Monday, February 3 , 2020
Sonntag Groundhog day 2 feb 20. Brattle theater. 1230. $10 with
membership. The World of Jacques Demy directed by Agnes
Varda. TWO classic rock facts in a man whose Umbrellas of Cherbourg
I LOVED! Jim Morrison appears in the film!
Doing French-English subtitles quick, I vaguely remember "Jim
was a film buff, especially truffaut. He also liked fairies as Jacques
did also", then scenes from fantasy movies. Jimbo looked like
1970 paris LA Woman; he DID graduate UCLA with film degree! Model
Shop was a Demy film,I knew of nought. Wikipedia will tell
you of this English-language LA flop (Demy came to LA from paris
same tyme Once Upon a Tyme Hollywood) featuring Harrison Ford, whom
was rejected for having no talent! (He showed their ass)...But,
soundtrack is by SPIRIT recorded in 1968. "chronologically
the album's material falls in between their second and third albums,
The family that plays together and CLear respectively".
There's a 2005 album and this is VINTAGE Spirit, so check it out!
As for Mad Painter practice; Alex Gitlin
has some very Zombie-esque ballads! (versus Heep Purple
rockers).We also, for fun, did Marie Laforet's "Viens Viens"
(le chaison d'amour pop Linda Veins!) Then the rest evolved into
a Uriah Heep fest as Gee Julie filmed Flynn Young drumming......the
Jungle sunday 8 march 20! see you there! ten pm- ish
Morrison and Agnes Varda on set|
Tuesday, February 4 2020
Monntag 3 Feb 20. Brattle Theater. Jacquot de Nantes. directed
Agnes Varda, $10 with Brattle membership and about early years of
her husband jacques Demy. It flashes from stark black and white
early WWII years to techicolour films inspired by sad events. jacques
sees his grandfather (Jacques Demy died 1934; movie guy born 1931)
at graveyard in nantes. Then the germans invade, but jacques in
his own world of his phonograph (and 78s!) and filmaking (someone
gives him a projector with a Charlie Chaplin reel). DO see it! Though
sadly, I checked facebook and discovered of demise of Reno
Daley, HARLEQUIN bassist in '80s (i.e. Chet's!) and since
2013 rat Beach Party, the Gravedancers. There's an 8 Aug 13 Cantab
Bob Colby show, where unrehearsed, I
sang ALice Cooper's "Under My Wheels" on youtube,
Reno on bass. maybe I last saw him 2019 Rat Beach party,
Mike Wheddle's 70th...Hopefully resting in peace. WAJR,
Morgantown WV had kansas men's college basketball. Coast
to Coast AM had Susan Masino http://susanmasino.
com as guest. She wrote an AC DC book and others "just
a Wisconsin gurl" (classic rock) BUT one caller said re: Buddy
Holly plane crash/ Chuck Berry in jail/ Fats and IRS/Lil Richard
quits music etc; THE GOVERNMENT (U.S.) KILLED FIFTIES ROCK TIL BEATLEMANIA!
(this is 0445,dig...)....hmm....I DID think that when Jimi and janis
went when I was my 14, but John Cameron Fogarty ("It came out
of the sky") was also a Coast to Coast guest and....(drum roll)....DOESNT
THINK IT HOLDS CREDENCE!!!!! (ahahahahahahhaha! jokes only Golliwogs
collectors will get!). Waking again 0645,WMBR and If six
was 9 gave Dave DAvies a birthday salute...nice
to wake up to Kinks! "Morningmaniac music" (mine and grace
Slick's MIles Standish ancestor founded Bridgewater where LOTS of
pair-o'-normal activities is!) was Ska Bonanza (on Heartbeat! cassette!
Cambridge 02140 label!) plus Rascals 45s off their double 1968 album,
which i havent yet bought! Been seein' it in stores since 1968, age12,
brockport NY (Alpha and Omega of my life, Jah rastafari!)"........
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Til Tuesday 4 Feb 20. Practice for Kenne gig with Mad Painter,
Jungle, Sunday 8 MARCH 20. The band: Me and S.H.
Hind on guitar, bass and vocals- Lt. Larry Newman,
USMC, Al Hendry- drums, Captain Easychord-
KEYBOARDS and vocals, John Keegan- sax and singing.
