Monday, January 20, 2020

Happy MLK Day!

Long a proponent of Dr. King's ideas, Johnny is proud to post, as he does every MLK Day, Dr. King's 'I Have A Dream' speech from the National Mall.


Saturday, January 18, 2020

Late night open thread

Enjoy the snow, Oscoda, maybe Johnny and the pup will see you out on the trails!

Time for Oscoda, AfterDark

Friday, January 17, 2020


This song is so far ahead of it's time. For instance, take these lyrics to 'Lady Marmalade':

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?

"The Houston Astros are dirty rotten cheaters." Wow. It's like Ms. Patti LaBelle could see the future. So good.

Know what else is good? This song.


'Alive and Kicking' is truly one Simple Minds songs Johnny can just kick back and enjoy. You see, Mrs. Johnny was a huge Simple Minds fan so Johnny heard them in the 80's a LOT.

No, a LOT.

So many songs now can drone a bit but this one Johnny always held in good stead. Batting second tonight, the aforementioned 'Alive and Kicking'


Love, you know, Love. If you don't know the band why you certainly know the music. Perhaps no song was ever recorded so passionately. Perhaps no song set the table for a guy with a high-powered rifle on top of the local university bell tower as well as this one.

Love and 'My Little Red Book' taking us out and dropping that worm in your earholes.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Late night open thread

National Weather Service says 6-9" so we'll just go with that for Saturday.

Time for Oscoda, After Dark

Did you like last Saturday's snow?

If you did Johnny has some GREAT news for you, we're getting more this Saturday, potentially much more. The Oscoda City Desk Action Weather Team is constantly checking maps and fronts and humidomometers and other sources and so forth and right now, one source says around 5" of snow Saturday while Accuweather, normally not one to put up big projections too soon just threw up and 8-12" for the Oscoda City Desk viewing area.

Again, Johnny will have more on this storm as more becomes available.

Late night open thread

Time for Oscoda, After Dark

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Winter blues got ya down, Bunky?

The Oscoda Press has a handy list of things you can participate in to break winter's hold and get folks outside (so they can go back inside) and have some fun, do some reading, knitting, activities or become a beat poet, there's really something for everyone.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Late night open thread

While snow totals have dropped into the 5-8" range the question will be how much ice Oscoda gets all up in our trees and on the power lines. The ice should get in here around 6am. Current models show the ice band between the snow and rain will move north to south along with the snow. The rest we'll have to wait and see.

Time for Oscoda, After Dark