Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Birthday, Michigan!

Michigan Expats - News - See All News

On January 26, 1837, President Andrew Jackson, signed the legislation that officially admitted Michigan as the 26th state in the Union, so we here at call upon our fellow Michigan Expats to raise a glass and toast to our home state wherever you find yourself on her 174th birthday of statehood. 

It is customary to take the opportunity on birthdays to fondly reflect on past memories and experiences together. Of course, this is part of the mission of the website and I encourage you do go through archives and read about some of our stories and memories of our home state. 

I'll also take the opportunity to invite fellow Michigan expats to share your stories with us. Please feel free to send us an email ( if you have something you'd like us to post or explore. You can also call in and be apart of the Michigan Expats podcast. Mr. Sig usually records the podcast on Sunday afternoons or evenings and you can check our Facebook or Twitter feeds for when he begins and email, chat, or skype in and be apart of the program.

OK, enough shameless website self-promotion. Time for some shameless narcissism (recently explored at the Calvin College January Series). What am I doing to celebrate Michigan's birthday?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Michigan Expats Episode 21–Mr Sig Returns – Culture – See All Culture

By Mr. Sig

Mr. Sig makes a triumphant return… or sorts, and spins some excellent music.  Remember to support the artists as you see fit by purchasing tracks that you enjoy.

Keep in mind – you can subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or in any RSS aggregator.  Just go to the iTunes store and search for “Michigan Expats.”  If you subscribe via an RSS aggregator, just copy the xml link at the top right and paste it right in.

This weeks songs are…..

Dennis Coffey – Getting it On – Purchase on Amazon

The Falcons – You’re so Fine – Purchase on Amazon

MC5 – I want you Right Now – Purchase on Amazon

Ralston Bowles – James Dean – Purchase on Amazon

Aretha Franklin – RESPECT – Purchase on Amazon

Stjepan Hauser and Luka Culic – Smooth Criminal – See Video

Mary Wells – You Beat Me to the Punch – Purchase on Amazon

The Knack – Let Me Out – Purchase on Amazon

Geno Washington – Hold On To My Love – Purchase on Amazon