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E. Hett remembers"
As Tribes go, I think I fit very nicely into the
Miami Tribe. While I was not a Vet, I was born in 1963, the Miami
was the hub of my creative wheel in the Detroit music scene. CIA has
always considered The Miami (The Old Miami) its home base bar. It
was a place that felt the most comfortable for us and from late 1982
until last October The Miami has always been our bar of choice.
I remember once in late 1985 Dan Overstreet and I
were settling up after a gig and he paid me the greatest compliment
I ever received while in CIA. He said, "John, because of CIA,
and two or three other bands I was able to pay off my land contract
long before it was due. You guys really helped me out by playing
Danny didn't have to tell me that, but it really made me
feel a sense of belonging to the community. We had contributed with
our music but more importantly we helped a Veteran and someone committed
to new talent, establish a place for musicians to practice their
craft free from the pressures and the realities of the club scene.
The Chapter Nine Post was the only charity we
regularly played for and we did it for Dan and the men who came back
damaged. Many of whom settled in the Corridor. (I remember Crash's
Agent Orange scars from surgery and am scared now myself by the
horrors of an unjust " WAR")
I was a regular the last few years at Cobb's Corner,
Private Angst played there often and did great punk covers. I ate at
Alvin's always as a student at Wayne State. And when I couldn't find
an apartment on Ferry or Willis to my liking , I grudgingly moved up
to Palmer Park. And shall I mention the parties on Prentis?
I suppose The Miami was my home in the Corridor and still is. Danny
always welcomes me and I still feel a sense of pride that in a small
way, we, CIA helped demystify the Corridor to our many fans from
1982-1988. I would be happy to contribute under the Miami Tribe.
Besides, it was at the Miami that I first met and saw my third
favorite local band- The
John E. Hett