A Dream of a Lost Time

Here’s a bit of nostalgia for the old Detroit, strangely enough from a Canadian. I heard this when I was in Michigan- I swore I wrote something about this but I can’t find the post.


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I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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2 Responses to A Dream of a Lost Time

  1. Heil Hizzle Mein Nizzle says:

    A lot of music artists sing paeans to their rough beginnings, and then they bug the hell out and never go back. With Detroit, Iggy Pop, Bob Seeger, and Eminem come to mind, although it’s dubious any of them ever lived in the worst parts of the D. The funniest of these delusional hypocrites has to be Bruce Springsteen, however, a “working class hero” as full of crap as John Lennon when he was driving a Rolls and entreating the gullible to give up their possessions.

    The greatest song to ever come out of Detroit is, without question, this one:

  2. joetexx says:

    It isn’t strange at all that the singer is Canadian. Generations of stalwart Ontario youths slipped across the border to do summer work or build up a grub stake in the booming MoTown factories- back in the days when Detroit still had jobs for willing white lads. 

    John Kenneth Galbraith, who grew up in Ontario, mentioned the phenomenon in one of his ’60’s books. 

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