much anticipated 35th Anniversary Reunion Concert of Brad
Savage & The Cockroaches took place on Friday, August
12. The standing room only crowd at the Three Blind Mice
Irish Pub in Mt. Clemens witnessed the final appearance of
evening started with a great performance by the Red River
Band. They rocked out classics from years past, and had the
capacity crowd dancing in the aisles. The Cockroaches were
then introduced by band manager Paul Stevens, and took the
stage at about 9:40pm. Starting with the James Brown
classic, "Get Up Off That Thing", Eric Swan
attacked the night on vocals singing classic Cockroach tunes
from the early 80's on through new songs written just for
band was also joined throughout the evening by former
members, who came on stage to do a song or two. Former
drummer Lake Speed channeled his inner Elvis to sing 'Teddy
Bear'. Sweet Sara came back to reprise the 1998 Archie's
classic 'One Boy'. Former guitar player Eddie Stein belted
out his rendition of 'Bad Bad LeRoy Brown', and former
guitarist Todd Rambo joined the band on stage for the new
Cockroach tune 'Back In The 80's', and then joined Adam
Allen for 'Ramblin' Man".
evening concluded with an all-out version of 'Saturday
Matinee', and Brad Savage provided an encore of 'Sweet
Caroline' where he and fellow Cockroach Eric Swan thanked
the fans by going into into the crowd to shake hands while
performing the song.
Savage would like to thank his band, which includes Bob
Dantzer on bass. Bob worked hard on choreographing the
entire evening. One of the finest keyboard players in the
area, Carl Roland who did a great job on the ivories, and
kept the sound in check all night. Adam Allen on lead guitar
who always does a phenomenal job. Lance Devous who is one of
the finest percussionists around, played the drums, He came
out of retirement to join the band that night. And of
course, Eric Swan carried the night with his great vocals on
all the songs. Also, thanks to the staff of the Three Blind
Mice, and all the great Cockroach fans who came out to
celebrate with us.
Emcee Paul Stevens -
Todd Rambo sits in a couple songs - Sweet Sara belts out
1998 hit "One Boy" - Lake Speed channels his
Bad Bad Eddie Stein -
Margaret & Kris don the 3D glasses - Lance, Brad, and
Bob doing "Were The Archies"
Eric Swan, Cark
Roland, Brad Savage, Adam Allen
Replay of the live
FaceBook feed. Thanks Austin, Larry & Jerry
METRO FILM PROJECT
The 2016 McCarty Metro
Film Project took place at the end of June. Eight submissions were
sent in by our readers. After review by our panel of 3 judges,
which all three work in Hollywood in the movie industry, the
winner of our contest was "Brad Savage
& The Cockroaches, submitted by Jerry McCarty and Bradric
Productions. Congratulations Jerry, and thank you to
everyone who sent in a submission. There was also a reader vote on the favorite video,
and we would like to let you know that you also selected Brad
Savage & The Cockroaches. Here are all 8 movie trailers once
again for your enjoyment...
Hudsonville Mcs went to a hot air balloon day. The
kids actually chased a hot air balloon and got to
help put it away!
Steve McCarty found himself at Trump Towers, and posed with the
man himself. Says Steve... "He seemed a little stiff".
and Amanda McCarty report that they and the kids
had a blast at a costume wedding they attended in
Riviera Hotel and Casino was imploded this past
month. The McCarty Metro had correspondent Jeff
'Holy' Grail based in Las Vegas, and he delivers
this report from the scene.
DATELINE: PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES
Here are some
of the travel destinations this past month from our
traveled to Montreal, Canada and then to Atlanta, Georgia
traveled to New York City to confer with the Donald
Chris continued his baseball park tour to Wrigley Field
and Miller Park
Gina, Chris, Jerry, Kathlene, Dana & Evan traveled to
Michigan for the Brad Savage & The Cockroaches reunion
you go on a trip
or vacation? Send us your destination and any pictures you
have to email@example.com
NOTE: Recently, I became Facebook friends with Kathy Brown, who was an old neighbor from Sussex.
Currently, Kathy Brown Johnson still lives in the
Detroit area, and she was nice enough to submit a
picture that I haven't seen in years. It is a
picture of the old Coyle Park 18+ softball team.
think I remember the names.. Top Row- Mike
McCarty, Rich Jascot, Paul Kupla, Rick McCarty, Ron
(Mouse) Jascot, John Nivella, Tom Brown
Row- Mike Dakesian, Phil Neal, Ron Neal, Wally
Jerry Brown, Steve Truman.
THINGS FROM A NEWSPAPER
THAT YOU WILL NEVER SEE AGAIN...
THERE WERE NO LETTERS TO THE EDITOR THIS MONTH
appreciate our McCarty Metro readers and always want to hear your questions, comments, rants,
Just submit them anytime during the month to to firstname.lastname@example.org
for inclusion in the next issue.
BUT NOT FORGOTTEN - THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY
SINCE THE LAST ISSUE
Nate Thurmond, 74, Hall of Fame basketball player (Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers), leukemia.
Garry Marshall, 81, American director, producer, writer and actor (Happy Days, Pretty Woman, Murphy Brown), pneumonia. Dennis
Green, 67, American football coach (Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Northwestern Wildcats), heart attack. Miss
Cleo, 53, American television psychic, metastatic colon cancer.
Fred Tomlinson, 90, British singer (The Two Ronnies, Monty Python's Flying
Circus), composer ("The Lumberjack Song") and critic. David
Huddleston, 85, actor (The Big Lebowski, Blazing Saddles, Santa Claus: The Movie), heart and kidney disease. John
McLaughlin, 89, political commentator and television personality (The McLaughlin Group). Jack
Riley, 80, actor (The Bob Newhart Show, Rugrats, Spaceballs), pneumonia.
Steven Hill, 94, actor (Mission: Impossible, Law &
Order, The Firm). Marvin Kaplan, 89, actor (It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Alice, The Great Race). Fyvush
Finkel, 93, actor (Picket Fences, Boston Public, A Serious Man), Emmy winner (1994).
Mr. Fuji, 81, professional wrestler and manager (World Wrestling Federation). Gene
Wilder, 83, actor (Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), screenwriter (The Woman in Red), and author, complications of Alzheimer's disease.
ALSO LEAVING US ON
Michael A. Dohring
January 12, 1969 - July 7, 2016
Dohring, age 47, died on July 7, 2016. Beloved Husband of
Barbara (nee Marshment). Loving father of Autumn, Thomas,
Kaitlyn. Dearest son of Patricia and the late Daniel J.
Dear brother of Daniel V. (Lisa). A Memorial Service was
held at St. Ronald Catholic Church.
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