Monday, May 13, 2019
"sunday 5 may 19. a day off from music! somerville
theater and JACK ATTACK, Jack Nicholson
movies. Gee Julie never saw Chinatown; it's my Best Bette!
Jack is such a funny wise-ass and the shots of Faye Dunaway's
right breast, nipple and all! (art, not porn, but 1974!!!!).....Reasons
I did NOT see this movie back in '74...monday 17 July 74, Bowie's
Diamond Dogs tour plays rochester NY; Chinatown
released Thursday 20 June 74; the weekend is high school graduation
party bender (passed out on ce-ment cellar floor, swamp road,
brockport NY), graduate Brockport High with hangover Monday 24
June 74, go to ANOTHER graduation party, meet "Winner By
Elimination". The next month I hitchhike around the North
East meeting all my fanzine pen pals and getting them to autograph
inner sleeve of T. Rex Electric Warrior for my "baby"
sister (now a granny)....interviewing Jim Dandy
and Cub Koda, standing next to Mick Ralphs
and Paul Rodgers in chicago, seeing Jobriath
and meeting Carl Biancucci within a
week of each other? Even playing in three Boston bands wasnt as
good as when Chinatown came out! oh, wait, hadnt met Miss Lyn
yet....yeah, life sucked back then plus the Cure wasnt even a
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
"Monday 6 May 19 was another fantastic GLiDER practice.
Next show is live on WMFO, mikey dee. day of Wodin. 22
May 19 (that's THIS wedensday folks!!) so y'all should
be reading this Sunday. Speaking of "Radio Radio" Elvis
Costello would be covering "I cant complain" by The
Who (the fuck lissens to you anyway,you fucken four-eyed freak!
oh wait that's me!). Numero Uno and he DOES mention the Boston
Groupie News and that is Flynn Young's Club
Elektrik. Not since me being into blues songs before
1956 have I seen a "kid" obsess for the synth-pop '80s
and sure as "Billie Jean/the Flynn is NOT my child",
he DOES pick 80s synth-pop so Hopelessly Obscure for his playlist,
I might only recognize a couple artists! Also in same vein and
i did get a "messenger" from him is Austin Texas The
Mal Thursday Show. When she was alive, "my favourite
cuzzin" Linda Garreau Highland realised he was in Austin,
Texas and since this is more of the '60s garage/'70s punk "bent"
(I only use quotes Justin Case I'm mis-using a "done me wrong
alright" word), I should also mention about 1987, the orange
kenne Highland record (Gay Hathaway's DEBUT on
drums before Justine and Corolla etc!) Kenne Highland
Clan played with The Givens (Marjory
Meadows from Dangerous Byrds, wicked big rebetika fan....shit,
I forgot: PEOPLE IN STORES!) and the Malarians,
then youngsters from J mascis-ville whom didnt play Dinosaur Jr.;
kinda more Lyres junior. So "A Promise is a Promise";
tune into Mal Thursday show! His facebook profile even mentions
The malarians on MYSPACE! fuck mark Zuckerberg; bring back TOM!
(tip jars at 1369 coffee house which usedta be 1369 blues jam
in '80s has hipster/tipster tip jars with "witty" (arent
those manbun-wearing lil hipsters so fucken clever? Put 'em to
Parris island and shave that shit off! 'course that happened to
me, 29 apr 76 about 0230 thus becoming the first gizmo AND the
first skinhead!)...oh yeah my point....one tip jar has a sign
saying "Mark Zuckerberg",other says "Tom"...even
if that mofo lost all the Myspace music files.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
day of Wodin, 8 may 19. a club linehan-ago-go practice.
Future/Gigs right now are being the Band for the Count (me as Robbie
Robertson, Joe as Zimmerman, get it?) at Middle East we played Rat
party. doing Count AND Lou reed toons and Blowfish SHOULD go to
this coz i learnt "whiskey mama" and "i'm a star",
i think. Riding back with drummer kevin Linehan, it was "see
you day of Wodin!" (for next practice) and a lotta Celtic lore
being discussed (hint: it's the runes on led Zep four....smoke another
Doobie, Brother!) I was watching some documentary on my ancestor
Charlemagne who made the Saxons convert to Christianity and cut
down their Pagan totems....at conflict here coz Dad's grandfather,
with my ancestry app and famous kin site is charlemagne descendant
but Dad's y-male DNA (Dad's side) is R-U 198 (Saxon). Either way
I rock like the cover of Dust's Hard Attack album; drummer Mark
Bell later ended up in some band name Ramones"
Thursday, May 16, 2019
day of Thor, 9 may 19. another great GLiDER practice and
let me also mention Otto's Shrunken Head in New
Netherlands with Thigh Scrapers. That is Memorial
Day SUNDAY and looking very forward to it since the first tyme ever
I played the bass was Sunday 3 June 73, 29 avenue W, brooklyn, "I'm
a man" (Yardbirds) probably (or was it "under my wheels"?),then
saw with Solomon Gruberger, Alice Cooper/Flo and Eddie and Johnny
Black was in audience! Two great bands, O. rex
and Jumper Cables"
Friday, May 17, 2019
Friday 10 may 19. arrived jeannie johnston pub, jamaica plain
and there was an early show BUT! it was WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT,
a Velvet Underground tribute show by some GOOD millenials and
I'm talkin' 'bout THEIR generation; "yer generation dont
mean jackshit to me!". Made new Facebook friends with the
lady runnin' the thang AND after Cal "I never met a microphone
i didnt like" Cali and I did "what goes on" (Cal-vocals,
me-borrowed acoustic), they were "killing me with tribute"!
'course got my first velvets album back in ("My head's in")
'73!" and whom of the Full House (that same year J geils
were still listenable!) was borned yet? Met a tall statuesque
"Nico" (redhead with blonde wig and "devil with
a blue dress on") whom wants to cover Fraulein Paffgen in
the future and lastly, performing was BILLY SQUIRE
who wants to interview me for a Midway Cafe docu-men-Terry (if
he's in Facebook jail, he's covering "Jailhouse rock",
Elvis being my eighth cousin through my granddaddy McBee's line).
What could POSSIBLEY follow that? THE LEGENDRY CAZBATS!
as they did Hopelessly Obscure 60s garage covers there were some
double lead moments remisicent of Page/Beck Yardbirds. and God
bless Bob Roos for reminding me which club and
which band I was in what night, my three bands versus his (he
must write it down in a calendar). Lastly, my "debut"
with GLiDER was extremely reminscent of Afrika Korps live at Cantone's
(GUlcher, sunday 20 august 77) especially the "stop-on-a-dime"
Ramones endings. Due to an MIA drummer (Jetset HAD played with
the MIAs; 13 degrees of Kenne Highland which I WONT go into except
who the Grand Funk backed me up on "rain of death" saturday
5 dec 82?!), Thighscrapers canceled so GLiDER
basically jammed on British invasion AND for the ghost of my distant
cuzzin Linda Garreau Highland,"So long marianne" by
Leonard Cohen! also, AL on GLiDER guitar said
my jay Gruberger-cum-Carl Biancucci "hot lead licks"
(JAy's ca. '74 quote) was "like having a second guitar";
during his solos it was like Jack Bruce playing with ramones,which
WAS Afrika Korps.....and THAT was the week that was!"