Reason Number One Why I Could Never Fit In To Corporate America- Corporate Speak

You ever run into someone in the corporate or country club world and they give you the-

How are yeeeew?  Or Thank Yeeew.  If you get the corporate yeeew thrown in there you can rest assured that the person delivering the  yeeew has zero and I mean zero care about your reply.  It is because they are required to speak to you for tehir job and they are trained mentally to talk in some weird way.

The same person you run into on a personal level greets you with “hey how are ‘ya.”  And you know what?   They probably give at least a little bit of a real care about how things are going for you.

But if you run into that sideways handshake and the “How are yeeeew?” you may as well get a swift kick in the nuts because that’s about as disingenuous as it gets.  I’d rather the person come out with “Listen you jabroni, you’re keeping me from checking out the latest post on Good Morning Gloucester so can we just forgo the pleasantries and let me take care of whatever menial bullshit you’ve got for me so we can both get on with our lives?” 

Much better.

Just sayin.

Blue Sky Zip Line Pics 2012 From Marcy Plante

Happy July Joey!!

As you know the Manchester Athletic club hosts many different kinds of summer camps and summer FUN for all ages. I want to share with you our ZIP LINE!!! The kids have a blast and love zipping through the air. If you are in the area, come on over and take a zip! Thanks for all you do in our community.

For More Info About Joining The Manchester Athletic Club Call (978) 526-8900

Something Big that Chronicle Missed

Gloucester has been featured on Chronicle once again and this time they focus on tourism, art, fishing & Fiesta — mostly the greasy pole.  And while the show sheds a fairly good light on Gloucester, it misses one of the our City’s main attractions  — Gloucester’s burgeoning music scene (see tonight’s live music lineup here).

That’s why we’re so lucky to have lured T Max here — publisher of The Noise (New England’s longest running music magazine).  The new issue features stories about music on Cape Ann as well as music on that shark-infested cape named after a fish.  (On the web, the stories are after the features on Brad Byrd from Cape Ann and The Parkington Sisters from Cape Cod).

I was going to thank T Max for the honor of being chosen to write the story about Cape Ann (read it here), but instead I’ll  complain that what I had feared has come to pass: good musicians whom I neglected to mention are asking me why I left them out.  There’s no good answer to that question.  My only excuse is that with limited space and time to write I simply couldn’t include everyone who’s good.  Lame, isn’t it.  Sorry.

Perhaps the next Chronicle story on Gloucester will include at least one segment on Gloucester’s music.  I keep that hope alive given that they referred to Fiesta as Gloucester’s own Mardi Gras, which is, of course, a musical metaphor.

Great to Know if you are a Photographer

Photographers or any one taking Pictures or Videos…

If your out Photographing  ” Anything ” !   You should READ This.

and This…
Know your Rights.
Courtesy of Charlie Carroll
E.J. Lefavour

Horribles Parade Photos

Horribles Parade 2012. Click any photo to view slide show.

Click any photo to view slideshow.

****Huge THANK YOU….to our Sponsors for their very generous donations

Please patronize these GMG Approved Community Minded Businesses

gimmesound_final — local live music listings.  Find every live music show in Gloucester and Cape Ann — listen to music on-line & download — all for free.


The Lone Gull is a family owned coffeehouse located on Main Street in historic downtown Gloucester, Massachusetts. Our ideal location makes us a great place to stop for a drink or a bite to eat, to chat with friends, or to have a business meeting. We offer free wi-fi to our customers, extremely comfortable couches and chairs, and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.


Stones Pub

Stones is a small comfortable neighborhood pub in Gloucester, MA, America’s oldest seaport! We offer homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts all made on premises before your eyes in the open kitchen. The delicious smells welcome when you come in the door to a warm greeting.

Ed Collard House Doctors Handyman Services

Passports Restaurant


Noble Electricians


Steve Noble who does so much community work donating his time toward many great causes.

Robert Heidt

The new executive director of the Chamber of Commerce says that Good Morning Gloucester does so much for the community that he wanted to personally be a sponsor of the 2012 GMG horribles parade float

Circle Consulting

Donna Ardizzoni and Rick Moore

With Circle Consulting, small and mid-size companies can cost-effectively leverage world-class technology experience. We keep up with the latest developments in the rapidly changing technology sector, so you can focus on your core business. Let us do what we do best so that you can do what you do best.


Gloucester Bytes

Tim Blakeley From Gloucester Bytes the man who made the Gloucester Webcam project possible!


Greg Harris Brierwood Landscaping (978) 281-7564

for letting us use his trailer

Henry Ferrini wants to let you know what’s happening @ Maritime Gloucester on August 4th.

Saturday, August 4, 2012, at the Gloucester Maritime Center, 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA

Free Drum Workshop 3:00-4:30 pm (bring your drum)

Waterfront Concert starts at 6:30 pm.

Tickets $25.00

Kids under 18 Free

for more info and tickets go to

Tickets also available at Maritime Gloucester store on Harbor loop.

Here is a video i did here about the event.

Here’s a blurb about the band.

