(NOTE: Nick in the Morning is on assignment Friday, which means you get a three-day weekend away from us. You'll miss us when we're gone. But we'll be back first thing Monday.)

Good morning, troops. It's Thursday, June 14.

Today is Flag Day, so if you have Old Glory in your garage someplace, take it out and display it with pride. On the other hand, freak flags fly frequently at a Bureau County bar that might be one of the most unique in the Journal Star area.

Psycho Silo Saloon is located in the unincorporated community of Langley, off Illinois Route 40 about 50 miles north of Peoria. It's just north of Buda and just northeast of Sheffield, if that places it any better. (It might not.)

The open-air bar is seasonal and open only on weekends, but it attracts motorcycle enthusiasts from near and far. We don't ride, but we know people who do (and who are wannabes), and they tells us Psycho Silo is fantastic. Numerous posts on Facebook reflect that, as well as the friendliness of the proprietors.

Psycho Silo also features live music. In keeping with the biker theme, most of the bands are loud and hard. But one recent artist featured at Psycho Silo usually isn't mentioned in the same breath with Harley-Davidson.

More accurately, the artist portrayed by that artist isn't. And he attracted a clientele that usually isn't in the Psycho Silo wheelhouse, either.

Steve Bobbitt, otherwise known as Peoria's version of legendary rocker Rod Stewart, headlined Psycho Silo's recent "Rockin' with the Seniors" day. It was the bar's second such annual event for residents of that area's nursing homes and retirement communities.

“It’s neat to see all the different faces. It’s a different crowd than we usually get here, but we’re very happy to do this and it’s a lot of fun,” Psycho Silo co-owner Troy Thompson told the Bureau County Republican.

Bobbitt is a former Caterpillar Inc. employee who has parlayed his resemblance to Rod the Mod into a second career as a Stewart song stylist. It appears Bobbitt more than satisfied his Psycho Silo audience, and not by doing Stewart's selections from his "Great American Songbook" days, either.

"Hundreds of area seniors, their friends and family enjoyed singing, clapping and even dancing along with Bobbitt as he entertained with faithful renditions of such hits as 'Hot Legs,' 'The Motown Song,' 'Downtown Train' and 'Some Guys Have All the Luck,'" the BCR story stated.

Nick in the Morning must confess chuckling long and hard at the idea of a Rod Stewart impersonator making senior citizens shake their booties at a rural-Illinois biker bar. But it makes sense.

Stewart is 73. The guess here is most of Bobbitt's audience was about the same age. Those folks probably spent a lot of time tooling around their hometowns in a '64 Chevy Biscayne, cranking "Maggie May" whenever it came on WLS-AM ("The Big 89") out of Chicago.

"Old" becomes a relative term as we age. We can remember going to Las Vegas a quarter-century ago and hearing music from the 1950s and '60s piped through casinos, in an effort to appeal to an older, gambling-friendly audience. Now, those casinos play '70s disco and '80s New Wave, in response to the same demographic.

Time marches on. Contrary to one of Rod's biggest hits, it's not always on your side. It's best to enjoy every moment, as these seniors appear to have done in the unlikeliest of places.

The Psycho Silo globe will return to its axis as soon as next month, when the bar plays host to a concert by '90s hard-rock band Jackyl. The band is best known for its song "The Lumberjack," which features a chainsaw solo by lead singer Jesse James Dupree.

We'd like to see Rod Stewart take a Craftsman or a Husqvarna to "Love Touch." That song, not one of the man's proudest achievements, would deserve it.

This song heard on the way to work, however, does not.