Sunday, April 23, 2023
"saturday 22 april 2023. Mad painter cd release
party WAS a "My head's in '73" flashback party
and "where do i begin'...Richard "mensch"
Mirksy and his New Wave gang opened with Blondie's 'dreaming'
into 999 "Homicide" into Buzzcocks 'what do i get"
into david Jones "queen bitch...how much DO I love Johnny
Plankton! Kevin Coombs on guitar with
fiddy per cent of Miles Dethmuffin in audience,
Linda Bean having rumbled was in absentia deo. I told Miles "y'all
were the Beatles, Linda's in Wings!"; kevin said "no
we were the jam, she's Style Council",
Ad frank made some whack Sweeney Todd reference...
with micky Bliss, esquire there, this is NOT
slander NOR libel! mad painter brought in drummer Al Hendry's
Quincy crew, Sharon Crumrine brought
in HER fan club and some Ginger Ibex, my 10th
cousin once removed Justine Covault gave me some
old kenne vinyl she had (photos)...hey this is reading like Rock
Scene with who was who at max's! Stigmatics still
sound like 1977 Afrika Korps me, dan McCarthy
on drums, he from Downbeat Five AND the varmints; a treat to hear
Billy Borgioli's "cant make you stop". lastly, Thighscrapers
whom keep getting better and better; Miss Lyn
admired Jimi james guitar playing, he having
played in lady luck at Timothy's two with THUNDERTRAIN! (NOT mentioned
in Saint mach's gospel, but Saint Coinneach has the craic). "1970"
by stooges was a treat, schmel herbie hind standing
there (doing a great job on bass I might add!!-ed) Ron
Asheton style AND Brian Young sometimes looking
like 1973 Alice Cooper! We DID have a "Be more flamboyant"
contest but since he bowed to me...I won!
Wes from Vera's was there so gee Julie
(whom sang and moved great!) and i and captain easychord
and matt Burns of V adjourned and et
some vittles! A "perfect day" til Coast to coast AM
came on wrko 680 Am at 0100!".....
Johnny Plankton &....(Photo: Capt Easychord)
Mad Painter (Photo: Capt Easychord)
Stigmatics (Photo: Capt Easychord)
Thigh Scrapers (Photo: Capt Easychord)
Monday, April 24, 2023
"Sonntag 23 april 2023. got out of work 1800, invaded tavern
at end of world 1900, encountered Allied Forces of Hummigbird
Syndicate; no enemy encounter. Mr. Ohan
had his open mike 1900-2200,so....Suzanne Boucher
had some bluesy Bonnie Raitt orignals, good stuff. frank
Rowe was acoustic with Dylan harp rack and sang a song
about the Goddess Bra factory where he ALMOST got me a job after
my honorable discharge in 1980 and failed attempt to rescue the
hostages. Ribaggedon Rob Lynch did marshall Tucker's
"heard it in a love song"-marshall tucker; "rocky
mountain high"-J. Denver BUT the Dead's "Ripple"
had couples dancing and me and Shawn Devlin of Big World takin'
turns on tambourine! IF you had told me that Dienstag 9 sept 80
heroes/Big World at Underground I'd a-said "oh dolly you
must be mad/ what happened to the Sweet and love albums we must
have"...(answer; Lindagarrow on discogs!).
CAPTAIN EASYCHORD! 'welcome back kotter"/"bad
boy leroy brown","night chicago died"/"nice
to be with you"/"my blind shrink". Moi cousine
Justine Covault, red on red records re: "Night chicago died":
"NO WAY!" (she's irish twins to my sister/cuzzin so
she was ALWAYS cool....)
i sang some blues with captain easychord (keys)
and charles hanson of Ross Phasor on guitar.
I THINK it was the electric flags "texas"/John lee hooker
"boom boom"/'goin' down slow"-Highland Wolf (we
are both "300 pounds of heavenly joy"!)/ "john
the reveletor"-Son House, good call and response from my
congregation as Ich ist ser sanger mit der Teufel musik von der
Doin' da blues
MISTER Ohan says next tavern open mikes are 7 and 21 may AND
even more important; MISTER Heghinian says his church is having
the Armenian festival 19 and 20 may! An Ohan tri-fecta?!?!?"....
