tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29216482587517282342013-11-19T17:51:41.987-05:00MotorGay- A Gay Detroit BlogA Detroit Blog. The life of a gay guy living in Detroit.Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.comBlogger41125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-12416595961070648012013-07-19T13:25:00.002-04:002013-07-19T13:25:24.793-04:00Chris's MotorGay Picnic and Beach Party!When: Saturday July 20th at 12 pm<br />Where: Kensington Metro Park<br /><br /><span itemprop="description"><span class="fsl">Come to Kensington Metro park for a day at the beach and then later a picnic. We'll be at the beach starting at about 12-1 on the right side (Down by the volleyball net) then later we will move to a picnic area. I'll post the name of the picnic area on Facebook on the day (Saturday-tomorrow) I'm bringing my propane grill, so you can bring some kind of meat to grill or bring your own charcoal, they have grills in the picnic areas. Alcohol is not allowed, but I just bring cups and pour my beer in a cup. So br<span class="text_exposed_show">ing cups. Bring your own food and drink and bring folding chairs to sit on. We are just going to take over an area, again I'll post the name of the picnic area that we chose on the day, but we'll be at the beach first. Tell your friends, bring your friends, this is just going to be a show up, "flash mob" picnic. Don't forget folding chairs! See you there! It is $5 per car for a day pass to the park.&nbsp;</span></span></span><br /><br /><span itemprop="description"><span class="fsl"><span class="text_exposed_show"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/534214259966856/" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/events/534214259966856/</a>&nbsp;</span></span></span>Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-2377580713523112392012-05-25T16:48:00.000-04:002012-05-25T16:48:13.785-04:00Out on the town Party Pics May 2012I'm very behind on posting pictures. This goes back a few weeks, I'm not going to bother with the dates. Menjo's, Backstreet, The Works, Gigi's, Pronto and The Gold Coast.<br /><br />Backstreet<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-h5I-dlzzz1Y/T7_hybli_eI/AAAAAAAAAzI/x1SGHDLk_LI/s1600/Backstreet+-+watermarked+%2815%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-h5I-dlzzz1Y/T7_hybli_eI/AAAAAAAAAzI/x1SGHDLk_LI/s400/Backstreet+-+watermarked+%2815%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--uhEsQkhSjE/T7_h_6eEwEI/AAAAAAAAAzQ/mZxC6HG7g2s/s1600/Backstreet+-+watermarked+%2816%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--uhEsQkhSjE/T7_h_6eEwEI/AAAAAAAAAzQ/mZxC6HG7g2s/s400/Backstreet+-+watermarked+%2816%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bkjLd4RACQ4/T7_iK6VFWxI/AAAAAAAAAzY/MCd3mX6g82Y/s1600/Backstreet+-+watermarked+%2817%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bkjLd4RACQ4/T7_iK6VFWxI/AAAAAAAAAzY/MCd3mX6g82Y/s400/Backstreet+-+watermarked+%2817%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>&nbsp;More photos! Click "Read more" click any photo to enlarge<br /><br /><a name='more'></a><br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2ETHs5TZPtE/T7_iVPsNZdI/AAAAAAAAAzg/sOCJ_HHI578/s1600/Backstreet+-+watermarked+%2818%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2ETHs5TZPtE/T7_iVPsNZdI/AAAAAAAAAzg/sOCJ_HHI578/s400/Backstreet+-+watermarked+%2818%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AZl9sE8cBhE/T7_ijUCcJUI/AAAAAAAAAzo/pWWWuRSEuz8/s1600/Backstreet+-+watermarked+%286%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AZl9sE8cBhE/T7_ijUCcJUI/AAAAAAAAAzo/pWWWuRSEuz8/s400/Backstreet+-+watermarked+%286%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br />Gigi's<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pA1Om0pZZkI/T7_mm7Z06SI/AAAAAAAAAz0/Ck_16fo-eMs/s1600/Gigi%27s+-+watermarked+%281%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pA1Om0pZZkI/T7_mm7Z06SI/AAAAAAAAAz0/Ck_16fo-eMs/s400/Gigi%27s+-+watermarked+%281%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rsRvgMWWxwQ/T7_mxIZ_T3I/AAAAAAAAAz8/zx1AJzSjcaQ/s1600/Gigi%27s+-+watermarked+%282%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rsRvgMWWxwQ/T7_mxIZ_T3I/AAAAAAAAAz8/zx1AJzSjcaQ/s400/Gigi%27s+-+watermarked+%282%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RmyKhD3YU7g/T7_m53wI3CI/AAAAAAAAA0E/PCP31LyzxTA/s1600/Gigi%27s+-+watermarked+%283%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RmyKhD3YU7g/T7_m53wI3CI/AAAAAAAAA0E/PCP31LyzxTA/s400/Gigi%27s+-+watermarked+%283%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ib2r5cRoU1o/T7_nGfQs64I/AAAAAAAAA0M/8vNdEDjnT5Y/s1600/Gigi%27s+-+watermarked+%284%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ib2r5cRoU1o/T7_nGfQs64I/AAAAAAAAA0M/8vNdEDjnT5Y/s400/Gigi%27s+-+watermarked+%284%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />The Gold Coast<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wlr4r7DYd28/T7_n3-HR2lI/AAAAAAAAA0U/qRlXlaXT7AI/s1600/Gold+Coast+-+watermarked+%282%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wlr4r7DYd28/T7_n3-HR2lI/AAAAAAAAA0U/qRlXlaXT7AI/s400/Gold+Coast+-+watermarked+%282%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-negHaQFF5_I/T7_oB8WMB2I/AAAAAAAAA0c/QMe0lyb-WW0/s1600/Gold+Coast+-+watermarked+%283%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-negHaQFF5_I/T7_oB8WMB2I/AAAAAAAAA0c/QMe0lyb-WW0/s400/Gold+Coast+-+watermarked+%283%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eXmi40V5PT8/T7_oMyjew1I/AAAAAAAAA0k/ENWf7dTssMk/s1600/Gold+Coast+-+watermarked+%284%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eXmi40V5PT8/T7_oMyjew1I/AAAAAAAAA0k/ENWf7dTssMk/s400/Gold+Coast+-+watermarked+%284%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--bn92e9Vl2o/T7_oWxNuHMI/AAAAAAAAA0s/KN8IRXpcI0o/s1600/Gold+Coast+-+watermarked+%285%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--bn92e9Vl2o/T7_oWxNuHMI/AAAAAAAAA0s/KN8IRXpcI0o/s400/Gold+Coast+-+watermarked+%285%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />Menjo's<br />This is from a couple of Thursday nights.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UkaafWcZ340/T7_pqpkp41I/AAAAAAAAA00/e8K7A-ijwQo/s1600/Menjo%27s+-+watermarked+%282%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UkaafWcZ340/T7_pqpkp41I/AAAAAAAAA00/e8K7A-ijwQo/s400/Menjo%27s+-+watermarked+%282%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QL2PAfLWDSM/T7_p3YnNm5I/AAAAAAAAA08/RnnNACgogVs/s1600/Menjo%27s+-+watermarked+%284%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QL2PAfLWDSM/T7_p3YnNm5I/AAAAAAAAA08/RnnNACgogVs/s400/Menjo%27s+-+watermarked+%284%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Pv5HwWOlxsw/T7_qEfZmxDI/AAAAAAAAA1E/mXqyujh4cDg/s1600/Menjo%27s+watermarked+%281%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Pv5HwWOlxsw/T7_qEfZmxDI/AAAAAAAAA1E/mXqyujh4cDg/s400/Menjo%27s+watermarked+%281%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zCiMS0ueAjc/T7_qSRNGETI/AAAAAAAAA1M/53jJVpYynHM/s1600/Menjo%27s+watermarked+%2812%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zCiMS0ueAjc/T7_qSRNGETI/AAAAAAAAA1M/53jJVpYynHM/s400/Menjo%27s+watermarked+%2812%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KrbBByOc7fQ/T7_qd5_xc3I/AAAAAAAAA1U/loA6uVlv270/s1600/Menjo%27s+watermarked+%2814%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KrbBByOc7fQ/T7_qd5_xc3I/AAAAAAAAA1U/loA6uVlv270/s400/Menjo%27s+watermarked+%2814%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dUOt4z3usiQ/T7_qqVyaRJI/AAAAAAAAA1c/Kv4He7zET5I/s1600/Menjo%27s+watermarked+%285%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dUOt4z3usiQ/T7_qqVyaRJI/AAAAAAAAA1c/Kv4He7zET5I/s400/Menjo%27s+watermarked+%285%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gSYQRnhmjdk/T7_q10i-igI/AAAAAAAAA1k/hvrA6IYDx4I/s1600/Menjo%27s+watermarked+%286%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gSYQRnhmjdk/T7_q10i-igI/AAAAAAAAA1k/hvrA6IYDx4I/s400/Menjo%27s+watermarked+%286%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_iujyF61_8w/T7_rB8vybYI/AAAAAAAAA1s/SW2ZG3BI7C0/s1600/Menjo%27s+watermarked+%289%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_iujyF61_8w/T7_rB8vybYI/AAAAAAAAA1s/SW2ZG3BI7C0/s400/Menjo%27s+watermarked+%289%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br />The Necto<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-R5cH_m6ihI0/T7_r9LQpVBI/AAAAAAAAA10/OxXbI7m8gTo/s1600/Necto+-+watermarked+%281%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-R5cH_m6ihI0/T7_r9LQpVBI/AAAAAAAAA10/OxXbI7m8gTo/s400/Necto+-+watermarked+%281%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UBBO5H0JM5c/T7_sMshyQDI/AAAAAAAAA18/7PAsv2YSw9I/s1600/Necto+-+watermarked+%286%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UBBO5H0JM5c/T7_sMshyQDI/AAAAAAAAA18/7PAsv2YSw9I/s400/Necto+-+watermarked+%286%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rG5aszik5Ms/T7_scYeQWYI/AAAAAAAAA2E/WH0TIOFsZL8/s1600/Necto+-+watermarked+%288%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rG5aszik5Ms/T7_scYeQWYI/AAAAAAAAA2E/WH0TIOFsZL8/s400/Necto+-+watermarked+%288%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UQgB5zmH3tw/T7_srjRnf0I/AAAAAAAAA2M/id31yM6w9WM/s1600/Necto+-+watermarked+%289%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UQgB5zmH3tw/T7_srjRnf0I/AAAAAAAAA2M/id31yM6w9WM/s400/Necto+-+watermarked+%289%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />Pronto<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7OC17Em9Hpc/T7_tQaNV78I/AAAAAAAAA2U/tkP6Qcf4E_I/s1600/Pronto+-+watermarked+%281%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7OC17Em9Hpc/T7_tQaNV78I/AAAAAAAAA2U/tkP6Qcf4E_I/s400/Pronto+-+watermarked+%281%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--XeYhDzLef0/T7_tdhidLRI/AAAAAAAAA2c/MlIfiROruhU/s1600/Pronto+-+watermarked+%283%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--XeYhDzLef0/T7_tdhidLRI/AAAAAAAAA2c/MlIfiROruhU/s400/Pronto+-+watermarked+%283%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wusur_2GU5Q/T7_toZu6JtI/AAAAAAAAA2k/wcMpVr0bd9E/s1600/Pronto+-+watermarked.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wusur_2GU5Q/T7_toZu6JtI/AAAAAAAAA2k/wcMpVr0bd9E/s400/Pronto+-+watermarked.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />The Works<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wWGN_nbChlg/T7_uKk4VUFI/AAAAAAAAA2s/1XYYaCFtGIc/s1600/The+Works+-+watermarked+%281%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wWGN_nbChlg/T7_uKk4VUFI/AAAAAAAAA2s/1XYYaCFtGIc/s400/The+Works+-+watermarked+%281%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Nq0SDBLbgOE/T7_uU4kdAGI/AAAAAAAAA20/pYr94DsnfxA/s1600/The+Works+-+watermarked+%282%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Nq0SDBLbgOE/T7_uU4kdAGI/AAAAAAAAA20/pYr94DsnfxA/s400/The+Works+-+watermarked+%282%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wgrq6l4QxUE/T7_ueq9C5-I/AAAAAAAAA28/key9S9ekupE/s1600/The+Works+-+watermarked+%284%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wgrq6l4QxUE/T7_ueq9C5-I/AAAAAAAAA28/key9S9ekupE/s400/The+Works+-+watermarked+%284%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-70588645165926832502012-05-01T04:08:00.001-04:002012-05-20T14:58:55.822-04:00The best blowjob in the history of the world&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; O.K. this is a true story of the best blowjob I ever received. This is more of my humorous side and it is a bit vulgar, so you have been warned. (O.K, it is a lot vulgar)<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The year was 1991 or 92, I was in Las Vegas. I was at Gypsy (Gypsy is a gay bar) and in walks this cute blonde boy who must have been about 20. He starts eying me up and down, and very quickly invites me to go with him. I'm thinking, "Vegas baby, why not?" So I go with him. We go out to his car which is a Olds Toronado about a 1986 or 87 with leather seats and a sunroof. He drives not very far to a very dark gravel road next to the airport. The area is very dark and deserted except for the lights of the runways.<br />&nbsp; <br />&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; The Pet Shop Boys are playing on the radio, and he says he just wants to blow me. I'm thinking, "Cool". It is a very warm night and he has the windows open and the sunroof. He reclines my seat, undoes my pants and proceeds to go to town. This boy knows exactly what he is doing, he is bobbing up and down on me and I'm just relaxed and enjoying it. Well, after a while of this wonderful BJ, I start to get close. Suddenly, the Toronado begins to vibrate, I hear a sound like thunder. It keeps getting louder and the Toronado shakes more. My eyes are rolling back because this boy sucks better than an Electrolux. I'm looking at the stars through the sunroof, the sound is roaring now, I'm close to exploding, I moan loudly to give him a courtesy warning that I'm about to explode. He doesn't care and doubles down, going deeper and harder, I'm thinking, "This boy is going to swallow the prize!" I didn't realize it because I was a little drunk, but we were actually at the end of a runway. I scream "Jesus!" as I explode&nbsp; looking at the bottom of a jumbo jet like 50 feet above our heads, the sound is deafening, It was the most mind blowing orgasm I ever had and probably ever will have.<br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; He drives my back to Gypsy, I stumble out of the Toronado with a big grin on my face. He says "Thank you", I say, "No, thank you!". These are the blowjobs of our lives.<br /><br />Chris H.Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-11582430029946938532012-04-30T03:05:00.001-04:002012-04-30T04:08:50.912-04:00Backstreet Update&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I have pulled the earlier post regarding Backstreet because the comments were getting way out of control. My original intent was just to report what was happening with the bar. Things were being said about the owner Tom, and I felt he should have a forum to respond to what was being said about him. In turn, a lot of mud-slinging ensued. Now it is enough. I would hope that from this point forward both sides would say nothing more about it in public. No name calling, no spreading of rumors,&nbsp; no more<br />Facebook posts about each other, settle the matter in court. This will only result in more mud-slinging responses which I think both sides don't want to see and have probably had enough of. I will continue to report what is happening with the bar. So far as I know, it will remain open.<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Please, both sides, do not even mention each other in any public forum from this point on. Surprise! I have disabled the comments section for this post.<br /><br />P.S. If the stuff starts again, I will restore the previous post including all the comments.Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-23015499332668374132012-04-23T23:23:00.001-04:002012-04-24T14:37:24.893-04:00Out on the town Party Pics 04-19-12 - 04-21-12Menjo's, Necto, Backstreet and The Works.<br /><br />Menjo's 04-19-12<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mLThAOChEjI/T5YVwwAmnBI/AAAAAAAAAwo/XWgOEMmviuQ/s1600/Menjo%27s+-+watermarked+%281%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mLThAOChEjI/T5YVwwAmnBI/AAAAAAAAAwo/XWgOEMmviuQ/s400/Menjo%27s+-+watermarked+%281%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Fx7GxvyGZpk/T5YWJFvn-ZI/AAAAAAAAAww/EsjqpDku6EQ/s1600/Menjo%27s+-+watermarked+%282%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Fx7GxvyGZpk/T5YWJFvn-ZI/AAAAAAAAAww/EsjqpDku6EQ/s400/Menjo%27s+-+watermarked+%282%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eQ0YEsrbwQg/T5YWmgW5nvI/AAAAAAAAAw4/I1shLOcm_7M/s1600/Menjo%27s+-+watermarked+%283%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eQ0YEsrbwQg/T5YWmgW5nvI/AAAAAAAAAw4/I1shLOcm_7M/s400/Menjo%27s+-+watermarked+%283%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />More Photos! 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margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Yeazah_bTWs/T5YZVoIbs8I/AAAAAAAAAx4/VI9l0fXCdig/s400/The+Works+-+watermarked.