Monday, May 18 2020
Saturday 16 march 20. Ken and I Gee julie eating takeaway from
Thai Hut, Beacon street,somerville, in between "dead boston
clubs" Abbey Lounge and Kirkland
cafe. supper music was Russian radio from onlineradiobox.com.
Radio "retro> Russian> oldies". Oldies?!?!?
I heard 78 rpms cracklin' and smelt the 1930s at least! So I googled
playlist and: Hopelessly Obscure: ALEXANDER TSFASMAN
'soviet pianist". wikipedia; "He was an important figure
in Soviet jazz from the period of the mid-1920s until the late
1960s". Music on youtube! facebook
page too for you "Thirsty" (for VODKA!) Scholars:
Alex Tsfasman- Posts/ facebook. ultimate geekage (hey COMRADES!!
what the fuck ELSE are you doing during lockdown?) patefon.
knet. ru >kdf >tsasman. Quite a career! "unfortunately,
the band made not a single disc til 1937"; I knew it! "reworking
of Polish tango (!) "the last Sunday"...."during
the years of world war two...turned to war themes"....."after
opening of second Allies front, Anglo-American authors in repetoire....Jerome
Kern's "Lyrical Foxtrot" from American film The
Song of Russia....in all, an artist worth reearching; my
knowledge being scant, all I can say is i liked it!"......
Tuesday, May 19 2020
:Sonntag 17 May 20 505 pm von Aybike Celik Ozbey,
istanbul, Turkey. "Istanbul's garage/punk band Reptilians
from Andromeda's new single is "Star
Girl" song, a cover version of Zolar X
it on YouTube!! They never cease to amaze me diggin' on punk
from before they wuz born! Now that we got a Turkey-Boston Zolar
X club, let me tell YOU! I remember them from the '70s; "Ziggy
Stardust on steroids"! (ala the also over-the-top Jobriath!).
Zolar X have Martian antenna
on their space suits, looking line intergalactic Ziggy Stardust
(on steroids!). i "liked" them on facebook and they also
friended me....LEGENDARY! I should also mention late '73 AFTER "that's
cool" i had a neo-Stones-cum-Dolls "groupie putdown' song
called "Star Girl" but my lyrics were closer to "Stupid
Girl" and "Star Star". Everytime I turn around these
Turkish punks have a new recording! LIKE
them on facebook etc".....
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
"Monntag 18 May 20. 1010. Deb Beaudry, Fuzbrains
magazine (aka Wormtown groupie news). "from Captain PJ
sister Sheryl, whom I've met: "If you have the tyme could you
please send a letter or card to help raise his spirits? (share memories, favourite
bands, humour etc) These could help distract him from his protocol
frustrations of isoloation and help him feel more connected to others.
Please note: no items, magazines or packages are being received at
this tyme. ONLY letters and cards. His adress; Captain PJ (William)
LeBlanc, 2nd floor c/o The Reservoir Center for Health and Rehab.
400 Bolton St., Marlboro, MA. 01752". "Yes, I will"
mail a card! And you, reader, should too!!....
Thursday, May 21, 2020
"Til Tuesday 19 may 20 and what BETTER day to celebrate Cal
Cali's birthday than the FINAL episode of BAPTISTE!
Again, admiring Amsterdam but Baptitste and British actor who played
Queen's manager in Bohemian Rhapsody spend a lot of tyme on the
beach near White Cliffs of Dover; 30 miles from ancestral Hyland
home of Ashford and home of the Jutes (ancient Germanic tribe).
wikipedia says "a handful of scenes were shot in Deal, Kingsdown,
Ramsgate and Sandwich". Must have been the "trailer caravan"
etc. Miss Lyn wondered about the NEXT series; I "mansplained'
to her "EVERYBODY'S FUCKEN DEAD!!!!". BUT Baptiste, wife
and daughter all played by same actors in THE MISSING. Guess they
WILL do another season. Moral of all this: read wikipedia, remember
Miss Lyn is ALWAYS right (she "Lynsplains"
shit to me!), support PBS/Masterpiece theater etc. and remember
when Cookie Monster eats cookie and says "welcome to
Friday, May 22, 2020
"Freitag 22 May 20. Friended by James Lowe of Electric
Prunes!!!!"nice to meet you Kenneth....james".
me, sutterin' like "you aint seen my generation yet' (Figures
on beach 12 inch remake! (youtube)". "thank you sir! a
major fan". "thanks for listening" James Lowe. In
addition Lick It radio, Wolfsburg, deutschland (Pierre le Coutre
left the land of the Angles to go to the land of the Saxons where
they make volkswagon!) HAS played saxon, plus deep Purple's "highway
star", Glenn Hughes (in Purple on Stormbringer lp), Judas Priest,
iron maiden et al. ("fun fn fun on the autobahn' crankin' this
scheisse!). I knew my morning was right,starting with Jimi's "purple
haze" and then a 1969 extravagnaza: Sly/ "pinball Wizzard";
even canned heat's "woodstock boogie"! My y - dna is RU-198
"saxon", so Pierre (Flensburg Groupie News) has helped
me figure out mein lower Saxony DNA matches...glad to have such
a GREAT classic/metal station in such a proto-Germanic area! (They
speak a Low German dialect there, except for at Wacken metal fest
where ist: HIGH German!".....
Saturday, May 123, 2020
"Saturnalia 23 may 20. 0100 or so, Coast to Coast AM....blimey!
It's Peter Noone! 'erman and 'ermits! CoastZone
The Newsletter has info I can quote (so it wasnt a dream....ZZ Top
wuz listenin' to 'erman!). Ian Punnett (Twitter) was last night's
house and knew quite a bit about Gretsch guitars! And DID ask Jimmy
Page questions I think...."no Jimmy Page DIDNT play
on that song it was"....9 Feb 64, beatles, ed Sullivan; they
met the ACTOR Davy Jones! "erman also wuz
actin'....the next one-two years, wuz 'its by 'erman and monkees,
they wuz...What a date! as lil Kenny Highland ran around manasass
Virginia still pretending it was the Civil War...a lot of herman
bumper music too...But, like Sir Francis Drake, let's sail from
Britain to Spain and mention a Miss Lyn Latin freebie cassette.
Los Llayras El Tranvia Del Amor. AllMusic.artist.biography
says: "Central Mexico's Los Llayras drew on influences ranging
from cumbia to traditional Andean folk to grupero music to create
their disinctive brand of tropical". This is a 1998 release
and sounds NOTHING like my Gemini On a Full Moon cd on Dino (think
Gizmo and garfunkel's "el condor pasa" "liked"
by Herr Flensburg Groupie News, das ist is herr Pierre Le Coutre,mein
gut freund! and/or Inca Sun who used to play the pipes in harvard
Square, dressed up in traditional garb). There IS youtube of this
group. facebook too! They are even "noteworty" in the
2015 The Course of mexican Music by janet Sturman https://books.
google.com>books. "...even South American inspired cumbia
(Cumbia Andina Mexicana) from bands like "Los Askis" and
"Los Llayras"; scientific record reviewing! Researched
and classified....my BA was in BS! lastly, as memorial day slightly
opens the state, STAY INDOORS! (Blodgetts back home been socially
distancing on same road since 1816!) Listen to cactus's RESTRICTIONS
and watch Carl Biancucci's Progress on On The Turntable Now
facebook group, where Eric Law also posts much....to Kensplain to
Miss Lyn, you, a record GEEK, post a photo/youtube of what you're
currently listening to and folks'll comment on how cool you are....this
didnt happen to ME in Bockport NY in the '70s!".......