Poll- Does Paul Morrison Need A Duck Intervention


Lest any of our FOBs think that I, Joey am the man behind R. Duck I would like to clear up that misconception immediately.  People have been sending me ducks and I’m not sure why.  The official logo is a seagull (homie) and the popular segment where I would feature a seagull with a caption is the”What up Homie?” category here on GMG. You can see the 550 “What Up Homie?” posts here

The wonderfully quirky Mr. Paul Morrison has introduced GMG to the world of one R. Duck.  Since R Duck’s introduction I have yet to see Paul Morrison travelling without his trusty sidekick.  This includes Mug-Ups, The Blackburn Challenge, breakfasts, and even Wine Dinners at Passports.

Now you, as I, might think that to be a little strange- a grown man lugging a rubber duck around everywhere he goes.  But to know Pal Morrison you also know that something isn’t quite right to begin with.  His poor wife simply rolls her eyes at a mention of the duck.

So I ask you, does Paul Morrison need a Rubber Duck Intervention?


Paul and RD

Christopher Vincent Produces An Action Packed 2012 Boston Derby Dames Home Opener Video

Love the track and the editing Chris used!

What many may or may not know is that there are many Boston Derby Dames Living Right Here in Our Community!

Video: Christopher Vincent (christopher.r.vincent@gmail.com)

Check out his YouTube channel here

The Boston Massacre shot their Calendar here at our dock Captain Joe and Sons-

Click here for the slideshow of photos from David Cox that day


GMG Spring Fling this Saturday 6PM

The real kickoff to the entire season is upon us this Saturday, 6PM at Fred Bodin’s Historic Photo right here in our historic West End. All FOBs (friend of blog) and FORDs (friends of Rubber Duck) are invited.

RD has been thinking long and hard about what to bring. A bottle of Ryan & Wood Knockabout Gin (she loves the licorice accents) is a must but what else?

OK, to steal some photos from EJ, here is RD’s Vaseline Glass and Geiger Counter.RD will bring a piece of Vaseline Glass and demonstrate the radioactivity using her geiger counter. Perfectly harmless although maybe I wouldn’t microwave popcorn in it.

Also a contest. Pretty easy. Correctly guess where RD is in the next photo.

 All winners will be given the honor of showering Rubber Duck with gifts. As a good example RD will be wearing the necklace given to her by Beth Williams.  Beth could also bring a piece of her antique Vaseline glass she has in the window that I am betting pegs the geiger counter. If you have a piece of Vaseline glass just bring it to the hoedown at Fred’s and we’ll see if it’s hot.

But back to the gifts. Rubber Duck is a little bit bigger than you think so if you are going to make her a little Red Sox baseball cap her head is about the size of a lime. Hmm, limes also make great gifts as RD will never turn down a Gin and Tonic.

Wow–So many fun things to do this week in Gloucester!

Two events I am especially looking forward to this week are the Good Morning Gloucester Spring FlingSaturday (March 21, 6:00 pm) at Bodin Historic Photo Gallery, and the premier of Wim Wenders Pina at Cape Ann Community Cinema. 

If you attended the GMG Christmas party, then you know you are in for a fabulously fun night. GMG contributors will all be there, and I especially love meeting the people who comment regularly on the blog. Fred Bodin and Joey Ciaramitaro are the perfect hosts. BYOB, bring food, or not-not required, and bring your fun-self! The party is for FOBs, FOGs, contributors, and is open to all.

Just a few of the GMG artists and FOBs you’re likely to meet at the Spring Fling!

Perhaps Felicia will make her heavenly ricotta pie…

Pina premires locally at Cape Ann Community Cinema on Friday, March 30th at 2:30, 7:30, and 9:45, with a special sneak preview at 6:00 pm tonight, Monday, March 26th.

PINA is a film for Pina Bausch, the great German choreographer, by Wim Wenders. He takes the audience on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery into a new dimension: straight onto the stage with the legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch ensemble; he follows the dancers out of the theatre into the city and the surrounding areas of Wuppertal – the place, where for 35 years, was the home and centre for Pina Bausch’s creativity.

Pina ~  A Film for Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders

For more dates and showtimes visit Cape Ann Community Cinema.

Cape Ann Community Cinema

Edith Piaf yesterday ~ Richard Thompson Today ~ Another excellent Shalin Liu video from Miranda Russell

So you can appreciate just how versatile she is, here’s a video of gimmesound Artist of the Week Miranda Russell singing a classic Richard Thompson song at Shalin Liu.  You can see Miranda there next Thursday or Friday (get tickets here).

Did you miss KBMG Electric on Saturday @ Minglewood?  (We told you not to.)  Well, you can catch Dan King tonight at Rhumb Line and the boys tomorrow acoustic at Jalapenos.

The weather may have cooled down, but the music scene is heating up.  Check out this week’s music lineup here.

Chelsea Berry is off for her first East Coast mini tour.

Photo by Louise

Miss Chelsea Berry is off for her first East Coast mini tour— we wish her safe travels and wait to welcome her home!!!

Chelsea Berry

Wish me luck – or better yet, come out to a show!!

In the Round with Chelsea Berry, Derik Hultquist, Amy Obenski and Neil Sullivan @ Ebenezer’s Coffee House                                                                                                                       Chelsea Berry, Derik Hultquist, Amy Obenski and Neil Sullivan                                        Thursday, March 29, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM                                                                                        201 F Street, Washington, DC 7:30 PM

Saturday, March 31, 2012
Marshall Crenshaw; Chelsea Berry opens @ Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, PA 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 1, 2012
Marshall Crenshaw with Chelsea Berry @ Coffee Works Roastery & Cafe
910 Haddonfield Berlin Road, Voorhees, NJ 8:00 PM

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Acoustic Long Island featuring Chelsea Berry @ Acoustic Long Island
St. James, NY 5pm

For more shows, music, and other info, visit www.chelseaberry.com

As always, thank you all for your support!



Berklee College of Music in Gloucester- Benefit Concert – March 30



Berklee College of Music in Gloucester

“Ed Saindon Group”
with a special tribute to Herb Pomeroy

Friday, March 30, 2012
Doors open at 7 pm
at Gloucester House
63 Rogers St. Gloucester, MA
Cost $10

Proceeds go to the Jazz & Roots Scholarship Fund

Vernal Pond Peepers 03/22/2012

Vernal Pond Peepers 03/22/2012

We have a vernal pond in our backyard. At this time of year the place starts jumping; Frogs, Snakes, Minx, Otters, Mallards and their Ducklings,etc. are just some of things you can see and hear.

I filmed this video so you can hear how loud it gets here during a warm spring night. A couple of nights before I filmed this there was only one lone peeper looking for a date. Now there are thousands of them. You won’t see much in this video of me walking to the pond, but you’ll hear alot.

What are peepers (Pseudacris crucifer)? Click here to find out!

Props to my peeps!

Just looking over the blog I’d like to offer up thanks to our contributors who photograph and write for GMG on a daily basis.

Every single day we are pumping out 15-20 quality posts about this place we love and when I got to thinking about it I’m not sure I’ve seen another daily that produces that kind of content daily when doing it solely for the purpose of the love of it without getting paid.

Hell I’m not even sure there are many small hyper local publications that get paid that produce that much quality content.

So props to our contributors and props to the people who leave encouraging comments for them, letting them know that their work is appreciated!

Very proud of what we’ve accomplished together.

(this doesn’t mean we’re going to stop pushing the boundaries and getting better)

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