Monday, August 16, 2021
"Saturn Day 14 Aug 21. A SPOOK-tacular Mad Painter practice
where we always sounds like Vanilla Fudge "Break Song' off
that Near the Beginning (?) album; what quartets! I say "Spooktacular
coz I missed both Svengoolie on "TV
Eye" AND Mach Kenne-dee in Screw-caht….BUT,
as Schmel Herbie drove like "Hot Rails to
Hell" blasting magazine, what to my wondrous eyes did appear
but a Priority two-day of Ugly Things
("who put the bomp on steroids!").
A LOT to grok but Monsieur Laurent Bigot did a
spectacular job on making ME sound coherent AND looking at my '70s
recording career part one PRE-HUMOUSLY! (at least NOW I know wot
moddafockas gonna say about when "Je suis mort"; "mange
le merde un mort, vou tete d' merdes!"). ("we don't speak
French in this house no more coz Eunice (Eunice
is my mother!!!- Ed) don't understand it"
(said my Marion Cardinal Miss Lyn's grandma she never met) but again,
Miss Lyn's poutine-eatin' Ma and jack Kerouac descend from same
mutual Lisotte SETLLER in new France, neighours to ma's Quebecois
ancestors, though I favour POONTANG and PUTANS over POUTINE)….Ok
enuff Gaboury, merci beacoup, BUY THIS MAG (Ugly
Things) and Dino records
also has advert; "looking through Kenne Highland's Eyes!""..
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
"Lazy Sunday afternoon (and morgen!) ides of august 21. 0600:
REELz. a Jim Morrison/Doors Behind the Music, great
vintage clips. followed by a 1965 keith Richards,
also many a great vintage Stones live gig clip. took a listen to
WJIB 740 Am country memories and was pleased to hear carl
Perkins "boppin' the blues' coming outta an AM radio
mono speaker. I believe about '77 I had that Sun 45 which I sadly
first heard on a Robert Gordon album (second generation
rockabilly if you will). WMEX 1510 AM played "hitchin' a ride'
and other great oldies in the afternoon and after my Willie loco
nap I re-caught, four to six pm,IFC Almost Famous.
"They traded the groupies for $50 and a case of beer to humble
Pie,man"..."yeah,she went off with deep Purple man"...the
kid suppose to be Cameron Crowe missed his class
of '73 graduation; I had only JUST begun to play with O.
rex in Brooklyn and 14 year old Lydia Koch hadn't ran away
from Rochester YET! Without leaving the "Haunted House' (THAT
gene Simmons never told me to eat scheiss, read about it in ugly
things part 13 Kenne interview!) I had ALMOST as much fun as Toddler
dance Party at the Jungle! (Now THAT is an all-ages show! I need
to perform the FU's "pre-school dropout" at rocknroll
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
"Monntag Monntag 16 and Savaged ("and now 'ere's ken Highland
with "oi'll show thim 'oo's Mod") august 21. RADIO RADIO
edition. 0230, Coast to Coast AM bumper music. "Everybody's
got something to hide 'cept for me and my Monkee"-Beatle George
guitar loud,clear,mono, Then- Stones "Monkey Man" Keef-
loud, clear and in mono, Announcer (not George Noory): "and
speaking of "Monkee men, we have (somebody) on to discuss BIGFOOT!"
( I take a 13). After a "Hard day's night" WMBR
Goth show (Bats belfry/Toys Attic) and Goth lady goes:
"I put this show together Sunday, a very sunny day, incongruous
for a Goth show"; NAY! Let's go to the graveyard! Great music,
but what I knew was "and now here's a song from the first Cocteau
Twins album back in 1984 (?)"....Miss Lyn (who loves the
Cocteau Twins) was downstairs with ONE Goth cat! Also Goth
lady say: "These shows are archived WMBR.org for two weeks
AND I put the playlist on Track.blaster!"....I LOVE a woman
whom lists her records in Precise Modern Lovers order! More female
record collectors please! I did marry one the once but she died
and her collection is for sale on Discogs in Texas; buy your kenne
vinyl THERE! and Ugly Things interview too"....
