Archives: March 2009

Chocolay Children’s Center Creative Kids idea!!

Pop Bottle Magic

Clear plastic pop container
Margles/ Glitter
Liquid water color/ Food coloring

Fill bottle with water- fill to comfortable weight. Add in objects. Add in Coloring
Hot glue/Glue cap onto bottle.
Shake and roll.

Give the Chocolay Children’s Center a call at 249-1550

John Rich and Kid Rock Saving Detroit?

When Kid Rock used Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” as the basis for last year’s hit “All Summer Long,” he went first to the guys in Skynyrd to get their approval. And he got it.

In a similar fashion, when John Rich wrote “Shuttin’ Detroit Down,” he went to a Michigan resident for approval. And got it. As it turns out, the Michigander who gave John the thumbs-up was Kid Rock himself.

“He goes, ‘Let me tell you, this is going to be an important song to people who live here in Detroit,'” John told The Detroit News. “And coming from Kid Rock, that meant a lot. I was concerned, ’cause the title is called ‘Shuttin’ Detroit Down,’ that people in Detroit might take it the wrong way, like I was saying the town wasn’t going to make it. But it was quite the opposite, and it’s a defiant message. Rock said, ‘Don’t worry about it, they’re going to get it. It’s going to be really great, and I can’t wait to see how people react.'”

They reacted hugely – not just in Detroit, but all over the nation. The single is currently at No. 12 on the USA Today Mediabase country singles chart and has revived country music as a place where the working man can feel represented in issues of importance. And the economy, ripped to shreds by the self interests of unregulated executives on Wall Street, is hugely important.

“I’m fired up, and so is everybody else,” John said. “It just so happens that I have a very loud microphone. That’s the only difference between me and another guy out there – I actually have a platform to say it from. I think this song has become a way for people to vent… If that means I’m an activist, good. I think all Americans should be activists. America was built on activists.”

March 18 2009 Bobby Hayes

bobby-hayesBobby Hayes checked into the Local Artist show bringing his originals in for us to hear. What a fantastic Guitarist Teacher and musician. Check out his origanals right here on this website!!!

March 11 2009 Adam and Jake of Chasin Steel

adam-and-jake-of-chasin-steel1Adam Carpenter and Jake Kuhlman of Chasin Steel stopped to show us a different side of the rockin Bluegrass band. They are makin appearances as Adam and Friends around the U.P. So check them out if you get a chance to.You can get ahold of  them at

Redfella’s Pick of the Day on your Workday Wind Down.

Word Up!” is a funk/hip hop song originally written and recorded by Cameo. Due to its heavy play on American pop and R&B radio, as well as music video play on MTV, the single became the band’s most well-known hit. From the album of the same name, “Word Up!” was Cameo’s first top-forty US hit, peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. It also spent one week at number one on the US Hot Dance Singles chart, and reached number three in the UK.

Word Up by Cameo

Meyer Family Vision Clear Look into Our Community…

The King and I at Gwinn High School March 26

Gwinn – Gwinn High School will present the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical “The King and I” on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Gwinn High School Cafetorium.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior Citizens, and may be purchased at The Gwinn High School Principal’s Office, Neil’s Mobil Mart, Superior Iron Range Community Federal Credit Union, Crossroads Mini Mart and Snowbound Books.

The King and I is presented by special arrangement with the Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical Organization.

Additional performances will be held on March 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. and on March 29 at 2 p.m.

It was Twilight time at the Nichols house last night…..

So Twilight was available for rent last night and had to stop and grab it on my way home from work last night. And of coarse I had to watch it twice last night!! I’m suck a dork haha 🙂 but that’s ok I enjoyed myself!! If you have not seen the movie or read the books you have to check it out.

Twilight Movie Trailer

My Weekend..

Had a great time this weekend hanging out with Draper. His favorite thing that we did this weekend was go to the Bluegrass Bash that was held at the Upfront and Company on Saturday. Draper and I danced the night away, well at least until it was his bed time. He was so happy that we went, as was I. Great job going out to everyone involved with the Bluegrass Bash this year!!! Looking forward to next year!!!!!

Redfella Pick of the Day for your Tuesday…

Unwell” is the second single from Matchbox Twenty‘s third album, More Than You Think You Are. It was written by Matchbox Twenty lead singer Rob Thomas. It was very successful on the radio, spending 20 weeks at the top of the U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 chart, two weeks atop the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart,[1] as well as reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1] The song was nominated for Grammy Award in 2004 for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.