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DAVE SAG’S BLUES PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUEST: Brian David Templeton, William Loosigian & Dave Mattacks @ The Rhumb Line 8:30 to 11:30

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It’s He-Man Week™ as I drag in the limb-crunching behemoth of the blues: Mr. Brian Templeton. Last time he was here, severe shock and awe erupted on the dance floor and mere mortals (not you) quivered with trepidation at what might happen to their booty whilst under his spell. He’s a really big guy, physically and tonally. Makes me look like Barney Fife. He’s really a great frontman, singer and harpist,and a joy to work with. He’s bringing along Mr. Billy Loosigian, rocket-propelled guitarist and veteran of many an ear-exploding night on this same stage.He’ll be the one in the red cape. Range-finding co-ordinates supplied by the atomic clock, Mr. Dave Mattacks. I’ll be on base. hours: 8:30 till11:30, and, no, we’re not changing them anymore for the winter.

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brian-Templeton/453492818083082

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40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, Ma.

978-283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ This weeks guest is Rocky Kramm 8-11pm

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This Wednesday Only:
Fresh Baked Haddock $10.95!

Wednesday, October 22nd
Special Guest:
ROCKY KRAMM!

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ROCKY: A brilliant player, singer and arranger!  Also, quite
hilarious.  Let’s have fun with him this week! ~ Fly

Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Fresh Baked Haddock $10.95!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
Fozzie Hill

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Andy Pratt

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Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly

North Shore Health Project presents Friday, October 17, 8 PM VIP Reception: 6 PM ~ ANTJE DUVEKOT & MEG HUTCHINSON with Allen Estes, Brian Alex, Marina Evans & special guests

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The Health Project is pleased to announce that we are celebrating our 25th year as a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C on the North Shore with an impressive lineup of musicians! Join local singer/songwriters Allen Estes, Brian Alex, Marina Evans and a very special guest as they take the stage at the magical Shalin Liu-Center in Rockport for the first part of this incredible night of music! Then sit back, relax and enjoy the enchanting vocals of Antje Duvekot and Meg Hutchinson performing together for an unforgettable evening, all to support the Health Project and all it offers

More info here > http://www.rockportmusic.org/north-shore-health-project/

37 Main St
Rockport, Massachusetts 01966
Phone (978) 546-7391

link to purchase tickets for shows at Rockport Music

Dennis Brennan this Thursday night @ The Dave Sag’s Blues Party…The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 10.16.2014

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OK, kids, time to put your vibrating font of perpetual solipsism* away and pay attention to this: Dennis Brennan is coming to town.Yes, yes, when it comes to naked emotions it helps to have D around to befriend our eardrums and try to make a whole lotta sense with our paltry lives. Possibly the area’s most important raw mineral. And he’s breaking it up a little bit by using some other cats than we’re used to hearing.
Firstly, there’s Steve Sadler ,gourmand guitarist and everybody’s favorite studio cat. Knows Dennis’ every move from other gigs. And Forrest “Frosty” Padgett, who’s a big fave around here, on the eggbeaters. And me, too. I’m Dave Sag, and I approve this message.

 

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http://www.dennisbrennan.com/

Don’t forget next Monday afternoon: The Good Old Salty Jazz Band will be wheezing their hearts outs for you, the viewer, at The Rose Baker Senior Center. From 1 to 3, we’ll be playing all your favorite tin pan alley toons for the prune juice and joint replacement crowd. Join us for some great cane-tapping fun!

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Tonight, Ron Schrank joins Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line 8-11pm 10.15.2014

 

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This Wednesday Only:
Fresh Grilled Salmon $12.95!

Wednesday, October 15th
Special Guest:
RON SCHRANK!

 

 

 

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Easy listening and very cool.  Ron has a way of sneaking up
on us with brilliant simplicity.  Don’t miss it! ~ Fly

Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Fresh Grilled Salmon $12.95!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
Rocky Kramm
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Fozzie Hill
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Andy Pratt
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Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly

 

Encore Vibrations with Glostafarians @ Mile Marker 1 8:00pm 10.17.2014

 

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We’ve been asked to do one more before they take down the tent. Come Dance with us one more time before Mile Marker One closes the tent for the season. Positive Vibrations all around.
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Jeff Arcari, Brian King, Lori Perkins, Saeed Kobiakov, Heather Vallis Harhay, and Dan King

 

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Gloucester, Ma.

http://www.milemarkerone.com/

Auction! Saturday – October 11th 6pm (inspection 1-6pm) Cape Ann Auction – 6 Lexington ave Magnolia Village (Gloucester, MA)

 

Get ready for a wild & unusual auction! To be held outside under tents, rain or shine – so dress warm! Standing room only with no seating. 