My cds: the orange album on Stanton Park/ Gemini on a Full Moon
(Dino) and Be More Flamboyant. Everyone was cranked and cacaphonous
but in a Roxy Music "remake/remodel" way. Two new originals!
"Trick Fucked Again" and "Pizza Delivery Move"...."Trick
Fuck" is three Black Sabbath-cum-Dust chords with John
Keegan wailing like side two of Funhouse, whilst "Pizza
Delivery" rides on an E chord dissmilar to NY Doll's "Bad
Girl". Lastly (and THAT is why he was officer material):
Second Lt. Newman said "this sounds like the Dead Boys!"
(Cheetah and I both james Williamson disciples and Genya
Raven over pappalardi producing of albums!). Let me also
mention Leon Rich having his busking open mike
WEDNESDAY 19 Feb 20, so in case Captain easychord and i do the
"new" toons ala patti Smith and Richard Sohl....shit,
as my age, EVERY night is a "Piss Factory"!".....
Thursday, February 6, 2020
"day of Wodin 5 Feb 20. ran into Andy Excuse
on his way to Heavy Leather Topless Club SCAT (tune
in and like
on facebook!) and he said they were covering Airplane's "Somebody
to Love"; excellent! I headed towards the open mike at the
Jungle; they had COMICS! Opener had a routine about quitting coffee,
the headaches etc. I can relate! Captain easychord and Outpost busking
crew went to the Middle east corner open mike; will have to attend
in future. "A hard Day's Night" but Schlagers on German
radio does the trick as does Coast to Coast AM! Search for extra-terrestial
intelligence. http:/seti.org. "There's
a Starman waiting in the sky" and you KNOW the rest!"......
Friday, February 7, 2020
day of Thor 6 Feb 20. I was at Armageddon Records,
Harvard Square, whom specalise in punk/hardcore/metal, so no pierced
tattooed punk is gonna want Ray Charles The Genius
Hits the Road for $1.99, Rhino reissue. I did have
the vinyl and this September 1960 release NEVER gets old! Ray
sings "standards" about certain states/cities. To wit:
The September 1960 45 was "GEORGIA on my mind" b/w "carry
me back to old VIRGINNY" even if i was livin' in North Carolina
at the tyme. "Georgia" is also on the 1962 ray Charles
Greatest Hits lp, which my father had. April 1962,Brother Ray
released Modern Sounds in country and western music which had
"I cant stop lovin' you" b/w "Born to Lose"
(which was Dad's favourite song). The cd of Modern Sounds was
playing Ray's take on "Bye Bye Love" as I loaded in
for a gig at Hank's Saloon in brooklyn with the She Wolves. Other
than THAT (hey,a GREAT 58 minutes with extra tracks!), Miss Lyn
saw a Danish actor whom favoured a young me on the Vikings
(that would be Alex Høgh Andersen-ed); DEAD PEOPLE FACT!
My y-DNA,through my Father's father's father to "His Children's
Children's Children" is two per cent Scandinavian and Roky's
grandfather Erikksson WAS born in Denmark! MOIN to Flensburg!
Lastly, WMBR, second-fiddle played "Panama Red", New
riders of the Purple SAge, a radio station promo 45 that Solomon
Gruberger LOVED! Brooklyn-born but country fan...you all figure
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Frigga's day 7 Feb 20 on what would have been Hopelessly Obscure
bassist Jim Condon's sixtieth birthday. Gee Julie and I et at a
Brazilian buffet and watched telenovellas. After i listened to
Ska Bonanza The Studio One Ska years, part one on heartbeat!
(one camp street, cambridge, mass 02140!). Outstanding track: "A
De Pon Dem" by Rita Marley Anderson and the
Wailers. I dig the husband overshadows her, mon, but what a voice!
1965- studio one "a loose cover of a smokey robinson song-
"choosy beggar". Trojan
records> community > rita marley. Even more obscure fact:
"Beggar" was the b-side to "goin to a go go"!
released 6 Dec 65 (Rubber Soul was released with 14 tracks
in theUK 3 Dec 65, just for frame of reference)....either way, Smokey
Robinson b-sides....and THAT KENcludes MY week coz this is MY fuckin