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GloucesterCast 121 St Paddy’s Day 2015 With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro #GloucesterMA


GloucesterCast 121 St Paddy’s Day 2015 With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include: Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro, Snow Melt, Vacation At The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, All Inclusive Today vs All Inclusive 15 Years Ago, Riviera Maya vs Cancun, Thanks Super K and @HRHRivieraMaya, Yoga Is Where It’s At, St Joseph’s Day Props To All The Families Who Have Kept Up The Traditions, St Paddy’s Day At The Rhumb Line, Tom O’Brien’s Baru, Mike Lindberg, Earl Foote Video, Favorite Greasy Pole Walk Video, Cacciatore’s Blowing Up Toby’s Phone While We Tape The Podcast, Cacciatore’s Opening Date Pushed Forward For Final City Permitting Sign Offs Not Opening This Saturday the 21st!!!, Boston Seafood Show, Gloucester MA Community Development, Fishermen’s Wives, Gloucester MA Fisheries Commission and Mark Ring Does Us Proud, New St Paddy’s Day GMG Sticker A Huge Hit Shout Out To The People Who Sent In SASE For Their Free Stickers, Loss Of FOB Bruce Bonham, Pulling Back On The Selfie Stick Post, Mexico Day One…, Missing Regulars Kim Smith Due To Illness and Donna Ardizzoni, Happy Kim Smith’s Daughter Liv Didn’t Plan Her Wedding During Fiesta, Electric Companies Now Fear The Efficiency of Solar Energy, Brian O’Connor Says His Solar Install Is Going To Pay Him, Vince Wilfork and Revis Leaving, Question: Will Tom Brady End His Career a Patriot?, Derek Sandersen’s Book, Foreign Affairs My New Favorite Local Restaurant, Duckworth’s, Blue Ox, Ithaki, Franklin, Passports, The Studio, Seaport Grille, The Lobster Pool, What Is The Staus Of Madfish Grille?

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The Best Song You Could Ever Download for Free- The Earl Foote Band’s Gloucester Til The End

Earl Let me use the music for the intro on the podcast and it’s always been the official song of GMG but since GMG Contributor Mike Lindberg put the incredible music video to it ages ago on the blog and so many new people have come aboard, many probably don’t know about it.

So a long overdue re thanking of Earl and Arch for letting me use the musing for the GloucesterCast.  It’s an incredible song that brought tears to my eyes the first time I heard it.

Download Gloucester Til the End Free Here At Gimme Sound


Joanie On The Pony from Bob Lindberg

Joey: it’s Mike Lindberg’s brother BOB (the dentist)writing. Recently we had family from Tampa in town and showing them around Gloucester and I wanted to show them the
very nice Joan D’Arc statue . When asked “why does Gloucester have this statue ?” I thought, you know I do not know but I will find out ; I did know the artist was from the area. Much to my surprise I learned many very interesting facts besides that the sculptress Anna Hyatt Huntington came from causeway studio at “hole in the wall” at Goose Cove where we passed a million times as kids heading out to the Annisquam and the Bay.

I do know some refer to her as Joanie on the Pony affectionately and somewhat naively irreverently ( goodmorninggloucester) and always wondered why French statue and not Swedish,Portugese or Italian.

