Congratulations to Gloucester’s Peter and Vickie Van Ness for a sold out Johnny Winter concert last night at the Larcom Theatre!
Well the first batch of 100 sold out in three days so I reordered 50 and am keeping 10 for myself. I’m not going to take any more orders but I have a few (6 or so) that I’ll keep for folks if they want to pick them up here at the dock- first come first served.
TO CLARIFY ALL OF THE DVD’s are THE SAME none of them in the first or second batch have Saturday Greasy Pole or The Why I Love Gloucester Interviews. If I order another batch the new batch won’t have those chapters in the either.
If enough people write in on the comments on this post that they wanted to buy some I’ll consider putting in an order for another 50.
I want to thank all the folks that ordered them and despite my mess up of sending in the wrong master copy to the duplicator and the DVD missing those two chapters (out of 21) we actually sold a record number yesterday and after contacting some folks about the mess up we didn’t have a single person cancel their order.
I still believe that this DVD is unlike anything ever produced that captures so much of the essence of Gloucester despite it missing the Saturday Greasy Pole (it still has the Friday 2011 Greasy Pole).
Here is a preview of the opening chapter featuring background music from Dan King put to a slide show of my favorite Gloucester at Dawn Photos in widescreen format-
I’m taking the order form down as well so if you didn’t order one you can let me know that you intended to and I may place another order if there is enough interest on Monday.
Here’s the details from yesterday:
The DVD is still awesome but thought I should let people know about it. If the reason you bought one was because out of the 21 Chapters those two were critical to your decision to purchase one I will issue you a refund before I ship them.
They look great and I’m thrilled with the results of how they play and Beth Swan’s cover arrangement, I just must have slipped one of the test DVD’s into the envelope when it went to the duplication company. It still has the Friday Greasy Pole, the mutant lobsters, the Novenas, The Gloucester at Dawn Video with Dan King’s music to it, The Good Harbor Zen videos, Down in The Fish Hold of The Captain Domenic, and more.
Just thought I’d let y’all know before I ship them though in case that was why you bought one.
I’ll be writing a check out for $132 for the Greasy Pole rebuilding fund. We ordered 150 total DVD’s, I’m keeping 10 for myself and 8 DVD’s were given as extras when people ordered 5 and got one free and one person who ordered 10 and got two free and I assume the 6 extra DVD’s that are unsold will sell so I added them into the total as if they were sold and paid for.
Well it only took 3 days but we sold out of them- all 100 DVDs. I’ll be writing out a check to the Saint Peter’s Fiesta for Rebuilding the Greasy Pole.
I called the company who manufactured the DVD’s and they tell me they can get me another 50 by the end of the week so I went ahead and ordered another 50 of which 10 or so I’ll be keeping for gifts for myself. Thanks a bunch to those of you who bought one not only because I happen to think they are great gifts, but because it is nice to show your support for the labor of love that is GMG. Don’t forget about EJ’s and Sharon’s Calendars, they make nice gifts as well. You can see them here and here
So if you didn’t order one over these past few days then you have another shot at ordering them for holiday presents.
If any local folks that have already paid want to pick up their DVDs they can swing down the dock this morning and get theirs early: 95 East Main Street,Gloucester MA. Just email me email@example.com to let me know.
Same deal as last time for the 40 we have left to sell and will be coming in at the end of the week-
I ordered 100 DVDs and am so very pleased with the way they came out. To say with the investment in time and passion that I haven’t been on pins and needles to see the finished results from the DVD company I’d be lying but I couldn’t be happier or prouder. So much thanks goes out to Beth Swan for the uber-professional design work , Dan King for the background music for the Gloucester at Dawn Chapter, Adam Bolansky and Sam Hartson’s footage on the Saturday Greasy Pole video.
I’ll be donating 5% of the sales to The Greasy Pole Rebuilding Fund. Thanks to everyone who has ordered some. I really think they are going to make perfect perfect no-brainer holiday gifts for people that love Gloucester. With 21 chapters of Gloucester Love there’s something in there for everyone.
Watch the video to see The Bean unveil the shipment of DVD’s and us test out the first one out of the box!
Here it is, the order form click to get on the list-
Here is a low res version Beth Swan designed DVD jacket. Pretty snazzy don’t you think?
and here is the artwork for the DVD-
The magenta colors won’t be there, it’s only there for the art department when they press them.
I can’t help but think that this will be an easy peasy Christmas gift decision for people who love Gloucester and what we do here on GMG.
The goal was to make a DVD which you could show people and blow them away with stuff that they have never seen before. Especially cool are the mutant lobster and marine life videos on the larger screen.
As a Christmas or Hanukah present it’s a no-brainer. Small size, easy wrapping, totally unique, totally Gloucester, easy shipping, perfect price point- $20.
This will be the perfect gift to have a couple wrapped and in the front hall closet for when those people stop buy with a present for you but you didn’t think to get them one- you have a couple Good Morning Gloucester DVDs all wrapped up in the closet and ready to go!
No brainer, right?
They will cost $20 for 1 Buy 5 and get 1 free, buy 10 and get two free.
Huge thanks to Dan King for the background music for the DVD menu and The Joey C’s Gloucester at Dawn Slideshow, Adam Bolonsky and Sam Hartson’s Greasy Pole Footage and Beth Swan for Designing The DVD Artwork.
I’ll be donating 5% of the proceeds from the sale of this DVD to The Saint Peter’s Fiesta to rebuild the Greasy Pole.
21 Chapters in all-
Here’s a screenshot of the DVD menu-
What do you think?