Monday, July 1, 2019
Sonntag 30 June 19. You can watch GLiDER on Mantis's youtube station
Stage With Mantis and a stellar performance it was! First off
without mantis, Joel Simches on sound, one of Bill Desmond's daughters
AND the intern, the clarity of "sound and vision" just
wouldnt-a been there! Mary Lee Desmond turnt on the fog machine
as Schmel Herbie Hind and i jammed on Sabbath's "SOLITUDE"!
(Masters of Reality mofos!) Cal cali had his drums in front coz
that's what Ginger Baker did at Hyde Park back in '69 (Schmel's
"joke" but does this make me Rick not playing a Gretsch?
Captain Winwood? Schmel is GOD written in loos everywhere?). Cal
Cali sang well, band tight punk but MY favourite is Dylanís "postively
fourth street" where at the end, Schmel cuts loose and it sounds
like Jimi jammin' with Mouse and the Traps! (or Terry Knight and
the Pack's "dimestore debutante"!). I sang "be more
flamboyant" and "you're gonna miss me",Captain easychord
sang "Psycho"....I have a very GLiDER week coming up but
lettuce not forget FRIDAY 12 July 19 Ralph's Worcester!"....
Glider with Mantis
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Montag 1 July 19. a Cal Cali Band rehearsal, good oldies of course.
After riding back with Schmel Herbie Hind and then Captain Easychord
checkin' out Bob Marley Monday at Sally O' briens (LOTS of reggae
in Union Square, Somerville, I have half a notion to check it out!), I
get a phone message at zero-dark-thirty two minutes and twelve
seconds of note-for-note Mick Box playing the coda on Uriah Heep's
"July Morning". NOW whilst asleep and lissenin' to Coast
to Coast AM, yes that WAS Schmel Herbie Hind playing two minutes
of Uriah Heep guitar (note for note mind you!) into my phone.....what
is more cryptic? it was a "July Morning"! use that gatefold
double album of Uriah Heep Live to roll another Doobie, Brother!
31 May, play Blue Oyster Cult's "then came the last days of
May" into my phone, "Why Doncha"? (Is my head EVER
in "'73"?!?!? as the O. Rex maxi-ep, played backwards
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Til Tuesday 3 july 19. Since I myself played no musik, I got to
binge on Nena und "99 Luftbaloons"!!!
But, curiosity killing der katzenjammers, this 59 year old (sorry
wikipedia!) granny had a '70s career! Age 12 (1972) "the first
album I bought was Black Sabbath's PARANOID"; das ist mein
frau!!! Liebe!!! She joined Nena and the Stripes age
17, November 1977; Afrika korps, cantone's 19 nov 77. Das ist Kaiser's
katt!!! (born same year Fraulein Karen Hoch). Why were they named
the Stripes? Because they all wore STRIPES! insert wicked New Wave
photo! There was one album and five 45 on CBS, sung in English;
later she would be ein Deutscher sanger. Who else is a Stripes fan?
Pierre le Coutre von Flensburg, Deuetscheland where
rests a copy of those Bavarian-rooted Kenz in der Korps (Moin World!).
dit-dit-dit....headlines from Flensburg Groupie News..."better
than the solo, but this is the best": Nena and the Stripes
- "weekend love". a 1980 b-side written by guitarist Rainer
Kitzmann, mein neu freund das morgen; if he is neu, we will lissen
to Neu! (Kraut-rock joke). Nena still tours! July 4th in Austria!
The rest of July Deutschland und Suisse! Some dates equal mine!
Sadly, I shant be singing "99 luftbaloons""
Friday, July 5, 2019
Fourth of July '19 at large! ok it wasnt Lyres, CANTONES, '80 BUT
fun still had (at least i wasnt sleeping in subway after a Billy
Goons post-Cantones party!). day of Wodin, 3 july 19, Kenne
Highland Clann rehearses the Gemini on a Full
Moon album on Dino plus finnish with MC5's "Lookin'
at you" and decide to become an MC5 cover band! (Halloween
offers please!). After that, it takes BRASS BALLS to go to Brass
Union (or listen to Rochester NY's BRASS BUTTONS!) for
DJ easy Ed (EVERY wednesday and FREE!) AND the
FABULOUS Itchies DJ TY JESSO! (CLAUDE MONEY too,
tho i don' know 'im). Two from The Gala wuz just
exiting when I entered and whom was at the bar but Jimmy
Botticelli! Triple Thick Mitch walked
in and I said "Mitch! this is Dirty Old Boston!". Miss
Lyn has photos of 45 geekage....fantastic music, i THINK Ty played
"going all the way"-Squires; a Litter 45; other obscure
garage rock BUT I THINK DJ Easy Ed played the hangmen's " what
a girl cant do"! I still back in '76 remember Kim kane
of slickee boys playing me "the original"
and years later singer martha Hull married the
Hangmen's drummer! april 2008 youtube wasnt QUITE invented so noone
saw me, martha Hull, marshall keith (slickees) and Mister Martha
Hull (Hangmen AND Nils Lofgren!) jam on "what a girl cant do".
Ken Kaiser, there were NO mistakes coz my wee irish nose does NOT
get in the way! lastly, i had an AMC Common discount pass in me
pocket of me trousers (which did NOT fall down!) saying hello to
those Gypsy Moths guarding me Money! (not Claude Money or (youtube)
Jackie Shane covering "Money" for eight minutes!). "sun
shines on the common at" 120 PM (I'll be playing "common
at noon" in Salem with Alpo's Ryalside ghost!), "Winner
by elimination": Annabelle Comes Home. haunted doll
terrorizes teen babysitter....yes, I fucken slept! Chuckie meets
Halloween....THOUGH there's a couple that collects haunted stuff
so in "1968" "Band of Gold" is on the car radio
(even Miss Lyn knows that RECORD was 1971!)...up to 1972 I said
"croseo"! to Badfinger's "Baby Blue"! "day
after day" also in soundtrack and I will SPOIL this part...dark
house, evil doll spirit, tone arm of record player on VINYL album...it
comes to life and it's badfinger! ANY record collector worth his
salt knows that's the STRAIGHT UP album! BUT goddam Hollywierd shouda
leased out Kinks "wicked annabella"....God Save Badfinger,
Mother Mopp and Riley's! (roast beef that is; coat yer belly; after
drinkin' Johnny Dee's, Allston)....next weeks gigs! Fri
12 july, GliDER, ralph's, worchester; saturday
13 July, club linehan-ago-go, Rib-a-geddon. if i DONT see
you....."you're gonna miss me BAY-BAY!!!!