Monday, July 13 2020
Monntag 13 July 20. Imagine, drinking coffee and in between commercials
watching Muchachitas on Galavision at 0600, I read: "Jerry
Williams/Swamp Dogg has accepted your friend request"....dudes!
Fiddy years in the Macon! In 1970 Rolling Stone reviewed Total Destruction
to your Mind and what stuck out was the 45 "Mama's baby- daddy's
Maybe" and having spent all mah drankin' money figgerin' how
whom Dad's father was, I can Shirley relate. It took me til this
millennium to FINALLY hear mr. Dogg; 'a southern-fried George Clinton";
got at Looney Tunes a double cassette of Total
Destruction to your mind AND Rat on lp: Swamp Dogg ridin' a big
ass rat (photo) was enuff for me to understand cult records before
I made cult records! He even recorded in 2020 and the dude is older'n
Willie Loco! Long may he Dog!"......
Tuesday, July 14 2020
Freitag 10 July 2020 531 pm. friended by Herb Gross of
the Invicatas! Jango.com The Invicatas. "Hi kenneth.
keep on rocking. Glad to be friends'. famed Kinks kollector Thomas
taber turnt me onto them ca. 1973 along with Albion NY's the Humans
and all I ever aspired three years later with Gizmos was to do
legendary garage record! 1965, my first year in Monroe county
NY, The Invicatas were hot and heavy with "The Hump"...hmmm...you're
STILL "respecting the gurl, more!"....(or "kiss
your baby's lips"...)...ok so it was an influence! through
Tom taber, I heard the album and it's like the Kingsmen with Afrika
Korps production! I COULD go on, but wikipedia says all and goddam....Herb
Gross himself! Band from Rochester and herb et al. went to RIT,
versus IU...we talkin' college frat rock! Invicatas/gizmos....hey
made MY day!"......
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
was it Sonntag nacht 12 July 20? I was channel surfin' with my lil
battery operated radio....1200 AM..."I heart radio looks at
1973!"...ok, my head's there, $300 O. rex record....Paul McCartney
("My Love")....Elton John ("Crocodile Rock"
and that 8-track was THE last Elton I bought)...then...."Iggy
and the Stooges release RAW POWER"!!!! Am radio? cool! THEN...."and
now back to the Sean Hannity show"...."I had too much
to dream last night"!"....
Thursday, July 16, 2020
day of Wodin, ides of July 2020. Tavern at the end of the
world re-opened four pm so Gee Julie and
Matt Burns from V picked me up right after work
six pm. Place was packed! We had to wait to get a table! (NOT fake
news!) Whilst eating my Fish and Chips (Very English and Rolling
Stone!) over comes Bucky bear whom held court and
discoursed on Scottish history (wearing his Clan Lamont mask which
matches his tattoo of same!), John Lincoln Wright (he was a Sourmash
boy for years) and the Boston tea party circa 1968 (me: "Bucky,
i was too young and not living here' tho I've heard AND collected
many a tail!). A 'school'/work night so finally got out of there
nine pm but it being my first social gathering since march, couldnt
move, lying in bed (better than in state!) by half-hour. Kenny the
bartender says it'll be a while before they have music ("phase
SIX?!?!" quipped I) BUT, like Cheers, come to where everyone
forgets their name! Food is good, staff is the fockin' ballz....and
we'll see ewe there....and tell 'em kenne Highland sent ya!"......
Friday, July 17, 2020
day of Thor 16 July 2020. During dinner, cruising youtube: A
Novica Voadora (completo episodio). Once they said "Mucho
Brigada" i sez: "The Flying Nun in Portugese!"
episode one, even FUNNIER in Portugese! So Sally Field was a "hippie
protestor" joined a convent (this debut was fall '67 AFTER
Summer of Love); She walks into Carlos A-go-go Discotheque and
Casino in San juan and starts dancing with the Laugh-In dance
crowd in nun's habit! Seems to be more episodes. Light- hearted
fare, fug the news, 'ave a bluidy larf!".......
Saturday, July 18, 2020
saturday 18 July 20. One of my greatest pleasures lately has been
the one dollar bin at Cheapo Records. Like Geets
Romo OR Greg Prevost, i like to focus
on one record at tyme to thoroughly "grok" it (Robert
heinlein, stranger in strange land, DONT
'start me to talkin' 'bout sci-fi!"). Petticoats of
Portugal, Valentina Felix (ONE DOLLAR!). This 1963 album
is "folk world and country" genre in "FADO"style.
This fado album was going for $15 and her autograph going for eleven
euros; the Monitor label had a lot of exotic music travel lps; I
need more! She was in a book, citing how fado singers came to massachusetts
South Coast (like Acushnet) late '60s BUT her kids have a facebook
page for me and "Vuvva" can still sing at age 80! I'll
be looking for more fado and regret East Coast Grille burnt down,
coz i saw some fado there. Bom Dia!".......