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After 41 years since the forming of the rock band Brad Savage & the Cockroaches, their music is now starting to be available on the public domain. That's right... you can now download Cockroaches songs and listen on your favorite device. Brad Savage, Eric Swan, Bob Dantzer, Carl Rollin, Steve Summers, Lance Devous, Lake Speed, Todd Rambo, Adam Allen and others came together to write and perform all of this music, This has been a long time in the making, and thanks to Austin McCarty, it is now a reality. Feel free to download on some of these popular platforms below, and the Cockroaches will get a little taste.

Available now for a limited time, you can purchase for the first time in decades the original 45 rpm records the from the first pressing of the Cockroaches first two releases on vinyl, 1982's Cockroach Party bw/ Three Stooges Rock & Roll with the original Cockroach photo sleeve, and 1983's Swimming In The Secretarial Pool bw/ Bad Reputation. If interested, send an email to me at bradricproductions@gmail.com and we will get back to you on availability and pricing.


The annual UHY Cares / Dan McCarty Texas Holdem charity fundraiser took place on February 16 after 3 years due to the Covid outbreak. The event was another success. Thank you to Steve McCarty and the entire UHY Cares team who put forward this great event.

A word from UHY CEO Steve McCarty:

"THANK YOU to all of our incredible sponsors, 185 Texas HoldíEm Players, and countless observers who came out to support our 14th tournament in memory of my brother Danny.  We had a great time raising nearly $30,000 to support many local charities and families that need help."


A great night with a lot of players - Austin looks like he is bluffing
Rick awaits the next deal - Valerie, Brad, Austin, Kristina, Steve, and Kelly were at the event
The top 10 prize table


Mike and Karen traveled to San Diego for a long weekend in early February. They visited the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, walked the beaches of Coronado, enjoyed fresh fish, took a boat ride past lounging sea lions, toured the USS Midway, visited Old Town and its San Diego Union museum, and saw the place they filmed a bar scene in the original "Top Gun." But they did not see Tom Cruise.



The 12th annual McCarty Metro NFL Pigskin Pigskin Pickem game is now complete. Congrats to the Kansas City Chiefs for winning the Super Bowl, and to Mike Lowder, for winning our 12th McCarty Metro Pigskin Pickem Game. I also want to thank you all for playing this year. It was a 5 month commitment to play all season long, and although I didn't win, it was a lot of fun competing with you all. In all, 39 people played during the season, and 36 qualified for the playoffs. You can see how everyone fared and where they finished on our wrap up page at http://www.mccartymetro.com/pickem.html.

by Mike Wiacek

I hope everyone is doing well and you all enjoyed the holidays. I unfortunately was not able to dodge Covid for a third year and spent my Christmas as an outcast in my family room.

Well after 37 years (I think?) all good things must come to an end. Gull Lake 2023 will be our last trip to Augusta, Michigan the final tour. I'm calling on all past Gull Lake attendees to try to make it out for the finale. I made the first tee time later in the day on Wednesday because Bedford was doing maintenance to the course in the morning.

Frank once again will be making the rules hopefully they won't be on a three page word doc. Friday at Stoatin Brae will be a scramble. 

Cost of the three day two night package is $337

$357 (3 Rounds / 2 Nights) Senior + $55 (Stoatin Brae) - $75 (Rain Credit) = $337 Per Person

If you have interest, send an email to the editor of the McCarty Metro at mccartymetro@gmail.com, and he will make sure I get your inquiry. 

"Let's Party McCarty" is on YouTube. Created by Alexa McCarty, it goes through her daily life. Let's Party currently has 33 subscribers and over 3500 views. Check out Alexa's "Let's Party McCarty" YouTube page and subscribe.


Submitted by SteveO

Look at the spinning woman. If she is turning right, the right side of your brain is working. If she is turning left, the left side of your brain is working. If she turns both ways, then you have a 160 or better IQ.

themccartys on TikTok has grown it's following to over 6 million people. That is an increase of over 100,000 in the past 30 days! In our February issue, we reported that they had 5.9 million followers. They also have over 133 million likes. themccartys on YouTube are currently top 25 in the US, and are also in the top 50 in views world wide, and they have over 6.55 million subscribers and over 10.4 billion (yes with a 'b') views.