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br />Necto 04-20-12<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5gXfR11xbaY/T5YZvrJEOeI/AAAAAAAAAyA/Te1f_g8eJGI/s1600/Necto+-+watermarked+%281%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5gXfR11xbaY/T5YZvrJEOeI/AAAAAAAAAyA/Te1f_g8eJGI/s400/Necto+-+watermarked+%281%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7URz6b2HIYs/T5YZ_TI6SNI/AAAAAAAAAyI/hqkiWolWAE4/s1600/Necto+-+watermarked+%282%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7URz6b2HIYs/T5YZ_TI6SNI/AAAAAAAAAyI/hqkiWolWAE4/s400/Necto+-+watermarked+%282%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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It wasn't that busy but everyone that went stayed and had fun. They are in the midst of re-tooling a bit, but I'm sure it will be back and fun as ever. <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YQEAFvrg1AI/T5YbRI6qrHI/AAAAAAAAAyo/hdi0TZs44pk/s1600/Backstreet-watermarked+%281%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YQEAFvrg1AI/T5YbRI6qrHI/AAAAAAAAAyo/hdi0TZs44pk/s400/Backstreet-watermarked+%281%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3MXSZoKBnvI/T5Ybm0e_uJI/AAAAAAAAAyw/pbS-KoqM-bE/s1600/Backstreet-watermarked+%282%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3MXSZoKBnvI/T5Ybm0e_uJI/AAAAAAAAAyw/pbS-KoqM-bE/s400/Backstreet-watermarked+%282%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6fZxNVW49mk/T5Yb-0qe8yI/AAAAAAAAAy4/D6cE-AD_Hhc/s1600/Backstreet-watermarked+%283%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6fZxNVW49mk/T5Yb-0qe8yI/AAAAAAAAAy4/D6cE-AD_Hhc/s400/Backstreet-watermarked+%283%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-4134769665936954712012-04-22T17:12:00.000-04:002012-04-22T17:12:49.157-04:00Detroit gay bars with straight nights&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; There has been a lot of talk and criticism of gay bars having straight nights. In particular, I'm talking about Menjo's and Backstreet. Certain bars have their busy nights. Thursday at Menjo's has been a busy night for decades. Backstreet has always had Saturdays. Both bars, under various owners have tried to get a second busy gay night without much success. With the internet, Gindr, exodus of gay people from Detroit, the gay bar business is tough.<br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; I hear people complaining that "Oh my gosh, they have a straight night" on a night when no gay people were going to that bar anyway. People expect these bars to just sit empty six nights a week? You can't pay the bills on one busy night. I love both of these bars and want to continue to go to my fun Thursdays at Menjo's and my fun Saturdays at Backstreet. The simple fact is, neither bar can serve us on our favorite nights without having some other business on nights when we are not there. This will be true no matter who owns or manages them now or in the future.<br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; If you owned either one of these bars would you let them sit empty six nights a week? Necto has had a mix of gay/straight nights for decades and nobody complains about that. I remember when Temple in Ferndale which was owned by the boys from Pronto had a straight night, some people got all in a tissy and swore they would stop going there. We are not Chicago, we are Detroit, the gay community is just not large enough right now to keep gay bars busy seven nights a week.&nbsp; I love both of these bars, they hold many fond memories for me and I want to see them both continue and thrive. There has been a lot of drama regarding Backstreet in the last few days, hopefully they can settle their differences in court and not in public.&nbsp; &nbsp; <br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I like a good dance bar, both are good dance bars. If we begrudge either one for having straight nights when we are not there anyway, they both would go out of business and we would have no place to go to.<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; People say "Detroit sucks, I'm moving away" or "The scene in Detroit sucks, I'm staying home" You want Detroit to be fun like Chicago? Stop staying home and go out! If people stopped complaining and went out, the bars would be a lot more fun. Turn your damn Grindr off with the fake blurry picture and meet humans in the flesh. As far as the bars go, they need to give us a reason to go, like good <i>dance</i> music which both bars had a<b> long history</b> of. Something that has been lacking at both bars in my humble opinion. You are welcome to disagree with me, comment away....Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-46500957010342245102012-04-19T20:59:00.004-04:002012-04-19T23:08:35.293-04:00Backstreet Not Closed!NEWSFLASH:<br /><br />&nbsp; UPDATE: Backstreet is not closing! Apparently there was some dispute between Moses and Murray and Moses is taking back control of the bar and is going to continue to run it as Backstreet. According to my source "Backstreet will continue to be open and will be better than ever." It WILL be open this Saturday. <br /><br />So basically the management is just changing. I'm happy because I love this bar. I'm not taking sides in this, I just want to see a thriving gay nightlife in Detroit. I don't know exactly what the dispute was about, I want to stay out of it. I continue to support Menjo's, I think they are doing a fine job there. Backstreet and Menjo's are two of my favorite bars and I want to see them both continue and thrive in the future. As far as the personalities involved, both have been kind to me and I'm remaining neutral like Switzerland! <br /><br /><a href="http://detroitgayhistory.blogspot.com/2009/09/backstreet-detroit-gay-bar_02.html" target="_blank">Backstreet History</a>Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.com10tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-50465709920921068282012-04-19T19:23:00.001-04:002012-04-19T20:09:12.874-04:00Out on the town Party Pics 04-12-12 - 04-18-12&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tons of pics from Pronto, Backstreet and The Works<br /><br />Pronto 04-12-12<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8htbPYO32Nk/T5CMyuIvpaI/AAAAAAAAAtg/9bJDXMIaqm0/s1600/Pronto-watermarked+%281%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8htbPYO32Nk/T5CMyuIvpaI/AAAAAAAAAtg/9bJDXMIaqm0/s400/Pronto-watermarked+%281%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pEN_0vq6s7s/T5CNJJOmBdI/AAAAAAAAAto/0d3thrwpETA/s1600/Pronto-watermarked+%286%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pEN_0vq6s7s/T5CNJJOmBdI/AAAAAAAAAto/0d3thrwpETA/s400/Pronto-watermarked+%286%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-I6usHP_I98A/T5COYvSkmbI/AAAAAAAAAt4/8eAiI3P_BXo/s1600/Pronto-watermarked+%2811%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-I6usHP_I98A/T5COYvSkmbI/AAAAAAAAAt4/8eAiI3P_BXo/s400/Pronto-watermarked+%2811%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">More Photos! click "Read More" below. 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Check it out next Wednesday.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lAt1uIFfsNY/T5CW6iQfk6I/AAAAAAAAAvg/AtWV14PmSek/s1600/Pronto+Royal+Oak-watermarked+%281%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lAt1uIFfsNY/T5CW6iQfk6I/AAAAAAAAAvg/AtWV14PmSek/s400/Pronto+Royal+Oak-watermarked+%281%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y64vj3nFV9c/T5CYW8OlJaI/AAAAAAAAAvw/3QlCWCEMlkA/s1600/Pronto+Royal+Oak-watermarked+%282%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y64vj3nFV9c/T5CYW8OlJaI/AAAAAAAAAvw/3QlCWCEMlkA/s400/Pronto+Royal+Oak-watermarked+%282%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yu9YuOR80ag/T5CY1F45vMI/AAAAAAAAAv4/1fM9zy0Y5Ek/s1600/Pronto+Royal+Oak-watermarked+%283%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yu9YuOR80ag/T5CY1F45vMI/AAAAAAAAAv4/1fM9zy0Y5Ek/s400/Pronto+Royal+Oak-watermarked+%283%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wGF5jLcCBns/T5CZPy0NpoI/AAAAAAAAAwA/2HEIRP7z4SQ/s1600/Pronto+Royal+Oak-watermarked+%284%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wGF5jLcCBns/T5CZPy0NpoI/AAAAAAAAAwA/2HEIRP7z4SQ/s400/Pronto+Royal+Oak-watermarked+%284%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1bmyHZkg7uM/T5CZhyrqXqI/AAAAAAAAAwI/0gSUA3w3S1A/s1600/Pronto+Royal+Oak-watermarked+%285%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1bmyHZkg7uM/T5CZhyrqXqI/AAAAAAAAAwI/0gSUA3w3S1A/s400/Pronto+Royal+Oak-watermarked+%285%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cEseS7UGK9Y/T5CaLM8jErI/AAAAAAAAAwQ/c_jAJCrZv74/s1600/Pronto+Royal+Oak-watermarked+%286%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cEseS7UGK9Y/T5CaLM8jErI/AAAAAAAAAwQ/c_jAJCrZv74/s400/Pronto+Royal+Oak-watermarked+%286%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br />The Works 04-14-12<br /><br />The Works has also been loads of fun lately, especially on Saturday nights. <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-06AeL0nFddU/T5CbDH6JJrI/AAAAAAAAAwY/GNzX9nZtPUI/s1600/The+Works+Detroit-watermarked+%282%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-06AeL0nFddU/T5CbDH6JJrI/AAAAAAAAAwY/GNzX9nZtPUI/s400/The+Works+Detroit-watermarked+%282%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--wtjKELbl50/T5CbfcMX5dI/AAAAAAAAAwg/Hqhb3wrxbTY/s1600/The+Works+Detroit-watermarked+%281%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--wtjKELbl50/T5CbfcMX5dI/AAAAAAAAAwg/Hqhb3wrxbTY/s400/The+Works+Detroit-watermarked+%281%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><iframe src="http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=moto0e7-20&o=1&p=16&l=bn1&mode=garden&browse=1055398&fc1=000000&lt1=_blank&lc1=3366FF&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" width="468" height="336" border="0" frameborder="0" style="border:none;" scrolling="no"></iframe>Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-36631741748630741582012-04-19T17:33:00.000-04:002012-04-19T17:33:54.042-04:00The Detroit Opera House<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eXwxGLPff9U/T5B8s8SIsmI/AAAAAAAAAsY/n13-qCU8KWc/s1600/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%2820%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eXwxGLPff9U/T5B8s8SIsmI/AAAAAAAAAsY/n13-qCU8KWc/s400/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%2820%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I went to see <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_p%C3%AAcheurs_de_perles" target="_blank">The Pearl Fishers</a> at <a href="http://www.michiganopera.org/" target="_blank">The Detroit Opera House</a> last night. It was my first visit to the opera house. A good friend of mine is an extra in the show. This opera is sung in French. The production was quite good and I enjoyed it. I took pictures of course!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1rln6iO3sbo/T5B_CUu8KiI/AAAAAAAAAsg/21MtmIcfY4A/s1600/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%284%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1rln6iO3sbo/T5B_CUu8KiI/AAAAAAAAAsg/21MtmIcfY4A/s400/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%284%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />More Photos! click "Read More" below (Click on any picture to enlarge)<br /><br /><br /><a name='more'></a><br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LuPfjlEi6Rs/T5B_vMseVgI/AAAAAAAAAso/kV7A4u2JrdE/s1600/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%283%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LuPfjlEi6Rs/T5B_vMseVgI/AAAAAAAAAso/kV7A4u2JrdE/s400/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%283%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tw6zzgpFmxA/T5CAKd66b_I/AAAAAAAAAsw/uzS3vtm5-8o/s1600/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%286%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tw6zzgpFmxA/T5CAKd66b_I/AAAAAAAAAsw/uzS3vtm5-8o/s400/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%286%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PRMzaE0wtxY/T5CAex12_YI/AAAAAAAAAs4/RqkVHFBNWQQ/s1600/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%287%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PRMzaE0wtxY/T5CAex12_YI/AAAAAAAAAs4/RqkVHFBNWQQ/s400/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%287%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9aQvY1yfiT8/T5CBHVy_uoI/AAAAAAAAAtA/FX_oXgsUhew/s1600/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%288%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9aQvY1yfiT8/T5CBHVy_uoI/AAAAAAAAAtA/FX_oXgsUhew/s400/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%288%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GbLWvlIkCI8/T5CBq7uY5rI/AAAAAAAAAtI/T7raRN0o6zI/s1600/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%2810%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GbLWvlIkCI8/T5CBq7uY5rI/AAAAAAAAAtI/T7raRN0o6zI/s400/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%2810%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KpYq4zWixvQ/T5CDMMftDMI/AAAAAAAAAtQ/jVzRSVzpKWw/s1600/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%2816%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KpYq4zWixvQ/T5CDMMftDMI/AAAAAAAAAtQ/jVzRSVzpKWw/s400/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%2816%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vqRNxLo107A/T5CDjbzuHeI/AAAAAAAAAtY/y6SOpGUXQL8/s1600/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%281%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vqRNxLo107A/T5CDjbzuHeI/AAAAAAAAAtY/y6SOpGUXQL8/s400/Detroit+Opera+House-watermarked+%281%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><iframe src="http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=moto0e7-20&o=1&p=12&l=ur1&category=kindle&banner=1RR50DN6TK7D02JARP02&f=ifr" width="300" height="250" scrolling="no" border="0" marginwidth="0" style="border:none;" frameborder="0"></iframe>Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-42823958319581936932012-04-15T18:23:00.002-04:002012-04-15T18:27:45.019-04:00Smoke Bros. Florist Building on Fort St, Detroit<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4hlwZu4FCy8/T4s7NU2Jq3I/AAAAAAAAAqI/9NwarkiHeuM/s1600/watermarked-Smoke+Bros+Florist+%2831%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4hlwZu4FCy8/T4s7NU2Jq3I/AAAAAAAAAqI/9NwarkiHeuM/s400/watermarked-Smoke+Bros+Florist+%2831%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I was down on Fort St. looking at the <a href="http://www.motorgay.net/2012/04/historic-loss-on-fort-st-detroit.html" target="_blank">Distel building</a> which burned this week and I saw this interesting building across the street. The address is 9171 W Fort St. It was the Smoke Bros. florists building for many years. It appears the Smoke Bros. moved to Southgate. The year 1919 is painted below the Smoke bros on the side? Maybe that is the year they started their business, but the building looks to date from the 1800's to me. It looks like such a cool building. It was foreclosed by the Wayne County treasurer and may unfortunately end up being torn down. It breaks my heart to see such cool old buildings not being saved. It may come up in the next tax auction, got some money and serious repair skills? Please, somebody save this building! I took a bunch of photos below.<br /><br />More Photos! click "Read more" below. 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text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LDjg9vfnV-c/T4istulpuiI/AAAAAAAAAp4/f12RQVZaMDM/s1600/The+Works+Detroit-water.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LDjg9vfnV-c/T4istulpuiI/AAAAAAAAAp4/f12RQVZaMDM/s400/The+Works+Detroit-water.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Works has been really fun recently for after-hours. I know what you are thinking, it did get really stale and boring for a long time. They now have "boys night out" Thurs-Sat. The crowd is very mixed gay-straight and it is a hell of a lot of fun. The music is refreshingly different from your typical gay bar music, kind of house, techno. I was telling a friend of mine that it reminded me of the old days at Todd's Sway Lounge, an eclectic mix of people, everyone is cool and having fun.