Thursday, December 18, 2008

Rhythm of Life

I was feeling a little depressed over the realization that the once-mighty AC Spark Plug — workplace of Crowbar Charlie Koziol, my mom (however briefly) and thousands of others — had been reduced to several discrete piles of rubble. Then I watched this and I felt a little better. Maybe it will help you, too. (It's best played loud.)

Now, does this have anything to do with Flint? Not really, but legend has it that Sammy Davis Jr. once stopped in at The Golden Leaf.


  1. Bob Fosse sure knew how to bring it, didn't he? Saw this at the Palace on Kearsley after sneaking in my Kewpie and Fries. I still have the ticket stubs (actually still have the stubs to every event I ever attended-ephemera not trash)

  2. Not to dis Sammy, but howzabout some MC Breed or Top Authority? The videos for "Ain't No Future In Your Frontin" and "Ain't To be Flexed With" always bring a smile to my face AND contain alotta classic Flint footage.


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