Thursday, January 19, 2012

Detroit, South Detroit, and the

Today the New York Times published an Op-Ed piece I wrote about Detroit. As you can see by clicking here, it’s called “When the Lights Go Down in the City.” Please, check it out.

The title of the piece obviously comes from the Journey song of the same name. I am grateful that the New York Times came calling; I only wish we could have used a title from a Detroit band, or at least a song about Detroit. It’s not as if Detroit hasn’t produced a ton of great music. Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” does mention “south Detroit,” and this line is sung at Michigan football games, but with irony. As you Detroiters know, “south Detroit” is really Canada.

Till next time…