Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Saturday 13 March 21. WNTN 1550 AM 3-5 PM, disco dance
party! Saturday Night Fever-era "oldies" BUT
(Hopeless Obscurities): digging the tambourine on a 1980 Stephanie
Mills oldie, "Victim" by candi Stanton AND: "eye
to eye contact" by Edwin Starr ("what is he GOOD for?"
'absolutely music! say it again")….a request from "The
Cannoli Man"! (my new friend!). It's on youtube and was number
one early 1979; I DIDNT hear it in Charleston South Carolina BUT
31 Dec 78 was unnatural Axe/Thrills/LaPeste at cantone's….."LIFE
TO DISCO! LIFE TO DISCO! RIGHT ON! RIGHT ON!"....
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
"Sonntag 14 march 21. channel 44, 6-8 pm. ken burns'
JAZZ, episode nine: THE ADVENTURE. from 1956-1959, I was
TOO little, missed all this great jazz til I read On The Road
13 years later...Duke Ellington live at Newport,
Sonny Rollins, a VERY high "Lady Day",
Miles Davis (on Columbia Records!) - (who knew Miles
was such a dick?- ed)...ending with the advent of Free jazz
and John Coltrane/ Ornette Coleman. DO listen to
Charlie Kohlhaise research and Development WMBR 2-4 pm Mondays for
such (saw him at Outpost 186; John keegan's sax teacher!). JUST
to add Dead people facts; Ken Burns famous kin: one is Thomas Lawton,
Portsmouth RI settler, mutual ancestor of my great-grandmother Highland.
Lawtons married into Almy's, Ma Highland was mutual ancestor with
that department store. BUT the BEST part of Portsmouth: Richard
Borden, the Quaker! ancestor of "Hit 'Er wid de axe' Lizzie!"
What DOES this have to do with JAZZ?"......
Thursday, March 18, 2021
day of Wodin AND Saint Paidrig day. Musiczine.net
reviews Tolga Ozbey Reptilians From Andromeda pandemic
"solo" album Santico Pandemomonium.(Get
it on Bandcamp!!) Filpip VanderLijnden is the Belgian reviewer
who mentions "no less than three Belgians...and Kenneth
Highland from the Gizmos" are on this album....make
that a fourth for bridge! My great-grandmother Highland descends
from the four early Walloon settlers in new Netherlands and they
WERE there for that $24 trinket Native American deal for Manhatten!
Quite an international lot on this albums, 'some cats from japan"....I
may never meet them BUT 45 years after the gizmos they'll hear my
Friday, March 19, 2021
Freitag 19 March 21. If you listen to the 1976 Gizmos Demos Rehearsals,
the Gizmos were probably rehearsing for the first e.p. and tomorrow
at Lowell Street Studios, just like 1976, gonna
record "that's cool" to begin session, followed by "Alien
Abduction Day" and then for next Asa Brebner
tribute "I'm in Love". Tolga ozbey in Istanbul says "Long
Live Gizmos!"; he was born same year as that e.p. but before
Live at the Rat and O. rex BUT "I
believe in reincarnation"! Lowell Street also put up my T.
Rex-via-the Rutles parody/spoof/tribute of Shirelles via beatles
Vee-Jay album of "Baby it's you' done like an Electric warrior
outake Tyranosaurus Rex style! "Kenne and Burt Bacharach- a
match made in heaven!" "It made my dog die'-Lester Bangs.
20 subscribers and two comments on my youtube channel! Buzzy Linhart
was right: 'you gotta have friends!" (how about bette Midler's
plunging neckline on her first album back in '72 which I borrowed
from Brockport NY's Seymour Library? Also read Jayne County
in Rock Scene about '75, had her as house guest
about 20 years later)