Monday, July 19, 2021
"S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT!" 17 July 21. Ken and
Gee Julie stay inside Groupie Towers II and watch the
Boston Groupie Cats. "TV Eye on me" and I DID not know
eight pm Saturdays WE-TV has Svenghoolie! (LIKE
on facebook!). I can remember some Saturdays I'd stay in newtonville
with my gurlfriend whom had gradiated Newton North ("the
gurls there are really good sports!") with Aram Heller
of the Trodds watching Elvira and some Plan Nine-level
sci-fi/horror....Tonight's "Winner by elimination":
the 1959 Hammer film of "The Mummy"!
I LOVE Hammer films (British horror) and the studio was in Berkshire,
where, if, like my distant cuzzin Miss Lyn, you HAD met my grandmother
Blodgett down on the farm ("Kenne; she has an accent/ is
it Scottish?") Nay! Her grandparents were from Berkshire
UK! and as my uncle John (died age 98 and had BURIED all three
wives through mtdna H1J basque longetivity!) said: "they
talked like those people dropping the 'h's!" ('e meant the
cockney rebels!). Ok, the movie was '50s horror/camp and had BETTER
props than Plan Nine (what doesn't?) but I MUST play up my Berkshire
roots! (pronounced "bock-shur" ole chap!). The 'armers
("we dropped the h'ach in the h'ocean")/and be quite
FRANK, the ROWES/ Talbots (yesss…) and Westons; agricultural
labourers all, were from a lil farming town called 'arwell (retrieve
the h'ach h'out the h'ocean and stick it up yer arse mate!) near
Reading and river Thames. South by southwest is the hammer studio.
due east was where picture for first black Sabbath album shot.
due west, when traffic sang about "Berkshire Poppies"
was that cottage they wrote their great tonnage in. Nay, I 'aven't
been back BUT more Ken and Gee Julie fun wi' the telly and WE-TV;
Gilligan befriends a robot on the island, next
up befriends leo the Lion on the island and Dad's seventh cuzzin
Don Knotts (both descend from a jewel thief transported to Virginia
colony 1617! earlier than that: DNA test says "Native American
(European admixture)" : "In Breed/how I learnt to hate
the word' (oh yeah mah parents is cuzzins! wait'll I do my cipherin'!
impresses the gals on dates!). to finish up this mishigas, my
seventh cuzzin once removed Don Knotts on an '80s Three's company
(Suzanne Summers had left replaced by her cuzzin SANDY SUMMERS!)
challenged somebody to a game of SCRABBLE! 1978 laurel Maryland
flashbacks! Don's character's wife "let's get frisky!"
Don feigns sleep! Yep, we's kin".....
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
"Sunday will NEVER be the Sane" 18 July 21. As I went
to sleep about six pm I tuned into WMBR. I also "liked"
them on facebook and they are BACK! (I missed that) plus Captain
Al soul show; RIP In November! (too busy recording). In it's place:
A Programme of jazz 6-8 pm. rotating djs etc. Eric in the Evening
WGBH type relaxing jazz. I woke up it was 0130! tyme for Coast to
Coast AM on WRKO 680 AM! reading the ole WMBR schedule Afrika kabissa
still on for all your Afro-Pop needs...Sunday, my ONLY day of rest,
so I sleep and lissen to radio a lot....cheaper'n going out to clubs!
Bring Back Lockdown!"....
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
"Montag 19 July 21. 0500 PBS: PROFFESOR T.
I been researching
this; the Belgians do good crime drama and the original was in the
Flemish area of Antwerp. The british adaptation has a crime professor
with OCD from Cambridge university (he creeps me out!- ed);
since my whole life revolves around Kenne Highland,
Cambridge University is 96.7 miles north east of my great-great
agricultural labourer ancestors in harwell; as I have espoused before:
hammer films; Sabbath album covers; "Berkshire Poppies' by
Traffic and now OCD! it's the bluidy Thames it is....From 2000-2200,
WMBR 88.1 FM (you can even listen live in Flensburg Deutschland
OR the USSR!) (OR Constantinople!) Bats in the belfry hosted by
Dad's Wolverine homegurl. Gut musik, jah, Schwartz gross, jah und:
coming soon to Boston....CONCERT report: gary Numan AND Dead can
dance!!! I'll wear my black clothes to the beach and pass out drunk
lissenin' to the Cure to red up for this show!...…"....
