Monday, May 17, 2021
"Every day is a Saturday Ides of May. As I clomped down
the stairs of Lowell Street studios, I was greeted
by William Spence Alexander/John Keegan/ Larry Newman
and I rode in with drummer Al Hendry. This quintet
proceeded with a John Lee Hooker arrangement on Stooges "Down
on the street": me/chair/guitar/vocals, WA keyboards, keegan-sax,
Lt larry Newman USMC-bass and Al Henry-drums.
Followed by "I Need a Bromo Geets Romo" which is the
history of me and Chris Brood's Svengali done to a I-IV riff in
A-nineth ala "Season of the witch'. Comments: "Kenne
you sound like Howlin' Wolf on guitar"-larry, "Kenne
you sing like Greg Prevost"-WA. Other WA witticisms :"this
sounds like Sun RA"! (hmmm....MC5 do Sun ra cover on Kick
out the jams; Mr. Peanut Butter cover sounding like same! Hey
the Asheton Bros covered "Best Friend"; returning favour!)
ALso (WA): "you're now signed to ESP!"..."will
the circle remain unbroken"? April '74, Future Gizmo Eddie
Flowers felt O. rex sounded like the Godz on ESP! WA's
triple Crown was a spoken-word piece on Asa Brebner: "willie,
I want to back you up on some keroauc type poetry when Zoots Sims
played horn"..."hey beat mon/him like Kerouac!".
We also had Patsy Budgen/Corolla DeVille in attendance
but I'll save Future/Plans right now for later. Did my Black oak
Arkansas version of Byrds "Mr Spaceman" with my Jim
dandy voice and three Wilkie Southern Rock Giztars. lastly, Captain
Easychord and Schmel Herbie Hind did embelishments on the LIVE
recorded quinted. captain hit bass notes freeing Willie to sound
like Mick garson on A Lad Insane and Schmel Herbie Hind had a
GREAT fuzz sound being Jeff Beck-cum-Billy Loosigian. Good stuff
all around everybody had fun, "Does anyone remember Covid?"
(paraphrasing percy in "does anyone remember laughter?")".....
May 18, 2021
"Sonntag 16 may 21. As gee Julie recorded
vocals with Alex Gitlin for the mad painter
cd, I popped into Somerville Grooves and
saw....Mitch from Triple Thick! (one of two purchases,I
THINk was an Ian Drury album)…"hey Triple Thick's getting
together"....Me: "it's in the BGN!" Grooves open
full tyme after memorial Day and as our editor (jack Kerouac's cuzzin!)
said "you and Mitch! you keep him afloat"; Toast a Tumeric
Tea to that! KENNEway, the ghost of Billy Ruane,
whom booked me unplugged the night the middle east opened, looked
to the left and said "In store concerts!" (what is this?
Store 55?) (54 plus one)...(What Kenne is trying to say is Somerville
Grooves guy suggested a accoustic gig of kenne and MItch-ed)
hey! I got folks to invade the Tavern at the end of the World! I
reported to my commanding office, Lt. Larry Newman USMC that I had
indeed gone "snoopin' and poopin" commando mission (acutally
I WAS wearin' skivvies!) and "I have two battery powered amps
and Al Hendry on drums"...so if the kenne Highland experience
starts blasting Blue Cheer and Grand Funk covers in the middle of
Union Square Somerville mass...that's only the PRELUDE for Armageddon
and the alien invasion! Total Destruction to your Mind!"....
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
"Monntag 17 may 21. From Cindy Budgen, Corilla DeVille
and North Shore Groupie News. "I meant to tell you
Alpo (Real Kids) visited me in a dream about two
weeks ago! Came up to my car window, he was his charming flirty
self, young and Brian Jonesy hair, I'll remember his smile forever!".
An omen that we'll be recording beatles songs UP to revolver Real
Kids style (on Dino!) known as The SurReal Kids...how to make "There's
a Place" ("Twist and Shout") sound like a red Star
Thursday, May 20, 2021
"Monntag 17 may 21. Rachel Lee, The Psych-O-daisies.
11139. "Whose house was I at yesterday? Willie Loco!
He talked a bit about the kenne session" (poor rotter....)
"Simon Ritt and "Darlin'" (listen her to on Sirius
radio!) Jan Collins wanted to give him something before we did some
filming which we never got around to up in Gloucester"...Rachel
IS doing video now, wants to do a Kenne vid AND Lt Larry Newman
USMC WAS somehow in WA's "Bass Rocks" video....slow day
in boston music when the only news is Kenne loco!"....
Friday, May 21, 2021
"Til Tuesday 18 may 21. ran into Dinos Mekios of WHRB
on Charles Street when I was out to dinner ("I Need Lunch"!).
He was coming from the Greek Consulate on beacon Street, right down
the way from my beloved Goethe Institute. hasn't been on WHRB since
march last but returning "soon" and STILL collecting...RECORDS!
A business trip took him to Columbus Ohio and at store clerk said
"I was in a band there once; the Cheater slicks". Dinos:
"I have one of your records!". Tommy re-introduced himself
when Gizmos played Columbus Halloween 2015 (?) BUT he have me and
my cuzzin linda Garreau a ride from landsdowne Street about '96
(?); Cramps/Flat Duo Jets (?) great guy! Dinos too!"....
"Thursday 20 May 21. received album addressed to me c/o
Boston Groupie News from caleb Garcia whom did
a Gizmos documentary whatever year my brother's
granddaughter was borned. Los Detestados. bandcamp says "Spanish
language hardcore from Austin texas". I'm impressed by the
Minutemen cover! "who ever thought there'd be "21st
century Gizmos fans"?".....
Saturday, May 22, 2021
"Saturday 22 May 21. mad painter practice tonight,
recording some "Heep/Purple" originals next week, LOTSA
new news on facebook page. Lissenin' to Humble Pie- In Concert
Winterland San Francisco 1973...so! excellent! And lastly, through
"modern technology' Aybike Celik Ozbey, Istanbul's own Reptilians
From Andromeda hears Jumper Cables "I get nervous" on
you tube and "I love this!"..."That's Cool"
'a hit before SHE (not her mother!) was born and to think this
song began with a phone call on a LANDLINE early '81 (?) 25 Walbridge
Street, Allston mass up the street from where Aeroshit wrote "Movin'
Out"! Tyme for dinner, Music to Dine By: Cream-the Winterland,
SAn Francisco 10 march 68, though I didn't know they existed til
June '68 Life magazine and THEN I bought "sunshine of your
love" 45 Peterson's Drugs, main Street, Brockport NY August