February 15th, 2019

Very Detroit Radio ( Episode 109 )

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Speaker 1 1:33

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Unknown Speaker 1:54

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Unknown Speaker 4:08

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Speaker 1 4:34

Good morning and welcome to very Detroit Radio. I'm your host Danko. Souter offski. And with me today, Tracy Moy welcome.

Unknown Speaker 4:43

Good morning.

Speaker 1 4:45

And we also have Mike here as our audio engineer. Thank you, Mike, we forget to mention how important he is to our operation here right? Yes, he's awesome. Yeah, so um, firstly, I just want to recognize Valentine tines Day. Happy Valentine's Day, everybody. Hopefully everybody had a nice night. And everything went well. We visited with a Maury de Roma or Roma cafe. And they were just busy and having a good time over there for Valentine's Day. A lot of places were in Detroit. Tracy, how was your Valentine's Day?

Unknown Speaker 5:21

I took my lovely little one out for sushi. That sounds nice. Yeah. So she was happy. She thinks it's all about her. So

Speaker 1 5:30

well, that works. Don't a lot of girls think that as they should? Maybe maybe. So. Here we go. We're walking into the Valentine's weekend. Friday night, Saturday night. And I'm just acknowledging the one of the bigger events happening this weekend. The dirty show.

Unknown Speaker 5:52

Dare Yeah.

Speaker 1 5:55

Yes. Well, the dirty show. This is a 20th anniversary. It's pretty bad being dirty. Dirty in Detroit for 20 years. This

Unknown Speaker 6:05

is actually the closing weekend. Right?

Speaker 1 6:07

Yes. Closing Yeah. So they're wrapping it up. But, um, those are a couple things. Other thing. Anything else you saw out there?

Unknown Speaker 6:14

Um, there's a bunch of shows at our club. I think there's Friday, Saturday and Sunday. So if you want to go to their website and check that out, or

Speaker 1 6:21

ours, or ours? Yeah. Yeah, though. detroit.com.

Unknown Speaker 6:26

Um, I think there's a new piece at the end, contemporary in Ferndale. Oh. DIA is having the asker shorts, the animated ones. And I think documentaries. Oh, but there's always stuff going on at the DIA.

Speaker 1 6:44

Right. Right. All right. Um, that's kind of nice. A couple of good events going on. First up, we have a patty Lynch, Patty. Are you there? I'm here. Thank you. Hi. Good morning, Patty. And Happy Valentine's day. You too. Thank you. So Patti Lynch. Tell us now you are the owner of the shirts.

Unknown Speaker 7:07

That's right. I'm the owner of this fits. It'll be two years next month. Excellent. Excellent. Yeah, time flies.

Speaker 1 7:14

Well, yeah, it's interesting, because, um, you know, the Schmitz has such a history. That, right? It's a it's a very diverse, colorful history,

Unknown Speaker 7:24

I would say colorful colored word. Yeah.

Speaker 1 7:29

So what inspired you to purchase this?

Unknown Speaker 7:34

Yeah, it was a combination of things. Really. I live right down the street from the feds and had been going every Wednesday evening, when the old you know, Jewish guys from the suburbs and the first generation Russians and Ukrainians and everything. Yeah, we're still coming in. Because it had never, ever really shut down for almost 100 years. That's incredible. And so I had been going every week, and I had been restoring my old house down the down the road. And it was actually, after I finished most of the major projects at my house. I was in New York City, my sister sings at the mat quite often. She's an opera singer. Far more talented than me. Wow. And there, and one of my friends said, Patty, I know you love the Fed. Have you ever been to the Russian and Turkish baths? And East Village? Which are these famous old? Yes, we as in New York? And I said, No, actually, I haven't. And so she said, let's go. And so I, when I went there, my eyes were sort of open. You know, I love the shirts, but it was in pretty rough shape, right? But in New York, you know, you had young people, old people, all walks of life kind of pouring into this place. So it kind of opened my eyes to the potential of the shirts here in Detroit. Nice. So

Unknown Speaker 8:52

was it actually for sale? Or did you walk in and say I want to purchase it?

Unknown Speaker 8:58

Well, no, it was not for sale. And the woman who had owned it for years, was actually the widow of the person who owned it, very briefly in the 90s. He bought it and then died pretty suddenly, shortly thereafter. So she was sort of stuck with this place, and never had a major interest in it herself. I think one of the most compelling parts of the story is that there was an old Soviet Daniel who had been sort of managing the place for years. And I really struck up a friendship with Daniel. And it was Daniel. Really, ultimately, who went to her and said, I know that you're finally thinking about letting it go. She was aging and getting her health was sort of declining. And Daniel sort of brokered the deal for me, and actually this evening at the schvitz at eight o'clock, we're going to be screening a very short documentary piece that was recently done about Daniel overseeing the rock exchange every August we have to trade out 15,000 pounds of rock in the oven. Oh, yeah. So that's a

Speaker 1 10:09

little bit that's part of the business do you don't hear about usually right?

Unknown Speaker 10:13

No, no, keep an old place like this, you know, functioning, right? It's so old world that it's not like going to, you know, LA Fitness or. Right.

