Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014


FOUR, that's right FOUR Christmas themed songs tonight as Johnny empties his goodie sack of music into your ear stockings. For Johnny the best part of the holidays and Christmas is seeing family and friends and to that end no song is better to kick off this year's Christmas Cavalcade o' Tunes than 'Please Come Home for Christmas' by Pat Benatar and those amazing pipes of hers. Better take the train if this video is any indicator. All aboard!


Let's be clear, Aretha Franklin could sing 'Muskrat Love' and make it not suck (so badly). So let's get into that Christmas mood with the Queen of Soul giving her take on 'Winter Wonderland'. Now this here is a Christmas song...


Our celebration of really cool Christmas songs lands us on Mr. Sting (Sting all the way!) and his wonderful song, 'Gabriel's Message' done in that great Sting way. You know what we mean. Good Sting, not whining Sting.


Sure, everybody and his or her brother has done and remade and covered this Chuck Berry classic. For Johnny's money, Dave Edmunds just gets 'Run Rudolph Run' just right. Therefore we're going to wind up this year's Christmas Music Series with the best Christmas song there is.

Make sure to drop back by for the Music Series tonight, it's a Festivus Miracle!

Well, actually it's the Christmas special where we play some of the coolest yulest holiday tunes around. If it's past your bedtime Johnny will sign you a note to your parents it's OK to blast music well into the wee hours just this one time...until New Year's Eve.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Late night open thread

Johnny finds beauty in some odd places sometimes. Here's a homemade animated gif tonight of a waterfall of fire and sparks he saw at the Mill Creek construction site this morning.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

The red light cameras in the state of New Jersey are NO MORE!

That means Jersey City cannot issue these tickets in any fashion, Trenton, Hoboken, Moonachie, Newark (Yes you too Newark), Camden, Piscataway, nowhere can these cameras issue tickets. If you get one now, toss it away.

These cameras never were about safety. A cautionary tale next time any elected official says we NEED to institute something on a state or local level that will require you to pay more "but it's all for improved safety." Bullshit. It's a scheme to remove money from your bank account while the city or state sits back and collects money under false pretenses.

They'll try and find other ways but red light cameras, and the companies who often bribed their way into states to begin with, won't be it.

Late night open thread

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year. We hope yours are of the sweet variety. Speaking of which...

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Exclusive Jersey City Desk video of the Warehouse demolition

Yes, the old warehouse at Warren and Morgan St. started to come down this morning, history be damned. There are neighborhood rumors Johnny was told this morning by onlookers that this very building is where former Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini did her burlesque dancing way back when the place was known as "The Jersey Room" but of course this is mere speculation. So Jersey City another piece of history goes bye-bye for rental units and transient residents.

The times they have changed Mr. Dylan...