Wednesday, July 26, 2017
sunday 23 july 17 was exactly 50 year anniversary of detroit
riots but it was more woodstock (rain and all!) for gizmos
and midwest alright festival.
Wet Piss opened, drummer karissa talanian
whom brought gizmos to empty bottle, chi-town '14; she's a hawkwind fan! this
quartet has some kinda Brian Eno mini-Moog maybe making space-rock sounds or
as i quipped "they're playin' "sister ray" now" (Karissa
as Mo Tucker!).
Tony Noir and Kenne
Tony Noir of Jollys
has a glam-shag "Head's in '73" hairdo and they sound like
the everloveable Stigmatics;when I noted his resemblance to
Tony Mann of NH's Flying '69, a GG Allin conversation erupted so Stigmatics
NEED to play with these guys! (plus they let me use their Marshall! thanks again!).
"talk to loretta" the Rat Records version was played over the p.a.
(Blowfish woulda dug the dj!) The
Cowboys from Bloomington Indiana had the "bloomington sound"
as noted by Todd Hozac;"Gulcherbeat? Gulchbeat?"
guitarist used a fender mustang like i did gizmos '76 and they covered mach
II Gizmos "pay"; nice having the yardbirds open for sonny boy williamson!
(stones/muddy waters bb king/cream etc.). Tutu
and the Pirates did NOT need to "be more flamboyant";
picture of singer in lipstick gold lame and toilet plunger; they'd been around
since '77, singing songs about "idi amin", so, since i call them as
i see 'em: Jayne County AND sensational Alex Harvey
Band! and THAT is a compliment!
Kelsey Simpson Vulcher
O'Douls Is In MY Rider
Little Richie Speck
Tyler The Show Promoter
MOTO ran late drivin' ("sister"?) from wisconsin
but the Badgers they drafted were excellent! all those Buzzcock-ian
sounding hits and JV McMOTO bought a Gizmos t-shirt! Next tyme
we gig together i need to email her so we DO wear our Gizmos shirts! shit! I
forgot the Who-ish sounding Brothers Gross, friends of KH and
Good size crowd
Kelsey, Kenne, Melanie Coffee
The Gizmos were certainly like Double Live Gizmo recorded
in memphis '14; our "Muff Driven" rhythm section of Melanie
Coffee (bass) and Kelsey Simpson (drums);their "Insignifant
others" on guitars, Rich Coffee and Sam Murphy
("sidney! help! i'm stevie nicks stuck with two couples like Fleetwood
Mac!") Ted Niemiec frontin' and playin' giz-star and Eddie
Flowers and i realising a July '74 dream lissenin' to a T. Rex album,
sayin' 'we're gonna be a band" and writing "chicken queen" (does
that pre-date "final solution"?). I used Kelsey's white Strat through
Jolly's amp and since Gee Julie had played Machine Head 4 july 17 and i bragged
to Tony Noir how i saw stooges 31 dec 73 and ny dolls april 74, listen to kick
out the jams labour day '72, and was Exiled on North Milwaukee '17, main influences
were blackmore maded in japan/thunders/kramer/williamson/fucken thunders, what
the fuuuuuuccckkkk/Keef on '69 stones tour. Tyler provided
us with booze and non-booze plus food truck tacos and pizza;so THANK YOU Tyler,
"we all had a real good tyme" and "head's in '73": The Faces!
once i got offstage i was autographing records ($40-$50 on ebay!), t-shirts
and cigarette packs but it was all DUDES! NO bosoms were proffered for me to
sign! well maybe next Gizmos gig...."talk dirty to me"!"....
