It was on August 4th of 2009 that Martha Reeves of Martha & The Vandellas lost her bid for re-election to the Detroit City Council. Martha was originally elected on the promise to turn Detroit into a music capital if you will. Her thinking was Motown is here, and in addition, so many great artists came from Detroit, she felt Detroit should capitalize on that, thereby increasing tourist traffic, while honoring Motown at the same time. It worked the first time, but unfortunately not a second, which in my book is sad. We must not forget Motown, the artists, or the city of Detroit.