Monday, November 25, 2019
"saturday 23 Nov 19, Geezer's garage Night Quincy
Mass. I arrived in tyme for Joey Fingers on piano as he
and bassist did "Help Me" (as did Ten Years After) and
my theme song "dont get around much anymore". Upon arrival
those Scaliwags from Quincy appaluded me AMIDST
shouts of "Kenne Highland!" (the WHOLE club!) so I announced
my 2020 candidacy to IMPEACH MISTER PRESIDENT! A full Irish breakfast
and the sounds of BubbaLoaf’s lot of funky wah-wah like Black Oak's
"swimming in Quicksand" plus lotsa Zappa-esque changes.
Sylvia (singer) will have a jazz record out as will Mike (guitar)
also; at the Fours in Quincy near the ole Granite Rail. I enjoyed
the ethereal female harmonies of Bayou Boy orchestra and
wah wah on "round and round we go". Doug macDonald was
fantastic, as usual, opening with "Tippy-toe across the street";
"Southie Terranium Homesick Blues" stream of conciousness
"on steroids" (Schmel herbie Hind) with Bo Diddley/Cramps-type
guitar. Tokyo Tramps rocked the blues like Robin
Trower and I have a club linehan-ago-go set list! "love and
flame"-Lady Caroline sings the Count; Lou Reed's "I cant
stand it anymore","Peter Gunn", to which i know all
the words, Kevin Linehan on drums sanf Monkees "circle sky";
lady Caroline worked that drunken crowd during
Pretenders "Precious" ("not me baby, I'm to precious"....you
know the rest!) That Scaliwag Sara joined us for
Velvet Underground "what goes on"; Lady Caroline's "Of
Yesterday" always rocks. Mike Quirk and Lady
Caroline duetted on Ray Charles "hit the road Jack";
kev linehan-drums/joe quinn-bass, Highland/Quirk-guitars, Lady Caroline-chanteuse
and John Keegan-sax. Stones "respectable" from Some Gurls,
Caroline sings Linda Rondstadt's "how do i make you" and
I blasted through MC5 'black to comm". Future/Gigs: saturday
21 dec 19 back in quincy mass; 31 dec 19-Cantab/club bohemia-9
pm and sunday 9 Feb 20,Midway cafe Mj Quirk birthday!
hope i see y'all there!"......
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
sunday 24 Nov 19. Mad Painter celebrates drummer
Flynn Young and singer Gee Julie's birthdays,
both of whom got new hair styles!. Diggin' in a box from a deceased
gurlfriend, I gave Flynn ("Mr. 80s!") A Flock of Seagulls
45; "wishing (If i had a photograph of you" b/w "Commited"
UK picture sleeve! released 20 Oct 82; "if my memory serves me
well" (Leslie West version of "this wheel's on fire"!)
Columbus weekend I recorded "creature from the bergen swamp'
at Radiobeat studios, case of $4.99 Blanchard's Beer!
Sorry, Flynn, that's MY '80s! Alex Gitlin/Ken/gee Julie
getting those Uriah Heep/Vanilla Fudge/Three Dog Night harmonies down
real good and Schmel herbie Hind adding some blazing
guitar solos! Lettuce mention gigs: saturday 28 dec 19 Brian
Young's WMFO show; friday 12 jan 20 10 pm club bohemia
and now..........Mister M. Bliss HAS, under legal counsel,
decided that Thursday 2 April 20 will be Kenne Highland's
"will you still need me/will you still feed me" birthday!
Speaking of food, PLEASE donate to a food pantry, THAT is my New Year's
diet plan! Mad Painter has the 9 pm spot! (they're reading it now!)
Why? Flynn Young's dad was in Silver Star and the Jukebox
Angels whom played my 1997 birthday at Kirkland Cafe! Mickey
Bliss wants us to "party like it's 1999" so Lou
Year's Eve (the Count's title!) is FREE coz
all you mofos are freeloaders as it is! or "Liggers" British
slang/Brett Milano band. Thinking of doing same for birthday....no
more varmints/Third Rail and/or other bands playing, so if you Still
ALive and Well, come down to Kenne at the Cantab! Shit, I'll be doin'
this shit as old as was Lil Joe Cook (my 1998 birthday party!)".....
