Monday, August 26, 2019
frigga's day, 23 august 19, birthday of "I was an Angry Samoans
bridesmaid" Kandy kane! (Goody Goody Gumdrops
45, stanton park). Tavern at the end of the world
and yet ANOTHER Virgo, that being Sara Billingsley
(and her Scaliwags!). Schmel Herbie Hind let me
take a setlist of Pinups/My Favourite Things, so from Sara's collection:
"dancing barefoot", Girl on Top HAS covered this Patti
Smith toon, "Little Games" (Yardbirds, Sara on bongos),
Kinks "Till the End of the Day" (cf. with Martha
Hull, my distant cuzzin of Slickee Boys
from Afrika Korps Music to Kill By, Gulcher reissue). "Ride
On'-AC/DC. wikipedia: "the song is composed in the key of C
major. It is a slower blues song with a tempo of 70, contrasting
with the rest of the album"(Dirty deeds done dirt cheap release
in Australia (Tazmania?) 20 Sept 76, same week Live
and the Rat and O. Rex maxi-ep recorded).
I was sitting with Dusty Numbnutz Hixx of the Wayouts
and to ME the groove of Schmel Herbie Hind doing a perfect Paul
Kosoffesque solo WORTHY of Bob Roos, and STEADY
rock rhythm section (Rock Steady mon!) of MJ Quirk
and Cal Cali, bass/drums and Sara singing bluesy/husky;
in my caffeinated delusions I thought I was watching Free Live at
Isle of Wight! (cf Lester Bangs in Fusion magazine PRAISING
first Black oak Arkansas album whilst on EVERYTHING and later folks
saying: 'you know Lester i bought that album and it SUCKS!"
Bangs never punch out his critics; when I met him harvard Square
with his Blondie book: "oh yeah i read about you goin' in the
marines; i thought "what a fucken asshole!" He was dead
within two years and "there are no coincidences"-george
Noory!). Dusty Numbnuts Hixx and i DO agree Sara
should "write more originals and record "The Fisherman";
now it kinda sounds like bad Company's "shootin' star"
but more Free-ish; sorry I am a Free-ak!). Since Sara shares my
cuzzin GG Allin's birthday, I nearly shit micelf when she sang "all
Tomorrow's Parties" but hey, mofos! she and Christa Paffgen
von Cologne (I should use some!) share der same Deutsch DNA! Low,
gutteral vocals, zehr gut, wunderbar, jah, jah, jah. GG Allin sang
and played drums SO Sara on drums, Cal vocals, "Caroline Says
II" (a b-side from Lester bangs beloved Berlin; rumour (Pep
Lester) has it that on clearing his estate was multiple
mildewed copies of Berlin and one Gizmos ep; call me a fuggin asshole
for joinin' the Marines...."Death may be your santa claus"!).
"Loose" is always superb, Schmel and Sara channeling the
Asheton brothers. Two sets of Cal Cali! plus Sara
singing, lotsa good Beatles/Dylan covers but MY highlight was "time
wont let me"/""96 tears"/"wooly bully"
with Matt Burns of V, Bob and Janis Clougherty
dancin' like it was Shin-rock with Jimmy O' Neilstone PLUS
yuppie-ish bar patrons! It's not Detroit but "shit, goddam,
get off yo' ass and jam!". "I cant make up my mind"
with me and captain easychord doing Butterscott-ish
harmony DID stump the record collectors! (lp track, UK pressing,
first album). "sunshine of your love" was final number
(Afrika Korps live at Fort meade maryland sept '77, slickee boys
opening!). Some folks said my bass playing was On Fyre, BUT Gizmoses
13th commandant is: Thou Shalt Not Be a Lyre! Nay, I was merely
inhabited by the spirit of jay Gruberger. Afrika Korps Live at cantones
(Gulcher!) 21aug 77, comin' straight outta the gate with "NY
Punk". And also Saint Alpo for "Common at Noon",his
spirit guided my hands to hit the right notes. A medium? No, I'm
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
"sonntag 25 august 19. Dress rehearsal for Mad
Painter for Rat beach party (one member
must be Rat veteran: "It'll be me"! Jerry Lee lewis
b-side!). Basically the set sounded like "Highway Star"
played at 78 RPM, Schmel herbie Hind will shirley dig it. This
was the WMFO set which might even be Mad
painter album on youtube! "Gonna write you a letter"
(hope I have title right) goes C to E to A, where I cop the "sufragette
city' riff (why does this read like an old issue of O.
