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Stuck For A Gift Idea? How Bout A Fort Square Café T Shirt or My “This Is Gloucester” DVD- Available Today At Fort Square Cafe

Stop in, grab a smuffin, buy a t-shirt or  what I consider the all time easiest stocking stuffer or Yankee swap or grab gift- A Joey C produced “This Is Gloucester” DVD featuring bluie lobsters, greasy pole videos, seine boat videos, commercial fishing videos, ect.

21 Chapters in all-

  1. ReplyGloucester at Dawn Featuring Music By Dan King
  2. 2011 Friday Greasy Pole
  3. 2011 Jr Womens Seine Boat Champs Donna Del Mare
  4. 2011 Saturday Greasy Pole Featuring Footage From Adam Bolonsky & Sam Hartson
  5. Building The 2011 Greasy Pole Shrine
  6. Down The Fish Hold Of The Sanfilippos Captain Domenic
  7. Gloucester Zen 6/3/11 Good Harbor Beach at Dawn
  8. Why I Love Gloucester Interviews
  9. How Your Lobsters Were Harvested- Aboard The Trapper John
  10. Blue Lobster Landed In Gloucester By Lobster Boat The Connemara Bay
  11. Lobster Molting In Real Time At Captain Joe and Sons
  12. Monkey Balls or Sea Squirts -European Invader Ascidiella Aspersa
  13. One Inch Baby Lobsters Filmed and Released
  14. Rare Golden Sea Robin Landed Videotaped and Released
  15. Triple Pincer Claw Lobster
  16. The Back Shore 3/16/10
  17. Salting Herring At Cape Seafoods
  18. Gloucester Zen 6/3/11 Good Harbor Beach at Dawn
  19. Lobstermen Matt and Mark Ring Prepare A Trawl For The ’11 Season
  20. Fontana Family St Joseph Novena 2011
  21. Ferrante Family St Joseph’s Novena 2011

Screen Shot From The Menu-

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This Is Gloucester Joey C Black and White Series Ten Pound Island

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This would make a beautiful 16×20 canvas print.  If you would like to order any of my photos in 8×10 or 16×20 canvas I can have them made for you. Great for gifts for the person that loves Gloucester.  The canvas frame ones I think are best because they are substantial and you can avoid having to pay for expensive framing.  They come ready to hang.   Just write me at goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com

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“This Is Gloucester” DVD Review From A Biased FOB Linda Colman

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Linda writes-

Hi Joey!

Here’s my review of your “This Is Gloucester” DVD.  I’ve watched it twice.  First time was the day I received it in the mail.  Since I’m your target audience I decided to watch it a second time with one of my BFF’s, Judy, who’s never been to Gloucester and has never seen the blog.  Not being an FOB like myself, I figured she’d be able to provide the objective viewpoint that I lack since I’m a lover of Gloucester and a rah rah fan of GMG. I’m biased for sure.

Let me begin by saying that the DVD cover is really cool.  Beth Swan has a great eye for design and did a fantastic job.  Appealing right away.  Beginning the DVD with “Gloucester at Dawn” and the beautiful music was a great way to set the tone and my friend Judy said she didn’t know Gloucester was such a beautiful place.  BOOM!

I imagine that deciding what to include and what to leave out of the DVD from all the GMG material must have been the hardest part of making it. I don’t know how you managed to do it, but you wound up with a really well balanced presentation of the essence of Gloucester- the beauty of the place, the fishing industry, the history, festivals and the passionate people who call it home.  A really great mix.

The only trouble I had with the DVD, and believe me I realize that this is totally personal (although Judy had the same reaction), was the appearance of the “Rare Golden Sea Robin”.  I remember seeing it on the blog and it was bad enough looking at that thing on my laptop, but on my big TV screen?  Yikes!! I can see how it might be a big deal to land one of these horrifying creatures but it’s a TERRIBLE thing to look at.  Judy gasped, covered her eyes and I had to tell her when it was over so she could keep watching.  Just when we were regaining our composure, THERE IT WAS AGAIN!!!  It made an unannounced and unexpected second appearance after “The Back Shore” chapter!!  At that moment Judy fled from the room and wouldn’t watch any more.

The people chapters (as opposed to the creature chapters) appealed to me the most. I enjoyed “Building the Greasy Pole Shrine” because of the obvious passion of the people involved in its construction, “Salting Herring At Cape Seafoods” because… well I don’t know, I just liked watching it… and the “St Joseph Novena” chapters that finished off the DVD were the best.  The people who live in Gloucester truly love their city and it shows!  

