Link Wray, the rock and roll maestro, churned out songs like the popular “Rumble” and the not-nearly-as-popular-but-equally-if-not-more-exciting “Raw-Hide.” Many would argue that Link (and his Ray Men) were wholeheartedly responsible in 1958 for creating the power chord. Yeah. Believe it. But guess what, this aint no music blog as much as I sometimes want it to be, and so today I introduce you not to LINK WRAY, but rather LINK DROPPA– the new character in the DL! universe responsible for sharing important weblinks. Wow, that was such a wordy introduction.
First, a recent post by Karen Dybis with TIME’s Detroit Blog supporting the DL! film “The Farmer and Philosopher.” In the article, Karen urges readers to VOTE FOR THE FILM ON CURRENT.COM (so as to increase the possibility that the film will be on national television). Word on the street is that following Karen’s advice is actually a brilliant idea.
Second, Scott Gast wrote some awfully pleasant words about DL!– “the creativity factory of sorts”– on his blog The Butterfly Generation.
Finally, just when you thought Midtown was on a roll, dig this to keep the wave going– a brand new meat laboratory to be installed at Cass and Canfield in the mix with all the other cool cats in the area (Burea of Urban Living, City Bird, Motor City Brewing Works, Traffic Jam, etc). Bring on the smoked sausage and other meat-sorts of stuff.