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The Day the Music Iron Mountain

February 19, 2009 - Nikki Younk
Notice anything different about downtown Iron Mountain lately?

It’s the silence.

If you’re a regular of the E. Hughitt Street/Iron Mountain Street/E. A Street area, you know what I’m talking about. All around the Hughitt Street parking lot there are speakers on top of the utility poles that used to pump out some pretty good tunes.

After a little bit of research, I found out that the speakers were hooked up to the stereo in the Savage Mane. Whatever music was playing in the salon would be simultaneously broadcasted across the block. Personally, I enjoyed walking around during my lunch hour while listening to songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Cat Power, and Neko Case.

Apparently other people felt differently. After some complaints about the music, volume, and the CDs skipping, the speakers were shut off.

I guess it’s not that big of a deal during winter, since so few people are roaming around outside, but come on, let’s bring back the music come springtime.


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