Speaker 1 10:26

You can't just like that. So App your way through?

Unknown Speaker 10:30

Yeah. So it was never it was never really listed for sale. And, you know, the Meltzer family held on to it until 1975. They, they took control of the building in the late 20s. And, you know, had it for nearly 50 years.

Speaker 1 10:44

Let's, that's an interesting story. I think we could talk about just the purchase for about an hour. But, you know, like, I think what's really interesting is, what your vision is and where it was. So how did you create that?

Unknown Speaker 11:02

It's sort of a full circle. situation, in my in my opinion, you know, it was established by the Meltzer family in 1930, as sort of this old world, Russian Jewish, you know, bathhouse, and

Speaker 1 11:18

with with extracurricular activities?

Unknown Speaker 11:22

Well, not well, if you, I guess, you know, they were, they were associated with the Purple Gang. So, there weren't there weren't really extracurricular activities at the Schmitz than except for confidential conversations among politicians and bootleggers and city officials and things like that. Nothing really got CD there until you know, the 80s and 90s. So for like, for, like 50 years, the melters ran it is sort of this old world, nice establishment. And much of what I've tried to do, you know, both, you know, physically and spiritually, if you will, sort of return it to its its origins and the way that they ran it well

Unknown Speaker 12:05

regarded as it had a religious component to it when it first started though. So there was that spirituality that encompassed it when, when the concept first originated,

Unknown Speaker 12:17

big time, so yeah, it was a it was the Jewish kind of cultural and community center of the north end of Detroit, Ashkenazi Jews were flooding into that part of the city, mostly Polish and Russian. And so there was a mikvah in the building. They had Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs there. They celebrated a lot of the High Holidays. And you know, a lot of these Jewish folks 100 years ago, they were living in Coldwater flats. They weren't they weren't wealthy, and they had to purify for Shabbat. And so they would go to places like this to bathe. And yeah, it was it was in, you know, the melters, as Russian Jews obviously loved it for religious and cultural reasons. But, you know, when you're down there, you can't wear a weapon, and you can't wear a wire. And that's why it was so so good,

Speaker 1 13:09

right? Yeah. Yeah. No one, no one knew what was said or who said it? Right. Perfect. Yeah. So what? I noticed that I was talking to a guy last night an artist and he's like, I'm like, Yeah, we have the shirts coming on to our show. He's like, Oh, yeah, I've been there. So this new energy of hip hipster guys and whatnot, are coming to the shirts now, because of

Unknown Speaker 13:38

well, the old ballroom upstairs is sort of this raw space that we're hoping to begin restoration efforts this year. But, you know, I can't take a whole lot of credit. A lot of artists and musicians and various creative types have sort of come out of the woodwork as the building was being brought back to life. You know, bathhouses, historically, I mean, going back to, you know, ancient Greece and Rome. This is where people, you know, celebrated life and celebrated art and culture and ate and drank and kind of, it just kind of seems to organically happen there. And so we've hosted art exhibitions and record release parties and musical performances and the sound bas have gotten a lot of press because it's such a unique experience musically.

Speaker 1 14:31

I want to try that. Yeah,

Unknown Speaker 14:33

you hear these big, lush ambient noises while you're steaming and it's really cathartic. So, you know, it's really a community effort. I mean, I'm happy and honored to facilitate it in many ways, but what a great much of it is, is the community's effort more than my effort.

Speaker 1 14:52

What I like hearing is that you're, you know, trying to bring it back to its source of, you know, a little bit of the spiritual part in his and maintaining that.

Unknown Speaker 15:01

So what do the people who have been going there for years and years and years think about the renovations and what you've done with the place?

Unknown Speaker 15:11

Well, the swingers were disappointed of course. The parties,

Unknown Speaker 15:16

because now they have to wear bathing suits.

Unknown Speaker 15:19

Yeah. Well, the truth is most of them really don't come back much. Because they they weren't really there for the scene. They were there for other activities. But

Unknown Speaker 15:26

oh, like the legitimate? No, I totally

Unknown Speaker 15:30

understand the question. Yeah, the guys that have been coming. I mean, we have guys on Wednesdays and Thursday nights, who have been coming over 60 years, I noticed, you know, their 70s. And their fathers started taking them and their grandfather started taking them when they were kids. Yeah. And so the legacies are tremendous. And, honestly, change is not easy. So I, in fact, a couple of them. I gave them little chalkboards, where every week they can write their complaints on the chalkboard.

Speaker 1 15:58

It's like a Japanese kind of thing. Ya know, like, it's, you're letting them be involved into the transition. That's

Unknown Speaker 16:05

right. Right. So they, they've seen it all. They've been through it all, they've, they've lived through the you know, the darkest times, and honestly, all of them are really pretty thrilled to see it coming back to life. They're not dumb. They know that the place needs young people and needs more people in order to survive. Yes. And so it's sort of tongue in cheek, we let them complain as if, you know, they'd be complaining about their own, you know, mother's dinner or something, you know, but they don't stop coming.

Speaker 1 16:38

They just like to complain.

Unknown Speaker 16:40

Yeah. A couple of them. I said, Listen, you can write as many complaints on the chalkboard as you want. But you have to write one nice thing. Yeah.