Congrats to Kevin, Stephanie, Audri and Braxton on this great feat. If you haven't seen their posts yet, download the TikTok and YouTube apps and search for themccartys and follow them or subscribe to their channel.


VERIFIED TikTok @ themccartys - 
Supporting: American Heart Association

Check Out themccartys and follow them on TikTok and YouTube

New on the Tik Tok platform is the former drummer for Brad Savage & The Cockroaches, Lake Speed. In just several days, he already has amassed 125 followers, and over 1100 likes of his humorous videos. Check him out and follow on Tik Tok and YouTube under Larry McCarty which he has over 12,000 views. You'll be glad you did!


Believe it or not, itís time to start thinking about spring cleaning your home. Spring cleaning is important for everyone, particularly if youíre an allergy sufferer. And itís even more important in the times of COVID-19. You owe it to yourself and your family to enjoy a clean thatís more than dirt-deep. Enjoying a healthy and home isnít as hard you may think. Just follow our top 10 spring cleaning tips and tricks.

1. Make a Schedule - Scope out your home: What areas need the most work? Where do you skip during routine cleaning? Those are the best places to start. Regardless of where you start, having a plan will keep you focused on the task at hand. Just go room by room.

2. De-clutter - Disorganized home adds to your stress level. It signals to your brain that work isnít done. The scientific implications of inhaling dust, combined with the stress of coming back to a cluttered work space, can take a toll. Since weíre all spending more time at home and in our home offices specifically, keeping a neat work space is more important than ever. Set aside some time to: Dust and organize your office. Look through that dreaded junk drawer (and desk drawers!). Organize your closets. You may be surprised how fresh you feel after you eliminate unnecessary stress from your life.

3. Use a HEPA Vacuum - You can remove more than just dust build-up when you vacuum. A high-quality HEPA vacuum is one of the best spring cleaning supplies to arm yourself with. They catch tiny airborne particles you canít see but can stir up allergy symptoms. They trap things like pet dander, allergens and other household particles. If you donít have a HEPA vacuum, look for a vacuum with attachments like dusting brushes, crevice tools and hoses that can be used to clean amore than just your floor. These tools make it simple to clean ceiling fans, cobwebs in corners, pillows, and tight spaces like behind furniture. Be sure to move your furniture too (or at least under it). Arm yourself with a good vacuum, and youíll enjoy a healthy, clean home this spring.

4. Think Green When You Spring Clean - You want to start spring off on a clean note, so donít expose yourself to chemicals and toxins. A steam cleaner is one of the best green products for spring cleaning. It can be used to clean your microwave, tile, hard floors, kitchen appliances, bathrooms and even outdoor areas. Since steam cleaners only use hot water vapor, theyíre a 100% natural and chemical-free cleaning solution. If you donít have a steam cleaner, one of the best natural combinations for cleaning is white distilled vinegar, baking soda, and water. These ingredients are affordable, non-toxic, and have worked for ages when it comes to cleaning.

5. Always Work from Top to Bottom - When you think about how to spring clean your home, itís important to start from the ceiling down. This will force debris downward and keep you from having to re-dust or re-clean your space. If you have a vacuum with an extension hose, use it to get cobwebs and dust from your ceilings and fans first. Then dust your furniture and other items before vacuuming all the dust and debris off your floors. It will save you time.

6. Walls and Windows Need Love Too - People almost always clean their floors, but they typically forget about walls and windows. Not all dust settles on the floor and other surfaces. Just use a damp towel to wipe down walls and blinds (starting from the top). Remove and wipe down the window screens outside. When it comes to the actual window, we donít suggest using chemical cleaners. A steam cleaner with a squeegee is a great way to clean windows.

