Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Holy saturday 8 April 2022. celebration of michael wheddle
at C-Note, Hull. a whole mess of bands opening with Blacking
Out, punk metal, from bellingham,Mass. next up Squeaky
Wheel, great Dust-sounding power trio with members of
harlequin, Bruce Scott of The Beachcombovers and
Al hendry on drums.
Delia Davis, whom was in X Dreams
did a medley of beatles bridges, then Lady Caroline
sang the Count's "saltwater summer" (A varulven e.p.
i first heard at Groupie Towers in '77!) and Caroline and Delia
did "dream a little dream of me" which was splendid.
Delia Davis & Lady Caroline
The kenne three-fer was me and larry Newman and Jeff Hill, the Count"s drummer,
doing "Pills" and "Sister ray"(SO O.
Rex '74!), then a Kenne Highland Air Force
set with Jimi's "I dont live today" done John lee Hooker
style, tribute to red House. Mad Painter debuted
the "Painter ladies" ("and a bottle of wine mama"!),
getting good exposure and more fans, one of whom is rick
sanger of tsunami of Sound;so...a tsunami of paint gig?
Count Viglione's Band
Kenne Highland Air Force
Photo Tom Despres
i dined at Schooner's next door, missing Tsunami of Sound,
but I'm sure that YOU should VENTURE out to see them! When Al
hendry got onstage after Tokyko Tramps did their
duo thing, my notes say Al (the Mitch Mitchell of the Kenne Highland
Expirience) "sounds like axis bold as love", the Tramps.
Al was in squeaky wheel/air force/painter/tramps this day.
1-4-5 was a trio, Judd Williams
on drums; these guys maybe were Syracuse's own The Most sans skinny
ties. Paul "4'5" Armstrong did some
keith Richards licks and bassist sang ramones "here today
gone tomorrow", taught me by ken kaiser in kaiser stadium
late '77, when the Flashcubes were begining!
1 4 5
photo Tom Despres
Johnny Thunders Orchestra
To end it, the Johnny Thunders Orchestra. Brian
Young sang a DAMN good "chatterbox" with members
of the Most/Stigmatics and Rochcester's own Antoinettes! Though,
to close nite, my homeboy "Paul 4-5" said "we saved
the best for last" and I sang the Contours "do you love'
Sonics style, even tossing in "Pyscho"; there's youtube
of a lot of this which will live on longer thn me, though age
67 is Younger than yesterday!"......
Michael Weddle Photo Memories
Michael Weddle Photo Memories
Thursday, April 13, 2023
"Monntag 10 april 2023. 213 pm. "wow! The
Third Bardo "I'm five years ahead of my time"
1967. Now that's psychedlic garage. discovered a couple of ongoing
shows on wnyu, Plastic
Tales From the Marshmallow Dimension and Closer to
the edge. one of them have already played Mad Painter and now
both will"-alex gitlin, mad painter keyboards. He lists a
couple other toons in a text; 'rainy day mushroom pillow"
(strawberry alarm clock with a gene dante cousin!) and "eternity's
children- sunshine among us-1968"...."let's all get
up and dance to a song that was a hit before Alex Gitlin was born".......
Friday, April 14, 2023
"Freitag 14 april 2023. as my distant cousin Justine Covault
DOES ask; "when's your next gig modda focka?"
And that IS the Mad painter cd release party saturday
22 april 2023 at the Jungle, doors open 330 pm!
sunday 23 april, Hummingbird Syndicate with the great
Jon macey at tavern at the end of the world and 7-10 pm is Mr.
Ohan's open mike, of which I plan to partake! It's springtime,
you gotta get out of that "post Covid haze"!"......