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
"Monntag 24 April 2023. Facebook said Rob Wallace,
whom was Sylvain to my Thunders in Thee PeeCocks is sadly RIP. he
DID play guitar in Shaggas BUt let's look at his
drum career. discogs has The Not/ discography.
Break free was a 1983 "punk,mod" casette e.p. that woulda
been me in Hopelessly Obscure. 1984 brought Cat number 001 What;s
the reason. producer: Ritchie Pah-sons! engineer- Mike Hanrahan,
whom also engineered the 1983 eddie walker and the matyres 45 "crazy
like me/simone"; guitar: larry newman!. 1985 brought Kids Survive
12 inch NR002, Not records. "recorded at Euphoria Studios,
revere, ma"; once saw Two Saints Two Simons (Ritt) there; laslty,
Johnny Black/Jumper Cable was in a Richie parsons band The
Big Huge, Rob on drums; Johnny gave a
facebook tribute all sa. BUT, as a member o' Clan wallace, ole Robbie
tacks th' high road bock t' Scotland!".....
|Rob Wallace in The Not (photo courtesy of Al Quint)
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
"day of Wodin 26 april 2023. 0436 Coast to coast
AM 680 AM WRKO bumper music is: "500 miles"
by peter paul and mary. Flashback coz my parents DID have the
first Peter paul and mary album that came out may 1962 (drinkin'
that camp lejeuene water!). wikipedia lists THREE 45s off that
album: "lemon tree" april '62; "if i had a hammer"
july '62 and "500 miles" in december. think i got an
eledtric train set that Gizmas, jacksonville NC, age six and YES
this album was pre-beatle soundtrack music!"....
Thursday, April 27, 2023
'day of Wodin 26 April 2023. 732 pm whilst dining at Siam Ginger
(Highland eats Thailand!). from alex gitlin; "mad painter
is going to be on a novelty VINYL release in England paired with
an Aussie psychedlic band: King
Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard; they have a youtube
channel! One side is them, the other side is mad painter. The
label is barrel and Squidger. Five songs for mad painter, three
from Splashed (Kenne on bass) and two from first mad painter album
(on youtube, no kenne. it's a long way from Gizmos 20 march 1976
recording session! and 4 april 76 photo session ("I'm in love
with Ken highland who thinks he's beautiful")".....
Friday, April 28, 2023
"day of Thor 27 April 2023. In '76, i passed by a copy of
kick out the jams and got a plane to parris island, SC but THIS
day I stopped into Vera's,
which was Toast/Precinct etc. Wes runs the joint
and came to mad painter for the cd release party! So i gave him
a cd (That's him to the right) and tellin' ALL to eat here, good
italian food; I can barely say biancucci, never mind tiramisu!
After the jungle, brought Gee Julie/captain easychord and matt
Burns of V here; Captain had DISCO FRIES! tho past, they Do have
events in the room I once played. DRAG BINGO on wednesday! come
here for '90s Night 10 pm-0200 on Saturdays,
where easy ed/jimi Boticelli/Todd Purple once played. I asked
the young lady waitress "oh yeah it's a great tyme! '90s
music, '90s movies, everybody dresses '90s"....told her i
usedta (still do!) dress like my cousin ken Cobain! Though i told
her in '70s, i was doin' the '50s look and she said "white
t-shirt like james Dean". There IS hope for "Your generation"!
(don' mean jackshit to me)".......
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Frigga's day 28 april 2023. This night's mad painter practice
was learn some new Alex Gitlin toons and jam with drummer Al hendry
and the Brides of FunkKENstein Gee Julie and
Sharon Crumrine singin' 'tell me somethin' good";
I have remotely mastered the bass line. Gigs? some possible stuff
from Anklin Dan and my distant cousin Justine
Covault; support red on red records! (Link,
wray). all i know for certain is sunday 7 may 2023 mr.
Ohan's open mike...once these porchfests and gigs get
solid, i will post 'em; till then, since Schmel herbie Hind lovin'
afrika korps music to kil; by (gULCHER!) SO MUCH: "I'm a