Monday, June 28, 2021
"Saturday 26 june 21. Gee Julie at
Jungle as "the cook of the house' and ten dollar cover:
"I call that a bargain/the best I ever had"! I et a Beyond
Wyn Doran was singer/songwriter opened up and
after soundcheck I ordered another $5 O'Doul's (SUPPORT local
music!) Wyn opened with a cover of "welcome to the jungle"
(as sung by Bill Bailey)with Cowboy Junkies vocals. I LOVE her
guitar playing! Neil Young minor chords with whammy bar sounding
like Everybody Knows this is Brockport. A bit of early '60s Joanie
Phony vocal contralto. The Armenian Hex was on a solo ukulele
version of some System of a Down cover (Black Sabbathian on steroids!).
Second last tune was "elenor rigby" (beatles b-side!)
with some "i'm so glad' guitar and Goth vocals.
Speaking to Wyn after set I bought a five dollar cd and "bragged"
about seeing Aimme Mann way back when; she also lover of Mann. LIKE
her on facebook! It'd been a hard day's night but two roots-rock
bands followed, like them on facebook if you like that genre or
you can even hate them; I didn't guard the NSA in the Korps so you
couldn't "use your freedom of choice"! Next up; Jay
Gillepsie and the May Ave band and Gee Julie says Rockwood
was good, had some good covers. Facebook "story' had
a bit of 'rock and roll makes me happy' which to me echoed the sentiment
of my fanzine promo lp (c/o G. Shaw!) of Brinsley Schwartz "happy
doin' what weer doin". Rockwood has return Jungle gigs, live
music is back, yeah, yeah.yeah".....
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Monntag 28 June 21. 0300. How pleased was I to hear Creedence Clearwater's
"Tombstone Shadow' off Green River album as bumper music! Fall
s1969, 10 year old Lydia Koch at 880 Clifford,
Rochester NY and future Gulcher mogul Bob Richert
at SUNY Brockport NY (folkie Christine lavin was
a freshman!) I had bought "Green river" b/w "commotion"
but never heard full album til stationed Ft Meade Md., living in
Laurel, borrowing VINYL album Laurel library and NSA going through
my trash after playing drunken games of Scrabble, flies on car and
listening to Myron Breholtz American University radio. John Cameron
Fogarty also an avid Coastie! Tonight's topic: Extroardinary Contact:
Deborah Jordan. Alien encounters; she had one 30 June 83; maybe
I had a Hopelessly Obscure gig. Her encounter was in Indiana. George
Knapp had some great bumper music on Coast to coast between 0300-0400;
no wonder I fall asleep on the toilet! After CCR, "Deja Vu"
by my Schmerhorn Dutch-American cuzzin, david Crosby. Then "The
Wind"-cat Stevens, teaser and Firecat. Then the electric second
Gizmo and Garfunkel version of "sounds of silence'. Except
for cat, three "summer of '69' albums for me, living in a housing
project near SUNY Brockport. Once, after Kent State, delivering
the evening paper, a student goes "hey man how's the revolution?"
I was only in junior high,i muttered something....Fiddy Years On,
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
"Monntag 28 June 21. How happy am I that the filipino channel
has a trifecta of dramas at 0500? (after one awakens to "midnight
express theme' from coast to coast AM!). 0500; Maging
Sino ka Man (ALL these can be liked on facebook and
are on youtube For Your Pleasure). elite lady has amnesia (read
episode guide!), ends up in "poor side of town", then
regains memory etc. "romance" it says. 0540 My
Binondo Girl (comedy). 'girl pretends to
be man to gain her father's affection". How about 0600, girl
had cut her hair to a pixie cut, wearing pin stripe business suit
and fake mustache and soul patch? LSD for Breakfast? Filipinia Drag
King....0635. Saan Ka man Nanoroon. triplets
separated at birth played by one actress; compare of Joananne Woodward
in Three faces of Eve! Actually, obviouisly, they will all unknowingly
meet and be reunited. Mabuahy! I am HOOOKKKED!!!!!!!!",,,,,
Thursday, July 1, 2021
day of Wodin 30 June 21. Gee Julie at Jungle
"cook of the house". place was PACKED with a mélange
of hair colours/skin colours/ intermediate genders..."She's
a Rainbow" coallition! The Skirts opened
up and I was sold from song one: Blondie vocals but playing xyxlophone!
