Greetings From Detroit
My name is Robert Crenshaw, and I’m a Musician. I had been a recovering musician (on the wagon) until about a year ago, when I started making commercials for my wife’s business in Detroit. When I lost my straight job a little while back, it didn’t take long before I had fallen back into full blown musicianism.
For me, there is joy in the process of taking an idea and nurturing it until music starts coming out of a set of studio monitors. Music is not only the horizontal timeline from the beginning to the end of a story; it rises and falls vertically in the dynamics of simple volume, changing harmonic content, and the emotional journey. Creating the event of music that is shared and enjoyed with others is a treat, like preparing a home cooked meal for friends and family.
I began thinking about the Detroit Lions winning a Super Bowl last fall while talking to my father (Howard Crenshaw). That morphed into the idea of a rallying anthem for the Lions, the City of Detroit, and the state of Michigan. I wondered what stars in the heavens would have to line up, and what might be the spillover from such an extraordinary event.
In these trying times it’s easy to lose faith, but faith is simply framing some seemingly remote thing into the realm of possibility. There ARE events that rally the disenfranchised and give faith to the hopeless. Perhaps if you close for eyes (not while driving please) and listen, you might imagine for a few seconds what THAT taste of victory might unhinge. Perhaps that imagined fruition may just help create the spark of realization. Success must be visualized first and, I think for many, that vision needs to be rekindled. Not just for the Lions, but collectively for a lot of us in the state of Michigan and in the Midwest. Let’s stop trying to revive “the good old days” and imagine something even better.
The Night The Detroit Lions Won The Super Bowl- Robert Crenshaw, RAC Music – BMI. Administered through Bug Music
Don Jones- sax, flute, background vocals
Mike O'Brien Jr. Trumpets (six of them)
Chloe Jones- violins (six of them)
Gary Sussman – electric and acoustic guitars
Robert Crenshaw – bass, triangle, shakers, drums, tambourine, vocals and keyboard.
Produced and engineered by Robert Crenshaw
Mixed by John Crenshaw and Robert Crenshaw at Bunker Studios Yorktown Heights, NY
Recorded at Tree Fort Studios - Oak Park, MI
Photographs by Don Jones,
Graphics by April at Yager Evolution Center Line, MI www.yagerevolution.com
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Thanks to Tammy, Mom, Chani Devers, Jamie Hoover, Dave Marsh, Marshall Crenshaw, and anybody else who has supported me through this.