Posted: Mar 24, 2006 11:57 pm
I've never been to Houston but a friend whose band has toured every nook and cranny of this nation many times says it's indisputably the worst city and I would second that motion purely on musical terms--how can the fourth-largest city in the country have NO bands?? Really Red, Horton Heat, Geto Boys and...Beyonce???
Based on personal experience, I'd say Gary appears to be the armpit of the universe (note when taking the I-90 Skyway that they raised the walls on the sides of the freeway passing through downtown Gary--is this so travellers can't see how shitty their town is, or is it to protect us from stray bullets?) I've actually been around many parts of the Detroit metro area and have never seen 1. any neighborhood I would actually consider living in or 2. a good-looking white woman.
Milwaukee is the western end of the Rust Belt but compared to Detroit, Cleveland and Buffalo (and really, Chicago, too--fuck that town) it's the Paradigm Of Western Civilization.
People from the aforementioned cities can find the definition of "paradigm" at www.dictionary.com.