This was a seven pm set. Other interesting performace was switching
instruments (always interesting!), a banjo sounding like Robert
Quine on "Love comes in spurts" and a acepella vocal
perforamce with tambourine and handclaps. Goin' the loo I ran
into Mr Crow Follows (Meaning Tim Sprague
- ed)(my great-grandfather Highland had a Sprague uncle and
Sprague cuzzins, South Lyon Michigan) and besides talk of future
gigs (ala Hopelessly Obscure and Junta D'Amour at Down Under December
1982) Crow Follow and the Skirts Midway matinee Saturday
21 Aug 21. Nightime show: me and mad painter!
21 aug 77; afrika Korps live at cantones! (Gulcher cd)
followed by jay "Kenne! get off the stage! Thundertrain needs
to go on!" grubeger and I as Destroyed rhythm section. This
morn at Crepe in Davis Sqaure ("hipster capital of world"-Utne
reader 1995), I watched the facebook "story".
Tiberius, as I departed ("hard day's night")
was '90s pop-punk back when MTV played music (I WAS the "Geezer
at Weezer"! felt same this night). Battlemode
had a peroxide hair singer who sang with a violinist. So much
"art-punk" (bullshit label but am at loss for words;
Hell!!;,Michigan has froze over!) but I was having flashbacks
to "Dead Boston Clubs" like the Space/mavericks and/or
the Underground; the Bound and gagged days! "Appliances.....they
run our lives""....
Friday, July 02, 2021
"day of Thor 1 July 21. Gee Julie at door of Jungle and
I ran into Knock-Up Gretchen Shae as we used
our gender appropriate loos, this being Somerville, Not Cambridge.
She is now a Berklee prof and her students are Pigeon
Man. notes; '90s power-pop. hardcore. tight endings.
Weezer. acoustic guitar use, but punk. lead singer sang, played
electric and acoustic guitar and THEN did keyboards on a Jobriath-type
ballad. drop D tuning on guitar with a jack bruce vocal that echoed
Thunder and Roses. These guys were damn good! If it were 1976,
they'd be in bands to watch out for ala O. rex and malpractice.
M-8 was Gretchen Shea at her finest. Goth, post-punk, music
was Buzzcocks/ Joy Division/Search and Destroy...you know the
era and I was there! (alta kaka rocka!). Gretchen had a kick ass
band, guitarist used wah-wah on one song and I WAS takin' the
brown acid in the White Room! Vocally and PLEASE send me hate
mail, I'm GG Allin's sixth cuzzin!, I thought Gretchen kinda sang
like Siouxie and the banshees. She put down the guitar, then got
down on her knees, good moves. A photo of me, her and Mr. Baabes
was preceded by "let me put on some lipstick";
after THIS show, she is a one-name artist: Gretchen/Madonna/Cher
("Mayrakan tapakats balkanner! that's 'mother fucken ballz"
in Schmel-menian!). though captain easychords thought same thing
about Baabes: in
nutshell DMZ, CBGBs 26 march 77 and 2 april 77; Rat. Gizmos 8/9
april 77-bloomngton Indiana. dead boys- Rat 16 april 77. Stooges
at Goose lake '70 AND I saw academy of music 31 dec 73 (some band
named Kiss opened; 'dear Ken-eat shit. Gene Simmons"). plus
guitarist Rob Basso putting out GG Allin and Jabbers live at rat
1980....you get the drift (grungy guiitars,manic singer). Gretchen
Shae and her Cleopatra-lookin' self put on a GREAT night and hey!
"rock and roll is here to stay!""....
Saturday, July, 3 2021
Saturnalia Day 3 July 21. Tyme for some gig listings even if recording
on "back burner' as they say ("Future Lockdown/Now; if
you're willin' to pay the price!"). A BIG shoutout to one of
my loyal followers drummer Sandy Summer, whom might
even put a bug in Simone Berk's ear that Kenne Highland's
Air Force and Kid Gulliver need a show!
all that free press, Simone....oy! ("Guilt and Gefiltifish";
my next song: in G!). Okay in precise Modern Lovers order ("but
Jonathan's brother a doctor!"-Jon Richman's ma to our John
keegan. "Kenne your jokes are like vaudeville"-Mr. Muck
at the GRETCHEN gig; hey! I loint from Jay Gruberger! listen to
afrika korps live at cantones (Gulcher)!...ok, enuff mishegas: Thursday
15 july 21: union tavern: mad Painter at 930 pm. 31
July: Mad painter at Jungle in evening. 21 Aug;
mad painter at Midway in evening (DO follow
the Crow and catch The Skirts in matinee show!). sunday 12 sept
21. 3-7 pm. Frank Rowe's Birthday Party!! with Kenne Highland's
air force and classic ruins and unnatural axe. More tentative
shows for KENNE (yes Gretchen, I'm a one name act now like PRINCE!)
(more like court jester!), mad painter and Cal Cali is offering
me good GLider gigs SO...wife name Linda, playin'
bass with GLiDER, haven't got my SIR yet.."God save the queen!/I
mean it man!"-Kenny Rotten! (tartar causes bad breathe in dogs!
Me and jay Gruberger sharing a mike in the O. Rex living room "damn!
your breathe is so funky!" Gotta stay on that ONE even if it's
with one tooth!"...