Speaker 1 16:49

In a while, nice things.

Unknown Speaker 16:51

Yeah. So it's great. I mean, the place is clean and alive. And you know, busy. And that energy is so palpable. And, and so I mean, I think, you know, I'm very grateful that we see this mixture of, you know, guys who've been coming for 50 years, and they're in their 60s and 70s, you know, sitting in the scene with guys who are in their 20s and 30s. And, you know, we're all the same at the end of the day. So

Unknown Speaker 17:20

can we talk about, like, the days that you have women? Is there a big contingency of ladies that come in there?

Unknown Speaker 17:27

So for Tracy, yeah. So, ladies, brunch and Tuesday evenings? Are women only and just this past Sunday for brunch, which is even before we had 110 women, but that's

Speaker 1 17:39

aphrodisiac Sunday's though, is that wine?

Unknown Speaker 17:43

Right? Cocktails? No,

Speaker 1 17:45

I want to be there.

Unknown Speaker 17:49

Unbelievable. The number of women who love the place. I mean, just the way men appreciate their own time. Yeah. And being able to sort of unwind amongst one another. Women obviously need that too. And even more so probably. Yeah, yeah, I know. I mean, men are the difficult half of the species. So it's really, it's really, it's really heartwarming to see. And just like with the guys, you have young women, old women, white women, black women, you know, I mean, it's just like all over the map. Yeah. Women, urban women

Unknown Speaker 18:28

ask how diverse it was like the crowds are

Unknown Speaker 18:33

wildly diverse versus crazy.

Speaker 1 18:35

What I love what you're doing is really connecting a lot of different types of pieces around your community to make new events.

Unknown Speaker 18:44

Right. Yeah. And as I said, you know, people, people come to us with like, great ideas, you know, and we're honored to be able to say, Yeah, that sounds great. Let's do it. It's sort of like its own little business incubator to because like, especially when it's women only, you know, you have manicurist massage therapists, acupuncturist hair massage facemask, you got all these psychologists bringing their services to the table. And, you know, it's all ala carte, they keep whatever they make. And so it's its own little like incubator of economy

Unknown Speaker 19:24

there. But you can get a manicure while you're there type of

Unknown Speaker 19:28

thing. Exactly.

Speaker 1 19:29

Ah, that's nice. Yeah, for the ladies. Yeah, that's

Unknown Speaker 19:32


Speaker 1 19:33

I mean, I can, I can and then of

Unknown Speaker 19:35

course, the traditional plates, which is the oak leaf heat treatment, and the banya, which has been going on, you know, there since the beginning. We always have a practitioner there, no matter you know, all the time. So somebody wants to experience that, you know, ancient treatment. It's the only place in the state of Michigan where you can get one so I want to be unique. Oh, yeah. It's pretty cool. That is pretty cool.

Unknown Speaker 19:57

This is great.

Speaker 1 19:58

I mean, really, thanks. You so much for calling into our show, I'd love to have you calling again, let us know what other stuff is happening, because Thank you, these are the things that I think is going to retain Detroit's cultural heritage and right connected to our future.

Unknown Speaker 20:17

Right, you know, as things change and develop, it's important to hold on to our roots. And there's nothing more Detroit than the feds. I mean, it's iconic.

Unknown Speaker 20:27

It's been an institution growing up and we would talk about Yeah, it's Yeah,

Unknown Speaker 20:32

for sure. And I'm really pleased that the Jewish community can reconnect with it in ways that they maybe weren't able to over the last few decades, because for some people, it just got too gross and seedy. And yeah.

Speaker 1 20:44

If you went, Oh,

Unknown Speaker 20:46

yeah, I think like, you're right. In the 90s. It it had that rotation. Yeah, really. It was made to be this spiritual place,

Unknown Speaker 20:55

sort of a retreat like an oasis. And, you know, we hosted the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan, had this enormous turnout and people telling all kinds of amazing stories and Rabbi Yoni Dahlen from Sherry's attic, is hoping to restore them next fall this year. Wow. Which was in the women's locker room. So there's a lot of really cool developments. You know, I think coming up, way to

Speaker 1 21:19

go, Patti, I think just a great job. And what what's going on tonight again,

Unknown Speaker 21:24

tonight? Yeah, and it's kind of low key to be honest, we didn't, we didn't advertise it on social media or anything. Because the filmmaker who's a member of the club is it's not, like, fully finished. This is sort of like a member's preview, if you will. But at eight o'clock, we're screening the mini documentaries about the rock exchange with the old Soviet suite. And so we're gonna have we're gonna have vodka and caviar and his, yeah, his Russian roots and the steam. It's coed tonight. So it's men and women, bathing suits, you know, mandatory and we will have the seam open from five until 10 o'clock, and then at eight, we're gonna go upstairs. It's only it's like a 15 Minute. It's like a short, you know,

Speaker 1 22:06

but it's the build up is more important. Yeah, yes. Cool. So, um, I'm gonna be wearing my very Detroit press pass to get in. So I'm gonna look for you.

Unknown Speaker 22:21

Appreciate the opportunity.

