Monday, April 29, 2019
Monday 22 april 19. Cal Cali Glider practice,
45 minute set friday 10 may 19, Jeannie
Johnston Pub Jamaica Plain. also on bill is Legendary
Cazbats doing GREAT '60s covers and Thighscrapers
covering Stooges/Johnny Thunders etc. I love it when bands play
my record collection live! (coz aint nobody writin' no good songs
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
day of wodin 24 april 19. a club linehan-ago-go
practice for geezer's garage night quincy mass.
a lot of NEW (kinda) toons! we been doin' "of yesterday",
Lady caroline, b-side to Mo Tucker's "i'm
sticking with you" varulven 45. Now MJ Quirk
taught us "love and flame' since saturday 1 june
19, middle east up, we back the Count for "Bands
that played the Rat" show. Namesake drummer Kevin Linehan
got to sing Monkees "circle sky' but fuckin "Chevy Van"!
JUST for "bad '70s songs" that only MJ Quirk can pull
out. Throughout this mishegas was bassist Joe Quinn and sax John
Keegan plus micelf, agin. VERY good practice, quite KENtent, I
think I even stayed awake!
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Thor's Day 25 april 19. A Glider practice.
I think there's nine Jetset toons, two Kenne toons and dave clark
five "glad all over"....wait, there's 13 songs for Jeannie
Johnston. BUT since said gig is NEXT week, (Saturday May 11) salem,
Koto, skrewcart/classic ruins/Glider/FUs; old
home week! Maybe there'll be Terry-dactyls for those whom Ornithology
is more than a YardBIRD record (Chas Parker, not K. Relf, "hey
beat mon...c'mon Nazz gimme some snazz"....Eddie
Flowers needs roomates in Bloomington Indiana! $350/month!
"The Midwest can be alright"!).....ok, so to repeat
micelf, catch me channeling Jay Gruberger with GLIDER,
Friday 10 may 19, jeannie johnston pub, jamiaca plain,
mon and saturday 11 may 19, Koto,Salem...."Now
we're here for sure/Glider's world tour/ Brooklyn, Salem Hull
and NOT Racine.
Thursday, May 2
Friday 26 april 19. Boston Rag, John Keegan's
Steely Dan tribute band at Union Tavern, formerly
P.A.'s Lounge, so it was TWO different things for a change! (that
and Gee Julie with Korean food....c'momn I'm a
critter of habit!). THREE sets and some Hopelessly Obscure lp cuts
plus "obvious" hits (Cant buy a thrill lp and "do
it again" 45 came out October/November 1972 but I was more
enamored with "all the young dudes" and Kinks Everybody's
In Show Biz)...Keegan and company have CHOPS! (me too....lamb chops....pork
chops....) Berklee-level musicianship (versus my Beserkley education)
and Beserker" (Viking) performances.....Harmonies were superb
and John Keegan played SWEET saxophone unlike the
Funhouse free jazz i egg him on with....Solomon Gruberger would
have loved note-for-note Skunk Baxter licks ; somehow on Midnight
Special/Rock Concert me and the O. rex boys maybe saw the Dan, Solomon
liking the overweight guitarist (who was good!) I have a late August
73 of this tv show and from Beyond Our Control i was all OVER we're
an american band but, from both AM and FM play i "dug"
the Dan..."Let's get is started in here!" as gee
Julie and captain Easychords were singing
and dancing to EVERY Dan toon! Me: "who do you think you are,
fucken Donnie and Marie?" Not to outdone, I did the tango with
Mrs Susan Keegan sans rose in teeth like Bugs Bunny....a lotta ladies
up there dancin' so if you cant find a partner use a wooden chair!
Lastly, even as we blared the Ramones in her northern Virginny basement,
"Nobody's Girl" back in '76 told me about "Steely
Dan sing about my high school!" and that is "My old school"!
I be Freestylin' kenne Highland, yo ("days left is 99/wife
got a bottle-a wine/doin' what i shouldnt ought-er/cryin' durin'
Emmett Otter")....ok, check this, yo: "I met the ramones;
in Georgetown and Danny Fields and then went back to Annandale"....flip
side to "Nobody's Girl" 45! WITH picture sleeve of Barbara
Q Ribs! (back cover of Music to Kill By, spike blonde hair, dog
collar et al tellin' ME about the Dan!"
Julie dancin' n' singin'
Friday, May 3, 2019
saturday 27 april 19. Geezer's Garage Night Quincy,
7 pm til midnight, five solid hours of Good Music, Good Playing
or whatever is that Good Rats album). Pat on
piano did an emerson lake and palmer toon with lake or palmer
(Doors covers cool too; solo piano like when i saw Ray Manzarek
at Middle East). Joey Fingers on piano plus a
bassist blew me away with the band's "Shape I'm In".
Masa has new vocalist as he does all kindsa fingerpicking
(an inspiration to me!) Bayou Boy Orchestra great Loosiana bayou
music (Joey Fingers on accordion!) and (things i notice): Yukiko
and Lonesome Lil had a good blend of harmonies (Yukiko says: "I
will read about this in Boston Groupie News"!). She did a
great bass solo in Tokyo Tramps and wished me
"good luck" replacing her on bass in Glider; this after
her and my twin brother Frank Chip Langille
and her did "kampei!" over shots of Albania raki (it's
a schnapps; nuthin' like gettin' internationally drunk!). Couple
dozen people but club linehan-ago-go play their hearts out, everyone
does like a vocal like an Irish showband. Kev Linehan,
drums, did Monkees "circle sky" plus "chevy van";
I use a lick from Tyrone Davis's "turn back the hands of
time". Lady Caroline superbly covers Pretenders
"Precious" plus "of yesterday" (Maureen Tucker
b-side) and "love and flame' (Count toon). John Keegan,
sax and velvet underground "what goes on' vocal. Mj Quirk
sang and played guitar on rest and my "piece-de-resitance"
of course was MC5's "black to comm" with "everybody
needs somebody to love"/"baby please dont go"/"radar
love"/"i'm goin home" and Q and I BOTH doing guitars
behind head (a Kramer/Sonic combo ONLY to be matched when it's
Highland/Coffee,Gizmos,Hamtramack,michigan sat 27 july 19). GREAT
to see ole quincy crew and coming up: Quincy porchfest!
Linehan A Go-Go
photo by Chip Langille