April 14, 2014
a Brattle double feature to make Mad Max of the Gizmos proud! Fellini's La Dolce Vita; each tyme I see it, I've missed something! Anita Ekberg dancing whilst an Italian band that is NOT Sonic Daze sing "Ready Teddy"! and the fashions are awesome, all the dudes dress like Micky Bliss....in the Fellini tradition was La Grande Bellezza; looks like a dude turns 65, disco-ing down in a Studio 54 way with Fellini-esque crowds, reflects on his life/regrets; he interviews performance artists; one has her muff dyed like the Commie flag, then runs head-on into a wall; that's the performace! applause! yep, LSD and Fellini for breakfast....lotta Catholic imagery in an Almodavar way too; I think the dude was involved with a lady that became a nun, then, as she's dyin', her ghost sez "write that novel! you havent wrote but one novel 40 years ago"...so moral: Carpe diem, maybe....lotta symbolism, need to watch again, but hey, 4pm-10 pm for $10......such a MacDeal! and suporting the arts on Tory Row!".....
April 15, 2014
April 16, 2014
due to a Red Line MTA fiasco, I missed the first hour of Brasilian film Elena at Tsai auditorium, Harvard. a woman goes looking for her missing sister or some damn thing (there IS a Facebook site!), so all I caught was the two sisters floating in water, another walkin' down city streets and twirling and basically a psychedelic film from the country that brought you Os Mutantes! (whom I saw at Somerville thee-ate-er!) as the credits are rolling though, they blew my mind with Mamas and Papas "dedicated to the one i love" (well, this woman DID love her missing sister) and it was a joy to hear the Wrecking Crew backing them up; my fifth grade buddy Carl Tagliabue (uncle was NFL comishoner) had this 45 back in '67; flip side was "Free Advice"! first tyme, age 11 I heard that phrase and as a "adult" leanrt everyone is VERY willing to dispense it and I am very willing to "yes" and then do what the hell i want anyway, anyhow, anywhere! ".....(showing Them who's Mod)......(not Belfast's Them; Sheperd's Bush's Who!)....
April 17, 2014
Gee Julie and I visited Morgan Huke of WMFO up Gloucester, so I got a new gig: dealing with dementia patients, though of course I'm already demented! (but NOT Iris Dement! that's at Jacque's)....at my Tavern at End of World party, we had folks sign a card for Morgan, so he went "Natalie Flanagan; she's my friend....Vikki Porter, she's my friend....Asa Brebner; he's my friend"; I mention Wmfo and Brian Young "Brian Young, he's my friend" (he's MY neighbour but we dont admit THAT!) Morgan did sound for the Byrds at Boston Tea Party: "Roger McGuinn, he's my friend"....Light Dawns Over Marble Head and "hey, can we entertain Morgan on acoustic?" staff sez"talk to so and so and you can play in the dining area" so I encourage ALL you Boston mofos to git up off yer ass and go up Gloucester and play for Morgan and the other folks! I sang Alice Cooper to Joe Coughlin As He Lay Dying and I HAVE sang in mental institutions! No prisons need; need CA$H! (coinage and J.R., hahaha!) and a nice meal at Azorean restraunt, Gloucester, my dad has like three DNA matches to the Azores; Mucho brigada, Eddie Brigati! (Young Rascals); Bon musica!".....
April 18, 2014
Found Dave J. Sulak,"the Gizmo who eats the most" on facebook; now have located 6 out of 8 of the dudes did first e.p.! turnt on WJIB-AM 740 this morn and IN MONO: Beatles' "Nowhere Man"; Kingston Trio "MTA" (which is a I-IV-V in A, like "blitzkrieg bop" and why Nobody But Me has done a punked-up version yet?)....also Hank Snow's "I'm Moving On", though I do prefer the Chesterfield Stones version on De-cember's Children...all this amongst easy-lissenin' hits and music today sucks out loud SO much that I'd rather hear my mother's music and i would NEVER have said that in the '60s! though Ma= my age in 1989,ok, year that Johnny and the Jumper Cables were in the Rumble".....
April 19, 2014
Friday 18 April 7-9 pm, Etudes by Kenji Nakayama at Fourth Wall Project; this was at invite of Miss Lyn, my double cuzzin and neighbour in Quebec City 1600s along with Toussaint Girou. We ran into Cat Mooney, who's a Simmons gal. She still workin' on Boston Then her interactive website of Boston venues and shows...and stories on olde Boston rockers, of whom is me; "friend me on facebook, i got PLENTY of stories..." jest need a rockin' chair and some chaw and, of course, a mountaintop....so OF COURSE Miss Lyn and i hit the bar; they did NOT have the finest wine known to humanity, so we said "fuck this shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!"(schlitz's too! ANd BUSHMILLS! which, at Rat closing, Eric Martin dubbed "this is Protestant whiskey!" Miss Lyn leaves before me, so the Indians gave ME firewater)...ok, so I'm walkin' 'round lookin' at the art, two-fistin' PBR like i were the Lizard King himself...and lemme crib from the gallery "liner notes": Kenji was released into this world same year as The Korps Hello World or Rochester, NY's New Math on the island of Hokkaido and some of his art inspired by the Ainu! (read about 'em in National Geographic in '66, kinda like Eskimo, I LOVE Primitive cultures,"coz that's how i live...Primitive"!) there's 49 works in this series and "in Zen Buddhist tradition,49 = number of days for mourning a loved one"..."Hey Beat Mon..." with zen: "he like Kerouac!" piece d'resistance was a big-ass hangin' cross; I saw Bob Wilson of the Konks who tole me he painted one side,Kenji painted t'other. in closing: Bob was in Bald Guys, signed to Dionysius; mogul Lee Joseph played bass with Gizmo Rich Coffee. In Konks,Bob played with Kurt Davis/Yuki Gipe/Bullet LAVolta, Indianapolis; Yuki's Hoosier band was the Repellents whom did NOT get signed to Gulcher, but he knew the Zero Boys, one of whom is a Gizmos guitarist for this June tour. In the end; 13 degrees of Kenne Highland! (Always Is, Always Was, Always Shall Be and I was in this world before GG Allin and am in this world AFTER GG Allin,so poop on you)......
April 20, 2014
this just in; Lil Joe Cook, RIP. 8th grade Brockport NY WCMF, Rochester (STILL the classic rock station, but was the WBCN of Rochester during that Woodstock era) played "Peanuts" and we're talkin' 1969 on this '57 oldie. I move to Boston and 40 years later, Keith Beauniece is goin' down Joe Cook's jam; I'm at the Model in Allston and me and Silvah Stah (best guy evah!) meet some glam-rocker who had just jammed with "Keith the Beef". So I figger "they let THAT krazee white boy play, I damn sho wont get booed"....wore a red Rory Gallagher plaid shirt and jammed on "Who do you love" as a reverse Hendrix (white guy with BLACK rhythm section and lemme TELL you about Cub Koda and JB Hutto's New Hawks doin' the Gizmos "that's cool"!)....so Joe sez to me "dont you go nowhere! I toured with Bo Diddley in the '50s!" This=MY '70s stories for Gizmos World Tour, since I am "of that age". So my 1998 birthday I'm dressed like the Blues Brothers, birthday at Cantab and Joe Cook sang me "happy birthday". I wuz a reg'lar them Sunday jams when I lived in the area, pleasant memories and RIP Joe Cook, from Philly(I asked; he told!)....."