Speaker 1 22:23

Thank you so much. Thank you have a great day. And good luck with this, Fritz.

Unknown Speaker 22:26

Thank you. All right.

Speaker 1 22:29

What a cool renovation and everything. I mean, that's that's exactly the kind of stuff that I think our programs wants to talk about is connecting the old. Great things about Detroit with the super cool future things happening.

Unknown Speaker 22:45

Yeah, there's so much history there. I remember when I read that they were renovating and I was excited. Because it's, it's

Speaker 1 22:52

the ladies night, you should take your friends and go down. That sounds awesome. My. So I'm up next we have Shelby McPherson. Shelby, are you here?

Unknown Speaker 23:04

Hi, I am Good morning.

Speaker 1 23:06

Good morning. How are you today?

Unknown Speaker 23:08

I'm great. How are you guys doing? Good. Good.

Speaker 1 23:10

Welcome to our show. Shelby, can you tell our audience what organization you are with?

Unknown Speaker 23:16

Yes, I am with the National Association of Women in construction.

Speaker 1 23:23

So this is a this is relatively a new push. Right. Would you say?

Unknown Speaker 23:32

Well, the organization itself has been around for I believe, 40 plus years. But more recently, we have seen a lot more women interested in construction? And yes, more of a push for young women to be involved in construction and be involved in the trade?

Speaker 1 23:50

What I mean, what are some of the I can see a lot of hesitation because I think reading some things and looking around sometimes the is it a physical challenge for some women to do the construction work?

Unknown Speaker 24:08

It can be, but really it comes down to training and having great resources. So traditionally, construction and the trades are marketed towards young men. Being becoming an electrician or becoming a plumber is something that we would think a man would do. However, it is possible. It's a great field for women to be involved with. And I think we're seeing more and more women going into these fields because for some people college isn't the right option. And it's it's not available to them. And so going into the trades and making a really good living off of this skill. Trade is something that more women should be open to and should be encouraged.

Unknown Speaker 24:53

When I remember I was in college and I made a friend and her mom was an electrician.

Speaker 1 24:58

That's cool, right? Yeah. With

Unknown Speaker 25:02

electrician, but she got great jobs because women, I don't want to say women as a minority, but like they need women to fulfill these, these job requirements also,

Unknown Speaker 25:15

really? Absolutely. And currently, I mean, all over the country, but really in the Detroit area, we have a labor shortage. So we don't have enough people to build all the buildings that we want to build. And so women have really been neglected in being targeted to become tradespeople. So the more women we can get involved, the more construction that happen, the more jobs we can sell.

Unknown Speaker 25:39

Yeah, and I just noticed for for girls and women in general, even during the Superbowl, there was the commercial about, you know, the teenage the football player. And I think women just need to feel empowered, that they can even do these things and and for people to, on the back end be motivated to push them in these directions.

Unknown Speaker 26:01

Absolutely. And I think that's why network is so important, because it brings the women who are already in the industry and people who are interested in the industry together to really help push more women to be involved and help each other to succeed because it is intimidating to break into a male dominated field and go to a construction site where you may be the only woman. But having the support of an organization like Natick is extremely helpful.

Speaker 1 26:28

So we're are there are there multiple training programs that are more conducive for women? Or how do you go about enticing women to you know, make it easy for them to be trained.

Unknown Speaker 26:45

So I really think it's all about marketing, because all of the trade programs are happy to accept women. But if it's not marketed as such, then it's really difficult to attract more women to it. So I think it's really getting women involved earlier. So especially in middle school, and high school age ranges, to encourage them to go into the trades and show them that it's not just a male dominated field. So really bringing in women who are already doing those professions, or who are professors, or teachers at the trade schools, I think is really important as well.

Speaker 1 27:24

And not only that, I mean, like watching, watching even cartoons at a very young age, right? You see Bob the Builder, you don't see Barbara the builder. Right. So in even younger media stuff, but I have seen a lot more involvement with in, you know, early child development type stuff where, you know, the the roles of girls, they're showing that, you know, you can do anything now. And I think that's important.

Unknown Speaker 27:50

Absolutely, absolutely. And that's one of the things that I personally really promote, and network as well does. I'm a really big promoter of STEM education. And I've volunteered through several organizations, some of which, including the Michigan Science Center, as well as the Girl Scouts to really encourage girls to break the mold, because there is definitely the mold of a construction worker is a man, an engineer is a man. And so like you said, starting at that really young age can help so they don't grow up with that thought in their mind. They, they really know that, okay, it can be Barbara the builder or I can be an engineer, I can be involved in STEM. How did you

Unknown Speaker 28:31

get involved in this.

Unknown Speaker 28:34

So I actually attended Lawrence Tech for architecture initially. And even in my architecture courses, there were a few women. But I, I really took an interest to the construction aspects of architecture and design. And so I ended up graduating with both my architectural degree and a construction management degree. And from there, I became a construction project engineer. And seeing that there were very few women in the field, I really wanted to become a part of a bigger organization become a part of something that can help this problem but also further me in my career. And so that's when I found a wake about two years ago. And since then, I've I've been as involved as possible.