<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If you have not been in a long time you should consider checking it out. It is not the same Works after-hours that you remember. I've been saying that Detroit needs more fun stuff and finally I think a lot good stuff is happening. This is one of them. Hopefully, it is going to be a long hot, fun summer. I love a hot summer night on the patio for after-hours. Detroit is rising again, be a part of it. <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0wiItoHgbMo/T4iwo56BoAI/AAAAAAAAAqA/ZY4wDxEbwGU/s1600/The+Works+Detroit-watermarked+%285%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0wiItoHgbMo/T4iwo56BoAI/AAAAAAAAAqA/ZY4wDxEbwGU/s400/The+Works+Detroit-watermarked+%285%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-9885588963116629452012-04-11T21:54:00.005-04:002012-04-15T15:25:17.960-04:00Historic loss on Fort St, Detroit<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1FEHgcOVezs/T4Yqfz6B7wI/AAAAAAAAAnI/n6hoKwALI6I/s1600/watermarked-Distel+Building+%2830%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1FEHgcOVezs/T4Yqfz6B7wI/AAAAAAAAAnI/n6hoKwALI6I/s400/watermarked-Distel+Building+%2830%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A couple of weeks ago I took a couple of photos of a building on Fort St. that looked very old and looked interesting to me. (See photo above, click to enlarge any photos) It turns out that it is/was quite a historic building. It burned last night. It was all boarded up and the new owners were planning on restoring the building. It almost surely was senseless arson. My photo is probably the very last taken of the building before the fire. <br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The building was known as the Distel building. It dates from around 1870. Christian Distel bought the land in 1870 and ran it as a saloon. It was know through oral tradition as a stagecoach stop. It was owned by the Distel heirs up until 1979. It was purchased by the Southwest Detroit Historical Society in 1998 to save it from demolition and sold to its current owner in 2001, with the intention of restoration and reuse.<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It is such a shame that such a great part of history had to be burned down for some idiot's entertainment. 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Pronto, Menjo's, Necto and Backstreet.<br /><br />Pronto 04-04-12<br /><br />Wednesdays are Karaoke night at Pronto, which is not usually my thing, but for some reason it is quite fun and busy at Pronto, you should check it out. 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I know I'm old and I like Disco, Trance, House, Funk, Techno, etc, but I just can't get the bars playing this rappy crap music. I watch the dance floor and people are not dancing, they are just giggling in place. I remember when gay dance bars were cutting edge, and played the best dance music anywhere. This video is my little rant about my frustration.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/Y1L4RqUjiUk/0.jpg" height="390" width="376"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Y1L4RqUjiUk?version=3&f=user_uploads&c=google-webdrive-0&app=youtube_gdata" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><embed width="320" height="266" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Y1L4RqUjiUk?version=3&f=user_uploads&c=google-webdrive-0&app=youtube_gdata" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><br /><br /><iframe src="http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=moto0e7-20&o=1&p=12&l=bn1&mode=apparel&browse=1040658&fc1=000000&lt1=_blank&lc1=3366FF&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" width="300" height="250" border="0" frameborder="0" style="border:none;" scrolling="no"></iframe>Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-45825725588050662722012-04-04T03:12:00.000-04:002012-04-04T03:12:23.179-04:00Zug Island - Detroit&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I was driving around Zug Island the other day looking for a good vantage point to take some photos. You are not allowed on the island itself. They have signs saying "no photos" I found a spot on a weird public street, called Springwells Ct. Anyway, I was snapping away and got some great video when I hear a voice behind me say "excuse me sir". I turned around and there was what I thought was a cop. He was dressed like some kind of SWAT officer.<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; He told me some crap about homeland security and I wasn't allowed to take photos. He asked me for my driver's license and went in his SUV and "ran" me I guess. He told me I had to delete my photos, which I did. It turns out now after talking to someone else, he wasn't a cop at all but a US Steel security guard, <i>impersonating a cop</i>. Now, I'm mad as hell. I was able to recover my photos from my SD card, but not the video. <br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I will be going back to the exact spot and re-take my video. If somebody ever asks you for your ID, ask them for theirs first. I was NOT on US Steel property.<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Here are all of the photos I took. Click on any photo to enlarge..<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fHCPFpusK_4/T3vx5KBm8JI/AAAAAAAAAiY/-RwZZag79m0/s1600/Zug+Island+%2815%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fHCPFpusK_4/T3vx5KBm8JI/AAAAAAAAAiY/-RwZZag79m0/s400/Zug+Island+%2815%29.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />More photos! 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Of five Armenians who were on board the Titanic, only he and one other survived the sinking. He had boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg, Normandy France bound for Canada. He was a third class passenger, ticket number 2658.<br /><br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; He had married his wife, Mary in 1911 and he had set sail to Canada without her. Years later he found that she was still alive and began sending her money for passage to Canada. He met her on the Niagara Falls Bridge, meeting her half way across after 10 years of separation. He took her home to Meadeville, PA. The couple later moved to Detroit and he died in August of 1966 at the age of 76.<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; His great granddaughter Melissa was married at the Titanic exhibit when it was in Milwaukee.&nbsp; <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cRiufbonjhw/T3ebbfEC9iI/AAAAAAAAAfU/1x9JYHmGufM/s1600/David+Vartanian-Titanic+Survivor.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cRiufbonjhw/T3ebbfEC9iI/AAAAAAAAAfU/1x9JYHmGufM/s400/David+Vartanian-Titanic+Survivor.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wQtXAwxPgao/T3ecv5L4eEI/AAAAAAAAAfk/ToNaFnpPQtk/s1600/David+Vartanian-Titanic+Suvivor3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wQtXAwxPgao/T3ecv5L4eEI/AAAAAAAAAfk/ToNaFnpPQtk/s400/David+Vartanian-Titanic+Suvivor3.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/PG-f3FR-jM8/0.jpg" height="366" width="520"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/PG-f3FR-jM8?version=3&f=user_uploads&c=google-webdrive-0&app=youtube_gdata" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><embed width="520" height="366" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/PG-f3FR-jM8?version=3&f=user_uploads&c=google-webdrive-0&app=youtube_gdata" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><br /><br /><iframe src="http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=moto0e7-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=1603202137&ref=tf_til&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr" style="width:120px;height:240px;" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0"></iframe><br /><br /><br /><iframe src="http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=moto0e7-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=0752458965&ref=tf_til&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr" style="width:120px;height:240px;" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0"></iframe>Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-36200425919651037372012-03-30T19:40:00.002-04:002012-03-30T19:50:58.927-04:00Out on the town Party Pics 03-24-12 and 03-29-12Backstreet 03-24-12<br /><br />Click any photo to enlarge. <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pXKKghJWsuc/T3Y-ytmnbqI/AAAAAAAAAb8/zhnnb44LmsA/s1600/watermarked-002.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pXKKghJWsuc/T3Y-ytmnbqI/AAAAAAAAAb8/zhnnb44LmsA/s320/watermarked-002.