Monday, February 24 2020
"day of Saturn 22 Feb 20. A great Mad Painter
practice for Sunday 8 March 20 The Jungle 10 pm,
but tonight's spotlight on: Gee Julie and Natalia!!!
working up good harmony vocals AND choreography....well, with
one ex-Silver Star and one son of Silver, what DOES one expect?!
For a "reward", I brought Gee Julie to El
Potro Mexican Bar and Grille. It was National
Margarita Day, so Ken and Gee Julie walked into Mexican
St Patrick's Day. AND karaoke! Spanish love songs and a couple
townie ladies singing "I Will Survive'; no walls built here!
Though, all I can say en Espanol is "96 Tears", Gee
Julie opted for "Besame Mucho". We had the whole crowd
singing along (obviously Spanish words on wall; dad's Iberian
penninsula DNA coming in WC handy!), then during "Macarena",
some elder townie lady grabbed me and a Papi grabbed Julie! Opa
without ouzo! Fuck these trendy ass hipster clubs; "when
we drink shots, we're the only real people!!!!"....open til
"Sunday 23 Feb 2020. Dan Lu whom I had met
on Facebook through a German meet-up group has also started International
Cultural Exchange (Boston). He goes to a restaurant to
celebrate a holiday (Ken and Gee Julie missed Diwali!) but Carnival
and Oliviera's steak house in Somerville came rollin' 'cross my
newsfeed, so Gee Julie was "C'mon Let's Go"! Interesting
mix of Europeans (photo) hailing from Zurich, Paris, South America,
Athens....all dug classic rock, all young enuff to be my kids and
all hopefully being part of those 15 people we need to draw at
Jungle sunday 8 march 20! (one young lad saw Paul McCartney
in URUGUAY! where Dad has a DNA match). It was $10 to go to what
WAS Club Three for samba dancing, but through a comedy of errors,
Gee Julie and i led the squad to Sally O'Brien's for Afropop! Next
event is: MASLENITSA!!!
sunday 22 march 20 "a sun festival, and an eastern slavic religous
and folk holiday to celebrate end of winter/beginning of spring
(damn sure sounds like a solstice to me)...Having eaten my way across
the world ("Universal Garbage Disposal"!) it's at Cafe
St-Petersburg in Newton Center; "come and keep your comrade
warm"! (in Uruguay!) The ghost of my cuzzin Linda Garreau Highland
is behind all this; she woulda loved it as much as Gee Julie!"...
Tuesday, February 25 2020
Monntag 24 feb 20. I had binge-shopped a bag of cds at Armageddon
records, harvard square, for all your punk/harcore/metal
needs but for under $20 I got on cd, The Complete recordings, robert
johnson. It was a box set but the info box missing; What i'm missing
is the 1937 78s on Vocalion label but between two cds, you even
get alternate takes! (I would be "So Vain" to compare
Gizmos demos/rehersals gizmos double cd on Gulcher to this, but
a cassette in the living room kindsa equals that 1930s 78 rpm sound).
I'm preaching to the choir if you dont already know which caucasian
"rock" bands covered what songs; including micelf, agin!
"Get Back to where I once belong" : I had the 45 of Cream
doing "Crossroads" about early 1969 played on my baby
sister's close and play and then by 1971, i owned Stones Get your
ya ya's out and heard "Love in vain" (even better from
same tour, a bootleg I got same tyme Vince's record shoppe, Brockport
NY: Liver than you ever be!). From Ya Ya's, I also copped "little
queenie" to equal "that's cool" and on same said
Gizmos demo/rehersal cd, i think I saw "play it like "Little
Queenie" on Ya ya's! ok, enuff of a broken record, Clapton
and Keef turnt me into R. Johnson, now I have two hours of fantastic
Delta blues and the "crossroads" of route 104 and 19 OR
19 and 31, ESPECIALLY the lake Road my family been on since 1816
only points one to; The Bergen Swamp! (bergen NY). I would NEVER
throw peekaboo over my shoulder at midnight at the Crossroads! I
sold my soul to "the creature from the Bergen Swamp"!"....
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
"Til Tuesday 25 Feb 20. Going through a box of "did I
buy this?" cassettes, i find America
Indian Dhaba. a remix by baba Sengal. 1996. It is Linda Garreau
Highland's fault she turned
me onto Bollywood! But 1996 we were
lucky we had webtv! wikipedia as usual has the answer! baba Sengal
"is an Indian rapper' (from India). He is considered to be
the world's first hindi rap megastar"...stop by Punjhabi Dhaba
in Inman Square, I MAY have heard him! "frequent airplay MTV
India"....i can only imagine (back when I had the international
channel on cable I saw Korean rap! This all pre-you tube)...First
album was 1990, since then film, tv, etc. I shall certainly have
fun at dinner googling and youtubing his films....an all-around
Thursday, February 27, 2020
"day of Wodin 26 Feb 20. Miss Lyn now editing The Boston
FOODIE News. She had taped Marcus Samuelsson
dining with the Portuguese diaspora in massachusetts in No
Passport Required (and I thought I had an original idea!).