Unknown Speaker 29:23

And are you part of the Detroit chapter or are you part of a different chapter?

Unknown Speaker 29:28

Yes, I am part of the Detroit chapter but there are three different chapters in Michigan.

Speaker 1 29:35

Alright, so let's step back for one second. So you're you originated this, did this all come together in Spacelab Detroit.

Unknown Speaker 29:46

So it didn't, it didn't come together in space lab, Detroit, but we do have a couple members who are also members of space labs.

Speaker 1 29:55

Can you just tell our audience really quickly like Space Lab is related to The construction? Yeah. Can you just explain really quickly?

Unknown Speaker 30:05

Yes, absolutely. So Spacelab is kind of an office sharing space. Similar to we work except it is specifically focused on design, building, and technologies that relate to the construction industry. So basically, it's a space for architects, builders, people who operate drone technology, and different kind of surveying equipment like that to all come come together, learn from each other and work with each other. So bringing this kind of collaborative thinking space together, really helps just make connections helps think differently. It's, there's a lot of educational opportunities with it as well. And so some of the members of women owned companies, and also women within these companies that are in Spacelab, our newest members,

Speaker 1 31:02

that's pretty sweet. That's why I wanted to mention Spacelab, we were visiting with them yesterday. And just a great facility super location. I mean, you couldn't ask for better and the views are crazy. So it's a co working space where people can get started for as little as $40 a month to actually have a space and move in and out use their connect network is such a sweet idea. Such a great and especially focused into the real estate development area. So quickly, let's talk about the event happening this this weekend.

Unknown Speaker 31:36

Yes. So this is what I'm very excited about. So within a week, I am the block kids Chairwoman. And so block kids is a building competition for students ages five through 10. And basically, the students get several different types of materials, mainly Legos, but they also get sometimes aluminum foil or a piece of string or some rock. And they are encouraged to and challenged with building a structure that is innovative in some way that helps people in some way that is different, and really teaches them about the construction building and design process. And while they're building these structures, they are sitting at a table with an industry expert. So someone who is working in the industry, it might be a trades person that could be an architect, it could be someone who is involved in a different way. That's really helping them think critically through building this and encouraging education in construction.

Speaker 1 32:41

Yeah, I mean, I have two daughters. So what you're doing is great. And kids. And so the the party, what when is this block Kids event going on?

Unknown Speaker 32:54

Yes, block kids is happening, actually, this Saturday. So tomorrow at 9am at the IBEW Paul. So in downtown Detroit.

Unknown Speaker 33:04

Is there still sign like time to sign up? If you're not signed up yet? If you're want to participate?

Unknown Speaker 33:11

So yes, there is you can either sign up at Natick detroit.org. Or we are taking registrations on the spot. So we will have additional registration forums, at the events. So if you want to just stop by that's fine to fill out some paperwork, and we'll get the kids going

Unknown Speaker 33:29

in. Is it open to anybody or specifically the Detroit community?

Unknown Speaker 33:34

Yeah, so it's open to everybody. The only limitation is that you need to be between the ages of five and 10. Okay. That's great.

Speaker 1 33:44

Again, I think that's a super way to introduce to a younger audience, the potential and the possibilities of, you know, letting your imagination you know, what you can do with it, and especially for girls, so is this more focused for young girls.

Unknown Speaker 34:02

So the event is open for both boys and girls. But it is important, I think, especially for the young women to see other women who are already in this field. So when they grow up, they know, oh, yeah, I met a woman who was an electrician, or I met a woman who was a project manager. So it's really for both. However, I think the importance is the network mentorship that they will be getting at the event.

Unknown Speaker 34:30

So is are the people who are volunteering to kind of monitor the group activity from the work and they're all women.

Unknown Speaker 34:40

So most of them are however, we opened our judging panels to anyone who was really interested in really wanted to volunteer. So there are some men who are volunteering as well. But a lot of the judges that we have this year our newest members, yes.

Speaker 1 34:56

That's great. So if if we wanted to get more information online? How could they find you? Yes.

Unknown Speaker 35:05

So our chapter website is Natick detroit.org. And that's network and a Wi Fi. And if you just scroll down on that homepage, there will be a block kids link. But you can go directly to that link at Nuuk detroit.org/program events.

Speaker 1 35:24

Well, you heard it right there folks. I think it's a great great organization that you're doing running there and introducing the trades too as an as a as a really good other possibility for women. So thanks so much for calling in Shelby. Thank you all right. Thank you I appreciate it. All right now we're gonna go to a little song from back bees will have dreams left Oh Vinay Meza. turns to go man blows my cell crazy we live again oh hungry days in the steps of gazing sex painting with those drenching Liberte times staying like koulos from Banggood ways we play a max match or castaways look so do children learn to lead them is and will be the he is with us left, overnight mess me

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Unknown Speaker 39:26

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Unknown Speaker 40:06

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Speaker 1 40:08

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Unknown Speaker 40:22

Yeah, maybe it was Peter.

