Monday, March 5, 2018
"ok, miguel d'amour needs roommate by 30 march 617-470-7422.
morgan of the rationals, go fund me, he NEEDS it! and nancy
neon tryin' to get gig for philly's saint
james and the apostles; guitar/organ/drums, r&b-garage but
my kinda heavy; fucken hammond B-3 and heavy hitting drummer somewhere between
vanilla fudge and lee michaels BUT garage-sounding so as not to scare y'all
off with my classic rock tendencies. most important of all though was sunday
4 march 18 morning coffee with HIGHLANDER (1986) on BBC america! why
din't i see it in '86? Johnny D's was still open in allston
(hungover) and Ma kept telling me Dad's father Wilbur McBee was "irish".....no
nay never! So this is 1536, supposedly up near banquo's castle but electricscotland.com
says first recording of Mcbee name was 1547 James McBay gave 'is bond tae John
Campbell in a village so obscure all I can find from 1800s british books was
that it was in Argyll, where Campbells and MacGregors predominate; in 1600s
a couple McBee had hid oot some macGregors (Dad has DNA matches; kinsmen!) but
that is equal to Rob Roy tyme. Best quote though in 1536 is Sean Connery saying
"MacLeod....ye hav no mahners and ye smell like a dung heap"....don't
worry 2036, age 80, y'all can PROOBLEE say that aboot me!"..
Ye smell like a dung heap!!
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
monday 5 march 18, sean coyle BBC radio ulster
0530-0700, my morning coffee really kicked in wi' Spencer Davis group "somebody
help me", released march 1966. number one on UK charts 14 april 66; sorry,
age ten, I was more into batman.....b-side was "stevie's blues" both
on first US Gimme Some Lovin' album. But my REAL flashback was maybe
I subscribed to Fusion magazine (beacon street boston!) and got double
brown Winwood comp, May '71, so, like History of eric clapton, i went
backwards buying spencer davis and yardbirds records and got first guitar XMAS
'70. Both sides of "somebody help me" are on double brown Winwood
lp (God bless wikipedia to help me remember 3/4 of a lifetime ago!) and in nov
'71 circus when i wanted Kinks penpals et al (Solomon Gruberger/Frank
Lima) and my sixth cuzzin Kevin Allin was into the
Who and the Small Faces, I DID list Steve Winwood but never really heard from
those fans....Alice Cooper fandom I got gurls writin' to me....."Somebody
Help Me, yeah!""......
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
"Spearmint Sea was gonna be the headliner at friday's
cantab gig but looks instead like we may have Major
Moment. checked out their site: "dark Gothic...nine inch nails....mixed
with melodic....Depeche Mode"....This band'll make Miss Lyn's '80s Aimmee
Mann braid grow back!" ok that's me quote inspired by "kenne, you
know Lester bangs; call him up and get him a quote on the afrika korps album"
Lester, who sailed on the Ann with Highland/Moore and Kaiser, Stephen Stills
ancestor too: "it made my dog die"...I'm SURE Lewis Kaiser, the cigar
maker's great-great grandson will have SOMETHING to say, but MAJOR MOMENT; give
'em a lissen!"....
Thursday, March 8, 2018
"THURSDAY 8 march 18 sean coyle 0530 our tyme kicks off BBC radio ulster
with "rollin' home" by status quo. sounded like Chuck Berry's "promised
land" as played as Rockpile and the ole proverbial Ken Highland "pinkie
tricks" ("Johnny B, Goode" rhythm) helped blast me awake plus
Gee Julie Peruvian coffee in XblankX mug. Ha'nt heard this'un
before and it was written by Dave Edmunds's bassist and produced by ole Dave;
"pub-rock" even if in the loo. released 9 may 86 and two months previous
William Spence Alexander on keyboards with Hopelessly
Obscure (Arf! Arf!)= my kinda rock! where did it chart?: UK, switzerland,
netherlands, sweden, norway, eire....what was in the States? Funny Haircut music?
haircut 100? hair Metal? lotsa Aquanet but ole Status Quo kept on boogyin'!
Coyle says they played Belfist, he coulda got multiple tickets but dint AND
I think one of their members listen to this show! well "all right now"!!!!
(Free: another great band!)"....
Friday, March 2, 2018
"the ole proverbial Odds and Sods: 0130, friday 9 march, George
Noory Coast to coast Am played beach boys "don't worry baby"
as bumper music and did a one sentence expoundation of the majesticity of said
song, b-side (!) to "shut down"...so i'm hearing b-sides on mono AM
radio at zero-dark-thirty; Vulcher-bound article! and Coyle's BBC belfast
show, mornin' coffee c/o Raggs the cat: I heard George Jones TWICE! "love
bug" and a Gene Pitney duet as Miss Lyn "gently sleeps" ("I
look at her floor and i see it needs sweeping"......) (HEY!!!! that's
Raggs' fault!!-ed)....AND Coyle turnt me onto Erasure! sounded a bit Figures
On a Beach-y to I and I, synth-pop and all, needing me aquanet for my B-26 (that's
a B-52 with only half the hair)....Sir Douglas quintet "the rains came"
plus on youtube with "95
on 95": the Nor'easters! (Vinny Band with a Outlets
bassist): SO Geezer's Garage gig moved to Good friday,
30 march 18 at granite street cafe, quincy; no $96 flights from atlanta,
it's passover; tyme for my 1974 passover pizza with the Gruberger Brothers!
(I celebrated Passover, saw Dictators, Todd and BeBe and Dolls/Suzi Quatro...."18
and i like it!")....SO if you are a WMFO dj or a Holbrook resident; THIS
is my fucken birthday party! 62, oh my and a-boo hoo....11 pm set, five years
ago Ma showed up in Quincy and met Preacher Jack! But wait there's Moore! yes,
COULD Highland/Moore sing "ye ballade of Jesus Christ Allin" at Lt.
Matthew Allin's grave in ye olde Allin Burying Ground, Barrington RI? Jody Moore
has Good Friday and Good Saturday gigs but "I am available Sunday and Kenne
day!" (that's Monday 2 april)....maybe we'll even visit my cuzzin Mercy
Brown, Exeter RI vampire though that could be a Miss Lyn/Gee Julie trip also....me:
"all i want for my birthday is to hang out in GG Allin's ancestors graves"....Miss
Lyn: "hanging out in a graveyard....Kenne, only you" BUT: "51st
anniversary" (Hendrix b-side) I WAS in Morgantown WV, McBee graveyard,
unfortunately ear-worm was U-2's "it's a beautiful day"! well beats
the hell outta "country roads" unless it's Toots Maytal's version...."h'agony,
Raggs the cat