7. Donít Be Scared of the Kitchen and Bathroom - Donít fear cleaning your bathroom! Here are a few trouble areas people forget about: Change your shower curtain. Go through your cosmetics drawer or medicine cabinet and throw away any expired items. You should also consider installing or upgrading to a new bathroom fan. Replacing an existing fan or adding a new one can help to ensure your bathroom remains in top notch condition. They are great for ventilating moisture during showers and removing odors/vapors. Depending on the unit, it may even come with built-in lighting, automatic operation, and other user-friendly features. As far as the kitchen... Wipe down your cabinets. Go through your pantry and refrigerator. Wipe down the shelves, and throw away any old items. If you have stainless steel appliances, be sure to use gentle cleaners or a steam cleaner to avoid scratching or other issues.

8. Donít Forget About Your Air - Replacing furnace and HVAC filters is one of the most important and overlooked parts of spring cleaning. In fact, replacing a standard filter with a more robust one with a high MERV rating will help keep you healthier as you enter spring. It will catch smaller, irritating particles. Air conditioner ducts build up dust during winter, and upgraded filters catch unwanted particles so they donít enter your space. Itís an inexpensive way to make sure youíre breathing clean, healthy air. The best way to ensure healthy spring air void of allergens, indoor chemicals or odors is with an air purifier. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies or wakes up stuffy during allergy season, adding an air purifier to his/her bedroom will help.

9. Have Severe Allergies? Protect Yourself - Cleaning will more than likely unsettle all the winter dust on furniture and fixtures. If you suffer from allergies or are using heavy-duty cleaners, be sure to read the labels. For safe spring cleaning, wear rubber gloves, masks, scarves and even hairnets. Protective clothing will help guard against skin irritations and allergic reactions.

10. Let Spring Cleaning Set a New Tone - If your space feels dark and heavy, you can make small changes to help make it light and fresh for spring. Adding new colorful pillows or art are great ways to change up your space. Replacing items like bedding, towels, table linens, and even window treatments are other ways to transform your rooms for spring and warm weather ahead.


If you have any household tips, tricks, or hacks that you would like to share, send them to me at 


Here are some of the recent travel destinations from our faithful readers

Austin went on a snowboarding trip to Colorado
Larry and Gina took a road trip to Shepherdsville, Kentucky
Mike & Karen took a trip to wonderful San Diego, California

Chris and Amanda went to Los Angeles for a work conference, but also found time for some fun in Tinsel Town

Did you travel recently? Send us your destination and pictures to mccartymetro@gmail.com

Dear Editor: Thanks for doing the NFL Pigskin Pickem. I know itís way more work than anyone imagines, but I also know that many who play look forward to and enjoy it. -Rb

Dear Editor: Thanks for doing the Pigskin Pickem! It was great fun all season! -Gene

Dear Editor: I want to thank you for sponsoring and promoting the Pigskin Pickem game all season. It's a bit of uncompensated work done for the love of the game. My son Paul actually plays under my name. Thanks again for all your good work. We enjoyed it. -Phil V

ED NOTE: I appreciated you guys for the compliments, and all who spent time to play the games this year. It was a blast doing it!

I appreciate you stopping by and would like to hear your questions, comments, or editorials.
Just submit them anytime during the month to
mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in our next issue.

For those that do not speak the language, Le' Food is French for "The Food"! Here you can find some of our Metro family favorite recipe and tips.

Readers, email me at mccartymetro@gmail.com to submit your favorite recipe for inclusion in an upcoming issue.
This month we have a great recipe submitted by Margaret

Prep Time:10m | Yield: One 8-inch pie | Plan for: Freeze 4 hours

This No Bake Shamrock Mint Chocolate Pie is the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
The creamy mint filling pairs perfectly with the chocolate crust and itís a snap to make.


1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup confectioners powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
4 drops green gel food color
2 (3.4 oz) vanilla instant pudding mix
2 cups milk
1 (8-inch) store bought Oreo pie crust


CrŤme Chantilly
Green/gold sprinkles
Chocolate coins


Using an electric beater or stand mixer, whisk heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Add peppermint extract and green gel food color and beat until well combined. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together instant pudding mix and milk. Fold in whipped cream into pudding mixture, until well combined. Pour into pie shell. Cover and freeze for 4 hours. When ready to serve, take pie out of the freezer for about 10 minutes. Top with creme Chantilly, green and gold sprinkles, and chocolate gold coins, if desired. Slice with a sharp knife and serve.