Speaker 1 40:23

I don't think so. You don't know, Peter. He's spending a lot more of his time up in the UP maintaining i 69. Over there. I'm 69. So I'm sure he's there right now. And that's probably one of the reasons he couldn't even call in because his situation is priced so severe at the moment up there, and I'm 69 Then he cannot get out of the mess. Yeah, it's

Unknown Speaker 40:46

been an interesting winter. Well, weather wise,

Speaker 1 40:49

you're up, you're down. You know, when you're, we're, you know, obviously in the Lower Peninsula. And Peter is up in the Upper Peninsula, which that alone creates. We're it's almost like a different.

Unknown Speaker 41:05

It's different up there.

Speaker 1 41:06

Right. I mean, have you been up there? A couple? Yeah. Yeah. Have you been to the beaches? or No? are mostly the mountain the mountainous peaks?

Unknown Speaker 41:17

Up there? I don't, I don't even know. You weren't even really there. I've crossed over the map.

Speaker 1 41:28

Like you've never been to the up.

Unknown Speaker 41:32

The other part? No, no. in Wisconsin.

Speaker 1 41:37

Oh, that part? That parts is that? I don't even know. Is that the up? I

Unknown Speaker 41:41

have no idea. I really geography was not my strong suit.

Speaker 1 41:45

Oh, I mean, well, once you crossed, actually, the bridge was closed down for a while during this thing, wasn't it?

Unknown Speaker 41:50

Yeah. And I heard because of the wind that some vehicles had to get escorts across?

Speaker 1 41:57

Well, I remember back in the day when the Hugo was blown off the bridge? Yes. So how are they escorting them?

Unknown Speaker 42:05

I have no idea. But people have a legitimate fear of bridges. And at times, I don't blame them.

Speaker 1 42:11

Yeah, I mean, I've passed a lot of bridges in my lifetime. And I usually try to stay in the middle lane, because I don't want to be on the edge of the bridge. Especially since it can be kind of scary. If some winds hit and whatnot. So folks, if you are going to venture out to m 69. Be careful if you need an escort Tracy, how do they get an escort across? The

Unknown Speaker 42:40

maybe it's a police escort? I've no I really I have no idea. I kind of glanced at the article. And I was like, oh, that's scary.

Speaker 1 42:47

You know, since we're talking about all that. Did you hear about that? Oil, or gas or electrical? What was that under the bridge that they were some thing broke? And all that stuff was? What bridge? the Mackinac

Unknown Speaker 43:06

Bridge. Oh, I didn't I don't I have no idea.

Speaker 1 43:08

So they were they were having some major issues. Underneath the Mackinac Bridge and between the peninsula's there is a and something broke. And I can't remember what it was, but and I want to say it was related to power. And I think there was environmental concerns about it, like serious environmental concerns.

Unknown Speaker 43:36

I don't know. That sounds scary, though.

Speaker 1 43:39

Well, yeah. I mean, a lot of it has to do with when you're

Unknown Speaker 43:43

upsetting because of the water. That's, I mean,

Speaker 1 43:47

yeah, that is the that's the biggest thing is because that water circulates all the way around our Peninsula. You know, and I want to protect our Peninsula from big evil.

Unknown Speaker 44:01

You want to protect everything from big evil.

Speaker 1 44:03

Yes, yes. And that's why we're supporting I'm 69 Because I think that's a highway that's not connected to big evil now. So M dash 69 products, folks. C chord solutions. Check them out. C chord solutions.com. Check out Roma cafe to really great historical spot. And make sure you check out the Schmitz which is a great cultural gem of the city. Next up, we have Lenny's when he saw you there. Yes, I'm here. Hi. Good morning Millie's. Thank you so much for calling in. Tell us a little bit about yourself Lenny's.

Unknown Speaker 44:43

Um, okay. I'm a filmmaker, media specialist here in the city. Try and do everything for weddings, commercials and films. Really?

Speaker 1 44:54

What? Yeah, see what was interesting to me, because we met at the Film mixer. Yes. Right. So there's this community of filmmakers here in the city and directors and actually quite a bit of production happening. So how do people find you to get this done? So first of all, you're doing videography. You're you're making you're making projects for people. Yes. And you have your own new studio opening up, right? Yes. That's fantastic. And you've only been open for how long?

Unknown Speaker 45:34

Um, I only did. I've been in business for about like, three years now. So, okay, this video, he just got the space. I was actually on the phone with the girls just a minute ago. I caught you guys talking about renovations and things of that nature. So

Speaker 1 45:49

tell us a couple of the projects that you worked on. You showed me a few. That which were really cool. One of them was almost like an app.

Unknown Speaker 45:58

Yes. So one of my like, biggest clients right now is a company called I Shelby. And it's a daily motivational app. So you go on the app, you can like leave positive comments. I love that. You know, we have videos on there. Every Monday, that's like about people that are in the city that have businesses or like just doing positive things in the community

Speaker 1 46:22

who's doing videos, who's doing those videos, do you every Monday,

Unknown Speaker 46:26

every Monday, I just shoot and edit those but the creator of the app she like orchestrates the interview while we so we it's a partnership, we come together, and I do the video side of things. And she does like the actual interview. And I met her like last year sometime and she she's like been flourishing since I met her so. And on Monday, we like when we had the videos and motivational videos about people in that actual community that's doing positive work in the community. And then on Tuesdays, we have like a two minute a day. And then on Wednesdays, it's something else. I forgot. You can go. Yeah, you can go on to the Google Play Store or the Apple store. It is called Ice Shelby.

