Oh Yeah Baby. Breakfast Is Now Back In Your Boy Joey’s Vocabulary

The summer down the dock has been one of the busiest I can ever recall so my morning breakfast routine had been on hold while I’ve wilted away to a shadow of my former self.

but no more BABY!  Breakfast is back!  Last week Fort Square Café.  This week Mamie’s Kitchen.  Let’s do this!

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Jerome John (Jerry) Garcia Quote of The Week from Greg Bover

September 13, 2012

“Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”

Jerome John (Jerry) Garcia (1942-1995)


Founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter, Garcia led the Grateful Dead for thirty years, fusing blues, bluegrass and psychedelia to create one of the leading tour bands of all time. Throughout his career he was plagued by ill health, exacerbated by diabetes and heroin addiction. He died of a heart attack while in rehab at age 53. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cherry Garcia ice cream was named in his honor.

Greg Bover

Carl Gustin’s 2012 Gloucester Schooner Festival Photos

"The photos from this year’s Schooner Festival include Liberty Clipper, Fame and Gloucester’s Bald Eagle passing in review during the Parade of Sail; the Spirit of Massachusetts and Summwind shortly after the start of the Mayor’s Race; a three-shot sequence (194-196) with American Eagle, Thomas E. Lannon and Summerwind rounding the first mark; and the Maritime Gloucester-based Ardelle, the newest and one of three Harold Burnham-built schooners participating along with Fame and Thomas E. Lannon.
Carl Gustin"

Jewels of Gloucester

Went to Jewels of Gloucester for a ring repair, John was so nice and explained to me it would be very expensive to repair due to the value of the ring.  It was nice to have a merchant with ethics.  A gentleman by the name of Jim was doing repairs during my visit and he also makes jewelry as you will see a picture of his Sea Urchin that he made into a necklace.  They are located at 120 Main Street, Gloucester, MA or find them on Facebook and Google+.

Wicked Tuna Promo Spot Production Setup Live!

Hey Joey,
Evolve Productions is setting up to shoot a Wicked Tuna commercial tonight at the Railways!

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Photo From Bill O’Connor


Follow up-

Check out this camera they’re using. for the Wicked Tuna shoot. It’s based on a platform similar to an SLR. They use this one for shooting regular speed and another that shoots high speed at 1000 frames per second!

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Manchester Athletic Club Youth Triathlon September 23rd!




SEPTEMBER 23, 2012


AGES 5-14



978-526-8900 ext. 257

To work out where your boy Joey works out contact the Manchester Athletic Club


Velvet Underground

This is definitely not what Lou Reed, John Cale, Angus MacLise, Sterling Morrison, and  Michael Leigh had in mind…

The release of the album Transformer was a seminal moment in our cultural history. The first video features David Bowie and Lou Reed with interesting interviews (with the Little Joe and Holly of the song’s fame), film clips, and photographs of the early days. The video ends abruptly, in mid-sentence.

An oft quoted statement attributed to Brian Eno is, “The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band.”

Lou Reed, John Cale, Angus MacLise, and Sterling Morrison were the four original members of the Velvet Underground. Michael Leigh wrote the pulp paperback The Velvet Underground, from which the band took its name. The book The Velvet Underground is about the sexual subculture of the early 1960s.

Cross the bridge INTO GLOUCESTER and catch over 50 live shows this weekend

Oh, you live here?  Aren’t you lucky — all the live music you could ever want is right at your doorstep.  So, how do you decide what do to?  We’ll help you.

Start by checking the full weekend live music lineup here.

And don’t forget The Cowsills at Cape Ann Community Cinema TONIGHT.  You aren’t likely to catch this 1960s phenomenon again any time soon.

Here are links to videos of some of this weekend’s performers:

See you around town!

A Gloucester Polydactyl Cat

I came across this handsome polydactyl cat the other day near the rectory here at St. Ann’s Church.  According to various internet sources (including, of course, Wikipedia), “double-pawed” cats are particularly common on the east coast.  Reputedly, sailors prized them as skilled mousers and bringers of good luck.  Historically, they are particularly linked to Boston, from whence they spread to other ports. Hence, their higher distribution in cities like Gloucester.

