Monday, November 18, 2019
"Sonntag 10 Nov 19. 0130. Coast to Coast AM
hosted by Toronto's Richard Syrett of The Conspiracy Show
(ZUMA radio, 740 AM, Toronto!) and in mono on my lil
gray battery radio I hear Mott's "all the way to memphis"
and byrds "my back pages"! lil tinny radio, mono; this
guy plays the BEST bumper music, gives you some music FACTS, then
discusses extra-terrestial conspiracies etc.
I forgot what was the topic. MOTT ON AM RADIO! At noon, Apple
Cinema, cambridge, $9 matinee caught the animated Addams
Family. Highlights: Lurch and Thing "tri-et"
(Three hands?) on Booker T's "Green Onions" (he plays
it with two hands, Thing did melody, Lurch played bass). Also
Wednesday meets a "normal" gurl and attends junior high,
they become friends, so Morticia (my real wife!) is aghast that
Wednesday wore COLOUR and not black and the "normal"
gurl with Martha Stewart mom (she hooks up with Uncle Fester;
there's hope for me yet!) goes "Goth"; Mom aghast but
cartoon gurl looked pretty cool! Feel-good movie, see it. Lastly,
Mad painter practice. Alex Gitlin
is over the MOON with his interview by Joe Vig in THESOMERVILLENEWSWEEKLY.BLOG
.Alex debuted a new toon, kinda 1976 Elton John and 1965 Rubber
Soul, good pop song. Gee Julie harmonised through
a mike so now we can get three-part Uriah Heep/Three Dog Night/Vanilla
Fudge harmonies (ALWAYS wanted to do this! Dont forget (youtube)
Lou Grammatico and Poor Heart from Rochester NY!). Final "fun"
song was "Mammy Blue", which us Yanks know as a Stories
song. Schmel herbie Hind doing some excellent guitar and Flynn
Young wailin' on drums as usual. Look for a Club Bohemia gig soon!"......
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
"Montag 11 Nov 19. www.thegreekinstitute.org
events. 7 pm. "The "Greeks Speak"
series will welcome poet, George Kalogeris who
will present his most recent publication. Gee Julie and I were unanimous,
this guy writes great poetry: just Greece and World War II and an
old victrola that the Germans played Mozart on (this after they
commandeered his family home as German headquarters, "Nein
rebetetika! Der musik ist MOZART!!!"). I want to set it to
music! At the reception, spoke with other Greek-American poets about
music/genealogy/history....yes, I had a terrible tyme. There. Freitag,
ist ein concert of Byzantine music and there's a Greek version of
the oud; I mentioned Schmel herbie Hind's oud collection and Armenian
record collection "oh you should bring your friend!" My
Puritan ancestors at First Church Congregational will demand an
EXORCISM! Greek Boston. events and facebook. groups. negreeks which
is "Greek Events in new England Public Group| Facebook"
should explain why you see culture vultures like me circling around
high-class receptions like so-much carrion on the "side of
the road/and stinkin' to high heaven!"......
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Til Tuesday 12 Nov 19. I had a copy on Roulette of The Choir
doing "It's cold outside" (covered by Stiv) but since
"I have my books/and my poetry to per-tect me" why NOT,
in the wake of SNOW_MA_GEDDON!!!!! (sky's either fallin' or cryin',one)
why NOT get off the 87 bus in Union Square Somerville mass., buy
13 items at grooves record store ($28! $2 each
average so LIKE them on facebook) plus supping at Macchu Picchu
next door? i only went home and blasted james Brown 45s from Cheapo
records, Mass Ave....TWELVE (I am #13! like The Prisoner!) "liked"
my post, score was boys: 8; Gurls: 4 (couple whom were 'involved"
and long-sufferings partners of MALE RECORD COLLECTORS!!!!!)....anyway,
ye Scalliwags, let's look at me booty! (you also have the option
of shakin' or kissing same!): albums by Jesse belvin/ swan silvertones
and ike and Tina's 'Nuff Said (album after Proud Mary and all
the "soul-rock' versions of rock hits I love so well....really
DID like that neo-Sly era! wah-wah guitars and big floppy hats
etc)....45s: Jose Viana! ("Latin 45s"). "pictures
of lily" AND "tired of waitin' for you"! (who/kinks,
DUH!). average white band "cut the cake" (interviewing
Elvin Bishop before Skynyrd out Indy Monday 23 June 74,as i drank
his Bud, he told his press conference: "I got a dang drummer
thinks the sun rises and sets on the average white band's butt
hole"....well it DOES!!!!!) ISLEYS doin' "twist and
shout". 98.9 (Margo Thunder attended madison Park, Roxbury;
yes I DO collect roxbury soul 45s AND I can point you Donna Summers
gurlhood home!). "do you love me"-Contours. "got
a job"-miracles. cassettes: best of buffalo springfield,
a early 1970 favourite since THE last album I got IN THE MAIL
(record club) in '69,walkin' through snowdrifts deliverin' papers
that were 8 miles high, was Crosby Stills and Nash...and as you're
"Helplessly Hoping" I'd shut the funk up: cassette of
Zep's Physical grafitti, "bonus track: 'ramblin' riverside"
whatever"...dude! some stoner, man,taped the cd onto a fiddy
cent homemade cassette! At this point, those homemade/handmade
cassettes are becoming quaint 20th century peroid pieces! Either
they or I shall end up on Antique Roadshow, yesssssssssss.......".....
Thursday, November 14, 2019
day of Wodin 13 Nov 19. club linehan-a-go-go practice
for saturday 23 Nov 19,Geezer's garage night, quincy,Mass.
