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Guilty Pleasures – Art Fair Edition

This weekend’s the 53rd Annual Ann Arbor Art Fairs where thousands of art makers and over 500,000 art lovers converge on Ann Arbor. I’m pretty sure it’s the largest in North America. Or was it rated the best? I can’t remember. I just hope it’s one of those because driving around town these days is a friggin’ nightmare with all the street closures and visitors.

But as I said in my awesome post from last year, even though it the town gets completely packed, I love it for the energy it brings. It really is something this town – and whole state – can be proud of. Well, that and this blog.

So in honor of the art fair, I wanted to post the video for my favorite song by The Artist formerly known as Prince. What? He’s back to Prince now? OK, fine – I wanted to post my favorite song by “The Artist formerly known as the Artist formerly known as Prince,” but it turns out he doesn’t want any of his songs on YouTube.

So when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade! Or you buy it at the Art Fair, because there’s a lemonade stand every 25 feet.

This is a cover of that song performed by The Hindu Love Gods, which was a collaboration of the late Warren Zevon on vocals with the boys from R.E.M. backing him up. It’s a hard-driving, raucous version of the song, probably as good as the original. And from a huge Prince fan like me, that’s a major compliment.

Anyone remember this version? Anyone going to the Art Fair?


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I don't know everything about the world of food and wine, but I'm not going to let a small detail like that stop me from blogging about it.

2 comments on “Guilty Pleasures – Art Fair Edition

  1. the drunken cyclist
    July 20, 2012

    Ah, the Art Fair. Count me among those that hate it. At least I did when I lived on Division down town several years ago….

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      July 20, 2012

      You were right in the heart of it…It’s not so bad for me, only when I try to drive anywhere near downtown. Luckily we’re close enough to walk or ride bikes to it. You’d appreciate this… Saw a booth there for a product where you mix wine with it to make a some kind of tropical slushy. It’s from northern MI somewhere. Got me thinking, “What kind of crappy-assed wine you drinking if you have to mix with something?”

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