Lamine Toure and Group Saloum

This concert is a benefit for Maritime Gloucester and the North Shore Jazz Project.

Last year Lamine and his band had everyone dancing on the docksThe North Shore Jazz Project mission is to create an environment on the North Shore where music education, performance and appreciation can flourish and Gloucester Maritime needs no introduction.  Lamine Toure comes from a family of Griot’s in Senegal. He teaches African drumming at MIT in Cambridge, Ma. Don’t miss the waterfront dance party of the season.


Wednesday with Fly ~ J.B Amero&David Brown

Prime Rib Specials!
Wednesdays Only!

Hello everyone!
Wednesday, July 11th
Special Guests: J.B. AMERO & DAVID BROWN!

Yeah, well… we may not look like this NOW, but… we sound just as good as we did
then.  In fact, maybe even BETTER! 🙂  Hey, everyone knows how rejuvenating it is
when Bros. J.B. & D.B. drop by.  I strongly recommend you come to the Rhumby this
Wednesday, have a nice dinner, a great time and recapture your long lost youth! ~ Fly
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Dinner –  $10.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
July 18: Allen Estes

Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

5 spots Opened Up for Tonight’s Cigar and Rum Cruise Aboard the Lannon Call Kay Now 978-281-6634

Call Kay Now


Anyone that went on our cruise last year knows it was one of the best nights of the summer.  The tickets are $35 and include Two Old Cuban Cigar Co cigars which are valued around $10 each, Folly Cove Rum drinks from Ryan and Wood AND a sail aboard the Thomas E Lannon.  All together it’s like a $85 value that you get for only $35.  but you know what?  Even if it was $85 I bet everyone that went last year would buy tickets again because it was THAT great a night.

So if you are one of my peeps, I want you aboard so we can hang smoking the finest cigars, drinking the finest rum and sailing aboard the most beautiful boat in all of Gloucester Harbor, the Thomas E Lannon.

Tickets are not going to last.  Please if you know you are one of the people I like to hang with call Kay at the Lannon ticket office and reserve your spot so we can chillax together.

Call now 978-281-6634


Supper at Café Bishco

Café Bischo is a little restaurant at 51 Main Street. Yesterday I had supper there with a friend, and it was great as always! We ate at a table outside on the sidewalk, enjoying the sunny summer evening.

I had their “Mediterranean Vegetable Soup”:

It was delicious, and was accompanied by heated, buttered, fresh bread, which was perfect for dipping in the tomato-based broth.

The sun shone bright through my glass of water:

To be honest, all I can vouch for from personal experience is their soup.  That’s the only thing I’ve ever eaten at this venue (and at several other restaurants), because I am a huge soup fan, and their soup is always good!  But the people with whom I have eaten there have also enjoyed their victuals, whether soup or otherwise.  Plus, I have seen a steady flow of people buying their ice cream or frozen yogurt, so that must be good too!

Actually, I can also vouch for their friendly customer service.  So, if while on or near Main Street, you get a hankering for a bite to eat, hot or cold, you should give Café Bishco a try!

Get Free Dog Massage this Thursday!

Gloucester dog park

The Friends of Gloucester Dog Park will be staffing an information table at the Visitor’s Center at Stage Fort Park on alternate Thursdays from 3-5:30pm this summer, starting July 12.  They will have lots of activities and dog park signature merchandise for sale.    There will be raffles complements of Animal Krackers, Essex Bird Shop and Pet Supply and Petco.

First in the lineup of great attractions on July 12th David Feldman of Skillful Hand, a certified dog massage therapist, will be giving FREE dog massages and talking to pet owners from 3pm-4:30pm.  If you are heading to the Farmer’s Market, come on over! (David will be back for a return visit on July 26, so mark your calendars now!)

You are also encouraged to walk around the dog park and let your best friend ‘sniff’ out the site. It’s a great opportunity to get an up close and personal glimpse into the entire process behind the makings of Cape Ann’s first dog park. Come see for yourself what the excitement is all about.

 Building a dog park is a community effort! Get involved by contacting or visiting

Community Stuff 7/10/12

JD MacEachern submits-

Little Kids Track will start this Wednesday 6pm at the O’Maley Track.

The program is for 5-8 year olds,but if enough 9,10,or 11 year olds show up they can compete also.

The program is free and sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Dept.

The events are the 50 yard and 100 yard Dash and the Long Jump.

There is no registration,come every Wednesday or any Wednesday.



Cindy Cafasso Donaldson to speak at Cove Circle

Cindy Cafasso Donaldson, Vice President & Executive Director, Addison Gilbert Hospital will be the guest speaker at the Cove Circle Thursday, July 26 meeting at 6 p.m.    Ms. Donaldson will provide an update on Addison Gilbert Hospital.

The Cove Circle is a non-profit civic organization serving Cape Ann and is located at Six Breakwater Avenue, Rockport.   New members are always welcome.   Non-member guests are welcome to attend the July 26th meeting.  There is no fee and a cover-dish supper will be held.  Pre-registration is not required.