"S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT! 11 jan 20. Gee Julie has me "Under
Her Wheels" in a "Little Red Corvette" after "A
hard Days Night" (three decades of song titles!) so true to
form, I had us make a pit stop at Cheapo records.
My stepfather's Mario Lanza albums a dollar each ("Now THAT
is singing" re: Greg Ridley singing "Big George"
on my Humble Pie Rock On 8-track: "You call that singing?!?!?!?!?!?").
Gee Julie opted for a dollar cd of TEN CLASSIC ROCK HITS! Then into
Middle East for 630 pm Lyres show;
we see Stevie Go-Go Gomez. Get a eatin' table and
then Captain Easychord sets down (he COULD be a
descent of Simon Despres, 1653 Montreal settler along with Pierre
Cardinal, born in the city of Blois, France!). There was manger
and I held court. (Je suis Le Roi du musique!). Blowfish
stopped by giving folks BGN "swag" and
later inside Lyres, asked me to write about Stevie (les femme avec
Lyres? Again Mme. Conolly?). Cameras were discussed and on facebook
Gomez photography, like it! Her photo used for this gig. I remembered
she had been in a Parisian garage band and had seen Lyres 1984 (?)
European tour. Discogs mentions Les
Klepstones. members: Jean Luc Jousse (all I can think of is
Godard whilst waiting for Godot!); Kennie Gomez
(Stevie's seouer; if I married her: she'd be Kennie Highland! tres
fou....); Michael Pink (was his amour Kissing the Pink or le chat?
and on Farfisa organ Stevie Gomez (Jeff Conolly
uses Vox Continental but I wanna see them do garage Ferrante and
teicher!). seven inch e.p. "Play your game"/ "Go
Away" b/w "Flashing Light" (all wrote by Les Klepstones!)
and "She will always be mine", a cover so Hopelessly Obscure
i dont know merde about it. (hey tete d'merde! read the notes! "she
will always be mine"-the Customs. credited to "Greenberg".
Light dawns over marblehead). Tryptic records label. 1985 recording
(I met Stevie in 1986 via Rocco from Bang fanzine; they went to
Molly's Allston to see Classic Ruins, who opened for Lyres this
night). there's youtube videos and "bad Detective" work
says "remastered by Rick Harte and Jeff Connolly"....GLAD
THIS EXISTS! Lyres were in superb form (read Blowfish's
account for truth; you want Truth from me I'll put on a Jeff
beck Group album...)...for some minutes during one tune, Jeff
Connolly didnt play the Vox but tambourine and he was in
as fine form as DMZ CBGB's saturday 26 March 77. I also watched
the bassist and leanrt I'm playing right notes/wrong position on
"How Do you know" with GLiDER. Lyres record recorded rat
day of Wodin 3 Sept 80; that woulda been the day before payday so
I musta been dog-ass broke and sober to miss said show! Though Ken
Kaiser and I played in The Heroes Tuesday 9 Sept 80 at the Underground
with BIG WORLD, a Newport band with eight people that blows away
ALL Boston bands of this "Space in Time"! Lastly, after
shaking hands coz "I wanna grow up to be a politician",
Gee Julie drove me to Groupie Towers II blasting classic rock cd
and bon soir to "Born to Be Wild"? Either ride a hog or
January 14, 2020
"Whatever you do
don't kill that dog!!"
"Monntag 13th day 13th month of last year. Brattle
Thee-ate-er. My membership still meant double features
are 413 and THAT was my BGN gift certificate for Gizmas. Betsy
Badges and i saw CRAWL. Rasmussen
Brothers, who had worked with Sam Raimi in this movie filmed in
SERBIA (Serbian death metal: BANE! met them at Middle East last
year) did Q and A. Big ass Florida storm, college swimmer goes
to look for her Dad who didnt evacuate. Sugar is the cutest dog!!
maybe a schnauzer. Dad found unconcious in cellar coz Wally gators
got in through drainpipe. When them big teeth come clamping by
the humans in cellar (dog was in kitchen, loyally by stairs) I
fucken JUMPED more tymes than I care to admit. Ok, so it's Jaws
with croco-gators. Did NOT fall asleep! Ken McIntyre offered
mad painter a spot on Heavy Leather Topless,
day of Wodin 8 April 20, but through facebook,
he recommended Ready Or Not. Lady married
into rich family whom are Sedgewick-cum-Hammer Film Addams Family.
They try to hunt her down before sundown or they die. Goth comedy
and lotsa blood (a Sleasegrinder type film). Fuck it, the ending.