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fiMmZOG2UPc/T3Y-4DHGRNI/AAAAAAAAAcE/Pt348bGGJd4/s1600/watermarked-003.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fiMmZOG2UPc/T3Y-4DHGRNI/AAAAAAAAAcE/Pt348bGGJd4/s320/watermarked-003.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ku1o5n1vDfo/T3Y-85CmlgI/AAAAAAAAAcM/ftV1eet3b8E/s1600/watermarked-004.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ku1o5n1vDfo/T3Y-85CmlgI/AAAAAAAAAcM/ftV1eet3b8E/s320/watermarked-004.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6Fb2dTM31us/T3Y_q554HII/AAAAAAAAAcc/o_9bsitEUK0/s1600/watermarked-014.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6Fb2dTM31us/T3Y_q554HII/AAAAAAAAAcc/o_9bsitEUK0/s320/watermarked-014.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br />More Photos! 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margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-47OeXg63Thw/T3ZD-Vxir7I/AAAAAAAAAe8/u4lte2zcb3Y/s320/watermarked-003.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Lx4s1T3Oeso/T3ZEJQA-uCI/AAAAAAAAAfE/RkAlUU_ltYc/s1600/watermarked-007.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Lx4s1T3Oeso/T3ZEJQA-uCI/AAAAAAAAAfE/RkAlUU_ltYc/s320/watermarked-007.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><iframe src="http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=moto0e7-20&o=1&p=12&l=st1&mode=watches&search=Men's watches&fc1=000000&lt1=_blank&lc1=3366FF&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" width="300" height="250" border="0" frameborder="0" style="border:none;" scrolling="no"></iframe>Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-2442959894256409842012-03-28T19:00:00.001-04:002012-03-28T19:22:12.827-04:00Detroit: Menjo's in Aerial Views From 1949-Present&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I've been fascinated with looking at old aerial views of Detroit. I was interested to see Menjo's over time. Here are a series of aerial photos of Menjo's from 1949 until today.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zLHTiPo9lt0/T3OSLE9MutI/AAAAAAAAAbE/-Kx57Ehauag/s1600/Menjo%27s+1949.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zLHTiPo9lt0/T3OSLE9MutI/AAAAAAAAAbE/-Kx57Ehauag/s640/Menjo%27s+1949.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; 1949. The green arrow is Menjo's. Note that the Glass house was not yet built. Click to enlarge any of these photos.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0kMaAWxVKEM/T3OS01g86lI/AAAAAAAAAbM/n_YeXvvqA-A/s1600/Menjo%27s+1952.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="298" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0kMaAWxVKEM/T3OS01g86lI/AAAAAAAAAbM/n_YeXvvqA-A/s640/Menjo%27s+1952.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">1952.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tnu-njmwifY/T3OTOo3xF5I/AAAAAAAAAbU/wmtizn7m4_Y/s1600/Menjo%27s+1956.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="298" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tnu-njmwifY/T3OTOo3xF5I/AAAAAAAAAbU/wmtizn7m4_Y/s640/Menjo%27s+1956.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">1956.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-whynN937-X8/T3OTc3QCWWI/AAAAAAAAAbc/wpNSS4QaKCk/s1600/Menjo%27s+1961.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="296" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-whynN937-X8/T3OTc3QCWWI/AAAAAAAAAbc/wpNSS4QaKCk/s640/Menjo%27s+1961.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">1961. Note the Glass house now appears in this photo.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S9EwnRb-0BE/T3OTwYctMPI/AAAAAAAAAbk/Kg7XXaTxQak/s1600/Menjo%27s+1981.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="298" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S9EwnRb-0BE/T3OTwYctMPI/AAAAAAAAAbk/Kg7XXaTxQak/s640/Menjo%27s+1981.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">1981. The church parking lot on the corner was still not paved. If you look closely you can see the large tree growing in the patio. Guys used to get drunk and climb up in it. I remember parking in this lot in 1985 to go to Chosen Books which used to be right next door to Menjo's. I was going to look at a Damron Guide book, this was before the internet and a Damron guide book listed all the gay bars in the country. I didn't even know Menjo's was next door until I looked in the guide book. My hands were shaking and I was scared off my ass to go into the bookstore.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XyMfgND1x2M/T3OVk5UobOI/AAAAAAAAAbs/vd61h962ad4/s1600/Menjo%27s+1997.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="298" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XyMfgND1x2M/T3OVk5UobOI/AAAAAAAAAbs/vd61h962ad4/s640/Menjo%27s+1997.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">1997. This view is turned sideways compared to the previous views.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FZaGL6pzmlQ/T3OWOkL31II/AAAAAAAAAb0/UYcs1XkBqjw/s1600/Menjo%27s+current.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="326" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FZaGL6pzmlQ/T3OWOkL31II/AAAAAAAAAb0/UYcs1XkBqjw/s640/Menjo%27s+current.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Current Google view. Notice the larger patio next to the Glass House? I never knew that was there. I never had gone into the Glass House when it was open.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">Older photos are courtesy Wayne State/DTE</div>Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-88599681885036947652012-03-27T19:13:00.003-04:002012-03-31T04:56:40.156-04:00Detroit: Woodward and State Fair, Then and Now&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I found some interesting aerial photographs from 1949 of Detroit. The comparison of this view of Woodward and State Fair is striking. Use the landmarks of the school and the bowling alley to get your bearings. The current view is from Google satellite view. It is rather horrifying. Click to enlarge and then click back and forth. (One note: the "white lines" between the houses are the alleyways which were long ago closed in the 1949 view)<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Os0GWXoenhg/T3JInW0orII/AAAAAAAAAa0/ZUxKLeaoKZg/s1600/woodward+and+state+fair.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="340" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Os0GWXoenhg/T3JInW0orII/AAAAAAAAAa0/ZUxKLeaoKZg/s640/woodward+and+state+fair.JPG" width="640" /></a></div>&nbsp; &nbsp; Photo source: Google<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dttRerS1inE/T3JI8756eLI/AAAAAAAAAa8/L-dKuSgTjME/s1600/woodward+and+state+fair1949.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="314" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dttRerS1inE/T3JI8756eLI/AAAAAAAAAa8/L-dKuSgTjME/s640/woodward+and+state+fair1949.JPG" width="640" /></a></div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Photo source: Wayne StateChris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-38080105890501559062012-03-27T03:40:00.002-04:002012-03-28T15:09:34.982-04:00Detroit: Murder on Marlowe St.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hAcA2ITaR9M/T3Eh0Vw6MBI/AAAAAAAAAZ0/CFtmqHhHSJg/s1600/loomis.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="165" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hAcA2ITaR9M/T3Eh0Vw6MBI/AAAAAAAAAZ0/CFtmqHhHSJg/s400/loomis.JPG" width="400" /></a></div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Detroit 1927, Dr. Frank Remington Loomis was a prominent Detroit physician with offices at 8620 Grand River, phone number: Garfield 0800. Dr. Loomis had prominent friends in Detroit like Victor Kolar, assistant director of the Detroit symphony orchestra. He was a well respected man in his community and had a wife, Grace and two children, Frank 9 and Janet 6. Dr. Loomis graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1914, serving an internship in New York, he met his wife Grace, a nurse from Sussex, NJ. Dr. Loomis had come from an old Brookyln, MI family. After New York he returned to Brooklyn for a short time. He then moved to Detroit in 1919 and began his practice.