Captain Joe and Sons In Glamour UK On Newstands Now

For the regular readers of GMG you will remember early last summer when the crew from Glamour UK and Victoria’s Secret Model Cintia Dicker came down to do a photo shoot.  Well it finally hit the news stands.  It’s a nine page spread featuring many of our guys including Dave Jewell, George Hardy, Zack Jewell, Sean Goulart, Doc Herrick, Mikey, Frankie and yours truly.

Tina Greel Fish Rubbing- Gyotaku

This from Tina-

Gyotaku, (gee-oh-tah-koo) or “fish rubbing,” originated in the 17th century and was used to record the size and species of fish caught. Today it has evolved into an art form. The artist inks the freshly caught fish with a nontoxic, water-soluble ink, then rice paper is placed on the fish and is hand-rubbed. After removal of the rice paper, the eye is hand-painted, and enhancement color is added resulting in a scale-by-scale likeness of the fish. The artist’s “chop” and signature are added to complete the artwork. Each print is a one-of-a-kind-original. Thanks again.. I got a few e-mails from my friends. With links to good morning glosta.
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Tina Greel Fish Prints, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Susie Byrd Back On Track

After Susie’s little setback which you can read about by clicking this highlighted text, she has been nothing but the model of the perfect backman.  She’s been showing up on time and is back in gear.  I called her out as having strike one for being a no-show for work that day but her boss Johnny “Doc” Herrick called it a check swing.

Susie Byrd Back On Track, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

GMG Logo Contest

OK here it is- A Contest.

Here is the picture of the GMG Logo.  For any of you that have graffic design backgrounds and want to put it to good use I’m looking for someone to make it into a black and white design that I can use for print on a tshirt or hat or other item.

What will you win if I select your design as the one we use?  A link to your business or website (providing it’s not vulgar or obscene).

Get to it and I’ll post everyone’s entries even if they don’t win.

If you would like to enter something else that isn’t the GMG Seagull, feel free.  Also if you have a friend that has some graphic design experience feel free to forward this to them to get them involved.