So there’s my review, Joey.  It’s yours to do with as you please.  Run it on the blog, trash it completely, edit it as you see fit, whatever.  Oh, one more thing.  I think an introduction by you at the very beginning would have been great.

Thanks a million for putting the DVD together!  Linda

Are You A FOB? SAVE THE DATE!!!! GMG Christmas Party December 17th at Bodin Historic Photo- 13 DVD’s Left As Of Tuesday at 4:07PM

I’m just gonna put this out there that if you consider yourself a FOB you had better show up for our killer First Ever OFFICIAL GMG CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!!!!

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Even youse Jews and Buddhas can come by Smile

We’re gonna celebrate it all, Kwanza, spinnin the dradel, all that fun shit!

I’m springing for the Sebastians Pizza, bring a jug of booze or some beer, we will have cups and ice and we’re gonna have a good time.

UPDATE: AS OF TUESDAY AT 4:07PM THERE ARE ONLY 13 DVDs LEFT UNORDERED.  I DO NOT ANTICIPATE TO HAVE ANY EXTRA DVDs OTHER THAN WHAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN ORDERED and THE REMAINING 13. (There will be a limited amount at Fort Square Cafe starting Thursday morning)

IF YOU WANT SOME I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU RESERVE ONE OF THE 13 REMAINING

 EJ and Sharon will have their calendars there as well.

I’ll also bring a large stack of the new black Stickas to pass out.

Come eat my food, get a sticka, have a drink and revel in all the good GMG Vibes!

December 17th

7:00PM

Bodin Historic Photo

82 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. (978) 283-2524. info@bodinhistoricphoto.com

imageReserve your “This Is Gloucester” DVDs By Filling Out The Form Here

The last batch should be here on the 14th.

I can’t wait to see everyone at the Christmas Party.

Oh, and for those who are new around here-

FOB=Friend Of the Blog

This Is Gloucester DVD’s 1st and 2nd Batch Sold Out- Due To Overwhelming Demand Third Order Will Be Placed

Due to the quickness in which we sold the 1st batch of 100 and second batch of 32 DVD’s I’m going to open up orders for another 50. People that picked theirs up liked them so much many wanted to order more and as the word has gotten out I guess it has created quite a buzz.

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These DVD’s will be the same as the first two- the same chapters and tehy don’t include the Saturday Greasy Pole or “Why I Love Gloucester” Interviews.

They tell me they will have them shipped to me most likely by the 15th of December so I can’t guarantee Christmas delivery although I think it will most likely be the case that I can get them to you by then. For the third batch, be aware that I’m not guaranteeing Christmas delivery. If you want to pick them up to insure you have them by then you can let me know and I’ll be happy to hold them for you here at the dock and you can pick them up.

The perfect stocking stuffer- Yep

The Perfect Secret Santa Gift- Yep

The Perfect Gift to have sitting around when that person you didn’t buy for shows up with a gift for you- Yep.

The Perfect Gift For That Person That Loves This Place As Much As You Do- Yep

The gift that brings you home time and time again no matter where you are on the planet- Yep

No-Brainer.

Also a special offer- buy 10, get 2 DVD’s free and two  GMG T Shirts (retail value $20 apiece) and I’ll also throw in free two day shipping.

We have Graphite Grey T’s and they are packaged in cellophane with a GMG Sticka in the package.  So if you order 10 DVD’s you get $95 worth of free stuff with it between the T-Shirts and the expedited shipping and the two extra DVDs.  BOOM That just happened!

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But wait!!! That’s not all!!!

I will also throw in one of the most limited of all GMG Stickas FOB’s Frank Ciolino and Shewsbury have ever produced with only 30 total in existence and my assurances that they will never produce another one to make these the most exclusive of all GMG Stickas- The Only 30 Ever Made METALLIC GOLD SUPER FOB STICKA (only for those that order 10 or more DVDs)

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Here’s the order form again-

Here’s a video of the Bean unboxing the first batch-

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 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.

Here’s a screenshot of the DVD menu-

imageI believe with all my heart that there is nothing currently produced that on one DVD captures so much of the diverse essence of what this town is all about.

If there is someone you know that loves this place as much as I do, this is the gift that brings them home time and time again.