Among the surprising facts I have found thanks to internet:
1) horse was modelled from the biggest Gloucester firehorse at the time in pre WWI days
2) her studio was the house at the hole in the wall as we called it;family owned the house aka first marine biology field station there ;she designed plaque on the rock
3) figure model of Joan was her niece
4) in the art contest many liked her worked but she didn’t win because it was thought a man must have helped her -it was so good
5) Joan is holding up sword before battle asking for God to help her in leading the men in the quest to rid France of the English;later burned at the stake at 19,later sainted
   and wore men’s clothing because as she said “no voice told her to not wear men’s clothing”
6) There are several copies of statue one other in NY and 3 in France -Gloucester’s is #2
7) It was given to Gloucester after WWI as a special thank you to all US forces who helped France kick Germany out of  France
  particularly men from Gloucester in the Battle of Belleau Woods 1918 where the marines fought so bravely they earned the nickname said to have been given to them by
the Germans ” teufelshunden-hound devils or hellhounds ” for their tenacity and where a famous marine corps officer ‘s response to request from the French fighting alongside to retreat under the heavy fire from the Germans was  “Retreat?We just got here!”
8) at that Battle which was greatest battle since Appomattox where US soldiers fought includes men from Gloucester- local Gloucester man Lester Waas seehttp://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/30873-show-tell-wwi-5th-marine-co-cdrs-kia-group-dsc-navy-cross/who was last surviving officer none the less led a fatal charge of marines to capture a German machine gun and won several medals for bravery see following and the first Medal of Honor for WWI was given to a marine for bravery  surprisingly for helping wounded while under fire a dentist Alexander Gordon Lyle from Gloucester won the medal of honor for bravery http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Gordon_Lyle  also veteran A Piatt Andrew who name is on 128 bridge .

So after learning this I will look at Joanie on the Pony with well earned affection and appreciation and gratitude . Regards Bob Lindberg

Check out the page from distinguished women from the past-

Joan of Arc


All Three 2009 Greasy Pole Winning Walks On Video Only Here On GMG

2009 Friday Greasy Pole winner Jason Favaloro

video from Mike Lindberg

Stew McGillivray Sunday 2009-

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Stew McGillray 2009 Sunday Greasy Pole Win Video From Greasy Pole Doc

Joe Stalline wins Saturday 2009 Greasy Pole Video from Mike Lindberg-

Joe Stalline wins Saturday’s Greasy Pole.

For some great shots by Sharon click here.

GMG Power Rankings #2

Well number 2 in the GMG Power Rankings is a no brainer.  Mike Lindberg came aboard shortly after the home explosion on Eastern Ave early this year.

Mike emailed me some photos of the house explosion and had really captured the devastating scene.  While Mike does not post every single day, whatever he does post is always a home run.  Mike’s never satisfied with doing anything half assed.

The GMG Schhoner Festival Photo contest was hugely popular, the Gloucester Til The End Video he made with Earl and Arch’s song still gets a lot of traffic, his HDR photography is always something over-the top, his production of the GMG podcasts and intro are top notch.

While we can’t count on Mike’s 3PM post every day, we know when he does have time to put something together for the site, it’s going to leave an impression.

Mike comes in at #2 in the current GMG Power Rankings.

photo from Boru

photo from Boru

Did You Send In Your Schooner Festival Picture?

Make sure you get your entry in by September 10th.  I have put together an incredible prize pack.  Much thanks to Mike Lindberg who conceived and produced the Schooner Festival Photo contest.

Email your photo here- EMAIL PHOTO HERE!!!!!

Submitted photos will be placed into an online poll on these pages.

What are you waiting for?  Start Uploading!

Pete Lindberg at Sidewalk Days

DSC_3022 [640x480]Pete is Mike’s son, and although they’re both talented musicians, they have very different interests and styles. You can see Mike and Pete playing around town each week. Tonight Mike is with “Groove” at Capt. Carlos- a CD release party. And Pete is often at the DogBar, Elliott’s, and the Rhumb Line.

Download Pete’s CD below for free.


GMG Local Music Schedule – July 20 – July 26

Remember you can subscribe to GMG Local Music by clicking on the link on the sidebar.There’s lots of good music in Gloucester this week. This post will be updated as info comes in.


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Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s


hoodoo cancelled

To all:

After very carefully considering the weather, we have chosen to cancel the Harbor Loop show due to much predicted rain.
So get yourselves a movie and enjoy, yet another night in!
Best to all and thank you for your support,


From Dave Sag – Rhumb Line’s Thursday Night Blues Party

“We got a great show for you this week as we welcome back Ms. Diane Blue, vocalist xtroidinaire and Octomom of the blues.She will rock your world! Blacking her up will be Cliff Spencer keyboard octopus, and Jim Gwin, brother of Fred and thorn in Keith Lockhart’s side. Greg and I will be there, too, surveying the damage and bricking up the survivors with that cask of amontillado. This is a great band; don’t miss it!
And kiddies, by now you may know that  my gumputer has short-sheeted my address book and I have lost many names, so, If you know others who wanna get back on the list, send ’em to me. Bring it on!”


