Neil Young was just a few days shy of his 23rd birthday in 1968 when he performed a now-legendary solo show at the Canterbury House in Ann Arbor. You can read about the show and listen to some of the album Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House 1968 (includes links to order).
As you follow the ongoing saga of the auto industry, I’m sure you’re thinking “Well, what does this mean for advertising? Will I see as many car commercials?” No? Curiously enough, Advertising Age is thinking about such matters and notes that General Motors is planning to slash roughly $600 million in spending by 2012 and support only half of its eight brands. The article details GM’s planned spending and also that of Ford & Chrysler and is worth a read. Another worthy read is In Michigan’s auto belt, it’s nail-biting time from the Christian Science Monitor.
Forbes reports that Michigan is leading the way … in unemployment. Along with Rhode Island, Michigan clocked in with a seasonably adjusted unemployment rate of 9.3% in October. The “good” news is that a dozen more states saw rates above 7%, so I guess we’re not all alone.