*This is sarcasm. (for those who will freak out and think I really mean that you are a neglectful parent because you hadn’t taken your child there yet)
Day: January 24, 2013
Fun Friday Night Coming Up Tomorrow – Check out the videos
Even though this is a blog — and a blog is supposed to be an immediate YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST medium — people have been telling us we should talk more about what’s happening the day after our post because they often read the posts the next day. We get it. Not everybody sits at a computer all day — and even some of you who do have bosses that want you to get some work done, not surf the web all day. So here we go:
IT’S A BIG FRIDAY NIGHT on Cape Ann with music for every taste. If you play your cards right, you can get to at least 2 live shows. Start out with Linda Amero Menage a Trio at the Franklin or Mia Chung, Elisabeth Ann Larson and Soo Bae performing all three of Brahms Piano Trios at Shalin Liu in Rockport. Then finish up with Ned & The Big Babies @ Rhumb Line. Plus there’s plenty more for nearly every other musical taste. See the full lineup here.
Here’s a video for all you piano, violin and cello players of Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 where you can follow along with the score:
And here’s one of my favorite clips (if a bit wobbly) of Ned & the Big Babies. Don’t you just love that groove! Ned is always right there with you and he’s one of those great bass players who plays bass like he LOVES it, not like he’d rather be playing lead guitar.
Bird ID Please
Frozen in Time
This week the sky at sunset is amazing
Do You Know?
Cape Ann Museum after hours – January 25, 2013
Choctaw Rocket makes their debut at The Dog Bar this Friday night.
The People have Spoken!
D A N C E P A R T Y Saturday, Feb 2, 7 – 10pm at The Cultural Center on Rocky Neck
The Cultural Center on Rocky Neck
6 Wonson St, E. Gloucester
$10 suggested donation
for info contact: BrendaMalloy@hotmail.com
Wear your dancing clothes, comfy shoes and get ready to boogie to some fun, funky, great dance tunes including Motown, Disco, Funk, Trance music
If you like steppin out, a big wooden dance floor, a welcoming and fun crowd, we hope you’ll join us! Everyone of all ages is welcome!
If you wanna bring a snack to share, please do so. Bring your own beverage, of whatever sort.
Hope to see YOU there! The people make the party, hope you’ll help us make it a good one!
PLEASE share this with anyone and everyone!
Sunset on Tuesday
Muffy White’s Dodgeball Squad Is All In!
Zero Degrees, Two Kids off To School And Muffy Whit Prints Out Her Form And Submits It Within 30 Minutes Of The Post Going Live!
Play On Playa!
Update: 2nd Squad Beverley Athletic Club’s BAC In Black (Last year’s villanous team led by Drago) Is Registered.
Update 3: 12 Teams confirmed.
BAC in Black Beverly Athletic Club
Ass With Class The Farm
Red, White and Blueballs Maestranzi Bros
GMG Team Good Morning Gloucester
Canadian Bacon Passports
Blinded By The White Ed Collard’s House Doctors
Muffy White Team 1
Muffy White Team 2
Power Snatch Cross Fit Cape Ann
Pistol Whip Cross Fit Cape Ann
Mamie’s Muffintops Mamie’s Kitchen
Only 8 Slots Open
Jungle Silkscreening In.
7 Slots Open
It’s On Baby!!! 2013 Third Annual GMG/ Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament At Camp Spindrift
We’ve outgrown The Greatest Hosts In the History Of Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Our Facility At The Farm and anyone that attended last year knows how many people want to participate in this year’s event so I’m sending this out to you all and want to STRESS TO YOU
The First Teams THAT FILL OUT THEIR REGISTRATIONS AND SUBMIT THEIR DONATION FEES WILL BE THE TEAMS THAT GET TO PARTICIPATE.
EVEN THOUGH WE COULD PROBABLY FILL 40 ROSTERS WE WANT TO KEEP IT THE RIGHT AMOUNT AND INTIMATE SO WE’RE STAYING WITH 20
We are so excited to announce the new location for this year and our gratitude to Rick Doucette and Camp Spindrift for hosting this year’s Tourney which will be held on March 16th.
People generally think of Camp Spindrift as just a summer camp but it’s a perfect place for corporate events, weddings and so much more.
