Monday, September 28, 2020
saturday 26 sept 20. A full work day of 1100-6 pm in studio. Laid
down rhythm tracks with Larry Newman (Nikki and
the Corvettes) on bass and Al Hendry on drums;
he AND engineer Tom Hamilton had both played with
Bob Cenci, it turns out. Michigan mishegas was
the order of the day (Lt. Newman, USMC lived in Ann Arbor for a
bit; 15 miles away in Salem, Michigan, both my great-great-great
English immigrant Thomas Highland had farmed there and Barbara "Baby
i'm yours' lewis grandfather,a barber, had came down from canada
descended from Underground Railroad runaways; salem, Michigan was
a BIG Underground railroad spot and the Highlands were there in
1850!). We laid down "an e.p.'s worth of tunes", very
grand Funk (Flint!) sounding rhythm section, then broke (wind)for
some "Pizza delivery Moves").(then broke (wind?) for some
"Pizza delivery Moves" (I'm still eating leftovers!).
Schmel Herbie Hind showed up and we laid down guitar
and vocal tracks; let's just say (Ann Arbor again!) he was Ron ASHETON
to my Iggy. We overdubbed a "Hendrixian" wah-wah though
that coulda been "Ashetonian". When it goes on the youtube
channel y'all can judge! Richie parsons (unnatural axe) and Linda
Price (children of paradise) quite curious to hear! another session
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Monntag 28 sept 20. Asa Brebner. I am not Gone.
track six: "fine lovin' mama' by Billy Connors
of the Boize whose gone from "i want sex"
to a "fine lovin' mama"! my notes say "glam boogie'
and 'chuggin' like "little queenie"" so the trifecta
of albums WOULD be (to my ears! and i havent been judged sane yet
with 'all the madmen'! ('ACROST THE WATER!"): Brinsley Schwartz
nervous on the road' (especially "happy doin what we're doin'')
PLUS the faces Nod's as good as wink ESPECIALLY the ian macLagan-sounding
piano! "pub-rock '72, i wrote"....genre and year: CORRECT!
Billy's studio band; Gary Soprano and Tommy
Clark of KLONE and Gulcher Recording artists MJ
Quirk and John Keegan, hear them on that
double love Gizmo cd on WFMU. Gary-guitar, Tommy and Billy sing,
Q on bass, Keegan-sax. dont know the other blokes but who cares?
C'mon everybody buy this cd and make that check out to Shekel and
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Til Tuesday 29 sept 20. one dollar Cheapo records cd; Little
Jimmy King. Something Inside of Me. 1994. Bullseye
Blue label, part of Rounder records. Albert King's adopted "grandson"
whose most major influences are hendrix and Stevie ray Vaughn, even
using Double trouble rhythm section (but hey! Tommy Shannon played
with John Dawson Winter III up to and including Second Winter til
he was replaced by the McCoys, so this cd has "roots"!).
there is a cover of Cream's "Strange Brew" and it is,
as it is, blues-rock Music to Sleep By! (I find blues soothing,
other members of the Afrika Korps say "boring", I say
I'm "Arguing with Ghosts"!".....
Thursday, October 1, 2020
day of Wodin 30 sept 20. yet another one dollar cd from Cheapo
records. "Highlights from a special price two cd set:
Luther Allison, Live in Chicago' Alligator records
promo. Summer 1974 Cary Baker, whom had done Blues
Flame fanzine, took me and future Gizmo
Eddie Flowers around Chicago Blues scene and "let's
go visit Bruce Iglauer". Alligator records was a living room
operation then! ala Rounder, preserving da blooze. Luther has
a piercing tone that 'echoes' (ass backwards) Clapton/ Beck/Page
BUT, "chicken versus egg' is more Buddy Guy-ish. I mean this
shit is DAMN good! favourite track is a cover of Hound Dog taylor's
"gimme back my wig' (I LOVED this live Hound Dog lp we got
at Gulcher in Bloomington indiana 1975). That summer '74 Cary
Baker DID give me Hound Dog Taylor's phone number and yes! I called
him! (you can call me at 617-803-1289; Hound Dog Highland!). also
note "Gimme Back" in title....worth ponderatin' on the
Ponderosa, Lil Joe!"....
Friday, October 2, 2020
"day of Thor 1 october 20. yet another Cheapo records dollar
cd. David LaFleur Shepherd's Pie. On the
cover he's holding a dobro and wearing finger picks; spoons
COULD have been added to this music! We get "Folsom Prison
Blues", "Norwegian Wood", Jimmy Rodgers, Big Bill
Broonzy,,,BUT standout ORIGINAL track is "The Talking George
Bush Mispronuniciation Blues"...I guess my cuzzin George W.
mispronounced "nuclear" like I do...I'm a big fan of "Talkin'
Blues" ever since the Freewheelin' Bob Dylan which was nuthin'
more than Woodrow Wilson Guthrie redux. Right now it's as dated
as Vaughn Meador impersonating the Kennedy Family but I like this
guy's style! NOW what we need is current administration topical
Saturday, October 3, 2020
"Freitag 2 October 20; six months til I'm 65! But Music to Sleep
By: one dollar Cheapo records cd of Louis Armstrong and
King oliver CREOLE JAZZ on
the tradition records label, part of Rykodisc. Excellent liner notes
saying this was THE first recording session ever in Chicago of Louis
Armstrong and King Oliver. Fiddy years later I recorded with O.
Rex with a 2012 Gulcher release but not QUITE as historic! 1923
Dixieland STILL a good vintage, almost five score years old! (four
score and 17 to be Biblically correct!). Otherwise, an hour of the
Beverly Hillbillies (Ellie May tries to be a lady and learn french!),
Sports Brunch on WAJR, Morgantown west virginia (good college football
weather and tailgatin' today!) and mad painter practice tonight!
have a good weekend or hope you did!"