Speaker 1 47:14

I shall be. Yep. I love it. Because that's a motivational What do you think about that? Tracy? Are you into that kind of stuff?

Unknown Speaker 47:20

I think that's great. What was so far your favorite video to shoot? Like? What person or what topic or theme or topic? Yeah. Um, my favorite video to shoot. I mean, just like I

Speaker 1 47:33

mean, music video.

Unknown Speaker 47:35

No, I mean, it you know, in the eye Shelby space. Oh, oh, what happened? Okay. Yeah, which one was the most? Okay.

Speaker 1 47:43

That's a good question. Yeah.

Unknown Speaker 47:44

Um, we interviewed this lady. She, she, he has helped women get jobs, like women that's like, in the city who liked either lost a job or they go into society. Her name is Ariel. And that was my favorite interview. We actually shot that like, last week. So that was gonna be pretty slow. I think it's gonna be up in March.

Speaker 1 48:08

Okay. So she helps when women in particular this is almost like a hallway.

Unknown Speaker 48:15

That's gonna say that we this has been the work show. Right? Yeah,

Speaker 1 48:19

I mean, so it's Women Helping Women. Yeah. And what was so interesting about her

Unknown Speaker 48:30

is she she had a really great story. See, we ended up adding even though we end up we share it we went to same high school together. And when I met her I was like, she looks at me but I really don't know her but she had a really incredible story she had spoke about how she was homeless. And she went from homelessness to being like this great contribute to our community it was it was pretty good story. Yeah, I'm right now in the middle of editing that so Wow. It'd be ready for March

Speaker 1 49:00

so your your sounds like you're working all the time? Yeah. Kind of busy

Unknown Speaker 49:10

Well, it's good to stay busy. What do you like the most the portraits the weddings, the the editing.

Unknown Speaker 49:19

Editing is not my favorite at all. I like the most I have to say actually shooting content like my favorite kind of content to shoot is fashion. That's my favorite.

Speaker 1 49:31

That's where I'm at too. I'm a big fashionista.

Unknown Speaker 49:34

Okay. So when you say like shooting content what does that entail? What do you do for like a fashion photoshoot or in the industry or

Unknown Speaker 49:43

Um, okay, so I wake up like concepts in my head. Now reached out to like models so like one concept ideas for will wheels leather goods and Micho

Speaker 1 49:55

Oh, yeah, we try to we try to get them guys on our show. You haven't called me back yet.

Unknown Speaker 49:59

Okay. Well, they call you that really had to reach out again. But it was like a spirit of moments and I was like, You know what one of my friends he was in style by a guy. Oh, Yo, you should just come and then like just shoot video like I'm not gonna say anything who's gonna do it? I was like, Cool. This is I don't recommend doing this but it worked out but

Speaker 1 50:18

wait a second you went to will leather goods and did a fashion shoot and dress them with leather?

Unknown Speaker 50:25

No, no. So it was a stylist there. Yeah, I kind of knew better.

Speaker 1 50:30

The stylist because of the trade has we have our own stylist by the way. Jeff Wiebe from teasers boutique. Is that true Phoebe?

Unknown Speaker 50:37

No, this guy's name was Mr. Ross. He, anyway. Yes. So I he was following my friend. And my friend. He wasn't a model, but he was like, Yo, he just hit me up to do this like styling thing. And I was like, Cool. Oh, I showed up. I'm like, just bring your camera like okay, cool. So the photographer's there, right? It was a photographer there that was separate from what even the album's doing. So I showed up. I shot like, some clips or whatever. And then I put it together. And then like, it came full circle. We'll let it do it was upset at me at first did a talk constantly for the product is like okay, this is not bad. Oh, no. Next time, the procedure to how you

Unknown Speaker 51:23

Oh, yeah, cuz that's what I was gonna ask you like, if you? I mean, because there are things that are copyright on a certain level. Right. Right. So I was like, were you? Were you able to use the images that you shot? Yeah, I

Unknown Speaker 51:37

was able to use them. But it wasn't like focused on like, the letter or whatever the product was in there. It was more focused on you just have to share your friend. Yeah, we just use that. affinity for the shoe death.

Speaker 1 51:51

Okay, so are you organizing fashion shows and stuff like that to to shoot or, or not?

Unknown Speaker 51:56

I don't organize fashion shows. I just find like designers that have like, built clothing. Yeah, just reach out to them and see what they be interested. Right now. I'm, like in contact with this designer called hustler. Hustle, hustlers, streetwear

Speaker 1 52:16

and Hustler. I like hood hustler.

Unknown Speaker 52:19

Yeah. And we're looking to flip it over summertime. Mass shots and stuff for him or his like, called the line before, but it's just always been like, oh, and like, you know what, you need a really good solid, like, promo or like, commercial. So I'm gonna talk to him to get like, it settled, because I like his clothes. I know why I like it. And I wear them quite often.

