Monday, August 23, 2021
Saturday 21 August 21. 44 years of Boston rock from Cantone's to
the midway! I missed Glowbox but was watching a
pisser youtube documentary on the Turtles; looks like a Rhino records
thang; love the psychedelic videos! Caught Shotgun Waltz;
mad painter drummer Al Hendry
says "these guys sound like the outlaws"; that was an
Indiana WIUS FREE concert I attended very close to march '76, Patti
Smith in Bloomington, Gizmos record, "Times A-Changin'"....facebook
page on Shotgun Waltz says drummer is Rick Weden of the Lines! ("The
Lines were like the godz to us; they were the beatles"-Sandy
Summer, State of the Boston Groupie Union who really said
Gods, not the ESP Godz or even better the heavy metal thunder GODZ!).
Rick drummed on the 1982 Live At the metro Lines songs; I think
Discogs has viewing of some V-66 videos; oh that peroxide hair!).
Penny Outlaw had the same guitarist and same bassist
as Shotgun Waltz; again, Al Hendry asks "Kenne what cover is
this?" but it was a Kinks-y sounding original! I wrote "garage/punk"
versus the other band's "Outlaws"...and then there is
the Heep-ishly Purple Mad painter! (a quote from Mott the Highland's
Verdun Allen maybe? or am I as usual just talkin' free-form like
a John Coltrane solo?). "Highway Driver' by randy Pie von Deutschland
opened but rest was Alex Gitlin's originals (he
on keyboards). Schmel herbie Hind on guitar, Natalia
and Gee Julie on vocals, Al Hendry on
drums and me using bassist Pete Abajoli's SUNN amp (he was in Penny
Outlaw/Shotgun Waltz: nice guy!). As usual I had visions whilst
playing; the FIRST tyme I played with Solomon Gruberger was Afrika
Korps Cantones 21 aug 77 and the LAST tyme I played with him was
Afrika Korps reunion on the Thundertrain Thundertour! (There's a
youtube). I THINK Alex Gitlin was standing in his spot...maybe I
was me standing in same spot as 2004 maybe..So Pete Bass said I
sounded like John Entwhistle and I had a very percussive playing
style! (Besides thinking of Jay Gruberger, I tried being a Carl
Biancucci clone doing the Who's "the punk and the Godfather")...at
the bar: Lenny Lashley of Darkbuster!!! whom IMEDIATELY
put on Focus "Hocus Pocus"! Once we yodel, THAT IS the
sound of mad Painter! Lenny to kenne: "That was for you Kenne!"
He, Lenny, also likened my bass playing to Weather report, which
is Al Hendry territory...hey! I'll take it...and 44 years previous
jay Gruberger and I were the Destroyed's rhythm section! (me: bass,
jay; drums; CANTONES!!!! hey we even saw TAXI!!)"....
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
"Sonntag 22 August 22. At the Jungle, Sam
Crawford blues jam (like
Sam on facebook!). His trio has guest guitarists and he had
a superb set list! "Down along the Cove": YES! about 1969
I had Zimmerman's "John Wesley hardin" album, Columbia
record club. Allman Brothers "Midnight Rider". guest guitar
PARKER "played guitar/he played it left-hand/ he had a man
bun...like some cat from japan"....Dusty Hill (RIP)
of ZZ Top got a 'shoutout" and "I'm bad I'm nationwide"
was performed. the David Alan Coe/ George Jones country toon "Tenesse
Whiskey' was performed in a Etta James 'rather go blind" style.
"we're gonna do a keb Mo song". Beatles "Come Together'
done in drop D tuning. Lastly, a bluesy version of "fly like
an eagle" though once on a Sunday afternoon at Johnny D's blues
jam I saw somebody do Steve's "Steppin Stone' singing and playing
bass like jack Bruce. Or why not cover "electric BB"?
Sam is every third Sunday 5-7 pm BUT the 'after-music" was
what I and ONLY I listened to at Brockport High whilst partyin'
down with sam's classic blues-rock jam setlist: Bowie's "oh
you pretty things", "Jeepster", "Lust for Life"
and Bowie's "Starman"...so blues jam/ glam-rock p.a. music
and THEN a hip-hop turntablist. DIVERSITY IS the name of the Jungle's
game! PLEASE Bungle or drink at Bunghole's Liquor"....
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
"Til Tuesday 24 August 21. Facebook is fastly becoming like
the ole irish sports page; "Rain of Death". Frank
Lima,whom I've known Fiddy Years through Circus
magazine Kinkdom was THE first first to post of Charlie
Watts passing age four score but the second was THE Queen of Constantinople's
punk scene so this news was bad it's worldwide. What CAN I say about
Charlie Watts? I first turnt onto them 1965 WBBF Am RAH-Chester
New York when "satisfaction' was a hit...1-2/1 2 3/ 1-2/ 1-2-3
between verses! Bluidy brilliant it was! Miss Lyn has a cassette
in '77 of Nervous eaters at A Club and Jeff Wilkinson (RIP) did
the "get off my cloud" intro...tell me Howie Ferguson
of real kids WASNT Charlie Watts? (Once at In your ear
records I saw him purchasing jazz albums like ole Chaz, also a jazzbo)….lastly,
where did I come in...the summer of Stonewall and Charlie manson
(fuck Woodstock) (1969 bay bay!) "Honky Tonk Woman" was
all over WCMF FM RAH-chester when I lived at 33 lechase drive in
BRA_CK-port NY...waiting to start my paper route so I could support
my TWO record club habit (Capitalist and Columbia) I would bored-ly
beat out the "Honky Tonk woman' on a lounge chair (no Giz-tar
til merry Crimble 1970)...I even bought Honky tonk b/w caint always
git whut yew wont WITH picture sleeve SOMEWHERE in that port town
settled by Hiel Brockway of New Lyme Ct.; my FIRST Stones record,
"Honky tonk woman' 45 1969. All acrost facebook, photos of
Charlie and Brian Jones reunited...why in the Grand FUNK did Keef
outlive Charlie? Ponderation on the ponderosa ranch!"....
