I spent a steamy July day at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, learning all about the Portland and Lewiston Interurban electric trolleys that used to zip between Portland and Lewiston. They could go almost 90 mph. That’s fast. You could get from Monument Square in Portland, to Union Station in Lewiston with several stops along […]
As a personal followup, I couldn’t resist having my eyes and ears on hand for Brad Terry’s 78th birthday show in Brunswick Tuesday night. The night of really fine jazz also marked his final gig with 20-something guitar phenom Peter Herman, who left the next day to seek his fortune on the west coast. After […]
My partner in The Squid Jiggers, Dave Rowe, and I played an online concert last week on Concert Window. Thought you might like to see one of the highlights. The concerts are pay-what-you-want and completely live. We’re doing another one — with special guests — on New Year’s Day at 2 p.m. Merry Christmas, everybody!
A year ago last spring, I was contacted by a group of young, New York City documentary filmmakers. They were on their way to Maine in search of the newly-discovered North Pond Hermit. Since the Hermit was currently secluded behind bars, and not in a talkative mood, they were settling for interviews with the panoply of peripheral characters […]
The wooden, beer-soaked floor bounced like a trampoline upstairs at Bull Feeney’s under the weight of over a hundred dancers Thursday night while Hello Newman belted hits from the 90s one last time. The popular, and unapologetic cover band has packed sweaty bodies into the historic building at the corner of Fore and Exchange Streets […]
Did you know blueberries contain just 80 calories per cup, virtually no fat and they’re chock full of anti-oxidants, too? Were you aware laughter decreases stress hormones while increasing your immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies? Me neither, but I read that stuff on the web, so it must be true! In any case, join me and the Half Moon Jug Band for […]