Category Archives: Detroit

In the D part three: decline of the American auto industry

In this post I’ll be looking at the declining fortunes of the American auto industry brought about by a combination of external factors and an inability to move with the times. When the best is too good – advanced technology … Continue reading

In the D part two: Detroit burns in the 1967 riots

In a previous post I covered the remarkable rise to power and glorious heyday of Detroit, fuelled by the booming motor industry. In this post we’ll take a look at how it all started to go wrong. Down on the Street … Continue reading

In the D part one: Detroit – the American dream

This is the first part of a series of posts I’ll be writing about a city with a unique story to tell. If you’ve seen the Eminem film 8 Mile, you’ve seen the reality of Detroit. Despite being a mainstream … Continue reading

Telegraph Road

We always like to think of ourselves as individuals but the truth is our parents pass on certain personality traits and tastes whether we like it or not. When it comes to music, I inherited a closet liking for Dire … Continue reading