I have seen this video a few times, read the reviews in the Journal and seen all the hype on Facebook. The video is good, the rhythm is even ok for a bit, but is it just me??? The vocals are terrible!!! Just my opinion? anybody agree or disagree?...
Yeah, I’ve been hearing about this video too and read about it at the NPR site. It does sound a little rough (I think he said it was a demo), but in the bigger picture this song is like an anthem to me – my grandpa was a sit downer and my family worked on the line. I can relate to his message too – that no matter how bad it gets, this guy is proud to be from Flint and he’ll die here just like his friends and family did.
They lifted and used quite a bit of my work in here... I'm flattered!
Shawn, does this mean you can add "Music Video Consultant" to your resume?
Yeah,they lifted some of my flickr account photo work too chittle! but thats ok! I'm flattered too. It's my shot of half paved half brick Ida street. and Saginaw street "brick" and I think the walli day photo too!awesome!Flintstoner80
I like it! Do you suppose the pearly gates are actually going to be lighted arches for the few of us that stuck it out?
Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.