Tuesday, May 2, 2017
a GREAT practice for club linehan-ago-go for sunday 28 may
17 gig in Hull, Sea Note. I channeled the Grubergers and
Leslie Weinstein for my vocal and lead on "mississippi
queen", pretty things "midnight to six man", "aint
nothin' but a house party" and "struttin' with my baby"-Jerome
Geils band, Kev Linehan drumming up a Stephen Jo Bladd storm
on these "head's in '73" Bloodshot album toons.
Pre-Gizmos stab at Bay City Rollers "saturday
night", Chuck Berry now RIP but Joe Quinn lead off on
bass for "it wasnt me". we have a month of Mondays to
practice but before John Keegan and i lissened to Hank Crawford
on Sirius jazz (we usually discuss jazz after practice "hey
beat mon"!) fucken Hawkwind's "Silver machine" was
rockin' with a wailin' Keegan sax solo plus MJ Quirk dug
out Georgia Satellites arrangement on white album "dont pass
me by"; I play do country/Keef on this, I told keegan we end
it like "rocks off"....Exiled on L street? (Southie joke)....more
gigs to come through the summer!".....
wailin' on sax
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
"Tim Carroll, Mach II Gizmos, tells there's a tribute
to Daryl Fraser, 24 June 17 state street pub which
maybe my Gizmos played in birthplace of Wes Montgomery. research
24 June and not only did my parents (both cuzzins) meet in virginny
in 1953, but Robert the Bruce, allied with some Frasers I'm sure,
won the battle of bannockburn, BUT the Knights Templar were involved
in the Scots army and it was Saint John's day (for all you Masonic
KENspiracy buffs!) But wait there's MORE: Dead People Facts, Vulcher
magazine. Darryl's great grandfather William H. Frazier born 1823
virginia (versus my great grandaddy John McBee born virginia 1827).
1850 census has William living in Licking Ohio, married a Buckeye,
first child born. 1860 census (all on family search, thank you GizMormons!),
Frazier clann in Edgar Illinois. a little mapquest and Light Dawns
Over Marblehead and: 1855 one aunt born Ohio. head west through
Indiana and grandpa frazier's aunt Sarah born INDIANA 1858;"the
midwest can be alright", Hooiser Hysteria. Edgar just over
the border from Terre Haute and I'm sure the Lazy Cowgurls know
of whence i speak. SO only apropos, coz "there are no coincidences"
and "i believe in reincarnation" that if Daryl Frazier's
great-grandaddy passed through Naptown, only apropos to give him
tribute there and to quote a descendant of Sir John Throckmorton:
"I tell it to micelf and I agree"".....
Friday, April 28, 2017
Ida May: looking at next week, the ole Joe Coughlin memorial
coming up this sat-dee and Blue Oyster Coughlin, yet another MJ
Quirk combo playing; "living in the past"; 1973 ended
with me and dick manitoba playing air guitar to Stooges and
"search and destroy" academy of music (Mountain at Felt
Forum; and O. Rextasy IS with a bunch of other fanzines
at Cornell or some ivy league NY college!) (let me research that
AGAIN! being cuzzins to 80% of the Beach Boys, I'm ALWAYS surfin'
the information highway!). So 1974, first band I saw (for 50 cents!
i owed some NJ stoner $5 still for a $7.50 ticket!) was blue oyster
cult: "here's a new song called "dominance and submission",
so maybe the first two albums were out but their set sounded like
that double live album, no "fear the reaper" pop stuff.
So Midway this sat-dee! (That's May 13 at The Midway-ed)
Item B: whilst waiting for practice, hanging in the New! Improved!
(Blue Cheer?) boston public library and discovered music bios
on floor two. So I hadn't read Mitch Ryder's book much
yet seen it in "brick and mortar" bookstores (Mark Jenkins
book on DC Dance
of Days and chapter one Slickee Boys! is there!).
So William Levisi Jr.; grandfather from It'ly, mother was a McDaniel from Tennessee
(vs. alice cooper's ma a McCart from Tennessee; more 'billies to
Detroit= Mark Farner's arkansas ma and my dad's west virginny/pittsburgh/dee-troit
parentage). a lot of sex/drugs/rock'n'roll and I read all the good
parts in two hours.....so a couple new facts and more later as i
remember; Jeff Beck DID approach Mitch about singing for
him, this is back when Rod Stewart had stage fright (Sol Gruberger
had some super 8-footage of this band and it was....wow!!!!!). Also,
since I'm ALWAYS being followed by a Gruberger, go to Hormell/Cornell
wherever, read O. Rextasy coz Mitch Ryder DID sing with Leslie
West! ("you had to approach that guy like you approached
nitroglycerin")....Mitch had a pretty "lower-class"
upbringing (once the hits quit coming "I had to resort to manual
labour"); also working with J. Cougar: "he and I are too
much alike". Fucken Mitch was a Dee-troit punk and didnt take
shit from NO ONE! plus the band Detroit was all "bikies"
as we say in Riv-vih....Abbie Highland says: STEAL THIS BOOK!".