Monday, December 20, 2010

Michigan Christmas Nostalgia Post

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Being the Christmas season, I attended a school Christmas program. Watching a hundred parents and grandparents with cameras, camcorders, and smart phones permanently clued to their hands watching kids younger than 6 sing such classics as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer complete with hand gestures and Santa hats.

This sparked the aforementioned nostalgia moment: of my own school programs. Growing up in Traverse City and attending Bertha Vos Elementary (RIP BV) in Acme, MI, we were extremely fortunate to have our Christmas programs at the Grand Traverse Resort.

There are numerous advantages to having your school Christmas program at a resort instead of a gymnasium, but the best was the Christmas lights at the resort. Not only did you enter the resort along a quarter-mile fully lit entrance, the lobby hotel had an incredible Christmas display complete with fountains, fake snow, multiple scenes, and robotic Christmas creatures.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Michigan Expat Podcast – Episode 18

 

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By. Mr. Sig

Mr Sig discovers that his new webcam has an excellent microphone.  New bands, old bands, all from Michigan.

As always, we encourage you to purchase songs from these bands if you like a particular song.  Writing and creating these songs is a ton of work, and, hey, these folks are our own, so throw a few buck their way.  We try to make it easy to purchase the music here by giving you direct links to the Amazon store.

The Dirtbombs – Chains of Love – Purchase on Amazon

Who Do You Love – The Woolies – Purchase on Amazon

Fire Away – The Swellers – Purchase on Amazon

Danger! High Voltage – Electric Six – Purchase on Amazon

Poem – Taproot – Purchase on Amazon

Secret – Madonna – Purchase on Amazon

Love Lockdown (Kanye West Remix) – My Dear Disco – Purchase on Amazon

Free For All – Ted Nugent – Purchase on Amazon