Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dave Gerard: THE VIDEO

Greetings Gossip Lovers

Well here it is, as promised. Dave Gerard singing in G Lady's kitchen and otherwise entertaining the gloved one and DC the intrepid, (and terribly impressed), videographer.

You get to see some pretty fun photos of Dave - the early days - and get to hear the man talk his history and "The Zoomy Trail," his latest album. He even tells us where the unusual title came from - sweet story to say the least.

You are going to LOVE THIS.

Click HERE for a delightful visit with the man with the golden voice.

And yes, you have every right to be jealous!

Yours in Bliss
Gossip Lady

Want more? Here's a story That McCartin Woman did on Dave for Spotlight Magazine last week.

Will "Grease" skid in - on time?"

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

Well this is the moment of truth: can humans beat mother nature at Her own game?

We'll all find out this weekend when - assuming the break in the rain continues - "Grease" will open at Prescott Park.

Here are a few back scene photos from this past Saturday, the ONLY day that week the crew and cast were able to actually get down there and put a full day's work in.

Then of course the skies didn't clear again till late yesterday - Wednesday .

Can they pull it off? The tension is killing G Lady. But I'm sure it's nothing compared to what the painters, carpenters, actors etc., are experiencing at this very moment.

If you look carefully at the top photo of the stage you can see a painter working their little heart out on the backdrop. Next photo, a shot of back stage - well it is simply a tangle of work with opening less than a week away!

I am sure the real drama is being played out, right here, right now on Thursday night.

In the last photo is Stage Manager David D'Agostino , and Sound Engineer Katie Huges to his right, going over cues. (Check out that young man's face - lifted directly from a classic Roman sculpture that one is. You just can't not mention something that extraordinary).

Anyway back to the drama. Will they be ready?

Meet you at the Park tomorrow night to see what unfolds.

Yours in anticipation,

Gossip Lady

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's a Tasty Night!

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

No. The Circus has not come to town. This, my friends, is the tent for tonight's big social event - not to mention good deed - the Taste of the Nation huppla down at Strawbery Banke Musuem.

Must dash off, don't want to arrive after the best is gone. But thought you'd enjoy these BEFORE pictures , when everyone was scurrying around like mad.

The rain had just stopped, (I think these folks have their own angel), the sump pump had removed the water from under the tent (though puddles were still in full evidence outside it), and people were scurrying about making the space all nice and special for the folks coming out to partake.

Arranging the flowers there are the ladies from Twig & Fern Designs. The gentleman setting up his table is Anthony Aiken from Anneke Jans, and the lady pulling out the whites is Rachael Beemer of Epoch at the Exeter Inn.

Hope you make it down there for all the wonderful delectables.

Once again one of those rare occasions just perfect for chapeau and gloves! And let me just say, let's all tip our hat to those organizing and pitching in. Great work folks! You've made your moms and community proud!

Yours in the art of eatables
Gossip Lady.
(It's called Puddle Dock for a reason).

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sun! Flowers! Music! NOW

Greetings Gossip Lovers,


Yes. It's Friday 6:30 p.m. and the clouds have finally broken. PERFECT timing waterlogged friends.

There's is a quintessential good weather event going on right now, till 8 p.m., and then again tomorrow, 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. A perfect hat an glove event I might add.

See those little flower flags along the city streets? Those indicate homes taking part in the South Church Pocket Garden Tour.

Each location offers the walk-about, live music or visual artist on sight - and cookies!! You'll be working those calories off walking about so enjoy!

Tonight you can find Ray DeMarco on the keyboards (see photo) at one location and at another you can catch Sarah Bauhan on flute and Emma Clarkson on violin together.

So stop reading and go, go, go!

Yours in gardens and gloves
Gossip Lady

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Festival Food, Mood and Free Music

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

It's already noon. Have you gotten your Square on today?
Earlier this a.m. St. Nicolas Greek Orthodox Church, along with the Boy Scouts were already heating up the food court.

Folks were already millin' already buyin' already donning balloon hats.

Good times folks, Good times. And lots o' free music and dance.

So slather the sunscreen and go get your Square on!

Yours in the love of Free Art!
Gossip Lady

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

Right here - this cheesy-dog photo of me - it says it all.

Just sharing a moment from my past week; a special one in my life; THE Dave Gerard, (Savoy Truffle), in G Lady's kitchen where he PERFORMED, right here among the plants, for yours truly and DC, G Lady's intrepid videographer and all of you.

Be. Still. My. Heart.

The picture says it all, say no more, say no more.

DC will post a video of the event in two weeks. You can just click on the G. Lady video link (brown and orange photo of GL to the right - could be better, but alas, the hatted-one had no say in the color selections). Till then check out some of the other segments, Portsmouth High School Marching Band, Al Barr from Drop Kick Murphys, Joe Queer, of The Queers, Pontine Movement Theatre - all folks from your community!

Yours in true gratitude for incredible perks,

Gossip Lady

PS: See Dave for yourself: Three Chimneys Terrace, Durham, June 19, or Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, June 26, 8 p.m. more at:

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Greetings Gossip Lovers,

Once again G Lady asks you - even if you don't know someone in this video - take the time to look! These dedicated young musicians do a heart good! (Click HERE).

Carrying that tuba around might be a little rough on the hear, (it weights a bloody ton)! But listening to these kids talk about their art and then play? Makes one soar.

You know that experience where you go to a museum or a play, or a concert and you're so inspired you can't wait to get back to the creative process? That's what these kids did for G Lady I bet if you take the time to watch it, it will do it for you too. It's all that PASSION; (not to mention the great hats).

Yours in the love of inspiration
Gossip Lady

Monday, June 8, 2009

WHAT? - You Tell Me!

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

Today - I supply the photos, you supply the tale.

The best story (which is legally post-able) wins a prize. So put on your creative hats G Lovers; tell Gossip Lady what you think is happening here.

Remember keep it tight; a few sentences, a few graphs. Just wow us.

Post under comment or if it's too long send it to Okay, cut off date is June 17 . So, get to it!

Yours in love of the pen
Gossip Lady

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Greetings Gossip Lovers,

Well G Lady flubbed a posting. The latest post is listed below as May 15, rather than in this spot.

I'm putting this notice in because it's NOT TO BE MISSED! You just have to check out the incredible photos from a Green Foundry casting event I attended, at Sanctuary Arts.

So, scroll it on down G Lovers and get an eye full of hot stuff: liquid iron and men and women in leather. - Tell me what you think!

Yours for the love of art
Gossip Lady
(Remember, it may be on page 2 by now).