Monthly Archives: April 2013

Revisiting 2 Coyote vs 1 Deer With A What Would You Do Poll

Here’s the video shot by Shawn Henry which garnered a huge media response.

Now the question is if it had been you inside your home watching this unravel, what would you have done?  Would you have watched from inside the confines of your home?

Would you have gone outside and try to defend the deer with a hockey stick or baseball bat?

I’ve been hearing from many a Monday morning quarterback on what they would have done.

Me, I’m a complete chickenshit when it comes to wild animals.  I’m not gonna pretend that I’m so manly that I woulda gone out there and wrestled with the coyotes like some people act like they would have done.

So let’s poll it and I’ll leave an option open for other answers.

Go See- The Lonesome West

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Last spring we dazzled with The Seafarer, a very funny and moving play by the remarkable Conor McPherson. Well, the boys and one lovely lass are back again in Fishtown with a remarkable new production of Martin McDonagh’s, The Lonesome West.
If the long winter has got you down and you need a really good laugh have we got a show for you!1 A thinking person’s comedy!
Check us out at http://www.fishtownplayers.com or at Goodmorning gloucester at, http://networkedblogs.com/jlkNn
Pass it along
See you there
Students with a valid I.D. admitted free opening night, Thurs. April 4

Gloucester Firefighter Michael Mitchell has successfully completed the Massachusetts Fire Academy intensive 12 week program

Gloucester Fire Chief Eric Smith submits-

Gloucester Firefighter Michael Mitchell has successfully completed the Massachusetts Fire Academy intensive 12 week program.  The Gloucester Fire Department is proud of FF Mitchell’s dedication and efforts at the fire academy finishing above the class average.  The Fire Service is a demanding profession and Firefighter Mitchell has demonstrated his ability to meet this challenge.  We look forward to Mike having a successful and rewarding career with the Gloucester Fire Department.

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Blackburn Challenge Registration Opens Today!

Donna Lind has sent the email. The 27th running of the Cape Ann Rowing Club Blackburn Challenge Registration is now open. Click here for Registration and Race info.

The Rubber Duck signed up today for her 4th paddle all the way around Cape Ann. Click the map below for Rubber Duck’s Blackburn Challenge timer (108 days to go until Saturday July 20, 2013.)

Cape Ann Rowing Club Blackburn Challenge

Cape Ann Rowing Club Blackburn Challenge

Rubber Duck has been faster each time she has paddled it. By the time she is 80 she will win it. RD will also have the popular GMG RD real time locator running during the race.

Rubber Duck is also registered for the warmup, the Essex River Race on Saturday May 11th. Both are a lot of fun.

 

Reminder: Andrew’s Workshop Tonight ~ Turn Your Camera Into a Canvas with Cape Ann TV’s Andrew Love

Turn Your Camera into a Canvas

Join Cape Ann TV’s staff member and videographer Andrew Love for a video composition workshop on Tuesday, April 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This class is for the novice filmmaker who wants to take their project to the next level by covering the rules and aesthetic guidelines industry professionals follow when crafting their camera shots.

Your camera is your paintbrush. Whether it cost $300 or $30,000, use it to mold the emotions and perspectives of your audience.  In this workshop you will learn how to make your subjects powerful, vulnerable, attractive, interesting, and identifiable using only your zoom rocker and a tripod.

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This video composition workshop is open to the public for a fee of $10 and is free for Cape Ann TV members.

To sign up for this class email Andrew at alove@capeanntv.org or call 978-281-2443.

Time: 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2

Place: Cape Ann TV, 38 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA

Fee: $10 (free for Cape Ann TV Members)

T Max has a new CD, new live shows and a new Noise magazine this week

T Max, founder/editor of The Noise, New England’s longest running music magazine, is all over Gloucester this month.  You can see him on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes, which airs on Cape Ann TV tomorrow (WED) at 6:30pm, Friday at 1:30pm and Sunday at 6pm.  For all you Noise readers who don’t live on Cape Ann, catch the show on-line here.

Then on Thursday, you can see him live at Giuseppe’s in Gloucester with the Singer Songwriter Shuffle.  On April 17 he’s Fly Amero’s guest at The Rhumb Line.  Speaking of Fly, he’s on the cover of The Noise this month and guess who wrote the cover story?  (Read it here).  Tomorrow, Fly welcomes his family as special guests at The Rhumb Line for a very special surprise birthday party for his sister Joyce.

