Monday, August 27, 2018
of Saturn 25 August 18. Ida May: COAST TO COAST AM 0100-0500,
FRIDAY night guest was Jason Heller. on my wall 5 june (my cuzzin
martha Hull birthday) rollingstone.com "jason heller's
new book strange
stars explores how sci-fi infleunced the muscians of
the '70s. Below read an excerpt on how David Bowie created Ziggy
even more Ida May: in '71 Bowie picked up Funhouse (same
year as me) and went "Iggy...Ziggy!"....The article and the radio
show also tells you what sci-fi writers Bowie STOLE from but you
can read about that in Frenzy #3. Other obvious and not
so obvious sci-fi rockers: Crosby/Paul kanter/Jimi ("everyone
thought it was the drugs but Jimi was really into sci-fi"....Hendrix
as nerd? well he was blind/left-handed and great guitarist like...ME!)
blue oyster cult....I forget but MAYBE youtube will rebroadcast
that Coast to Coast; i've fell asleep then next day listened to
it on youtube....vacation in Coumbus Ohio! coast to coast, who
killed RFK! I really did!....
so Miss Lyn and Blowfish say let's go to the Midway afternoon
show catch Evert. I was standing outisde talkin
to bassist Joe Packard and sound/door guy puts
a wristband on me: "Joe doesnt have a guest" Me: 'shit, i gotta
write something nice about you now" JP: "keep being At Large"...I'll
let Blowfish review the other bands, let's focus on Evert (I was
their guest! is this payola?) Now when MY cuzzin Bill Clinton
was president (better get a DNA check on Monica's dress)
Jim Alger (who favours a clean-shaven me; quite a Bonnie
Scot is he!) and drummer Matt Burns had SPIKE
but this is like how Grand Funk surpassed Terry Knight
and the pack coz they got JOE PACKARD!! on bass!
hey! i'll quote ME on my facebook wall 1828 (it was 0228 sonntag
in deutschland!) "Paul Lovell, me and walt disney's cuzzin Miss
Lyn just caught an amazing set by Evert. Matt
Burns of Gizmos on drums! so let's see.
1969/70/71 power trio. Grand Funk. Bloodrock. Sabbath, UFO. Humble
Pie. Blue Cheer." ....Blowfish asks "where's that from" and
NAME THAT RIFF: Blue Cheer speeding up the intro to "satisfaction"
on second album". Blowfish: "I thought Grand Funk and Bloodrock
too. I wasnt going to mention it becasuse I thought maybe I was
mistaken but....Gizmo confirms". So to clarify, Jim Alger
does kinda sing like Bloodrock's Jim Rutledge and Matt
Burns REALLY gets to do some rolls on the "jam" songs
but JOE PACKARD: overdriven fucken Mel Schachter
bass REALLY drives those songs making this the "better than Spike"
Aldrich band (Blowfish liked songs and guitar playing too, but
yea yea yea)....so where in the Grand Funk WAS everybody? The
place was empty!! just like when i went to see Mad Purple...i
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
27 august 18, a practice for saturday next Rat
Beach Party in Count's band Love
and Flame. be my baby/pills/summertime (Joe said i nailed
the james Gurley riff!)/sister ray/jumpin jack flash/let it bleed.
Robin Sir Lord Baltimore bashin' on drums, Roberto
all OVER the place on bass, lady Caroline handled
the ballads as John keegan and I did jazzy interludes,
guitar and bass with my Wes Montgomery-cum-hendrix octaves on the
Keegan Strat. The Count making grand, dare i say
SPECTACULAR plans for future gigs etc plus I WILL let this one out
of the bag: Middle East, Club Bohemia Night, SANCTIONED by Micky
Bliss,the Middle east home of "dead Boston Clubs", like
ManRay Night with DJ Chris (Figures on a Beach) or we do have RAT
BEACH PARTY....anyway there IS hope! I did confer with the Count
that I print it and it's false, it's libel, talk is slander, so
let me libel the TRUTH that Joe Vig, one-man promo machine who got
saturday's Hull gig in "a bunch" of newspaper (if I guess at the
amount: that's LIBEL! sue the kilt off me!) may just save Boston
rock "After All"! ("oh by jingo"......)"
and Flame - photo: Brian Young
"Lindley McKellar came all way up from Eddie
Flowers birthplace of jackson, Mississippi for the Gizmos
"Disaster in Dayton'; Eddie was so pissed off, I had him write
"gonna beat you like a red-headed stepchild" ("y'all might think
i'm a peace lovin' hippie/but dont mess with my friends by Missippi!"
b/w "Georgia Skinheads Must Die"! So EVIL ENGINES
is his band playing with STATE OF THE UNION,
they're on tour, it's tuesday 4 sept 18; after
rat Beach Party so i DO wanna promote it NOW!".....