Laura of Bats in the Belfry
Thursday, August 19, 2021
"Day of Wodin 18 Aug 21 and Kenne Highland Air Force played
like Beserkers! AGAIN: Frank Rowe's birthday party at Midway
Sunday 12 Sept 21 3 pm followed by Unnatural Axe
and Classic Ruins. John Keegan
taped the practice on his cellphone and my vocals sound as Iggy
on Funhouse as Gizmos live at Bloomington public library 9 april
77 on Gulcher...WHY evolve? De=evolution! We're tryin' to pitch
Lt LArry Newman's Asa tribute volume two where
my baa Baa black sheep squadron covered "I'm in Love".
WAS it Larry whom said "that was great! Like a cross between
the Dolls and Mott the Hoople". That's easy (like "Sunday
Morning"); as Solomon Gruberger said April '74 after we saw
Dolls/Quatro Bottom Line NYC; "looks like he watched Gimme
Shelter 1000 Times!!!". I didn't watch it THAT many tymes but
I been "lookin' in jagger's eyes and scoring' (or singing "that's
cool I respect you More"-ing) since '65 (having moved from
manassas virginny to my grandmother's Uncle-bellum farm in western
Ny, 5 dec 64 was "The Night they drove old dixie up";
read about it in Ugly
Things). As for Mott, that is captain easychord
doing Willie Loco doing "all the Way from Stoneham"! (where
we usually gets "Tricked Again" and end up lost!). We
got nine five minute toons, a lot of Ron Asheton guitar influence
(me) John Keegan on baritone sax adds a Morphine
influence, Schmel Herbie Hind sounding more like
me on gemini on a full Moon than me (all more reason for Dino to
release this lineup cd!). On "Pizza Delivery Moves" ("drivin'
wrong way down a one way street", which is where the Boston
Groupie cats gaze upon) the middle eight/solo stolen from Moby Grape's
"Omaha" sounds SO RAUNCH AND ROLL...did I say Dino needs
to release this? AND,encore maybe, the Delta Blues variant on Stooges
'down on the street' done John Lee Hooker style; I introduce the
band, give everyone a few bars (Midway/Jungle/Once) of solo and
it WILL be a lovely evening for a boogie with larry 'the Mole"
taylor on bass and Al Hendry on drums! The kenne Highand Sextet,
just like a '50s Miles davis lp Miss Lyn's cuzzin Kerouac woulda
dug. AND being same age John Lee Hooker was in Blues Brothers, THE
CHAIR WILL be returning! ('as the broom drearily sweeps/ all the
dust it has swept in the past")"...
Kenne Highland's Airforce in practice
Friday, August 20, 2021
"ALL HAIL THOR's DAY! 19 Aug 21. Gee Julie
working at Jungle and as I walked in State
of the Union at the bar; Julie hearing me as I spoke
in me "Irish whisper' (A Billy Borgioli-ism). Took a photo
of Peter Paul and Sandy...no wait it's TWO JOES and a Sandy! Joe
Moir claiming he now has beard coz he wants "the
kenne look"; dang! I'm a fashion maven! (just like Sandy
Summer who, EVEN on Thanksgiving, reads what this jive
turkey has to pontificate!). State of the Union
had a 1030 set but it'd been "A hard Day's Night" so
I adjourned to the patio of the Independent. had a "mocktail"
and FISH AND chips..."And Suddenly" (Punky meadows with
a 1968 AM/FM hit!) Sandy Summer appeared and
joined me for SUPPER; Joe Moir was walking by
and declined and Joe Perry decided to LET THE
MUZAK DO THE TALKING! (Mantovani strings on "Dream On"...DONT
TEMPTATION me, lucifer!). Sandy also had fish AND chips and then
(Sir Douglas Quintet) "The Rains Came"! We evacuated
inside as Bob Seger's "Noah" blasted through my head
(NICE to sup with somebody, usually I'm "TAlkin' with Micelf"
(caint dance good) pretending I'm being interviewed by Dick cavett...
