Monday November 30, 2015
Tuesday December 1, 2015
Wednesday December 2, 2015
decided to lissen to first Black Sheep album on Capital on youtube; a 1974 album recorded after they played Brockport NY High school December 1973...I had FORGOT they covered "woman" by Free! (their live set basically WAS Free Live)...so I researched this toon and it was on the second Free album, which I read a review of in rolling stone ca. 1970;wikipedia (DONATE!) also says three dog night covered it on the it ain't easy album (last one I bought), sung by...Cory Wells (RIP) of Buffalo NY! two soulful singers from Rochester/buffalo covering the VERY soulful Paul Rodgers! one more fact ("I got a million of 'em!"): "I'll be creepin'" off same second Free album (on some A&M comp I had with somebody in a chicken suit) was also covered by, again, three dog night, on the Naturally album, where, Naturally, I lost ALL respect for them with "joy to the world"...so: covering Free songs= "underground" band;"Joy to the world"-the teenyboppers bought it and I wouldn't be caught DEAD lissenin' to it! (this same opnion woulda been told to John J. Pusateri ca. '72-'73 with the innocuous question of: "well, Ken, what did you think of....?" I still say thumbs up: humble pie's smokin' and "not that thrilled" over Elton's GudBuy yaller brick road!"..
Thursday December 3, 2015
Friday , December 4, 2015
got a three-fer o' facts: ("well, look out" as Iggy sez right before he lites into "loose"):
Item B: danny stiles, vicar of vintage vinyl, WRCA 1330 AM, midnight maybe, RIP, but LOVE him snuggled in my warm ancient MacBheath tartan blanket c/o Gee Julie: "this is a 78 by Ed Townsend, "for your love"!" yes, he played a 78 from 1958! Wikipedia: Corporal Ed Townsend got a Purple Heart as a Marine in Korea in 1951! my dad went over in '53 (motor transport; drivin' a truck like elvis!) not sure if they met...Ed later helped write "let's get it on" and marvin gaye born DC APRIL 2, me born northern Virginia 17 years later, but I think marvin was in the air force;
item C: gave $10 to the flaming groovies guy to give to muck for Gee Julie birthday present (the other is 300 pounds of heavenly joy!) muck and the mires dial m for muck cd. dave clark five vocals, bubblegum arrangements (they're louder, heavier in concert) and a couple of "I see you"/"8 miles high" Byrds 12-string solos that I enjoyed; this WILL get heavy rotation at WKEN, pirate station operatin' from Da Hood, yo! and I'm Straight Outta Brockport...and my pants sag too! (all the mo' bettah for the world to kiss my ass!!!!)"...
Saturday December 5, 2015
ok, here's 12 hours of "radio, radio":
9 pm; country oldies WRCA, eddie Arnold; "what's he doin' in MY world" and I didn't do a LICK of housework; spotlight on Dottie West!
midnight, same channel, electric comedy hour and they played an Andy Griffith clip;
0222 or thereabouts I switch to coast to coast AM and George Noory was talkin' 'bout fishin' in a lake, age 14 (1964) and a 3-foot high turtle-type Nessie-type/Champ critter disturbed the waters...so this is kinda Dearborn, michigan where dad's stepfather worked, but I remember 1964 in manassas, virginny and my grandfather went home to Belfast (1920 immigration) with my grandmother (roots in county Tyrone) so he did NOT see this critter!
sippin' some Gee Julie coffee and lissenin' to ALBERT O. on WUMB and bob Dylan's 'talkin' WWIII blues" STILL as funny as summer '69 lissenin' to my MONO $1.88 freewheelin' bob Dylan album on Julie highland's aqua close-and-play (GREAT mono sound!) Bob as Woody: "went and knocked on his door...fired a shotgun at me...musta thought ah wuz a communist"...highway 61 revisited is albert's Saturday morn show, good folk/folk-rock/psychedelic, his late '60s FM roots showin' (meanin' the GOOD stuff!);LIKE: tim buckley's "chase the blues away"? I was Happy/Sad to hear it!".....
"ROCHESTER BOY MAKES BIG!!! (not me); andy babiuk (chesterfield kings) wrote a beatle gear book and RINGO gave it a plug! gonna be some Gennesee drank in Fairport NY tonight; jest down the canal from Brockport, of course, where andy's fine store that I haven't been to, is! and whatever the fuck band he's in now, drummer is clem burke of blondie and Elliot Easton from the Cars!". (That would be the Empty Hearts- ed.)
whilst reading the zero game by brad Meltzer (Washington DC govt./conspiracy/thriller), lissened to Jimmy Jay 6-9 pm, WMEX 1510 AM. between ads for the WMEX GOOD GUYS and arnie woo-woo Ginsburg, Jimmy was interviewin' James Maravelle of MERCY, whose 1969 hit was "love can make you happy'! back then Jimmy was a dj in orange, mass., tried to get Mercy to play, they couldn't, got KRAZEE ELEPHANT! I only wish it were"yesterday once more"! it was lil Richard's 83rd birthday, but Jimmy (sounds like a TRUE southern gentleman!) said "mah daddy's 103!" chords to "love will make you happy"- D to G: verse;D/G/A chorus; on Gee Julie's Ephiphone acoustic worked out a "sunday morning"/"pale blue eyes" arrangement! not that I haven't "Lou'd" an oldie before!"
Sunday December 6, 2015
NEXT WEEK (Saturday 12 December 16, 7pm): interview with Bruce Arnold of Orpheus! (I think he's my facebook friend)...1969's "cant find the tyme" on WMEX AM!
ok, so I was a lil too tired for Midway Christmas party; this and Gee Julie's homemade pizza and a good thriller= HOT FUN IN THE WINTERTYME! (Sly can wear the Stewart tartan lads! is he cuzzin to heather stewart? mike stewart of the Brigands? nay...ROD STEWART!!!!! "wake up Maggie, i aint got shit to say to you""......
KEN'S KODA: Tuesday 8 December 16, 8 pm, the KORPS at the MIDWAY!
Thursday 10 DECEMBER 16, 8 pm, ALICE HIGHLAND at Cantab! PLEASE offer this ole geezer more gigs or i'll stay inside with the AM...radio on!"...