~Cash & Credit Cards Only ~

NO BUYER’S PREMIUM 

Each item must be paid for with cash or a credit card swipe immediately after it’s sold. Bring boxes, packing, a truck and plenty of cash. 

BUT DON’T BRING FRIENDS

It’s a tight venue, if you’re not comfortable bidding against the person standing next to you, please sit this one out! 

On the auction block: Hundreds of lots including – antiques, art, jewelry, books, collectibles, furniture, glass & china, metalware, rugs, lamps, postcards, ephemera, and much more. 

If you sell on eBay, are a dealer of any kind, or are just looking for some great bargains, this is going to be a great sale to check out!

Walt Kolenda Auction License #2621/ No snack bar but we’re next door to Dunkin Donuts

Hundreds of items in the shop will be slated for the auction block. – Anything else in the shop can be placed in the auction by request.

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Charlee Bianchini Joins Fly Amero this Wednesday night 8-11pm 10.8.2014 @ The Rhumb Line

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This Wednesday Only:
Open Faced Hot Roasted Turkey Sandwich
w/mashed, gravy & cranberry sauce $8.95!

 

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Wednesday, October 8th
Special Guest: CHARLEE BIANCHINI!

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Among my all-time favorite music guests, Charlee Bianchini
brings her joyful spirit to the stage each and every time she
performs. Be there. She’s gonna make you feel good. I promise. ~ Fly :-) -
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Open Faced Hot Roasted Turkey Sandwich
w/mashed, gravy & cranberry sauce $8.95!

Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
10/15: Ron Schrank

10/22: Rocky Kramm

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there! :-) ~ Fly

This Thursday @ The Dave Sag’s Blues Party . Mike O’Connell, George McCann and Forrest Padgett 8:30-11:30pm 10.9.2014

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This week let’s welcome back the Kielbasa King of Woosta: Mr. Mike O’Connell. We’re gonna have some fun, Bwana,channelling the 3 Stooges and playing our arses off to please you, the viewer. Mike is bringing in the cavalry in the form of Mr.George McCann, Chuck’s brother, and the mainstay in James Montgomery’s band, to whoop it up on guitar. Mr. Forrest “Frosty” Padgett will be sweating profusely trying to get here on time to keep time, on the drums, that is. And I’ll be there, too!

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After the last time we played here, the walls needed repainting and the bathroom fixtures had to be replaced. We recommend you bring your Insurance cards, and a white flag, just in case. Mikey’s the real deal!

 

 

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40 Railroad Ave

Gloucester, Ma.

978-283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Mike O’Connell and Friends tonight @ MinglewoodAtLat…9pm 10.4.2014. You do not want to miss this one.

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Last Minute Gig for Minglewoodtavern Atlat had a cancellation for today Saturday,,, I dont have my regular boys, BUT did manage to get George McCann, Dean Cassell and Dennis Monagle,, GETTING THOSE 3 on short notice,, it is an Honor !! we start at 9…. HolyShinto!!

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George McCann will have his new solo Cd for sale tonight…nothing like taking it home with you.

I’ve seen this kind of lineup in the past and it was musically mind blowing. Definitely high concert material. I wouldn’t miss it for the world. You get to hear smokin hot originals, covers by the Allman Brothers, Neil Young, ZZ Top, Tom Petty, Grateful Dead, Blind Faith, Cream, JJ Cale, The Byrds, Clapton, The Band,  etc..

Plus it’s happening in our little town and it’s free!

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p.s. They serve food up to 10:00pm…yum!

Check out the link below.

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25 Rogers St
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Phone (978) 281-0223

http://minglewoodtavern.com/

 

Tim Gartland ~ This Thursday Night ~The Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line featuringfrom 8:30 to 11:30 . 10.2.2014

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We’re cooking with gas this week as we break divine wind with the fabulous Mr. Tim Gartland. Buttery vocalist and smooth harp stylist, Tim has just released a new CD which should be selling like hotcakes cuz it is so good! Buy a copy and see for yourself!

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We’ll be featuring the electrifying  guitar of Mr. Jon Ross to warm your soul as well as the the fine piano of Mr.Tom West, the most in demand guy in Boston. Been a long time since he’s been here and I’m really looking forward to it!  Skin pounding by our favorite plumbing magnate, Mr. Jeff Casper, the friendly drummer, and basest emotions by me complete the circuit. should be a great night!

 

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40 Railroad Ave
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Phone (978) 283-9732

Website http://www.therhumbline.com

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This week’s Special Guest: Orville Giddings 8pm 10.1.2014

This Wednesday Only:
Roast Sirloin “French Dip” w/choice
of Potato or Rice $10.95!fly cn

Wednesday, October 1st
Special Guest: ORVILLE GIDDINGS!

