Celebrate Gloucester Feature Length Film Release Party

Peter Van Ness Writes-

Dear Joey,

The celebrate Gloucester feature length film is done.  You look great.  You sound great.  There’s a whole scene entitled "Good Afternoon Gloucester" featuring your inspiring speech on how lucky we are to live here!  It includes your famous "kiss my ass" line (with response from an one of the performers) and is destined to become one of the classic movie scenes of all time.

Rob Newton’s spectacularly comfortable Cape Ann Community Cinema is hosting a DVD Release Party Benefit on Thursday November 11 at 7:30pm.  This is a benefit for The Gloucester Fund and will feature the world premiere of Celebrate Gloucester, the Director’s Cut (not available on DVD), live performances by some of the stars, hors d’oeuvres complements of Lat 43, Alchemy and Jalapenos, wine & beer tasting. 

Tickets are $20.  You can get them at Cape Ann Community Cinema (21 Main St Upstairs) or on line at www.CelebrateGloucester.com.  You can also get a special Release Party & DVD Package (on-line only) for $35.  It includes admission to the Release Party, plus a Limited Edition Two-DVD Set signed by performers at the Release Party.

Check out the attached poster.

Thanks for being the best MC Gloucester has ever known!


First Look- Minglewood Tavern At Lat 43 Under Construction

Brian gave me a tour of the completely redesigned Minglewood Tavern (yes you heard the new name here first) at Latitude 43. 

There are a ton of new features including the wood fired oven and new center bar being built out of recovered wood by the folks at Walker Creek.

Video coming later

click the pictures for the full sized versions-


State of the City Update

State of the City Update

In April 2008, Mayor Kirk presented the first comprehensive State of the City report on her 100th day in office, followed by updates in October 2008 and April 2009.

Many citizens requested periodic updates on the State of the City, and Mayor Kirk is pleased to announce the following schedule for 2010:

Wednesday, November 3, 6:30 pm, Lanesville Community Center

Monday, November 8, 6:30 pm, Kyrouz Auditorium, City Hall

Monday, November 15, 6:30 pm, Magnolia Library Center

After a short presentation on the State of the City, Mayor Kirk will host a question and answer session with residents.

Thursday night blues Jam with Dave Sags @ The Rhumb Line to host Orville Giddings.


Thane of  Caudor Productions is proud to present the ineffable return of Mr. Orville Giddings to our stage this Thursday. A tough guy to catch, Mr. G. has just returned from Valhalla, where he has been immersing himself in a crash course in ebonics. Emperor of Ipswich, gootarist ne plus ultra, vocalist who can twirl his tonsils on his own steep lyrics, songster,writer and gin-terpreter of the great Armenian Songbook, And did I mention the biggest guffaw in Gloucester?? That’s him. We love this guy!
We’re callin’ in the heavy artillery in the form of Mr. Stev-ee Chagarris, drumbler along the Mohawk and sect cymbol. He’s familiar with O.G.: he won’t need the gym this week. Of course, Mr. Greg T. and myself will be there, too. A fine night to dance.
And, on Sunday,  I’ll be up at Glenn’s Cool Bar and Reststop over the bridge in Npbt. Imagine that. No-one from Glou. has ever shown up…and you don’t know what you’re missing. I’ll be plucking the big sticky bass to the groovy beat with the Justin Quinn Band. I’ve had J and the boys down here many times, and everybody just loves it. So, 6 to 9 Sunday, might be Halloween time there, mebbe I’ll wear my priest shirt with the white choler.Bring your own cross and garland of garlic.

Auditions for "A Christmas Carol"

Auditions for "A Christmas Carol"
Blackburn Performing Arts
1 Washington St. Gloucester
All Ages welcome
Wednesday November 10th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday November 11th 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sides will be available at audition.
Performance dates : Dec. 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 & 19
Contact Mary Howard @ philomena978@aol.com for more information

This Friday @ The Rhumb Line ~ You will not want to miss Noe Socha

It will be a night of bluesy/jazz instrumentals and soulful blues.
The musicianship is incredible.

Noe Socha, 19yr. old blind guitarist, from Italy. Just started at Berklee this Fall. Very Unique playing style.

This is just a sample of what is going to happen. Along with the other musicians. Eric Reardon, Chris Noyes, Rory Walsh and Brian O’Conner.It appears to be one extraordinary night coming up.


Another one for Paul M – yesterday on the backshore

This one won’t create another disaster at breakfast for Paul…hopefully.

Click to find out about cairns and  to explore the artwork of  Andy Goldsworthy whose creations involve the use of natural and found objects.

Gloucester Sea Shanties at Cameron’s – Video

The Gloucester Sea Shanties performed at Cameron’s and filled  the house with song and music.    It is hard to distinguish the Shanties from the audience, everyone participates.

Thanks for watching

Weekend Picks From Your Boy Joey- Halloween Edition

The North Shore Blogger Consortium picks to follow tomorrow morning

Today I have your rundown of local Halloween Celebrations.  I’m not sure when the whole theme of women getting the green light to dress up as whorish as they possibly can and not get scrutinized for it but I like it! Smile

So check out the rundown of places where you are likely to run into a naughty nurse or two, Britney Spears, stewardess or super-heroine in this weeks Weekend Picks From Your Boy Joey


Friday October 29

A Very Scary Bandits Halloween ~ October 29, 2010 ~ The Dog Bar

Saturday October 30

Mile Marker 1 Halloween Party Saturday October 30th

Giuseppe’s Ristorante Halloween Costume Party October 30th and Halloween Themed Dinner Hour October 31st

4th Annual JJ Nicastro Halloween Bash

Halloween @ Lat43

The Spooktastic Halloween BooHaHa!!! Saturday October 30th

A Haunted Halloween Evening, Oct. 30, 2010

Sunday October 31

Halloween Performance at the “Meetinghouse” in the Gloucester UU Church Sunday October 31st

Halloween Event @Haute Affaire

Lori Viator GMG Pumpkin


Ever Wonder What The Guts Of An Espresso Machine Look Like?

Well wonder no more.

While eating breakfast at Sugar Mag’s the service guy was pulling the machine apart.  Of course your boy Joey whipped it out (the camera that is) and snapped a shot for you.

I guess there really is something to the high price tags on these machines.  There are some serious parts in there behind all the polish.