Monday, April 30, 2018
"saturday 28 april 18. I always get invitations to champions
sports bar, 101 huntington, back bay for FC Bayern-Pack Mass Supporters group.
So I missed that match but caught Leverkusen-Stuttgart; here are some Facebook
wall Bamberg Groupie News comments from our Deutsch
reporter, Harry Vee, der sanger von der Broken Jug
("rain of death"): "first live game Stuttgart vs. Bayern spring
1974. we lost. hate bayern since then". and you thought it was just Sox/Yankees?!
Ist Bundesliga!!! (those Krauts can bail out Greece all they want, but I know
his Achilles Heel! Bayern!). Swansea City-Chelsea, Premiere League was on other
screen, so that IS my DNA test, Britain und Deutschland. Betsy Shaw
brought along two Kramer bothers, so like Brother Wayne Kramer, Stuttgart "kicked
out them jams, mutti ficken!" und "one-nill in Lederbusen! Last time
that happened must have been three years after the French Revolution. can't
believe it. so that season ends kinda strange". "Soccer world cup
starts soon (in Putin's backyard). so get tuned for 4 weeks plus of national
teams. No italians, no dutch, no US teams, too bad"....After Sol Gruberger
moved to Reading Pa. his letters were full of reports on Philly teams....und
DAS ist Harry Vee mit sport, Bamberg Groupie News!
(you should hear him talk about RECORDS!!!!!!!)"......
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
"Sonntag 29 april 18 Ken and Gee Julie
go to Japan Festival (facebook)
"Common at Noon"! Real Kids ("college kids"?) dressed like
anime, that was "LSD for breakfast" if there ever was...(sic).....caught
a couple acts. Naomi Suzuki (no relation to Mooney Suzuki)
got up and was dancing with the Union Jack about her 90 pound self, all dressed
in leather like "Kleiner Suzi" Showa dance troupe very synchronised.
Jikken Dojo's costumes were Ziggy Stardust meets Upper Crust. Masa
Nakamura "liked" this but last tyme we played Granite Street
Cafe we were discussing UFO and Michael Schencker ;go see him and me
friday 18 may, granite street cafe, quincy! Gee Julie
was lovin' the tents: TEACH ENGLISH IN JAPAN! FLY JAPAN AIRWAYS! ("gets
you there on tyme!"); Jikken Dojo sold t-shirts for $20 if you subscribed
to their youtube; Gee Julie had been in Japan and knew more than me! (I kept
"domo arrigato" and bowing a lot!) Lastly, some Buddhists from Haverhill
would give you a bad fortune, then charge dough to reverse the curse....observing
all this through Gy Sgt BG Highland USMC motion picture camera in 'Nam '66,
I saw a skinhead priestess beat out the beat to "mississippi queen"
on a wooden drum, wooden mallet, THEN "Bang a Gong".....DO go to Japan
Festival! Glad facebook "reminded" me!".....
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
"Flensburg Groupie News, Deutschland! (I was "turning Japanese"
Sonntag). "German crime drama TV" search youtube und TATORT!
this crime show been on since 1970, so if you want Columbo fashions and Abba
hair (Bjorn, not der frauleins....well, der frauleins ist blonde mit wings)....ICH
LIEBE! BUT musik geeks, our Flensburg correspondent, Pierre le Coutre,
having Facebook wall geekage over CAN! (as Harry Vee in Bamberg plays AFRIKA
KORPS for his frau!). Die tote Taube auf der Beethoven strassse means "dead
pigeon on beethoven street; on wikipedia besides a couple episodes mit Tangerine
Dream, this episode hast Can performing "Vitamin C".
Meanwhile Back in the States, Ich und Alan Baase (north German Lutheran descent)
of Rock On got from united artists via Greg
Shaw, a promo lp of Ege
Bamyasi, which I still liebe; "if the stooges were from venus";
I already had Funhouse but this sheiss ist like Crawlspace on cough
syrup! There was a 45 of "Vitamin C' b/w my favourite "I'm so green",
which Pierre le Coutre still has in Flensburg next to his Kenne kollection...well
in the states they certainly don't play Kraut rock during cop shows! I shall
be watrching more of this show!".....
