Monday, October 21, 2019
day of wodin 16 Oct 19 and what BETTER way to celebrate Miriam
Linna (Cramps drummer) birthday than Alice Highland
on Heavy Leather Topless! (like them
on facebook!). "Every picture tells a story, dont it"
and you can watch
youtube video, but, yeah, we wuz in RARE form, Mike
"Best Guy Evah" Lyons aping Glen Buxton (who,
like Dad's father, has McBee ancestry!) perfect. I been singing
same Alice songs since 1973, but 200 years before that, mine and
his Rhode island ancestors founded that state! (Dead People fact!)
I was supposed to be per-tendin' ah were Alice, but "all
I gotta do is Act naturally" so I kept goin into Kenne Highland
character! ("BOrn this way"-1975, Stevie Wonder on drums!).
We did "18" b/w "is it my body" which WAS
a 45,then "Under my wheels" John keegan's
sqawkin' sax echoing 1972 Andy Mackay...we MUSTA seem like Roxy
Music, the "kids" in audience were there mouths wide
open....yep, the Stones just seen Muddy Waters! ("we ARE
those old blues guys"-Thalia Zedek to me after gig at Square
Root, Roslindale!). Lettuce Knott fergit the burlesque dancers,
a differn't one for each musical segment (Playboy after dark meets
uncle Floyd show di-rected by John Waters!). Watching the 'zapruder
film" (youtube) I'm singin' and then is shots of burlesque.
"Is it my body indeed"....my Puritan ancestors MORTIFIED!!!!
Me: LOVE IT YO DEATH!!!!
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Freitag 18 October 19. A night off from gigs and practice, Ken and
Gee Julie opt for The Joker at
Kendall Cinema, $8 tickets from work. Gee Julie thought there was
overtones of Clockwork Orange with Joker
as Alex Droog; I felt Les Mieserables were having a reign of terror
wearing Joker masks as Anoymous. "Gotham" City 1981; yep,
land of the Grubergers and O. Rex JUST as I remember it! (even the
Coney Island subways from '73-'77!). Ok, too many folks reviewing,
I'm a soundtrack geek: Tunefind>movie>joker-2019.
"Joker soundtrack music-complete song list on Tunefind. Whenever
I hear my favourite classic rock playing during a scene I'm wide
awake, but let's all "get up and dance to a toon that was a
hit WHEN me mother was born": .Durante/Sinatra/Astaire/Etta/Bennett....but,
MY music (similar to Once upon a tyme with Mark Lindsay): "Laughing"
by the Guess Who! (THE first hit I heard by them in 1969 Brockport
NY USA!)!!! "Rock and Roll Part Two-Gary Glitter (had the 45
in '72!); Joker struts down a stone staircase". "White
Room"-Cream!!! (a '69 45!!!!): "Joker watches the Gotham
riots from the backseat of the GPD cruiser"...hearin' those
toons of my youth worth $8 alone! See it!
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
saturday 19 Oct 19. No gigs/practices/NUTHIN' Saturday night ("bodies
need rest") so....I bought 13 45s from Cheapo Records.
Alan, previous owner, had sold business and moved to Hawaii!!! (has
store there too). SO, all the "roots" music I usedta buy
there is in boxes of 45s down below, with my big ass sittin' on
a stool blockin' "crosstown traffic"....hey, I got ALL
the James Brown and Ray Charles was left; '50s stuff is $1.00 each,
like Dinah Washington 45s and Sarah Vaughn e.p.s! Glad I bought
that Vanity Fair four-speed! (Cheapo records be happy I pluggin'
'em!). Otherwise, a night layin' bed, Jerry Lee Lewis 45s on Sun
and college football from WAJR,Morgantown West Virginny on cellphone
(though not KENcurrent) and readin' a Pamela Des barre book on groupies....more
fun than 1973 Brockport NY and the stuff of which Rock On fanzine
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Sonntag 20 October 19. larkin' about on "YMCA", I mucked
about on drums for keyboardist Alex Gitlin's "White
Shade of Aprodite's Children" doing a BJ Wilson (Procol Bore-um,
as Solomon Gruberger called them) hi-hat/snare, same beat I used
in O. Rex's "Kleiner Suzi". Gee Julie
shot a video (it's on my Facebook wall) of us doing Randy Pie's
"Highway Driver" but the REAL reason I joined this band:
"Sunrise" by Uriah Heep! back in '72 (thanks to metal
Mike Saunders, I began with "Look at yourself" which he
raved about in '72 and Flash; the Sonics ALSO in the mix and I "ended"
when "Jailbait janet's" boyfriend bought the album with
"Stealin",which equal graduation from high school, which
is where such classic metal taste is SUPPOSE to end!),this song
appeared on fifth album Magician's Birthday (also a Schmel herbie
Hind fave which is why I play music with him!).Wikipedia entry:
"Spider Woman" b/w "Sunrise"! September '72!