From Mike Lindberg

Open Mic

with Pete Malaquias and Mike Lindberg

at Camerons this Thursday Night

Come on Down! 35 cent wing special!



“Friday night fun!”
Friday, July 24 at 8:30pm – 11:30
Elliott’s at the Blackburn


Fri. July 24  @ The Gull –

The Mike O’Connell Band

From Mike O’Connell:

“Howdy All, Band is back after a few weeks off, and we are at The Gull here in Gloucester. This weeks cast of characters are, Drums and Rude Comments at the end of the night, God love em Frosty Padgett,, On the Bass Guitar and “no sugar coating musical opinions” Froggy’s Brudda, Wolf Ginandes,, God love em too. Gloucester Native, Yarnspinner,, More Storys Than Walt Disney.. Guitar Frontman Jason Aptt, Myself Included in this mess. Please Remember, We Love You and we need your support. Band starts at 8:30. Hope to see you, Maybe we can get Uncle with the Orange CarUncle Jeffrey Mobile and Orange Ear Plugs to join in This Nonsense…”


SUNDAY JULY 26, 2009





“This Sunday PHIL PERSON brings his dynamic TRUMPET playing to the bandstand for a night of unbelievable musicianship. Mike plays this insrument as well as any of the horn players that we feature. If you are familiar with and like LOUIS ARMSTRONG don’t miss this player. The music starts at 5pm

We will be having another great lineup for the Studio this season. I have a few new players added to the roster this year; Greg Abate will be coming as well as the new young lion; Mike Tucker, two exceptional sax players.

Looking forward to seeing and and goofing-off with you all this upcoming season…….Stay well……….Best,    Barb & AL”





(978) 283-4123 or go to the website at:  boudreaujazz.com


Captain Carlo’s this Week!

Thursday: Greenhead

Come and see Greenhead in their Captain Carlo’s debut. “Greenhead” is two guys (Mike and Chuck) who play acoustic guitar, sing harmonies and do a range of music from upbeat rock and roll to mellow brunch and dinner music. Greenhead’s song-list includes Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Cash, John Mayer, The Beatles, Weezer, Ryan Adams, Snow Patrol, James Taylor, Plain White Ts, Jack Johnson, Elvis Costello, Lyle Lovett, and more.


As The Nation’s premier tribute to U2, The Joshua Tree pride themselves with their ability to generate a unique musical experience that does not lend itself to impersonations.

Without compromising artistic integrity, the band has gone to great lengths to reproduce the distinct sound of one of the world’s most popular rock bands. Unique to The Joshua Tree is their dedication to the entire U2 songbook, including early fan favorites from the 1980-1987 period (Boy, October, War, The Unforgettable Fire, and The Joshua Tree).

Playing each song with the same intensity and emotion, the band covers all phases of U2’s career from their first album Boy to the most recent, No Line on the Horizon.

Now Joshua Tree comes to Captain Carlo’s this Friday July 24th out on the deck and under the stars. Tell all your friends about this one it’s going to be a great night of music.

Saturday: The Herland Brothers Band

Boston based THE HERLAND BROTHERS BAND is a top-notch cover/original band, meticulously performing the greatest Rock/Dance hits of yesteryear and today. Since 1994 HB’s high energy cover performances continue to wow and electrify audiences from Maine to New York, with their unique ability to cover all genres vocally and musically, matching the original artist renditions. The band’s original music continues to also excite, leading the Boston Globe to write “A band on the rise with a bright future”. The HB band has performed as either the headliner and/or as an opener for national acts all over the Northeast, including shows at the legendary CBGB’s in New York City.

Sunday: 5pm to 8pm DJ scottie Mac

Monday: The Nancy Hildegarde Jazz Extravaganza Featuring Mark Earley.

So if you want to see and hear great new live music this weekend….. C U @ CC’s

GMG Local Music Schedule June 22-June 28


Remember you can subscribe to GMG Local Music by clicking on the link on the sidebar.There’s lots of good music in Gloucester this week. This post will be updated as info comes in.


