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Music for Monday.

Aug 16th, 2010 | Categories: Music | by Michael Williams

Thought it would be fun to share some of the music that has been kicking around my head recently. I hope you enjoy it. I also hope, partially, that if you think I have terrible taste in music, that this post continues to perpetuate that feeling for you.

CHIEF — Your Direction

JJ — CEO Birhday

Feelin’ No Pain

Aug 10th, 2010 | Categories: Americana, Music | by Michael Williams

This is either something you get or you don’t. I know I sure get it. Give me an open road or a few cold ones, either way this music will have me feeling no pain. This past weekend I spent about 17 hours driving and this was my co-pilot. When it came down to it, I could have kept going for a long time. 100% pure Americana right here — enjoy.



Vintage Car Culture + Chet Baker = Heaven

Jul 9th, 2010 | Categories: Americana, Cars, Music | by Michael Williams

Thanks to Steven for the tip. This is mesmerizing both in sound and sight.


Jun 17th, 2010 | Categories: Music | by Michael Williams


Apr 6th, 2010 | Categories: Music, Ohio, Photography | by Michael Williams

When I was about 15 years-old a family friend gave me $25 of LTV Steel stock. It was of nominal value, but it was an amazing gift — the memory of which has remained with me in to this day. It was especially poignant the day LTV filed for Chapter 11 and closed the last remaining steel mill in Cleveland. That was a disappointing time for me. While LTV was shuttering, the local newspaper — the Cleveland Plain Dealer — ran a series of articles called The Quiet Crisis, about the deflating Northeast Ohio economy and the eroding industrial tax base. It is tough to see things like that happen to any town, especially a town you grew up loving and defending.

I found these beautiful black and white photos from the Library of Congress (via the Detroit Publishing Company archive) and was listening to Bruce Springsteen’s Youngstown and it took me back to the glory days of American industry. Or at least the American industrial 1970s (think Deer Hunter) or when I was a kid in Cleveland in the 1980s. Most of these photos are from Western Pennsylvania — places like Homestead and Braddock — and some are from Cleveland, but the spirit is from Bruce and Youngstown, Steel Town.

Download Youngstown

Chan Marshall Revisited

Feb 28th, 2010 | Categories: Music, Random | by Michael Williams

Just because. Photos by Mr. David Black. Respect.

Is there gas in the car? Yes, there’s gas in the car.

Jan 27th, 2010 | Categories: Music | by Michael Williams

In lieu of a mixtape (Muxtape?) allow me to present some of the sounds that have been heard around the ACL offices as of late. Since there is a strong Brooklyn Vegan like atmosphere floating around in the comments, I figured this would be fitting. Enjoy!

The Middle East — Blood