rextasy? coz "My Head's in '73"!) then
there's a solo where i swear paulie Miller is playing "all
the way to memphis" on guitar! "To love somebody",
Bee gees cover (my choice!) remains brilliant, as I channel Ron
Wood on truth's "shapes of things" whilst paulie Becks
out on solo (unknowingly!). Flynn Young channels late '60s carmine
appice; "I liked him in King Kobra". so like
mad painter on facebook and contact alex gitlin
(keyboards) for gigs!"
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
"Til Tuesday 27 august 19. Double-duty dress rehearsal for
Rat beach Party, Al Hendry on drums. First half
was Club Linehan-ago-go backed up the Count
doing his many hits like "saltwater summer" and "I'm
a Star"; '70s songs Blowfish played on! Sounding
excellent of course. Club Linehan-ago-go set we kept simple for
Al Hendry drumming and lotsa old favourites like "sookie sookie"
and"ramblin gamblin man". Forgot how but we started jamming
on "Polk Salad Annie" by Tony Joe White. Thumbpicking
I can get a lotta swamp/funk out of an E chord (plus that half a
D chord going up and down the fret board like Velvet Underground
1969 album "some kinda love"). Let me also advertise!
Next Club Linehan-a-go-go gig is Saturday
14 Sept 19 matinee show Midway with A Bunch of Jerks! See
Thursday, August 29, 2019
"DAY of Wodin 28 august 19, somerville thee-ate-er, 8pm $11.00.
My facebook friend mark Lindsay has been raving
about Once Upon a Tyme in Hollyweird,
so no gigs/practice, I DID tag Mark Lindsay about how Eddie Flowers
and I "met" in '72 "discussing" later raiders
albums and two years later formed what became the Gizmos and he
'liked" it! (I also praised him for vocal work on "let
me" and "just 17", truly an influence on I (who have
nothing). So it begins 8 feb 69 (what woulda been Dad's 35th birthday
and what WOULD he as career marine have thought of his eldest son
embracing '60s counterculture? ma had enuff fights with me about
gittin' a haircut, the once she grabbed me by the back of my head;
not the first tyme a woman got pissed off and grab muh hair!). "Fuckin'
Rick Dalton" is a cowboy star hittin' the skids and he and
his stunt double move next to Sharon tate. wikipedia
will give you a clear, less cryptic account. Manson family picks
through garbage singing "Always is always forever" (covered
by Goody Goody Gumdrops on Stanton park!). Charlie comes lookin'
for terry melcher (there's a bigass red $30 book which i heard about
on coast to coast AM; Dad buried arlington, virginny 2 march 67,
Charlie gets out of jail 21 march 67, his parole officer doesnt
check on him coz government feeding him MKUltra for mind control
over his flock! THIS was a conspiracy against the counter-culture!
Please read on toilet, then get back to me).....manson girl picks
up stunt double, goes to Spahn ranch where manson girlies are watching
It's Happenin' on an old black and white "TV Eye" whilst
simultaneously in Brockport NY a 13 year old future Gizmo does same.
Sharon tate puts on "Good Thing" and the Spirit of '67
raiders VINYL. "Fuckin' Rick dalton" gets second chance
career move shooting spaghetti westerns. "six months later".....yep,
8 august 69. Tex Watson and three manson gurlies drive an ole '50s
Chevy "I need a muffler" up Ciello drive. "Fuckin'
Rick Dalton": "get that asshole car outta here!"
