Ypsilanti Poop Offender Busted by The Power of Music?

. May 16, 2014.
police_tape_ss_img

"Do Your Civic Doody” and "Help Us Catch the Poopetrator'” billboards appearing on Interstate 94 in early April gave the mysterious case of the serial pooper—an unidentified individual infamously known for defecating on Ypsilanti park slides—a larger audience. And soon the story made national news. Yesterday, area news sources confirmed that the Ypsilanti police have identified a suspect. While the suspect hasn’t been charged, there haven’t been any incidents since the apprehension. Residents of Ypsilanti can now hit the slides free from the fear of a fecal mishap. One Ypsilanti resident, Black Jake of the punk-grass band Black Jake and the Carnies, who recently released a video for their new single "Poopslider," claims his part in the resolution.

“As far as us being responsible for catching the Mystery Pooper, silly as it sounds, all I can do is stick to the facts. Fact 1: This poopslidery has gone on FOR YEARS, rather than the six months that's going around in the media. For years, nothing has been done, even though the park is a playground for an elementary school. Fact 2: After two of our kids got human feces on them at the park, I complained on the Historic East Side Neighborhood Association Facebook page about it, and bam, the next day it's national news! Then there's a lot of hoo-ha for a month, but nothing is solved. Fact 3: On May 10th we put out the single, on May 11th we put out the video. Fact 4: On May 14th—PROBLEM SOLVED.

I'm not saying correlation proves causation, but I will say our arms are going numb from patting ourselves on the back about it.  If anyone feels the desire to reward our selfless unsung heroism, please dig deep, brothers and sisters, and buy the Poopslider single on our Bandcamp page for a dollar.  You can actually pay us more just on account of our good looks if you want, so give till it hurts, friends!  Never forget the power of music!”

Trending

Estar Cohen Lives Fully in All The Moments of Music

“can’t hold on // I can feel time as it bends…” Just some lyrics from a composition called “Endings” by award-winning jazz vocalist Estar Cohen; and this propulsive image aptly fits for her music career, as each year since her 2015 graduation from the University of Toledo has gotten busier, faster, more exciting. You can

Monticello Van Odom – ‘In My Mind’

An essential way to craft a resonant piece of music is to unpack the existential pondering, the fleeting but insistent anxieties, the hard truths and easy reminders, that are swimming around up inside the head of the songwriter. The sublimity of Saline-based folk/Americana artist Monticello Van Odom‘s album is in how its spilling out all

Heavy Color’s River Passage

Toledo’s future beat/psy-jazz/hybrid electro duo Heavy Color recently premiered a new music video that commemorates an inspiring musical odyssey charted by one of its songwriters back in 2015. The group formed several years ago around the collaborations of Ben Cohen and Sam Woldenberg. Their Toledo’s answer to cerebral ambient electronica acts like Four Tet, Caribou,

Green Book is Worth the Trip

An elite black pianist tours the segregated south with a white roughneck chauffeur. Green Book combines two crowd-pleasing formulas—the road movie and the true story—with two stellar lead actors, Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Mortensen plays Tony Lip, a white, working class second-generation Italian-American from the Bronx who works as a nightclub bouncer. Ali plays