Monday, June 5, 2017
635 pm saturday 3 june 17, AMC at Common movie house, joined AMC Stubs and
at age 60 you get a senior discount! More Chinese movies...Beautiful Accident,
on youtube. remake of a Korean movie. A high power lawyer lady gets in crash
and comes back as a housewife; the spirit guide is Doctor Bombay flamboyant.
lots of chinese movie websites call it "fantasy/comedy/romance/sci-fi"
and answer is YES! (all of above!) In Mandarin, though the main actress from
Taiwan. Maybe I'll spoil the ending: when she goes back to her former lawyer
self, which is a non-marriage ("you are like a hedgehog" says her
gym buddy) kickass judo lady, she realizes that family and marriage ARE ok and
she WILL find love...but again a lot of comedy also ("when I come back
will my hair be straight again?")....theme song sung in mandarin by K-pop
group EXO, also
on youtube....though I thought K-pop was Hello World......"
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Greek Fest band
what BETTER way to celebrate Ken Kaiser's 13 times four plus eight birthday
than the arlington massachusetts greek festival! (Gee Julie helping
Paula from WMFO move, so was in area). Big ass sign saying OPA!
LONG lines in tent, great shopping area ("kiss me, I'm Greek", do
that enough to Gee Julie plus also "$10-bracelet to ward off the
EVIL EYE!"....Mediterranean superstition; LOVE it (to death!)). Got some
American coffee and a pastry, first band was two ladies, one sang, another on
keyboards, plus two dudes on guitar and drums ( minus John MacFie on bass or
RIP John MacFee, Jody Moore band bassist, great guy and a Highlander!).
The music, especially the "reincarnation of Beethoven" keyboards reminded
me of The Seeds covering Aphrodite's Child toons. (Seeds meets
Vangelis?!?! did some someone spike my mythological Mythos beer?)....There was
a chance to lease a Mercedes for four days ("oh lord will someone buy one
for Janis?")....Combo plates were SOLD OUT except for chicken something
and/or mousakka, so as I watched a male duo of guitar and mandolin/oud/Mediterranean
instrument, Gee Julie and I hogged down on it and Spanikopita (spinach pie,
which i eats to the finish!). in the flier, a Piandes was listed and I believe
IS kin to WMFO Desperate Hour, WMFO, ALEXANDROS MAGOS Piandes, Thursday
6-8 pm, playing garage, Rockin' in Athens AND Kenne Highland (who is Zeus on
the loose!) a good tyme had by us all, greekboston.com
has all the church picnics and other Greek events but "God Only Knows"
what country Gee Julie and I will visit while "Livin' in America"
(James Brown; Good GOD y'all!!!!)"...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Tuesday, D-Day 2017, Afrika Korps at Great Scott, even if they were
never on Omaha Beach. thanks to Mark Drinkwater, Fable Grazer, always
offers good gigs since Grex/Fable Grazer/Kenne's Korps 30 sept 14 lilypad,
inman square. Ok, so Hopelessly Obscure opened, great p.a., great band,
great vocals by me, but Ken Kaiser's idea of doing chicago's take on
"i'm a man" (Stevie Winwierd before he did Michelob commercials!)
was brilliant! handing out percussion and all....a very soulful David Clayton
Lighthouse vocal by me and we added Bob Moores of Fable Grazer on trumpet
to John Keegan's sax; Mj quirk/matt burns may have been Blue Oyster
Coughlin's rhythm section but they played tha funky music white boy! And Ken
Kaiser as Terry Kath...staying on the one so I could do the James Brown version
of "wild mouse"! Violet Intent ran up to us raving as did Bird
Gangs. Violet Intent had a bloke in a crushed Velvet suit and first
solo Eric Clapton album hair and beard and 1971 figured in their Pugsley Munion-esque
Cream jams (power trio). bassist also played a "96 Tears" keyboard,
this c/o Gee Julie who did great photos. Last song coulda been a jam off Taste
Isle of Wight album; Carl Biancucci/Jay Gruberger rock! Fable Grazer
was down to a trio but Bob Moores on guitar, Miles Davis trumpet and a Captain
Beefheart (my New Netherlands punk cuzzin!)-type recitation about "The
Beast" done in movements; recitation/space rock; recitation/space rock.