Thursday, August 26, 2021
day of Thor 26 august 21. Got a notice from Rolling Stone that "sweet
sweet Connie" of grand Funk Railroad's "we're an American
band" (had both 45 AND LP back in '73) had committed her
final act and is trying to get on the guest list "Knockin at
heaven's Door". 0730, Pontoon palace, WMBR. I was REALLY getting
into Gizmo and Garfunkel's 1975 "My Little Town", a WIUS
promo picture sleeve 45 we had at Gulcher World Headquarters. paul
Simon IS a poet, "subway walls/tenement halls"; "I'd
left Brockport just the year before/ and all my girlfriends I had
respected more" (to the tune of "Lola") but the lyrics
had 'potant-cy; how you're affiliated to your family in a small
town, no individuality etc. If I WAS still back in high school I
woulda brought it in for Rock Muzak as Poetry class tho instead
I was bringing in "American ruse" (MC5) "20th century
Man' (Kinks) "1 plus 1 = ?"-Bob Seger and "The Supermen"-Bowie.
This is where,in class you play a record and then discuss lyrics.
"Jailbait Janet's" boyfriend had been "Tokin in the
Boys Room" and I said "the MC5 had the Kick out the jams
album where they "kick out the jams muthafuckers!" and
ole Bill goes (STONED!) 'wow...Ken Highland said muthfucka in English
class"...shit, I done WORSE onstage later! before I left for
work THIS WMBR tri-fecta: "Cry baby Cry" a NOT overplayed
Beatles white album toon; "Auntie Iris" off the October
'74 Pilot album (that month was free draft beer at the barge Inn
Brockport NY watching local band backstreet cover "cant get
enuff" and "cities on flame"; verse three of "J.
janet"!) (Hudson brothers "so you are a star" on
jukebox but kate Hudson not YET spawned!). This Pilot album had
"magic' which I heard EVERYWHERE visting my ancestral home
of Elizabethtown New jersey (my great-great-great-great Johann Youst
married there in 1770s; I was back July '75 200 years later George
Noory!). lastly Bowie's "Shapes of Things" off Pin Ups
bought late '73 Vince's record Store Brockport NY which I studied
more than my homework. of course. A lot of "feel good"
'70s memories but poor "sweet sweet Connie" (RIP)"....
Friday, August 27, 2021
"Freitag 27 August 21. Fx Retro tv and it's another 0600 winner!
1989 movie Gleaming the Cube with Christian
Slater as a peroxide skater dude. 13 jan 89: I remember a lot of
very drunk Johnny and Jumper Cables gigs and my
cuzzin (BOTH sides!) George Bush was president. Slater's character
last name is Kelly but he has an adopted Vietnamese stepbrother
(eleven years of being a Kelly) working amongst the Vietnamese "we're
all boat people" of orange County, Cali. He (the Viet) stumbled
acrost a gun-smuggling ring rung by some real dacoits, gets kilt,
stepbrother tries to solve mystery...Wikipedia/youtube yeah yeah
yeah. I am a soundtrack geek, so 20 years after I saw Spirit do
"1984' on The Music Scene, jay Fergusson is doing soundtracks
and it's REAL '80s rock! (worthy of Trash Night at the brattle).
We get pay phones/ '80s clothes/ "you didn't leave a message"
answering machines/ a lot of Cali skate culture (plus the newly
landed Viet shoppes!) BUT http://
sweetsoundtrack.com >movies lists The Dickies
doing "Stuka Over Disneyland" BUT my favourite part: stepbrother
hides in back of Nguyen character's car (killer of stepbrother)
and on car CASETTE DECK comes Motown covers of "nowhere to
run" and "never can say Gudbuy t' jane" sung by my
new Viet discovery: Khanh Ha!!! youtube and Wikipedia. Born 28 march
52 Dalat Vietnam she would have been 14 when Dad died near Hue City
Quang tri province (do I EVER know "Nam, read Bernard fall's
books). She made her 1969 stage debut Long Binh base; "Guten
Morgen Vietnam"! (how the hell you think she heard Motown?)
we can figure the rest; sang in Saigon til '74, Dad's mother died
the week Saigon fell BUT she settled in San Francisco ("Flowers
in her hair"?) 1975 immediately joined a local Korean band
and performed at local Korean club. two years later, moved to south
Cali (I had JUST left Camp Pendleton September '76!) and began singing
with the Uptights, who NEVER played cantone's with Afrika Korps.
She still sings! info stole from http://aoadifestival.com > khan
ha. Check her out dudes! I used to catch Vietnamese pop music videos
in '90s on The International Channel; VERY sad love songs, minor
key, no black worn, no Cure mash-up".....
Saturday, August 28, 2021
"Saturday 28 Aug 21. Been listening to a Somerville grooves
90 minute cassette of Armand Schaubroeck Steals: the
1975 A lot of people would like to see Armand Schaubroeck Dead
and the 1977 I came to visit but decided to stay.
Researching this piece I came across julian Cope Head Heritage;
www. headheritage.co.uk >ar....He OBSESSED over "all things
Armand" via the back room of Probe Records in Liverpool early
'77 "where Residents albums rub shoulders with
obscurities like the Afrika Korps"...now that
my Teardrops have Exploded come see Kenne Highland's Air
Force at The MIdway Sun 12 sept 21 3 pm and Pete's
in Quincy 1130-1215 Friday 15 October 21!"..