Monday, March 29, 2021
Saturday 27 march 21. mad painter practice. more
new Alex Gitlin songs. Alex-keys/me-bass; schmel
herbie hind-guitar and al Hendry-drums gave a run through of my
Hendrixian "Alien Abduction Day" since I'll be overdubbing
Schemelex at some tyme. Gee Julie hit some nice
high harmonies on new Alex toons. "Stand Your Ground"
ALex wanted Ken/Shmel/Al to play like Motorhead and Alex mentioned
English hard rock band Stray whose debut album was June 1970; NEVER
heard of them before and this woulda paralleled BLACK SABBATH on
WCMF Rochester NY. We jammed on a Sam and Dave riff (our Stax/Volt
sounds like Small Faces!) and for lyrics Alex quoted from Jacques
Dutronc "Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi". "you've heard it
right?" answer: non! but great toon on le
youtube. With the amount of record geekdom that goes on this
practice space I WAS out-Obscured! And WHY does mad painter exist?
Coz we're all URIAH HEEP fans! ("grounds for divorce on bad
taste in music!") (when I WAS listening to Heep in high school
no WONDER "you cannot get a girl"...)...Schmel
Herbie Hind did Heep's "July Morning" guitar
solo note for note so that was a jam and there were other warmup
jams that sounded early '70s...I DO wanna record them for my youtube
channel! Phil Hundley of Gizmos Mach II not only covered "Kiss
of a rat' BUT DEMANDS we record some Heep...Blame it on metal Mike
Saunders in Flash magazine in '72 ravin'
about Look At Yourself!"
"on the mad painter group we have a I-phone recording of Alex's
tune "The River"; micelf and Al Hendry basically played
"got my mojo working" as rhythm section but as a lover
of lo-fi, this resembled those Springboard label British blues mid-'60s;
to wit: Animals NOT backing Sonny Boy Williamson and/or Grahame
Bond Organisation! Certain record collectors might get my drift.
Hope this gets onto youtube!"....
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Sunday 28 march 21. 0300 perhaps. George knapp on
Coast to Coast AM, Bigfoot and High Strangeness,
but he really DOES have the best bumper music; Cream's "tales
of brave ulyssess", AM radio, mono...And he DOES mention the
double WHITE VINYL BBC sessions album. Also commenting on my Cream
pages is Nettie Baker, his daughter (whenever I get a facebook from
the deceased Cream drummer, she always signs it "Nettie"
since right now Jay Gruberger and Jack Bruce are duking it out to
play with Ginger!). I should also mention Nettie has MANY Baker-related
memoirs for sale; but THE one which I'm SURE is GREAT reading is:
Tales of a Rock Star's Daughter!(available
Amazon) IMAGINE being a REAL Kid hangin' wi' the Cream of London
rock! She, on a Hendrix page, says "Me dad has a whole chapter
about meeting Jimi!" Cream and Hendrix for me '68-'70 til I bought
Stooges Funhouse in '71 and then in '95 the Asheton brothers sans
Iggy covered "Best Friend" by some Hopelessly "we were
just another band out of Boston" Obscure buncha geek on the LOSIN'
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Sunday 28 March 21. or was it Monday morning 0100-0500 WRKO 680 AM
Coast to Coast AM? George Knapp was host,
Adrian Rudnyk was guest and topic: ASSESING ALIENS! Adrian
is a performer and teacher of music and (look at Coast
website) discusses ALIENS PRODUCING MUSIC! He
is also a violinist so the bumper music was about music with STRINGS!
Again, mono AM radio: Zepplin's "Kashmir"! Cougar's "Paper
in Fire"! (good female backing vocals too! Buy Gizmos live at
Bloomington Indiana library 9 April 77 cd (Gulcher) and hear Coug
say "PFC Ken Highland!"...guess I wasn't kenne yet...).."A
Day in the Life"! (beatles in mono!) and before falling back
asleep I did hear Supremes "I hear a symphony"; Motown in
mono! "wake me shake me when it's over"!