Thursday, May 3, 2018
"wednesday 2 may 18, club linehan-ago-go
practice for friday 18 may 18 2015 hours granite street cafe, quincy mass geezer's
garage night plus birthday party for drummer Kevin Linehan,
one month older than Sgt Pepper (bassist Joe Quinn born weeks
after). also, sunday 10 june 18, practice as Jody Moore Band;
a lot of kovers Ken has done in past like Pretenders: "Precious"!
with "brown sugar chords), "Fire" (MJ Quirk's team may have won
trivia at the Sinclair but he did NOT know Robert Gordon/Link Wray kovered it;
Fresh Fish Special, i think? Glad to play Moses Wray chords on a song written
by Casper Springstein's descendant! (you dont THINK I'd NOT let a reference
to colonial dead people NOT be here?! "Ha Ha said the clown"!). I
also remember Marshall Tucker's "cant you see", a Ken and Jody kitchen
jam BUT I channeled Sgt Toy Caldwell, USMC, Ulster ancestry into my Wilkie Southern
rock solo coz, like Sgt, Toy, L/Cpl Gizmo played with his THUMB ala Wes Montgomery!
(no relation sadly to Field Marshall Montgomery whom battled AFRIKA KORPS!).
John Keegan on sax and I did a Allston Brothers-type double
guitar/sax solo and I'm certain Miss Lyn and Blowfish would rather be tied to
a "Whippin' Post" than lissen to this! (you got that right!!-
ed) (hey my cousin GG Allin could throw scheiss at arschlocks;
cant say i bleme him!) Keegan also, subdued his Andy macKay honkin' sax on some
toon and it was Ziggy's "Soul Love"....cant remember at moment, next
practice is next day of Wodin (instert phot of Norse God). Lastly, in the Quirk
mobile, HIS Lil Steven sirius played rolling stones Now! "baby we got a
good thing goin'" which all these years (GOOGLE! passenger seat; Quirk:
"driver's seat"!) was a Barbara Lynn song, still alive, she played
it left hand and sang "you lose a good thang", classic Black
Souls toon! In Keegan mobile, GRATEFUL DEAD!!! "I know you rider"
1970 concert (The Dead channel!) Keegan likes CRUISIN' after the clubs and it
WAS like 1962..."I like goin' down 128"....."roadrunner roadrunner"!
He "take me back 'ome" (SLADE!) to the toons of rosie and originals
"angel baby", a John Lennon fave, you can hear Yoko's gurl-group influence
on this ("sisters o sisters" off sometime in NYC and hey, I saw Elephant's
Memory open for Brownsville Station in the rain Friday 13 apr 74 and they were
good! More club linehan-ago-go gigs to come, otherwise "still at home with
my Beatles and my Stones"".....
Friday, May 4, 2018
and THE best way to end my week, besides the Boston Heino club started by alex
gitlin, Mad Painter, was friend request acceptance from
Barry Winslow, Marvin Nunley and Ed Tucker of the Royal Guardsmen!
on my wall is a youtube
video of last Sunday's reunion, doing "snoopy" but also peruse youtube for
a Fiddy Year ago video; Barry Winslow sang lead and played it left hand (but took
it too far.... "Down Behind the Lines"!) Nunley was stage right, counting off
in Deutsch (and you thought "ein zwei drei fier" on Music to Kill By
came from the Ramones!) plus the band all marched onstage with neo-Paul Revere
and the Raiders ("I'm in love with Mark Lindsay and think he's beautiful"-Miss
Lyn, 1967!) marching steps. 2018 reunion during the middle eight they DO sing
the Zehringer brothers "hang on sloopy" to which the ghost of Die Bruders Gruberger,
Greetings Von Reading, Pa. goes "I know who they're ripping off!" And besides
LIFELONG Deutsch lessons von Harry Vee, I shall forgive him his royalty debt on
"rain of death" as long as he bails out die Grechen and gets a Classic Ruin in
return. Und mit Jay Gruberger's ghost; playing Music to Kill By in bamberg,
Bayern, in der rocknroll himmel they is happy!".......
Royal Guardsmen Then
Royal Guardsmen Now