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. Twenty years later, 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 '80s at Cony High School, he had a different colored Blimp t-shirt for each day of the week. The Guru has been rockin' Blimpville for over 25 years. 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!
Blimp Time-Hop: First Yes Show At CCCC Is A Sellout
42 years ago today, Yes arrived for the first time at the still pretty much brand-new Civic Center in support of their album Going For The One.
Two Funny Maine Vehicles You Must See This Week
We really can't deny the fact that Mainahs are wicked creative. Take a look at these photos of wacky Maine autos.
This Weekend Is Maine’s Wicked Huge Balloon Fest In L/A
The festival weekend is jam packed with family fun featuring hot air balloon rides, live music,delicious food and more. You can check out the full schedule of events here.
Check Out Alice Cooper At J’s Oyster In Portland
It's nice to see Alice Cooper took the time on show to enjoy a couple of Maine's finest things. He played a round up at that gorgeous course in Gray, the Spring Meadows Golf Club. After that he was spotted dining at the beloved Portland seafood joint, J's Oyster Bar.
You Gotta See These Photos Of Alice Cooper Golfing In Gray
Check out these great photos of Alice with staff and golfers at beautiful Spring Meadows before his sold-out show at Rock Row in Westbrook on Saturday!
Blimp Time-Hop: Van Halen Headlines For the 1st Time In Portland
Van Halen was sold-out that night and would continue to sell ALL the tickets every time they came back, up to and including their final Portland performance with Sammy Hagar in 1991.
WBLM Classic Lunch: Friday “All Live Outta The Archives” Menu
Friday menus in the summahtime are "All Live Outta The Archives" in the Rock and Roll Diner. We featured 3 very special sets (Mini-Concerts, if you will) today on the WBLM Classic Lunch Hour.
Blimp Time Hop: Mainers Come Together On Monument Square For Jerry
On August 9, 1995, just before the WBLM Classic Lunch Hour, I went into the Blimp Studio to let Tommy C know that Jerry passed. He offered his condolences with an expression that you would give someone who just lost a family member. For Deadheads, we had.
WBLM Classic Lunch: “The Really Big Numbers!” Menu
Today's menu was actually quite selfishly done for me and my fam. I figured it wouldn't hurt to try and attract a "Really Big Number" for us as we refinance. Fingers crossed.
WBLM Classic Lunch: The “Life On The Farm” Menu
It's Wednesday and that means it's Farmer's Market time again on Monument Square here beautiful Portland, Maine. So we thought we'd play some barn fresh classics in the Rock and Roll Diner to go along with all that wholesome Maine goodness outside our window.