Monday, December 21, 2020
Saturday 19 Dec 20. Mad Painter practices for Lowell Street studio
Sunday 28 Dec 20. Ken Kramer kicks out James with I-phone V, tho
after "insult to injury' it was "I and I phone five"!
Comments: Al Hendry drums after I rhymed Charlie
Don't Surf with the Smurfs; "I drummed with them!'
(Surf, not Smurf). Schmel Herbie Hind guitar: 'thank
you for mentioning Happy the Clown" (put into
da reggae version of Sonics "psycho" mun!). Alex
Gitlin, keyboards: "Is that Zappa? oh, it's kenne"....I
also had Alex "tricked again" on Gee Julie's
vocal on "Billy Ruane": "this is an unreleased Shocking
Blue song!" Alex: "no Kenne who is it really?" Me:
"she's standin' reet next t' yeh" (my grandfather's Ulster
accent like Sir Van Morrison). Lotsa fun, laffs and "watchin'
the cartoon channel wid da Smurfs!"; Nobel Prize winning lyrics!"......
Monday Monday, 21 Dec 20. wuz reading my WHRB programme
guide and noted from 830 pm to 0230 was a Little Richard
orgy! b-sides etc. AND people affiliated/influenced by
him..."rocket 88'...esquerita etc. Using the MC I and I phone
V, and WHRB website and "track blaster" (LISTS ALL THE
SONGS!!!) this was basically Jazz Spectrum but not 0500- one pm.
Music to Sleep By until Coast to Coast AM 0100-0500
WRKO 740 AM....."radio on!"...."radio on"...(only
I only travel in my dreams)"
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
"Til Tuesday 22 dec 20.Greg Jamiol (Visigoths)
messages me and at 621 pm WZBC played "can I please crawl down
your chimney" off Gulcher Christmas cd. Awesome thanks! and
Whatwave Dave, whatwave radio (like
'em on facebook!) London Ontaro Canada played some Kenne the
other night from that Gulcher Christmas cd I forgot I did. "Flamboyant"
lineup, "can I please slide down your chimney" perhaps,
recorded by IZZY MAXWELL (I. Max?) We appreciate all airplay of
course and London Ontario is seven miles from where Dad's grandparents
got married, lotsa descendants of Loyalists ("God save the
King..I mean it man!" buried there and I saw the 1912 marriage
certificate; Dad's grandfather even had a Sprague American uncle!
I was at the graveyard South Lyon Michigan last year,,,as far as
the Crow Follows!"..
Thursday, December 24, 2020
"Still I'm Sad" day of Wodin 23 Dec 20. I got out of work
1800, waitin' for that fucken shuttle bus to Lechmere coz the suck-ass
MTA still working on Science Park, when, what, on my facebook screen
should appear, but All Things Must Pass (classic rock group) about
passing of Leslie West of Mountain. I've been a
fan for two score and ten since hearing "Missippi Queen"
on ma's car radio in a 1967 Ford "I picked up in the riots'
("Panic in Detroit"!) in a driveway on lake Road, Clarkson
(Blodgetts been on that road since 1816!). I am facebook friends
with both Leslie's brother Larry (Vagrants bassist) and Leslie's
now widow, so I sent my sympathies. Lotsa memories from Peter Frampton
and vanilla Fudge etc. Rest in Peace Leslie; now you get to jam
with Jay Gruberger!".....
Friday, December 25, 2020
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Gizmas Day. Sinter Klaus left me Boston
Rock and Roll Anthology #21 (I was on #20) with track
12 being Mad Painter's "The Letter".
SO glad this happened! There's a lot of music for Kenneth E Heinlein
to "grok" but next year will do in-depth review. day
after Boxing Day: mad painter in studio (Lowell Street) and January
shaping up better than next year: Lowell Street in January with
mad painter, my demos AND producing the Stigmatics!
New year's Eve wont QUITE be Lou Year's Eve like it was at cantab
and glad I DID see all those ole "altakaka rockers"
bringing in 2020. No gigs but still then; make a Sgt pepper!"