Monday, August 9, 2021
"Saturday 7 aug 21, ken and Gee Julie tried
Highland Fried in Inman Square; again; the "dinner music"
was all Memphis soul! So I was "there" sans a $1000 royalty
check from Sator and I always felt this place did Memphis right;
I even stopped here in 1998 After Memphis! Coast to Coast AM 0200
sunday morn or 0300...as is, "Purple Haze" in mono! "Purple
haze" released in states on saint Patrick's day '67, "wind
cries mary" as flip-side. Wikipedia even says Private Hendrix
was recording this in dad's 33rd birthday in 'Nam (8 Feb 67; died
21 Feb; buried Arlington virgnny 2 march 67, lou reed's birthday).
Jimi's Army buddy Billy Cox noticed Jimi's Curtis Mayfield influence
on "wind cries mary"; if any of my marine buddies noticed
a Curtis Mayfield influence on me, it'd be either "Supa Fly'
or (my favourite) "If there's hell below were all going""....
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
"Sunday Morning" 8 aug 21; eddie Flowers (Gizmos)
has that Beatle birthday and I'm watchin' All About
Eve on FXretro. starrin' a couple mah cuzzins! (DEAD
PEOPLE FACTS!); bette davis and my great-great-grandmother Highland
both share Charlemagne ancestry and my great-grandmother Highland
has South County, Rhode Highland ancestry with candle in the wind's
alleged pa. but the STAR of this ides of January 1951 film is
George sanders! as Addison DeWitt (my dad's side DOES have DNA
matches with this ole Dutch name but this is a fictious character,
like Esther Blodgett!). Anyway, I didn't even know whom he was
til about '72 when I bought Everybody's in show biz/rocknroll's
a loser's game; ray davies: "if you covered him in garbage/George
Sanders would still have style'...though it's his rapier-like
wit that I love! (MATCHES MINE!). he's a showbiz columnist (hmmm...Tinseltown
Groupie news?) and his dishy asides have folks saying 'are you
rehearsing your next column?" (BUSTED! gee Julie
does door at Jungle when Gretchen and M-8 play; "Kenne
why are you sitting there talking and laughing with yourself"...SHOULDA
said: "I'm rehearsing Sunday's column darling"...Lastly,
Wikipedia has full quote but "The Last Tyme I got married'
("in the morning"; juxtaposing my show biz toons!) to
my distant cuzzin Linda garreau matt Burns,drummer for THEE PEE-COCKS
gave us, wedding gift, a lou reed interview disc'. 1972, Lou:
"you know George Sanders just died....his suicide note said
"I'm bored""...musta been the Chairman of the Bored!"....
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
"Sonntag 8 aug 21. How much can I praise Fx Retro Tv Eye with
good morning good morning coffee? After All About eve, we "got
to give it up' for TONY ROME! released
10 Nov 67 but I never saw it (did it Do the Strand Thee-ate-er in
Brockport NY?). it's classified as 'neo-noir" and DOES resemble
the '40s films which,in black and white are excellent. frank Sinatra;
Gud singin'/ gud actin'/did it HIS way! BUT soundtrack geeks; (Wikipedia):
"Nancy Sinatra, daughter of frank' (nicht sheiss dumpkof!-
ich) sang the film's eponymous title track which then appeared on
her album Nancy Sinatra; The hit years (Rhino records)". I
KNEW it was her the minute the film began; father/daughter nepotism/conflict
of interest? Omerta! don't wanna up like John F. Kenne! frank KNOWS
more people than I and not in mood for "arguing with ghosts"!
("still wish I was back in Syracuse/lissenin' to the Most"!).
ALSO: "RANDY NEWMAN IS CO-CREDITED ON A SOUNDTRACK SONG".
dudes, in '67 he WAS Hopelessly Obscure! Probably didn't make any
REAL dough til he penned b AND a sides for Three Dog Night (Deutsch
tribute band; Drei Nicht Hund! They played Flensburg Deutschland
on a European tour with Pierre le Coutre singing
"Ein ist der loneliest number": in HIGH German! either
way; warsh CAn be fun!"....
