Monday, August 17 2020
Montag 17 august 20. "Sittin' On my Sofa" (Kinks b-side!)
0600 til 0700 watching Muchachitas Como Tu
on galavision. Suddenly, in the barrio, appears a masked Mexican
wrestler with a Santo Gold mask like Los Straightjackets wear. This
is a 2007 telenovela, so dudes, he was masked before 2020,man......Mentions
in muchachitas wikipedia: "Mistico" as
"himself" and he really is/was a legit mexican wrestler!
Not a bad actor either! Youtube presence, also; childhood friend
of one of the muchachitas, but then becomes love interest of one
of the muchachitas. he's also a good guy, a regular "Avenging
Annie", if you will. i tune in each morn 0600-0700....and THAT
is the biggest excitement in my non-gig life at moment".....
Tuesday, August 18 2020
"Til Tuesday 18 August 20. Gee Julie and i
got takeaway Indian food and celebrated International Black
Cat Day and i played her early Steppenwolf album
she's bought me. Again, lissenin' with new ears since 1969; there's
an almost- yardbirds type raveup replete with harp which would make
sense may 1967. Gee Julie hears the side two 20 minute version of
"The Pusher" and "I never knew Steppenwolf could
be so psychedelic!" (i should play her the Sparrow songs that
arent John Kay doing blues!). Live at the matrix in san francisco,
mars Bondfire hits some Jerry/Jorma san fran sounds but again "time
of the season' would be relevant; mars might be my favourite Steppenwolf
guitarist and this is THE SPARROW! i did a Steppenwolf two-fer playing
"Monster" album; title track 45 was "Power Play'
also on early Steppenwolf (I think the Sparrow called it "Square
Headed People"). Monster album has a coda riff not unlike the
Who's "In the City" b-side which may as predated the 'Wolf.
Lots 'Wolf comments on my Facebook thread....where were you people
in '72 when Big Al Baase (RIP) and i had 'Wolf on cover of our fanzine!
CCR also,i think"......
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
"day of Wodin 19 August 20. Checked my p.o. box yesterday and
Lt. Larry Newman, USMC and Nikki and Corvettes
had mailed I AM NOT GONE 14 song tribute
to Asa Brebner. First off, packaging layout, which
Eddie Flowers normally does on Gizmos records is fantastic; "executive
producer: Larry Newman"....well i know it sounds better than
Solomon SPector! I DO want my next Kenne cd to look like this with
a ken kaiser psychedlic cover! (and GONG!). I, Kenneth E. heinlein,
Strange man, Stranger land! want to really "GROK" the
tracks plus mention and spell everyone's name right....I AINT GONE
NEITHER! (that'll be the pre-humous Kenne tribute!) and i dont want
nobody gunnin' fo' mah ass coz they aint mention...Money goes t'
Asa's young'uns; i was ten when my Dad went but Stanton Park didnt
gimme no dough for "landmine"....all i got was dad's name
on the Vietnam Wall! well, in opinion of me, asa shirley belongs
on Boston's "Vietnam' wall (I THINK I'm facebook friends with
may Pang versus may Peing that done the wall, maybe)...I was walkin'
past the Bobby Orr statue at the "Gahden" to my blue collar
job and said t' micelf: "Self; you seen Asa play guitar with
Robin lane and Eddie walker and bass with Jon Richman BUT like Beatle
George, we got 14 good underrated songs and Beatle george coulda
had 14 BEATLES toons as noteworthy'....and I got a rejection letter
from Creem two years before they mention the gizmos....back then
I woulda cranked up Nugent's "Sweet revenge" and joined
the marines! All the more reason to buy this product! SFMF, a Ralph
Fatello t-shirt which means "Semper Fi Mofos!"....fourth
cuppa coffee this morn, I'm "Medea on Steroids"!"......
