|Kenne and Baabes' Johnny Brain Box is NYC
Monday, March. 20, 2023
"freitag 17 march 2023 saint Paidrig's day. mad painter practice,
got new painter cd! as in It Crawled into my hand,Honest! Sharon
Crumrine of Ginger ibex now sings with Gee Julie;
they were both dancing around the room singing "my blind shrink"
and "I got my act together' by captain easychord!
harmonies sounding damn good and this lineup plays Mike
Wheddle memorial 8 april AND Jungle cd release
Tuesday, March. 21, 2023
"Dienstag 21 march 2023. text from "fanzine drifter' Bill
Rowe whom I sold a $1.87 Stooges album to december '71;
old high school mate. sends picture of blue vinyl Hello
World Korps album (buy the cd on
Gulcher!) and "listening to this and realizing (again) that
you were years ahead of everyone. you sounded like lux interior
on "we are the only real people." ok, a slow day here,
let's go Behind the Music! Lyrics written on government funds whilst
I was guarding the NSA; Government Mule man, but ah aint no jackass!
Mostly, i was trying to sing like Mach Bell on
that album BUT I tried channeling Elvis when I sing "you get
me so excited that i gotta shout/ you better be good when you ball
me out"; rat records aint sued me....YET! Lux? with dad's father's
Appalchian DNA, pyscho and 'billy aint too far off. Side bar; sometyme
in '73 maybe, I was teaching Bill bass and we DID master "I
wanna be your dog", me singing and on guitar....WAS that my
first Stooges cover plus, as I am oft to hear "you sound like
Iggy!" Lux is a new,welcome relief!"....
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
day of Wodin 22 March 2023. As Jim Carrey's distant cuzin Justine
of red on red asked: 'when's your next gig moddafocka?"
sunday 2 april 2023 tavern at end of world open mike.
8 April 2023 C-Note,Hull, Mike wheddle memorial.
22 april 2023- mad Painter cd release at Jungle!
Moore to come! Black to Comm! staycation this week days of Thor
Sunday, March 26, 2023
"freitag 24 March 2022. It was Emerson Lake and hendry
for Mad Painter practice, no Schmel herbie
Hind on guitar that night. besides me playing paul McCartney's
bass line on Steve Miller's "My dark hour" (WCMF, rochester
NY 1969, 99 state street, brockport NY!) Sharon Crumrine
of Ginger Ibex is harmonising up a storm with Gee
Julie; some very magic moments, again cd release party
Jungle four pm Saturday 22 april 2023!"....
"saturday 25 march 2023. After NOT Bathing and smelling
like Skunk baxter BUT After eating at Vera's in the part that
was Precinct, I...."walked on down the street" to Sally
O'brien's. "Takin care of business", gave Linnea
Herzog (of Garden of Delights. GREAT sampler o n Elektra)
painter's Splashed cd and she swapped me a Linnea cd; danke!
Talked to Baabes singer, there IS rock on Friday
again, email on Sally's sight. let me look at my notes on bands,
with photos. happy little clouds opened, saw
them ten (?) years back at jacques with Knockups and gene dante;
frm my archives and tell me what I said! (or read 'em post-humous;
live I am post-humungus...oh wait that's if i lose a few pounds...oi
did! in the bluidy pub with the FINEST wine known to humanity!).
ok, back to Happy Little Clouds and I make "No
Apologies' (I swear, that I dont have an album by Gun), aint heard
a goddam new lick in fiddy years; not since "new rose' or
"new toy")....caught bread's "Mother Freeedom"
riff and the drummer! very heavy hitter, I think she sets up the
drums left handed like ian paice (he's either in mad Purple/ deep
painter or Stormbringer OR Strange kind of Women! (mutti bella!)).
baabes have gotten a LOT tigher and unlike
2019 NYc with GliDER, they even showed up the right club!
they're a 1977 DMZ level (26 march 77, CBGBs,if you dont care;
mach bell singing 'yellow river" by Christie 0400 made sure
i "didnt sleep in the subway darling"). twice guitarsit
channeled my distant cousin Frederick Dewey Smith doing a E-fifth
chord ala MC5's "black to Comm"; toss in 1968 MC5 energy
level. 2001 Inner Pink! 1979 jabbers with my sixth cuzzin jesus
Christ Allin! (with my iritavble bowel, folks go "Jesus Christ
Highland!"). baabes wuz da ballz! And my
neighbour played a white Strat, lotsa effects, good rhythm section;
it's the Linnea Herzog Experience! "Yes,
I am experienced!" i liked her guitar solos, reminding me
of my Facebook friend Rod prince on Bubble puppy's "Lonely",
flip side of "Hot smoke and sassafrass'. "Happiness
is a warm Bubble Puppy!". My gimpy Gene Vincent leg went
from "Psychotic reaction" to Psiatic reaction, so the
Gizmo left before midnight and then he....walked on down the street".....(You
can also check out Captain Easychord's coverage of the
Happy Little Clouds
Monday, March 27, 2023
Sonntag 26 march 2023. 1977 that day live at rat revue CBGBS.