Being chased in wedding dress which got all bloodied, bride favours
Carrie on prom night. Rich family explodes at dawn kinda like
Liquid Sky vampires. See both movies! Thanks to BGN for spending
$13 on me"
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Til Tuesday 14 Jan 20. Brattle theater seven pm
Chambermaid, watched with Gee Julie. 24 year old
single mother, trying to get GED wakes up 0400 to get to 0600 crappy
job, misses bus and sleeps at luxury hotel she works at. One setback
after another; kinda like Coal Miners Daughter only current.
Very depressing actually. BUT "selected as mexican entry for
best international feature film at 92nd academy awards but not nominated.
Peruse the web, "All Kindsa facts, All Kindsa facts" plus
facebook and youtube. Coast to Coast AM 0300 really
did say "I believe in reincarnation". And today's morning
album was Osisibisa who have a youtube presence. The third album
Head (1972, cover by same person did Abraxas and Bitches Brew, Santana
and Miles Davis respectively) is Afropop in the "high life"
genre (three London dudes from GHANA) and I love it! Sample Santana's
"Jingo" (may have been a b-side) you get their groove.
$2.99 at Armageddon records, harvard Square It pays not to collect
punk/hardcore! Equal to me buying cheap records by white artists
when Skippy White was in Central Square. Whatever a shoppe DOESNT
specialise in, you get the "other" genres cheap. it's
a course at London school of Gizmonics! ("second rule is...")"
Thursday, January 16, 2020
day of Wodin, Ides of January 2020, brattle theater
(where else?), last day of last year's membership
Directed by Joanna Hogg, but this movie doth not that taketh.
Kinda based on her life as early '80s London art student, posh bird
falls for slick, arrogant junkie sleazebag who, in previous century,
would have been dressed like a dandy in crushed velvet suit. wikipedia
(now unbanned in Turkey!) gives away ending: found dead in public
loo, o.d., loser piece of shit junkie. BUT to "acccentuate
the positive", the soundtrack to '80s "swinging"
London (one glam student in leopard coat in pub pontificates "Oi
mean, from a country thot can geeve ewe the Beatles, the Stones
and the Kinks"....whatabout bluebeat and/or grime! Straight
out of the council flats, oi am! IMDb lists this as party/background
music: ghost town-specials. metal-gary numan. love my way-psychedelic
furs. passion of lovers-bauhaus. H-Eyes- the Ruts. Totally Wired!-
The Fall!, Elvis Costello's "Shipbuilding" done by Robert
Wyatt, Gimmix! Play Loud, Is She Really Going Out with him-Joe Jackson,
Stop the Cavalry- Jona Lewie, Yellowman, Pretenders, Bronski beat,
lee scratch Perry and upsetters (love those British West Indians,
mon!)....a soundtrack perfect for Miss Lyn's '80s visits to London
and/or SPIT OR Flynn
Young's House of Glamour! (plug)"
Friday, January 17, 2020
day of Thor 16 January 20. Brattle.
Transit (in both German and french). "this
unsettling thriller transposes Anna Seghers's 1944 novel of life
on the run in Nazi occupied France to present day...A man assumes
identity of dead writer and flees fascists occupying paris. arrives
in marseilles...becomes complicated by others he meets"...That
is KENdense version. marseilles i can only describe from a Camus
book i read....a sunny, poor, hot, port etc. even the wind blowing
folks clothes does not look like January in New England! I wont
give away ending but DO catch it! and next week at Brattle;
Things to Come: the birth of sci-fi cinema"!
Juggling that with good acts and my next show is sunday
8 march 20 Jungle, mad Painter and Kenne Highland"
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Freitag 17 jan 20. The Goethe institute recommends Find
Without Seeking, The Films of Angela Schanelec.
at Harvard Film Archives, 17 Jan- 10 Feb. Goethe still isnt open
back up, loved watching German "kino" there, though
Coolidge Corner still have 1100 monthly Sunday German films. This
2004 movie is in both french and German since "Sophie in
Berlin switches flats for a while with a woman in Marseilles".
Berlin and Marseilles looked nice but, true to form, Harvard Film
Archives is more apt to show "art" films, which sometimes
make about as much sense as an Andy Warhol film. Plotless, existential....from
a german director? I'll give her more chances since my next gig
is at the Jungle Sunday 8 March 20 with both
micelf and Mad painter. 'Til then.....1994's Ich Bin Den Sommer
uber in Berlin Geblieben friday 24 jan 20 7 pm?".....