January 24, 2006
Motown Ghost Town
Friend of the Snark (and, oh yeah, Michigan Radio reporter) Dustin Dwyer goes exploring in the old, abandoned Motown Records building in Detroit and finds a vinyl record that’s been sitting there for decades in the dark.
Anyway, this is what journalism is like in Michigan: plants closing, buildings being torn down. Contrast that, say, with Florida, where the big problems of the day are building enough schools to keep up with growing populations, or widening roads, or using smart planning to prevent everything from becoming one big suburb.
Everything there is growth, everything here is decline.
And yet, I’d much rather be covering these stories than those ones.