Did you miss Chelsea Berry on Aurelia Nelson’s Curtain UP? No worries, you can now listen on line

chelsea live toy driveThat’s right folks.  The good people at Northshore 104.9 make their podcasts available for download, so all you sleepyheads who didn’t get up on Sunday can listen at your leisure. Just click here.

Notice how the show starts with one song on Chelsea’s new CD and ends with another one. Rock on Chelsea!

Did you get your tickets for Chelsea Berry’s concert on Feb 8th yet?  Good seats are still left, but you know this will sell out just like the one on Feb 9, so don’t procrastinate.  Click here and get those tickets now.

5 Questions With @Joey_C’s Favorite Twitter Peeps- @KidNS

5 Questions With Bill O’Connor @KidNS


What are your duties at your job and do you use twitter as a tool for your job?

Owner, publisher, graphic designer, technologist, photographer, and more!  Twitter is an integral part of how we deliver information. We do not really use it socially, i.e. messaging back and forth. It’s more about spreading the word for us. We keep a steady flow of tweets going throughout the week.

Why do you think you are follow worthy on Twitter?

· Our tweets are mostly readable and understandable.

· Our tweets deliver a valid piece of information that our readers can actually use.

· 95% of our tweets are not cluttered with chatter, and don’t add to it.

What types of tweets or twitter user drive you up a wall?

Tweeting is a hard skill for some people to learn, and a lot of people are trying to learn it, so the Twitterverse is full of chatter and tweets that really don’t mean or say anything at all. The reason you only have 140 characters is because it forces you to think it through before you make your point. Imagine that, you have to think before you type! Why would somebody tweet, ‘LOL’ or ‘ROFLMAO’? Does that even qualify as a tweet? It’s been done ad nauseum, contributes nothing to the conversation, and literally says nothing…  I suppose it’s a necessary evil for people who need to learn the platform, though.

Who are some of your favorite twitter users?

There are many, but here’s a few I can name off the top of my head:

· @Joey_C (of course!)

· @thetrustees

· @massaudubon

· @essexheritage

· @PBSkids

· @museumofscience

· @coastalbyway

· @DscvrGlstr


· @NatGeoKids


Do you have a website you would like to promote?

Sure! North Shore Kid focuses on events, activities and places in and around the North Shore that nurture kids’ desire to learn by doing and create memorable family experiences.

Cape Ann MarketWATCH 1/24/13 From Kenny MacCarthy

Interested in Gloucester/Rockport real estate? Watch Kenny MacCarthy’s video commentary, complete with photos, stats and analysis. This week, Kenny tours 8 local properties and has some pricing analysis.

Call Kenny if you have any Cape Ann Real Estate needs- (978) 758-0983

Some of Craig Kimberley’s Favorite Things: MoneyMaker Multi-Camera Harness (Chestnut, Regular)

Craig writes-

For that smoove ass bidniz man who likes him some cameras. "What are those?" "Fine Italian letha suspendaz you rockin?" Nope, just my monogrammed camera holsters bitch. Step off so I can floss deez thangs.

Fish on Fridays

The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.

Shrimp season started today (Wednesday 1/23). Kathy stopped by and talked with Paul Movalli (VP Purchasing) at Intershell about the schedule. He says it’s too cold and windy to go out the next few days, the shrimp will freeze!. So by next week we should have some shrimp pictures for this blog. The season will last only a few weeks, because quotas are down.

In the meantime, here’s a picture Kathy shot on their dock. Paul writes, “The big dude is Frank Davillas an X state trooper who is now our Dock Master. The other is long time fisherman and now lobsterman Al Mineo. His boat is the Web. He’s one of the nicest guys your ever going to meet other than myself and Joey C”.


If you think it’s cold here, ask Kathy what it’s like to be out ice fishing in -24 degree wind chill and 50 mph winds across a frozen lake. A few days ago she shot these pictures in Minnesota. The ridiculously slick surface (crampons didn’t make much of a difference) and the high winds pinned her against the Jeep transportation in order to take a few snaps, camera freezing every few shots.

But Kathy says when they get the propane heaters going, it gets quite comfortable inside. Her family members suggest hot chocolate w/peppermint schnapps, a radio and a deck of cards while waiting for bites. They catch Walleye, Northern, Croppies, Sunfish and Perch. Ice thickness ranged from fourteen to twenty inches.






 Photos © Kathy Chapman 2013


Steve Caraway Fiesta Pub and Grill (formerly Catch 22) tonight @ 9:30pm


Photo by Louise

Steve Caraway
Hey, NEWSFLASH! I`ll be playing from 9:30 to close tonight at the Fiesta Pub and Grill (formerly Catch 22). Come down and meet the new Owner, Vinnie Orlando, while I play all the hits and your requests. P.S. look for me back at The Fiesta from 3-5pm on Super Bowl Sunday for the pre-game party, as well.

Exressive Painting – Conversation with the Artists

Rocky Neck Cultural Center Event
Expressive Painting 2013: December 31 – January 27, 2013
Notice Change of date and time for Conversation with the Artists,

rescheduled for Saturday, January 26th 1-3pm

Join us and bring your thoughts about art.

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Grace on Water, by Laurel Hughes. Oil on canvas, 84″x78″. 2008. Photo credit: Michael Lafferty

Expressive Painting 2013, a group show of Rocky Neck Art Colony members and non-members, curated by Ruth Mordecai. Featuring the work of: Yhanna Coffin, Mary Cole, Susan Erony, Laurel Hughes, Deborah Lloyd Kaufman, Ruth Mordecai, and Tom Nihan.