Thursday, July 27, 2017
"so saturday 22 july 17 "sittin' in my hotel" (Everybody's in
showbiz, everybody's a Giz!) waitin' for the Garcias to film
me for Gizmos documentary, channel surfin' (though i DID play
the Channel in boston!), WCIU i come acrost a dude with a top hat lookin' like
alice cooper name Svengoolie
and he has a wikipedia
entry! a horror host for Creature from the black lagoon, black
and white non of this Mr. Hanoi Jane colourized crap! did some googleation (versus
mine and Kurt Cobain's cuzzin captain beefheart with "i'm gonna roogalate
you"!) and EVERY city had a horror host! Chiller theater ran in Rochester
NY 1962-1968;DID Lydia Lunch watch it? dude even recorded a
record and Tom Taber who grew up in Albion NY with the Humans ("warning"
b/w "take a taxi") DID sell me a copy of "dinner with drac' by
john zacherly...since i have same birthday as doctor demento I DO rec-KEN-mend
these novelty horror records!"....
TuTu and the Pirates
Marvin and Char Golsteinr
Autographs on Cigarette Package
Friday, July 28, 2017
"friday morn 21 july 17, long-ass ride to Chicago and the Energetics
from Roxbury once again crossed my mind. Further research says they were a 1974
Mattapan "boy band", "rainy days and mondays" cover (youtube)
but after Bishop John Borders found God, Geneva NY, the band DID continue with
Herbert J. Jackson. He was in NYC with the Tommy Boy guys and decided to become
Planet Patrol, electro-funk, influenced by Kraftwerk and Yellow magic Orchestra!
Planet Patrol even sampled Afrika Bambaataa, but not Afrika Korps. So I had
on youtube all through northern indiana and check THIS
video by Planet Patrol: Gary Glitter's "i didnt know i loved you til
i saw you rocknroll"! (album taped for me by Solomon Gruberer in O. Rex
days). Even MORE rare is a Brasilian 45, flip-side is Planet Patrol covering
Todd Runt's "It wouldnt have made any difference", done Dells-style,
according to one source. well, something/anything DID turn me onto Philly Soul,
even after sunday 3 june 73, O. Rex first jam and alice cooper/flo and eddie
madison square gardens (though I still lissened to Grand Funk RELIGOUSLY!).
Planet Patrol were even on Soul Train ass end of october '83 (yotube);Hopelessly
Obscure and Classic Ruins did a tuesday residency at Rat. FURTHER herbert j.
jackson research says after a bad night of acid AND blow (to Kraftwerk?), he
found God, DOES do gospel music but also has Planet Patrol 3 happnin'. youtube
alone for those 1983 space-funk costumes, man.....DO check them out! to re-quote
the Gizmos: "real rocknroll DOES come from the 'hood!""...
Jeremy Cargill autographs
Saturday, July 29, 2017
"ok tuesday 25 july 17 was a very longass boring ride through new york
state (though i gazed north at rochester amtrak and said: Lydia Lunch! 880 clifford
avenue! due north!...so fucken train two hours late, wicked fuckin bored, let's
play with dead people! (and read dead people facts in latest vulchur!).
thomas pierce 1618-1683, a "good" Puritan, woburn mass.; I tazzed
about the Puritans in caleb garcia's documnetary Gismo
My Way (soon to be on kickstarter!) so famous kin . com lists
franklin pierce, barbara pierce bush (toss in Jeb and W!) PLUS James Spader,
John Steinbeck and Mizuo Peck ("tv eye" actress) as kin. ok, we know
my mother and Miss Lyn's "Indian" grandmother descend from this family.
BUT as sure as Courtney Love's great-grandfather is Paul Hervey Fox (wikpiedia)
I KNEW a WASP like that would lead to....WOBURN! ("love that dirty water"!)
so since i WAS paid cash for $90 chicago to boston, Til Tuesday I DID ascertain
that Miss Lyn and I are cuzzins with Courtney Love! But since the train was
two hours late, Sherwood Farm history and other sources say Thomas Sherwood,
first settler Fairfield Connecticut (a town known only to rocket from the Black
Souls), fucken marker: Thomas Sherwood 1586-1655 Puritan pioneer, ancestor.
of Kenne KURT and Courtney! FUCK! I'm double-related to Courtney Love! "and
i swear that i dont have a gun"".....and THAT was the week that was!"....
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