Monday, September 23, 2019
Sonntag ides of Sept 19. My fellow Aries sang 'bout them "workin'
man blues", so I missed a Mess Around and
Tavern open mike BUT: volume one of Ken Burns
series Country! "Mississippi Goddam"!
Joe Bussard plays old 78s on WPAQ, mount airy
North Caroliny every Sat-dee, but even more intriguing was the
music before 1927 Victor Bristol, Va/Tennessee (I been there!
a town in two states! mebbe a city, hell...)....So the ole Celtic
fiddle music (that'd be my McBee grandaddy) and Primitive baptist
shape-note singin' (Dad has some Welsh settled Newark Delaware
musta done that); some white folks DID NOT know the "banjer"
come from Africa! where in the Grand Funk were you in the '90s
when Taj mahal told that fact at the Africa fest
on the Common! (I's with mah cuzzin Linda garreau Highland; I
seen her trailer, she seen mine, after that "a golden wing
ship is passin' my way")....Just a-watchin' folks in Appalachia
entertainin' theyself without a dang "TV Eye" "was
da fockin' balls" (to quote Schmel Herbie Hind). This series
looks damn good but to quote that ole curmudgeon Joe Bussard (youtube)
: "well country music died about '53"...now THAT is
a purist! and country got ran down like rock and punk, Elvis and
Rotten.....Miss Lyn does seen it! (she's mah cuzzin too) "they're
all ignorant white trash".....hey! that's racial profiling
1956! to paraphrase my 8th cuzzin Elvis "they said you waz
white trash/honey that was just a lie"
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Monday 16 sept 19. GLiDER on salem mass
cable tv; I even was near the post office where dad's Sweet
ancestor was before gettin' run outtown (Baptist) to Rhode Island.
Salem library is da bomb, yo! read Black Sabbath's Symptons
of the universe bio, which is excellent: Geezer butler's
hero: Jack Bruce! Tony Iommi's
Shadows fan! (wouldnt "Iron Man" rust whilst surfing?)
Salem cable studio cool, TJ Welch is the man; he
filmed Kill Slug on Sonic Lobotomy!
(youtube). a lot of reminiscing about olde Boston bands and YES!
DO! contact him to be on show, he wants to give bands "exposure"
(I've had enough....loss of kilt, Kirkland cafe 2 apr 94; birthday
in birthday SUIT! and NO pictures of that, thank Wodin).....Rachel
Lee of Psych-o-Daisies dropped now also reminiscing on
gigs past (2001-2002, i think).....As usual, riding with Captain
Easychord and Schmel Herbie Hind, I fell asleep in car, but GLiDER
did good set, Cal Cali did good interview and I
guess it'll be up on youtube!"..
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
"Til Tuesday 17 sept 19. practice with Triple Thick for
Roky Erikson tribute at "Jasper's" 24 oct 19, i think.
triple Thick sounding truly awesome with Jim Seery holding down
that beat. Greg Flanagan has nailed the Roky Alien album leads
and Mitch Murphy has perfect choice of songs, also made a tape
of practice! "Fire engine" by 13th floor elevators;
had the 45 in '73! And all that "I walked with a zombie'
album, I TRULY felt Roky's spirit.....or was it just me tryin'
to sing "Kielbasa"?".
Thursday, September 26, 2019
"day of Wodin 18 sept 19,caught Contagious
with lindsay wagner release 22 jan 97. i DIDNT see it on tv
eye coz i was hot and heavy with Goody goody Gumdrops (stanton
park) whom i recorded "white light white heat' with 2 march
97,Lou reed's birthday. this was "I'm fucken bored, let's watch
youtube' and it's about a cholera outbreak from bad seafood; IF
like me, you enjoy reading Pennsylvania death certificates (Dead
People facts!) my granddaddy McBee had a Darling aunt died of it
early 1900s Pennsylvania; researching, wasnt no indoor plumbing
then and outbreaks were fatal! (My great-great-"ant" died
in 20s....)...SO, maybe, "The Point Is" it stars Lindsay
Wagner (Bionic Woman) and Tom
Wopat (Luke Duke, Dukes of hazzard!)....this
is called "I'm a 70s has been now I'm doin' a Plan Nine level
"TV eye" movie. If you're THAT bored, as me, watch it
Friday, September 27, 2019
"day of Thor, 19 sept 19. To close out the week before
i leave for New Netherlands with GLiDER, that
day (19 Sept) was a Clark Dark (Goodpaster) Zimmerman cover band
practice. Unforgettable moments: "Roger (Greenawalt (?) spelling)
sweet-talked the Channel et al into giving us all those good gigs"
this in reference to me being Claudia Perry (Real
paper) plus one early '81 (?) Dark/Lyres/Dead Kennedys!
No it does NOT get as eclectic as that no mo'....maybe I shall
print mine and Clark's conversations in Through the dark (Darkly)!
(hahahahahahaaha!)....But onto Dylan tribute: day of Thor
24 oct 19 at Jasper's, I mean Thunder Road!
("my head's in '81" b/w "my head's up my ass"
(dub) produced by Lee "scratch" Perry and me as Big
Tubby coz I am!) and Thor's Day, All Hallow's Eve, 31 oct 19 for
those of you not a tune to the "old ways'. Cal Cali having
good moves and playing good Zimmerman "I lost my harmonica
ALbert" harp and fucken Schmel Herbie Hind on
"Tombstone Blues"; fuggin' nailed Mike Bloomfield's
fill after the chorus! Captain easychord has
Al Kooper happening and Blowfish has already reviewed my bass
playing, so alles gut. No one really happening at the Jungle but
there will be OTHER days of Thor, so, even if I, Kenneth Edward
Van Highland, did NOT marry Valerie Bertenelli ("she makes
a grown man cry-iy"...)...I DO take all my gigs et al ONE
DAY AT A TYME and even hope to Grand Funk you show up!"......