Monday, July 13 2020
Sonntag 19 July 20. 0600, second cup of coffee, IFC shows 1979's
The Warriors! Miss Lyn sees my facebook
text, as she and I saw this in thee-ate-er whilst i's station in
South Carolina and livin' in trailer....Two score years later....soundtrack
released 16 March 79 and after I channel-surfed to it, there's a
badass gurl gang trying to get with the warriors as "Love
is a Fire" plays on a JUKEBOX! sung by
Genya Raven, whom by that tyme HAD produced Sonic
Reducer et al. 'warriors.....come out and plaAaay"
scene...that dude is clinking THREE seven ounce beer bottles on
three fingers that aren't thumb or pinkie I think....lastly, the
dj, at the end, puts needle on groove for Joe walsh's "In the
City"...at THIS point if I saw the warriors soundtrack for
a dollar at Cheapo records, I'd buy it coz that Genya Raven song
was damn good!"
Tuesday, July 14 2020
"also Sonntag 19 July 20. brunch on eggs and linguica at Neighbourhood
Restaurant, Bow (Diddley) Street, Somerville, mass. "playin'
with my phone" to the toon of Kinks "sittin on my sofa"....Cantab
closing. Also a Micky Bliss statement.
I rang him and spoke at his machine: "Cantones/Kirkland/Cantab....dont
book clubs what start in C!" (even if kirkland is brought to
you by the letter K but HELL! 12th grade education! "been in
all six grades twice!"). I'll go from beginning to end of Cantab
memories: attended Lil Joe Cook blues jam scared
shitless but after playing Bo Diddley he said "dont go nowhere!
I toured with Bo Diddley!" and i first heard "Peanuts"
as an oldie on WCMF Rochester NY about '69 so only took 30 years
to meet Mister "Peanuts".....I was drinkin' all day with
Henry Spencer whom was Sonny Boy Williamson incarnate but he'd always
ask my dead second ex-wife "how's that blues playing husband
of yours?" Falling off my stool on stage I did my best Brian
Jones at Chess Studio and/or "Blind Owl" Wilson with JL
Hooker following him and he DID NOT yell at me....I'll take THAT
over a John Cougar 9 april 77 Gizmos gig review ALMOST any day!
DOWNSTAIRS 31 Dec 20: Micky Bliss had a cancellation
so I cobbled together a "free festival man' (tired o' hearin'
folks besides me bitch about money!)....a good jam/debut of Kenne
Highland's Air Force ending with MC5/Stooges songs with
youtube!)....from the blues to the Stooges, kinda like Iggy
drumming for Sam Lay in Chicago and THEN forming the Stooges...I
shall miss the Cantab but even JAMIE TALIA agrees; like when one
cuts off the snake off the head of Medussa, another (club) arises
to take it's place! Like the rebirth of the Phoenix but dont fly
too close to the sun! I'd rail sail the River Styx than listen to
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Til Tuesday 21 July 20. SOMEHOW I have an Andy M. Stewart
Celtic music cd on Green Linnett, a splendid label. Liner
notes full of Scottish history explaining story of each song. Ok,
up my alley. then; "Thanks to Myron Bretholz"! Now that
google has been invented, I havent thought of him since long....hot.....summer....days
in Laurel Maryland playing ENDLESS games of Scrabble; he had the
celtic show before Steve Lorber has the "punk" show on
georgetown university radio. He's on facebook! Steve Lorber (whom
managed early Slickee Boys) says "Myron was ahead of his tyme!".
Myron: "I am not worthy!" Very 'eavy, very 'umble but
he played percussion on about fiddy-odd Celtic music cds so he's
become a MENSCH in his musical field! Glad to know he Still Alive
Thursday, July 16, 2020
day of WODIN 22 July 20. Dinner movie on youtube: Sayedet
el Kasr. ALWAYS a challenge watching Arabic movies
where sometimes isnt even listed the title in English BUT God Bless
Google, Village Green, Mother Mopp etc it translates into "Lady
of the Palace (film' on wikipedia. released 17 Nov 58, my brother
"Herbie" of "Cavewoman" fame born Camp Lejeune
NC the next day, "Surprise Surprise" (saw some band at
cantones in '78 cover this Rolling Stones Now song) : OMAR
SHARIF in this Egyptian film! FATENA HAMAMA also worthy
of note; grandson is Omar Sharif Jr.! Fatena is a poor orphan meets
Omar 'a rich man" with "playboy friends". Highlights
are actually how 1958 westernized they were! lighting ladies cigarettes/
cocktails/formal dress etc. I remember my parents then going to
soirees like that, only they didnt speak Arabic with no subtitles!
So if you want Mad men (?) cairo-style (?) (making up a genre) check
this out but me; I'm googlin' more fatena "Femme fatale"
Hamama (as old as my mother, but now dead, but "whadda dame!")"
Friday, July 17, 2020
day of THOR 23 July 20. Dinner movie on youtube. La
Extranjera (The Foreigner) 2008 drama. Maria Laura
Cali plays an Argentine living in Barcelona who grandfather dies
and she inherits farm in Argentina. Acres el Verde? A lone woman
dealing with critters etc.; slightly comical but damn hard! Argentina
looks like American Southwest and a hard life. What I enjoy about
this movie, besides Argentine folk music, is Maria kinda favours
Patti Smith; long, lanky etc and gets rid of "city duds"
and wears boots, gaucho pants and headband Apache style! A New Romantic!
you can read the press, I guess it's a barcelona film but excellent
and insightful into Argentian life. read wikipedia's Argentine Rock
article! When Twisted Village was in Harvard square, they had plenty
of South American psych vinyl, so all I can say is: Los Gatos; "Doorsy".
"DONT cry for me Argentina!""......
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Saturnalia. 25 July 2020. Dinner youtube video was: FLAMENCO
REVOLUTION documental hd. it covers the life of Camaron
de la Isla, flamenco cantaor. 2018 Spanish film. from what I read
he was quite a late '60s progressive "rebel", pissing
off flamenco "trad" players; like putting drums to bluegrass
at the Grand Ole Opry! What i DO want research.tho, is a fellow
playing electric guitar to all this whom in interview said "Jee-mee
Hendrix.....Peenk Floyd'....any flamenco number that sounds like
hendrix's "red House" has my eyes poppin' out like a couple
peyote buttons! Seeing Latin hippies that arent santana is also
unique....I dug santana THEN but this stuff IS Hopelesly Obscure!
well, I'll be "diggin' in the crates til next week!""......