State of the Union
Oh yes BEFORE the great Flood (no levees broke though) I says to
Sandy: "it's a slow news day with BGN. Do an IT GIRL pose'
….well beats the shit out of lissenin' to It Play.....If you
REALLY wanna know about My Dinner with sANDRE, we talked about....."dead
(music too; we even purport to be that!). I
DID not know that the beachcomber on Wollaston Beach Quincy was
also NOSTALGIA, though I mentioned my inbred Childern of the KEN
"steel-trap memory" savant-ly could quote club listings
from 40 years ago. sandy: "I played Club Three in Somerville";
I played Lili's once BUT I found a Club Three club listing site!
Surrender Dorothy! ('90s dude!). Anther South Shore memory: "The
LINES were GODZ to us! They were like the beatles! Didn't they become
the Swingin Steaks?"; some did BUT Zoomer radio 740 AM TORONTO
DID recently play "some sing some dance' by Pagliaro, which
I, as a yank, heard this Canadian hit back in '72 on a Rochester
NY station). The denoument of Supping with Summer ended and WSRO
680 AM playing jazz songs that they don't announce was "Golden
Slumbers" til Coast to Coast Am 0100! (dudes if I could lie
in bed all day...but like Miss Lyn's Beatles butcher cover...."everybody
seems to think's I'm Lazee/ I don't mind Slade thinks they're KRAZEE"".....
PS. S. Summer DID laugh at all my Oscar Wilde-ish wit....remember,
chappies, oi'm th' clever one and they hate you if you're clever
and despise the Fools!"....
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Saturday 21 August 21, 44 years after Afrika Korps live at
cantones (Gulcher cd). Listened to a $8.00 45 from Somerville
grooves: "Rukubine" b/w "Sublime dream" by Carlos
Malcolm on mal records on Jamaican Festival album. The 1963 "Rukubine'
is like proto-ska from this ska pioneer! THAT was a good score on
a Hopelessly Obscure 45! Flatts and Scruggs was on the Beverly
Hillbillies this morn. I caught 0700-0800 of 88 rewind
on WMBR. The Top 30 or such was early 1978 a college station in
saint Louis playing PUNK! Trackblaster will list it but
ramones/Boomtown rats/number one was "complete control"
by the Clash/generation X..but the "winner by elimination":
"Holiday in the Sun"-Sex Pistols! I went
to see the Slickee Boys and razz at College park Maryland and bought
this 45 at a local store there; oh yeah! heard Declan Mcmanus "watching
the detectives"; L/Cpl Donal E Buckley USMC (read about him
in Ugly Things! A Billy Cox to my Hendrix!) had an 8-track of that
first Costello album. memorial Day '78 Donal and I spent in marine
barracks Fort meade Maryland listening to Xyra harper spin 999
on the Georgetown university station....no WONDER the NSA
was goin' through my garbage! (still had a security clearance AND
a meritorious unit ciltation ALL of which I'd gladly turn in for
a good interview in Ugly Things! So I'm watchin' youtube Hendrix
expierince Sweden '69 and Joe Vig called and he
even DID say I can say "Joe Vig is doing GREAT despite Covid!"...review
copies of Greg paquette AND THE MICKY BLISS CD shall be arriving
at PO Box 450, Cambridge Mass. 02138..oh wait! That's Billy Ruane's
box! oh wait! In the 1630s dad's ancestor William Spencer (read
about HIM in ugly Things) had property where the camrbidge adult
education place was,then he split for Hartford...some Crosby bloke
landed in newtown and THUS on youtube NOW: CSNY at Wembley 1974!
(Neil Young wailing on KEYBOARDS!)….mad painter tonight at
the Midway and I guess we dodging that storm; if not the set list
(haha) will be "rock you like a hurricane", Zimmerman's
"Hurrican carter' toon and maybe even a toon by Hurricane Smith!
"Oh babe what WOULD you say"...hmmm....Kenne's had four
cups of coffee today!!!!!!!!"....