Monday, July 17, 2017
"saturday ides of june 17 was Rib-a-gedd-on in southie; these
be MJ Quirk's homeboys yo! (club linehan-ago-go
covers "straight outta southie"? IWA; irish with an attitude?).
awesome ribs and let me review the music quick: Bob was solo acoustic,
did "hello" by pink floyd and ended with a sing-song on
five man electrical band "signs". club linehan-ago-go
rockin', I used MJ Quirk's marshall channeling "all three yardbirds
guitarists at once" (JJ Rassler ,Rat, mid-80s;
I THINK it was a Hopelessly Obscure gig, so fucken wasted....)....a
lot of chuck berry and stones, so you know what kind of solos those
were: better than ace frehely! during John Stewart's "Gold"
though i did quote "i was made for loving you" (Kiss)
and "pictures from home" (deep purple). an encore in the
rain of MC5's "black to comm" but then power went OUT
as i started quoting stooges "1970"; Gee Julie
kept motioning me to get UNDER the tent so's I didnt do a Les Harvey
Stone the Crows! Ben Gardner's Boat is a JAWS reference with folks
hollerin' out JAWS quotes; this is host Robbie on acoustic guitar
with Joe Quinn/Kevin Linehan rhythm section so
i finally got to WATCH them and critique like I was Vince Lombardi.
the irish songs would make ye cry, gordon lightfoot's "carefree
highway", dire straits "sultans of swing"; a lot
of '70s singer-songwriter good fer th' shamrock pub down the way...Kev
Linehan used percussion and brushes also so he can play
loud/soft, as needed (with me, it's a fucken Nuge-fest.....more
meat!!!!)....Kev also sang stray cats "stray cat strut",
he DID sing in a band called Paris, which = harrison street practice
space and MELIAH RAGE! (read your Beat magazines before
usin' 'em for outhouse paper!). A good tyme had by all and lastly,
met Honey Pie (slutcracker) ma, dolled up in leopard
for echo and bunnymen; Goddam Glenn has been to
this rib fest in Southie! again, great tyme and cant wait till next
year (since i love playing so much)".....
Tuesday, July 18, 201
"sunday 16 july 17 Plastic Cheese at brattle
thee-ate-er; Al janik says there will be a saint
stanislau fest on october. Montery Pop
up first: eddie Kramer re-mastered, mamas and papas sound hard-rock!
HAL BLAINE drumming away and is that tommy tedesco doin' the flute
solo of 'california dreamin' as a rock guitar solo? jefferson
airplane sound like slickee boys hot and cool ep; tell me martha
Hull DIDNT channel grace slick on it and separated vegetables
album! Janis was incredible on "ball and chain"; country
joe and fish "section 43' begat 'reincanration', otis 'i
been lovin' you too long" begat 'loving you has been my fiasco'
(request THAT orange kenne album on brian young!); Gee
Julie LOVED "my generation" which sounded like
the ramones playing 'black to comm" at 78 speed....Hendrix
didnt need to 'be more flamboyant",Canned Heat is reason
to be a 300 pound blues shouter...fuck i COULD go on! dylan's
Dont Look Back: Gee Julie: 'dylan shoulda
done a lot more singin' and a lot less talkin'' BUT he's funny
as a bastard when he puts you on vs. when he's KENtankerous; a
true Gemini! musical highlights: Bob and Joanie Phonie sing Hank
songs! ALAN PRICE, animals, gets pissed and plays boogie-woogie
on an upright piano. Alan Ginsburg! Donovan beaming to be 'round
his hero! Dylan dressed in black leather jacket lookin' like martha
Hull pre-dating punk by ten years! (or elvis costello at least).
i could go on but just glad to see this splendid double feature
from the good ole days of LBJ and 'Nam...music still holds up
fiddy years later!"...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
"been layin' low til i take the 1250 AM amtrak on Thor's
Day 20 july 17; arrive chicago friday, saturday is interviews
for Gizmos documentary and sunday we play that festival. 617-803-1289
if you REALLY want details but c'mon: between youtube, my direct
tv app and of course tune-in radio that's ALL that's happnin'....see
y'all in boston next week!"....
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Kenne headed out on Amtrak to Chicago today.....
Notes from on thet road:
I'm seated with a Yuppie couple going to Chicago. Dining car
crowded so they sat us together there too. Nice folks! We talked
about sci-fi and baseball.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Mr Highland Arrived in Chicago.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
"I am ready for my close up"....Caleb Garcia interviews
Kenne in his hotel room.
The Garcias in Kenne hotel room after interview
"I had the Garcia's laughing as I did my three hour interview.
"Do you want a break Kenne?" No I'm good I say..."OK
well we ran out of questions but we'll keep the tape rolling as
you talk." HEAVEN!!
Sunday - breakfast at 700 sound check at 1000.