This particular cat has polydactyly on both front and back feet, which is apparently (according to Wikipedia) fairly rare.  He was also extremely friendly with me, despite my being a total stranger.

According to a member of our parish staff, this cat (he, or maybe she? I’m not sure…) hangs around the church a lot.  Does anybody know to whom he belongs? If he’s a stray, I’m adopting him… (or her, or it, or whatever…)

– Fr. Matthew Green

2012 Fish Box Derby Registration and Weigh In Photos From Rick Isaacs

Hi Joey,

Here are some photos of the Fish Box Derby registration and weigh-in held last Sunday morning at C. B. Fisk.  The race will be this Sunday, Sep. 16th, at High Noon on the Rogers St. Hill.  We encourage everyone to come out there Sunday and cheer these fantastic kids on – the Thrill of the Hill is at its best with a great audience!


Rick Isaacs for the Fish Box Derby Committee

Community Photos 9/13/12

2012-09-11 Mayor’s Race from Caleb Clapp

Hi Joey

It’s a small world that you almost bought the house we’re buying on Island Rock Lane…once we get rid of the big ugly deck, we’ll have you over for a wine, or more…

It was nice to meet you and eat your 10 lobsters on Saturday!  They were delicious!!

I’ve attached a few full-sail shots of the Mayor’s Cup.  Use what you like.

Take care


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Al Bezanson submits-

Bounty at the paint factory

A quickie with my ‘razr phone from the HM’s float.

Al Bezanson

Bounty at the paint factory

Pic from rowing this AM From Janet Rice


Community Stuff 9/13/12

Cape Ann Farmers’ Market accepting applications for Backyard Growers Program
The Backyard Growers Program offers training and resources to help low- to moderate-income Gloucester residents start vegetable gardens in their own backyards. The deadline to apply for the 2013 season is Friday, October 12, 2012. To download an application go to http://capeannfarmersmarket.org/backyard-growers/files/2013_OUTREACH.pdf, or contact Lara at 978-317-8025 or lara@beaconstreetfarm.org.


Mass Murder Talk

Hi Joey,
"A Forensic Psychiatrist Looks at the Colorado Shooter" is the talk I’m giving at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center on Monday, September 17th at 7pm.
I’m in private practice with my wife Jean on Main Street now, but for 8 years I worked in maximum security and interviewed over 200 murderers, including mass murderers.
I plan to walk the audience through what it’s like to go one on one with someone who’s just killed a lot of people, how you handle yourself, what questions you ask (and don’t ask), how you determine whether someone’s criminally insane and how to detect when someone’s faking it.
The purpose is to raise money for the Cultural Center, with a suggested donation of $5.
Hope you can put this in your blog.
Rory Anscombe



Theatre in the Pines celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season with its eightieth production, Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Friday, Sept 14 at 7:30; Saturday Sept 15 matinee at 3:00 and evening at 7:30 and Sunday, Sept. 16 matinee at 3:00 p.m. Directed by Nan Webber, this hilarious comedy takes place in an hotel suite in Cleveland, Ohio. When Tito Morelli, the Italian star slated to play Otello, succumbs to an accidental overdose of tranquillizers, an unknown singer masquerades as Tito. The newcomer succeeds so well that neither Tito’s public nor his women suspect the substitution. Mayhem ensues when Tito sobers up, and the truth is revealed. Rick Doucette reprises the role of Tito which he first played here and in England in 1996. New to the cast are Larry Cook, Courtney Peckham, Martin Ray, Eileen Fitzgerald, Henry Cooper, Marjorie Grace and Mary Rudolph Black. Set design is by Frank Wolcott, costumes by Carol McKenzie and stage manager is Anne Hyde. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport and The Bookstore in Gloucester , or by calling Rockport Music at 978-546-7391. For more information visit http://theatreinthepines.blogspot.com