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Perhaps you’ve seen him performing with Allen Estes. Or, maybe
you caught the Orville Giddings Band either live or on YouTube.
Or… you could’ve been at home, flipping the remote and landing
on “Dog Day Afternoon” or “And Justice For All”. In any case, I’m
sure you’ve by now become an avid fan of Al Pacino, er… uh…
Orville Giddings! I tease him because of this online image (is it
just me?). Bottom line… great music, joyous spirit. Come share!
~ Fly
ps: I’ll have tickets on hand for the Big, BIG STRUM Gloucester
House show this coming Saturday. Please don’t hesitate to ask!
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Roast Sirloin “French Dip” w/choice
of Potato or Rice $10.95!

Upcoming…
10/08: Charlee Bianchini

10/15: Ron Schrank

10/22: Rocky Kramm
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there! :-) ~ Fly

The Big, BIG STRUM interviews on North Shore 104.9’s “CURTAIN UP” This Sunday (Sept. 28) – 9am

imageFly Amero and Jon Butcher, sit in with Aurelia Nelson on her
acclaimed morning show, “Curtain Up” this Sunday at 9am to
discuss the upcoming Big, BIG STRUM event scheduled for
Saturday, October 4 at the Gloucester House, 63 Rogers Street,
Gloucester, MA. Amero and Butcher will be joined by Cliff
Goodwin (of Joe Cocker Band fame) via telephone. The three
frontline guitarists cover much ground in a short time, touching
on various aspects of their careers and reflecting on each other’s
history together – a history that very much includes fellow “Big
Strummer”, David Brown. For those living beyond radio signal’s
reach, simply go to the 104.9 site, http://www.northshore1049.com/
and click on “LISTEN LIVE” in the upper right corner for live
online streaming.

The Big, BIG STRUM:
Fly Amero (Orleans) – gtr, voc
Cliff Goodwin (Joe Cocker) – gtr, voc
David Brown (Billy Joel, Simon & Garfunkel) – gtr, voc
Jon Butcher (Jon Butcher Axis) – gtr, voc
Mike Levesque (David Bowie) – drums
Wolf Ginandes (Al Kooper, Tracy Nelson) – bass

 

 

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Sigh.

I’m feeling a little down and out as the 2014 Red Sox season comes to an all-too-early-end this coming weekend.  I find myself reminiscing back to Opening Day and the giddiness that comes with new possibilities, green grass, crisp white uniforms, cold beer, Sweet Caroline, the boys of summer, and magical nights inside the hallowed grounds of the one and only Fenway Park.

Opening Days, especially those that involve a ring ceremony, always give me the chills.  I can’t get enough of the sound of the crowd, the vivid colors that blend together to paint a portrait like none other, and the goosebumps. I’ve been fortunate to breathe in the awesomeness of Opening Days from the field.  To look up and around….to pan the crowd…and see it in almost slow motion.   It may come as no surprise that I may possibly be the world’s biggest sap, but Opening Day gets to me in a way that I have trouble putting into words.  So, it isn’t supposed to end this way. The years with no post season play feel like a year without Christmas, July 4th, beach days, and grapefruit beer.  The horror.

For me, it isn’t just the baseball.  The post season is about the camaraderie that is palpable while ordering your morning coffee after a late night win, while coexisting with strangers during mundane errands prior to rushing home for the first pitch, or while cheering on the Sox at a local bar.  Never mind the 9 inning marriage of 37,400 fans cheering on the team inside the park!  It is impossible to not feel like all of Red Sox Nation are immediate best friends come late September and October….if, that is, we’ve made it.  Which, of course, we haven’t.

With no wild card run, American League Divisional Series, American League Championship Series….and, sigh, no World Series….I’m feeling like I’ve just arrived to a luxurious beach vacation and the weather forecast is calling for 7 straight days of torrential rain.  And that, my friends, may be an understatement.

Sure, we’ll fill these fall days with plenty of fun…but, something will be missing for sure.

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Lamp Post Drunk

LampostDrunk4814wmWe’ve all been amused by the lawn ornament of the well dressed gentleman who had a little too much fun. Today, the humorous image is used to illustrate “the streetlight effect” in statistics and philosophy, a type of observational bias where people only look for whatever they are searching by looking where it is easiest.
The story goes: A policeman sees a drunk man searching for something under a streetlight and asks what the drunk has lost. He says he lost his keys and they both look under the streetlight together. After a few minutes the policeman asks if he is sure he lost them here, and the drunk replies, no, that he lost them in the park. The policeman asks why he is searching here, and the drunk replies, “this is where the light is.”

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