Eminem and Detroit are perhaps one step ahead of the rest of us because they seem to have hit bottom and from the looks of it might be in the initial stages of recovery. When I first saw pictures of Detroit, it literally brought tears to my eyes to see what must have been a grand city diminished and abandoned and looking like a city out of one of the many recent zombie movies.
I have never been to Detroit, but Detroit has been here, rolling on four wheels or dancing out of my radio. I think it is the only US city that has an entire genre of music to call its own. I could be wrong, but I don't care because I am just happy to see some fighting spirit coming alive in the people of Detroit.
I know Eminem uses a lot of potty language, but I don't care about that either because I think he has character, grit and backbone. Life was shooting lemons at him like a tennis ball machine on steroids shoots tennis balls - and the kid just went out and opened up one enormous lemonade stand.
So, here's to you, Eminem & Friends and to Detroit. Stay strong and don't give up.