I attached a registration form. Fill it out and get either me the form and money or drop it off at the Farm.
Also The Fabulous Frankie Gwynne set up a Facebook event page where you can get your smack talk on-
We will also be putting up a poll on Good Morning Gloucester For The Back of The T Shirt Catch Phrase
So far we have
Shrinkage For A Cause
This Game Takes Balls
Cold Weather, Hot Competition
If you have a better slogan submit it today and I’ll add it to the poll.
Winning slogan will go on the t shirts which are generously donated by Jungle Screen Printing
Once again the beneficiary of our event will be Next Step. Next Step helps kids with cancer, HIV, and other serious illnesses. http://www.nextstepnet.org/
Last year we raise over $4000 for Next Step and they were very appreciative.
attached is the registration form.
Thanks To Noah, Ryan and Bradley from The Farm, My boy Frankie Gwynn, Rick Doucette and Jen Amero From Camp Spindrift and The Cape Ann YMCA and DJ Matty K.
Don’t forget your team’s theme, and theme song.
Here’s Craig Kimberley’s video from last year in case you want to share it with friends-
Bikini Dodge Ball 2012 – THE MOVIE From Craig Kimberley
So to recap-
First To Register and Pay Is In- No Exceptions
Registration Form is attached
Facebook page link- https://www.facebook.com/events/132939246871131/ share it get your smack talk on
Submit your 2013 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Theme and Entrance Music Song
We will be enforcing a strict speedo for men rule this year, if you show up wearing cut off jean shorts or shorts as opposed to a speedo, we will replace your team.
Frankie, did I miss anything?
SUBMIT YOUR ROSTERS ASAP SO YOU DON’T GET LEFT OUT
Community Art 1/24/13
Seven Swans a Swimming
I’m sure you know all about the family of 7 swans that spent most of the summer and fall at Front Beach in Rockport (see photo 1868, and our granddaughter Brooke confronting the “father swan” in 1888). Inspired by this, my wife, Judy Alpert’s fourth recent Bas relief wall mural is called Seven Swans a Swimming and is displayed in the picture window of her studio, Town and Sea, at 93 Main St. in Rockport (see photos attached). The puzzle pieces are stoneware (fired to 2300 deg F) with glazes mostly custom mixed by the artist. Thought your audience might be interested.
R.L. Alpert, ScD, FSFPE
Editor in Chief, Journal of Fire Protection Engineering
GHS vs Rockport Hockey Photos From Marlee Melvin
I just put in five hockey photos from the fan section tonight at the rockport vs. Gloucester game. Gloucester won 7-3 and those pictures at the end are the tunnel fans made that went from the ice all the way to the locker room for the boys, celebrating the victory. Great game for GHS!
Community Stuff 1/24/13
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner
Saturday, January 26 at 6:00 pm
Come celebrate the New Year at Cruiseport Gloucester, 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester. It is a night out with entertainment, great food and drink while also getting a chance to reconnect with some of your favorite friends at the premier social event of the year on Cape Ann ($85 per person). All guests will be served a dinner of theirr choice (Herb Crusted Chicken or Grilled North Atlantic Salmon) and enjoy dancing and entertainment from two great bands: Henri Smith and The Runaround.
Incoming Board of Directors President, Ed Collard, will be inducted as we say thank you to 2012 President, Mark Grenier! Please call 978-283-1601 for ticket information. Hope to see you there!
Erica Funkhouser reads at the Gloucester Writers Center
When: At 7:30 PM on Wednesday, January 30th (1/30/12)
What: Erica Funkhouser reads from a group of poems she is writing in response to The Dream Songs by John Berrymen.
Who: Erica Funkhouser has published five books of poems, most recently Earthly (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008). She teaches the advanced poetry writing workshop at MIT and lives in Essex, MA.
The Gloucester Writers Center is located in the late poet Vincent Ferrini’s historic home, at the Gloucester Writers Center at 126 East Main Street, East Gloucester, MA. The Center was founded to celebrate, preserve, and promote Gloucester’s rich literary legacy and to create space in the community for the voices of people of all ages and backgrounds to be heard through writing, dialogue, and the artistic process. Find out more about the Gloucester Writers Center at gloucesterwriters.org