Thursday, August 12, 2021
"Monntag 9 aug 21. Ken and gee Julie go to
Portugalia as I show her Dad's Azores DNA matches;
then in pouring rain, she suggests I swing around lamp pole singing
"Signing in the Rain"; me: perfect weather to listen to
IN THE BELFRY; chorizo links! (yum yum!). Til Tuesday
10 aug 21, after Coast to Coast Am ends 0500, first cup of Joe of
day, Fx Retro; 1959's The Alligator People!
Oh, do I ever have a song...some kinda radiation makes a dude whose
ma lives on a plantation in a bayou that looks outta Po' White Trash.
watchin' the alligator man wrassle alligators....BETTER than Plan
9 movie, grade Z '50s sci-fi; this is the middle letter: grade M!
(which of course, is the 13th letter!) RECOMMENDED and Fx Retro
HAS repeated it at 0500, which, after Coast to Coast Am would give
one the willies...or drive you loco! caught the beginning of 1959
Compulsion based on Leopold-Loeb case; this was MUCH better than
the '90s remake! I guess I'm Ebert, rather than Siskel; he wrote
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls starring
my eight cuzzin once removed Michael Blodgett! (NOT looking like
a Puritan in a skimpy Tarzan outfit with Z-man!)"....
an Alligator person
Friday, August 13, 2021
"day of Wodin 11 aug 21 0800. I been tuning into WSRO
650 AM Ashland Massachuetts "jazz standards".
So Billie Holliday "God Bless the Child" was a treat,
before work. BUT "After Midnight" I awoke and said to
micelf,agin "that's Miles Davis Bitches Brew"! as sure
as I bought that double album 4 July 70 in LIEU of the Woodstock
album (hey! I'd just read On the Road by Miss Lyn's Lisotte
cuzzin, jack keroauc!) they played a very long-ass song; no back-announcing
like WHRB for jazz geeks so it's guess-time. Freitag Morgen DID
I hear a riff from John Coltrane's "A love Supreme"....sorry
WMBR this makes Breakfast of Chimpanzees need my (Lydia) Lunch!".....
Saturday, August 15, 2021
"Saturnalia 14 Aug 21. In addition to WE-TV and Beverly
Hillbillies, Popeye and
betty Boop (AND: Max Fleishcer's cartoons
are SO psychedelic!) at 0800, WSRO 680 AM, "Bitches Brew"
from Miles Davis Bitches Brew was played! To reinforce my Alta
kaka Rocker memory, I youtubed it and am listening to the WHOLE
album as I go On The Road (Miss Lyn's cuzzin!) but not "Under
my wheels". from Dino Records: "Ugly Things
shipped this week"; thank you everybody reading my interview;
Mr Ken never talks unless he's got something to say! (Mr. ed had/was
a horse's arsch!)."Had orders for Be More flamboyant from
Texas and South Carolina yesterday." "C'mon Giz let's
play "freebird"; "ah caint hang with no brown bread""
(reckon tymes is changed! "a change on the way"- Terry
Knapp and the pack!). "Could this be the beginning of kenne
MANIA"...Fiddy thousand Gizmos fans caint be all wrong can
they?...ok while the Delta Blues variant circles around and we
mask up again, like Phantom of the Opry, 1130 pm Saturday
21 aug 21, mad painter at Midway! Sunday 12 sept
21 Kenne Highland's Air Force plays Midway for Frank Rowe's 70th!
(pray to Baphomet the clubs stay open). Pessimistically/Optimistic
(sung to a Music machine song; if I sang "People in me"
with a cold would that be ken Boniwell and the Mucus machine?
"blew my nose and THEN she blew my mind!"). GLider
in October at pete's and mad painter in western Massachusetts
in November...if we go back into lockdown, at least I can lissen
to Bitches Brew! what a great 4th of July that was! (1970...halfway
rolled thorugh, in sight!)"......
"back when records and South of the border monkees were
my only friend!"...