Monday, July 31, 2023
"Freitag 28 July 2023. A Mad Painter practice
of just the male Vanilla fudge quartet since the chicas (Gee
julie and Cee Sharon) were out of town.
Working on saturday 5 august 2023 Jungle set list BUT Schmel
herbie hind, Korps fanatic that he is (buy hello
World from Gulcher) played a note-for-note ken kaiser
solo in "Nobody's Gurl" which, rumour has it
GLiDER is gonna cover! (opening for dead boys?). Either
way, flattered and MORE Ken kaiser news; Schmel: "my sister's
name is "Joyce', I want to buy her the "Joyce"
45 but it's $35!" Miss Lyn drove to the maryland pressing
plant to pick up that vinyl in '77 in a Ford Fiasco! well, if
people diggin' the korps forty-odd years later, mad painter will
"make it" when a hunnert-plus!".....
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
"Sonntag 30 July 2023. High
Energy Vintage (like
'em on facebook!) PLASTERED all of Somerville with fliers for
"small mart" at Portico brewing, somerville Mass. so miss
lyn and I walked there (about a mile from BGN HQ; recon patrol!- its more like a quarter mile-ed)).
I bought four $5 reggae old-school import albums from High Energy;
every other stall was clothing and if'n i had my druthers, I'd walk
down the street "Naked if i want to' (Moby Grape!) I'd use
the albums as a fig leave! (a 45 couldnt EVEN begin to cover the
almighty Highland HOG!). Walkin' 'round one fellow said "Kenne
i dont know if you remember me but I'm Rich Wentworth'...of
course i do! jamie talia's former mystery
train, mass. Ave., boss and the once "the princess
of the trailer park' (on Dino records FEAUTIRNG mach bell) bought
up all the Tom Jones albums (cheap at Mystery train and the kenne
Highland Clan gemini (DINO) line-up played the Midway with Rich's
band The Bald Guys (on
Dionysius!) with the Bomboras. i got his digits, yo and he lives
'round the corner from Worthen Attic, lowell, so I SHALL tell him
all the cool Anklin dan gigs a-comin'. Miss Lyn, from Holy
Crow Jewelry - Rich's wife, bought a Scorpio Pin; gud jewelry
it seemed! (Holy
Crow Instagram) i shall be attending more high Energy events
as, like they said in DI Rai on PBS: "it's the bollocks"!"....
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Sonntag 30 July 2023. sometyme between three and five pm. channel
surfin'. invasion of Astro-monster!
Comet tv! Godzilla marathon! Sometyme about '81 the sci-fi marathon
was at Colidge Corner thee-ate-er and I wuz wasted watching some
cheap-ass number ten japanese sci-fi like i usedta see as a young
lad in North carolina (drinkin' that Camp lejeune water!)
invasion of Astro- Monster released
19 Dec 65, which coincides with the release of Rubber Soul SO,
i suggest 'share a lil joke' with Zimmerman and the beatles, go
to High Energy vintage and buy that $16 mono copy of Rubber Soul
they were sellin', put IT on and turn the sound down on the japanese
sci-fi...."NOTHIN" is real and nothin' to destroy Tokyo
Thursday, August 3, 2023
"day of Wodin! 2 august 2023. Gee Julie wanted
to catch the three hour Oppenheimer
movie somerville thee-ate-er so that was 8-11 pm and I slept through
most of it BUT! this movie is Da Bomb, yo! "atomic"
by blondie. Dead People Fact; Oppenheimer dad came to NYC 1888
from Hanau, deutschland which is 1 hour or so NW of Niederbeiber
where it looks like Dad's oma (ein Fischer) sailed to the colonies
with the Rockefellers (some intermarriage but like my song sez
"ah've gone from whaite priveliege to white traish".
Once Gee Julie woke me up she done axed what i thought; well,
Oppenheimer chain-smoked, womanised and consorted with Communists
(the last two wuz the same, puttin' him in league with Lee harvey
Highland). I liked how they made Los Alomas into a pre-fab town
and, as a credits geek, there IS a los Alomos historical society.
Lots "cocktails" at "cocktail parties" in
"vintage" clothes and Oppenheimer, in fedora, even favoured
the Thin White Duke! (played by Irish actor, Bowie's mum were
irish, she wuz). i flunked science so seeing all them brainiac
equations on a blackboard equals me spouting off facts AND Einstein
even makes an appearance! (Keanue Reeves: "yeah,man, Einstein's
theory of relativilty? E=MC5 mannnnn....")...so, in my own,
Big Lil Kenne Highland way I DO recommend this movie and I gotta
eye it again, yo, to catch them parts i missed"....
Friday, August 4, 2023
"day of THOR!!!! 3 aug 2023. LIKE High energy vintage on
facebook coz you get notices like: "space age exotica
lounge party . all vinyl no cover! at vera's". first
Thor's of the month. Ran into Mr and Mrs
Triple Thick Mitch and Mitch and I were record geeking
as Rich Wenthworth of the Bald Guys/Mystery Train
records spun spy themes etc as Brett Milano was
sitting with the High Energy folks (VERY fashionably dressed whilst
I looked like a schmuck in schmattas! "I cant get no"..."R-E-S-P_E-C-T!".
exited to "hawaii five O' but one last Mitch-ism re: an alta
kaka in a hawaiian shirt; "I have plenty of Hawaiian shirts!
I should wear them here"! AND when reminiscing on Nobody
get on the Throbbing Lobster guest list: "when did that record
come out?"...Blowfish sends out Bat signal for: DATE MAN!
("strange visitor from another planet"...)...."1984"
sez me/Bowie and randy califawnia, gurl! Mitch: "I was 19
then!"..."Hey 19!"; name taken from a william buroroughs
novel! (Go di-rectly to Comic-kazi in Davis square and pick up
marvel No-Prize of coin with "draped Snoopy bust")"......
Saturday, August 5, 2023
as my late,great distant cuzzin Justine Covault DID
ask: "when's your next gig moddafocka?"
answer: ANKLIN DAN! has booked Mad Painter into
the parkside lounge, in NYC Lower East Side
Labour day saturday and it will be as EPIC as
my one dollar Terry Reid album I got at Diskovery in Allston 20
years after the fact 30 years ago. Also DONOT miss Miss
Lyn's art sale saturday 12 august 2023!
(Thanks Kenne!! It's Sat. Aug 12- Noon to 4PM...my art site
Somerville Yart Sale Site with map is HERE