Speaker 1 52:43

There's, there's a bunch of cool clothing lines coming out of Detroit that I've seen. Another one I've seen is called merit. There's just a bunch of different cool.

Unknown Speaker 52:54

I saw it the Detroit rebel Hummer, I guess the other day, and I'm like, What is this? And I Googled it, and they were making cool T shirts. Oh,

Unknown Speaker 53:03

and another one that I like is, I don't know if you ever heard of it. But it's called Clio by Texas. I just ordered like this dope. Hoodie the other day. So relate more to come in?

Speaker 1 53:17

Well take a picture of it. And we'll put it maybe on our website if it's that dope. Cool. All right. All right. All right. Well, you know, let me say I want to say thank you for calling in today. And I hope that all that you're doing is I see big things happening from you and your organization.

Unknown Speaker 53:38

Yeah, your website's great. The the the baby, the portrait of the babies are super cute. Looking at it, I'm like so cute.

Unknown Speaker 53:48

baby photos are tough. Oh, I

Unknown Speaker 53:50

know. They move around and don't listen that well. But thank you guys for having me on. I really appreciate it.

Speaker 1 53:59

So just to end it just in before you go. How can someone get a hold of you if they want to get your services,

Unknown Speaker 54:05

or you go to my website, WW that is here with the CCI NC R e visuals.com. Or you can follow me on Instagram, Facebook, all of those as

Unknown Speaker 54:17

usual. Yeah. And your website's pretty. You can get a lot of information on there. And a lot of examples of

Speaker 1 54:22

thanks so much is thank you have a great day. Thank you. All right. Okay. All right. So we have such great talent in the city and like these kinds of connectors, she's connecting a lot of different people with the ability to produce and get them out there. It's great. So um, next up, we have the wizard.

Unknown Speaker 54:47


Speaker 1 54:49

Well, welcome. This is wizards wisdom from very Detroit. How are you today? Happy Valentine's Day. First of all, it's all about love my man.

Unknown Speaker 54:59

It was beautiful. For sure,

Speaker 1 55:00

I bet. I bet you enjoyed it.

Unknown Speaker 55:03

But yeah, today was actually something that I've wanted to talk about for a little bit here. And kept on pushing it off because I thought having last minute ideas to change up. Sure. So my thought no, in this world, I was reading on the internet actually, on Reddit, I don't know if you ever go on Reddit, sometimes that stuff, they, you know, there's a lot of common threads that pop up. Where people, not just guys, but mostly guys, because right, it's mostly guys talk about how little compliments they get. Oh, and how I mean, I mean, we're both kind of dapper guys. I think we get a lot of compliments. But there's a lot of people out there who don't get any. I know, they're, they're looking back, I read these threads, and they're looking back on a compliment that they received five years ago, or even 10 years ago, a full decade ago, that's, they still think about on a regular basis, man, man. And that's, I mean, that's kind of a sad thing to think. But it's also an opportunity that you can really have an opportunity to bless somebody's life and maybe make the next five years just by passing out a little compliment. You know, and so, since I started having this idea that I was going to do this for a living was I been in that complementary mode and trying to get out at least one compliment to a stranger each day.

Speaker 1 56:37

What did you say yesterday to some stranger?

Unknown Speaker 56:41

Um, I complimented somebody who's wearing this like, plaid pair of pants that just really spoke to me. A little bit nerdy. I love it. You know, it was like, flashy and out there.

Speaker 1 56:57

Put yourself out there live with live it. Yeah. Yeah, exactly.

Unknown Speaker 57:01

And so that was, that was my compliment that I gave. Yes. I mean, I know, a stranger. I gave plenty of compliments to my friends and everything like that.

Speaker 1 57:10

Yeah. I mean, I think it's important in life to give those compliments. I mean, I'm sitting in the studio here with my furry vest on and Tracy, nobody

Unknown Speaker 57:19

has complimented it. Well, I love that. Well,

Speaker 1 57:23

I'm gonna have to show it to you. And you're gonna be like, Dude, there's no, it's so free.

Unknown Speaker 57:31

I want to feel it. We got to get over here. But

Unknown Speaker 57:39

going back to what you mentioned, I think it's interesting that, you know, we perceive men as as kind of this like stoic entities. Yeah, times. Yeah. And they do need love.

Unknown Speaker 57:53

I think so. Yeah. I think there's a worry, too, that, you know, a man might take it the wrong way. Things that you're interested because it gets so few compliments. So it's kind of a feedback loop as well.

Speaker 1 58:05

Yeah. Yeah. But that's so cool that you did that compliment for that guy.

Unknown Speaker 58:10

Yeah, I could tell that it just like brighten his count. His his days got so bright. It is so I mean, I think that's the opportunity that we all have just by keeping an eye open simple, and you know, and expressing something it doesn't have to be too complicated. All you know,

Unknown Speaker 58:30

makes people feel good. Yeah.

Speaker 1 58:32

Thank you, wizard for that wisdom. I think we sometimes forget the littlest things that are so important. That's our show for today. Thanks for joining us. Thank you Tracy. Very Detroit at a time signing up

Unknown Speaker 58:58

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Unknown Speaker 59:35

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