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The web site works like an old DOS system, before windows.
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Green Screens Rule! Long Live the AS400!!!
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Who cares about him. Let him live in Opryland so he can whistling Dixie.
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Bob
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Putting Ringo Starr and Meg White together does not work. Ringo was not a flashy drummer, but you could set a metronome ot his steady beat. I have seen Meg on a couple of occasions and from a musical standpoint, she was never even close to a steady beat. She has a nomce stage presence and puts on an interesting show, but in musical terms she is awful.
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Matt_the_deuce
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"from a musical standpoint, she was never even close to a steady beat."

"in musical terms she is awful."

I disagree and you are missing the point. If you want steady, use a drum machine, and being musical doesn't have a ton to do with perfect tempo - just listen to John Bonham. You can't put a clock to him either - and thank god. Re-read my posts above about what IMO should be considered musical.

Not going to argue about her tempo - it moves around a lot. She is no Ringo - in my mind one of the great rock drummers of all time. He was not clock perfect either. He suffered from "rush the fill-itis" especially on the earlier stuff. There are times though when Meg digs in and plays that big fat simple 2&4 beat and it is heavy as hell. She has a natural way of laying the backbeat waaay back that a lot of "great" drummers just can't do. This is the feel thing I'm referring too. Whether it be by default or whatever she plays a couple things really well, better than a lot of really good drummers and it works perfectly for what the White Stripes wanted. A loose, powerful, almost innocent type of vibe that cuts right to what makes rock and roll great. It ain't the symphony...

The fact that she is always playing right on the edge actually adds to the tension too. You never quite now if she is gonna lose it or not. Do you notice how Jack pushes her on stage? He knows that Meg on the edge only adds to the tension. It's like a roller coaster at times, exhilerating, no set lists, Meg having to react to everything Jack does on the spot, and sometimes in front of tens of thousands of people, and millions on TV. It's really fucking ballsy and I haven't seen many bands take those kind of chances.

My whole point being the White Stripes "thing" works and is a stroke of genious really, and remember, it takes two to tango... she is Jack's perfect foil - chemistry wise and musically - for what they are pulling off.
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If you think a great, pocket drummer who can keep a beat is ANYTHING like a drum machine, then no wonder you love Meg White's drumming.
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2 things come to mind:

1) Music is more about what is between the notes.
2) You cant judge art.
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J_stone
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Deuce - you should go roll a deuce.

Meg White is a horrible drummer.
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Patrick
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Ok, well she aint no Buddy Rich either, but then again, no one is.
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J_stone
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Lurker, are you a giant douchebag?
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Bob
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I absolutely agree with you on a drummer Matt_the_deuce, but I have been to a few gigs where the band almost fell apart because of Meg White'e inability to keep a beat. John Bohnam is a great example of what a drummer should be, Meg White is just plain bad.
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Oldredfordette
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You gave me an idea - instead of the unions bringing a big giant rat to picket lines, they should bring a giant douchebag.

I like the White Stripes, it's theater. And I like the music.
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Jenniferl
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One thing about Meg White is that she's probably the only drummer in a 21st century rock band with any kind of name recognition. If you ask the average music fan what's the name of the drummer in (insert name of any rock band that's come along in the post-grunge era) and they won't have a clue.
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Matt_the_deuce
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Pfft - What? I pretty much said the opposite. Did you even read what I wrote? That's your response? A dialoge is hopeless.

I'll make it simple:

Meg White is not a great drummer.

But she does do a couple things really well.

The White Stripes don't need a "great drummer" they need someone who understands what makes great music.

Jstone - If all you can hear is what she doesn't do well - then I can't really have a debate with you.

What Meg does well has contributed greatly to the music.

What she doesn't do well, hasn't made a shits difference.

Get it?

