This week’s Detroit Music Video is A Long Time by Mayer Hawthorne.
In the clip, Mayer takes his turn as local performer on the one-time super popular Detroit and Highland Park dance shows. The video makes us want to get up and shake it, but also reminds us of the desolate stretches of Woodward between Highland Park and Detroit. It’s an era we’ll never know, but this song peels away the chipped paint and smooths the broken windows to a time our parents might have known.
History aside, the dancers in this video are getting down and really make us want to rock a side pony and catsuit.