Monday, May 10, 2021
"Saturday 8 may 21. mad Painter practice. Mad Painter,
like the gizmos, now on Spotify! That usual madcap (laughs) stuck
in the '70s bunch: Alex Gitlin on keyboards/ schmel
herbie hind-guitar, gee Julie-vocals,
me-bass and Al Hendry-drums. rehearsing for a memorial
day recording session, earlier very 'umble, very 'eavy originals
BUT, I DO love the diversions! This tyme; Middle of the Road's "Chirpy
Chirpy Cheep Cheep" which I had back in '73 on a Solomon gruberger
mix-tape! AND who else BUT Alex Gitlin knows how to sing/play it?
Also: "what Leo Sayer do you want me to do?" I DO believe
in '73, I DID like that first Leo Sayer album, singer/songwriter/
piano (Alex channels THAT genre when he doesn't 'ave the 'ammond
cranked up doin' 'Eep Purple!). gave it a good review in WIUS (pre-
Gizmos-Bloomington Indiana college radio; pre-punk too!). So for
THAT era-genre, is why for three years I been in mad painter! And
"drafted" this lineup! Practice starts at seven pm but
between geekin' out about old records...shit! I got home 11 pm!
Whoa! "Burnin' of the midnight lamp"".....
May 11, 2021
'Sunday 9 may 21, Mother's Day 101 pm. From Dino records. "Raunch
n Roll VSK mixes start today. Corey the engineer working on 'em
at Eric's". That's not the yardbirds Roger the Engineer but
Erik is that Viking Lindgren of Arf Arf whom I first met at Moving
Parts gig at cantone's October '78; his band was two future Burmas
and one Robert E. Bear. 2004 recordings, Dino says the record is
great, I shall let John Q. Public decide'....
KH & VSK
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
"Til Tuesday 11 may 21. Gizmo News! Pierro Capizzi
of hate records, Italy (GREAT Gizmos e.p.s of outakes etc)
article on proto-punk for BUSCADERO (like
them on facebook!) a very slick "Rolling Stone " type
mag (Eddie Flowers quote) but I remember seeing Gizmos get one sentence
in SPIN the once re: "Human garabage Disposal" (said Stenson
Eddie about Kenneth Edward). Dr Ted Niemiec hit google translate
coz article in what WAS Latin: I see the question of "when
was first Gizmos recorded" (20 march 76! BECAUSE "I'm
in love with Ken Highland who thinks he's beautiful I was in Boston
12 March 77!). Otherwise, O. Rex, gruberger Brothers, Afrika Korps,
Slickee Boys...proto, yes but I HAVE recorded since 1977! A Zero
Boy teaches an IU course about the Gizmos; we're punk GizStory!
Piero, like ANYONE whom releases Kenne music, is a great chap, a
paisan even! COZ: on "Ecco A Vol" SPOTIFY we have Gizmos
"Muff Divin'" (translates into cunnilingus from Italian!)
into "Just Head"-nervous eaters plus songs by Dei Real
Kids and Dei Lyres. With my colonial New England ancestry, even
with my Midwestern record, I was BORN TO RETURN! plus...."I
believe in reincarnation" as they always say on coast to Coast
AM. yet again, my Saxon y-DNA has VANDALized Roma!".....
Thursday, May 13, 2021
"Saturday 8 may 21 after mad painter practice. Once again it
is WHRB's orgy season. Saturday night: "Protest Hip Hop'; could
be activatin'. And what do I heard; Gil Scott-Heron "Whitey
On the Moon"! The Small Talk at 125 and Lenox album released
February 1970. "The Revolution will not be televised"
played a LOT when Bob Bittner of WJIB was at WCMF FM Rochester Ny.
Fiddy years and I HADNT hurt cut nine on the album: "whitey
on the Moon". The "message": we spent all that money
fakin' the moon landin' and shit in da hood still bad,yo! BUT "no
matter what sign you are' and/or "Choice of Colours":
"I think I'll send these doctor bills, airmail special (to
whitey on the moon"). There WERE two 1994 samples (Who sampled
website and "whitey on the moon" on youtube): "Whities
on the Moon" by Kubrick amd "Lost (Mixx Madness)"
by Overdose; check 'em out,yo!"......
Friday, May 14, 2021
"day of Thor 13 may 21. Outside of Neu coffee shoppe, researching
my 39 generations back Charlemagne ancestry and I heard voices saying
'hey kenne!" It was triple Thick Mitch! SO
BGN roving reporter (outside lounging at table): Triple
Thick getting together next week for first tyme last year,
THEY ALSO NEED A PRACTICE SPACE,so LIKE
them on facebook and contact them, they still live! Springtime
wimmen risin', studio tomorrow and I feel a Spring rebirth with
music maybe even coming back. SO, Closing Deep Thot: Me and Mitch
doin' our Roky thing unplugged at Neu! OR anybody! Steal this idea!
Steal This book! (Abbie Highland)...well it's an idea....don't feel
"divorced" from music: a shotgun weddin' to music with
me you'll WANT Kill Slug playing your Divorce Party!"....