The Chapters-

  1. ReplyGloucester at Dawn Featuring Music By Dan King
  2. 2011 Friday Greasy Pole
  3. 2011 Jr Womens Seine Boat Champs Donna Del Mare
  4. Building The 2011 Greasy Pole Shrine
  5. Down The Fish Hold Of The Sanfilippos Captain Domenic
  6. How Your Lobsters Were Harvested- Aboard The Trapper John
  7. Blue Lobster Landed In Gloucester By Lobster Boat The Connemara Bay
  8. Lobster Molting In Real Time At Captain Joe and Sons
  9. Monkey Balls or Sea Squirts -European Invader Ascidiella Aspersa
  10. One Inch Baby Lobsters Filmed and Released
  11. Rare Golden Sea Robin Landed Videotaped and Released
  12. Triple Pincer Claw Lobster
  13. The Back Shore 3/16/10
  14. Salting Herring At Cape Seafoods
  15. Gloucester Zen 6/3/11 Good Harbor Beach at Dawn
  16. Lobstermen Matt and Mark Ring Prepare A Trawl For The ’11 Season
  17. Fontana Family St Joseph Novena 2011
  18. Ferrante Family St Joseph’s Novena 2011

This Is Gloucester DVD Missing Two Chapters

I regret to tell you guys that somehow or other the master used for the “This is Gloucester DVD is missing two chapters- The Why I Love Gloucester Interviews and the Saturday Greasy Pole Chapter.

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.

If you want to buy one from the second batch there are 21 DVDs left to sell which should be here by the end of the week and will probably sell out by tomorrow.

 

Here are some screen shots of the menu-

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SOLD OUT! GMG This Is Gloucester DVD SOLD OUT!

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 goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.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?

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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.

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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-

  1. ReplyGloucester at Dawn Featuring Music By Dan King
  2. 2011 Friday Greasy Pole
  3. 2011 Jr Womens Seine Boat Champs Donna Del Mare
  4. 2011 Saturday Greasy Pole Featuring Footage From Adam Bolonsky & Sam Hartson
  5. Building The 2011 Greasy Pole Shrine
  6. Down The Fish Hold Of The Sanfilippos Captain Domenic
  7. Gloucester Zen 6/3/11 Good Harbor Beach at Dawn
  8. Why I Love Gloucester Interviews
  9. How Your Lobsters Were Harvested- Aboard The Trapper John
  10. Blue Lobster Landed In Gloucester By Lobster Boat The Connemara Bay
  11. Lobster Molting In Real Time At Captain Joe and Sons
  12. Monkey Balls or Sea Squirts -European Invader Ascidiella Aspersa
  13. One Inch Baby Lobsters Filmed and Released
  14. Rare Golden Sea Robin Landed Videotaped and Released
  15. Triple Pincer Claw Lobster
  16. The Back Shore 3/16/10
  17. Salting Herring At Cape Seafoods
  18. Gloucester Zen 6/3/11 Good Harbor Beach at Dawn
  19. Lobstermen Matt and Mark Ring Prepare A Trawl For The ’11 Season
  20. Fontana Family St Joseph Novena 2011
  21. Ferrante Family St Joseph’s Novena 2011

Here’s a screenshot of the DVD menu-

What do you think?

Pre-order The First Good Morning Gloucester DVD- This Is Gloucester

Here it is, the order form click to get on the list
I’ll put a permanent tab up at the top for easy access.

Here is a low res version Beth Swan designed DVD jacket.  Pretty snazzy don’t you think?

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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.

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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-

  1. ReplyGloucester at Dawn Featuring Music By Dan King
  2. 2011 Friday Greasy Pole
  3. 2011 Jr Womens Seine Boat Champs Donna Del Mare
  4. 2011 Saturday Greasy Pole Featuring Footage From Adam Bolonsky & Sam Hartson
  5. Building The 2011 Greasy Pole Shrine
  6. Down The Fish Hold Of The Sanfilippos Captain Domenic
  7. Gloucester Zen 6/3/11 Good Harbor Beach at Dawn
  8. Why I Love Gloucester Interviews
  9. How Your Lobsters Were Harvested- Aboard The Trapper John
  10. Blue Lobster Landed In Gloucester By Lobster Boat The Connemara Bay
  11. Lobster Molting In Real Time At Captain Joe and Sons
  12. Monkey Balls or Sea Squirts -European Invader Ascidiella Aspersa
  13. One Inch Baby Lobsters Filmed and Released
  14. Rare Golden Sea Robin Landed Videotaped and Released
  15. Triple Pincer Claw Lobster
  16. The Back Shore 3/16/10
  17. Salting Herring At Cape Seafoods
  18. Gloucester Zen 6/3/11 Good Harbor Beach at Dawn
  19. Lobstermen Matt and Mark Ring Prepare A Trawl For The ’11 Season
  20. Fontana Family St Joseph Novena 2011
  21. Ferrante Family St Joseph’s Novena 2011

Here’s a screenshot of the DVD menu-

What do you think?