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Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s


From Dave Sag

Rhumb Line Thursday Night Blues Party

Well, it’s that time, again; good ol’ Fiesta is almost here, and I’m almost there. So, in keeping with tradition(?) Have I got a guy for you. Mr. Brad Foucher, glitarist of the axis mundi, will be appearing and disappearing all night long this Thursday nite wailing and speaking in tongues, trying to get it right. This guy is to traditional blues as Birdseye is to frozen fish.A good place to be as an alternative to greasy sausage and cotton candy.


From Mike Lindberg

Exit 11 w/ Earl Foote (Gloucester till the end Fame)

Captain Carlo’s Thursday

JJ Nicastro Foundation Benefit

Mike Lindberg/ Peter Malaquias/ Jim Frontiero/ Frank Gentile

Groove Captain Carlos Friday Night

Get your groove On!


Earl Foote / Mike Lindberg / Peter Malaquias

Saturday Night

Earl’s Original Songbook

Sorry Archie could not make it. His wife is in Labor in Florida.


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From Mike O’Connell
Dogbar Fiesta Friday 26 Mike O’Connell Band

Hey to all! This weekend here in Gloucester is Fiesta Weekend, and Band heads into Dogbar. This weeks act,, First we have coming off his “Drum Week” at Berklee Performance Shows will be the magical and exhausted Joey”6 Red Bulls”Scrima… Tempos are gonna fly,, Also, we have of course.. Cliff “Hidden Agenda”Spencer on Keyboards! (Hope he left Dont Stop Believing at The Vineyard) And Wow! We have Borderland “Bar Tab Boy” Chrissy”Slim Pickin’s”Houston on Bass Guitar, Closed Eyes, and Earplugs…Yeaaah, and also, Gloucester Native Guitar Frontman Jason “Kung Fu/Grasshopper”Aptt doing his Foolishness for you. I will also be there recovering from the multiple stab wounds and other Nonsense, Ouch. Yah gotta love these Backstabbers, speaking of love, we Love You and we need your support! Band starts at 9 come early!  Traffic and Parking will be hectic, so allow some time,  Please watch For Mike & The Backstabbers “Ides of March” 2010 Tour Dates followed by the new live record Et Tu Brute- Live And Bleedin”
Have a great Fiesta Weekend, MO’C   www.dogbarcapeann.com
Maybe Uncle Jeffrey will also make a show of Orange Ear Plugs and Badgering too.
VIVA FIESTA_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Fiesta Saturday with SAFETY!
“After the greasy pole, come see what everyone’s talking about.”
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Saturday, June 27 at 9:00pm
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From Barbara and Al Boudreau


This Sunday JEFF GALINDO brings his dynamic trombone to the bandstand for a night of unbelievable horn music like you’ve never heard.a leading professor of BERKLEE MUSIC COLLEGE he plays with all the best big bands in the area. Check out the big man with the big sound. The music starts at 5pm

We will be having another great lineup for the Studio this season. I have a few new players added to the roster this year; Greg Abate will be coming as well as the new young lion; Mike Tucker, two exceptional sax players.

Looking forward to seeing and and goofing-off with you all this upcoming season…….Stay well……….Best,    Barb & AL




(978) 283-4123 or go to the website at:  boudreaujazz.com


Thu, June 25, 8:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ” Jupiter String Quartet and Mary Persin, Viola

Thu, Jun 25, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ROCKY NECK ART COLONY Artist in Residence Gallery Talk

Fri, Jun26, 6:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL “Prelude Lecture Series: Princeton University

Concert Series Director Nathan Randall”
Fri, Jun 26, 8:00 PM

Sat, Jun 27, 10:00AM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Free 45 Minute Concert “Biava String Quartet”

Sat, Jun 27, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
BEAUPORT, SLEEPER-MCCANN HOUSE ” Capturing Historic Houses” Sawyer Free

Sat, Jun 27, 8:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL “Biava Quartet with Quynh Mguyen, Piano”

Tue, Jun 30, 8:00PM

Sun, Jun 28, 5:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL “Boston Symphony Chamber Players”



Madfish Grille FINALLY!!

