During this time of the year everyone is so busy but we need to stop and look at sights around us.
Locals know: Cape Pond Ice Company’s Gift Shop at 104 Commercial Street stocks a full range of great presents, not only traditional and new design “Coolest Guys, Gals & Kids” T’s, caps and sweats, but also unique Perfect Storm and Gloucester books, posters and gifts. Gift Certificates available.
Shop for “Cool Stuff” on-line at www.capepondice.com, stop down “the Fort” to our gift shop, or visit the Weathervane at 159 Main Street, Gloucester.
Here are some examples of the great gifts from Cape Pond Ice.
Hello again from your friends at TBT Post,
We just wanted to let everyone know of our new hours for our Gloucester store at 33 Main St. starting next Tuesday, December 13th.
We will be open 7 days a week like always but starting next Tuesday, our daily hours will be 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. That’s right, 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is not just for the holiday season, but will continue into 2017!
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Went into the Brass Monkey for some Christmas gifts on Tuesday and the store is beautifully decorated.
Black Friday is as always is the day after Thanksgiving. Please shop local.
From Shore Road
My 12 favorite images in a CD case calendar.
My favorite local images in a 12 month CD case calendar. Perfect for holiday gifts and easy to ship. If you order 5 calendars I will automatically add a 6th calendar to your order.
Here is a preview of June-
The proof Calendar came in this evening and the quality is outstanding ! Pre-order now to insure you get your easy peasy no-brainer holiday present giving done early.
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We just voted. It was easy. No lines. We understand if you don’t like the choices. You probably seldom do. But you still have to choose. We all do. That’s kind of the point of a democracy. We never get exactly what we want, but we all work together for the good of our country as a whole.
More importantly, there are MASS referendum measures on the ballot today that will most likely affect your life far more than the new president will. I woke up today with this song in my head. It’s Paul Simon’s satire of Bob Dylan and politics all wrapped up into one fun song on Simon & Garfunkel’s mega-hit album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (all of which we have growing in our garden). Listen, laugh, vote and feel better! Lyrics below the video…
I been Norman Mailered, Maxwell Taylored
I been John O’Hara’d, McNamara’d
I been Rolling Stoned and Beatled till I’m blind
I been Ayn Randed, nearly branded
Communist, ’cause I’m left-handed
That’s the hand I use, well, never mind
I been Phil Spectored, resurrected
I been Lou Adlered, Barry Sadlered
Well, I paid all the dues I want to pay
And I learned the truth from Lenny Bruce
And all my wealth won’t buy me health
So I smoke a pint of tea a day
I knew a man, his brain was so small
He couldn’t think of nothing at all
Not the same as you and me
He doesn’t dig poetry
He’s so unhip that when you say Dylan
He thinks you’re talking about Dylan Thomas
Whoever he was
The man ain’t got no culture
But it’s alright, ma, everybody must get stoned
I been Mick Jaggered and silver daggered
Andy Warhol, won’t you please come home?
I been mother, father, aunt and uncled
Been Roy Haleed and Art Garfunkeled
I just discovered somebody’s tapped my phone
Beautiful fall morning. I like how the sand fills in the boardwalk come October
David Brooks’ interesting opinion piece in the New York Times points to several sources showing that this election is causing unusual anxiety and I’ll bet two major contributor to this anxiety are all these nasty campaign ads and endless, fear-inducing news coverage that we’re seeing. We’ll we’ve got a cure for that: DON’T WATCH THE NEWS OR THE ADS. Instead of spending the weekend on your couch, go out to experience some LIVE MUSIC and let the music take you away! You’ve got over a dozen choices on Cape Ann for excellent music and Halloween Parties. Check out the schedule here.
If you own or manage a restaurant or bar, may we suggest that you turn OFF your TVs — or at least set them to a commercial free NON-NEWS channel so your guests won’t see any of dreadful campaign coverage or obnoxious ads. Everyone on Cape Ann will thank you for reducing the stress among the population.
Here’s a little bit of fun from 1985 to get you in the mood:
On Sunday, Good Harbor Beach was full of folks taking in the sun and sand.
Once in a while, when good people work together, something wonderful arises. That’s what you can expect on Saturday at the Queen Treatment Only Music Festival co-produced by award-winning Boston vocal powerhouse Ruby Rose Fox in partnership with us at gimmeLIVE.
Our vision was to bring the area’s top female artists together for one show on the same stage for an extraordinary night of music. Ruby has chosen a stellar lineup for what the press are calling a “groundbreaking” show (see videos of all artists here). Of course, no North Shore festival lineup would be complete without Gloucester’s Chelsea Berry!
Tickets are only $20 in advance GET THEM HERE ($30 at the door). ALL AGES festivals like this can pave the way for the next generation of girls and women to make independent music without apologies, fear or rules. Bring your friends for a one-of-a-kind musical experience you won’t see anywhere else!
Just in case you don’t know Chelsea, here’s a taste of some of her music:
And here’s a video of Ruby Rose Fox (some of which was shot the last time she played at The Larcom in Beverly)
Dave sent me this photo and information. Dave, we always love hearing from you. Thank you Dave.
I was looking around for the year I was born that way and stumbled into this GEM The good old days look at what they brought in then! I was whooping 4 months old when this came out! Let me
Gloucester ran Live on NBC Television 4 pm Sunday, October 16, 1955.
Gloucester Mass October 16, 1955
Love the swan on the deck, kayaks and the small skiff at high tide. Ready for next summer.