December 30, 2019
"Sonntag 29 Dec 19. Outpost 186. Cesni Trio (like
them on facebook). This is traditional Turkish music. instruments
among the trio: tanbur, fretless guitar, oud, saz, contrabass,
yayli tanbur, ney, darbuka, bendir, cajon , tombak and armenian
dhol. Also on facebook page. Turkish makam music. "Turkish
art music" 500 years old. In a nutshell, very psychedlic
and one lady said her mind "travelled" (didnt I see
her at Monterey during Ravi Shankar?). well, you get the idea.
The trio played an hour and half, lots of scholarly info, a learning
expierience for me. Glad I went!".....
December 31, 2019
Monntag 30 Dec 19. Boston8Bit: It's Frickin' Freezing. brought to
you by TinyOak Booking, geekbeatradio,
21 plus and free! show art by Joe-Lou Art. live visuals by Thresher.
T-T)b. Fuzzy Proxy! The Gothsicles! (nice people and great merchandise).
Everyone i named has a facebook page. Gee Julie and i caught Chiptune
open mic! A young "Afro-punk" in tribal white face and
multi-colour wig sang "punk rock gurl' (Dead Milkmen) off a
cell phone as electronica blurped from computers. What blew us away
was him rapping in Japanese! Next up a young lad reminisced on 20
year anniverary of Y2K and "did your DAD fill up the bathtub"?
shit it WAS a generation ago! lastly a "trans woman" (hope
i'm bein' half-ass politcally correct) did a song about getting
fired which was intermittent screaming and the computer dj doing
electronic blurt....to my '70s dad-rock boomer ears think WAYNE
County fronting Can and singing Kraftwerk toons....a lot of interesting
stuff at that Jungle and shitty sleety night and no power at BGN
but Jungle had power and FULL HOUSE! No youngsters offered me a
seat so I left hollering "elder abuse"!!!"......
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Lou Year's Eve. Club Bohemia. There were a
lot of veteran rockers there so when Miss Lyn and Gee Julie open
up that punk rock retirement home.....
Larry Newman opened with a fantastic set of
" unplugged Americana" highlighted by Hank Williams
"Never get Out of this world alive" which he too had
on 78 rpm! (Needed spoons, tho....).....Frank Rowe solo
was fantastic as usual. He DOES have an album in him! Tonight's
highlight was about working at the Goddess Bra factory. He almost
got me a job there! But if i hadnt worked at Coop wouldnt have
met James Straight and the Beareaucrats. The
Count videotaped a set of lou Reed and other toons ("out
of touch" that Stones song my Facebook friend Chris Farlowe
does!). Guitars were me and Schmel H. Hind, Captain
Easychord-keyboards, Larry Newman-bass
and "Schmel" Hendry-drums. It's on
youtube and if ANYBODY plays Happy the Clown meets "Heard
her call my name" ostrich guitar it's Schmel H. Hind! Same
band for the Kenne set but Pete from Stigmatics
jumped up, Brian Young from Thighscrapers
Got Our Ya ya's Out on "Live with me" but, fucken Springa
from SSD doing "Lookin at you" (MC5)
plus Stooges "1969" and "1970"; "it must
have been epic!"
J. Lianna Ness, Lollipop/The Noise. Midnight
and Larry and drummer backed up Andy
Pratt. His Willie Loco-ish take on "Ruby Tuesday"
was, to quote a rug-holding Schmel H.
Hind, "da fucken ballz". A nice mellow tyme; am i the
new fucken punk-rock Guy Lombardo? well you can suck my fucken
Dick, Clark! (not Clark Dark; great guy!).
Here are my gigs this year:
8 march 20-Jungle:
mad painter plus a Kenne set.
20- Kenne with Tsunami of Sound/Smitt
E Smitty and State of the Union.
2 apr 20-
"when i'm 64" birthday. 2000 hours opener: A few
Good men. A fire team of former marine rockers KENsisting
of L/Cpl KE Highland, Second Lt. Larry
Newman,'Nam vet Ralph Fatello whose M-14
butt was the only WOOD STOCK he ever say and Wayne Viens.
I shudder to think what our "jam" will be...."Ballad
of the Green Beret"? "The marines Hymn"? A sober
version of the Marine Corps Ball!
(In '78, in dress blues, I DID puke in the head standing at attention!
"This is my Marine Corps head and I'll puke here if I want!")
The Cal Cali gigs I'll have age 64 are in sunny
weather..."every clime and place and to keep our Honour clean"!".......
Friday, January 3, 2020
Freitag 3 Jan 20. Yesterday I got a friended by Mike
Heron of Incredible String band! My
interest in them via Zeppelin. In 1980-something got an album
from Diskovery in Allston (Yolanda RIP) and drunkenly
decided the Throwing Muses was ISB played at 78 rpm! Maybe at
Johnny D's, Allston, I told them so....dug out my $10 1960 copy
of Ray Charles in Concert from Grooves Somerville and
it smelt like 1960! inner sleeve listed all the $3.98 albums available
on Atlantic (maximum r and b!) and the "high fidelity"
vinyl has BLACK Atlantic label.....looks vintage coz it is! Listening
to Ray Charles whilst Joe Cocker was Top of the Pops with mad
Dogs and Highlanders, I always enjoyed his "sideman";
David "Fathead" Newman. Such a great album....Rick
Biskit Roth WMBR 0600 Second Fiddle rightly played a
shitload of Sleepy labeef (RIP) and other country
sounds followed by the Psychedelic Sounds of Eric Burdon and "Monterey"!
A great 45 then and now....Gee Julie joke: "so we're going
to Life Alive and then larry Lifeless? Stay toon tomorrow!"....
Saturday, January 4, 2020
"friday 3 jan 20. club bohemia. Creepy Freaks
open, a good mix of rockabilly/british invasion/power-pop trio.
Evert, on second, has a different drummer now
but still sound like 1969 grand funk and first two ufo albums.
Larry Lifeless, on third, sat in a chair with
his back to the audience looking like madcap laughs syd
barrett. had bass and drums. vocally public image ltd.
musically flipper. met larry's daughters outside the cantab and
he's gonna have his sixth grandchild! I first met larry in 1980
in his loft after the underground; he laid in a chair and put
on a very scratched copy of funhouse. i was also one
of four watching the sickness at underground.
full circle now with larry on guitar and a rhythm section. Only
this time he had people! It just took the rest of world time to
catch up with his GENIUS!!!!!"........