Monday, October 25, 2021
Saturnalia 23 OCT 21. More Mad painter practice/fun.
Go to Mad
painter page for listing of "winter mini-tour'. As for
the cd Steve PAINTER doing mad Painter
cd cover; LOVES the recordings and says: "Spooky Tooth/Procul
Harum/ Krazee World of Kenne Highland' which echoes my 2018 live
review of Alex Gitlin's keyboard skills on Hammond organ: SO 1968!
learning some covers for Middle east corner the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
"Little Willie"-sweet, think I did that in O. Rex plus
"kleiner Suzi's" "Can the Can". Al Hendry
TOTALLY gets the Carmine Appice drum roll on the Vanilla
Fudge version of "to liebe somebody". Alex Gitlin
said kenne's Air Force at Pete's sounded like Roxy Music; mostly
from TWO BGN staff, John Keegan on sax AND Captain
Easychords-keyboards. lastly, Schmel Herbie Hind
drove the RIGHT way down a one-way street and then blasted kiss's
Dressed to Kill at 11 pm; no Boston Groupie Cats were harmed during
this disturbance of peace!".....
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
"Monntag 25 Oct 21. "Rainy Days and Mondays" make
ME sing (to micelf! Aphrodite's Child's "Rain
and Tears" WHICH mad painter has jammed on. MY favourite was
the follow up 45 "End of the World" (both first album
in Greece, 1968). having coffee number FOUR at coffee break, I geeked
out on this progressive Greek '60s band AND their discography which
led to the Second hand Songs website. "covered by Patty Pravo",
Hopelessly Obscure to me but Alex Gitlin knows ALL that music on
European continent. Patty Pravo born Italy 9 april 48 ( in-between
JIMMMM DANNNDDDYY and June Millington, us Aries making GREAT front
people!) her career began age 18, 1966 and she was backed up on
Italian-language rock hits by the Cyan Three, a brighton UK beat
group, ole chap; blokes are good! I will (on a slow news day) expound
further on her 45s but walking home in rain, I passed what WAS Bukowski's
and EVERY Wednesday is DRAG BINGO! (I usually practice
but not this week!) Ciao and mucho amore Patty Pravo!".....
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
"day of Wodin 26 Oct 21. Turner classic 0500 after coast to
coast AM. The Face of Another, 1966. Japanese
New wave in black and white! Points of reference: Hiroshima
Mi Amor and maybe Truffaut. It's on
youtube and wiki.
Western fashions show ME who's Mod and premise is a guy gets badly
burnt, they make him a mask and he sort of fools his wife who left
him. (I also drank coffee and FELL ASLEEP before 0700!). good music
in the clubs too! (SWINGIN'!) Harvard Film Archives had a Japanese
film from this era once, the businessmen getting SHITFACED in Tokyo.
Ok, you get the drift! To think I usedta watch Turner Classic in
my South Carolina trailer; MAYBE even in black and white!"....
Thursday, October 28, 2021
day of Wodin 27 Oct 21. So, at Drifter's Tale (used to be Bukowski's)
was Drag Bingo. Arriving, I had no reservation and they WERE full
(after a Nor'easter). Getting my irish on the war path, I went
to the Druid, 'ad me bangers 'n' mash 'n' beans (photo) to the
tune of Oasis/Soft Cell and katrina and the waves. Captain Easychord
was like the squirrel that stores nuts for the winter and had
bought a ticket online. He texted me photos (below)...
starting the game
Friday, October 29, 2021
day of Thor 28 Oct 21. The 69 bus to Inman Square, Cambridge, mass.
led me to Drifter's tale formerly Bukowski's. I missed Drag Bingo
but went for supper. No coffee, but tea (throw it in the harbor!)
was $1.47 and for $21 got a giant sausage thang with sauerkraut
pickles etc (they call it "My sausage is better than yours") which my dad's seven pages of y-male DNA to Deutschland
LIEBE! (SEVEN pages worth! Pennsylvanian Duetchen). Bruins on "TV
Eye" and yes I DID like pasternk's fight! Green Bay football
on other BUT "why watch then Classic Ruins when you can watch
the Bruins?" (a reversed 1982 ken Kaiser joke). lastly, as
Jimi played "all along the watchtower" (check the b-side
of that 45!), waitress comes up with a big-ass bowl of "I want
candy": "would you like to go trick or treating? Nostalgic
candies from the NINETIES!" I woulda dug out my plaid Cobain
shirt as sure as he and I descend from a New Netherlands Walloon
arrived 1624 (read about it in Vulcher! We also cousins to Captain
Don Van Vliet!). Not a bad bar but when I was these 20-something
age, I could EAT AT HOODOO BBQ at THE RAT after work..."Goddamn
I do declare" I miss the "good ole days" of Ronald
Reagan...(lived on OTHER side of Charles River and three out of
four grandparents sailed from London on the Increase in
1635 and landed in Harvard Square! Dealin' with the dead!"......
Saturday, October 30, 2021
"Saturday 30 Oct 21. As you read this Max Boras
WILL be at the jungle FREE handing out new cds and being Spinal
Tap! Also on this FREE bill is a Nirvana band AND Gretchen
and the banshees! I'm running late for mad painter practice
but this month (November) gigs: Friday 19 nov 21 O's Bar
Sunderland mass 8pm and satuday 26 nov 21 Middle
east corner with mad painter AND: captain easychord! Come