Monday, December 7, 2020
Saturday 5 dec 20 Lowell Street Studio, micelf
and Lt. Larry Newman did basics demos for three
songs. We have about four guitars on local poet Christina Angell's
song about "Billy Ruane"; vocals by Gee
Julie echo grace Slick on that Jefferson Airplane b-side
"Lather" which (youtube)
was done on Smothers Brothers Show AND played a LOT summer '68 on
WCMF Rochester NY (two years before Bob Bittner of WJIB started
there). Another, "Insult to Injury" crosses Sir Lord Comic
with the Clash's version of "Police and Thieves", mon.
Vocal made up on spot! I could do a 1000 reggae records mon! All
I gotta do is talk! lastly, coz it's out of my range (though girl
group the orchids DID do a version!) off Kinks Size (American pressing,
first!) was the "I've got that feeling" which, overdubbed
fuzzed out guitar sounds like Jeff Beck going surfin, but turning
"over under sideways down" and "wiping out".
To be on my youtube channel soon. I already have next months session
booked; just need to pick an "e.p.'s worth of tunes"!
Stigmatics in there next month too! Psycho...others...the
new RadioBeat! that's Lowell Street Studios! Tom
Hamilton who did my orange Stanton park album
|Ken'n'Larry masked in studio
Friday 4 Dec 20. 806 PM. von Aybike Celik Ozbey
von Istanbul Turkey. on
youtube.. "First video from the new album. No More Mr
Pinhead!!". That's Reptilians From Andromeda- No More Ms.
Pinhead. (did she trans-gender the title? say it in "Broken
English"!). I was walking from Salem train to Lt. Newman's
vehicle blasting this before recording session at Lowell Street,
Lil Richard's birthday. Keeping the "Dum Dum Boys" as
(ball and) pivot men, imagine Niagara Detroit, in Constantinople,
fronting the Stooges via the Dead Boys! How CAN a band so Turk
sound so Midwest?! Great rhythm section and as a Giz-tarist, "Doctor'
Tolga Ozbey ("tolga" means 'war helmet") and you'll
need one as the Ottoman Empire runs amok Searching and Destroying
with downward guitar strokes echoing Cheetah Chrome and BOTH Stooges
guitarists! (hey, we'll even toss in Bill Cheatham, and Howe!).
Stellar stuff rivalled only by that Stooges live at Goose lake
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
day of Wodin 9 Dec 20. 0430 or so, Coast to Coast AM. guest: Chuck
Gunderson whom wrote a Beatles book Some Fun
Tonight. Some Fun Tonight has
page and he says "i'll be a guest with George Noory
on Coast to Coast AM!". Talking about Beatles 1964-1966
North American, First, tours and John ono Lennon, whom had died
forty years ago the previous day (I was watching Monday Night football
with ken Kaiser). Of interest was a caller from Hollywood, Maryland
whom said they burnt Beatles "records and tapes" there
(only open reel tapes in 1966 but Beatles fans are STILL on that
magical Mystery Tour!). That part of southern Maryland I hadn't
been to, though James Knott, my father and Mr. Roper's di-rect ancestor
had died in Saint Mary's county Maryland in 1653. For those who
"believe in reincarnation" and "there are no coincidences".
Steve Garland (RIP) filmed me singing "jailbait janet"
with Slickee Boys in waldorf Maryland (my "driver" was
Grin's drummer). Waldorf to Hollywood Maryland is 29.3 miles northeast
(waldorf is) and Link Wray did a Polydor album
in a three-track reconverted chicken coop in Accoceek Maryland;
I DID sing with Slickees in same county Link Wray recorded in. Again,
rural SOUTHERN Maryland, they WOULD burn Beatles records. NO Gizmos
records harmed in these bonfires!"
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020
day of Thor 10 Dec 20. Through the Remains bassist, I found
Eden's Children's guitarist on facebook! Told him I got
first guitar Christmas 1970 and next month got Eden's Children
album $1.97 Big N store, Brockport NY.
LOVED all the Cream/Hendrix influence. Fall 1978, got second
album Sure Looks Real at a Framingham
mass. charity shoppe. "Richard Lee" (SHAM SHAMACH!)
basically gave me some encouraging words ala "keep on playing"
etc. Four lifetymes ago but 14 year old me "Happier than
a Porpoise Mouth"!"
Friday, December 11, 2020
Friday on my mind. 11 Dec 20. 0415 or so. Coast to Coast
AM and I wake up to Christian Slater talkin'
'bout Charlie Manson. a caller, from some research,
could be Gary Stromberg, who has a facebook page; was/is in LA Music
scene since '60s etc. he says he dodged a bullet telling manson
"your songs are good but they need strings and orchestra';
and Charlie bought it! It was terry melcher and Beach Boys he was
pissed off at...Schmel herbie Hind, ALSO a Coastie like Billy Gibbons/John
Fogerty (ZZR? CCTop?) posted a "manson alert" on my wall
PLUS seems Gary Stromberg did a 11 Sept 67 session (Manson got out
of jail 21 march 67) and they played "Look at your game Girl".
to quote Schmel: "on coast 2 coast 2nite a guy played a clip
of a shy nervous manson playing songs 4 a record guy, he was really
goofy and nerdy b4 the gov turned him in2 a madman via lsd mind
control experiments" (clown GIZMO-ji!). Gizmos had played Detroit,
I was stuck in ohio waitin' for Boston train and heard about THAT
book summer 2019, phone and headphones...train from Chicago was
late but I got to google MK Ultra! And book was in Harvard Coop.
lastly, from the era, bumper music IN MONO on my radio was Byrds
"eight miles high"....TRIPfucked Again!"
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Every Day is a Saturday" 12 Dec 20. Let's lead off with
Schmel herbie Hind, wayland Groupie News: "beatles
manson bee gees a la coast 2 coast is rockin this week"
(clown Giz-moji). Translated from the original Giz-menian Dead
Scrolls, that meant about 0400 or so this morn I heard discussion
on Barry Gibb driving across some train tracks and that "scratch-scratch"
guitar begat "Jive Talkin'' via Pops Staples! I even, in
"Golden Slumbers" caught a disco Bee gees tune and sounded
good on mono radio! never did catch
what "Holiday" was about...("Hi, we have Linda
from Somerville on the line what would YOU like to discuss about
the Bee gees"? - what on earth does the line "Can't think
what I just said" mean???-ed). And, as I lissen to Grecian
Echoes WNTN 1550 AM on my I-phone/MC-5, Lowell Street will be
ROCKIN'! (folks need me as their "under assistant east coast
promo man" ("lookin' real cool in mah seersucker suit"....)...Sunday
13 Dec 20 Alex Gitlin of mad painter going into
Lowell Street studios to record solo piano. 26
dec 20 Sir Alex john (keyboards) plus me on bass and Al Hendry
on drums recording a couple Alex piano ballads ala Sir reginald
Kenneth 11-17-70 album (piano/drums/bass). "There are no
coincedences! Drummer Al born 11-17 also! THEN I heard from Pete
Stigmatic (HIS best bette/ "Scorpio Queen' born
11-17!) and the first three Sundays in january I been asked to
produce the Stigmatics at Lowell Street! They want Phil Spector,
they get FILLED SPINCHTER! THAT and more Zappa-esque jokes into
the new year/ "Into the Sun"!