To purchase the CD send a check or money order for $16.00 to:
Larry Newman, 10 Whippoorwill Lane, Kittery ME 03904
Thursday, August 20, 2020
evening of Wodin, 19 Aug 20. Whilst playing "Kenne on the MTA"
and reading facebook on i-phone five (when I shoulda been reading
about MC5!) read of untimely demise of Portland maine rocker Charles
Hall. So let's do it in precise Modern Lovers order: January
1984, Hopelessly Obscure arrive at Geno's Portland maine and local
opening act is Shark Attack (Chain Link fence also
on bill). Exceedingly Cramps-y like the 70s records. saturday 18
Aug 84 was a big lobster bake party at geno's where
i got wasted; the Brood debuted, Chesterfield Kings were in town,
out on Peak's island Bebe Buell's "Todd Rundgren kid"
was pointed out...also played was the Moguls. "Those
guys live, eat, breathe and shit CRAMPS": Eric Stumpo, Plan
9, RIP, currently jamming with Charles Hall. Jon
Horne (sister Chris fronted the Brood) took a photo (right)
and Charles played the more distorted Bryan Gregory guitar. I loved
the Moguls! Ned the drummer once spent easter Everywhere at the
Mission Hill Groupie News apartment! My next remembrance was Bebe
Buell's Gargoyles at Bunratty's. She had "hooked up"
with the semi-Todd looking Charles ("I saw the light"
and my hangover was killin' me!) and bebe been posting about her
six years with Chaz and how Liv ADORED him! As a side note, Liv
Tyler famous kin lists a mutual ancestor with my Connecticut Yankee
great-great-grandmother Highland, that being Edward Griswold from
a Griswold/Buell marriage; me, bebe and Liv also cuzzins to the
Wilson Beach Boys! Thank you Charles for message from beyond! I
had bebe's NYC address but was "wasted and cant find my way
home",tho GLiDER DID open for Lyres up maine, Charles re-introduced
himself...i told him "I got Bebe's book for a buck in Inman
Square back when second ex-wive/cuzzin alive"; Charles; "She
was very kind to me in that book". Before his decease, he answered
one of my trivia questions and I go: "You win a dream date
with Bebe Buell! and a Baby's Arm holding an Apple 45"....Charles
last post to me IN THIS UNIVERSE: "very funny Kenne"...They're
having a tyme for him in Portland Saturday (day before publication)
from "six...which turns out to be 9"...I caint make it
down east but after work, Charles, when I'm to Cheapo records, have
your spirit guide me through the Sun records box so I may find a
rare record to which Geets Romo will need a bromo"....
Friday, August 21, 2020
day of Thor 20 August 20. Rick Biskit Roth on Monday
had emailed, saying "send an mp-3 of request for when I sub
Americana on Breakfast of Champions, WMBR. americana
@ wmbr. org. ". I write back: "Going to try- Ten years
After" to which he replies "I'll play that on If Six was
Nine next week". Sorry to share our private emails, Ric, but
I AM a LARRRRRRRGGGGGEEEE public figure plus promoting the fact
that somehow this dude is broadcasting on WMBR! i also get notices
from Charlie Kolhais, Research and Development, "hard bop jazz"...somebody
clue me in if the djs are still locked out of the walker memorial
Building, 3 Ames Street WHERE saturday 20 August 77, I was married
on the air by the reverend Willie B. felt! No masks then"....
Saturday, August 22, 2020
"Every day is a saturday 22 August 20. A good way to end the
week was a Cheapo records score 4/$10; Solid
Gold Soul volume two on Atlantic in MONO! liner notes by
Jimmy "Early" Byrd of WILD; to quote Rascal gene Cornish
on lil steven: "hey! I was from white bread Rochester NY! I
didnt know nothin about Wilson Pickett!" And it was these Atlantic
comps that led me to r&b,then gospel. The heavy hitters: Solomon
Burke, Chris Kenner, Percy Sledge, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett and
Joe tex. Track of note: Solomon Burke does that
ole cowboy classic "Down in the valley" soul style BUT!
back in '73 I had a mark Farner solo 45, pre-Grand Funk, where he
does same arrangement, but does a fuzz guitar riff instead of the
horns. AND I remember doing a bedroom casette solo recording of
me doing farner's version; the solo was "we're gonna rumble"
slowed down, so age 17, i kinda "got it". A joy to hear,
an excellent soul comp and think what those r and b 45s worth now!"...