Monday, January 4, 2021
Kenne takes a day off to be fanatical.
sonntag 3 Jan 20. Produced the Stigmatics. We got
a good drum sound on eight songs in four hours due to Bob
Whitelock, drummer, having been in The Lines
in the '80s, kencurent with the Hopelessly obscure (he also sang
lead on their "Dirty Water" cover, so truly a recording
"vet"). Larry Newman of Nikki and the
Corvettes helped out with production ideas. Matt Robinson
punched in some bass parts but he was VERY steady in a Bill Wyman
kinda way. Larry sold some Asa tribute cds (order
here:) and with each purchase I handed out BGN 'swag" so guitarist
Bob Roos wore a BGN pin (photo) and guitarist Pete macCormack put
a BGN sticker on guitar (photo). Tom Hamilton engineered at Lowell
Street and LET me tell you about the songs: the BEST of 1977,pick
an album that year: Cramps, Real Kids, Ramones and as Tom pointed
out "THERE's your Saints song!'. Gee Julie hung like Cher with
Sonny at a Phil Spector session tho in my case, these chaps got
PHILLED SPHINCTER! Larry even laughed out loud TWICE at jokes as
I was infiltrated by the spirit of Jay Gruberger! (Afrika Korps
bass). lastly, Randall Lee Gibson IV said (kinda)
"I inspired these guys to new heights" and it was 'eerie"
(or George Noory!) that Randall told Pete "get kenne Highland
and Bob (born 2 April!) said "what about kenne Highland'. Only
I'm Solomon Spector now, first production of my So-called Life beginning
THIS year, so if you DONT need me to produce you, DONT fuckin call
me, I wont call yo' ass neither!
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Monntag 4 jan 20. took a listen to my $2.99 Somerville
Grooves white label promo album of first Black
oak Arkansas. "property of WUNH" in ink pen
and a STICKER; "Selected Cuts for Airplay: "uncle lijah",
"when electricity came to Arkansas" "lord have
mercy on my soul". FOUR 45s off this album and two were "Lijah'
and "Lord have mercy". produced by Iron Butterfly bassist
Lee Dorman AND my facebook friend Mike "ride captain ride"
Pinera. Picked up my first copy at a SUNY Brockport NY college
kid sale for a buck coz Lester Bangs had RAVED about it in Fusion:
"moby grape/buffalo springfield/Steppenwolf/captain beefheart/the
Band": YES! I hear it! reviewed in my 1973 fanzine and STILL
soundin' as great as ever "My heads in '73"!
Thursday, January 7, 2021
day of Wodin 6 jan 20. Listening again to Varulven rock
and roll #21; this tyme. Pamela Ruby Russell,
my facebook friend! "Space and Tyme" has a Cyndi Lauper-type
of vocal (could have been '80s commercial hit) with Brad
Hallen of Pastische on bass. sci-fi lyrics too, always
catches my interest. Even better is "walk through Fyre",
a pop ballade with kind of a Medieval sounde; a good soundtrack
for Dungeons and Drag Queens, in case you want to "Be More
Flamboyant"! Check out Pamela on Spotify.... or her webpage.
Friday, January 8, 2021
"day of Thor 7 jan 20. Took a listen to Alice Cooper second
album Easy Action $3.99 Somerville Grooves cd on Enigma
Retro release 27 march 70 (I was more into Easy Rider at that
point). Produced by David Briggs whom recorded GRIN (with Mister
Martha Hull on drums whom said he said "Be Great or be Gone"!)
and Neil Young production ("Neil Dung"- Solomon Gruberger
being arschlock); david called this album "psychedelic shit".
But its good shit, man...Surfing the web, influences seem to be
mid-60s Who/Jefferson Airplane, beatles, Pink Floyd, Quicksilver,
yardbirds/Doors....E-bay lists a $115 45 rpm of "Shoe Salesman"
(VERY Beatlesque harmonies, even closer than 1967 BeeGees!) b/w
my fave: "Return of the Spiders"! (early Cooper yardbirds
style band). what makes THAT song is the yardbirds-ian rave up
with both guitars working off each other like Page/beck-era Yardbirds
or 2021-era Stigmatics Highland/Roos...album still sounding GREAT
Fiddy years later tho I don't regret buying Miles Davis Bitches
Brew 4 July 70 ("John McLaughlin"!)
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Friday 8 jan 21 was Elvis's birthday and Turner
classic music started it about 0600 with Elvis's Double Trouble.
Soundtrack released 1 June 67 same as Sgt pepper but Elvis was SQUARESVILLE!
He said to two twins at his "engagement" (gig): "Double
Trouble huh? sounds lahk a good idea for a song"...hmm...tho
I AM a distant cuzzin to Priscilla Presley on famous kin.com Elvis's
band plays their electric guitars iUNPLUGGED; OH! how I miss Schlock
around the Clock at orson welles thee-ate-er! Elvis tours Brussels
AND (ON youtube!) even WORSE than "do the clam" IS his
rendition of "Old MacDonald" singing to a gurl in Belgium
on back of truck full of chickens! Maybe someone spiked my Punjabi
Dhaba with "Purple Haze"; this is Bollywood on acid! BUT:
Saturday 9 jan 21, besides the Three Stooges on AMC and TWO cups
of coffee in my big cup that says K (photo) was The Wormwood Star
(1956). 0535-0555, zero-dark thirty! Good reads mentions The magickal
Life of Marjorie Cameron. Her husband and L. Ron Hubbard were in
Crowley et al. She starred in Kenneth Anger's Pleasuredome
plus this film thanked Roger Corman. If you've seen SCORPIO
RISING, you might get it...anyhow, the way she's made up (on
youtube!) she favours a vintage Kinks groupie whom was always the
roadie; and I thought it was a gender illusionist! Poetry is discussed,
then there's a bizarre ball with masks, then lady drops dead, comes
back as spirit...and I got mad painter practice tonight and producing
Stigmatics in studio tomorrow! but BESIDES, nice
to chill out in morning "TV eye" on me before I head to
work...see y'all next week!