On February 23, 1967, across the Great Pond at Abbey Road Studios, The Beatles were recording "Lovely Rita" for Sgt. Pepper... Meanwhile, at The Augusta General Hospital, Brian James let out his first cry to world. 20 years later in the summer of '87, Brian played "Lovely Rita" on the radio station he grew up with, WBLM. Taking over the Night Flight for the Captain, who moved to host The WBLM Morning Show, a teenage dream was realized. Brian "The Guru" James is a dyed-in-wool Mainah. In the 80's at Cony High School, He had a different colored Blimp t-shirt for each day of the week. A WBLM Loyal listener who ended up making the team. Pretty frickin' sweet bub! The Guru has been rockin' Blimpville for over 25 years and has hosted The Afternoon Express for over a decade. When he not rockin' live with BLM, he's rockin' at home in Westbrook with his wife Sherry, and sons, Sam and Carter. Rip it hahd weekday afternoons at work and on the way home!! Like him on Facebook! And remember, if the conniption fits, wear it!
Today’s Blimp Time-Hop: The Golden God Turns 70
Check out this awesome performance of “The Rain Song” earlier this month. He’s absolutely still got it. Happy Birthday to the Golden God!
Wicked Awesome Photos from Maine’s Balloon Festival
Look at these wicked beautiful, colorful, big balloon photos captured by lifelong Blimpster, Alan Holbrook of Turner at this year's festival . There's even an Elvis balloon. More terrific shots, thanks Al!
Today’s Blimp Time-Hop: Aerosmith Takes Maine on Permanent Vacation
30 years ago today, Aerosmith rocked a sold out show at the Civic Center! It was the Permanent Vacation tour still ragin’ on.
Today’s Blimp Time-Hop: Styx Brings the Grand Illusion to Maine
It was also just weeks before the release of Pieces of Eight in September. So cool for Blimpsters to hear Come Sail Away, Fooling Yourself, the Grand Illusion and a new song called, Blue Collar Man live in concert.
Today’s Blimp Time -Hop: A Black Crowes Birthday
Black Crowes drummer and founding member, Steve Gorman is celebrating his 53rd today. Happy Birthday to one of Portland’s favorite musicians and one of WBLM’s best bros.
Today’s Blimp Time-Hop: Loverboy Sold-Out at the CCCC in ’83
35 years ago today, Loverboy sold out the Civic Center again! The Keep It Up Tour came to Blimpville with the totally rad Canadians from Calgary.
Maine’s Wicked Big Balloon Fest Happens This Weekend
It's Up,Up and Away in LA again this weekend for the 26th Annual Great Falls Balloon Festival! The festival features hot air balloon rides, live music,delicious food and more. You can check out the full schedule of events here.
Hillbilly Weatherman Writes Wicked Great Frog Poetry
Even though most of the sentences we've heard in his one-of-a-kind reports over the years are punctuated with F-in' colorful adjectives, you know he is actually able to keep it clean here and there. Not just clean, but truly poetic!
WARNING: ‘Zucchini Terrorists’ in Maine & NH Once Again
Yup it's that time of year. The time when virtually ever friend or family member with a garden starts pushing their high yield of zucchini on us. You can't seem to stop by for a summer visit without leaving with an armful. Watch this ol' timah's wicked funny perspective on this y…
Today’s Blimp Time-Hop: Yes Concert Packs the CCCC in ’77
41 years ago today, Yes arrived at the still pretty much brand-new Civic Center in support of their album Going For The One.