Monday, January 11, 2021
Saturday 9 Jan 21 was a Mad Painter practice,
studio again in two weeks. "Highway Driver" by german
'70s group Randy Pie WILL be done, a big Pierre le Coutre
favourite from "then". Also, SOUNDING like "then"
keyboardist Alex Gitlin has a new toon written
THIS year that sounds like 1972 "Limey metal blues"/boogie
in a Status Quo vein BUT he and I both agreed his keyboards echo
Savoy Brown on Hellbound Train/Street Corner Talking etc. TOO
soon to record YET but am excited over this one and stay tuned
for more mad painter and LIKE them on facebook!"
Sunday 10 jan 21 produced the Stigmatics at
Lowell street where resides Miss Lyn's Salem Witch trial
uncle (John proctor house "site"). (His second wife was
an Ipswich Thorndike whom was a distant cuzzin of Miss Lyn's Big
Grammy Cardinal; just like Alice Cooper descends from the Rhode
Island Throckmortons!). To make things even more Coast to
Coast, as guitarist Bob Roos drove north,
a Real kids song from a 1983 French release comes on Sirius/ lil
Steven radio and NOT ironically, Alpo, whom is
buried 11 miles north of studio, played on it. So west is Miss Lyn's
uncle, north is Alpo's grave. Dr ken, the Day tripper, had his Gizmojo
workin'! bass and drums sounded tight, and in eight hours, Bob and
guitarist Pete MacCormack, laid down guitar tracks
on eight songs; one hour per song! "Be great or be gone"-
David Briggs producing Grin. On drive back it was Rodney
Bingenheimer tyme on the Sirius and (wait this is BGN relevant!)
the Shang-Hi-Los and the Hi End were
played. Glad for the local breakout for both!
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Shang Hi Los
The Hi End
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Til Tuesday 12 jan 20. took another listen to Boston
rock and roll anthology 21, this tyme Heidi
Jo Hines had a cut with a fellow name Nico. www.facebook.com/heidijohines.
She is daughter of Denny Laine, whom sang Moody
Blues "Go Now" and Jo Jo laine. At the
fortieth birthday of an infamous Kinks groupie back in 1996, Kirkland
café, I had the distinct pleasure of being Jimi Hendrix playing
with the Ronettes as Jody Moore/ JoJo Laine and a young Heidi Jo
Hines did "be My Baby". Sober, I can say she inherited
her dad's singing voice! "As it is" is great stuff like
the Raveonettes channeling doo-wop and girl-group. "Who's foolin'
Who" is a bouncy Jewel-like tune but with stronger lead vocals/
double-track harmonies. Everything on this comp is slick and commercial
radio "friendly", the more I listen, the more that "I
dig a Pygmy!"
Thursday, January 14, 2021
day of Wodin 13 jan 20. or maybe the day before; coffee and pre-dawn
movies is a poor substitute for the sci-fi marathon at Somerville
theatre! BUT, say 0530, I tuned into 1962's Swingin'
Along and caught Ray Charles doing
"Sticks and Stones", then he announces a key change and
into "what'd I say"! I felt as excited as a young Joe
Cocker (whom covered "sticks and stones' on mad Dogs and Englishmen).
footage is six minutes of youtube. Music in this movie is my
parents pre- beatles collection from life as Southern Marine brat
(no baseball bat). Dad had Ray Charles Greatest Hits but
also in the house was Roger Williams whom makes appearance at end
of film. 1962...a good year to take photos of wimmen and comb yer
hair before taking out the garbage! (in my case, I should never
have left North Carolina nor kindergarten!)"
Friday, January 15, 2021
Til Tuesday 12 Jan 20 914 pm Paris France. Facebook friend Eric
Pouille posts: "first sonic trip of the year podcast. https://soundcloud.com/eric-pouille/sonic
trip -12jan2021 . " GREAT Kenne-type music and even Kenne
musique! Gizmos "America First" into MC5's "American
Ruse"! Hmmm....was he in my 8452 Ridge Road Brockport NY bedroom
early 1973 with my MC5 Back in the USA 8-track? "There are
no coincidences>'-George Noory"
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Saturday 16 Jan 20. Though all my excitement this weekend and
next is recording at Lowell Street, on facebook "I read the
news today oh boy". First off Tim Bogert
of Vanilla Fudge/Cactus/ Beck Bogert Appice had died and tributes
from those in those bands, all facebook friends of mine including
Timmy. Glad I DID see him play with Fudge at Regent Theater (2004?).
Then Sylvain Sylvain Ny Dolls also died, another
facebook friend. 1974, my last year of high school Brockport NY
was a lot of NY Dolls listening. April 1974 Solomon gruberger
and I saw Ny Dolls at Bottom Line (?); it's in an O rextasy
issue. Now Sol and 80 per cent of Dolls are gone, thus me/Iggy/David
Johansen last member of O rex/Stooges/Dolls. Dolls opening act
was "Kleiner Suzi": Suzi Quatro! (got back to me within
the day too!). age 70, WORKS OUT AT GYM, just seems to be doing
as well as a "Glycerine Queen" could. mad Painter practice
tonight and studio next week and see you all soon, God willin',
crick don' rise"