And to top it off, T Max has a new CD, Thinking Up A Dream (get it here) featuring eight brand-new original songs, one of which is based on a spontaneous burst of creativity he had while we were shooting a video series about music in Gloucester.  More on that in this post.

Just to get you in the mood, we’ll leave you with Allen Estes’ only protest song (with a reggae beat) that T Max inspired him to sing when he was Allen’s guest on Local Music Seen.  You can see Allen tonight with Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks, Wolf Ginandes and J.B. Amero at Jalapenos.  Bring the kids and request this song . . .

More Allen Estes videos here.

Huge Indoor Garage Sale -17 Kondelin Rd. #7 in Gloucester MA-Sat Apr 6th 9-3

It’s time for one of our HUGE indoor garage sales at 17 Kondelin Rd. #7 in Gloucester MA. Saturday April 6th, It will start at 9am and end at 3pm. Sorry, no early birds.

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Getting things organized by Saturday so you can shop with ease and a breeze.

This sale will include

  • antiques
  • jewelry
  • art
  • old books
  • postcards
  • stamps
  • furniture
  • glassware
  • CDs & DVDs
  • tools
  • ephemera
  • and tons more!

www.capeannauction.com

Don’t miss “An Evening with Leon Redbone” ♪♫♪ Friday, April 5, 8 PM~Shalin Liu Rockport MA

Presented by M.E. Productions

Leon on Johnny Carson:

DETAILS:

Redbone’s career first gained momentum in the early ’70s when Bob Dylan sought him out at the Mariposa Folk Festival. Most folks were introduced to the man during his network debut on Saturday Night Live in 1976, where he showcased his indelible version of “Walkin’ Stick.” In a year typified by amplified arena rock, Redbone’s intimate, low-key delivery proved to be a jolting antonym. Since then the opportunities for this unlikely figure to impose himself on pop culture have been plentiful. He appeared as a wise, animated snowman opposite Will Ferrell in the $173 million-grossing comedy “Elf”. His duet with star Zooey Deschanel on the seasonal standard “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” served as the picture’s theme song. Over the years, Redbone has also provided TV title tunes to Mr. Belvedere and Harry and the Hendersons, and had a memorable guest role as a quixotic, guitar-wielding guardian to the character Corky on ABC’s critically acclaimed series Life Goes On. New York choreographer Eliot Feld recently created the ballets Mr. XYZ (featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov) and Paper Tiger, which were woven around Redbone’s signature songs. If there is one common element to Redbone’s diverse music it’s his mastery of his acoustic guitar. It is easy to get lost in his stage exploits (which often gravitate between vaudeville and performance art) and overlook what a truly fine player he is — fingerpicking with a ragtime bounce or jumping between chords with the grace of a hurdler. (Maybe the analogy should be with the grace of a card shark, because he makes it look so effortless it can often be deceiving.) Since then he’s played numerous talk shows, functioning as a favorite guest of Johnny Carson.

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Around the Dock

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A few shots from Easter at St. Joachim’s in Rockport

On Sunday I had the two morning services at St. Joachim’s in Rockport. I snapped a few photos in between:

 

 

 

For Catholics, Easter (like Christmas) doesn’t end on the main day of celebration; it continues to be celebrated with special solemnity for 8 days, and with lesser liturgical solemnity for an entire “season” of fifty days, ending on Pentecost. So, marshmallow “peeps” and all the other Easter candy standards are still in season, if anyone’s looking for an excuse to take advantage of “post-Easter” candy sales!

Fr. Matthew Green

Pet of the Week- Phoebe

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HELP!  Now that I have your attention…my name is Phoebe.  I am a sweet girl.  My brother Dillon and I are at the shelter located at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, located at the Christopher Cuter Rich Animal Shelter, Four Paws Lane, Gloucester.

We had to be given up after seven years as out owner’s small child is allergic to cats.   So, we are looking for another happy home and hoping that we can be adopted together as we have never been apart.  We are not allergic to people, we love them.   If you have the space in your home and heart to adopt us both, we would be jumping with you and we will have lots of fun and you will always have someone to talk to and you will always have a happy heart.

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