Tuesday, July 6, 2021
every day is a Saturday 3 July 21. Got out of work and the flood
was so bad I thought I woulda took the Ark and landed in Armenia!
Not a bad thing, but since my musical career is as washed up as
was the weather, I ended up at the Independent eating bangers and
mash coz RINGO likes it (no wives name Linda for him!). Maybe it's
spotify or whatever but 1971 was THE year! Jimmy Miller stereo separation
on Stones "Brown Sugar" in the loo? Hearing Keef oi 'adnt
'eard before! "wont get fooled again"; we used to listen
to that Who 8-track in the parking lot before school in the Dazed
and KENfused '70s. The Dead's "friend of the Devil" which
I HAVE jammed on with Hopelessly Obscure bassist Jim Condon, whom
wanted to be "on the winning side". BUT punk DID happen
so "Gimme Danger" off RAW POWER was delightful dinner
music and AGAIN in the loo, the E to D of MC5's "lookin' at
you" which they stole for "i'll show them who's mod"
and I was a "Fool in the Rain" having to hear THE last
note of Wayne Kramer's guitar solo....I was so drenched, the James
gang wrote "arschlocks, the rain and I!""...
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
"Til Tuesday 6 July 21. I been playing this one dollar Somerville
Grooves 45 a lot on my $65 turntable: "Lover's Island"
b/w "you're gonna cry" 1961 by the Blue jays on Milestone
(AND youtube!). https://mentalitch.com/
the-blue-jays has a history of this Hopelessly Obscure doo-wop
band. Highlights (plagiarism is the BEST form of 'ritin'! How else
did I do my (rolling) papers HIGH in school?!?!) . "Blue Jays
from Venice, California, "LOver's Island" only charting
single. 1961; 'last true doo-wop songs". "semblance of
soul in Leon Peels' singing carried out in a gospel style".
TRUE! Great singer I never heard of. Though it turns out I HAD!
Fiddy years ago, probably at WT grant's, Brockport NY plaza where
I bought The Stooges for $1.87 (13 cents tax!) December 1971, I
was buying Art laboe's Oldies But Goodies on Original Sounds label.
As sure as I'm distant cuzzins with Captain Beefheart, "I'm
gonna Google-ate you" and volume eight of said oldies series
(side A: 'dreamy"; B-side: "rock1") last song on
side one of 'dreamy side" IS: "Lover's Island" by
the Blue Jays 1961! (I was quite happy as a budding you RECORD COLLECTOR
"pumpin' my heart" that DATES were listed!). BUT, "steel
trap memory' now rusted! I don't remember playing that side! COZ
bobby Darin's "Splish Splash' (1958!) leads off the rockin'
side two. BGN interviews Young Snakes: (read
that here): "what's your favourite drug?" Dave Bass: "Hopelessly
The Young Snakes
Thursday, July 8 , 2021
day of Wodin 7 plus 7 is July 2021. Gee Julie "cook
of the house" so my usual O'Doul's and chicken wings at bar
with: Matt Burns of V!
Tues-dee next he's gonna jam with Captain easychords;
glad fats set those Dominos to fall! Eva Davenport's open mike
scheduled each day of Wodin for rest of year and she has a BIG
draw at this FREE event! like her on facebook etc. etc. "neo-soul"
and Beyoncé is one of her influences so nice,mellow Roberta
Flack (OLD SCHOOL!) ballads; or maybe Minnie Ripperton, though
this would be her folks music. "Full band tonight!"
drums and electric piano. The Jungle "story" on my facebook
I can replay all the performers I missed; it'd been A hard DAy's
Night!". LAST but not least, Gee Julie gave me my Mad
Painter dashiki and Miss Lyn took photo. I almost favour
Friday, July 09, 2021
day of Thor 8 july 21. Gee Julie "cook of the
house" at The Jungle, Somerville, Mass. "Mega
Mass Open Mic night at the Jungle"; attended last
month, Jungle grande reopening. I was there early in the rain for
O'Douls and food, chillin' lissenin' to hip-hop over the p.a. my
Ugly Things interview being printed now. I also have
a couple texts from Dino Records : Monday 5 july
21 543 pm. "Aram Heller heading down to Erik
Lindgren's this weekend to final mix", follow-up to
"Be More Flamboyant". day of Thor 107 pm. "Corey
the Engineer's mix on "Princess of the Trailer Park" out
DMZ's DMZ. Aram Heller wrapping up production on Saturday, which
is a Mad painter practice. old music, new music,
GUT musik! Moin to Flensburg Deutschland!".....
Saturday, July, 10 2021
"Freitag 9 July 21. Gee Julie and I went
to catch Max
Boras, whom was fantastic! "Interviewing" him
after his set, I noted the Rush influence "one of my favourite
bands!". Effects pedal from hell and a lot of double-handed
finger tapping on fretboard. So in-between all this prog-rockin'
was a mosh pit! Slam dancin' to prog; we have photos by
Gee Julie! (whose yia yia somehow married a Boras!).
Geddy Lee was NOT on bass; two guitars and drums ala Hound Dog
Taylor and the Prog Rockers! Second guitarist is Joseph Knecht
III who did one composition, doubleing on some serious Joel Simches-style
prog keyboards. "kinda sounds like King Crimson but it's
not"; Gee, who said that? Knecht III was GUILTY AS CHARGED:
Crimson influence on sleeve! What the Fripp?....Before that was
a van Halen-esque "eruption" type instrumental (I know
the words to all these guys songs!) (all instrumental...let me
KEnsplain to you, that). Irony; Max's brother Ethan plays drums
(kinda like them Van halen bros) AND Dad was a drummer! "we
know Bobby Steele, whom was in Misfits 1978-1980". "In
2015, when I was in North Jersey, I was recruited to play drums
for the Undead (Bobby Steele, ex-Danzig). Ethan sat in when I
couldn't make it to shows". Video
of Rock Dad Steve Boras playing with Undead in Salem.
As for Rick Berlin and his Nickle and Dime band:
trombone is like the Mike Cotton sound on Kinks first two RCA
albums (copped by Chandler Travis for Philharmonic) plus traces
of Roxy Music (Orchestra Luna did a tour, I believe:
Wikipedia) and Sailor (a 1976 mad painter fave!). a rap by Rick
about Hilly Crystal of CBGBs called "Bowery Bums" recited
like Lou Reed meets Jim carol: "Street poetry in motion!"
"ALL THIS AND MORE" over a I-IV E to A, "waiting
for Maureen Tucker" progression. Two guitars and rhythm section
could play Memphis soul as good as the drummer doing Paul Thompson
Roxy Music muscular drumming and this demonstrated by Rick "Being
More Flamboyant' on "Slut" which had a 70s funk wah
wah; like Ken Kaiser's gym teacher said as Teaneck High after
Kenny said Shaft was the man whom wouldn't cop out: "Kaiser,
you all right"...a FANTASTIC set ended with "we were
a band" singalong and when the guitarist did the ending chords
of "Ziggy played guitar" I DO need to mention (and read
it in Eddie Flowers Hozac book when ti comes
out!) when Orchestra Luna was recording July '74 with the future
Mr "Pina Coloda", Stenson Eddie Flowers and I did indeed
see Jobriath. "I have seen the future of rock and roll and
it's max Boras and Rick Berlin!' (me: Living in the Past!) BUT
as the Byrds sang in "bells of rhymney" "is there
hope for the future":? Evet!
Thursday (day of THOR!) ides of 15 July 21, Union tavern Somerville
mass a 930-1015 set in-between Average Joel and 21 grams More
(Hopeless obscurity abounds ) IS: MAD PAINTER! Maybe I see you'in's