Monday, August 29, 2016

Late night open thread

“A man falls down a flight of stairs and somebody rushes over to him and asks, "Did you miss a step?"

"No," he answers, "I hit every one of them!”
 -- Milton Berle

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

When only a news roundup will do

Wake the kids and phone the neighbors, it's a Jersey City Desk news roundup

* A possible carjacking in broad daylight at Grand St. and Pacific St. was smartly thwarted by a Jersey City cop's wife

* Nine cars near Neptune and Romar were damaged in a wild hit and run situation

* Yet another high rise closes streets due to falling debris. Catch nets and smarter workers might solve this sort of thing

* A man was pulled off the tracks by an NJ Transit cop and instead of gratitude he continued to resist arrest and continue fleeing until his capture

* Finally, a Jersey City man smashed his SUV into the back of a JCPD police car while busily playing PokemonGo. So much for getting excercise

Late night open thread

That's not what McChickens are for.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Five years on from Irene...

...but for the giant storm that would hit 14 months later Irene packed a really big wallop, one often forgotten after Superstorm Sandy. takes a look back to just how waterlogged New Jersey was after Irene.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Late night open thread

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Pride Fest is one of the great events in Jersey City

What a great and positive event our fair city has once a year. Unlike a lot of places though Jersey City helps carry those positive ideals throughout the entire year. Still, a great event.

Late night open thread

If the weather insists on staying hot Johnny's just gonna have to stay inside on weekends and watch soccer until fall properly arrives. He's more than willing to wait it out.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Friday, August 26, 2016


Wow, this one has Johnny a little verklempt and not for the song itself. Johnny was looking for a song from the 70's that rang a bell and for laughs he was going to include a picture of an old style transistor hand held radio like many kids had back in the day. He searched Google and it really hit him when he saw a picture of the ACTUAL radio Johnny used for years as a poor kid who was all about the music and the idea of radio. An AM/FM 9Volt radio with an extra long antenna that allowed a kid just outside Detroit to listen in at night to Red Wings and Blues games from St. Louis on KMOX. Listening to the news in Richmond Virginia on WRVA. Wondering what the weather was in the coolest place on earth, New York New York and listen for the temperature in midtown, a place he can go on his roof deck and go look at with his own eyes. The memories in looking at this one image kept coming back; listening to the Grand Old Opry on WSM Nashville, or maybe WBBM in Chicago. Most of all though, it was about listening to music of all kinds and saving up for that next 9V battery. Kids these last couple decades have no idea how great they have it with iPods and at least 128 bit mp3's and AAC files and Spotify and what not and it's all pretty high quality. Back with these radios you had station drift and fuzzing in and out as you tried to learn the songs. Airplanes didn't help. Then CB radios came out and interfered with such AM giants like the Big 8, CKLW out of Windsor Ontario. CB almost ruined it all (that would ultimately happen with right wing talk radio) but back in the day you had this:

Sweet (Yes it's The Sweet technically but Johnny's given up tilting at that particular windmill) and 'Fox on the Run'


'Stay With Me' written by Rod Stewart and Ron Wood is just one of those classic rockers that when put into the hands of a band like The Faces will always sound better than any cover or remake. Very few bands had the talent The Faces had, the proof is here in the song pudding.


No better way to end the Music Series this week than with some Solid Rock. No, really, Dire Straits and 'Solid Rock'

What a band.