John has spent over 50 years as an entertainer: Rock musician/singer, TV host, author, columnist, actor, producer, emcee and radio broadcaster. John and 16th U.S. president Abraham Lincoln are cousins. Favorite actors/actresses include: Clint Eastwood, Dustin Hoffman, Johnny Depp, Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss. As for favorite television shows, nowadays everything on TV stinks (unless it's an historic documentary). Favorite music of all-time includes surf, psychedelia, garage bands, Motown and just plain ol’ good time Rock & Roll. His NEWEST book, "Paranormal Michigan" has been released and his rock trivia books, “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A" and "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia” are available as well. Make sure you check out his "Haunted Michigan" page found on this site.
How We Michiganders Pronounce 16 of Our Towns
The way Michiganders speak ordinary words is one thing...the way we pronounce our town names is another. CLICK IN to see how many of us pronounce 16 of our towns!
Michigan or Wisconsin: Which is the TRUE “Mitten” State?
Wisconsin has vaguely attempted to call itself the "real" Mitten State for a number of years. I don't think so, Scooter. CLICK IN for some ideas of what they SHOULD call themselves...
ABANDONED MICHIGAN: Exploring Old Farmhouses
Michigan has abandoned farmhouses all through the state, many are broken-down but still historic. CLICK IN to see some cool abandoned farmhouse photos and read what steps & precautions to take if you choose to explore.
Michigan Listed in the ‘Top Ten Most Sinful States’ for 2019
Michigan's in the "Top Ten Most Sinful States" for 2019? Say it ain't so! But it is. CLICK IN to see the entire list!
The Creepy Shoe Tree in Bath
Shoe trees show up all throughout Michigan...but the one in Bath has a certain creepiness to it. CLICK IN for photos and location...
MICHIGAN TIME MACHINE: The Irish Hills Towers, 1940’s
The Towers celebrate their 95th anniversary this year! CLICK IN to see photos of what they looked like in the 1940's!
How 14 Michigan Towns Got Their Names
Lansing, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, Fowlerville, Charlotte...the origins of these seven town names, along with seven others, are explained. CLICK IN to read how they got their names!
HISTORIC MICHIGAN TOWN: Unionville, in the Thumb
Unionville, in Michigan's thumb, has survived since the mid-1800's, and has plenty of cool old storefronts still standing. CLICK IN to see where to visit!
MICH. GHOST TOWN: The Eerie, Deserted Neighborhoods of Idlewild
The old neighborhoods of Idlewild lie abandoned and form a ghost town of their own. CLICK IN for photos and history!
Ghost Towns, Aged, and Defunct Towns Along M-28, Houghton County
These seven old Michigan lumber & mining towns along M-28 make a great little roadtrip! CLICK IN for photos and route!