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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.”

Andrew Clark Joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party This Thursday @ The Rhumb Line 8:30-11:30 9.25.2014

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We’re calling in a hazmat crew this week to clean up the mess that’s gonna be created out of the arrival of that famous Tootin’ Torquemada of the Tenor: Mr. Andrew Clark. This guy really knows how to do it. He sings, he chortles, he squeaks out the most amazing renditions of vintage R&B with his own battery of weapons of mass deconstruction. You’ll see. This coming on the heels of the most amazing night last week when the Three Stooges of the Blues poked my eyes out . What a night!

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AC will be yanking in the amazing Mr. Mike DiBari to play gootar and perhaps sing a few, too. My personal favorite woodchopper, Mr. Forrest Padgett, will be flailing away on the skins. And I, Salmon DaveSag, will be helping out as much as I can. So, don’t be a cube, rube, go ape! Seeya there!

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line~ Special Guest this week is Chick Marston 8:00pm – 11:00pm 9.24.2014

 

logo rlThis Wednesday’s Choice:
8oz Open Sirloin Sandwich w/Fries, or…
Jambalaya w/Rice & Garlic Bread $8.95!

Wednesday, September 24th
Special Guest: CHICK MARSTON!

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1968: Howard Marston, Jr. (a.k.a. “Chicklet”) seated with his parents in
resistance to the SSS and the U.S. involvement in Viet Nam.
When I first met Chick Marston, I was a young teenager.
My friends had told me I had to “see this guy play guitar”.
A gang of us rode in Jon Pope’s van to his house in Rockport.
Pope wanted to sell him a gorgeous metal-flake blue Fender
Stratocaster. Only thing was, Chick had never touched an
electric guitar in his entire life! I watched while he fumbled
all over the thing and wondered what all the hoopla was about.
But it wasn’t long after that I got to hear him play his nineteen
thirty-something Martin and simply sat in awe. And, soon after
that, he was making national news, courageously refusing
induction into the Army and its gross, immoral war – his beloved
and highly intelligent father and mother by his side all the way.
He was my hero. Our hero. I wonder how many local residents
know about this little chunk of American History. You want an
interesting read? Check the link below this paragraph. But
meanwhile, it is my honor to have “Chicklet” Marston as musical
guest at the Rhumb Line this Wednesday night. We have a total
blast every single time we play together. I see no reason for that
to change now… not after all these years. ~ Fly
http://bostonlocaltv.org/blog/2014/01/howard-marston-and-the-draft-resistance-movement/

Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Homemade Meatloaf Dinner
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
8oz Open Sirloin Sandwich w/Fries, or…
Jambalaya w/Rice & Garlic Bread $8.95!

Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
10/01: Orville Giddings

10/08: Charlee Bianchini

10/15: Ron Schrank

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

The 5th Annual Lanesville Music Festival ~ Sunday, Sept 21st 1-7pm

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Here’s the line-up for next Sunday, Sept 21st 1-7pm at the 5th Annual Music Festival:

1:00-1:30pm – Lisa Marie Blues Duo
1:45-2:15pm – Marblehead School of Music Ensemble
2:30-3:00pm – Tom Eaton & Patrick Conlon Duo
3:15-3:45pm – Orville Giddings
4:00-4:30pm – Quentin Callewaert & Ken Steiner
4:45-5:45pm – The Treehouse Charlatans
6:00-6:50pm – Alek Razdan & the A Train Orchestra

Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line to Host Ricky “King” Russell along with Ed Scheer and Mario Perrett…Put on your dancing shoes! 8:30pm-11:30pm

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We’re opening up the bomb bay this Thursday, to welcome back those spirited jokesters who may inflict moderate to severe Blooz damage to your soul. I’m talking about that fabulous glottal gurgler (and drummambulator) Mr. Edd Scheer. He’s draggin’ in his musical buddies, Mr. Ricky “King” Russell , on Qatar and vogelsang, and the modishly-styled cutie-pie of tenor sax,Mr. Mario Perrett. Everybody sings,sometimes together and in tune, and everybody gets a turn to embarrass himself and/or make bad jokes. Something to see. Czech it out.

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http://www.rickykingrussell.com/

And then, on Saturday, why not grab some extra chewing gum, lube up with Hai Karate® and join “Madhouse” for some fun and alcoholic madness at Captain Carlo’s. John Keegan© and his voracious ants are ready to crawl up your leg once again and make you dizzy on the dance floor. Come celebrate the end of summer(???)!
And don’t forget: for those of you in the prune juice and Cheez-Whiz® crowd, there’s always a great free show with the Good Old Salty Jazz Band this coming Monday at The Rose Baker Senior Center. From 1 to 3 these kats wail the greatest old toons in the world! It’s a national treasure! Shame on you for ignoring it!

