Monday, April 16, 2018
sunday ides of april 18, used a $10 Miss Lyn
Brattle gift card for a $9 matinee and a dollar off popcorn for:
south korean director Hong Sang-soo also had a retrospective
at harvard film archives and reviews of this movie in variety/new
yorker et al compare him to Eric Rohmer (?). so it takes
place in Cannes, a young girl is fired coz she'd had an affair
with her bosses boyfriend, but innocent young gurl didnt know
this....these characters all Korean then camera lady shows up
and they attempt to solve the mystery. I think i've seen some
Eric Rohmer, so if surreal french films (by Korean directors)
are your bag, check it out, my curiosity now wetted to see other
films of Hong Sang-soo, though they seem like "arty"
harvard film archive fare but again: I was fucken BORED and I
didnt pay for the movie neither! and hangin' in coop and raven
used bookstores a good thing to do on a shitty weather afternoon".....
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
16 april 18, "rainy days and mondays"
DONT keep Highland/Quirk down coz they can jam
to the "limey metal blues" Spotify channel whilst "waiting
for my man" al hendry on drums; i mean fucken
TASTE and ten years after 'i woke up this morning"?? and we
were in toon! So for friday's gig; Al Hendry and I had jammed on
Jimi's "crosstown traffic" but this version was like Grand
Funk playing Blue Cheer's "magnolia caboose babyfinger"!
(second album, played at 0700!). During punk, AL HENDRY was in chicago/BS&T
berklee bands but graduating same year as me, our love for Grand
Funk is equal to Mike Quirk's. "time machine" (XMAS '69
present on 45!) and "rockandroll soul" (fall '72, AM radio,
rochester NY!), then Al says "heartbreaker" and "inside
looking out"; the Q REALLY bellows this Animals cover quite
excellent, i must say. Al suggests a bit of Stones so I have my
Stones-cum-Dawgs "around and around" and MJ Quirk sings
"last tyme" as i play it like my Who cover 45 that i had....was
it....'73???????!?!???!?!!?!? also on Hit Parade, will be Tokyo
Tramps guest spots, so Satoru as other
guitarist on fleetwood mac's "rattlesnake shake" ("you
can make fun of my platform shoes/as you're diggin' on your Limey
metal blues") and Yukiko will have "when
will i be loved"; our "woman from tokyo" is a big
Linda Rondstadt fan! all those AM hits while I was a Marine slaving
away in Hopeless Obscurity, but Linda DID have "cred"
with me for covering "oldies"; chuck berry/roy orbison/everlies....i
think i heard her do "back in the USA" as i was selling
blood in Laurel maryland thinking "well its not the MC5 but
chuck berry IS getting royalties!" Friday granite street cafe,
quincy, will be fun, MJ Quirk JUMPS on every gig offer there, so
as long as I'm STILL ALIVE AND WELL ("tho every now and then
it gets a LITTLE hard to tell"!) i'll be playin' them gigs
then nuthin' til 10 june 18 midway cafe".....
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
"a true British gentleman: Mick Underwood,
drummer, new Facebook friend: "good to meet you here kenneth".
Now I know back in '78, Blowfish, in the New Wave, woulda said "oh
ANOTHER close personal friend of yours" but look on my wall:
Mick Underwood's first gig, age 14, was with Jet Harris right after
he left the Shadows! lots about Mick
Underwood on wikipedia, but, again BGN quote, Young
Snakes Dave Bass favourite drug: "Hopelessly Obscure
45s!" and I even this morn wrote Mick telling him I'm a big
Episode Six fan! wikipedia: no UK commercial success,
NINE 45s, but minor success in Beirut!" (maybe Joseph and Nabil
Middle East heard them?). "genre: psychedelic pop-pop rock"
like when in Spinal Tap they do the flower-power
song! Though actually, REALLY doing my homework, Mick plays on the
1968-69 45s, the 1966 pop stuff was a different drummer. BUT on
bass was Roger Glover, whom you heard thumpin' that one note in
"smoke on the water" and vocals were ian Gillian (of Scottish
descent!) whom of course influenced me with "come on! come
on!" "space truckin'"-cum-"kilebasa", which
of course when one hears 1966 covers of hollies "put yourself
in my place" and beatles "here there and everywhere",
you wonder "THAT'S the "smoke on the water" bloke?
cue up that youtube! either way i shall be cuing up more of Mick
Undwerwood's career, Quartermass sounds like a splendid British
progressive rock band that I did NOT hear on WCMF, Rochester NY
though i could back then havce bought it at House of Guitars import"....
Thursday, April 19, 2018
"a quite pleasant surprise whilst listening to Coast
to Coast AM 0445 ("you can call George Noory at"....)....coz
I was "invited" to "like" James
Williamson and the Pink Hearts. "like"
my facebook friend who played on Raw Power? a "no-brainer"
as they say.....havent checked the music yet but "upcoming
events" say friday 22 june Behind the Shade (cd/lp/digital)
release; friday 29 june live in LA;sat 30 june live in Frisco.
i was invited by Frank Meyer who is from the Streetwalkin' Cheetahs;THAT
name alone tells me he heard "search and destroy"! Petra
Haden plays violin, she looks "punk/glam" (hate these
fucken categories that's why all is in quotes!). there's also
interviews with James about the Stooges/Raw Power/Bowie but hey
the dude is still CURRENT! So, sound unheard, check out his new
stuff, when did James Williamson EVER make a bad record? and now
to answer Mick Underwood, whom, read wikipedia, played with early
Ritchie Blackmore/Joe Meek etc AND joined Episode Six though Peter
Grant wanted him and Terry Reid to join some band called Led Zeppelin...so
they got those Black Country blokes Percy and Bonzo instead!"....
Friday, April 20, 2018
so Petra Haden (whom i've tried to friend!) playing
with James Williamson in Pink Hearts.
Since "Gene Genie, lives in your genes" i thought....any
kin to Charlie Haden? and....I'm the "winner by elimination"!
His kids are ALL musical (wikipedia) but let's do a Friday salute
to ole Chas, pater familius. Ornette Coleman albums as bassist in
the '50s! "Hey Beat Mon"! But let's forward to Brockport
High Ken Highland, who bought On the Road in '69 and Yoko
Ono/plastic ono band in '71....in between John, Sir Ringo
und Herr klaus Vormann is Yoko and Ornette Coleman and other "free
jazz" "cats" (cats in beatnik berets playing jazz
instruments, cigarettes dangling from mouths?). That Yoko stuff
was even before Raw Power! and Beatle John on guitar.....her
b-sides were brilliant!) Maybe I'll drink espresso, put beret ("if
i were any more French, i'd look like a fry!"-J. Lydon, Pistol,
not knighted YET, God Save the Queen) and snap my fingers a la Thing
in Addams Fambly. Dig on the Haden family, two generations, amazing
discography; rivaling AP Carter and kin!"...