“Mile 21” on Friday, June 26 at 9:30pm.

“Hope Road” on Saturday, June 27 at 9:30pm.

“Reggae Sunday Night” on Sunday, June 28 at 8:30pm.

Rocky Neck


Exit 11 w/ Earl Foote (Gloucester till the end Fame) Captain Carlo’s Thursday JJ Nicastro Foundation Benefit Mike Lindberg Peter Malaquias Jim Frontiero Frank Gentile

Captain Carlos Friday Night
Get your groove On!

Earl Foote / Mike Lindberg / Peter Malaquias Camerons Saturday Night Earl’s Original Songbook Sorry Archie could not make it. His wife is in Labor in Florida.

Last night’s CD Release Party with Chelsea!

Chelsea9:00pm – Dog Bar was packed. Chelsea Berry was setting up for a night of music promoting her new CD.  With a keen sense of humor and bluntness, the singer-songwriter kept the audience entertained for hours. She sang her own songs as well as covers that were meaningful to her. More than once, the only sound in the room was Chelsea’s  incredible music. Her cover of Susan Werner’s “May I Suggest” brought tears to many listeners’ eyes. She invited Pete Lindberg, Bradley Royds and a cast of others to round out the night. What a show!

Go listen for yourself at the Rhumb Line around 7:30 Sunday night where she’ll be playing with friend and cohort Pete Lindberg. You’ll be glad you did.

You can read more about Chelsea in Mike Lindberg’s (Pete’s dad) post here on GMG.

Exit 11 Rocked Capt. Carlo’s! GMG’s own Mike Lindberg!

Cap2973_1050963476453_1296722091_30118015_7587652_nt. Carlo’s was packed last night. The band, Exit 11, rocked the house. The guys hadn’t played together for a couple of years, but you’d never know it. Frank Gentile, Jim Frontiero, Mike Lindberg, Pete Malaquias each on instruments and doing vocals had the place dancing and singing along.Their accapellas were incredible. Familiar songs done uniquely their way.

To Mike and all the guys- Thanks for sharing the music and fun! Looking forward to the JJ benefit on Thursday June 25.

GGAP III Thank You

To those of you who saw yesterday’s presentations, a big thank you!

Rob Newton’s slideshow of his grandfather’s old postcards was beautifully set to music. My interview with Karen McCormack was highlighted by her dad’s arrival from Arizona just in time to see himself on the big screen. Mike Lindberg’s video of “Gloucester til the End” brought tears to everyone’s eyes. He commented that there would be a remake of the song and video when the band performs for the JJ Nicastro benefit at Capt. Carlo’s on June 25. Jay Albert included some interesting computer-generated music with his slideshow of gorgeous Gloucester photos including a shot of a tornado at last year’s Fiesta. And the show was wrapped up by the Bait and Tackle crew Tom Papows, Michael Pallazola, & Emile Doucette who will be traveling to Toronto for a film competition in May where they have been selected as one of 14 finalists for their Greasy Pole video.

Although it was a beautiful day, we are grateful for those who came to support the emerging talent of Gloucester Guerilla Art Project artists. Missed you, Joey!

GMG Q&A- Mike Lindberg

I recently brought Mike into the GMG mix after he dazzled me with his outstanding photography work and frequent contributions to our pages.  Mike will be filling the 3:00PM slot and adding in breaking events as he sees fit.

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

Moved here when I was 12. (38yrs)

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?


Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

Halibut Point (By Boat) just sit and drift

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?


What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?


What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?


What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?


What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

Fiesta Week

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?

Boat for sure

Who is your favorite local artist?

Don’t know many but I would say Ken Knowles

Which is your favorite local beach?

Good Harbor

Who has the best chowder in town?

Halibut Point

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

The Rest of Everest Video Blog…therestofeverest.com

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?


What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?

Heard it was great but I did not go

What is your favorite local band?

Groove Therapy ( I play in that band so I am a little biased)
Thanks, Joey

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