Wednesday, August 29,
bit which equals a gig; out of the blue benefit,
address looks like it's acrost the street from o'briens. 20 minute
acoustic sets BUT you got Richard D. Mirsky (Wayouts);
Frank Rowe (Baby's Arm); some Count from
Auguste Phenonemenon; even a Gizmo! Cantone's unplugged? Gee
Julie wrote some songs in Germany, so gonna write music
to them, so this is perfect "Vehicle" to debut them; otherwise,
I'd rather be singng Ides of march covers! (c'mon, man, "Vehicle"
is MADE for me!)".......
I have mad painter practice 5-7 pm sunday 16 sept, Bob
Colby's farewell, at ONCE and it's free! this is both
a hype and a reminder to me! Met Bob Colby July '77, Nervous Eaters/Atlantics;
FRENZY magazine! and more".....
DID i let day of Wodin 29 auguste (pages) 18 escape without mention
of my cuzzin GG allin's 62nd birthday? well,
I did. Another practice for Velvet Underground covers at Hearing
Room, Lowell,Mass. saturday 8 sept 18, thank you Andy
Excuse! workin' on the harmonies! drummer Kevin Linehan
and lady Caroline harmonise well; with my Lou-grass version of
"Pale Blue Eyes", I put "deliverance" in intro and end with "beverly
hillbillies theme"; needs spoons! Drummer kevin Linehan liked
my jazz chords on the John Keegan Strat for "i love you suzanne".
Mike Quirk and I trade off verses like ZZ Top's "Beer drinkers
and hell raisers" on some Velvets song ("Some Velvet Morning"?)
AND: John Keegan lead vocal on "what goes on". I like the stuff
with the drones, always fun, makes guitar sound like a sitar kinda.
There ARE more gigs of "the gang" but if you're not at Rat Beach
Party, Lowell is the next one!".....
Friday, August 31,
of THOR,30 aug 18; no Gravedancers practice YET for friday 2 nov
18, hull C note so i got to chill out with Rockford Files
reruns and facebook friend Michael Snider's Northern Soul facts
(on my Facebook wall). It all started when I remembered how Metal
Mike Saunders was MAD for Ral Donner, so i posted a yotube 45. Ral
was kinda Elvis sounding but Mike Snider tole me he's a Northern
Soul "hit" too and dang! didnt one 45 sound like Tom Jones! BOBBY
GOLDSBORO has northern soul hits! forget "honey" etc. discogs.release
lists "too many people" as "reissue for the northern soul market.
there's a united Artists maxi-single (like T. rex and O. rex!) release
23 Feb 79 (sold more than Hello World!). "too many people"
played at Wigan Casino! originally issued in US in '67, two years
before "honey". ditto, wigan for "it's too late", united artists
980, US release 5 Feb 66. If you mofos had bought these neo-Motown
45s, you'd have prevented "Honey"! BUT, after the death of Sid AND
nancy, up Wigan way it was a "floor stomper" or some such Brit slang..."only
a northern song"? -Beatle george. if you REALLY want to get FANATICAL!!!!!
(COFFEE!!!!!! i like both "black coffee" 45, Humble Pie (picture
sleeve/draped Snoopy bust) AND Gizmo Rich Coffee, who DOES tie into
this!) GO TO soul source.uk....Look At Your Box Now, Michael Snider
knows Eddie Flowers, whom, as a Gizmo, I introduced to Rich Coffee,whom,
in LA, played with Sky Saxon and.....back to Man of the MATCH: MICHAEL
SNIDER!!!! fucken "pushin too hard"-Seeds (GNP cresendo, met the
son of the preseident at Seeds movie couple years ago) AND this
45 also, STRANGELY, is a Northern Soul "barn burner" or whatever
the Grand Funk gets people up on the dancefloor. Thank you Mike
Snider for this column, Goldmine meets "Landmine" and as y'all read
this: Rat Beach Party in Hull,where the Zmasry and John landed with
ancestors of KH/Bebe Buell and Britney Spears!...and Johnny Black"......