Cape Ann Community Cinema Schedule For 10/31-11/1

Cape Ann Community Cinema, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31
THE RAPE OF EUROPA
SHOWN AT 12:30PM
Nearly as insidious as the Hitler’s wholesale slaughter of Jews and others he thought inferior was his systematic pillaging of Europe’s art treasures and the attempted cultural annihilation of “sub-human” peoples. In the exhaustive documentary written and directed by Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham and Bonni Cohen, the trio goes far in chronicling this seldom explored prong of the Nazis’ assault, from Hitler’s formation of the party in the 1920’s right through to its rise to power in 1933 to its defeat at the end of World War II twelve years later. Art lovers will thrill to the heroic efforts of not only the staffs of the Louvre and the Hermitage, but the U.S. Army’s contingent of “Monuments Men,” commissioned to protect these treasures from a vindictive retreating German force. While the three do not fully make a case for the Reich’s hunger for art being a major impetus for its warmongering, they do depict the tragedy of this hidden war-within-a-war with the kind of passion that would even make the most cold-hearted collector of velvet Elvis paintings weep.
“There is a heart-rending feeling to this documentary, in part due to its sense of irretrievable loss.”
-Philip Marchand, The Toronto Star
STEALING AMERICA: VOTE BY VOTE
SHOWN AT 2:45PM
For more than thirty years, exit polls accurately predicted election results. Over the last ten years that reliability has disappeared. What’s going on? The last two presidential elections both came down to a relatively small number of votes, and in both elections the integrity of the voting process has been called into question. With the upcoming election looking to be similarly close, the time has come to ask the questions: What happened in 2000 and 2004? What, if anything, has changed since? And what can be done to ensure a fair and honest tabulation of votes in 2008? This film brings together behind-the-scenes perspectives from the U.S presidential election of 2004 – plus startling stories from key races in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2006. The film sheds light on a decade of vote counts that don’t match votes cast – uncounted ballots, vote switching, under-votes, an many other examples of election totals that warrant serious investigation. This film unveils patterns of anomalies at every level of the electoral process. Controversial partnerships perpetuate a secretive environment, as relevant facts and figures remain hidden from view. As a result, most Americans have no real sense of the threat to fair elections. As seemingly unrelated pieces of the puzzle come together, a chilling picture emerges: of widespread, artfully crafted “glitches” that, in the final tallies, have the capacity to alter election results.
“This tersely sobering documentary…mounts its case with hardheaded numerical logic.” -Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
WHAT WOULD JESUS BUY?
SHOWN AT 5:00PM
From producer Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me”) and director Rob VanAlkemade comes a serious docu-comedy about the commercialization of Christmas. Bill Talen (aka Reverend Billy) was a lost idealist who hitchhiked to New York City only to find that Times Square was becoming a mall. Spurred on by the loss of his neighborhood and inspired by the sidewalk preachers around him, Bill bought a collar to match his white caterer’s jacket, bleached his hair and became the Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping. Through retail interventions, corporate exorcisms, and some good old-fashioned preaching, Reverend Billy reminds us that we have lost the true meaning of Christmas. “What Would Jesus Buy?” is a journey into the heart of America – from exorcising the demons at the Wal-Mart headquarters to taking over the center stage at the Mall of America and then ultimately heading to the Promised Land…Disneyland. Will we be led like Sheeple to the Christmas slaughter, or will we find a new way to give a gift this Christmas? “What Would Jesus Buy?” may just be the divine intervention we’ve all been searching for.
Part of our “Somewhere That’s Green” series of sustainability films.
SHOWN FOLLOWING THE SHORT:
THE STORY OF STUFF
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. “The Story Of Stuff” is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. “The Story Of Stuff” exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.
FROZEN RIVER
SHOWN AT 7:15PM
This acclaimed drama is the story of Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo), an upstate New York trailer mom who is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling when she meets a Mohawk girl who lives on a reservation that straddles the U.S.-Canadian border. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin making runs across the frozen St. Lawrence River carrying illegal Chinese and Pakistani immigrant in the trunk of Ray’s Dodge Spirit.
“This is a debut feature, though you’d never know it from the filmmaker’s commandingly confident style, or from the heartbreaking beauty – heartbreaking, then heartmending – of Melissa Leo’s performance.” -Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
CTHULHU
SHOWN AT 9:30PM
If the movies “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Wicker Man” spawned violently in the night, the result would be Cthulhu, first-time director Dan Gildark’s effective, low-budget end-of-the-world dark thriller. Far more effective than M. Night Shyamalan’s apoca-schtick, “The Happening,” Gildark’s tense and claustrophobic slow-burn little film mines old-school horror titan H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” to tell this tale of a somber and terrifying homecoming. When Russell (Jason Cottle), a Seattle history professor, returns to Riversmouth for the funeral of his mother, he soon realizes that something is not quite right there, and that a mysterious sea-worshipping cult is probably behind it.
Part of our Friday Night Frights series.
“As the creepy gives way to the criminal, and ultimately to the genuinely supernatural, Cthulhu maintains its grounding in the sort of real-world interests that holds one’s attention without shocking demonstrations like dismemberment or decapitation.” -Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 – FILMMAKER APPEARANCE!
HOW TO CARVE AN ANGEL
SHOWN AT 12:30PM
This is a film reflecting a collaboration between sculptor McAlister Coleman, a member of the Rockport Art Association, and poet and former Rockport resident Peter Fulton. The film was shot in Rockport and Gloucester and represents the intersecton between sculpture, philosophy and poetry.
After the film, Peter Fulton will be reading some of his poetry and there will be a post-film discussion of what you aspire to create. Does not contain offensive language, violence or sexual content.
FROZEN RIVER
SHOWN AT 2:45PM
This acclaimed drama is the story of Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo), an upstate New York trailer mom who is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling when she meets a Mohawk girl who lives on a reservation that straddles the U.S.-Canadian border. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin making runs across the frozen St. Lawrence River carrying illegal Chinese and Pakistani immigrant in the trunk of Ray’s Dodge Spirit.
“This is a debut feature, though you’d never know it from the filmmaker’s commandingly confident style, or from the heartbreaking beauty – heartbreaking, then heartmending – of Melissa Leo’s performance.” -Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
FULL GROWN MEN
SHOWN AT 5:00PM
Set in a stylized yet familiar landscape of Americana, David Munro’s whimsical cautionary tale follows Alby Cutrera (Matt McGrath), a 35-year-old husband and father who longs for the days of his carefree boyhood when his only occupation was playing with his action figures. Desperate to escape the confines of adulthood and return to his halcyon days, Alby tracks down his childhood whipping boy Elias (Judah Friedlander), who now teaches at a special needs school, and persuades him to take a road trip to Diggityland – their favorite childhood theme park. As the dynamic duo motor along Florida’s tatty Orange Blossom Highway, they encounter a cast of tragicomic creatures, including an AWOL ex-theme park employee turned commando hitchhiker (Alan Cumming), an oversexed bartending clown-in-training (Amy Sedaris), and a trailer-dwelling delusional mermaid (Deborah Harry). Calamity and mayhem ensue as Alby and Elias’s sentimental trip down memory lane becomes an unsolicited lesson in the perils of living in the past.
“…an artistically integrated film that introduces a refreshing new talent to the independent scene, one who combines the visual palette of filmmaker Harmony Korine with an all-important sense of narrative.”
-Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
BEAUTY IN TROUBLE
SHOWN AT 7:15PM
Jan Hrebejk’s marvelous drama explores a young woman’s romantic dilemma: torn between a primal connection and the need to provide for her children, she loves two men. Set against the back drop of the recent floods in Prague, “Beauty In Trouble” is full of unexpected twists, humor and amazing performances culminating in a surprising and paradox ending.
“‘Beauty In Trouble’ offers a meditation on the legacies of communism and the lure of capitalism, but also on the human need for love, connection and family.” -Steven Rea, The Philadelphia Inquirer
TROUBLE THE WATER
SHOWN AT 9:30PM
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, “Trouble The Water” tells the story of an aspiring rap artist and her streetwise husband, trapped in New Orleans by deadly flood waters, who survive the storm and then seize a chance for a new beginning. It is a harrowing but ultimately redemptive tale of self-described street hustlers who become heroes that takes viewers inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen. From the producers of Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Bowling For Columbine.”

“Essential, unique viewing: a stunning experience of the hurricane and its aftermath, rooted in immediate personal response and emotions that encapsulate the full national catastrophe.” -Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

Again and Again Inc Workspace Pic

Another workspace photo from Freida Grotjahn’s Again and Again Inc. This is exactly how my workshop would look if I produced cool bags made from recycled sailcloth.

Again and Again, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Again and Again is located at 195 East Main Street. Freida’s website with contact info is

www.againnagain.com Tell her you saw her bags on the blog.