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‘Winter on Cape Ann’
Directed by: Matt Morris
Gloucester, MA – Cape Ann TV (www.capeanntv.org), a non-profit local access cable station serving Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Essex congratulates Matt Morris (www.mthreecreative.com) on being the first place winner of Cape Ann TV’s “Winter on Cape Ann’ video contest!
Matt has won:
· A free computer tune-up from Abacus Computers in Gloucester (www.abcore.net)
· A $25 gift card to Wally’s Blackburn Bistro (www.blackburnbistro.com)
· And $50 from Cape Ann TV (www.capeanntv.org)
Watch the winning video here:
Cape Ann TV would like to thank all the videographers who participated and the 109 community members who voted! We are very pleased with the response that we have received and we encourage everyone to participate again next time!
I’m not a huge award show junkie. In truth, I rarely watch the Academy Awards (or the Oscars…even that confuses me), the Grammy Awards, the Golden Globes, the People’s Choice, the Emmys, or any of the others.
While I’m not proud (nor ashamed) to say that I have not seen a single one of the movies that were nominated for an Academy Award this year, I did, however, watch part of the award show on Sunday evening.
And, while doing so, I was pleasantly surprised by two things.
First of all, when Graham Moore won Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Imitation Game” he made an inspiring and brave acceptance speech. #stayweird
Secondly, oh the tears, listening to Tim McGraw sing “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” just about did me in. What a beautiful song.
Good Harbor Beach Surfers
I headed out to capture some footage during the epic 40 degree heat wave on Sunday. I came across some guys who where also a little restless to get back to the great outdoors. I never met them, so I don’t have their names. I shot some pretty cool video, but I thought I would share some snap shots first. Now you have to have a very solid set of stones to paddle out in these waters this time of year. New England has some pretty decent waves in the off season, so it’s not really ever “off-season” for the surfers. If you know these kats, tell them to hit me up!
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I have to admit I kinda like Taylor Swift. She’s cute and she can write a hit song. But yesterday, what little admiration I had for her vanished when I heard this piece on the radio informing us that Taylor Swift now owns the phrase “Speak Now.” That’s right, according to NPR, Taylor Swift “… was granted a trademark for the phrase ‘speak now.'” But that’s not all. She’s applied for dozens of trademarks, including one for the phrase “Love, Love, Love” (see a list of her trademark applications here) Wow! Something is awry here.
Let’s start with the fact that “Love, Love, Love” is beginning of a Beatles song by Lennon-McCartney that is far better than anything Taylor Swift has ever written or is likely to write during her lifetime.
Don’t get me wrong, artists deserve copyright protection for their works and I heartily approve of giving songwriters copyrights to their songs. But Taylor Swift has a trademark on the phrase “Speak Now” giving her exclusive rights to use it on “Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table covers.” See the detail here. So if you print out this post and stick it on your pillow, you might actually be breaking the law.
Perhaps if there are any copyright lawyers reading this, you could answer me this: Without infringing on Little Ms. Swift, could I sell a tablecloth for wedding receptions that said, “Speak Now of Forever Hold Your Piece”?
How does this happen? And what’s next? Is Paul McCartney going to challenge her application for “Love, Love Love”? Is he going to apply for a trademark for the phrase “She Loves You” or better yet, “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah”?
Here are some videos to watch as you ponder these lofty questions:
Here’s George Harrison’s hit “My Sweet Lord”, the subject of one of the most famous and contentious copyright infringement suits ever (Harrison lost — see here)
Here’s Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” another song, which was the subject of copyright infringement, but he and Tom Petty (writer of “I Won’t Back Down”, the chorus of which really is very similar) worked things out amicably (see details here.)
Shared by Danielle Petrucci, thanks
Tomorrow (Sat 2/21) we welcome Memphis Soul legend and Stax recording artist, Booker T. Jones and his hot young band to the Larcom Theatre for his only New England stop on this U.S. tour. Even though they’ve toured the world, I’ll bet they haven’t seen this much snow on the ground very often — and probably never in the Boston area.
Get the VIP package (more details here) and be sure to tell Booker T. how much you appreciate his trek up here during our worst winter in a very long time and prove to him that nothing can keep us from enjoying great music! Opening the show are local favorites Sarah Seminski and Eric Reardon.
Check out this video of Booker T. with Gary Clark, Jr (one of the guests on his new CD):
And here’s Sarah Seminski & Eric Reardon performing “Try A Little Tenderness” at the Larcom back in November (a song Booker T. recorded with Otis Redding when they were at Stax Records together). Get tickets here.
Me and my iPhone 6 stepped out to see what the hell all that white stuff is falling from the sky. It’s Christmas every day in Gloucester. And yes, I still love it!!
Gloucester Harbor on a cold winter morning. Music courtesy of the Cape Ann Symphony.
OK, it’s gonna snow on Valentine’s day — maybe another foot or more. You could amp up the #Snanger OR you could chill by the fire and take your sweetie pie to see Booker T. Jones next Saturday (2/21) down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre.
What could be more romantic than a concert with the greatest Hammond B3 groove-master of all time (and a Grammy-winner and Rock n Roll Hall of Famer) in a gorgeous fully-restored, historic theatre, built in 1912 (same year as Fenway Park) with perfect sound?
Well, here’s what’s even more romantic than that … local rising stars Sarah Seminski & Eric Reardon are opening the show. Here’s a video of them performing “Try A Little Tenderness” at the Larcom back in November. Now, Otis Redding recorded with Stax Records at the same time as Booker T. & the M.G.’s, who backed Otis on his version of this song. Romance will just envelope the whole place next Saturday. Get tickets here.
While I was trying to shoot a video on the best shovel, and shove techniques to use, the FEDEX truck got stuck on my street here in the Bayview area of Gloucester. After some attempts to dig them out, a very kind local named Forest comes up the other direction behind me. We came up with a plan, then I grabbed my cam. BAAAM….#becausegloucester
Stay tuned for the shovel video!!
All of you who know us also know that we LOVE to find young, talented, rising stars and put them on stage with music legends. But that process isn’t as easy as you might think. We’re blessed to live in an area teeming with young talent. The trick is to match them with the appropriate national recording star to produce a show that works musically and, at the same time, introduces the young musicians to fans who will appreciate their talent.
I truly believe we’ve done this with our next show on Saturday, February 21, down the road at Downtown Beverly’s Larcom Theatre, where Sarah Seminski & Eric Reardon open for Stax Recording artist and Memphis Soul Legend Booker T. Jones (of Booker T. and the M.G.’s). The thing is: Booker T. is still winning Grammys with his hot new band full of extremely talented young players, which makes this concert even more exciting.
Good seats are still available (get them here). So get ready for a hot night of rockin’ blues & soul with the greatest Hammond B3 groove-master of all time and a stage full of bright, young talent destined for stardom!
Here are Sarah & Eric performing one of my favorite of their new originals:
And here’s Booker T. at the White House leading a star-studded version of “In the Midnight Hour”:
Remember how we got here?
THE FIRST INTERNET COMMERCIAL
THE LAUNCH OF MAC (During the Super Bowl)
Here’s your chance to get out of the house and enjoy one of the area’s best singer/songwriters in an intimate listening venue.