Wednesday, February 24, 2021
"every day is a Saturday" 20 Feb 21. mad painter
records at Lowell Street. Me-bass, Al Hendry-drums, Alex Gitlin-keyboards,
three songs in five hours. "Friend in France" is rollicking
in a Small Faces "Lazy Sunday" kind of way; "I
don't know' is Odyssey and Oracle-era Zombies; ditto for "you
nearly stole my heart away" whose bridge echoes the Hollies
"Bus Stop"! So SMALL faces (STEVE MARRIOT!), Zombies
and GRAHAM NASH-era Hollies; what's not to like? Schmel
herbie doing TASTEFUL MELODIC licks, me NOT doing Jack
Bruce on bass; Gee Julie has a "Future/THEN"
session, we ran out of tyme BUT Schmel bought me some cool 45s
at SAVERS! THEN gee Julie and I supping at Kelley's
Roast Beast and Kevin Smith of Dino Records called;
ALWAYS reads Mein Kolumn, put out my Gemini Full Moon
cd and wants to put out MORE KENNE! (Loves Hopelessly Obscure
live at Mavericks on youtube BUT I got new stuff of course!).
"Kenne, I wrote GG Allin a letter telling him about your
30th birthday party"...no WONDER GG called me Exiled on Highgate
Street: "Hey Kenne! This is GG Allin/ are
you still having your birthday party?" Once Pete macCormack
swaps GG tails, Stigmatics gonna be my label mates! "THIS
Friday, February 26, 2021
Sunday 21 Feb 21. Putting finishing touches on the Stigmatics
cd. I did an acoustic riff stolen from Beatles "it's
only love" on "one man's loss" and a Yardbirds-style
lead on "The Creeper'. Bob Roos laid down
more lead guitar. Bob Whitelock (of the Lines!)
did percussion and backup vocals. Gee Julie sang
harmony with Bob on "Stranger than strange" (MORE COWBELL
with a VAN HALEN paint job!); "She Don't Want You Around"
("Gee Julie sings like Brian Wilson"-Bob Roos; Wilson
is related to me, Kenne, four different ways, both parents!),
"Perfect World" ("this is like the Who harmonies"-Bob
Roos; I told him about the vocal trio my facebook friend Shel
Talmy got for "cant explain"), "Circles" (I
thought gee/"New Wave Bob" sounded like mamas and papas)
and as for "The Creeper"; kinda goth-y vocals reminiscent
maybe of the Moody Bores. reasons Dino Records should sign the
Stigmatics: Vindaloo the parrot's human Pete macCormack wore a
red Star Real Kids t-shirt AND his GG Allin stories go back to
New Hampshire! Kevin Allin was my sixth cuzzin AND, as a Richard
Warren descendant, I've known him since the mayflower,madam!".....
Tuesday, March 2 2021
Saturday 27 feb 21. recording at Lowell Street Peabody Massachusetts.
recorded my T Rex version of "baby its you", me bangin'
that ole gong on acoustic, Captain easychord on bongos
(make that TYRANOSAURUS REX) and captain and
gee Julie as Flo and eddie. Next up was my dead Boys
version of badfinger's "day after day" me affecting
my best Stiv vocal and during solo captain and gee Julie singing
"I Need lunch" (LOOK for all this on
my youtube channel soon!). "Stopping a car with my mental
powers" was, during psychedelic solo by captain Easychord
"this sounds like Pink Floyd's "set the controls for
the heart of the sun" and I prefer the ummaguma version to
the original!". Rachel lee from Psycho-Daisies on lap steel,
gee Julie vocals. lastly was "Hand of Doom" based on
horror movie by my great-grandmother Highland's distant relative
Floyd Crosby (father of David). "I love b movies" sez
engineer Tom Hamilton. Me: "I love Z movies!".
captain-keyboards,me-acoustic, Rachel Lee- some kinda synthesized
outer space Gizmo and THEN a acapella neo- Gregorian chant by
me, captain and Gee Julie echoing the last minute of the Move's
"Message from the Country"! Rachel: "Kenne this
sounds like electric Prunes "mass in F Minor" Me: "like
when they're trippin' with Karen Black and Toni Basil in easy
Rider?" Captain also serenaded us with solo piano versions
of Beatle George "what is life" and Stories "Brother
Louie", no tapes rolling sadly. Next kenne session; 20 March
21. ALIEN ABDUCTION DAY!"....
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Sonntag 28 Feb 21. whilst doing the Boston Groupie Warsh, TV
eye on me had that jerry Maguire movie from 1996, which
were KENcurrent to Goody Goody Gumdrops. PLEASE
note the soundtrack (Wikipedia is by Nancy Wilson of Heart (she
and my mother's ancestors were escaped Indian captives together
in colonial tymes THEN I heard heart August 1976 after Marine
boot camp and before Ramones). She was also 17 in 1971 (Wilson
Groupie News?) so soundtrack is HER classic rock albums of that
era. Highlights: the jam section of Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well"
AND Wikipedia says "Magic Bus"-the Who"...drying
your clothes NEVER better than the Live at Leeds version blastin'
outta that "one Eyed Monster"! The Mennonites in Belize
(youtube) are right!- television IS Satan!"......
Thursday, March 4, 2021
"Sonntag 28 Feb 21. BET 2-6 pm. After my nap, I caught the
last hour. I DO love the Norman Whitfield Sly Stone-influenced
era and "Ball of Confusuon" is a song Ken Kaiser and
I agree on! An over-the-top dramatic TV movie, David Ruffin's
drug-induced decline has such lines as a desperate crack addict:
"Hey man! You can have tickets to the next show!". dealer:
"These tickets are for Saturday night. This is Sunday".
"Dang! I missed another show!" No matter what genre,
booze and drugs has killed a lotta talent (No shit Sherlock!)".
Friday, March 5, 2021
"Monntag 1 march 21. Saint David's Day! (Welshing on ALL
my debts!). I actually DO NOT miss the clubs and/or live music!
Classic rock alive on AM radio (I too am an "oldie"!).
cOAST TO coast am 0100-0500 (not GEORGE noory but...)… PLAYED
"wah wah" from George Harrison's All Things Must Pass,
which I had and seems to be Fiddy years ago. STILL sounding good
plus folks from Facebook been posting "deep" album tracks;
need to find used copy cheap! So if I bought All Things Must pass
late '70, early '70 I had bought first Led Zeppelin album AND
in middle of night IN MONO "How many More Times", such
a great riff! Both toons memorable and worth waking up for"...….
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Saint david's day but closer to two pm. WNTN 1550 AM, Newton,
Massachusetts, taking my nap on a "Holiday, such a holiday"
and Disco Dance Party with Nick Janedy was on; he announced music
venues reopening, so that means dj gigs, always fun. '70s disco
BUT what caught my ear IN MONO was "safety Dance" by
Montreal's own men Without hats! released 16 march 83; day of
Thor 24 march 83 was Chesterfield kings/Prime movers/ Hopelessly
Obscure (three weeks before the mavericks gig on my youtube!)
at Storyville and at Channel:
Dangerous Byrds and Birthday Party.
37 years hence I enjoy the Lou reed-meets-Nico baritone voice
and the cheesy Eno-cum-Cars casio sound. I was certainly listening
to more hardcore than synth-op then but in hindsight...GUILTY
PLEASURES! (don't start me to talkin'....)...ok, a mad painter
rehearsal tonight, heard the mp3s, gonna be a good album, yeah,
yeah, yeah...til next week then!".....