Monday, May 22, 2023
"Sonntag 21 may 2023. Preservation Kinks tribute Tavern
at end of world 4-7 pm. BEST song to open with: "Sunny
afternoon" as I drank my fake Guiness. First the songs: the
"hits' BUT also b-sides like "I'm not like Billy Borgioli'
or "This where the Daughter Belong" (see ALL the good
Boston bands including me do ONE Kinks cover!) but my favourite:
"See my friends' raga-rock where it sounds like "reincarnation';
"they all stole from me and Lil Richard! whoo!". the band;
george Belli; Ray davies vocals and lead guitar,
Louise Belli (his wife NOT his cuzzin and I DID
ask!) acousitc guitar and harmony, Lt Larry newman-bass,
Tom reid-keyboards and Jim Wayda-drums;
hope i spelt everybody name Wright. drummer from The American Who
got up for "Kiss of a Rat" (to translate; when i moved
up north and heard "kids are alright", i thought they
were saying "kiss of a rat", y'all!). Now, how IS this
a SupaGroup? George/larry/Tom were in the Real; sometyme in '86
they opened for Extreme at Orpheum; need to re-read my copies of
Boston Groupie Beat-ratty's! (unless i used 'em for rollin' papers,man...or
loo paper)....Tom Reid was an Angry Young Bee!
(Kenne Highland on PEARMANENT vacation from sanity). Tom says it
was about 1983 at Club III ("dead boston club") when he
read george was puttig together a Kinks kover band; i usedta wander
stoned past the Bunraty's door,on a Sundae, see Preservation but
cost of cover and beer; IT WAS CHEAPER TO DRINK AT FATHER'S ONE
on harvard ave! SO glad i saw them and if not, like Ozzy sez in
"sabbath bloddy sabbath:": "you missed it!""......
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
"Dientsag 23 may 2023. 0153. "Tonight on Coast
to Coast AM we discuss; 'was JFK assaniated because he
knew too much about UFOs?"....well, during JFK Dad was stationed
at Camp lejeuene and i drank the water but didnt see "lights"
(a farm south of my NY grandmother) til after we moved up north
in "the winter of '64' ("The Night they drove old dixie
up!"). Sadly,i fell back asleep and missed this'un but go
to the Coast to Coast
site; george Noory is da bomb,yo!".....
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
day of Wodin 24 May 2023 0149 or so (or "3 am or later",
the Guess Who!). Coast to Coast AM as usual and
tonight's wack-ass topic: "after the Bay of Pigs, THEN we
started noticing these objects in the sky"...Though my father
was stationed at Camp Lejeune NC and I was in Clyde Irwin elemnt-arry
school jacksonsville NC ("The principal had dirty fingernails"-
Ma's steel trap memory now rusty with dementia)...oops! MY brain
is rusted! It was early 1961 so being just shy of five, I cant
remember a goddam thing! Kindergarten in the fall, yes....well,
george Noory helping somebody with a book on this JFK/UFO KEnspiracy....tyme
maybe to lissen to UFO!"...
Thursday, May 25, 2023
day of Wodin 24 may 2023. Fug the nazis series $18.00
double feature casablanca seven pm and
The guns of navaronne nine pm. Everybody's
seen casablanca since forever and can quote the lines BUT....DEAD
PEOPLE FACT! went on Humphrey Bogart wikiitree and despite the
New netherlands surname, lotsa Connecticut Yankee! ma can claim
Stiles and Dowd, dad can claim Holcombe and Hicks and BOTH parents
can claim Bliss, of which Bogie descends from a Bliss/Chapin marriage
AND we all kin to an acquited witch! (Mary Bliss Parsons). THUS:
"I'm ridin' on my broomstick...gettin' stoned" ("she
was gonna be an actres/ til Cromwell banned the theater"...AND
wore black!). as for The Guns of Navarone,
gregory Peck (his Peck ancestor settled Hartford Ct, as did the
ancestors of me and Red on Red mogul Justine Covault!) leads a
dirty half-dozen going only Where Eagles Dare with help from greek
rsistance fighters. Let me say cinemetography of Aegan sea is
beautiful (my dad was on a Med cruise), and THE best actors are
Anthony Quinn as Zorba the Crete and Irene
pappas! Any Greek woman who can fire automatic weapons/
drive mountaous roads like a Tazmanian she-devil, slap her lil
brother (James Darren!) for not writing from the America AND shoot
a nazi-collobarting skela as a traitor....maybe I'll sing "Sag
a po" next tyme I cover "I'm in love" off Asa volume
two! let's not forget the Classic Ruins they hide out in AND the
trad greek music that sounds like Grecian Echoes Wntn 1550-am.
wHAT A GREAT MOVIE even if i got home 'Round Midnight".....
Friday, May 26, 2023
"day of Thor 25 may 2023. somerville thee-ate-er $18 double
feature. two di-rected by william wyler. Roman Holiday
black and white with audrey hepburn and gregory peck. Gee
Julie noted how Princess Audrey had to dance with old
"codgers' (like me) and decides to "slum it" ala
"The Prince and the Pauper' (Gee Julie familar with samuel
langhorn clemens!). Lotsa of misadventures funny as hell and eddie
Albert BEFORE Green Acres as a bearded beatnik photographer with
a hidden camera in his lighter; "I hope this GIZMO works!".
Rome in black and white looked like Fellini's early '60s Rome
as Audrey lived La Dolce Vita!
840 pm The Best Years of our lives,
THREE hours movie but damn good! released 25 dec 46 dealing with
three returning veterans battling alcohol/PTSD and worst of all,
a dude with no hands but metal hooks who was quite adept using
them! You'd think this be a 1976 'nam movie like Coming Home with
hanoi jane (cuzzin to GG Allin!) but PTSD etc was "unspoken'
back in the macho/cigarette smokin'/martini drinkin'/meat eatin'
suit and tie '40s. REALISM! And once i bought On the Road at the
Lift bridge book shoppe brockport NY fall '69, I thought the '40s
was all jazz records and zoot suits! Miss lyn says I'm "Krazee"
BUT: wodin's day 31 may fuck the nazis; judgement at nuremburg
and the train. thor's day 1 june is the sugarland express and
duel; early '70s spielberg before E.T.! ma's cuzzin Jim Morrison
was a film student as I am! (plus a great drunk and a great singer
and a great poet and i DO have an elektra complex; I love ALL
the records on tht label! please tell "My blind shrink"!"....
Saturday, May 27, 2023
"freitag 26 may 2023. mad painter practice before mad PAinter
plays a Russian fest in the Catskills (Jeopardy: "what is Echo
wray!). and highlight: drummer Al hendry brings in Post-
gazette, American-Italian news and a GREAT review
by sal Giarratani replete with band photo!
here for image and to read the review!!). Though
this ISNT Finding your roots (NO! It's DEAD PEOPLE FACTS!) in photo
we are sixty per cent a canadian band and family tree DNA sez I'm
seven per cent italian (that would be my great-great grandaddy born
west virginny 1827; google Italians in Appaclachia and there were
southern Italians whom worked on railroad and DID have "Love
Child"'s....more reseerach needed); 'Til then: GRAZI! TI AMO!
This DOES equal O. rex in rock scene '76 (Malpractice opposite page;
Thomas Blogget descendants!) AND Gizmos page 59 december '76 creem
(Lou Reed lp review opposite page; worry if lou read about his "Idiot
Bastard Sons"?) ok that's it, back to Radio Swiss jazz on my
i-phone; hearin' some great stuff but THAT another column!"......