Mamie’s Kitchen Dodgefathers Are Gunning For Muffy White’s Speedo Cops and Things are Already Heating Up For 2013 Dodgeball

Alicia Cox AKA The DodgeMother Has A Message For Muffy White and Her “Speedo Cops” The Long @#%$ of The Law Squad-

Eat it Muffy! The Twins Are In


Hey Muffy
Leave the dodgeball, take the cannoli!
We’re comin for ya!
The Dodgefathers!

2013 GMG/Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tourney at Spindrift Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/events/132939246871131/

New at the Sawyer Free Library

Beginning Tuesday, February 5th, the Sawyer Free Library will be hosting a weekly Scrabble Club.  The group will meet every Tuesday from 6:30-8:00pm upstairs near the Reference Department.  All levels and all skills are welcome, and we’ll provide the boards.  Please be 18+.  Any questions?  Please contact Freyja Sanger, Assistant Director, at 978-281-9763 ext. 12 or sanger@sawyerfreelibrary.org.  We look forward to seeing you at the library!
Images Courtesy Google Image search

Check out this great article about Kingsley Flood with Gloucester’s own George Hall.

Kingsley Flood Heat Up With “The Fire Inside”

By  January 25th, 2013 at 11:28 am

Boston rockers Kingsley Flood have been dubbed “a Rolling Thunder Revue with a punk rock sneer” by their local music press. The six-piece band, who in 2012 were named Americana Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards, will release their second album, Battles, produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Langhorne Slim, David Wax Museum), on February 5.

On the sonically heady, Elvis Costello-esque Battlestrack “The Fire Inside,” the Flood examine a relationship that’s slowly falling apart.

“I tend to write from the point of view of people with pretty questionable character — too proud, stubborn, arrogant — and because I’m the one singing, I’m waiting for the day when someone comes up after a show and calls me a jerk,” songwriter/vocalist Naseem Khuri explain. “The guy in this song belittles his girlfriend to control his relationship, and of course he has no clue why it goes south. The extended solos and guitar freakout in the middle of the song were a result of a negotiation with our producer Sam, who conceded ‘you guys are allowed only one ’70s jam on this album and that’s it.’”

A note from Kingsley Flood,

Very excited to kick off this weekend with a song premiere in American Songwriter Magazine. The song – ‘the fire inside’ – is a bit less all-out rowdy than the other tunes we’ve shared lately, rather it’s “sonically heady, Elvis Costello-esque.” And still, we couldn’t resist a total guitar freakout in the middle. We hope you enjoy. with Naseem KhuriBarrett Chris,Nick BalkinTravis RichterGeorge Hall and Jenée E. Morgan.

Click here to listen to  > “The Fire Inside” 

p.s. Kingsley Flood will be at The Rhumb Line in Gloucester, MA on February 2nd.  A must see!

Full Circle Performs For The Meghan’s 2013 Boston Marathon Fundraising Event For Team Hoyt

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Come on folks…this is such a worthwhile event and you can attend and enjoy a fun filled night of music and dancing, raffles, silent auction, food and just a fantastic time for a very, very good cause, all for the price of around a half a tank of gas. $20 for a great night out with friends and family. It don’t get much cheaper than that! You’ll have a ball! We promise! Please show your support by attending… All you have to do after that is have fun! Not that you’ll have much choice, lol! Come ahead!


Come enjoy food, drinks, music, dancing, and a good time, while helping to raise money for a great cause!

On Saturday January 26th, 7:00pm until 12:00am.

I will be hosting a fundraiser at the Gloucester House Restaurant to raise money for the Hoyt Foundation. We will be teaming up with the local band Full Circle, who will be providing some tunes for the evening.

Tickets can be purchased for $20 prior to the event or $25 at the door. Tickets will include admission, appetizers, and entertainment. We will also have a cash bar. There will be raffles, silent auctions and a 50/50 raffle throughout the evening.

Tickets can be purchased from Meghan, Amy, Mark or Caitlin Cole, and Josh Patton with cash or checks payable to The Hoyt Foundation. Tickets can also be purchased online by making a $20 donation on my fundraising pagehttp://www.crowdrise.com/teamhoyt2013/fundraiser/meghancole1. Once the donation has been made, please let one of the Cole’s or Josh know that you purchased online.

For those who do not know, I am excited to say that I have been chosen to join a team of 30 carefully selected athletes from Canada and across the United States to form the 2013 Team Hoyt Boston Marathon Team. On Monday, April 15th, 2013, Dick and Rick Hoyt will be running their 31st Boston Marathon with Team Hoyt. The team will be running to raise money for the Hoyt Foundation, a charity whose purpose is to help integrate handicapped people into everyday activities so they may live fruitful and productive lives.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I look forward to seeing you on the 26th!

Meghan Cole




Not since Al (I invented the internet) Gore tried to steal the 2000 election has there been such a voting Scandal. I received a call from the Poll Daddy poll watching Lawyers Today. I was informed that there was significant voting irregularity in the “Dump or not Not Dump Paulie Walnuts” Poll. Some Wise ass hacked into my poll and voted multiple times. The Lawyers did not say what question that person voted for multiple times. Therefore Poll Daddy has disqualified this Vote.  Maybe in a few months I will run this poll again but until then your stuck with me.  Thanks to all who voted legally for or against me.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Fred Bodin Submits-


Gloucester Harbor, circa 1900

This 5×7 inch glass negative was part of a panorama, that swept to the right to include Downtown and the Fort. At the time, horse–drawn wagons would transport fishermen to the ships and fish back to market. In my 33 years here, I saw the harbor frozen once. Being a foolish young man, I walked from the Old Yacht Club on Rocky Neck about 1/4 of the way out to Ten Pound Island. I turned around and creeped back. Lesson learned.

Fredrik D. Bodin

Bodin Historic Photo 82 Main Street Gloucester, MA 01930