Monday, September 16, 2019
Monday Monday 9 sept 19. David Rockefeller Latin American
Studies at harvard open house 1730 cambridge Street,
Cambridge. Last tyme I attended I believe I was recording Be More
Flamboyant and catering was by Brazil's Mu Queca (the OLD location);
this year (my Dad's Latin American Montevideo, URUGUAY DNA had
to ask!), a place in east Somerville. You got a faux passport
and they had info on each dept/country and they'd stamp it and
you'd grab grub (I did the grabbin', Gee Julie
actually got the passport stamped).
My gig/work schedule too busy to catch a lot of events but there
was a Latin film fest coming up and the dude favoured my Dad (needs
to comb hair before taking out garbage but otherwise "Landmine"
picture sleeve! Gee Julie had been in Mexico and recognized certain
Mexican candies (I indulged on one)....this left me singing "You
Me and mexico" by Edward Bear! (youtube).
there actually IS a point here; I usedta read harvard Gazette in
the '90s, and attended all kindsa FREE/OPEN TO PUBLIC Harvard events
but from the '80s: William Ruane III was taking
library science or such at harvard and invited me Clampett to a
reception; we got SHITFACED!!!! Bukowski couldnt even tell THAT
tale atall! That's what I liked about ole Billy; a Drysdale that
would hang with us Clampetts!"
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Til Tuesday 10 sept 19. Kendall square cinema said "one
week only"! So figgered "Tonight's the Night"....$8.00
work discount tickets for VITA AND VIRGINIA. Virginia
being WOOLF and Vita "brash, well-to-do socialite and popular
author who refuses to be constrained by her marriage to a diplomat,
defiantly courting scandal through her affairs with women."
let's call it a same sex downton abbey, set in 1920s england but
filmed in dublin. gee julie loved the clothes and decor but it
was slow-placed so there was sleeping! this would actually go
good on pbs but what would my mother say? woolf's book orlando
was inspired by this so "someday someway" i'll read
it unless, of course, it got burnt at Fahrenheit 451"
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
day of Thor 12 sept 19. a very good GLiDER
practice; (when you read this: Thor's Day 26 sept 19, O'Briens
and NYC saturday 28 sept with BAABES!!)
went after to Jungle, a tri-fecta of bands. Radium
them on facebook) had a singer whom had sang Cramps covers on
heavy leather topless; she'd be the Poison Ivy
infleunce. Bassist looked like mark the animal mendoza of dictators,
drummer coulda be kin to Lydia Koch Lunch and drummed
like 1976 O. Rex ken Highland! 1977 CBGBs "NY Punk", I
dig 'em. Hi- End celebrated fourth anniversary,
lettuce praise the guitars, somewhere between Dictators Manifest
Destiny and the early 1976 Ted Nugent album with "strangehold'
et al. ending cover of Vince Furnier's "be my lover' had crowd
dancing, great '70s hard rock sound, this band. Lastly, Figures
on a Beach Tony kacynski and Fireking
"suckin' in the '70s" with first two 1977 Cheap trick
melodies. Different rhythm section but kudos MUST go to that tall
drink of water on bass (was he in Watts) for doing note perfect
Sir paul McCartney on "Rain" by Fab Four. His addition
to band very strong, liked his bass style, yeah, yeah, yeah....a
great night but a "hard days night" and tired as a big
Thursday, September 19, 2019
"Freitag der 13th! lissenin' to Pontoon Palace
wmbr on the day of Thor, 0800; usually they give out tickets
(WTBS never gave you jackshit!) so A Nightmare on Elm
Street 930-11 pm Brattle thee-ate-er.
released 9 Nov 84 and INTRODUCING Johnny Depp; on tuesday 6 nov
84 Reagan has defeated Mondale, but I woulda voted for Patricia
RAGAN of Punk magazine as QUEEN!
Also that same month (more important than this fuggin movie; I only
went coz was FREE!!! and i coulda gave ein scheiss about du fricken
band und musik! Scheisskopfs!) Hopelessly Obscure opened for Plan
Nine around then at Jumpin Jack Flash, closing with "649 steps
to you"; JJ Flash: "paved the paradise/put up a parkin
lot'....arschlocks! (Coffee kickin' in and 200 years of sixth genration
Bavarian Deutsche also!). At soundcheck: "Hi Kenne I'm Jimmy
Boticelli"; Nightmare on Hemengway street or wherever
it was....ok, the movie, dated special effects (that look more real than computer
generated Neu scheiss; i would rather lissen to Neu and other wonderful
Kraut-rock!) Set in 1981 Ohio, DIG those '80s hairdos! lastly, our
heroine, realising Freddy is "Just a dream" (Jimmy Clanton,
my facebook friend opened for sha na na, SUNY Brockport NY march
'72; Ma still has my notes! the month i started fanzine writing age
15); "She Said She SAid" "Go away Freddie! you're
just a dream! You aint shit Freddie!" ALL folks should vanquish
their fears and demons this way!"
Friday, September 20, 2019
saturday 14 sept 19 midway cafe 3-7 pm. opening
hannah smart low-fi indie girl from iowa (like her on facebook!)
playing solo electric a right-handed guitar left-handed; holy
Dick Dale Batman! I liked her electric with band even more backed
up by a couple-a Hixx ("hung up on romance"?) on "I'm
So Tired" plus watching her do upside-down scales electric
was whack! also good sing-song to "American Pie".
Johnny Plankton is 'kinda a new wave Club
Linehan-a-go-go. More members of Hixx as backup
but Dusty and Hacksaw Hixx on
double guitars: "MIssissippi Goddam!" looking at set
list: two guitars on 999 "homicide"?
Bowie's "queen bitch"? 'waiting for the man"/"five
foot one"/"pretty vacant"/"rock and roll high
school"/"jet boy jet gurl"....if you dont know
the original artists, you don' know shit from shinola! (in The
Jerk: "this is shit. this is shinola"). Borrowed Dusty
Numbnuts Hixx guitar for Club Linehan-a-go-go (possible
holiday gigs coming up) and that sounded like a Tele. LADY CAROLINE!
sang 'of yesteday"/"love AND FLAME" (SPLENDID varulven
recordings and i tried playing like Blowfish) plus "Vicious"
(Lou) and "Precious" (Mrs Ray davies). Kev Linehan
always superb on monkees "circle sky", John
Keegan "what goes on". MJ Quirk had "tallahasie
lassie"/Heartbreakers "Let Go" and Sonics "He's
waiting'. Lastly, bassist Joe Quinn works with
a dude from Gypsy Moths. "Slow Down" had a bass part
from "I cant turn you loose". My basic opinion: the
Blues brothers meets the Commitments and damn good blue eye soul!
my eyes are hazel; you figger it out!). lastly, Doyles
had an hour wait and my blood sugars were all funked
up but all around a GREAT tyme! and THAT was week that was!