George Bernard Shaw Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

“The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact than a drunken man is happier than a sober one.”

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Born in Ireland, Shaw was the author of more than 60 plays, including “Pygmalion” on which “My Fair Lady” was based. Shaw also wrote literary and political criticism, novels, short stories and essays, many featuring his thoughtfully humorous outlook on life. An ardent and life-long Fabian socialist, he was a founder of the London School of Economics, as well as an early vegetarian, anti-vivisectionist, and a supporter of eugenics. He is the only person to have won both a Nobel Prize and an Oscar. It was Shaw who observed that “England and America are two countries separated by a common language.”

Waiting for the Ice to Melt on Niles Pond

GMG FOB Sue Ann Pearson from Kettle Cove Studios in Magnolia submits her lovely painting, along with a sweet note to Joey ~

A big thank you to Kim Smith for all of her lovely nature photos. Here is a painting I did of one of her inspiring photos. I call it “Waiting for the Ice to Melt on Niles Pond.”

Waiting for the Ice to Melt on Niles Pond

I am very touched Sue. Thank you for sharing!




Want to save money on concert tickets?

gimmeLivesqOf course you do.  Last week you saved $10 on tickets to The Toasters Concert Cruise because you were part of the gimmeLIVE pre-sale, right?

Well, just in case you missed that, here’s a BIG HINT: We’ll be announcing another pre-sale to our Concert Club members tomorrow that will save you money.  Click here to join and you’ll get the email.  Just make sure vickie at gimmesound dot com and gimmeLIVE get through your spam filter.


A Call to Artists. From deb Clarke;


From deb Clarke;

Hi Paul! so pleased to see that you are doing your ahht!

I tend to not work on an easel, but I have a lot of work in progress.

left to right: small mixed media idea panel based on The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.

A drawing of a face that I remember, a ‘downtown’ woman that I have not seen on the streets for a few years.

A beginning of a verre eglomise of the tug that was next to the Rockland barge that is working around the harbor.

My messy work space with two verre eglomise in progress. The gold one is of keys, I may change it to a figure panel.

Small mixed media ghost of Versaille.

Another face I remember from working at Bananas.

I haven’t been keeping up with my debbieclarke.blogspot; but may resurrect it as I am now a full time artist.

If folk would like to follow my doings, I keep my facebook up-to-date…err…sometimes minute at http// where my public posts can be followed.




Parmesan Crisps




Family friend Toby Pett knows just how to get to my heart.  A few weeks ago he stopped by with a huge wedge of Parmesan Cheese and a delicious bottle of wine.  The bottle was gone that night, but a portion of the Parmesan still remains!  Over the weekend I served a small batch of Parmesan Crisps using Toby’s gift of cheese to guest, and they were a huge hit!   Parmesan Crisps are delicious accompaniment to any soup salad or antipasto display, and easy enough to whip up a batch for unexpected guest, while the wine is being poured.  

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Parmesan Crisps


1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon fresh oregano; finely chopped (optional)


1  combine 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese together

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2 fix 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese mixture into 2 inch biscuit cutter, one inch apart on parchment paper lined cookie sheet


2 combine remaining 1/2 cup shredded and grated Parmesan cheese together; add chopped fresh oregano; mix well; follow step two


3 bake in 350° preheated oven seven minutes; remove from oven; cool five minutes; before serving


Question: How many of you have the stitcher app in your car?

The GloucesterCast Podcast is coming to Stitcher for those of you who have it in your car, you’ll be able to listen to it through your car radio.

I listen to the podcast through the auxillary port and a 3.5 mm jack from my headphone jack on my cell phone because I don’t have a radio system in my car with stitcher. You can get a 3.5 mm connector for something like $6 at radio shack. Good for long rides in the car. Yo can also use it to listen to Pandora and any other audio through your cell phone.