Monday, November 18, 2019
Sunday 11-17-19 (Russian revolution, comrade!) and "diggin'
through crates" (actually box) came across The Best
of the Music machine (1984), a Rhino reissue. Reasons
I bought this was I once owned three Music machine 45s: ('73 or
so): "talk talk" b/w "come on in"; "The
People In Me' b/w "Masculine Intuition" and "Double
Yellow Line" b/w "Absolutely Positively" and this
cassette even lists the 45s matrix number PLUS what the b-sides
were! (Miss Lyn's birthday present: record collector FACTS!).
I remember the O. Rex boys sittin' around digging Solomon Gruberger's
45 of "talk talk" back about '73 and I even saw Moving
Parts cover it at Cantones in '78 (coz major record collector
ERIK LINGREN was in band!). I always dug the
Doors-y flip "come on in" but in '66, the Doors may
still have been Rick and the Ravens! Richie Unterberger bonniwell
which is Sean Boniwell (singer) interview part
one, basically Doors and Iron Butterfly DID lissen to Music machine
and lissenin' to this cassette, I can hear Boniwell's vocal influence
on Doug Ingle. since In-a-gadda-da-vida was '68,it's
more like Music machine into early Doors into Iron Butterfly's
HEAVY album. And since Lee Dorman (Butterfly
bassist) got Black Oak Arkansas signed, when
Boniwell sings "all raht!" in "talk talk"....roots
of JIM DANDY!!!! Tho more research puts Boniwell as a cross between
Sky SAxon and Mick Jagger; in fact Seeds, like Music machine and
Doors, used keyboard bass - no bass player....hey it was all Once
Upon a Time In LA! Great casette tho and they all wore BLACK!!!!".....
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
"Montag 18 Nov 19. club linehan-a go-go practice
for saturday night in Quincy, which when you read this, has already
happened! Future/Gigs are saturday 21 december 19
in quincy (private Geezer party but contact me for details!) plus
Mj Quirk's birthday 9 Feb 20 at Midway
Cafe. A set list was drawn up, but always good to go for
Future/Songs! Mike Quirk, growing up with rhythm section of Joe
Quinn (bass) and Kevin Linehan (drums)
were REALLY into the Blues brothers back about '79. Evolution of
a song; "Messin' with the Kid",Blues Brothers, MJ Quirk
DID know Rory Gallagher had done a version (1972 live album that
I ended up buying on 8-track care of a Solomon Gruberger cassette
tape of his VINYL!). BUT John Kay and Sparrow/Early
Steppenwolf...about '69 when I was discovering the blues....maybe
John Kay and Sparrow summer '69,my first blooze album...either way,
same music BUT "Tighten up your wig" so THAT is how I
hear the song. MJ Quirk also declared Some Girls was his favourite
Stones lp, maybe (mine is/was Out of our Heads). lady Caroline
still wanting to cover Human Sexual Response, as
was I and thank GOD John Keegan wrote down a ten
song set list, which, fatiguedly, I've already forgot....coffee
onstage Saturday night 11 pm!".....
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
"Til Tuesday 19 Nov 19. "A Hard's Day Night" workin'
"Eight DAys a week" but I spent my ole drinkin' money
at Grooves record store. 13 items, $29 maybe,
$2 per! like them on facebook! issue of MOJO Nov 19 with cd with
hawkwind! Three lps; George Jones Singin' the Blues on mercury!
Bermuda Strollers 73, caribbean music on homemade label (i.e.
looks like Music to Kill By graphics). The Dynamic Superiors album!
(they played the Sugar Shack, singer was "Sweet" Tony
Washington, whom in 1975 did NOT need to "Be More Flamboyant"!
(youtube). a fats Waller cassette. and THESE 45s: Lee Andrews
and the Hearts; "I Had a Dream"-raiders with Facebook
friend mark Lindsay; Blood Sweat and Tears 'and when i die"
b/w "sometime in winter", somber song by my facebook
friend Steve katz; Jerry Lee Lewis on Smash (country) "let's
talk about us" b/w "to make love sweeter for you";
"searchin" b/w "youngblood"- Coasters; a ramsey
Lewis 45 and under "Latin 45s", i been buying Portuguese
picture sleeves coz THIS is ground zero for it! Quite a good score,
says I and all my RECORD COLLECTING readers WILL agree! Or, as
our editor usually queries: "Kenne what ARE you doing up
Thursday, November 21, 2019
day of Wodin, 20 Nov 19, my cuzzin Jody Moore's birthday
and I did NOT act Pilgrim! (more like Pilgrim Thee-ate-er! LIKE
Dirty old Boston). After dining at Bronwyn (After
Bathing at Baxter's?) Ken and Gee Julie caught
last half of Heavy Leather Topless dance Party.