Boston. eater. com maps out Every Boston restaurant Marcus Samuelsson
visits on "No
Passport Required" (you can stream the episode here!).
many I have been to! "Human Garage Disposal" world-wide!
0600 Pontoon palace, Breakfast of Champions
dj John Bernhardt (WMBR) declared artist of the week
to be: Tim Buckley! So Pontoon followed suit.
Nice to drink Boston Groupie Coffee amongst Boston Groupie Cats
and lissen to Tim Buckley before sunrise!".......
Friday, February 28, 2020
day of Thor 27 Feb 20. Dug out my 45 of the
gentrys doing "Cinnamon Gurl"
on Sun (1970). wikipedia says Jimmy Hart reformed the band in 1969,
so it's a "heavier' version than 1965's "Keep on dancin'"
(in other words; MY kinda music!). Looking at the Sun lp on discogs.com
they seem to cover "why should i cry" (Steve Alaimo?),
"Help me" and "rollin and tumblin'" (da blooze!)
AND: "Stroll On"! as tired as Aeroshit is doin' "Train
kept a rollin'" (it would make Bob Bitter!), aint nuthin' better
than Southern bands doin' yardbirds covers revved up like nascar!
"I Just got the news" written by singer Jimmy hart echoes
the Strawberry Alarm Clock, meaning it sounds like pre-Allmans Hourglass
(Liberty) which is how Ed King of Akarm Clock ended up joining Skynyrd
(early Skynyrd covering every song on Hourglass abum). as for "cinammon
girl", zeegrooves. blogspot. com says "Neil...had recorded
"Cinammon Girl", but reprise hadnt released a 45. Seeing
an opportunity, Gentrys recorded"....Jimmy tarbutton, who has
quite a discography, did the solo on gentry's cover and it's Clapton-meets-country,
which IS Southern rock! Let's not forget Neil's mother was a raglands,
long Virginia pedigree, as in "southern grandad...better do
what the Gud book says" (when the hell was Slade spellin' Neil
lyrics?!?!). somethingelsereviews.com says "aiming to grab
a piece of the market occupied by bands such as Steppenwolf, Iron
Butterfly, Deep Purple and Mountain", meaning 14 year old ken
Highland who "cannot get a gurl" and STILL lissenin' to
that music....WONT! gentrys cover Cat Stevens "Wild World"
also! Lastly, singer Jimmy Hart "found greater fame and success
in pro wrestling as a manager "The Mouth of the South".
he also composed music for The Wrestling Boot Squad, fronted by
Hulk Highland! The story of the gentrys is described in book The
Mouth of The South"....hey mach bell wrote a book too! "When
the Music (Career)'s Over"; write a fuckin' book! "Idiot
bastard Sun" Elvis and Colonel Parker. The gentrys. Great band!".....
Saturday, February 22, 2020
"Friday on my mind. 28 Feb 20. Gee Julie works with a fellow
in Chaco (the band; like them on facebook!); when
Cal Cali did Dylan tribute at The Greek October last, Chaco was
next door at Thunder Road! A co-worker of both ("I'm a comedian"
when asked if he played; I'm BOTH!) LOVED "that punk-Dylan
thing!" (man....).....So they are an interesting four-piece
jam band whom swap instruments. They claim Phish and the Dead as
influences (one fellow did favour Troy Anastasia; I was doing Pebbles
covers in the Hopelessly Obscure when Phish began late '83 up in
vermont...just a different kinda '60s, i guess...)...BUT what I
heard most was FUNK! A lotta ninth chords, Cry- baby wah-wahs, broken
low E bass strings, rapping or maybe rap-rock (labels are bullshit
as is), a lot of high- hat...again, EVERYONE swapped instruments!
But the last two songs (and place WAS packed!) had gee Julie's "colleague'
Phillip Gehoff doing some wild Strat work echoing almost randy california
and Spirit! Let me also mention the lone cover of Beatles "Taxman",
another player REALLY hittin' hendrix-cum-red hot chili peppers
Woodstock I AND II ninth chords, perfect harmonies, Trey Anastasio
clone in red running suit playing bass, singing lead, Phil on drums
maybe...ok,I dug 'em we'll do gigs and let's NOT forget my march
gigs: Jungle sunday 8 march, mad painter 10 pm, kenne at
1045 pm and saturday 21 march midway with Tsunami of Sound,
Andre the Giant poster and four pm set tyme! See y'all then!"...