<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; On Feb 22, 1927, Dr. Loomis came to his home at 13901 Marlowe St. from his office at around 8 o'clock and gave his wife $100 to buy clothes and household items the next day. He then told his wife that he was going for a walk and left down Schoolcraft Ave. When he returned about 45 minutes later, he found his wife beaten to death by a blunt object on the sun room floor. The children were not disturbed and were still asleep upstairs. The only witness, a canary in a cage in the sun room. Dr. Loomis then tried to phone the police but his phone was out of order. Dr. Loomis then went next door to the home of Mrs. Albert Twork and informed her of the murder. Upon her suggestion, he ran to the local police station to report the murder while Mrs. Twork stayed with the children.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-t-Fc3LKQTDU/T3FPzTA5sLI/AAAAAAAAAaU/qupHmS09D4c/s1600/080.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-t-Fc3LKQTDU/T3FPzTA5sLI/AAAAAAAAAaU/qupHmS09D4c/s320/080.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">The scene of the crime on Marlowe St.</div><div style="text-align: center;">(Click to enlarge any photo)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bHBaHZ6cE2Q/T3FQLtv1lgI/AAAAAAAAAac/ouefkj9ncs8/s1600/rear+marlowe.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bHBaHZ6cE2Q/T3FQLtv1lgI/AAAAAAAAAac/ouefkj9ncs8/s320/rear+marlowe.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">The infamous sun porch</div><div style="text-align: center;">(Click on enlarge. Photos are of the house today.)</div><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dr. Loomis was taken into custody immediately and police said there were discrepancies in his story of the evening in question. Dr. Loomis offered an explanation that a prowler must have seen him give his wife the $100 through the sun room window and waited until he left to murder Mrs. Loomis. No weapon was ever found. Dr. Loomis told the same story which could not be broken under heavy examination. Police found blood in the inside of Dr. Loomis's coat sleeve and no corresponding stain on his shirt. Dr. Loomis explained that he had tried to move Mrs. Loomis's body and that is how the stain got there. The $100 was missing but not two rings on Mrs. Loomis's finger. Dr. Loomis theorized that in the excitement the killer did not notice the rings. Two pearl buttons were found in the ashes in the furnace and police think the doctor may have changed his shirt. The house was locked and a window in the sun room had been broken. However, the glass from the broken window was on the lawn, not on the inside of the sun room.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wVrWiHBjKHE/T3E4gBE3KJI/AAAAAAAAAZ8/1P19ZUlIa5c/s1600/loomis3.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wVrWiHBjKHE/T3E4gBE3KJI/AAAAAAAAAZ8/1P19ZUlIa5c/s320/loomis3.JPG" width="154" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; A couple who were walking by the Loomis home at about 9:10 reported hearing a woman scream. Dr. Loomis swore the sun room shades were up when he left. Yet when Mrs. Loomis' body was found they were drawn. Detroit police homicide detective Fred Fraham started to investigate Dr. Loomis's life. He found that Dr. Loomis had been seen no less than a dozen times having drinks with a young stenographer, Mrs. Gertrude Newell in a Hungarian restaurant at West End and Jefferson Ave. Mrs. Newell was a divorcee from Ypsilanti, MI. Dr. Loomis was held on a murder charge but assistant prosecutor Paul O. Buckley said that he would not charge unless more evidence could be uncovered. Dr. Loomis was released and accompanied his wife's body to Newton NJ for burial on March 1st.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qG5VSGFRNQ0/T3FBFyvG5LI/AAAAAAAAAaE/E1sD_BcV_Ms/s1600/Gertrude+Newell.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qG5VSGFRNQ0/T3FBFyvG5LI/AAAAAAAAAaE/E1sD_BcV_Ms/s320/Gertrude+Newell.JPG" width="141" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;The saucy young stenographer, Mrs. Gertrude Newell. A divorcee.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dr. Loomis was arrested again and charged with murder and given a $100,000 bond. Many of the Dr.'s friends believed in his innocence. Dr. E. T. Hoff at 817 Virginia Park mortgaged his house to raise the bond. The trial began on May 23, 1927 before Judge V. Brennan. The trial was one of the most sensational trials in Wayne County history. The story had made headlines in newspapers from coast to coast. It was the "O.J." trial of the 1920's. The trial lasted 10 days and the jury acquitted him after only 35 minutes.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EvYpNYQELgs/T3FFPvVDRvI/AAAAAAAAAaM/QBLEGO9NzKk/s1600/loomis+murder+trial+1927.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="258" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EvYpNYQELgs/T3FFPvVDRvI/AAAAAAAAAaM/QBLEGO9NzKk/s320/loomis+murder+trial+1927.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;The courtroom.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dr. Loomis was found to have shared an apartment with Mrs. Newell at 305 Richton Manor. They had rented the apartment under the name "Brown" which was Mrs. Newell's former married name. After the acquittal, Dr. Loomis, Mrs. Newell and Mr. Kolar would sit around the Hungarian restaurant listening to gypsy music. Dr. Loomis complained that his practice had dwindled, his finances were low and he was bitter about people pointing the finger at him. Even the other professionals in his office building were asking him to leave. He said he was shadowed by police and private detectives. The police denied this. After the acquittal Dr. Loomis had rented a house at 12019 Mendota, he said he could not stay in his former home on Marlowe. </div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dr. Loomis had confided in a friend that he wanted to marry Mrs. Newell but her parents objected to the marriage. It was after a visit to Mrs. Newell's parents in Ypsilanti that the couple had quarreled. He was afraid she was going to leave Detroit and move back to Ypsilanti. Then suddenly his brother-in-law Sumner Ladd who had been caring for his two children Frank and Janet died. Dr. Loomis was despondent over this death and did not know how he was going to care for his children. He had gone to the funeral in Brookyln and had visited with his children and his mother Dora Loomis. </div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dr. Loomis returned to Detroit and went to his office. On the morning of May 19, 1928, Jesse Hardy a janitor from his office found Dr. Loomis in the adjoining dentist's suite, dead on a mattress he had dragged from his own offices. Dr. Loomis had inserted a rubber tube and inhaled illuminating gas. He was found near a bible opened to "The hymn for the dying" and a note to the authorities stating that in 24 to 48 hours the newspapers would publish a letter he had sent explaining his actions. In his coat a photograph was found of him with his arms around Mrs. Newell in Frankenmuth taken May 6 last. He had penned two letters, one to the newspapers and one to his friend Victor Kolar. </div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mr. Kolar then made the letter public. In it he described his misery and his intense love for Mrs. Newell. "G. drives me crazy" he wrote. "Everyone in Detroit should receive consideration but myself" In the doctors letter to Kolar he expressed his love for Mrs. Newell such as "My God I love her, perhaps we will meet again when both of us will be more reasonable." Shorty thereafter the other letter was published in a Detroit newspaper, Dr. Loomis declared his innocence and said he was too miserable to go on living. He blamed his prosecution on "Cheap political maneuvering on the part of would be office holders." </div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When told of her lovers death, Mrs. Newell suffered a near nervous breakdown. She twice tried to jump from her window and kill herself. It is thought that Mrs. Newell returned to Ypsilanti and was never heard from again. Dr. Loomis was buried in the family plot at Napoleon, five miles north of Brookyln. At his funeral was his mother Mrs. Dora Loomis who was 78 years old. She held up well through the service. The children did not seem to understand. Six close friends-&nbsp; Frank H. Brown, banker; Frank Dermyre, farmer; Dr. C.W. Schepeler, physician; Dr. F. H. Austin, dentist; Bruce Gar, Farmer and W.L. Ford, editor of the Brookyln Exponent were the pallbearers. </div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When the letter written by Dr. Loomis was read to Mrs. Dora Loomis, his mother, she said it vindicated her faith in him and proved his innocence to the world. Mrs. Dora Loomis would die about a year later in 1929. It is not known who raised the children. Mrs. Grace Burns Loomis was buried in the Newton cemetery in Newton, NJ in an unmarked grave, cemetery map number 1918, plot 151.