Monday, May 27, 2019
saturday 11 may 19. Cal Cali presents Koto
in salem! Classic Ruins open up with a spectactular
set AND I'm almost related to the Ruins! The drummer's Aussie wife
has Hyland and Grant cuzzins in Oz (my father and his grandfather
being Byron Grant Highland and a Grant cuzzin from Kent england
DID jump ship down there in 1800s!), so this kin would be "Hyland-Highland";
haha! Oz citizenship and we can vacation in Taz!!!!! GLiDER
sounded like Afrika Korps live at cantone's (Gulcher cd) and half
of Corolla DeVille danced to Lyres "how
do you know" cover; MISTER Carl Biancucci
hollered out "Ric Corracio wouldnt have played it like that!"
EVERYONE should channel Solomon Gruberger every once in a while.
FU's were fantastic sounding like their 1985 hard-rock
Straw Dogs album. Good to see Sox/Steve
Grimes/Bob Furapples, TOTALLY '80s plus Ian King
on guitar had UK Subs leather jacket and had attended same high
school as Stanton Park mogul Aram Heller; I was
flattered Ian had the Hopelesssly Obscure ep on
Arf Arf! (1986 release). Mark Kennedy also was
energetic with Skrewcart; I thought these guys
sounded like an SST band; had a sampler in '80s and a walkman lissenin'
to "punk jazz" from Cali, tho I forgot what bands (Saccharine
trust maybe?) Mark Kennedy felt 18 again, everyone
agreed we should do it again, I even saw a Goody Goody Gumdrop,
so more musical misadventures afloat!
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Sunday 12 may 19. a very excelllent Mad Painter
practice highlighted by the Jeff Beck version of "Love is
blue" wherein I, minus Glenn Cornick headband, almost started
playing Tull's "Bouree". Not one note of punk played
in this lineup! (caveat?) Tune into Flynn Young's Club
Elektrik if you love '80s synth-pop! (Mad Painter is
a very disparate band if i'm using that word rightly).
Walking past Regent Theater, a gray-haired ole
hippie (de rigeur for this 70-plus show) was "hey man, i got
an extra ticket, my friend couldnt make it"...fucken $35
Brian Auger ticket! Since the first tyme i ever played
a minor chord was O. Rex doing "for your love" (Solomon
Gruberger on vocals! oh joy....)....sunday 3 june 73, since Brian
Auger played harpsichord on that record, that E minor was
HIM! I usedta find his julie Driscoll albums in the dollar bin and
enjoyed them. Dude still playing and even hanging at merch table!
(I didnt get an autograph....it was already a long day). Ran into
and got ride with members of Limbo Race (I opened,
Rat, december '82) and Children of Paradise (Hopelessly
Obscure opened auguste '85, Rat) and we discussed the music after.
I liked Brian Auger saying they used to listen albums in London
on a friday eve, and when he heard some Wes Montgomery album i owned
coz he was a hendrix influence, i was "yeah!" Brian's
son drummed but Julie Drisoll's "replacement" was a Cuban
lady on them big ole Santana bongoes; her dad's famous too....she
was damn good! tho i'd rather listen to Who's "Bucket T"
than cross things off "buket list", damn glad i went before
folks start singin' that ole gospel classic "this may be the
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
monday 13 may 19. another excellent GLiDER
practice and when you read this there are two shows the following
week. sunday 2 June 19 with a shitload of bands
at out of the blue ALL good! If I miss you, it's
coz I'm a "Human Garbage Disposal"! though watching
all these excellent bands is a good diet plan...fuck that, I'd
rather be Martin Luther subsiding on a Diet of Worms! friday
7 June 19, GLiDER do originals PLUS a shitload of covers
playing with Joe Mazzari's new White Stripes-cum-Rockabilly
Yobs duo 61 Ghosts.
Since Schmel Herbie Hind, known to drive past
BGN headquarters the wrong way delivering pizza, HERE is a tail
(of Brave Ulysesses?) he'll like: 1981-ish, went to Father's Five,
Marlborough street, downed a five dollar pitcher (insert album
cover of Five Dollar Shoes) to catch O. Rex refugee Carl
Biancucci in Tea in China. Also on bill
was The Daughters (BOTH bands on Varulven!).
Raggs the cat's original daddy Simon
Ritt was on DRUMS singing the Kinks' "this is where
i belong"; couple years later the Daughters backed up J.
Genzale at Jonathan Swift's....Schmel says I SHOULD write a book
but Fug it! (Ed Sanders wrote one on manson fambly). THIS is my
RUFF draft! (the two-headed dog ate my manuscript!)
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Ides of May 2019. club linehan a go go practice.
gig: saturday 1 june 19, middle east upstairs Bands
that played the Rat beach party. We back up the Count and it's almost
Auguste Phenonmenon! Count/Lady Carolyn/me as Blowfish
on guitar. "i'm a star", "whisky mama","saltwater
summers" (!) and more (I did the practice vocal for "Sister
Ray" and it was O. Rex redux april '74). sunday 2 june
19 club linehan-ago-go open up out of the blues gallery
benefit. A busy weekend and see you in cambridge/allston!
Friday, May 24, 2019
before I had Mad Painter practice for on the town
with Mikey Dee WMFO wednesday 5 June 19 (Martha
Hull's birthday!) I had chance to go to Apple Cinemas and
catch Hindi film Student of the Year 2 (wikipedia/facebook/you
tube....hooray for Bollywood!)....Nice escapism in the Get Yourself
a College Gurl vein (plus "the sun is shining" so
obviously I'd RATHER be in a thee-ate-er BY MICELF ala Howard Hughes
(NO other tickets sold at Postively 1300!) for a couple-three hours....I'll
give you the plot quick; small town boy and girl rural India, she
goes to posh school, changes name, posh boy "adopts" rural
boy but then sabotages him in school athletics AND steals his gurl!
(a real "Slickee Boy" woulda cut that mofo tho "violence
is the only thing that'll make him see sense"-Mott the Highland!).
To spoil the ending (would we see the rest of the Boston Groupie
News staff at a Bollywood film in Hindi?), Posh Boy's SISTER falls
for rural boy; for a while rural boy has TWO wimmen after him! Now
THAT could be my new toon "we got vindaloo love" based
on "Jim Dandy" b-side by Black Oak Arkansas...."Red
Hot Lovin'"!!! (isnt it aboot ginger birds?) ok, my week ended
happy, this was Mad Painter dress rehersal for 5 June so if you
read this Sunday when I play New Netherlands with GLider, remember
Saturday 1 June, Middle East up, club linehan-ago-go backs
up the Count! (thank God for facebook events...."I
have a gig?" see you there or at the movies!