A new musical for the entire family  at Blackburn Performing Arts  1 Washington St.  Gloucester.
Friday July 16th and Saturday July 17th 7:30 PM
Tickets $10 adults $8.00 students & seniors
How could a musical take place inside a car? Well, it could if the passenger was on her way to a talent show audition – especially if the driver, her mother, was attempting to give her advice. Sparks start flying, mostly between the annoying younger sister and the “star” to the accompaniment of songs in a wide variety of styles – blues, rock, opera and country all fuse into one sizzling audition that… well, you be the judge.
Sing! is a new show written by Tim O’Brien and directed by local Emerson College studentCaitlin Hugel.  Local teens, Alexandra McColl and Marissa Lundy have choreographed the show and are featured dancers in the show.  The cast is made up of very talented Cape Ann youth ranging in age from 4 to 17: Rachel Sternlicht, Alexandra LeGendre, Charlotte Salmon, Alexandra McColl, Marissa Lundy, Jessica Lupo, Hannah Sears, Jack Favazza, Sarah Urbanski, Rebecca Brackett, Christina Giambanco, Henry Hardy, Owen Hardy, Bailee Militello, Sadie Baekstrom, Sabrina Siragusa, Stefanie Millefoglie, and Torrie McCabe Smeltzer

Performers  Rachel Sternlict and Christina Giambanco during a rehearsal

The Schooner Adventure’s Three Sheets to the Wind Picture From Joseph Flack Weiler

Hi Joey,

Could you please post this photo and caption in Good Morning Gloucester.


Joseph Flack Weiler


77 Rocky Neck Avenue

Gloucester, MA 01930





The Schooner Adventure’s Three Sheets to the Wind singing in front of the Mad Fish on Rocky Neck, July 1st.

photo by J. F. Weiler


Rockport 4th of July Bonfire

I’ve seen this bonfire from a distance. From Andrews Point it’s quite a large glow in the sky. Got a parking spot on Broadway a half hour before dusk and went on down to Back Beach with the family. Big crowd but there seemed to be a lot of room between the stack of wood and the beach. We would soon find out why there were just some children playing with light sabers down there.

They have this stack of busted palettes maybe 60 feet high with what looks like an outhouse on top. Years back they actually did get rid of outhouses this way as the town got indoor plumbing. Then they light it on fire. Remember how in the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” the nazi’s faces melt off?

Like this:

That’s what would have happened to us if we stayed where we were. A lot of backwards walking later.

and a little more as it really fires up:

Even from this distance it felt like a weenie on a stick would start smoking if held in front of you.

The Rockport Fire Department did a splendid job cooling the nearby trees. I have a bunch of shots like this where it looks like the devil of hellfire is jumping from the flames:

The next morning picking up bagels the logs were still smoking.

Lobster Pool Restaurant

Delicious lobster bisque at the Lobster Pool Restaurant in Rockport! I ate everything else up before I could document it. What a delicious view relaxing in the swing too! They have Homie greeting cards and a lobster etched in the cement sidewalk. Click for the slideshow:



Ten Foot Polecats at The Topside Grill this Thursday night.

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Ten Foot Polecats strip down to 2 as Jay & Jim being their crazy brand of Hill Country Blues to Gloucester for a night of songs about love, lust, death, murder, god, satan and chicken & ribs

Click photo for band website

Thursday -8:00 – close ~ Ten Foot Polecats

Ten Foot Polecats are a punk blues band with their deep roots drawn from the North Mississippi Hill Country.  Even though they are basically in their sophomore season, they have made quite an impression on the National and local music scenes as they are currently one of the few blues based bands booked across the region in the rock, blues, punk, rockabilly and psychobilly circuits.  They have also been recently signed to the Hillgrass Bluebilly Record Label out of Austin, Texas. Known as a record label that is at the forefront of the raw & primal roots revolution movement, Hillgrass Bluebilly, and Ten Foot Polecats seem like a perfect match.
Nationally, Ten Foot Polecats have been showcased at the 2009 Deep Blues Festival in Minnesota, The 2008 & 2009 Keene Music Festival in New Hampshire, the 2008 Boston Music Festival, and are scheduled to appear in the 2010 Muddy Roots Festival in Nashville, Tennessee and 2010 Heavy Rebel Weekender in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  They have also toured the United States in 2008 & 2009 and played venues from New York City to Seattle and have shared the stage with such nationally known acts as T-Model Ford, Kenny Brown, Kent Burnside and The New Generation, Bob Margolin, Wayne Hancock, Billy Joe Shaver, Black Diamond Heavies, Left Lane Cruiser, Cedell Davis, The Scissormen, Robert Cage, Elmo Williams, The Goddamn Gallows, Sasquatch & The Sickabillys, The Koffin Kats, and more.
“There ain’t a lotta scrappy-ass electric juke-joint blues comin’ outta Allston (Massachusetts), but this dirty trio’s first full-length album makes it seems that the Charles River is a direct tributary of the Mississippi as The Ten Foot Polecats add muscle, blood, and heart to a genre in need of all three.”
– Ted Drozdowski,  Boston Phoenix