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ Special Guest: John Rockwell 9.17.2014

 

 

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It’s comfort food night this week!
Homemade Meatloaf Dinner
w/mashed & mushroom gravy $9.95!

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Wednesday, September 17th
Special Guest:
JOHN ROCKWELL!

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It has been many months since I’ve been able to capture the
very busy and very popular John Rockwell as musical guest
on my weekly Rhumb Line show.  We’ll be making up for lost
time, no doubt.  Never fails to be an entertaining and hilarious
evening.  Welcome back, John! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Homemade Meatloaf Dinner
w/mashed & mushroom gravy $9.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
Orville Giddings
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Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly

 

 

The Big, BIG STRUM Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ The Gloucester House 63 Rogers Street Gloucester, MA Doors @7pm

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Purchase tickets ($20-advance, $25-at the door)
The Gloucester House – 978-283-1812
Gloucester Music – 978-281-4874

http://thegloucesterhouse.com/

Danielle Miraglia this Thursday night @ The Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30 to 11:30

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A special treat this week as we welcome Ms. Danielle Miraglia to our stage.  She’s a  real up and coming talent in the musical world and I’m so glad to have her.She’s everywhere these days, so catch her before you can’t afford it! Mr. Blob Enik, fanciful thought-provoking glitarist , has brought her to my attention and will be joining us. Also, Mr.Jim Gambino, ace pinky-wiggler, will be on keyboard dooties as well as that landscape-beheaded drummbler, Mr. Steevee Chaggaris. Of course, Salmon Dave Sag will be on base, with a full count. I wouldn’t miss it for the world!

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NEXT WEEK: Rikkky Russell, Edd Scheer and cutie-pie Mario Perrett.

 

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40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, Ma.

978-283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

 

 

LAST COUNTRY CRUISE OF THE SEASON , OTHER CRUISES WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE . NEVER FORGET THE 9/11 ATACKS & THOSE WHO LOST THIER LIVES

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Join us for a fabulous buffet dinner with carved prime rib, baked haddock and much more, plus a wonderful harbor cruise and music by our favorite DJ, Scottie Mac! 6:30-9:30pm. $49 adults/ $24 children.

 

Cruiseport Gloucester

Six Rowe Square

Gloucester, MA 01930

 978-865-3210

http://www.beauportprincess.com/

Dedicated to the Medical Professionals Who Saved my Life

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Yesterday I took my first short walk with no support other than my legs. Occupational therapist Shelly came over, I handed her my camera, and told her I was going to walk. Well, I did, after seven and a half months of grave illness and much therapy. I traveled 21 steps, and I call that a winner – Blackjack!

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This weeks guest are J.B. Amero & David Brown @ The Rhumb Line.

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Wednesday, September 10th
Special Guests: J B A M E R O & D A V I D B R O W N ! ! ! !

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The “incredible” meets the “unbeatable” in this week’s phenomenal Rhumb Line match-up! Please come and say hello
to Brother J.B. and Brother David Brown… the absolute cream of the crop here on Cape Ann. I mean, like, WOW!
~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Fresh Baked Haddock $12.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
John Rockwell

Orville Giddings

Renee Dupuis

Ron Schrank

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

VIP SELL OUT ALERT: John Sebastian VIP Tickets for Saturday (9/13) almost gone

Only a few VIP tickets left for John Sebastian at Gloucester’s UU Meetinghouse (GET VIP TICKETS HERE).  VIP gets you in the first 5 rows, plus exclusive early entry and a Celebrate Gloucester Commemorative VIP Laminate.

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As of now, there are plenty of standard seats left, but they’re going fast too, so you might not want to wait until the last minute.  Get tickets NOW so you can relax, vote in tomorrow’s primary and enjoy the rest of the week with one less worry on your mind.

Quick, Grab Your Camera and Scatter!

It’s Supermoon Monday. Another Supermoon is upon us. So grab your camera and run to your favorite moon viewing spot. I will either be at Cressy’s Beach or Hanging with my Bro’s at the State Fish Pier. If you go to the Pier bring a box of cheese Nips and you’ll make some good friends forever.  Good Harbor Beach is too busy and so is the Back Shore.

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