A Mountain Biking Four Year Old! From Terry Weber

Hey Joey,
Yesterday before the rain came, we went on a walk in Ravenswood. On the trail we met Eli from Manchester who was mountain biking with no training wheels! I am a terrible judge of age, but I am guessing he was about 4 years old. With his parents nearby, Eli did manage trek down some of the hills by himself. Check out his bike!
For more pictures of Ravenswood, visit www.themightyvoyager.com

Three new songs in less than a month from Cape Ann’s most prolific songwriter

Allen Estes is on a roll!  Just in the last week, he’s written 2 new songs.  And last month he premiered this gem, recorded for his show Local Music Seen that will air later this month.  (If you were at the Docksiders’ benefit on March 31 you heard the song in this video).

Allen is Fly Amero’s guest tonight at the Rhumb Line at 8pm, so head on down and request one of his new songs!

Later in the evening, check out local drummer Dennis Monagle (see him battle it out on drums with the Docksiders here) as he welcomes Jeremy Parker, Justin Piper and John Aruda for some Organ Funky music at Minglewood.

You can start your evening out by singing at the Annie at 7pm.

But before you go out, be sure to catch Orville Giddings on  Local Music Seen at 6:30 on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.

So it’s a great night of music in Gloucester starting at 6:30.  See full music lineup here.

Kingsley Flood with Sirius XM radio host Meg Griffin taken at Bang A Song recording studios in Gloucester, Mass)

Photo by Mike Marrone

(photo of Kingsley Flood with Sirius XM radio host Meg Griffin taken at Bang A Song recording studios in Gloucester, Mass)
Boston based rockers Kingsley Flood are “Having Words With Meg” on national Sirius XM Radio.
With an upcoming Gloucester gig June 2 gig at The Madfish on Rocky Neck and their recent 2nd release “Colder Still”,  these upstarts revvv things up with their own gumbo of Punk Americana..and everything from the Sax to the Fiddle to the Coffee Can are part of the sound.  Band member George Hall hails from Gloucester…And they’ll throw in a Tom Waits cover for good measure.
on The Loft – Sirius XM channel 30
Friday April 13th      ~   5pm ET   2pm PT
Tuesday April 17th  ~   4pm ET   1pm PT
Saturday April 21th ~   9pm ET    6pm PT
Sunday April 22nd  ~    5pm ET    2pm PT

Some exciting news about Gloucester’s own Bandit Kings.

We we’re recently informed that Gloucester’s own Bandit Kings have been chosen to play the Evolvement Radio‘s Battle Radical at The Grog in Newburyport Mass(Thursday, April 26)!

It’s a battle of the bands to the DEATH! No not really…to the STARS! Hmm…actually it’s a battle to win the broadcasting of their live appearance on Evolvement Radio’s 14 RADIO STATIONS IN MA, NH, VT, NY, MI, OH, CA, FL, GA AND OVERSEAS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND JAPAN!

We look forward to cheering them on Thursday, April 26…more info coming at you soon!



Two Legends Share the Stage at the Dog Bar on Saturday April 14
T Max also releases his new CD, Shake!

On stage Willie Alexander is knockin’ out “Life is the Poem,” one of the many unique sound-pieces from his recent Vincent Ferrini album and props it up alongside his older classic tunes. Willie states that everything these days is in Ab, Bb, or Eb, as he tickles the keys and rolls through lines of poetry that include “Looking for the North Shore”—I think he found it.
Preacher Jack cranks up his ebony and ivory with the feeling of a modern-day Moses—both visually and communicatively. Jack has that steady pounding left-hand downbeat that pulsates the boogie into the woogie. Praise the Lord. Preacher declares love is a big responsibility—and that God doesn’t like bad rock ‘n’ roll.
The Great Alexander joins the Preacher on the same piano stool. Willie’s right hand is beepin’ while Jack’s left is boppin’, and the audience refuses to let this moment in history stop.
T Max
PO Box 353
Gloucester MA 01931

Fun with the Fairy Dog Ma!

These are some lucky pups having fun with the Fairy Dog Ma, Jen Nicol!

They  don’t just go on walks down the street.
They get to swim in tide pools…

and climb mountains…

and play with friends!

Jen is a wonderful dog-walker & pet sitter. She has a heart of gold and takes great care of all her clients. I am so happy I found her for my fur-baby!





The three Stooges Movie opens this weekend. I was suprized when I watched the trailer. The three actors playing the Stooges seemed to fit their roles well. The trailer is pretty funny over all. Checkout the scene at the 1:22 mark. I wonder if this ever happened to Joey?. Very Funny in my opinion.

Can’t wait to hear FOB Frank’s opinion on it. He has a degree in Stoogeology.

Saint Anthony’s-by-the-Sea

Saint Anthony’s Chapel, 1930 Alice M. Curtis/©Fredrik D. Bodin
Saint Anthony’s Chapel was consecrated in 1925 and designed by renowned architect Edward T. P. Graham (1872–1964). Graham was considered the “dean of Boston architects,” and recognized for his mediaeval style Roman Catholic churches. This church, constructed of fieldstone in the English parish gothic style, sits at the foot of Eastern Point at Farrington and Saint Louis Avenues. Mrs. Margaret Brady Farrell had Saint Anthony’s built and donated to the Archdiocese of Boston in memory of her father, Anthony Nicholas Brady (1841-1913). Notice the Saint Anthony statue in the niche below the cross, the observation tower on the right, and vintage autos in front. The interior is equally beautiful. I’ve been in there to photograph a few weddings, notably that of George and Ellen Sibley. Because so many local couples have married in the chapel, and continue to do so, this photo is a popular present for weddings and anniversaries. I always try to have it available in the gallery, especially in the spring. Saint Anthony’s Chapel is now part of Gloucester’s Holy Family Parish, and open in the summer.
Printed archivally from the original 5×7 inch film negative in my darkroom. Image #A8557-011

Fredrik D. Bodin
Bodin Historic Photo
82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

The Cast of “The Wizard of Oz”

The Beeman Elementary School Chorus presents The Wizard of Oz on Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 7:00PM at Beeman School, 138 Cherry Street, Gloucester. All tickets for the production are $5.00 each and will be sold at the door the night of the performance.  See the Stars below.

Gloucester Webcam of The Day- North Shore Kid Wonson Cove Webcam

Check Out The North Shore Kid Website Here

click the picture below to view their webcam


This Webcam and more can be found at www.gloucesterwebcam.com

This www.gloucesterwebcam.com local webcam portal project was an idea I had last year to have as many webcams streaming from local businesses or organizations as possible which highlight the incredible vistas that we as people that live and work here get to enjoy each and every day.

The idea was to have the organization install the webcam, have them embed the webcam feed on their own websites as well and have a link to each business website on the Gloucester webcam portal website to showcase their business as well.

Tim Blakeley from Gloucester Bytes provided the initial installation at ridiculously cheap cost because he believed in the project.