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Hello, Detroit!

2010-10-20 00:34:37.949086+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

This Sensible Erection entry alerted me to Johnny Knoxville's Detroit Documentary. I clicked "play" for background noise while I was typing some stuff, and then got totally sucked into it. On YouTube: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Makes the city sound like some sort of hardcore punk post-apocalyptic land of opportunity, or at least land of hardcore punk post apocalypse, and it'll be interesting to see what grows out of the space. The art redoing of the neighborhood mentioned in part three is The Heidelberg Project.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-10-21 15:30:01.834587+00 by: petronius

Very interesting. I can remember forgotten semi-industrial areas of chicago in the mid 60s where you would find stuff like this, young explorers creating something new. Eventually the areas gentrified, and the explorers moved on. I also think the most interesting quote was the artist who said they don't want a saviuor, some big chain store. I predict that 25 years from now one of these explorers will have progressed his idea into the big chain of some kind, the WalMart of the 2040s. After all, Sam Walton developed his model in small towns, which had been utterly overlooked before he showed up, and noplace is as overlooked as Detroit is today.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-10-21 14:03:50.36809+00 by: ebradway

My friend, Scott, is into Urban Exploration and is probably one of the "Dutch" people the guy in the first few minutes is complaining about. Here are some of his pics of Detroit.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-10-20 04:12:17.473533+00 by: Dan Lyke

Also in that area: Hamtramck Disneyland. Hamtramck Disneyland article, Hamtramck Disneyland Yelp Reviews, Yelp photos.