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When the Cat’s Away

Anyone recognize this guy?  Circa 1987/1988.

For the record, while appreciating that amazing head of hair and thinking, “Just what would I call that awesomeness if I wanted to head to my local barber/hair dresser and get that done this very second?” he, himself, describes it like this

It’s more of a Power Mullet, than a mud flap…or perhaps the “Richard Marx” / “Simon LaBonn”

Tee Hee.  I laugh, but it is really quite impressive.  I was a junior in High School then.  My girlfriends and I might have stalked his locker if we went to school together.

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Sax Gordon Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30-11:30pm 3.26.2015

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Dave says,

So, this is the big one: The return of the one and only Mr. Gordon Beadle. The man with the golden Sax. This hypoxia-inducing master of the honky sax will have you gasping for breath as he literally sucks all the oxygen out of the room and recycles it wobbling directly into your pineal gland. Woe to those who miss this.
But, wait, there’s more: Mr. Edd Scheer, leader of the Love Dogs, will be bashing the drums and singing all those crazy old songs that you know and love. Furthermore, Mr. Mike DiBari will be plucking those glitar strings. this could be one of my all-time favorite units to work with. It always takes me two days to recover! We all sing, we all play and we’re gonna laugh our asses off, to boot.  You should come!

http://www.saxgordon.com/

 

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

Wednesday’s with Fly Amero ~ This weeks’s Special Guest: Charlee Bianchini 8-10pm

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, March 25th – 8pm
Special Guest: CHARLEE BIANCHINI

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She’s back! A good friend and a wonderful talent. Thank
you, Charlee, for gracing our stage once more! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
4/01
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4/08
Jon Butcher

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

Wednesday’s with Fly Amero ~ This weeks special guest is Bill Gleason

 

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Wednesday, March 18th – 8pm
Special Guest:
BILL GLEASON!!!

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He’s not as mean as he looks, but… his guitar playing sure
is!  And singing, too!  Bill Gleason is our very own blues
master, and we’re extremely lucky to have him among us.
He’s the real deal, folks.  We start at 8.  Don’t miss it! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/

 

Funds For Fridge PARTY ~ The Word (Reunion)

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Don’t miss this dreadful winter’s best event to help support our good friend Paul Carr, as he fights the big C. AKA Fridge, was a big fan of the cover band “The Word”. Along with the long awaited reunion of this great band, comprised of the original 5 members, we are offering some great bucket raffles with chances to win many awesome prizes. All ages are welcome so bring your kids! Cash bar and light snacks. We anticipate a full room, so be early to get in. $5 cover at the door
Also, $25 buys a chance to win an original Ken Knowles Painting worth $5000. Call Ken or Eric Beal

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: John Rockwell ~ Tonight!

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

 

Wednesday, March 11th
Special Guest: JOHN ROCKWELL!

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John is excited to be resuming Wednesdays over at Alchemy,
and will be bringing his gang into the Rhumb Line directly
from there this week. It is truly a great and hilarious time
whenever the two of us get a chance to play together… and
it’s been quite a while since the last! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there :-)

We Went Where?!

I stumbled upon this photo the other day from my freshman year of college.

I’m still laughing.  Before you ask, that’s me in the orange.  Laughing harder.

Keeping in mind that the photo was taken in the early fall of 1989 in Virginia…and that the staggering 9 pair of matching Keds were not mandatory, nor should they be considered a clue…anyone have a guess as to where this group of girls was headed?

I will give you one little hint.  It would soon after become impossible to attend the event that we attended ever again.  Another hint….while the first hint may sound tragic…it certainly is not.  In fact, most of us are a tad bit embarrassed that we went in the first place.

And…still laughing.   If you have a guess, please comment.  I’ll comment with the answer this evening.  I’m sure you’ll all be on the edge of your seats.

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There’s a new band in town! The Fabulous Supersonics and they are making their debut tonight @ The Dog Bar 3.7.2015

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We are called the “Fabulous Supersonics” and we are:

John Fatello – guitar and vocals. John was, most recently, the host of
the popular Open Mic night at the Franco-American Club in Beverly. He
has also backed up such blues luminaries as James Cotton and others in his career.
The band features veterans of local bands Quits, the Nor’easters and Points North. And the Diva, Westward Ho of the Diva Hos. We are covering tunes from Steely Dan to the Stones. Eric Clapton to Stevie Wonder. With a dash of Iggy Pop and Tom Petty.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1544228705855772/

The Dogbar is located at 65 Main Street in Gloucester. Rear entrance is
located on Rogers St.

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Dave says,

It’s Snowbank Removal Week as temperatures threaten to climb into the Forties. I loved my forties, when I was at the peak of my insanity, rather than being the recondite cretin that I am now: talking to pigeons and wiping saliva off my chin. But enough about me: what about that finger in your eye music happening on Thursday? And that guy who had a seizure whilst skydiving? What’s the big deal? Happens to me all the time….
So, this Thursday let’s have a ball with a sorta new guy: Mr. Tim Gartland. He’s been here before. He’s really talented and deserves your rabid attention. Tim hails from Cleveland, where he was arrested for arson after setting the Cuyahoga river on fire. Now he’s gonna torch your cerebellum with his swingfoot style of harp and vogelsang. He’s got a really cool voice, sort of a cross between Arthur Prysock and Arthur Prysock. With hints of mint courtesy of Metamucil Pete, my street connection.
Backing him up will be that plisky, spoon-bending master of glitar, Mr. Jon Ross. Trader Joe’s secret weapon. Jon is one of my favorite musicians. Fluent on Guitar, bass and drums. drives a cool ’92 Buick Wagon, too.What’s not to like? Drums beaten by Mr. Jeff Casper, the friendly drummer. I’m on bass, trying once again to steal second. C’mon down and have a good time. It’ll be warm! You might even find a parking spot!

