Sunday, July 3, 2022
Sonntag 3 July 2022. 0230 Coast to Coast AM bumper music: Bowie's
"Jean genie"! after THAT great blast I was 'tossin'
and turnin' so i heard even MORE great '70s; John Lennon's "Mind
Games" (I liked , as usual, the b-side more) and the Bee
"Lonely Days' (pre-disco and depressing! "where WOULD
I be without my woman?"; EVEN gary Wright's "love is
alive"; I loved him in Spooky Tooth and this April '76 release
came out one month after Gizmos recorded first e.p., SAME month
as the "I'm in love with Ken Highland' photo and lastly (April
'76) first Ramones album came out! "The Tymes they WERE a-changin'!""....
Kenne Highland Airforce
Doug McDonald Band
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
4 July 2022, bbq in north quincy. opening up was paddy O.
on piano, lotsa oldies and we enjoyed Doors "Crystal Ship".
Kenne Highland Air force had TWO keyboards ala
Mott the Highland on their Atlantic albums, adding Alex
Gitlin of Mad Painter to the mix along
with Captain Easychord. "The Stooges got nuthin'
on us!"- bass/ lieutentant Larry Newman USMC.
Doug MacDonald has a bassist and I love his Dylanesque
stream-of- conciousness lyrics. Alex Gitlin said "Hank Marvin"
to Doug's guitar playing. I say Bo Diddley but we debated it like
Highland/Gruberger in O. rex days, though now, I'm 'arguing with
ghosts". Lastly, Tokyo Tramps (Al
Hendry drumming in THIRD
combo that night. Tramps covered ZZ top/ bay City Rollers/ "rainbow
connection" (Muppets) on ukeleke duet! and "classic rock'
like "black magic woman"/"goin' down" (as good
as joe Flash?)/'artist friend Linda's fave "cant find my way
home coz the car's in the garden after a ,mach bell party!
his books! Gospel according to St. mach!). all in all, a great
bbq/jam!".... (Kenne has the story jumbled up here
but some day Mach Bell and I will have to tell it -ed)
|the 'I'm In Love with Ken Highland' photo
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
"Sunday 3 july 2022. WHRB blues show. Sonny Boy
funeral and my trial"; a 1958 release. "I'm beggin'
you baby, cut out that off the wall jive'; brilliant! also played
was Howlin' Wolf's "300
pounds of heavenly joy' which I MAY record as a cover; it's
in the key of G! SUCH great blues BOTH saturday and Sunday morning
on WHRB 95.3 FM!".....
Thursday, July 7, 2022
"dienstag 5 July 2022. 0500 Turner classic movies. Hail hail
rockand roll! Chuck berry and keith Richards. Jamboree
(1957): fats Domino/ Jerry lee Lewis and Carl Perkins!
on YouTube! watch it!)
Lastly Go Johnny Go, June 1959
with Chuck berry and my facebook friend Jimmy Clanton whom opened
to Sha na na SUNY Brockport NY march 1972 (Ma still has my setlist
notes, budding rock journalist that I was)...(and also
on YouTube) what a tri-fecta!"....
Friday, July 08, 2022
day of Wodin 6 July 2022. 0230 or so, George Noory Coast
to Coast AM and 'our guest is Smokey Robinson!'
of a Clown" was always one of my favourites'; a 1969
fave of mine along with Woodstock album, Let it Be and Yoko Ono
b-sides with a Brockport NY high classmate on the Swamp Road,
brockport. Smokey was very gracious dealing with fans!"
Saturday, July 09, 2022
"freitag 8 July 2022. A very spectacular mad painter practice
for 22 July 2022 EARLY gig at Jungle six
pm. Doug macDonald opens, then Stigmatics,
then mad painter! Facebook
page here. Perhaps I shall see you there!
Til then, diggin' on "A fifth of beethoven' on the Death
to Disco show WNTN 1550 AM! (If I DO eat my words about
"death to disco" from 1977 on this cd of music to Kill
By Schmel herbie Hind bought from Gulcher records, I, at least,
want HUMBLE PIE for dessert!"...