Monthly Archives: September 2011

Whole Lotta Weekend 9/30 & 10/1

So, I’ve taken to writing this little music–Tigers–ahem, roundup every Friday. Basically, it’s my–TIGERS–ahem, excuse me–basically, it’s where I inundate you with what local music happenings are best to check out. Or, you know, with what local music happenings I think are best to check out. But, funny thing this weekend–I’m having a hard time concentrating…

The Class of 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Are Named

The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2012 have arrived. The newly nominated are: Guns N’ Roses Heart Joan Jett and the Blackhearts The Cure the Small Faces/Faces Freddie King Eric B. and Rakim the Spinners Rufus with Chaka Khan Nominees from years past who have yet to make the…

Dragonmead Brewery offers tasty tour

I had the opportunity to tour Dragonmead Brewery & Pub in Warren the other day. What a great operation! This place has the feel of an old fashioned English pub. Wood accents everywhere, with an oak wraparound style bar. Service is friendly, and the beer is excellent. On any given day, some 40 taps are…

Lockouts – They’re All the Rage

The NFL owners did it, MLB owners did it back in the 90s and cancelled the World Series…oh, and the NHL had one too – though I’m not sure why or if anyone actually cared or knew about that one. I think the Lions were locked out for a couple of decades until this season.…

Whole Lotta Weekend 9/23 & 9/24

If you’re anything like me, you’ve just made yourself a caucasian and are pondering how to manage another weekend full of music in and around Detroit. Last weekend’s abundance of fests made it easy. Well, as long as you picked Ferndale’s DIY Fest and not that other fest at some racetrack. Did you hear about…

Michigan Craft Beer Stroll is tomorrow

A few weeks ago, my husband was reading his craft beer or whatever magazine. “I bet you can’t name the top five states for microbreweries,” he challenged me. “California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Michigan,” I responded, almost immediately. He stared at me, mouth agape. “That’s so hot,” were the next words out of his mouth.…

Take a bike tour of Detroit Saturday

I’m going to be very sad on Saturday. Why? Because I have to miss the annual Tour de Troit, the two-wheeled tour of the city, due to a healing leg injury. I’ve been doing the Tour de Troit since 2005, the first fall I lived in the city. My husband and I were still feeling…

On R.E.M.’s Break Up

“A wise man once said–’the skill in attending a party is knowing when it’s time to leave.’ We built something extraordinary together. We did this thing. And now we’re going to walk away from it.” –Michael Stipe Today, R.E.M. announced that they’re no longer a band. While they may have stopped being a “big deal”…

Good In Bed

We all like to think that we are fairly accomplished and are able to please our partners in the bedroom, and some of us really are. Most likely, our efforts don’t go unnoticed or unappreciated. Sex is a key factor in any intimate relationships, it is what differentiates an intimate relationship from friendship. Being good…

What I’m eating: Goat Tacos

Goat Meat Taco

Hiller’s Market had a goat promotion a few weeks back. No live goats in the store or anything like that, but some good deals on goat meat, plus goat cheese and yogurt—which, by the way, are both lactose free (WIN). They had a Greek goat yogurt (not sure whether or not the goats were Greek,…