Helter Skelter averted! But wait is more! manson family parks car
foot up hill, does creepy crawl up the drive, bust into house and
stunt double just smoked a cigarette laced with acid man! Tex pulls
gun as Vanilla Fudge plays "you keep me hangin' on" (I
am facebook friends with all four Fudge, singer mark Stein diggin'
the career comeback); Brandy, stunt doubles pit bill (played by
Sayuri; no critters hurt in this film!) bites Tex watson right in
the fucken balls, mauls another girlie, then chases another to cement
pond where "fuckin' Rick Dalton" is listening to "Snoopy
vs Red baron" shitfaced with headphones (I am friends with
both Royal Guardsmen vocalists on facebook and THEY diggin' career
boost!). From an old WWII film he acted in, "fuckin' Rick Dalton"
gets out his flame thrower and fuckin' burns whatever manson bitch
that was, read wikipedia. Ending: "fuckin' Rick Dalton"
goes next door to party, proving......"It's NOT too late for
Sharon tate!"......see this fucken movie! I slept not one wink!
(And THAT means it's a good one!!!-ed) And if anyone draws
a mustache on Mark Lindsay, sic on them your pit bull or
grab that spare flamethrower outta the garage! I felt like Alex
Droog drinking milk, listening to Ludwig van with the old ultra-violence....pit-bull
right in Tex watson's yarbles......YEAH!!!!!!"......
Friday, August 30, 2019
Day of Thor, double feature, Brattle Thee-ate-er, Babylon
Harder They Come $13 double feature discount coz not
only am I A MEMBER, I'm "rick fucken dalton!". From Brattle
guide: Babylon: "raw and smoldering, it follows a
young dancehall dj in South London"....release date: November
1980 in britain, whilst ken kaiser and I played Cantones with the
Dark, Amerika First. wikipedia says dancehall dj "is a Deptford
garage-hand by day and a disco-dispenser by night". "Babylon
was filmed on the streets of Deptford and Brixton, London".
Urban decay like i HAVE seen only British; black and white too makes
it more graphic! "The story centers on sound system culture"....just
seein' them big-ass speakers boomin' out good rudie music makes
me wanna get stoned with Toots maytal like i did 30 Nov 75! Our
hero was "of the reggae band ASWAD" (Wikipedia
This was a good reggae era; no electronica yet and no frat boys
gittin' stoned and/or Deadheads! (When Greg Shaw
was at United Artists, he mailed a Bob marley promo lp to us Rock
On boys in white-bread Brockport NY). Solomon Gruberger was
into Judge Dread making me cassette copies back in '72. The Pistols
and the Clash appreciated the musical contributions of West Indians
to britain. 'Nuff said! Goin' bock to jamaica, mon, The
Harder they Come released 8 Feb 73 in states;
Dad woulda be 39!, Ken kaiser and I was mostly blasting Grand Funk's
Live Album as I mimeographed Rock On #5 at 8452 Ridge Road,
Brockport (not Brixton!) NY. For two years solid, the Orson
Welles The-ate-er, mass Ave., had Harder
They Come as midnight movie! Let's say may '81, I went there
shitfaced and passed out and missed most of the movie. wikipedia
lists the plot (I was now passing out SOBER! Gotta see movie
agin, mon, I am in "h'agony" for missing it; "cindy
incidentally' BOTH films had subtitles for Jamaican patois and British
slang, mon!). This Jimmy Cliff vehicle has him
as country boy-turnt-gangsta and plenty of great toons by maybe
THE reggae soundtrack album with toons by Jimmy Cliff/maytals/Desmond
Dekker. leslie Kong ("influential Chinese-Jamaican reggae producer")
discovered a young Jimmy Cliff and JUST to see inside of reggae
recording studio is like being at Sun records 1956! (I like "all
this and MORE" genres, so take with the Grains of Sand). I
Jamaican comedians Bim and Bam"; more research on them!
A solid four hours of excellent reggae music and acting....shit
$13 git me a case Genesee beer! That's it til next week folks, I
shouldnt live out the night".....