This whole thing is hilarious...
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One funny thing is that Randy Rhodes could play John Lee Hooker, Buddy Holly or Chuck Berry under the table but I'll be damned if you catch me jammin any Ozzy/Rhodes riffs!
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Czar
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Do me a favor. Listen to "Exile On Main Street", arguably one of the greatest rock records of all time. Charlie Watts is all over the place on that album, yet his playing is great. If you want metronomic time, pick up some piece of crap record put together using Pro Tools in Los Angeles over the past 10 years, there are plenty of options available.
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Pffft
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Hmm, an analogy comparing Meg White to John Lee Hooker or Buddy Holly? ...or Charlie Watts? Nah I don't think so.

It's hilarious how worked up people get about this. But the funny thing is, we all sort of agree -- Meg can't play very well. What we don't agree on is whether or not that's important in the context of the Stripes.

It's simple. I think, as do others, that she needs to keep better time than she does. When it becomes a distraction and in live situations you're driving the band off a cliff, it ain't working.
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a debate about the technical abilities of a drummer in the garage-band genre? who cares? what matters is the entertainment value; the music is raw and hopscotch anyway. challenging her ability is like complaining about a dirty needle for a lethal injection.
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Thnk2mch
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If any one but Meg was the drummer for the White Stripes, it never would have worked. It was the simple drums and Montgomery Wards guitar of Jacks that TOGETHER made the White Stripes who they are.

Jack is a creative musician that can and will do things in many different ways, but that is not the White Stripes.
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I wasnt comparing Meg to John Lee Hooker et al...simply pointing out that it is not always technical virtuosity that makes a player great.
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ringo
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Czar
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Either Pffft isn't a musician or he's one of those Guitar Center musicians. LOL
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Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 12:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i agree 100% with Soulhawk. recently i was watching Rattle And Hum and there is a scene where U2 is about to rehearse a song with B.B. King. B.B. chats with Bono beforehand and makes the admission that he cannot play chords (Bono assures him that the Edge will take care of it--LOL). he obviously didn't need to know his chords to become one of the greatest blues musicians alive. it's all about what works for the music. period.
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Superaygun
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and before you jump on me i am NOT saying Meg is at par with B.B. King as a musician. i am just supporting my point that it is about what suits the music. what she does in her band obviously works and is part of their sound.

(Message edited by superaygun on March 26, 2006)
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Leyland
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The band the BellRays have a new CD coming out in May. There's a song called "Detroit Breakdown" on it. One line from it is "No more Iggy or the MC5/Wayne's been doin' it in LA now/So you're just livin' a lie."

Eerie.

One of my favorite aspects about the band was their love (hate) with Detroit. No doubt Nashville's a better place to raise kids though. Anyway, it's not like there's a shortage of musical talent here.

(Message edited by Leyland on March 28, 2006)
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Taj920
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Nashville's a better place to raise kids?
Who sez?
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Chitaku
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The sad thing is, they have done alot for the city, yet have not recieved much gratitude. Over in Europe Detroit is one of the hippest cities. Any of our musical acts makes it there no problem. I have a New Musical Express from 2003 with a guide to Detroit. highlighting all of our cultural institutions. Another magazine from England named Detroit vacation spot number 1 on their best places to go. All of this because of a supposed "rock" culture we live here, showcased by the White Stripes. Many people in this town however hate on them for being popular and it's a shame. If you want to hate on anyone pick Madonna, she disses this place alot.
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Crash_nyc
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"Over in Europe Detroit is one of the hippest cities."

Definitely. That completely caught me by surprise when I attended the '99 Homelands Festival in the UK with 70,000 fellow technoheads (Underworld & Chemical Brothers headlined -- great time!).
I showed up wearing one of my "Made in Detroit" tees, which simply read "Detroit". I received a lot of random compliments from passers-by on the shirt early in the day. A little strange, but then I thought, 'yeah, I guess it's a pretty cool design'. Then, later in the day, we struck-up a conversation with a group of Scottish technoheads, who first asked me where I lived: "New York City". Kind of a muted response, until I mentioned "Brooklyn", which raised some eyebrows. Then they asked me if I grew up in Brooklyn, and I pointed to my Detroit shirt. "You live in Brooklyn AND you grew up in DETROIT?!!!" They were calling their friends over to meet me and shake my hand. I was a mini-celebrity for a moment, simply because I was from Detroit. One of my strangest, and proudest moments ever.

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