This is a resurrection of MY TOWN MONDAY, which I always felt guilty about giving up. The title borrows somewhat from a novel set in Detroit by Scott Lasser. I invite any Detroiter out there to write a piece for this series.
HOORAY FOR LOVE and the music is sort of a bluesy-rock.
From their website:
The Cadieux Cafe is in Detroit, about three miles from our house.It offer featherbowling, steamed mussels, more than a dozen beers from
Belgium. As the bumper sticker on the wall says,
"It's Beautiful To Be Belgian." Since its days as a Prohibition-era
speakeasy, the Cadieux Cafe has been a social hub for metro Detroit's
Belgian population, much of who settled in this area. Flemish culture flourishes at the Cadieux, which is
or has been the unofficial headquarters for an array of clubs
promoting pastimes from across the pond, including pigeon racing,
archery, bicycling, darts and, of course, feather bowling. The Michigan
Traditional Arts Program awarded the Cadieux the Michigan Heritage Award
for "continuing family and community cultural traditions with
excellence and authenticity."
The Cadieux Cafe has been owned by the Devos family since the '60s, with
a new generation taking over 10 years ago. They've been careful
to maintain the place's old-world charm and traditions, but they've also
made it more accessible to the masses -- particularly the 21-35
demographic -- by bringing in live musical acts and staying open until 2
a.m. daily. It's still beautiful to be Belgian
at the Cadieux Cafe, but you're more than welcome to pretend.
Frank suffered a nearly fatal motorcycle accident last year and much of the inspiration for this CD came from that experience. Michigan now allows riders to drive without helmets. Frank would have died had he not been wearing one.
Do you have a place like the Cadieux Cafe in your city/town?