Model-T Ford

Detroit rendition of Janis Joplin’s classic satire “Mercedes Benz”

 

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Woman waiting for her bus at one of midtown’s primary intersections with no enclosure or even a seat to accommodate her

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Oh Lord won’t you buy me a Model T Ford?
The bus just ain’t coming and my feet are sore
worked hard at the factory til it motored no more,
oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Model T Ford?
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Public notice of the record-breaking 2015 tax foreclosure of 62,000+ Wayne County properties

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Oh Lord won’t you buy me a flatscreen TV?
The Fox Problem Solvers are trying to find me,
first they’ll pay my taxes, and then DTE,
oh Lord won’t you buy me a flat screen TV?
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Alternative entrance to the Wayne Country Treasurer office, through the Greektown Casino

Alternative entrance to the Wayne Country Treasurer office, through the Greektown Casino

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Oh lord won’t you buy me a night on Greektown?
The Treasure’s downstairs lord, so let’s win this round
A straight and I’ll love you; a flush I’m reborn,
oh lord, won’t you buy me a night on Greektown?

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Park Avenue Hotel soon before it was demolished to make way for a new arena for Red Wings Arena, owned by Little Ceasar's mogul Mike Illich in one of the anointed areas of the city's "Future City" plan

Park Avenue Hotel soon before it was demolished to make way for a new arena for Red Wings Arena, owned by Little Ceasar’s mogul Mike Illich

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Oh lord won’t you buy me a pizza franchise?
This whole Future City is passing me by
I’m hot and I’m ready for a piece of the pie,
oh lord won’t you buy me a pizza franchise?
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An occupied house on it's last leg

A recently-vacated home with a tricycle still on the porch joins the ranks of Detroit’s estimated 30,000 blighted buildings

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Oh lord won’t you buy me a house in the burbs?
This one will never get featured on Curbed.
Detroit does not want me, though I wanted her,
oh lord won’t you buy me a house in the burbs?
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One thought on “Model-T Ford

  1. Detroit can’t ill afford to lose anymore if its love ones. The greatest Renaissance in this nation is happening here. So seize the opportunity from the ground/up and enjoy a happy an abundant life. P.S. The city bus service has made vast improvement. The Woodward bus line is now a ten minute wait guarantee during business hour for starters. Also, there ninty new buses.

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