Video- Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Canadian Bacon Captain Hozer Practice Session Down the Dock

Check Out The 2012 Speedo Bikini Dodgeball Facebook Page Here and Like it!

The Tournament will start promptly at noon on Sunday March 4th at the Farm Bar and Grille in Essex MA

click below for video







Passports Restaurant Canadian Bacon Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Squad Models Just Arrived Speedos For Sunday’s Tournament










Shown Modeling The Canadian Bacon Speedo is Co-Captain “Party Favor”


When asked how he got his nickname “Party Favor” he replied “That’s what all my bitches call me down in P-Town.”

Erik Lorden AKA “Hozar” has complete faith in his lead dodgeballer “Party Favor” who will be running a ten mile road race just prior to the tournament on the Morning of March 4th.

One things for sure, team Canadian Bacon is coming to play!


Bullzeye carries two Dodgeballs with her at all times as part of her training regimen.

Passports Canadian Bacon Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament Co-Captain Hozar

Passports Canadian Bacon Will Be Facing Arch-Nemesis Dog Bar’s “American Bacon” Team in First Round Action.  Be sure to come out Sunday at Noon to catch all the action!


Check Out The 2012 Speedo Bikini Dodgeball Facebook Page Here and Like it!



These are the organizations- Mamies Kitchen Muffin Tops, Passports Canadian Bacon, Good Morning Gloucester Rubber Rippers, Sugar Magnolias Team Shameless, The Farm Bar and Grill Ass with Class, Saving Private Ryan and Wood, North Shore Cross Fit Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle, , Ed Collard’s House Doctor’s Blinded By the White, Jungle Silkscreening Jungle Fever, Beverly Athletic Club Kiss Our BACsides, another Farm Team Swiss Farmy Knives, Maestranzi Brothers Red, White and Blue Balls, Muffy White Organizings Hot mess, Cape Ann brewing Nacho Libre, Cross Fit Cape Ann With Two Teams- Buns and Guns and Power Snatch, Dog Bar’ American Bacon and  Beach Gourmet’s Drop It like It’s Hot.

If any other teams have pre tourney pictures they want to submit I’ll run ‘em ASAP!

All of the profits from the sign-ups of the Tournament are going to Next Step, an organization that provides support, education and resources for teens and young adults coping with cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

GMG tribute To ‘Tek

If you’ve been an FOB for any amount of time you know that from the hundreds of interviews I perform from my desk that I frame my subjects with two of my favorite things hanging on the wall  in our office- The New York Post Cover of ARod with the huge caption “A-Hole” and the framed print of Jason Varitek stuffing his mitt up in ARod’s grillpeice. 

So the sports reporters will ask if his number deserves to be retired at Fenway to which I respond “Are you serious?”

Without his leadership and without this scene below igniting his team you don’t have a ring.  Bottom line, end of story.


Well ‘Tek is retiring so I thought I’d just go back a bit and pull up a few of the interviews.  I’m not sure if my interviewees are aware that’s how I frame my shots but in case you weren’t paying attention, here you go-















There’s way too many to list here but you can subscribe to the video feed and see videos that get uploaded to the GMG channel before they even get posted here if you subscribe here

Thanks for the memories ‘Tek!

Announcing The Gloucester Blues Festival Saturday, August 11th, 2012

It’s a good time to give Good Morning Gloucester the news on our headliner for the Gloucester Blues Festival taking place in Stage Fort Park on Saturday, August 11th.

Shemekia Copeland is at the top of her game, and will thrill the blues lovers at Stage Fort Park this August.  She performed earlier this week at the White House for President Barack Obama and shared the stage with blues luminaries like Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Jeff Beck, Keb Mo, Warren Haynes and Trombone Shorty.

On Monday night at 9:00 p.m., PBS will be broadcasting the show:  “In Performance at the White House Red, White and Blues”.  I urge our friends to tune in and get a small sampling of the powerful voice of Shemekia Copeland, the Queen of the Blues.

The Gloucester Blues Festival is a Paul Benjamin/Bob Hastings Production.  Paul Benjamin is the producer of the North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland, Maine which attracts 16,000 people to the Maine waterfront each July:


We promise to bring the finest in blues to Gloucester this summer.  We will be releasing the names of other performers in the weeks ahead.

Gloucester Blues Festival Headliner

Saturday, August 11th, 2012 – 11:00 to 7:00

On the beach – Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA

Shemekia Copeland


The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is the primary sponsor of the Gloucester Blues Festival

Did You Know? (Art Marketing Program)

Image of DAA Building donated by Leighton O’Connor

I will be presenting an art marketing program this Sunday, March 4 from 1:00-3:00 at the Danvers Art Association, 105 Elliot Street in Danvers.  It is open to anyone who would like to come; you don’t have to be a DAA member.  So if you’d like to learn some of what I’ve learned over the years about marketing your artwork, please come.

From Points North Follow Route 128 South to Exit 22 (Route 62) Danvers/Middleton Turn left onto State Road Turn left onto Elliot Street (Route 62 East) The Danvers Art Associtation is located on the right at 105 Elliot Street From Points South Follow Route 128 North towards Gloucester Take Exit 22 East (Route 62) Beverly Turn right at bottom of ramp ontp Elliot Street (Route 62) The Danvers Art Associtation is located on the right at 105 Elliot Street

E.J. Lefavour

Tomorrow is February 29, Leap Day

And the day after that is March. And that means spring and summer and Mug-Ups down on Madfish Pier and Swan Boats on the Boston Common and 135 days to the Blackburn Challenge. It also means Cape Ann seasonal openings. If your restaurant or other seasonal establishment on Cape Ann has a firm date for opening please send it to me or add it to the comments on this post. There is nothing better than reading about when the Lobster Pool or Goose Cove Nurseries, or Top Dog opens up for the season.  Before you know it the Rockport information booth will hang the Mister And Misses Bathroom sign up.

