Monday, November 16, 2020
"Saturday 14 Nov 20, WITHIN THE DAY, I was "friended"
on facebook by FANG of Paul Revere and Raiders;
I also DO have Mark Lindsay! Both still musically active. Mad
Painter still rehearses for studio but HAVE agreed as Uriah
CHEAP to record "Stealin"" which you and ELEVEN other
people can follow on my
youtube page! (My votes went up by ONE! IMPEACH MISTER PRESIDENT!).
And, "DO you believe in Magic" (I do!) WITHIN THE DAY
Steve Boone, Lovin' Spoonful bassist "friended" me....Again,
1965 NO facebook/internet, I see these guys on black and white tv
where you changed the three channels BY HAND...'what a long strange
trip it's been!" (first pre-Grateful Dead record was on SCORPIO
Monntag 16 Nov 20. listening to track 13 on the Asa Brebner
I Am Not Gone tribute. This is "take me back"
by Ralph Fatello, USMC (butt of M-14 which I went
unqualified on, too busy thinkin' about playing cantones): "this
is the only WOOD STOCK I saw"/ Vinny band (I was L/cpl Highland,
KE, Afrika Corps/Marine Korps October '78, 30 days leave, not "in
the hole". Ralph is like a lone sniper, solo on guitar and
vocals and is OUT-FUCKING-STANDING! (doesn't look like Joe Shit
the ragman like I do!). I hear a Lou Reed "Heroin" kinda
intro, but due to Brebner being a sept of clan Farquarhson (Asa
took the high road back), the rest is kind of a celtic ballad in
D; would sound like the Pogues if you played it at 78 and saw God.
Much touching of all is Ralph saying "Goodbye Asa"; he
and I both know people on the Vietnam Wall AND in BGN's In Memorium!
watching the Chet's movie at regent thee-ate-er is almost ARLINGTON
cemetery (there's a nice one on Somerville border I aint been to
yet!). I been a handful of tymes to dad's grave in Arlington, Virginny...didn't
know six years after his burial on Lou reed's birthday, I'd be listening
to Lou AND, since there's a sign to Rosslyn, Virginny, I'd be lisssenin'
to Bowie's PINUPS and "Rosalyn"! my father died, all I
got was a gummint check, so DONT be a Gummint Jackass: buy the cd,
money goes to Asa's REAL Kids!"......
"Til Tuesday 18 nov 20. 0100. Coast to Coast AM
and George Noory says "our guest will be John
Fogerty!" "also listening is Billy
Gibbons from ZZ Top". John's ephiphany was being
at Robert Johnson's grave and thinking "those are HIS songs"
as a Johnson reissue was climbing up charts early '90s. JC Fogarty
got back into playing realizing "those are MY songs"...I
feel same way, writer versus label. I slept through some, but
0100-0300 was some DAMN fine music, AM radio and mono"....
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020
day of Thor 19 Nov 20. Got facebook friend requests or else tried
with others and DIG these: Ric Provost, of Thundertrain, sent me
friend request; and how's his brother, bassist Gene? ("I keep
my Afrika Korps album right next to my Graham Parker albums").
Still Alive and Well and friended me also! Came across "Fang"
of the Raiders, bass, STILL rockin' and friended me within the day
and then I tried Jezz Woodroffe; he also friended me within the
day and HE played keyboards on Black Sabbath's Sabotage (a 1975
WIUS, Bloomington Indiana promo album!) and technical Ecstasy (September
'76 but we were all too busy with Live at the rat and/or o. Rex
to,sadly, pay attention to Sabbath; NOW, during lockdown, I got
the tyme!). lastly, I took a gander at the kenne Highland youtube
site and I now have 13! subscribers; to paraphrase Elvis, 13 Kenne
Highland fans cant be all wrong "thenk you very much";
Elvis was five foot ten and 250 pounds at death, I weigh WEIGH more
than that! BIGGER'N ELVIS, dream come true"...
|Ric & Gene
Saturday, November 21, 2020
every day is a Saturday and there's a mad painter practice
BUT former Voodoo Doll Dave Harrison, now living
in Rochester NY UNLIKE me has a new band out there The
False Positives. He sent me a "link" (I only
know Link Wray! Met him the once ollsa) which is their
page and "Closed Circuit TV Romance" is the
song and, in the style of my Krazee kensumer Guide one-liners in
the WIUS Tipsheet circa 1975, if I'd SPUN this VINYL 45, my comment:
"Flashcubes-style power-pop with a guitar solo that goes "All
the Way to Memphis""; thusly "The Thing With Two
Head's" has "Head in "73!" Best thing I've heard
out of western NY since the Chesterfield Kings and
the Flashcubes! If Greg Shaw were alive
he'd find it "Bomp-worthy". Amazing how frozen isolation
begets genius! (e.g. me, Brockport NY, Gizmos songs). ok, gearing
up for a Thanksgiving with a Resolved White descendant! FIRSt Thanksgiving
of THAt Dead People fact"....