We're doing a Gizmas show so Gizmas songs WERE brought up and Gizmas
equals one year of lady Caroline singing! A couple
Count songs were practiced and "the beat goes on" gittin'
pretty jazzy at end....Kevin Linehan sang monkees
"circle sky",I sang Roky Erikson's "I walked with
a zombie",John Keegan sang Velvet
Underground 'what goes on" and when lady Caroline
sang Pretenders "Precious",bassist Joe Quinn got a big
bass moment! Business as usual with CLAGG and gigs are: geezer's
thanskgiving (23 Nov 19) plus a Gizmas thang PLUS: MIDWAY
CAFE!!!! 9 Feb 20! MJ Quirk birthday party!!!!
("27 IF" twice)...Moore details coming! (that means Jody
Moore knows the details? and Happy Birthday to my "Scorpio
Queen" cuzzin 20 Nov!".....
Friday, November 15, 2019
Thor's Day 14 Nov 19. Leon Rich had his Busker's
Night at Outpost 186 and quite a variety! Shawn
Deidre delighted with "Love Train" AND "rollin
and tumblin",so her jazz-trained vocals on soul and blues was
a delight. Leon Rich backed some folks on "barbara
Allen","if i had a hammer" and "the Seeger songbook";
quipped Captain Easychord; "From Bob Seger
to Pete Seeger"! A couple from Rockíníroll daycare (there are
FIVE locations!) had the lady on mandolin and guy on guitar; after
we discussed having to censor yourself cussin' 'round kids, but
basically that sounds like a very fun job! If i attended, I'd be
baby Huey and i aint talkin' 'bout the soul singer! Captain easychord
did a tri-fecta of "guilty pleasures" (AM Gold that he
admitted to Stacy/DC on Heavy leather topless), they being "welcome
back cotter" and Elton's "candle in the wind" and
sorry i forgot the third. I always wait till last to close down
and I damn sho' did....Captain Easychord did some hillbilly harmony
on my bluegrass take on Badfinger's "day after day" (but
wait! I got MORE bluegrass/country versions of ANY song with "cowboy
chords"!). "Be More Flamboyant" by Captain's request
(Friday 24 jan 20, kenne at Cantab DOING ORIGINALS,
617-803-1289 for requests and ya better fucken be there! Lastly,
NEW ORIGINAL "arguing with ghosts" for those who have
caught me talking to people not visible (yup,
seen it many times...sometimes you are even laughing at what they
said!!-editor ). verse is kinda Lou but then I ride
an A chord like "Pablo Picasso" rappin' 'bout extra-sensory
shit but Captain did a solo over my raga/Velvets drone in A that
evoked Brian Eno! (on an upright piano)...add
John Keegan's Andy macKAy sax...shit! "I tried but
i could not find a way!"...Folks laughed and applauded and
"your new band is gonna be a powerhouse!"-Leon Rich. wasnt
O.rex already in Rock Scene in '76 bands
to watch out for? (BEST watch out, that fo' damn sho!).IF I have
this date right, Thor's Day 12 Dec 19,Inman Square be rockin'! Leon
Rich Holiday Party Outpost 186 while simultaneously at Lily Pad:
HAPPY THE CLOWN featuring Schmel Herbie Hind! GLiDER boys
gainfully employed that night! Hoping to see you there!".......
Saturday, November 16, 2019
come saturday morning" 0600-0800, I awoke to 88
Rewind on wmbr. they played a survey from 4 march 61
WAAT, trenton NEW Jersey. Dad's great-great-great grandfather
was a Revolutionary war soldier from there (landed in New York
1773 from Bavaria, after which, obviously, he said "Amerika
First"!). 4 march 61,living in North Carolina (I got lost
on an abandon chicken farm) and was a month shy of fifth birthday,
entering Kennegarten that fall....so I really DONT remember these
"oldies" as hits, but plenty of doo-wop plus Maxine
Brown/Ben E King/Chuck Jackson "Any day now"!/Shirelles...obviously
black music was where it was at! Ferrante and Teicher doing "Exodus",I
THINK my folks had this record and there was the Danish guitarist
that did "apache"? "baby sittin' boogie"!
(DUMBass novelty toon; GOOFY GREATS!). Being locally loyal, Bobby
Rydell AND Chubby Checker at number one pretty wells sums up Camelot!
(JFK as mister president! does that mean Mrs. X "wants to
be like Jackie Onassis/oh yea?"....)....still guzzlin' coffee,
get facebook notice that Red House bassist Ronnie Scott
passed at 625 pm (I was playing side three of Grand Funk
Live Album, diggin' Mel Schacher on "Mark says alright"
and you KNOW I'll remember this! Just like "Jack Bruce died";me:
"shit i was just lissenin' to Wheels of Fire sides three
and four last night!). I first saw Red House st Green Street Station
and seeing a black band do Zeppelin's "Celebration Day"?
"Holy shit!" (tommy Fitz from the Abbey also having
the after-life after party). Red House once jammed at a Highland
party, right where Miss Lyn types the Boston Groupie News...I
had to pull the plug coz 0100,cops etc. Ronnie and his brother
Jay would jut JAMMM!!!! When Ian Wah Groove Wah died, Sandy Beach's
house, I was on the basement jammin' drums with Red House (Hendrix
meets O. Rex?) coz I ASKED "WHO'S THE ENTERTAINMENT?"
ANSWER: "YOU!"....did a 2014 cantab show with Red House
and Ronnie gave me a cowboy hat; that was our last facebook message
how it looked better on me in Mad Painter than hisself....one
last tale and God bless mike weddle for doin'
rat Beach party: I sang this ten minute version of "killin'
Floor" with Red House for some anarchy jam,
some year, down Hull...well, ronnie "if i dont see you in
this world/see you in the next/dont be late" and Jimi needed
YOU on bass, so I'll be lissenin!"......