Thursday, April 1, 2021
day of Wodin 31 march 21. FINALLY tuned into The Sweet Spot
on WERS-FM 88.9. 10 pm-0200. Old school r&b Quiet Storm
ballads etc, neo-soul etc. but WHAT knocked me out? The b-side of
Saundra Mallett and the vandellas of "camel Walk" on Tamla!
"It's Gonna be hard Tymes' (on
youtube!) a gospel-y ballad like what the Rolling Boulders did
on Out Of Our Head with Stax-Volt covers! Released July 1962, so I
was probably in Jacksonville NC (age six) reading and listening to
"Alley Oop" tho I remember the next month when, on the living
room table, was a Life magazine cover of Dad's distant cuzzin Dearest
Marilyn...Either way, this pre- martha vandellas 45, highest sale
price; $294.12! WHICH, at cost of new Apple phone, means I pay a ficken
$100 a month for my phone bill I'll watch it for that on youtube!
Great tune tho RIGHT after Ruby and Romantics "Our day will come"!...I
COULD expound upon ZAPP and "Computer Love", though THAT
was a guilty '80s pleasure!"......
Friday, April 2, 2021
day of Thor April Fool's Day and happy birthday to Jay Dobis whom
turnt Jon Richman onto the Velvet Underground and me onto Reptilians
From Andromeda. Their second album getting good press. Von mein neu
(listen to der NEU! Gut Kraut-rock!) freund von "Book" (as
they called it in a German language instruction video I saw on youtube);
das ist Gary Flannell. His fanzine ("like it" on BOOK or
fur der Amerikaners) ist: Oxfanzine. von Berlin.
Das ist gut! Aybike Celik Ozbey DID hold a first
Gizmos e.p. on tour in Berlin so that record has spanned THREE continents!
(North America/Europe/Asia Everywhere). Mein college Deutsch could
translate Aybike (der Reptilian sanger) as sprechen about "der
Turkischen punk-scene". BGN ist about "der Amerikaner punk-scene
von Boston". Und du ist alles arschlockes!!! April Fool!"....
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Ein Gut Freitag and happy birthday to me AND "I
walk the line" coz JR cash was recording at Sun studios that
day. Caught some "anataloian Rock" on WMBR,
pentatonic scale in B; GREAT stuff just don't know whom (use trackblaster?).
I was born 0809 Quantico, Virginny. 65 years later WHRB 95.3 FM
Jazz Spectrum was playing "Once Round" off an album titled
OPENING NIGHT-Monntag 7 Feb 66 by Thad Jones and Mel lewis Big band.
Google AND Thad Jones is brother to drummer Elvin Jones, a major
influence on Mitch Mitchell/Ginger Baker/John Densmore and the music
I record at Lowell with Al Hendry's Mitch Mitchell chops is Elvin
Jones jazz via Hendrix/Cream/Doors...this did, indeed, "Light
my Fire!". Dinner (lunch-ed.) at Harvard Gardens and
over the p.a. James Brown was singing "Poppa don't take no
mess" off the 1974 Polydor album HELL, engineered by Bob Both.
In 1978 Both had "declined" from James Brown to the Korps
Hello World, but dang! engineering James brown AND Kenne Highland...Good
God y'all! lastly SUPPER was at Bronwyn, three course meal $35 courtesy
of Boston Groupie News (Miss Lyn actually-ed.)
(see I AM a paid rock writer! With leftover sauerkraut!).
Surprise guest was Lt Larry newman USMC/Niiki and
Corvettes (versus Kenne and the edsels or Kenne and the Jets!) He
gave me a spare "Teico' (spelling) Made in Japan guitar which
I'll be using Saturday 24 april 21 coz "hey! I'm going in the
studio!" versus "hey tonight I got practice!" Shouldn't
I be in the punk-rock retirement home watching Law and Order
with "two cats in the house/ ridin' on the wild mouse"...Joni
Mitchell: SCORPIO QUEEN!!"...….