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Monday 25 Nov 19, got a 0630 call from Andy Pratt;
"avenging annie" was a 1973 June hit whilst I was jamming
with O. Rex and watching Alice Cooper/Flo and Eddie AND Secretariat
won triple Crown! ("why are there more horse's asses than horses?").
Whilst watching the Pats game over the phone with the Count, he
came up with Lou Year's Eve at the Cantab. Micky Bliss and I are
doing a FREE CONCERT (who needs the hell's Angels when you have
Jean Claude Van Damme Jr.?) 31 Dec 19. We COULD
have Leon Rich/Frank Rowe/Club Linehan-ago-go/Love and Flame/Kenne
Highland/ Andy Pratt. FREE admission but Gee Julie
will take money for liberal/animal causes, I'm sure. (has
a cashbox!). other Kenne news (damn, I LOVE this!): under legal
counsul, G. Steven Anzuoni, Esq. (pro-Bono! I'm actually anti-Bono
and U-2,but PRO-Bono, hell yeah!): "well Kenne, your birthday
is a thursday".."will you still need me/will you still
feed me!"...tryin' to regain the good ole Monican Lewinsky
'90s here...lastly, Kenne band: me/Mike Quirk/Schmel Herbie Hind
on Plan Nine guitars; Andy Excuse-bass; Al hendry (played with Bob
Cenci!)-drums and maybe we'll even rehearse! Not sure bout John
Keegan and horn section for New Year's, but birthday, I sure hope!
Brian Young show Saturday (already happened) and....Johnny and the
Jumper Cables practices! well, guess what (records!): Bowie: "Sorrow"
b/w "My Death",'73,RCA,JACQUES BREL...bought it then coz...."my
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Friday, November 29, 2019
day of Wodin and Jimi's birthday 2019. Ken and Gee Julie
check out open mike at the Jungle, Somerville,
only "regular dude" wasnt there so it was just us and
two bartenders til some young folk trickled in. Being the only
two customers in club, I have a card: thejunglebooking @ gmail.com
plus 48 hours previous was Metal Monday! Good bar food; little
does Gee Julie know that was her birthday meal; hoots mon! Onto
Easy Ed at Brass Union whom said "I see
you've been buying a lot of records lately' so we compared our
vintage record players! (I'll send photo). Place was PACKED with
young'uns and as I walked in they were showing James Brown
on Shindig! I sat with Greater Boston record Collector
djs such as easy Ed/John Funke/Jimmy "dirty old Boston"
Boticelli and Keith from Rockit Records, Saugus,
who told "Mrs Ed" (UnClean Justine clone from DC): "you
know Kenne wrote "jailbait Janet" for the Slickees"
(keith from Delaware and Slickees legend LIVES on!). Todd
Purple introduced himself, saw my Bruins jacket (why
do i wear it? COZ I'm COLD!) and even knew Bruins stats! I only
like it when they fight with the Canadians on the ice....A $200
record was spun (I DAMN sho' didnt buy it!) and "Dirty Old"
Boticelli (maybe) told me the version of "Nobody But ME"
spun was ISLEY BROTHERS! (meaning i only heard Human Beinz version
in this life til then). Last but not least from what I remember,
a raved-up soul version of the ole gospel "Do Lord, Do remember
Me" had EVERYONE up, shaking booty, etc, drinks in hand,"Round
Midnight...always nice to mix the sacred and the secular like
Brother Ray! "if the good lord's willin' and the crick dont
rise" that might be it for the week, outside of a thanksgiving
viewing of GRETA,"a psycholoigcal thriller"
which maybe I let Miss Lyn comment on".... (Wooo
boy Greta was awesome!! Psycho Hungarian lady pretending to be
french lady becomes insane stalker of young girl in NYC- fingers
get chopped off, people get roofied, poisoned, shot...it IS a
thriller for sure!!- ed)
Easy Ed's record player
||Kenne's record player