Thursday, July 22 , 2021
"Til Tuesday 20 July 21. My notes say I caught the 1968 Patton
(George C Scott) on FXRetro "TV Eye on Me" 0600 or whatever;
I did a book report on General Patton in '68! and then I saw the
Blue Cheer on tv and bought "sunshine of your
love'...Musik Nicht Krieg, Robby Krieger! ("Unknown Soldier"
on radio too...)...so, WHY DID THIS MOVIE WIN ACADEMNY AWARD. As
he fought the AFRIKA KORPS (so did I! I fought with them in the
studio!) der Deutsche sprechen: "He is a military Gizstorian
and believes in reincarnation"...I mean, bypassing a battle
in Libya to go to some CLASSIC RUINS where the Carthagians fought...wasn't
that an Eric martin band? And the star of the movie is Patton's
dog Willie! Spuds Mackenzie named after William the Conqueror
(of whom I descend but there's for Lady Clairol and Skip
Gates presents: Finding your Roots!) (after Willie
his dog was named General Gay!!-ed). And as I dined on bangers
and mash ala Ringo coz the Independent had no Fish AND Chips (ala
carte? No slaw?) (it should be illegal to serve Fisha and CHips
withoput coleslaw!!!- ed) my SUPPER musik wast gut essen und
listening! "Summertime Blues"; Blue Cheer! "Goin
up the country"-Canned heat! "Whiskey Woman"-Flamin'
groovies! (5 april 76 Highland Indiana: Kenneth eddie Flowers
and Richard F. Coffee in Rich's bedroom
in HIGHLAND Indiana "this sounds like Lynyrd Skynrd" (well
there IS a "Freebird"-ish ending as Groovies fans WORLD
WIDE burn Gizmos records; "we're more popular than satan!"-
Ken Gizmo Oh No!). and lastly "Journey to the center of the
Mind"-Amboy Dukes. PROUDLY I had either 45s or album of said
songs! Indo DOES play a lot of psychedelic music...there was even
a Country Joe and the Gefilite Fish song I DIDNT have soundhound
for so I couldn't place it"......
Friday, July 23, 2021
"day of WODIN 21 July 21. Morning commuter coffee at Somerville's
Kitchen: Ramones "rockaway beach" and "I don't
wanna walk around with you" still sounding good after 45 years
etc. After work, Gee Julie working at Jungle, so
I went to Union Square/to see my gal/she was there....and I left.
This was POETRY open mike, reggae music playing AND crowded (well,
free...)..I heard the first Poet, but did not hear The Last Poets!
(haha!) Still, glad to see Afro-American poetry carrying on....getting
home, woke up, went back to bed, German radio with SCHLAGERS goin'
'round my head...it HAD been indeed A hard Day's Night".....
Saturday, July, 24 2021
"Saturday 24 July 21. Rappin' up the week....I know the clubs
are open, good music "yeah yeah yeah" (though it's not
the Beatles) but aint nuthin' better than Coast to coast
Am WRKO 740 Am 0100-0500 THEN channel two they had a document-tarry
on Queen recording Night at the Opera. I checked
the release date; Toots Hibbert and I got high the next week Indiana
University (opening for Who?) and formed the Gizmos the next week
thanks to Malcolm macRichert, Gulcher GizMogul. This was quite factual;
just watching Brian May play and '70s "Be More Flamboyant"
footage of Freddie mercury singing; truly a loss 'twas it. Followed
by (WeTV) an hour of the Beverly Hillbillies, then
cartoon tyme with Popeye and Betty Boop;
how could one EVER be depressed. I am youtubing the 1966
Tandalfesztival; Mod Magyars! This one band, crushed velvet
Kinks suits and white ruffled shirt; "I'll show them who's
Mod"! A lot of my record collecting friends (some in Constanipole!)
are getting into mid-60s comps of bands of various countries (hey
man...the Romanian scene was BOSS!); how many other Hopelessly Obscure
45s gonna be unearthed? Since the berlin Wall fell the year Johnny
and the Jumper Cables LOST the WBCN Rumble, Communist-bloc rock
is where it's at! One final plus before I have some DINNER (SUPPER
is Gizmo and Indo before Cazbats at Jungle; great
'60s AMERICAN garage like Thee Hopelessly Obscure or THee Psych-O-Daisies):
Saturday 31 July 21 mad Painter at the Jungle,
me on bass and an 830 set-time; after Union tavern couple weeks
ago this IS my 2013 02143 Somerville tour!".....
Queen in studio for Night at the Opera