Project Climbing- Brewster Projects

Chris Macom —  August 9, 2011 — Leave a comment

Saturday night led Alex and I down to the Works to check out Drumcell and Kyle Geiger.  The venue had a nice ravey atmosphere and bangin techno.  The bar tender was also pouring some strong drinks.  These drinks were just strong enough to give us the courage to go ascend an abandoned building we’ve been casing for the last couple weeks.  We swooped up a couple deuces and on we went.  Used the flashlight app on my phone for light and climbed every flight until the top.  The view was breathtaking and we felt an overwhelming sense of accomplishment.  After our excursion, I did a little research on these babies and found a wealth of history.  These were built in 1935 and the ground was broke by first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt.  They were home to Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, Lily Tomlin, and Smokey Robinson.  Who knows, maybe we were in one of their units that night.   The animated series, The PJ’s were also based on these projects.  At the southern edge of the Brewster projects is Hastings Street.  It was a center for black culture between the 1920s and  1950s.   You could find everything you needed back in the day on this street and John Lee Hooker references it in his song, Boogie Chillen’.  So overall we had a fantastic night.  Sorry to the artists we were unable to see at the Works, but we had more important things to attend to.  Check out this link for more info and some great pictures.

 

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Chris Macom is a DJ, producer, and writer in the Detroit Metro area. Growing up in the 90's, Chris grew fond of electronic music and started collecting vinyl and DJing. Now, as a founder of both Detroit Techno House and Lost Science, Chris hopes to share with the world his experiences through music and writing.
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