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I get no respect, I tell ya.

Jul 30, 2019 1:50PM PDT

First, I hadda admit me and Slim Shady is homeboys. (Neither of us is happy about that.)
Then, the town's the home of Shinola, and can anyine tell the difference?
Now, it's hosting a debate of lemmings, headed for the river.

Get no respect.

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I had no idea ya were into Marshall Mathers !
Jul 31, 2019 6:18PM PDT

Wonders never cease! Oh, you mean you are from Motor City? Hmm, do you like Ted Nugent? I hope only his early music - I hear tell he's a big supporter of da NRA and has made some rather questionable comments recently.


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Nugent is a long-time, avid hunter.
Jul 31, 2019 7:33PM PDT

Tends to go overboard on his pronouncements.
Not "into" M&M. "(Neither of us is happy about that.)" Happy When I first read about his film "8 Mile" I knew what the story line was. (It's a real street, and a long-time border. I grew up just inside Fenkell, aka 5 Mile Road.) Used to interest my schoolkids by sketching Detroit on the board and explaining the film.
Casey Kasem also born and raised there. He went to Northwestern HS, walking distance from the later Motown brownstone on West Grand Boulevard, another boundary. Later attended by the Supremes and others.

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My mom's hometown,
Jul 31, 2019 8:20PM PDT

too! From what part of Detroit I'm not sure - she probably mentioned when I was younger but I have forgotten. I'll ask my Sis and see if she can recall. Anyway, Mom watched "8 mile" with us when it came out on DVD and gave us a running commentary in between dialog about the various streets and landmarks, etc. Apparently lots of things there had not changed that much - and she left there early in her twenties after marriage. That would have been the early Fifties - Dad "swept her off her feet" and they went where his work took him, a few years later Victoria ( my sister ) was born - '57, then myself in '59.

I always enjoyed Kasem's show. And absolutely love most Motown hits,
lots of which we as a family listened to endlessly on Dad's "hi -fi" (He was an electronics 'nut' and spent a lot of his "discretionary income" on amps, reel-to-reels, turntables, etc. He even got to see Wishbone Ash live in England around 1970 - I always envied him for that! He and Mom would go to jazz clubs in London often when we kids were far too young for that - Mom once complained her ears rang for a whole day after a particularly loud event - she said they were sitting way too close to the stage! (but Dad insisted, wanting to get the 'full experience'. Again, can't remember who was playing).

Anyhow, thanks for "triggering" a nice memory - one of these days I plan to make a 'pilgrimage' of sorts to Detroit. Just for kicks.

Rick " what I'd _really_ like to do is retire in the UK - I still miss the weather of my childhood " Jones

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