Gee Julie and I danced to Fable Grazer and Ken Kaiser and
I decided that, like Kill Slug in the 1900s, this is the band we ALWAYS
want to open for. a perfect 60th kaiser birthday present. it became the witching
hour but Gee Julie and I caught and heard Bird Gangs; I told Matt Burns they
kinda sounded like the Wipers but then a wah-wah solo straight out of
Bloodrock/Mark Farner ca. '71 that only me and Metal Mike Saunders ("trust
me i like pat benatar") could love....look for us playing with All these
Young Dudes once they friend me but DO go see all these three bands! as for
us/me, "You/I"-the rugbys: "if you book it we will come"-MJ
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Ken and Gee Julie, Dudley station, day of Wodin morn, 7 june 17, filming Highland
In Da Hood. We walk past a rent-a-center at 38 Warren Street and I say: "New
Edition played there!". Roscoe's Lounge, google
Roscoe Gorham; dudes this WAS the Rat in da hood! He gave a start to teenage
New Edition/Energetics/Margo Thunder and many more (read
obituary); there's even a Hank Ballard poster! (kinda like those Midwest
Gizmos reunions). Also of note is New Edition/Maurice Starr litigation (hey!
Ken Kaiser has lawyers on BOTH sides the fambly!)....SO, as I often do to compare
the Korps vs. everybody else, New Edition's DEBUT was at this current Rent-a-Center
in Dudley, down street from Orchard Park projects. 1980-1982 New Edition played
Roscoe's "paid dues"; the Korps was at the Underground, the Rat,
Cantone's, Streets....did I forget anything and yes! this city IS fucken
more segregated than when ah wuz a lil boy down south! 1983 New Edition released
first album and Hopelessly Obscure begin recording "ascent into hell"
but Margo Thunder and 9.9 summer '85 outsold the "Twin Cities" e.p.
of course and don't forget prince charles and the city beat band. found a UMass
paper online of hip-hop in Boston and it all began with: the Scotsman Magnus
Johnstone on WMBR! ('lecco's 'lemma). and his "Best Bette" did
the Hopelessly Obscure cover! (Ken Kaiser as stunned as if he's listening to
Fable Grazer now....)....Has Roscoe's Lounge been commemorated like the Rat?
it's a goddam rent-a-center! BUT Dudley be happenin', bro, Ken and Gee Julie
recommend the Dudley Cafe AND Haley House, lotsa events but damn brunch with
collard greens and grits...."Grits aint groceries/eggs aint poultry and
Mona Lisa was a man"-Lil Milton, clann Campbell".....
Friday, June 9, 2017
Thor's Day 8 June 17; next club linehan-ago-go shows are sunday 18 june
out of the blue and friday 23 june mcgann's irish bar north station
and let's NOT forget the Kenz on Father's Day also! (or Ken's grandfather's
uncle Solomon Kaiser died 1935 Houston Texas!) But since I did not "rock"
last night, it was" google: blacksplotation movies youtube. " Fox
can watch it on YouTube!). Plot: a Hugh Hefner-esque club owner gets a
call from his mama and they're gonna close the dungaree factory down in florida
so like IMBH kinda says "has to deal with his country past", lotsa
stereotypes like black eyed peas, greens and food that I like. Plus there's
a schoolmarm who gets her hooks into "Mister Big Stuff" and he settles
down back home. (dont you hate when i spoil the ending?!?!). Comical is a lecherous,
money-grubbin' preacher man...no real names I knew but let me mention the music.
DON ZIMMERS and not the guy Pedro Martinez tried to head-butt at a Sox-Yankees
game (Highland S. Thompson says that was in the Thirsty Scholar, I saw this
and back at JOHNNY'S FOODMASTER, beacon street, somerville was Mr and Mrs Billy
Borgioli. ok, Don Zimmers music: only did a 1979 film i found also but this
is jazzy, flute/horns playing I-IV-Vs plus a funk band; were they actors? no
other info. Lastly the theme; DAMN sure sounded like Curtis Mayfield singin'
or was it a Curtis clone? This is the year after SuperFly so....either
way, a pleasant evening and it only cost me $60/month on the i-phone V! that's
$2/day to watch all kindsa films, all kindsa films.....rest of weekend, to be
Photo: Gee Julie