Allen Estes Band will Rock Rockport

Allen Estes (R) and Sal Baglio

If you’ve never seen Allen Estes with his band — Sal Baglio on guitar and vocals (in the photo left) and Matt Leavenworth on fiddle, guitar and vocals — tomorrow night is your chance.  They’re at the Old Sloop Coffeehouse in Rockport and when the three of them get going, you will lose yourself in the music.  There are still tickets available (get them here) or call (978) 546-3551.

Video- Castle Manor Inn First Look With Owner Laura Baker

Visit the open house Grand Opening May 18th- 5/18 from 6-10pm.   There will be food & wine tastings, musicians and tours.

Click below for the video tour-


also here for their website-

Rare Yellow, Blue, Calico Lobster and Other Mutant Lobsters

Rare Yellow Lobster and Other Mutant Lobsters We’ve Documented Down Here At Captain Joe and Sons Over The Years

Tune in to Diane Sawyer national news on channel 5 tonight at 6 for the story.
Here’s the yellow lobster Dave Jewell aboard the Lady J caught last week.
The lobster on the right obviously is the normal one. There are no bands on the yellow one because it was a female bearing eggs and only brought in to take pictures of.

Here’s a blue one from last December-


Here’s an albino one from last June


To see the ocean oddity slide show which I added some more blue shaded lobster, and quadruple clawed claws to you can click this text

Here’s a speckled cull we got back in May of 2009

Speckled Lobster Landed At Captain Joe’s

Another Blue One-

Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

“Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.”
Earl Mac Rauch from “The Adventures of Buckaroo Bansai Across the 8th Dimension”

Not much biographic information is available for Rauch, a novelist and screenwriter who, in addition to the 1984 sci-fi farce Buckaroo Bansai (sic), also wrote New York, New York and A Stranger is Watching, but his quote reminds us that it is not possible to escape from one’s self.

 Greg Bover

Gregory R. Bover
VP Operations, Project Manager
C. B. Fisk, Inc
978 283 1909

The New England Aquarium Claims The Calico Lobster They Have Is One In Thirty Million. Then We Must Be The Luckiest Lovster Dock In The World Because We’ve Documented Many, Including Blue, Calico, Albino, Yellow and Triple Pincer Claw Lobsters

This lobster they are touting at The Aquarium is not a one in thirty million lobster. We’ve documented several Calico lobsters at our dock in Gloucester Ma along with blue, albino and yellow ones. Also triple pincer claw lobsters. Here’s pictures and videos of them-

Winter King Planted in the Harbor Walk Gardens

Jay Ramsey with his crew Mauriocio Tuquerres and Mike Rogers planting hawthorn Crategus viridis ‘Winter King’ at Gus Foote Park.

Yesterday Jay Ramsey and his crew planted the garden at I4-C2 and two trees at Gus Foote Park. Jay (Farm Creek Landscaping) suggested the hawthorn ‘Winter King’ and project architect Chris Muskopf and I agreed it was a great suggestion. Jay has had good success with ‘Winter King;’ notably with the several he planted along a windswept bank of the Annisquam River. ‘Winter King’ is relatively disease and pest free (atypical for members of the Rose Family) and is noted for its profusion of white flowers in May and tight clusters of bright red fruits that persist through the winter. The fruits are usually not eaten by birds until late winter. Crategus viridis is tolerant of poor soils and urban conditions. Crataegus means strength and viridis refers to the greenish bark of the species, however ‘Winter King’s’ bark is more silvery.

Frances Rocks Greg’s Harpsichord

Didn’t think the harpsichord could ROCK?  Check out this video of gimmesound Artist of the Week, Frances Fitch performing a piece written in 2005 by American composer Edwin McLean, who lives in the South.  Listen carefully and you’ll hear a rhythm similar to Big Chief performed here by Henri Smith.  And don’t miss her performance of the full piece next Tuesday 5/15 at 7:30pm at Shalin Liu.  It’s FREE!

Speaking of Henri Smith, he’ll be opening for the Aaron Neville Quintet featuring Charles Neville at North Shore Music Theatre on June 30  ~ GET TICKETS HERE.  There’s still time for you to enter to win 2 FREE VIP UPGRADES to that show.  Just sign up for the gimmeLIVE Concert Club (click here, it’s free).

Tonight you’ve got 9 choices for live music and they’re all free.  See the full music lineup here.

New Hampshire 2012 Heroes Awards


From the Unionleader,
“CONCORD, N.H. — Dozens of first-responders and quick-acting citizens received recognition at the Statehouse on Thursday for their heroic actions.
The annual Union Leader Hero Awards recognize people who acted heroically to help others, some even sacrificing their own lives.
The waters of the Merrimack River were running high last summer when a man and his two stepdaughters fell off their jet ski and were left clinging to a barrier cable just 300 feet from the Amoskeag Falls and likely death.
And then there was Frontiero, the 27-year-old emergency medical technician from Nashua who went to the aid of two women being attacked by a knife-wielding motorist on Spruce Street last Oct. 9. The attacker turned the knife on Frontiero, fatally stabbing him 16 times. The two women survived.
“Paul Frontiero will always be a hero,” McQuaid said to a standing ovation from the approximate 200 people who gathered beneath a white tent. Paul and Cathy Frontiero of Gloucester, Mass., accepted the award posthumously on behalf of their son, whom they described as someone who spent his life helping others.   “We’re proud of him,” said Salvatore Frontiero, 25, one of Paul’s three brothers.”