Dear Pepe': Can you give me some tips and tricks on the best way to boil my Easter eggs?

There are two egg-related questions that come up all the time: What came first, the chicken or the egg, and do you start with boiling water or do you start with cold water when you boil eggs? I recommend you start with cold water. Why? Because this prevents overcooking the eggs. You'll never have to deal with dry, chalky, overcooked eggs with weirdly greenish yolks again. Nothing but beautiful bright yellow yolks and amazing texture for you! So good, you'll want to eat them with just a sprinkle of salt.

Here are 3 steps to perfect hard boiled or soft boiled eggs:

1. Place eggs in a saucepan or pot and cover with cold water. Eggs first, then water. Why? Because if you put the eggs in afterward, they might crack as they fall to the bottom of the pan. It's no fun to learn this the hard way.

2. Put pan over high heat and bring water to a rolling boil. Remove pan from heat and cover. How long does it take to boil an egg? Well, actually, you want the water to come just to a boil but not stay there. Eggs exposed to high heat for a long time go through a chemical reaction that turns the yolks green. So the answer to "How long do you boil hard boiled eggs?" is: pretty much not at all. Because the eggs cook in water that's not actually boiling, some people use the term "hard-cooked" instead of "hard-boiled" eggs.

3. Drain eggs immediately and put in a bowl filled with water and ice cubes. Why ice water? It cools the eggs down and prevents the green yolk problem. (Chilled water isn't cold enough - you want cold water with lots of ice cubes floating in it.) If you're planning to peel the eggs, crack them slightly before putting them in the ice water and let them sit for an hour for maximum ease of peeling.

How Long Should The Eggs Cook?

Let the eggs stand in the hot water for 4 to 12 minutes, depending on how firm or set you want the yolks to be.

Why the time range? The longer the eggs sit in hot water the more cooked the yolk will be: figure less time for soft boiled eggs and longer time for hard boiled eggs. Use these time guidelines for large eggs:

Cook Time Egg Yolks Egg Whites
2-4 minutes Soft, runny Soft, runny
6-8 minutes Soft but set Firm
10-15 minutes Fully set Fully set

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This is based on large eggs. Smaller eggs will need less time and extra-large or jumbo eggs will need more time.

Send your question for Pepe' to mccartymetro@gmail.com


You can submit videos by sending it to me, send me a link, or uploading to YouTube and sending me the info to mccartymetro@gmail.com


Fortune Teller

Alexa from her YouTube Channel
Let's Party McCarty
shows how to make a fortune teller

Scariest Night

Scariest night of dad's life!
TheMcCartys worst day ever!

Tax Day Suggestion

Here is a suggestion for all
taxpayers this April from
your friends at the IRS.



.If you know someone who could use our prayers, please email me at mccartymetro@gmail.com.



Cindy Williams, 75, actress (Laverne & Shirley, American Graffiti, The Conversation). Lisa Loring, 64, actress (The Addams Family, Blood Frenzy, As the World Turns), stroke. Barrett Strong, 81, singer ("Money (That's What I Want)") and songwriter ("I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone") Bobby Hull, 84, Hall of Fame ice hockey player (Chicago Blackhawks, Winnipeg Jets, Hartford Whalers), Stanley Cup champion (1961). Lanny Poffo, 68, professional wrestler (WWF, CWA, ICW), heart failure. Burt Bacharach, 94, Hall of Fame composer ("Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head", "Walk On By", "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"), six-time Grammy winner. Conrad Dobler, 72, football player (St. Louis Cardinals, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills). Raquel Welch, 82, actress (One Million Years B.C., The Three Musketeers, Fantastic Voyage). Tim McCarver, 81, baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies) and broadcaster (Fox Sports), heart failure. Richard Belzer, 78, actor (Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Flash), stand-up comedian, and author. 





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