(got Kick out the jams labour Day '72! "ramblin' rose"
from the FIRST note!) picture sleeve! (on wikipedia!) Draped Snoopy
Bust! (coins i invented back in fifth grade when I collected COINS,
not records or WIVES!). "Spider Woman" has eight chords!
Holy Mad painter! Lastly Uriah Heep live double album (April '73!
i was also Kinks krazee!) was an early '74 gittin' stoned with "Jailbait
Janet"'s brother fave and "Sunrise" DOES open side
one of four....dudes...total Dazed and Kenfused flashback....so
Sonntag, (Stars On) 45 years later, I FINALLY played it....gary
Thain/Jay gruberger (great basses)....gary Gruberger?!!!?!?!? Mad
Painter lodge meeting EVERY Sunday, "God only Knows" what
Flynn Young will wear".....
Friday, October 25, 2019
"day of Thor. 24 October 19. Cal Cali presents
at Thunder Road (formerly Jasper's!) a Mess-Around of tribute bands
(next week, really Halloween is Cal's Dylan tribute at Greek-American
social club; Monntag 28 oct 19 GLiDER open for 999
in Providence, RI und Freitag 1 Nov 19 Michael Wheddle's
70th down at C-Note Hull! (shit, next we'll be covering
DMZ's "Busy Man")....ok lemme "look at last night"
(Slade) before I have Brazilian buffet and Globo TV, eye on me....Thee
Fighting Fish did Neil Young and Krazee Horse;
Bob Roos excelled at getting that "Cowgurl in the
Sand" rampant/distorto sound I love so well on early Neil Young.
"dont cry no tears" blew me away coz first tyme I jammed
with Johnny Jumper Cable May '80,that and Iggy's
"Funtime" were on his list of songs to cover! Neil Young
not really my voice and thank Allah! that no recording was made....but
Thee Fightin' Fish were "da fockin' ballz!"
(Schmel herbie Hind, Wayland Groupie News). Secret weapon: Blonde
Sara who can really belt it out, fockin' "I dont to
want to talk about it"! (she sang solo or harmonize with Andy
Excuse). I had that Krazee Horse lp on 8-track! Rolling
Stone review; my facebook friend John mendelsohn! Next was up Sara
Scaliwag, as Tom Petty! (drag king acts like this belong
on Heavy Metal Topless!). Tophat and "how far did you chase
the NY Dolls for those red leather pants and platforms?",she
sang early Tom Petty, like first three albums, opening with "I
need to Know". Cal Cali doing good harmonies,
MJ Quirk steady on bass, Schmel Herbie
playing clean and melodic, like Petty's Byrds influences! THIS clown
was happy! After that, Cal fronts his Dylan tribute: he sings/blows
harp; Schmel Herbie Hind-guitar and Captain Easy Chord-keys.
Me and Clark Dark as rhythm section, getting into
funky Motown/Stax-Volt grooves! (James Jamerson did all my bass
lines using one digit, so i was less Jack Bruce than with GLiDER).
THE Legendary Cazbat was "Happier than a porpoise
mouth";cazbats having recently jammed on "from a buick
6", Highway 61 revisited. He DID give Cal tribute. Then I did
RoKenne Erikson with Triple Thick
as band,"goddam, I declare!" they were so fuckin' good!
Greg Flanagan was wailin' like Gary Rossington
and doing Keef Richard moves as Mitch Murphy shouted
out the toons. When you have folks from the other bands dancin',you
know you doin' somethin' right! The Evil One album was played, but
openers were 13th floor Elevator "fire engine" and lose
with "you're gonna miss me" (no ceiling tiles ala Neats
at Underground were harmed in this performance!). I sang like it
was Jumper cables in '89 "rumble" doin' "kielbasa"
and proud to say,after years of singing gospel,didnt lose my voice!
lastly baabes dressed like the mummies
but sounded like the Baabes coverin "come on up"
and "I'm down". i truly had fun, if you missed it, your
loss.....like ozzy sang on "sabbath bloody sabbath": "you
Kenne & Triple Thick as Roky