Happy 1200th Post!
I’m going to break this down to one a day. It is in reference to the Massachusetts Municipal Association has awarded the Gloucester HarborWalk with the Kenneth E. Pickard Municipal Innovation Award in which Gloucester competed against 351 other communities and won.
Catherine Ryan writes-
Here are some of the story moment markers as they appear on ghwalk.org on line that the Massachusetts Municipal Association mentioned in their release for the HarborWalk award.
T.S. Eliot, Virginia Lee Burton, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Greasy Pole St. Peter’s Fiesta
There’s content generously provided from many sources including Good Morning Gloucester contributors (Joey, Fred, EJ, David, Fr. Matthew Green…)!
Homer Story HarborWalk Moment #29
(2 GMG videos)
The queen of breakup songs nails it with this inspiring, honest, uplifting love song that celebrates a true, working relationship. My Heart is only one of 10 excellent songs on Chelsea’s stellar new album Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (get it here), officially released last night at a packed, upbeat party at Shea’s Riverside in Essex. Aren’t you glad you have tickets to see her at Shalin Liu this weekend? (More Chelsea Berry Videos here.)
Now get out there tonight and enjoy all the great live music before the storm hits. See the complete live music schedule here.
The Bluesland Security Dept. is proud to present my favorite of all black and blue units, the “3 Stooges” to the fragrant meadow of our stage this coming Thursday. Led by Ricky “King” Russell on gootar and vogelsang,and chased down by the likes of that cutie-pie saxist and storyteller, Mr. Mario Perrett and eminent musical frontman and drummbler, Dr. Edd “Duodenum” Scheer. We have 4 singers, 20 fingers,and a lifetime of groovy tunes to dig into. Everytime these kats come, it takes me days to stop laughing.
Come see us approximate human behavior and watch the fur fly!
And, don’t forget about the free shows at the Rose Baker Senior Center the first 3 Mondays of every month. The Good Old Salty Jazz Band holds sway from 1 to 3 pm, god willing, playing all your favorite songs from the years 1900 till now.Don’t wait for my memorial service, do it now, while I still remember who you are!
Ricky “King”Russell Mario Perrett Ed Scheer
Do you have yours yet? I got mine. Chelsea Berry’s Cd party was a big success last night at Shea’s Restaurant and Bar. It was packed and when I arrived the band was singing. It appeared that everyone was having a great time. Chelsea was as friendly as ever and shared her love all around.
So far I’ve listened to the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea twice. It’s very well done. I tend to lean more toward the rocker side of music but “Hard Times” gets me good, slow, serious and about a sad abusive relationship. “My Heart” is a catchy tune, fun and makes you want to get up and dance. “Dangerous High” is a nice piece of communication and a rock out song. “Devil and The Deep Blue Sea” tells yet another story about Chelsea’s feelings with her brother being away in the service. The rest you have to hear for yourself, seriously.
Chelsea and her band did a fantastic job. I highly recommend the CD it’s a hit!
One more thing. There were people sporting their new Chelsea Berry tee shirts, They were black with Chelsea’s name and an outline of guitar in turquoise. Very nice!
Chelsea and Michael ended the evening with “Blues House” A Chelsea Berry original.
Don’t forget Saturdays show at the Shalin Liu is sold out and there are still some tickets available for Friday night.
Check out Chelsea’s website here > http://chelseaberry.com/news/2013/01/04/rising-star-chelsea-berry/
This is Freya, resting on my mother’s lap and pretending to be a sphinx (with my father in the background).
This is Freya’s brother Frey, tying himself up into a cat knot.
The internet is all about cats, right?
From CBS Boston this morning-
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a new cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday.
The results were announced after the shoe, wheelbarrow and iron were neck and neck in the final hours of voting that sparked passionate efforts by fans to save their favorite tokens and businesses eager to capitalize on publicity surrounding pieces that represent their products.
The vote on Facebook closed just before midnight on Tuesday, marking the first time that fans have had a say on which of the eight tokens to add and which one to toss. The pieces identify the players and have changed quite a lot since Parker Brothers bought the game from its original designer in 1935.
Rhode Island-based Hasbro announced the new piece Wednesday morning.
Let me state for the record that this is a horrible idea on many levels. First off just think about how poor Scottie the Dog token feels about this development. Alone at the top of the heap and now this johnny come lately kitty cat just saunters on up and weasels their way on the board.
Then there’s the whole classic angle of the game. Monopoly is a classic, no doubt about it. I feel strongly you should never tinker with the classics.
Only a crazy single woman harboring tons of cats in her apartment would think this is a good idea. Oh and along that vein and pardon my little tangent that I’m about to take here but I think that you’ll agree it’s a tangent worth taking-
Warning to all single men out there-
If you’re out in the evening and get invited back to a woman’s apartment for a “nightcap” and once you get inside the apartment, anticipating to get all up in her business- no matter how hot she may be, no matter how intelligent she may seem or how much you two seem to have in common-
If she’s harboring 3 or more cats- RUN! Don’t look back. Just run!!!! In my experience from back in my bachelor days every one of these multiple cat hoarding single broads are batshit crazy (and I don’t mean batshit crazy in the I wanna tie you up and play sex games kinda kinky way) I mean batshit crazy in the emotionally unstable kinda way.
So bringing this post back on topic I’m assuming that the majority of people who voted for the cat token to replace the classic iron token are batshit crazy emotionally unstable single cat hoarders.
And is that who you really want making decisions about who decides the fate of your classic board game tokens?
I think not.
Very Clean and informative. If you haven’t seen it in a while, it’s worth a look-
FEBRUARY — A Love Affair with Gloucester Harbor
The return of our popular winter programs begins with the theme: ” A Love Affair with Gloucester Harbor and Cape Ann”. The first three events are:
February 7th: “Sea Monsters of Gloucester Harbor and Cape Ann: A Diver Tells All”, presented by Phil Colarusso, Ph.D.
Through pictures, video and narrative, Phil describes what is going on beneath the surface.
February 14th: “A Valentine’s Day Party for Stubby the Cat”
A Special Fun Event from 5:00-6:00 for Stubby and anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting this independent Harbor Loop cat. Stay tuned for more details.
February 21st: “The Marine Invasion Will Not Be Televised! Changes in the Harbor”, presented by Judith Pederson, Ph.D. MIT Sea Grant
Judy will share results from the 2012 Rapid Assessment Survey of Gloucester Harbor for Marine Invasives and Native Species.
All programs are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and we recommend early arrival.
When & Where
Thursdays, 7:00 PM, unless otherwise noted
23 Harbor Loop
Winter Programming Every Thursday Evening at Maritime Gloucester
Please join us on Thursday February 7th for a presentation entitled “Sea Monsters of Gloucester Harbor and Cape Ann: A Diver’s Perspective” with Phil Colarusso, Ph.D. Through pictures, video and narrative, Phil describes what is going on beneath the surface. Phil combines a great knowledge of marine species, extensive experience diving in the waters of Cape Ann and a love of underwater photography in a fun presentation tailored to all ages. The event is free to the public. All programs are held at the Gorton’s Seafoods Gallery at Maritime Gloucester at 23 Harbor Loop. The program begins at 7:00 pm. For more detail about Maritime Gloucester’s winter programming go to http://maritimegloucester.org/visit/events.php .