Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Panic In Detroit, Murals In Detroit

by Dick Mac

Unemployment in Michigan is more than 12%. Detroit is almost an industrial ghost town. Houses can be bought for a thousand dollars. Should we panic?

National Public Radio ("NPR")is broadcasting from Detroit today and there are many stories. Today they used the riff from David Bowie's "Panic In Detroit" as an outro. It took long enough for a media outlet to use this song.

One story in their "Retooling Detroit" series is Detroit Industry: The Murals of Diego Rivera about a series of murals commissioned by Edsel Ford, and painted by Diego Rivera in 1932. Follow the link to the photo gallery from the article.

Here is a video of "Panic In Detroit" seen in 1976 rehearsals for the Thin White Duke's Station To Station Tour.

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