Monday, January 7, 2018
Sunday 30 dec 18. sorry i'm still in last year BUT.....Tavern at the end of the world open mike,
"usual suspects" and a NEW (13th group) formed. I had Gee Julie and Jonathan from Butterscott
harmonize and he quipped "Peter, paul and Mommy Dearest" (folks be wishin' we WUZ leavin' on a
jet plane!) Because of Patti Smith birthday, Gee Julie did "dancin' barefoot" (Girl on top HAS
covered it!). also a joy, after covering Stones "last tyme" to do the flip side "play with fire"
and sing like my 1969 mono copy of Out of our Heads. We needed a third on harmony and like when
Graham nash joined Crosby and Stills, Byrds "so you wanna be a rocknroll star" and "i'll feel a
whole lot better" (hmmmm.....1969 copy of the Byrds greatest hits!) were sung superbly. Pretty
sure Frank Rowe was there....main point is AGAIN and AGAIn and AGAIN! Tavern
at the end of the world open mike 730 pm!"....
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
"New Year's Eve. gee Julie won tickets to Heroes off'n WMBR at Sonia so that was IT! (decision;
"what y'all doin'" etc) . walking in to the tune of Prince's "Kiss" and 2018 ended with Bowie's
"rebel rebel" and talkin' heads '"same as it ever was". a champagne toast and a white trash buffett
(10 different kindsa pa-tater chips plus bread and dip etc) and New Year's Day as rang in with
"New Year's day" by U-2 (checked out release date; a month later Hopelessly obscure recorded
"she's my best bette" so you know where i was comin' from....Gee Julie and I danced to some Madonna
song and sang to each other (the Motor City tri-fecta was DJ Chris from Figures on a Beach!) 0200
exit song may have been the T. rex-y "so alive" by Love and rockets....a good WFNX playlist from
the 'common" "hits"! gud for dancing. DO like Heroes on facebook and there's a big Bowie night
comin' up; I'm certain every manjack of a one in Figures on a Beach bought Ziggy Stardust day of
release, so DJ Chris gonna be playin' it RIGHT!".....
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
" day of Thor 3
Jan 19. Haley House. Jazz by any means necessary. Dudley Square. roxbury. I thought I'd walked
into a scene from On the Road as upright bassist was scat-singing with drums, keyboards, couple
horns channeling Pharoah Sanders. Fulani Haynes (my dad has DNA matches with that family) is a
Lady Day type singer and when SHE sang, i was a side actor in Mahongany. Gee Julie and I spoke
to her on the stoop after collards and mac and cheese and a very nice lady. "we're gonna do a
John Coltrane song from 1957...who was born in '57?" I's one year old northern Virginny but the
drummer said "1940!" The cats backing her up are all teachers from Berklee and Conservatory,
way outta my league and probably playin' be- bop when the only kerouac-ing i did was in the
carseat of a '50s chevy (Dad always bought Chevys and his stepfather worked at Ford in
dearborn, mee-che-gan.....hmmmm....).....I've been tuning in 0500-1100 or til i go to work
Jazz spectrum WHRB, sometymes eric in the evening WGBH, hearing all this beatnik-era '50s
jazz, so if you wanna hear it live in Dudley, pick you up the Bay state banner and read the
Haley House ad!".....
Jazz By Any Means Neccasary with Fulani HAynes
Thursday, January 10, 2019
"saturday night 5 Jan 19 to the New! Improved! Club Bohemia.
They put up a curtain; lights on back there but dark as shit in
the audience....is that Simon Ritt of the
Daughters come to see his fellow Thunders backup musician
Joe mazzari do a White Stripes thing in 61
Ghosts playin' Howlin' Wolf's 'commit a crime"? By cracky
it is! 145's bassist had called me that week from watertown NY about
playing saturday night's at tavern at end of world; he DID drive
six hours to play a Chris Spedding cover with 145! Ducky was on
drums but Judd Williams was there to support guys he'd been in the
Most with. (syracuse NY power-pop band from the skinny tie days).
Lastly Stigmatics, ALWAYS awesome with their cover
of Heartbbreakers "Born to lose".....that real Kids/Heartbreakers
sound ALWAYS there! Between Micky Bliss playing
varmints cd, guitarist Bob Roos
DID give me a couple cds: 'thanks to boston groupie news/Kenne Highland/John
Keegan/Lucille Mutty (born 17 Nov!).
Friday, January 11, 2019
AGAIN thanks to Bob Roos of many bands to remind
when i'm playing with him but i THINK this is club linehan-ago-go
gig schedule. friday 1 feb 19 cantab with Cazbats!
saturday 9 feb 19 it's MJ Quirk birthday
party Midway cafe matinee. early march crunchtime
record release,also on bill STATE OF THE UNION.
5 apr 19 with Butterscott,Cantab on Jonathoan's
REaL birthday. dont forget tavern at End of World open mike sunday
7 pm, they need bands every saturday night and lastly; spend valentine's-day
at the outpost 187, hampshire street, cambridge, Leon Rich says
that is his NEXT busker open mike. looks like a busy year so far!".......