Since they sit on the couch and promote upcoming shows, I shall
do same. TunducKUNT: The Jynx Merlot Birthday Show. Sunday
9 pm 24 Nov 19. JACQUES 9PM. "be more flamboyant!".
Stacy/DC won the female arm wrestlin' on show.
Arm Wrestling Dames on facebook! The John Waters in me encourages
this! lastly, Stigmatics have new drummer, he rocks.
Pete MacCormack was
wearing Red Star Real Kids album t-shirt and playing a Richenbacker....hey
I was there at Cantones in '77! You guys GOT it! No Heavy Leather
show next week, goddam Pilgrims, but after swimming with manatees,
day of Wodin 4 Dec 19, but "I cant say baby where i'll be in
ladies with Sleazegrinder on HLTDP
Friday, November 22, 2019
day of Thor, 21 Nov 19. Ken and gee Julie attended cycling
with Mayhem and Venom at the Jungle. i FINALLY made it
there since GLiDER practice CAN get in the way, though if i could
clone micelf like that Scottish sheep OR William ruane III, that
WOULD be "da fucken ballz!" (Schmel herbie Hind). This
is normally on the day of Thor, 6pm-8pm, except Thanksgiving coz
the twins will be back 'ome in Livonia, Michigan, where is buried
Dad's belfast-born stepdad and third wife (his second wife was
my paternal grandmother, buried by herself in South Lyon, home
of William LeVise Jr. ("sock it to me baby"!) in a cemetary
near a trailer park when you cross GRAND TRUNK Railway). "What
It Is" (a fantastic Screamin' Jay hawkins album with "constipation
is on the floor in front of the stage is four exercise bicycles
(known now as "the house bike"). Mayhem and
venom are like a goddam human jukebox, one twin on acoustic
guitar, another on congas ala Tyrannosaurus Rex.
"Cherry Bomb" by Runaways was a treat, unplugged and
I enjoyed "elanore rigby" and "hard day's night"
with their "blood harmonies" (that's when folks is kin
and harmony blends natural-like). last but not least ken
and Gee Julie even rode the bikes and I cant remember
EVERY song the twins did but it was damn good! Lotsa good stuff
at the jungle, open mikes, blues jams etc. in case you feel that
urge to perform.....oh wait....NO ONE is quite Kenne Highland!
("Kenne! get off the stage! Thundertrain needs to go on";
Afrika Korps live at cantones 21 august 77;wonder if Mach Bell
wrote about THAT in his book?")......
Saturday, November 23, 2019
'saturday 23 nov 19, waking up 0600 or so to WMBR, 88
rewind. reading a Top 40 list from WESL, east saint Louis,3
Aug 73. This was east Saint Louis version of WILD, all KINDSA
good soul records like the carpenters "Yesterday Once More"!
(I WAS shocked but ole KC could damn sho sing!). I may have been
reviewing Weer An American band (gold vinyl!) in Beyond Our Control
but Rene Sampson was spinnin' this kinda r&b at the Other
Side! "Soul Makoussa" is "da fucken ballz"
(Schmel herbie Hind!) AND wired on coffee, tracked down FINALLY
Sly's "if you want me to stay": B-D-G-F# or
I-III-VI-V if you're Ken kaiser who WILL notice the similarities
of this progression in "Sunny",Kiss's "Strange
Ways" and of course "Amerika First" (shit, man,
I thought i was stealin' a Kiss riff; it's SLY, muthafucka!).
#1 song which I've heard endless tymes at the Sunday cantab jam
was marvin Gaye's "let's get it on" and he and I both
born 'round Chocolate City 2 April! Only I went home to a trailer....next
week: a disco countdown! Now lemme run down what I think is happening
and sending event links: thanksgiving eve, easy Ed at
brass Union! Outpost 186 thursday 12 Dec 19,
Holiday Party! AND new Year's Eve, I'm doing Club Bohemia
like it was the kirkland Days (call from Micky Bliss,
there was a cancellation). 8 pm: SHAWN DEIDRE! 9 pm; Club Linehan-ago-go!
10 pm: Micky Bliss wants Classic Ruins, waiting
to hear. 11 pm; The Fightin' Fish! ball comes
down, everbody kisses each other then I jam out with new supergroup
til 0130....40 years ago i passed out at frank Rowe's apartment
with a cat on my chest, so i promise to be more exciting!!!!!