Monday, January 3, 2022
Sonntag 2 Jan 22. Midway Café. Kenne Highland's
Air Force did the usual great set that Classic Ruins
drummer raves about and Pete Loaf of Stigmatics
LOVED my John Lee Hooker take on Stooges "Down on the Street"
all GREAT lads, lending us backline, got a cd , Bob Roos
a video. They did their
album AND cool covers: Kinks "I'm not like everybody
else" and Heartbreakers "Born to Lose".
Stigmatics at The Midway 1-2-22
Six pm headliner was
Sour Punch and we all became instant fans!
(fuck; Miss Lyn and Blowfish were right: they ARE great!). Illegible
scrawled notes; "Ramones-y rockabilly/ X-Ray Spex sax/ Kim
Kane klone on bass wearing Kiss World Tour '77 t-shirt. The Joan
Jett version of "Crimson and clover" covered BOTH versions
great 45s! DO like
Sour Punch on facebook.
Another song had a "Heroin"
two-chord rave-up, another had the chords and drums of "Lust
for life" BUT "Stumbelina" was played on Lil Stephen:
it's "Jailbait Janet" on steroids, the Tina Peel version
with the sax! (opening in NYC for Splitz Enz as I passed out drunk
on the table with Joann the Shiksa!) (1980). Sour Punch
Jen said Rum bar is wanting to do a 45 and "Blowfish
always writes such good things"; if 45 was like this gig,
he'll NEVER have to Venture outside through the matrix AGAIN!
last news: Triple Thick Mitch in audience as
a "civilian' BUT 'we're called
Shiny Beasts now; Matt Burns on drums,
he's great! A real time-keeper, that's what I want!" From
the records I done with Matt, Charlie watts never died! Hey you
get Off-a My Cloud! (played between songs, nervous eaters cassette,
1977 live, by Jeff Wilkinson (RIP))"....
Sourpunch at The Midway 1-2-22
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
"Montag 3 Jan 22. Second cut on Asa Brebner cd is Jon
paley doing ALL the instruments on "Jack's on drugs",
a dawgs toon written by Phil Haynen (RIP). My favourite
part is the guitars (of course!) and a solo somewhere between Saint
Stephen (Jon WAS in the Nervous Eaters!) and Johnny Black (Jon having
produced a Jumper cables 45 on Stanton Park; read kenne
#2 in Ugly Things for PAGE full of discography!).
Also, best use of French horn on a rock record since John Entwhistle
on "Whiskey Man", which I think I had as a b-side. Order
this cd! ($16 each, 2 for $25 Venmo: Larry-Newman-14, Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org
or send check or money order to: Larry Newman, 10 Whippoorwill Lane
Kittery, ME 03904.) Money goes to Asa's kids".....
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
"Dienstag 4 jan 22. Schmel Herbie Hind alerted me that Bob
Roos (born 2 April!) OF Stigmatics had
youtube of Kenne Highland Air Force live at Midway
from the Sunday and I am VERY pleased with sound/ camera angles
and Bob Roos guitar WITHOUT effects sounding almost Byrds-ian by
me! Bob has a channel also and Schmel tells me he HAD seen my bass
debut with Mad Painter and Stigmatics from November 2018! Phil Hundley
of Gizmos Mach II with Daryl of clan Fraser (RIP) is currently REALLY
diggin' the performance; I mean Gizmos played Cantones in '78 with
THE COUNT so, as the Good rats said: "Good taste is timeless!""....
KH Airforce at The Midway 1-2-22
Thursday, January 6, 2022
"day of Wodin 5 Jan 22. Gill Aharon Trio,
ten dollar cover Lilypad inman 815-10 pm. Gil plays piano kinda
like Miles David Sketches of Spain and/or Mick Garson
on Bowie's "Aladdin Sane". Guitarist did a lot of Wes
Montgomery thumb action or some Mahavishnu John Mclaughlin bursts;
VERY spacey in a Grateful Dead kind of way. Gee Julie
quote, kinda: "The music took me to another level'; dream-like
and you DO get caught in! A quartet with only five masked people
in audience but, as a lover of ALL things Hopelessly Obscure,
SO glad I FINALLY went! Lotsa good bookings at Lilypad:
the Willow jazz Club comes to the area of the Abbey Lounge in
the old Zeitgeist building!"....
GAT at The Lilypad
Friday, January 7, 2022
"day of Thor 6 jan 22. been hearing from Micky Bliss
Bohemia a lot lately; a lot of fill-in gigs. Elvis's
birthday, Saturday 8 jan 22, Kenne and Andy Pratt at club Boho,
BOTH descendants of two early Watertown Mass. settlers; good to
see Andy since 1635! Doesn't look bad, barnabas Collins. Friday
14 jan 22, Club Boho, KHAF, LAMF with Johnny Plankton and Richard
Mirksy of the WAYOUTS! (He played guitar with RON SCARLETT
at JACK'S opening for Plan Nine! Ronald Reagan and synth-pop ruled
America and John Boucher had a Flock of Haircuts!). lastly, for
now, as is, Captain Easychord has a night at
Club Boho Saturday 22 Jan 22! My Fighter Squadron
splits in half doing Sopwith Camel air shows as half the band
play with captain easychord and other half is in Mad painter!
(whom just got airplay in Australia for the THIRD tyme! Sales
of the cd: The geico Gecko/the Tazmanian Devil and Crocodile Dundee!
See y'all at "the Can,Tab...down on Mass. Ave......mass.
"Alta kaka rocka! sunday 16 Jan 22. Plough and Mess
Around! Hound Dawg Highland and his houserockers do "down
on the street" John Lee Hooker style; "God don' want
me in hebbin and de debbil don' want me in hell" (gospel-cartoon-Delta
Blues variant) and: Son House "John the Revelator":
STILL heavy after all these years, with it's Book of Revelations
gospel/blues lyrics sung by me in deep-ass boomin' bass voice...Miss
Lyn been hearin' it for years but for the novice; "the price
of one admission is your mind""......
Saturday, January 8, 2022
"Freitag 7 jan 22. Third day in a ROWE phone call from Micky
Bliss, but to be quite FRANK, "I got no reason to
complain!" He's offering either a Wednesday or a Thursday
WEEKLY residency at Club Bohemia and YES! I get to pick the bands..."you
know my name look up my number" and in this NOT "Dead
Boston Club Club" (riisin' like the Phoenix!) "even
Nancy Neon had a night that she called Toast" (now comedy
at Vera's where was Precinct (RIP); "Dead...Clubs' like medusa!
Cut off one head, another grows"....