Yeah, I know, I know...
out of the Music Hall into the wee hours holding my sides,
my aching cheeks tear-stained from laughter.
my car was stolen.
Saturday was a fantastic night in Detroit. The MCB5 event held at the Detroit Music Hall celebrating 5 years of relentless honor and devotion to the city that tries so hard to give nothing back was a smash hit. Featuring local artists and connoisseurs of the same ilk, there was a bandied theme that this group exudes, which is a message of hope and love to the arts and artists in a city that oozes hopelessness and negativity. You are sure to read about the festivities and love on display along w/ the stories of nights past and future endeavors because celebrations are invitations to the past and hopes for the future.
Although every story has two sides, I’m going for the side they aren’t talking about. The purpose of this, of us, and of our kind is to share, enjoy, and encourage our friends and strangers alike to reach new heights of their passions in hopes to turn more people onto our wave. However, an elitist society exists within the city limits. This elitist society is unchallenged by the public sector. Unchanged by privatization, and only gets stronger because it feeds off of the destruction, the misfortune and the pain of others. This society gets all of the press (crime rates, jobless, lack of education, decaying infrastructure). They blame “the man” but in reality, since they own the city, they are actually bringing their selves down (which also makes them “The Man”); And after all of their faults are exposed, they still have the balls to blame it on us! The very people who are preventing any hope that this city can move towards prosperity is your very own “Detroit Elite”, which are truly running/ruining this city that we love has once again,
sent a clear message.
A dear friend and writer for the blog found herself wondering where her car went after the event last Saturday night. “For sure, I parked it here. I know we left the car here in a legal parking spot. What happened?” “The Man”, I proclaim. The elitist society, so determined to prevent something good might prosper in the city refuses to let her love it, promote the good, and help conceal the bad. After the show, about Detroit, for Detroit, and in Detroit, showed why this city is so difficult to love. Like a dear john in response to your love letter.
I’d like to be the first to say Fuck You to the thieves that stole my friends ride; you elitist sons of bitches couldn’t keep your hand in your own cookie jar for one night. It can happen anywhere, it can happen to anyone, but this person on this night; is that irony or what?
Although I’m sure she’ll write about the fun and excitement of a well deserved hard earned 5 years of service that MCB has given to the city of Detroit, and the love she still has and the devotion she’ll show is more than any of your elitist Detroit born, raised, and contributors to the urban decay that is most of the city has ever given back.
I don’ know how she does it.
There are people who believe in Their heart, that there is enough good in and around the city to push on, which when you get down to it, is the true idea we all have; in the true spirit of the blog, this city, and the people who truly love it.
So long live the MCB.
- Charlie Lumley
You are all the reason I shine.
So there, Detroit. Foiled your evil plans this time. But don't fuck with me...
I HAVE FRIENDS!
Long live MCB, indeed.
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