Monday, July 10, 2023
saturday 8 July 2023. Music to Work By is usually whrb Hillbilly
AT Harvard and/or the blues, but suddenly my phone died
with the stream or some such tech talk so i switched to John
Funke backwoods. THEN looked at saved shows on schedule
and noted I hadnt listened to Sunday afternoon's Afrika
kabisa for a while. WUMB also i think had a show
is Afro-Pop and I DID see quite a few Afro-Pop shows
at Johnny D's Somerville ("dead boston club").
Kenne & friends at show & tell
My interest in Afrika began at Clyde irwin Elemen-terry School,
jacksonville NC; Dad had been on a cruise and was sitting with
some chieftains celebrating gabon's independence AND I
brought an album of African drumming to class and danced to it
in mask....the things that Camp Lejeune water makes you
do (like protecting Snap Crackle and Pop from the Boogie man!
Detroit '73, ma's '67 Chevy as "brother louie" and catfish
Hodge "boogie man's gonna get you' was in HEAVY rotation;
Osmonds at Cobo hall too and watching Watergate on "TV Eye"
with me Irish grandfather!")"....
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
"til Dienstag 11 july 2023. FACEBOOK, the "Irish sports
pages" sadly mentions passing of Robert barry Francos.
the Alpha; a 1979
interview with me in Ffanzeen.
Think we finally met in '81 or so went to max's when I was down
there and up here he was "at the Rat" and ALSo radiobeat
for a KH recording session! (labour day '81/ I was drinkin' a
case of $4.99 Blanchard's beer versus Alice Cooper drinkin' a
case of Bud a day..well, he DID sell more records...)....lastly
2004 maybe playing with the She Wolves at hank's saloon
in brooklyn, he did INDEED see "the howl of the she wolves!"
(buy that cd on Dino records!). he moved to sakatchawan? (Grandma
had a "ant' lived in Moose jaw, sakatchawan) and my last
facebook wall writing was a joke about "runnin back to saskatoon"...
as I sit here doin' shiva, at least i am happy that in rocknroll
heaven, Robert barry francos and the Gruberger brothers are thirty
per cent of a minion! (Here
is RBF's obituary) Hey, ANYWHERE, ANY lfetyme with Jay gruberger
| Robert Barry Francos
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
"Sontag 9 July 2023. lssen to da bllooze WHRB til 1100
then took a stroll to Inman Square "lookin for soul
food and a place to eat" (ok, it was a "walk on the MILD
side") ending up at the Druid. Big-ass irish brekkie, british
grande prix on the telly, followed by hurling and seissun at 1200
("mama's got a squeezebox!"). lily pad had French chanteueses
at 130 for ten bux but i passed becoz "Them Belly Full' and,
at tymes, "la Vie en Rose" is the "Louie Louie"
of all them chanteuses whom DO sing it in better french then me,
him. laslty, on (Bufallo ) Springfield street, a big-ass Portegei
fest was about to comence once the procesion got there; folks had
ring-side seats on cambrdge street! "I just flew in from THREE
different countries; boy are my arms tired": KENNE Youngman!".....
Thursday, July 13, 2023
"saturday 8 July 2023. 430-6 pm saturdays Zuma radio 740 Am
Toronto canada has a show called the Immortals.
lately, it's been a weekly chronicle trip lookin' at Gordon
Lightfoot. In the '80s he was on a decline; they're playing
records i NEVER heard in the States (vs "if you could read
my mind", "sundown", '70s US hits) then his wife
and infant son leave AND: ole Gordon had a more serious drinkin'
problem than me/Hank williams and george Jones! ("take everything
i say/divide it in half and then you'll get the truth"). as
is, the VERY laid-back canadian presenter says "finally he
decided to pour all his alcohol down the drain"...Hoots mon!
I usedta drink like an irishman at Scotsmen prices and i would Ne'er
pour doon the sink all thet guid booze! I may well tune in next
week! I am curoius (George)"......
Friday, July 14, 2023 "Sunday
9 July 2023. Druid/disco nap. "TV Eye". NCIS
binge-a-thon. ok i was a miltary brat but that was pre- beatles;
read my cuzzin bebe buell's book Rebel
Heart where as a marine officer daughter, her mini-skirt
caused controversy. NCIS has a teenage gurl hacker; military mom
says "when was the last tyme she changed that Cure t-shirt?"...finally
she did: to BLACK! Quantico virginny aint never gonna be the same"....
Saturday, July 15, 2023
"Bastille day 2023. a holiday i shant REALLY celebrate coz
moi granperes wuz from Louis IV tyme not XVI PLUS a GREAT mad
painter practice! Full house sextet, worked on "personality
crisis" for a NY Dolls comp plus jamming on new toons and
Mountain's "theme for an imaginary Gruberger" and uriah
heap (of shit)'s "July Morning". Schmel herbie Hind
blasting ken kaiser's "Joyce" off Hello
World Gulcher cd (Captain easychords liked the toon
also! Miss Lyn was at the pressing plant in maryland in '77 pickin
up the vinyl!).
As my distant cuzzin justine Covault did ask "when's your
next gig moddafocka?" let me promote two Lily pad shows;
eric zinman of fable grazer
saturday 22 july 4:30-7PM maybe? and Ginger
Ibex (FEATURING Mad painter's "I'm not Sharin' Sharon"
Crumrine sunday 23 July 2023 4-6 pm; come hang
with Highland at 1369 coffee haus, open til four! "I'm Totally
Wired"! Lastly, SINCE Anklin Dan HAS been
to Brockport NY's barge inn (namechecked in that Slickee Boys
song on Music to Kill By on Gulcher!) Mad painter parkside
lounge whenever the Fug Labour Day saturday is; "(Slum
Goddess from the) Lower east Side"! what da Fugs?"......