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Sixto Rodriguez: Detroit’s Sugar Man…

Fortunately, Cass Corridor’s own Sixto Rodriguez won’t awaken this April Fool’s Day to a faux surprise. He really is now recognized as all the talent that he imagined himself to be these past 50 years-or-so. Rolling Stone magazine just reported that he’s now “making $millions” on the road. We’ve all heard the “Cinderella Story“…(if one can imagine her at the Ball at 70)…

Sixto Rodriguez at 70 in Paris...

Sixto Rodriguez at 70 in Paris…

Watching the Academy Awards I was surprised that “Searching for Sugar Man” won. I assumed that it would go to the Israeli documentary, “The Gatekeepers,” or the Palestinian, “Five Broken Cameras.”

However–for Sixto as well as Detroit in these times–that selection was no less than a cosmic act of justice and synchronicity. more…