My favorite live band.  If I could follow them all over the country on tour, I would. Just a  few of  their songs that do it for me big time. Also, check The Topside Grille further down on the blog for some more info on these guys.





Thursday night blues jam @ The Rhumb Line with Mr. Dave Sags

Thursday – 8:30 to 12:00 ~ Dave Sags Blues Party

From Mr. Dave Sags,

Back by popular demand! Never needs ironing! It’s  Bobby Davis! Old Johnny Carbuncle hisself! King of surf glitar, keeper of the flame, he’s the man who put the “mental” in” instrumental”! Come seethe for yerselph what this guy can do. It’s pretty amazing.
Cowering behind him will be Greg Dann, Rockport’s answer to Elvin Jones, on drumms, as well as Greg T. with his new whammy bar on bedspring guitar, and yours truly , on base.  Don’t be ell-seven, c’mon out and do the wooly bully. No assembly required.

Good Harbor Beach – 1889

As we sit at Good Harbor Beach in this 90 degree weather, we can also enjoy the house on the rocks, at 24 Bass Rocks Road.

The house is on the Trail of Thai Royalty and has been photographed for over a hundred years, see photo from 1889 below, courtesy of Amy Shapiro.

It was used as the Summer Home of the Siamese Legation

Also enjoy current photographs.

Due to the Heat wave………..

Due to the Heat wave there will be no regular 10 am post Today.

The 10 am post will resume Thursday July 8th 2010 weather permitting!

When all else fails………

Post Photo of a Half Naked Woman!

Miss GMG July, 2010

My Apology in advance to all who may be offended.

Please send all complaints to: Mr Paulie Walnuts

Chickity Check It!- Simply Cape Ann Blog

Simply Cape Ann- Just What The Name Implies

Chickity Check It!  simplycapeann.blogspot.com

Photos submitted to the GMG Flickr Group by Simply Cape Ann

Vista from the Atlantic Path in Rockport.


Sheets of slate among the rocks along the Atlantic Path in Rockport.


The Challenge Has Been Issued- Red Sox vs Good Morning Gloucester Who Ya Got?

image Red Sox Executive Chefs Ron Abell and Nookie Postal have challenged Your Boy Joey to a lobster roll Battle Royal!

Sure these guys “feed 38,000 hungry, screaming fans 80 plus times a season” according to the Gloucester Daily Times, but the problem is that they are about to run into the buzzsaw that is know in the entire known universe as THE WORLD’s GREATEST LOBSTER ROLL documented in these pages time and time again.

Poor fellas.  They should have picked on Curt McAdams  from Bucky’s BBQ and Bread who uses French baguettes and loads the goddamn roll up with lettuce, then they would have easily rolled over the competition but they had to go and call out Good Morning Gloucester.

From the Gloucester Daily Times this morning-

Next Week: Fenway Park Executive Chefs challenge Joey Ciaramitaro to lobster roll competition

By Times Staff

It might be hard for some of us to believe but Fenway Park and the Red Sox have two gourmet-class executive chefs overseeing all of the ballpark food needs. Not only do they feed 38,000 hungry, screaming fans 80 plus times a season but they also serve hundreds of catered events inside the park, from weddings to class reunions to birthday parties.

Like the team, the Red Sox chefs are not afraid of competing with anybody, and they are so confident that they claim that the Fenway lobster roll is better than even what is served in Gloucester.

For The Rest Of The Story On the Gloucester Daily Times Website Click Here


if I can convince them to allow for spectators does anyone want to go in and be part of the studio audience?