</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I traveled to Napoleon because I wanted to see his grave. Below are pictures of his grave and his mother's. There is also a short video of the cemetery. I make no judgement about his guilt or innocence. It had been 85 years since the murder and I think it will always remain a mystery. </div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ryHtZoSCENo/T3FrFh96ZVI/AAAAAAAAAak/O_44b7hneeM/s1600/095.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ryHtZoSCENo/T3FrFh96ZVI/AAAAAAAAAak/O_44b7hneeM/s320/095.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Dr. Frank R. Loomis</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Pw7VkdpIJJA/T3FrewbHBzI/AAAAAAAAAas/J6nMYrNXwbQ/s1600/085.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Pw7VkdpIJJA/T3FrewbHBzI/AAAAAAAAAas/J6nMYrNXwbQ/s320/085.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Dora Love Loomis</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/-W36hHNEcus/0.jpg" height="266" width="320"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-W36hHNEcus?version=3&f=user_uploads&c=google-webdrive-0&app=youtube_gdata" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><embed width="320" height="266" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-W36hHNEcus?version=3&f=user_uploads&c=google-webdrive-0&app=youtube_gdata" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><div style="text-align: center;">Video of the Oak Grove Cemetery in Napoleon, MI</div>Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-6085777779676514582012-03-25T05:27:00.001-04:002012-03-25T17:28:03.186-04:00My Gay Brothers Lost In The 80's&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I was thinking today about the guys I knew in the 80's who died of AIDS. I knew so many young guys who died in the prime of their lives, guys with so much potential, talent, and nobody talks about them today or knows their names. I remember the desperation in their faces, they knew they were going to die. I can never forget the look on a 23 year old guys face when he knew he was going to die in the prime of his life, and I remember that 23 year old dying. These weren't presidents of corporations, they were young waiters, students, on their path to adulthood. Here it is 25 years later, and these Detroit guys that I remember have long been gone and nobody knows about them, nobody even knows their names. I remember my gay brothers lost in the 80's, I will never forget them. The early days of AIDS were thought of as a "gay disease" therefore nobody gave a shit, Ronald Regan didn't even say the word "AIDS" for years. <br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It pisses me off that nobody hardly remembers them, I remember them, I will never forget them. They were treated like shit by society, nobody gave a shit that "fags" were dying. Young people today don't even understand that a huge part of a generation is missing, they should be here, but they are not. We are missing a beautiful bunch of human beings that would have contributed so much to Detroit.<br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; I wanted to choose a song to pay tribute to them. I chose this one because they were treated like shit in death, and I think they should hold their heads up high.<br /><br />&nbsp;Chris H.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="http://1.gvt0.com/vi/uiIqyF6RnzU/0.jpg" height="266" width="320"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/uiIqyF6RnzU&fs=1&source=uds" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><embed width="320" height="266" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/uiIqyF6RnzU&fs=1&source=uds" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><br /><iframe src="http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=moto0e7-20&o=1&p=16&l=bn1&mode=garden&browse=1055398&fc1=000000&lt1=_blank&lc1=3366FF&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" width="468" height="336" border="0" frameborder="0" style="border:none;" scrolling="no"></iframe>Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2921648258751728234.post-48466966137628548522012-03-24T19:19:00.007-04:002012-03-30T19:51:39.034-04:00Out on the town Party Pics 03-22-12 & 03-23-12Menjo's 03/22/12<br /><br />Click on photos to enlarge.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mXFwtq0X6-U/T2z95Y21cKI/AAAAAAAAAUg/0yTSUmMDITw/s640/Palmer+park+apts+010.JPG" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="480" /></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">"No Scrap Left"</td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; I decided to take a drive through the Palmer Park apartments area the other day to see how the area was doing. The area is designated as a<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmer_Park_Apartment_Building_Historic_District" target="_blank"> historic district. </a> The area was once home to a large gay community. This was before my time, but I've heard many people speak of the old days on my other&nbsp;<a href="http://detroitgayhistory.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">blog.</a> Architecturally some of the buildings are just stunning. I've never been inside any of these buildings, I would love to see what they look like on the inside. I was mildly surprised to see how many are vacant and derelict. </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; There are a few with signs saying that renovations are coming. I have heard of a few people who tried living in these apartments but had too many problems with break ins and having their cars broken into. The proximity to Ferndale, Royal Oak, freeways, etc should make them attractive. But the crime factor has held them back. Gay people are the ones with balls enough to gentrify an area, maybe gay people will rediscover this area? I'm sure the scrapping boom of the last few years has greatly harmed many of these gems. Who knows, it could be the place to hang your disco ball? As a self-respecting homosexual, it makes me sick to my stomach to see such architectural glory left to rot. It is kinda like gay "Turn off" porn.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Thanks to a reader for tipping me about this link:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peopleforpalmerpark.org/index.html" target="_blank">peopleforpalmerpark.org</a> </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Click "Read more" below for more photos. 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I found this very interesting photo gallery of before and after photos of East Germany. Before, meaning just after the Berlin wall fell, and after the buildings were restored. The change is very striking.<br /><br />Click the link to view.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-59943.html" target="_blank">Spiegel.de Photo gallery</a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://cdn2.spiegel.de/images/image-134721-galleryV9-mmlt.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="433" src="http://cdn2.spiegel.de/images/image-134721-galleryV9-mmlt.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><a href="http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-59943.html" target="_blank"></a>Chris Hhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12791342387355445887noreply@blogger.com0