Monday, February 12, 2018
"friday 9 feb 18 what better way to spend
MJ Quirk's 13 squared birthday than at the Burren
in davis square, somerville! then, as nobel prize winning Zimmeran
sez "most likely you'll go your way and i'll go mine"
coz 7 pm, beginning of boston sci-fi festival was JUNK
HEAD, from Japan, animation. taking back the train
i discovered a facebook
page and Takahide Hori put in YEARS on this
"post apocalyptic dystopian world; a being sent to earth's
depths to clone its ancestors." also, reason i rave: "incredible
stop motion animation". you cant help but love that lil guy
with his big white head stuck in a futuristic fucked up world that
makes bladerunner look like the garden
of eden! (I'm prone to exaggeration being scots-irish but i like
that one!). what else will i see this week? depends maybe but weekend
plans include: friday sally obriens, jittery jack/stop calling
me frank/stop calling me Krazee Ken coz i get jittery,
then sunday next 18 feb 18 til noon Monday: 24 hour sci-fi
marathon!!!!! happier'n a pig in shit during it, especially
when you see the '50s version of the future! we're not quite the
ZZJetsons, I only lissen to 'em (on Gulcher!)...."genetically
stupid"! (it's a hoosier thing, you wouldnt understand".....
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
"saturday 10 feb 18, club bohemia, cantab.
mickey bliss was late so i met i was awake/west meets west/apple
ashes/deep leap; one band from burlington vermont, another from
montreal. MJ Quirk birthday gig with Al
Hendry on drums since Kevin Linehan was
dog-sledding and John Keegan was at Ian
Hunter. used the house solid state fender which had a lotta
rex reverb to it; Miguel D'Amour who STILL needs
roommate (617-470-7422) liked my rockabilly licks; back in '73 i
was a REAL rockabilly Yob;'50s purist too! so highlights that i
remember: Joe Quinn always starts off chuck berry's
'it wasnt me' with a mighty A string and with Al Hendry
on drums it was like kev linehan mushin' them huskies!
(or else it's me 'canadian mounted baby police force at work/red
and black, it's their colour scheme") (Blue oyster kenne!).
chuck berry's 'round and round" i sang, Al was "stompin'
at the savoy" like Gene Krupa or something big band (need to
lissen to Ma's records more!) stones "citadel' always good
AND rare! "brand new cadillac" i try to play like Vince
Taylor (Golden Earring b-sde!), thence rockabily licks and closer
was me singin' "dizzy miss lizzy" then we brought it down
and Mike thanked the crowd (Alex Piandes WMFO!).
met a chap whom liked my playing and his DAD turnt him onto rocknroll;
said Dad went to to high school with Frank Rowe, classic
ruins and young dude went to high school with Frank's daughter
Susan! speaking of cross generation, fucken hardcore version of
elvis's 'burnin' love' was like afrika korps playin' "all kindsa
gurls" on dunkin' donuts! woulda 'made grandma feel like she's
21' whoo!!!! the next band was Blue Cheer heavy; their producer
had just friended me THAT day so i KNEW would be a gud gig. So the
band that followed; imagine Randy Holden (side two New! Improved!
Blue Cheer) jammin' with Kill Slug on "Black hole sun"....THAT
heavy!...and they rejected me from Creem back in '74, mofos....after,
"we left in three separate cars" only I took the MTA,
got home in tyme for coast to coast AM and even
heard Bowie's "life on mars" as bumper
music! what a fun night!".....
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
"practice for friday's sally o'brien's gig. 12 toons: time
machine/high falootin' woman/rocknroll soul (Grand Funk). personality
crisis/lookin for a kiss (NY Dolls). ramblin rose/looking at you
(MC5). (NY Dolls and MC5 two-fers! Classic Punk!). strutter (kiss);
smokin' in boy's room (brownsville station), "scorpio queen"
(Nobel-prize winning lyrics by me!) and, just so you know my "Head's
in '71!", the Different Strokes album, columbia sampler of
the slower. funkier Johnny Winter And version of "rocknroll
hoochie coo"! and coz WFMU DID play O. Rex's version of the
Grand Funk cover of "Gimme shelter" (sunday 3 june 73,
O.Rex! on Gulcher), the Gruberger Brothers replace by MJ
Quirk on bass and Matt Burns drums.....this
set list of Pin Ups is what I fucken BEGGED Solomon gruberger
to play back in O. Rex so now I am "winner by elimination"!
John Keegan made an appearance so he Mike and
Matt all heard my "personality crisis" ripoff of "I
married a monster from outer space", sung in David Johanson
baritone. once Ken Kaiser hears it this'll sound
SO Ny Dolls like "juvenile delinquent" should have.
and to promote, next gig is 2 march 18 granite street
cafe, quincy, club linehan-ago-go (MJ Quirk,
take note: be more'n happy to use THESE toons if i'm singin' in
Linehan tho nothin' gonna touch "Burnin' Love"!) and
that's 11 pm on Lou Reed's birthday!"......
Thursday, February 15, 2018
I would be remiss if i didnt mention that the Korps met O. Rex
on 11 Feb 77 BUT since "my head's in '73", that was
the year i reviewed my Rationals 45s in Rock On #5
(Grand Funk and Stooges on the cover....I NEVER
change!) and ironically 11 Feb is singer Scott Morgan's birthday!
wicked nice guy johnny and jumper cables opened
for scott in '88 maybe, scott asheton of stooges
on drums! both facebook friends and scott has hit on hard tymes;
his oldsmobile even broke down! Mitch Ryder watched this blue-eyed
soul singer in AWE, so "legend" etc.! ALSO Midwest music
but different genre, there's a Figures on a Beach group
on facebook where they all reminiscce; I was CLUELESS in the
'80s coz i didnt own a TV Eye!!! but photos occur of them in exotic
locations (Sire records! signed by seymour stein!) shooting videos
etc. There's the Detroit years then they were living in Brookline
in '86 same year I was! "will the circle remain unbroken"-a
13th floor elevators 45 i had back in.....'73!!!!!!"......
Friday, February 16, 2018
"before long weekend and sci-fi
MARATHON!!!! only other exciting news is BBC radio ulster 0530-0700
before i leave for work: "night of fear" by the Move (Sean
Coyle, BBC radio Ulster plays SO much damn Move i cant believe it!
They actually had HITS in UK, NEVER hear them on amerika first radio)....also
on Thor's Day, ides of Feb.;fucken "Jean genie"! STILL
a great song and "My head's in '73" bought the UK 45 import
from some place in Toms River NJ plus all my UK T. rex albums (who
needs TV? I HAD T. rex!!!!).....and today friday 16 feb 1`8, BBC
radio ulster Ray Charles 1963 hit "Busted"; my father
owned a Ray Charles greatest hits album which we gained custody
of after divorce and Dad's death, so after Ma lost her allotment
from gummint to dad's second wife, i could relate to "I'm busted.....I'm
broke.....no bread...." at the end....brother Ray was SO fucken
his book and his view on hippies which i dont follow: "Now
I believe a man should wash his own ass"...Brother Ray preachin'
that to GG Allin RIGHT FUCKEN NOW!!!!!!!".......