marc thor/dmz/thundertrain/third rail/boom boom band. 46 years
later i get THIS in newsfeed for Facebook on my phone: all-female
Black Sabbath cover band named Black
SabBITCH! Hey! as much as Deep Purple is done well
by Strange kinda Women (mutti bella and Italia!), these ladies
do the toons or ORIGINAL Sabbath! (Feb. '74, wicked stoned, car
with Brockport townies and all of a sudden on AM radio, wicked
stoned I hear "oogga chokka ooga chokka"!)....Drummer
sounds like Jim janota on steroids, singer is
MORE off-key than Ozzy, bass player plays bass
like me (didnt realise how many jack bruce licks i stole from
geezer Butler, now that I Am a Geezer) and guitarist nails that
Tony Iommi sound! endorsed by dave Grohl, some punk-ass
from Springfield Virginia who later ended up in a hardcore Dc
band called Scream YEARS after I met the Ramones at Childe harold
in DC. later claim to fame playing with my Cobain cuzzin (I'm
kin to Courtney too! "and i swear that i saw Jo Jo Gunne...yes,
I saw Jo Jo Gunne"....Grohl DID NOT play Green Street station
("dead boston club") with Nirvana! "Smells like
Ken Highland"...i'm ANTI pro-biotics!".....
Thursday, March 30, 2023
"Dienstag 28 march 2023. after supping at the Independant
during my "staycation", I wandered to the Jungle
for a FREE 6-9 pm show. "Music Is Healing collective.
afro roots hop", three of my favourite forms of black music.
I heard sax and congas and on sax was: Ken Field!
played my 40th at Kirkland cafe with willie loco. notes. "interesting
jazz'. "doing afro funk". "seven piece combo, reminds
me of War, as 70s fave'. "Ken on flute and rapper is channeling
"the revolution will not be televised"! title; "Transmission
from another place and time". talked to ken between sets,
he is a busy chap: Birdsongs of Mezoic reunion at Berkllee! (tempted).
This combo returns to the Jungle Tuesday 25 april; Be There! and
tune into Ken's WMBR
show The new edge 2-4 pm Til Tuesday!".......
Friday, March 31, 2023
"day of Wodin 29 march 2023. Miss Lyn had taped Destroy
All Monsters from someplace, so it was a nice stay-cation
visit. japanese horror on a Ed Wood level. You
can watch it on YouTube!! Monsters live on Monster Island
and lil Godzilla looks like barney! Let's schlock around the clock,
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Freitag 31 march 2023. Mad painter rehearses for Mike
wheddle tribute Holy
saturday C-Note, Hull (if you dont know what Holy saturday
is, vu pere may whack yo derrier with your catechism book!****
see below for Miss Lyn childhood story). Gee Julie and Sharon
Crumrine of Ginger Ibex really blending vocals together and Alex
Gitlin-keyboard, Al Nahabedian -guitar, Al Hendry-drums, me-bass
usually do sound like Deep Purple on steroids. Since my latest
fixation is all-female Black sabbath tribure Black SABBITCH, I
riffed muchly on Geezer Butler riffs, aping Sabbitch bassist.
Lots of mad painter promo, too much to list, but, though pete
Bested by Silver Star and the Jumper Angels, Alex Gitlin is getting
his schadenfreud with good reviews und das ist wunderbar!".......
(***growing up catholic - I had just had my Confirmation
and my father still wanted me to go to catechism class. I told
im I didn't want to. But I was younger than my other friends that
didn't have to go anymore. We were out in the front yard, he was
going to bring me to class. I said "None of my friends who have
had their confirmation have to go anymore. Why should I have to
go?? I honestly think he was flabbergasted that I questioned his
authority, so he grabbed my catechism book and screamed at me
to go upstairs to my bedroom, he hit me on the butt all the way
up to our second floor apartment. I threw myself on my bed crying
- it was the only time he ever hit me!! and he threw the book
at me saying "Here read this!!"" ...but I didnt have to go to
catechism class anymore !!! HA HA!- ed)