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http://www.timgartland.com/

And, don’t forget: Next Monday The Old Saltys will be controlling the universe from our secret base hidden at the Rose Baker Senior Center in downtown Gloucester. From 1 to 3, we will be controlling transmission. You ought to see these guys before it’s too late and your prune juice stock tanks on NASDAC. I really mean it: it’s the best show in town. You’ll see….

Allen Estes to host for Fly Amero with Danielle Miraglia tonight @ The Rhumb Line 8-11pm 3.4.2015

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Wed. March 4th, i’ll be hosting for Fly Amero at the Rhumb Line in Gloucester, Ma. and my special guest will be Danielle Miraglia..!!! she’ll be coming all the way from Somerville so show your support for this very talented up-n-coming artist…we’ll be pickin and grinnin!! 8-11 see ya there! x,o,allen

 Danielle Miraglia

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http://www.daniellem.com/

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

What Time Is It Mr. Fox (Trio) with Brian King, Nathan Cohen and Joe Cardoza with surprise guests Megan McKenzie and Eileen Little ~ Brunch @ Foreign Affairs Wine Bar & Bistro

 

 

There were a lot of familiar faces for this Sunday Brunch. This was my second time back and I can’t wait to go back again. The service, atmosphere food and their live music is the best. If you haven’t been I suggest you do. Check out the link below to see the menu and what’s happening. They have music on Sundays during brunch and 1-4. Different musicians weekly. Call ahead for reservations because it room fills up fast in advance.

foriegn affairsForeign Affairs Wine Bar & Bistro
26 Central St
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
(978) 704-9568

http://www.foreignaffairswineandbistro.com/

Worlds Collide

Do you know what’s awesome?  Going out in this great little community to celebrate the happiness of two friends and, in doing so, spending a fantastic night out with such a wide variety of acquaintances…that your head kind of spins with giddiness.

I taught a 9-hour class to my grown-up students yesterday, went home to have a quick dinner with my husband and boys, and then went back out to celebrate a great rite of passage with some friends.

While incredibly happy for them…by the end of the evening I also felt quite happy for me.  In that little establishment…within a few hours time…I was lucky enough to have laughs (and some tears…because sometimes that happens) with some old friends, new friends, blog friends, hockey friends, bar friends, father’s friends, husband’s friends…and even several members of my husband’s family. Worlds collide…and I’m a lucky girl to have so many people whom I consider wonderful and special…and randomly happened to see in one evening. Ok…enough sappy.

But…in all seriousness….   Do you know what else is awesome?

People who don’t want to exclusively talk about themselves, but are eagerly and honestly looking to learn and engage to find out more about others.  Random, I realize. However, true.  While I love to talk and solidly lie on the extrovert side of the ball field, I am also passionate about meeting people and learning about what makes them different from everyone else…what they love….what they hope to do…and what they consider special.   So…refreshing (and kind of endearing) to spend some time last night listening to someone who likes to do the same.  I got such a kick out of a newish friend by listening to him chat up people (including myself) to learn more about them.  Maybe I’m off the mark….maybe he’s writing a book. But I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt and think…kudos for being a good guy who might agree that your life grows more wonderful by meeting and knowing as many diverse and interesting people as possible.

I was asked a few times last night, “So what do you write about on the blog?” and….while I’m not always sure how to answer that….today I’ll say, “I write about things that make me think or make me smile.”  I did a lot of both last night.

Happy Sunday, friends.

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Tonight’s guest is Toni Ann Enes 8pm @ The Rhumb Line

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Prime Rib Dinner, $12.95 (while they last)

Wednesday, February 25th
Special Guest: TONI ANN!

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We’re lucky enough to have the lovely and very entertaining
Toni Ann Enes gracing us once more with her extraordinary
presence.  It’s sure to be a lovely evening.  Please join us ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
3/04 – Allen Estes Hosts
w/guest Danielle Miraglia

Coming soon…
Bill Gleason

Charlee Bianchini

Jon Butcher

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

Winter Zydeco Party with Amy Nicole and Zydeco Soul @ The Rhumb Line 2.24.2015

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Are you tired of all this snow? Are you getting a case of those “Winter Blues”? Well then we’ve got the cure for YOU!

On Tuesday February 24th at 9PM Gloucester’s very own The Rhumb Line will be serving up a hot heaping portion of Louisiana Zydeco to melt all of those blues away!

Yup. Hailing all the way from Opelousas, Louisiana, Amy Nicole and Zydeco Soul are going to share their sweet Cajun Zydeco sounds will all of us here on Cape Ann.

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I got to see and hear a special preview of this band last night at the Monday Night Open Jam @ The Rhumb line and man they were good. You wanna dance…well it will be hard not to with this lively fun music.!

Joanne

USCG Pendant Gloucester, Ma In Warmer Times

 USCG Pendant Update

Tuesday the Coast Guard Cutter ‪#‎Pendant‬ started flooding due to a breached hull from all her thick ice-breaking. The crew quickly did damage control, and stopped the leak.

The Massachusetts State Police provided divers to get her back out to sea with less than 24 hours lost. BZ Pendant Crew and Mass State Troopers!

The Pendant was commissioned in August 1963. ‪#‎opRENEW‬

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USCG Harbor Tug Pendant Gloucester, Ma

Found at the State Fish Pier.

http://www.uscg.mil/datasheet/65wytl.asp

USCG Pendant Gloucester, Ma In Warmer Times

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