Back to work but dreaming about summer.

Oh, and tomorrow, on Leap Day, do something you never thought you would ever do or should do. Because it’s Leap Day! It doesn’t count. Also, be sure and wear blue and rubber duck yellow or someone can poke you in the eye if you don’t.

Just checked Top Dog of Bearskin Neck’s Facebook page and their official opening is Saturday March 31st. Homie is already in line!

Think Pink!

Chasing Away the Winter Doldrums

The stem I always manage to snap when unpacking the tulips-

Kay Tompson sings Think Pink! in Funny Face (1957, starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire)

Think pink! when you shop for summer clothes.

Think pink! if you want that quel-que chose.

Red is dead, blue is through,

Green’s obscene, brown’s taboo.

And there is not the slightest excuse for plum or puce

—or chartreuse.

Think pink! forget that Dior says black and rust.

Think pink! who cares if the new look has no bust.

Now, I wouldn’t presume to tell a woman

what a woman oughtta think,

But tell her if she’s gotta think: think pink—!

-Music by George Gershwin with Lyrics by Roger Edens

Marina on the Beach

Click on the video to see Artist of the Week, Marina Evans, talk about her new band, new songs, new gigs and upcoming trip.

Best of all, she tells us when we might expect to hear her new songs.

Marina’s got a gorgeous new website (see here) and you can hear some of her music here.

It’s Tuesday in Gloucester.  That means KBMG at Jalapenos and Henley Douglas at Rhumb Line.  Enjoy!

Wednesday with Fly Amero at The Rhumb Line ~ Special Guest ~ Toni Ann Enes

Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line -8:30-11:00 – Special Guests ~Toni Ann Enes

The lovely and talented Toni Ann Enes comes to us on this leap year’s February 29.  What does it mean?  Well, at the very least it means we jump (or leap) for joy.  She is just so sweet and so much fun! Don’t miss it!

Come and join in!

Prime Rib Specials!

Wednesdays Only!

Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm

*Each week features a special, invited musical guest

Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Dinner – $9.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!

The Midnight Sun

Do you want to know how Gloucester Fishermen Fish? Check out and Like this page on Facebook. It’s the official Midnight Sun’s Facebook page. They have great never been seen photos of commercial fishing. This is the boat used in many of Gorton’s of Gloucesters frozen seafood commercials.  The Midnight Sun’s Facebook  page click here.!/lisatcorp

Allen Estes sings Brandy Jane

Allen Estes sings Brandy Jane

One of Allen’s early songs (written during his first batch of 30 songs about 40 years ago), Brandy Jane has become a favorite of many people.

Allen is gimmesound’s Artist of the week and sings this and 3 other wonderful songs on his Local Music Seen special, which premieres Wednesday at 6:30pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.

You can catch Allen at the Rhumb Line tonight with Orville Giddings and some surprise guests. See full lineup here.

And don’t forget the Mardi Gras benefit for Y Teens on Tuesday when Grammy winner Charles Neville joins Henri Smith and his band New Orleans Friends & Flavours. Call 979-281-0223 for tickets

Logs from Hog Island for the Schooner Adventure

Photos From Len Burgess

Feb. 27, 2012
Harold Burnham with Steve and Bruce are towing rough-cut logs back to Harold’s Essex Shipbuilding yard to be made into spars and gaffs for the Schooner ‘Adventure’. Harold and crew had cut and trimmed trees down last week on Hog island for the project.

–Len Burgess

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Check out the Schooner Adventure Website Here and their live webcam here where you can see it at it’s berth at the East Gloucester Marine Railways.



Community Stuff Tuesday

Riverdale Rockets Softball


Hello Joe,

The Rockets are looking for your help once again in getting the word out!  All Pee Wee teams will be holding Softball sign ups shortly.  If you are signing up for the Riverdale Rockets you can register online at  Registration is $75 per player with a $135 family cap.  The season will be starting shortly.

Teams are organized as follows:

Softy Ball- 2nd Graders

C Team- 3rd and 4th Graders

B Team- 5th and 6th Graders

A Team- 7th and 8th Graders

Thanks again for your support of local youth sports through Good Morning Gloucester……it is much appreciated!

Jim Smith

Cape Ann Brewing Photo Contest award Presentation Tonight

Cape Ann Brewing Company names Gloucester resident photo contest winner

On Tuesday, February 28th at 6 p.m., Cape Ann Brewing Company(CABC) will host an award ceremony in honor of Gloucester resident and photography enthusiast, Steve Borichevsky.
CABC invited the general public to submit photos of local scenes that would best reflects the spirit and courage of the North Atlantic fishing fleet. The winning photo replaces the original image on the Fisherman’s Brew six pack. Borichevsky submitted the winning photo of a fishing vessel returning to it’s home port of Gloucester Harbor, which was selected from over 40 images.

Free Community Concert at the Shalin Liu – Wednesday evening

Hi, Joey:

Rockport Music presents A FAR CRY, the youthful, self-conducted string orchestra, in a free community concert this Wednesday, February 29 at 7 PM at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. The concert is open to the public and no reservations are required. Rockport Music is also taking A Far Cry into the Rockport and Gloucester Public Schools for a two-day residency. The concert and residency would not be possible without the generous support of the Summer Star Foundation for Nature, Art, and Humanity.

Wednesday, February 29, 7 PM


Shalin Liu Performance Center

Thank you! Gregg Sorensen

Rockport Music Director of Marketing