Tuesday, January 22, 2019
"sunday 13 jan 19. tavern end of the world. ok,
open mike was a supergroup; me and jonathon from
butterscott, guitar/vocals, backed up by charles hanson
(ROSS PHASOR!) electric guitar and Ohan Heghinian
on keyboards. Since our lil jam had keyboards and ? of mysterians
IS my facebook friend (and shares Willie Loco's birthday!), the
Pa-Go-Go label original version of "69 tears" was in order! I basically
KEnducted the band, hollering out chords as Jon kept medleying from
one song to another, like the record collector he is! e.g. "elevator
operator" by gene clark into "salesman" by monkees or sir doug's
"she's about a mover" into beatles b-side "she's a woman". "Pushin'
too hard" was done and I did the whole "reincarnation of Beethoven"
rap. Humour was like Flo and Eddie. More mishegas EVERY Sunday 730
pm tavern at end of world; Frank Rowe wants to split a matinee with
me soon! ALSO, checked out African Nights, EVERY Sunday 10 pm-0100,
sally o'brien's. SaMBA lolo hosted by boubacar diabate and sambalolo.
basically, dancing, lively afro-pop with some slowed down reggae
overtones; one of the guys is from mali and I DO recommend it also!
(plus cantab blues jam sunday night too!)".....
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Tuesday, ANY Tuesday but thank you facebook for reminder: WHRB,
hah-vahd radio ten pm til midnight is Our
with Dinos Mekios. Met him in 2000, I was
first guest, Gizmos reissue; he told me the Hopelessly Obscure
e.p. was in a shoppe in Athens; "twin cities of Athens and Sparta?"...either
way, in my slumber, I heard records so obscure I didnt know who
they were! Dinos plays a lot of European garage 45s that I REALLY
havent heard; seen him in action; he's like year 2000 man Dave
Bass! favourite drug: "Hopelessly Obscure 45s!" will clue you
in any further excitement!" .....
Thursday, January 24, 2019
day of Thor. 17 jan 19. outpost 186. charlie
kohlhase explorers club. Been meaning to catch him and
glad I did ($10 donation!); four hours, guitar,bass, drums playing
circa 1957 NYC "hard bop" "(this is ten years after Kerouac and
Birth of the Cool). Talking between sets with Charlie (nice guy!)
he's also in either/orchestra with Russ
Gershon (Sex Execs!), does "fantasy jazz band" ("kinda
nerdy" says he but I do it with rock bands, i.e. "what if so and
so played with so and so"; sometymes i use real humans!). We discussed
the Riverside label (maybe I had some Wes Montgomery albums on
that label; I was buying everything Jimi listed as an infleunce
about eigth grade, pre-Kent State). We also both have NEVER been
on major labels! indie punk; indie-folk; indie-jazz, i dig it
all.... "I dig a Pygmy ....."(best Let THAT Be!).... lastly, after
discussing country blues, he DID know who I was (WMBR research
and develepmont mondays 2-4 pm!) and his next gig is 1
feb 19 and i said "oh, i have a gig....i have a sax player"...CK:
"who? maybe he was one of my students"....when I mentioned OUR
John Keegan, it was decided by ME that true punk,
like Stooges/MC5, needs MORE free jazz influence saxophones! (Keegan
on MC5's "black to comm"....."and then my mind split open"...)
lastly when charlie mentioned Ornette Coleman et al., I got into
them through early '70s Yoko Ono albums like Fly etc. more jazz/punk
rock! (like Gizmos "hey beat mon"!)"......
Friday, January 25, 2019
"saturday 19 jan 19; big-ass blizzard but met Gee Julie
park plaza hotel; last time I's there was Rolling Stones Steel
Wheels tour, riding with the roadie in a jeep versus the rock
star limos. ARISIA
is a kind of fantasy group https://corp.arisia.ORG/MENTOR
and in every room was discusssion groups but "open jam"
was one for me. acoustic guitars, violins, a harp, middle east
drums....i plugged in i phone five and belted out/sang along with
"house of rising sun", "ripple" and "friend
of the devil' (grateful dead) and "mister tambourine man"....everyone
sat in a circle like string band jam open mike asheville NC 2010
jack o' the wood....a nice jam with folks in medival costumes,
SO week ended right for two reasons; one lady who played with
Brookline symphony orchestra thanked me for singing; trained versus
untrained (and she had trouble JAMMING; too much goddam book learnin'!)
and the Medieval middle eastern drummers are in a "Ren"
(reneaisance group) knowing a guy from Mr. Curt's Exis
who drummed with Carl Biancucci in high
school! also in "Ren" group is a Joe Coughlin ex; I
borrowed her clothes halloween 1990 (?) for alice highland at
midway cafe; the previous night i had been to a Freemason meeting
in Bedford mass! (coulda been 1989 even I'm not sure!)....a small
world to be sure, rock connections at a fantasy convention.....and
wait'll til i write about this week next week! one last plug:
club linehan-ago-go at cantab friday 1 feb 19!".....