Monday, August 30, 2021
"Sunday 29 August 21. In 1987 I was up the North Shore
at a Mark Mayhem (RIP) party and met Joe
Coughlin (RIP) for first tyme. Wicked stoned, Joe did
a bunch of feedback guitar and I drummed and we called it Electric
Spam. I was (wicked stoned) channeling Ron Bushy's superb "in-a-gadda-da-vida'
drum solo (I DID watch some kinda video..stoned, man I WAS Iron
Butterfly!). Back to 2021, sadly, my facebook friends John
Kay and Steppenwolf said Ron Bushy had
now joined Charlie Watts...dudes! 'in-a-gadda-da-vida'
and "honky tonk woman' man...
BUT after Coast to Coast AM 0100-0500, OF COURSE!,
hit the coffee pot and binged on MeTV 0500-0900!
The Invaders, The Powers of Matthew Star (SO bad it only
had ONE season 1982-1983 to which I had GOOD Hopelesly Obscure gigs!)
and lastly TWO SOLID HOURS, drug: CAFFEINE of SAVED BY THE
BELL! bad '80s clothes and funilly dumbass but
they're partying in a car singing along to "Wild Thing".
Reg Presley,Troggs singer, still alive in '92 and
looking at crop circles but nice to hear him singing (read beyond
our control '73 for Ken RAVING about Troggs on Bowie's Midnight
Special, proving I aint changed nuthin' not even mah drawers!).
I WAS calculating royalties though....so Chip Taylor wrote the toon
and he's Midnight Cowboy Jon Voight's brother...thus....he is Angelina
Jolie's uncle! And she damn sho' don' need no money".....
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
"Sunday 29 august 21, ALSO GG Allin's birthday
(so I met Joe Coughlin (RIP) on GG's birthday)....BUT at noon
I tuned into WNTN 1550 AM The BenchWarmers, a
bunch of Greek-American Alta kakas talk sports (mostly local Boston
teams) and 'we're going to the Saint Constandinos and Helen festival";
Gee Julie and I were at that Greekfest
Freitag Nicht. Amidst their mishegas was talk of the B-12 shot
which segued into "remember the B-52s?"
Countered by "I saw the talking heads at
U. mass - what a weird group", countered by a reference to
"I love you you big gorilla". Now I pledge ANNUALLY
to this show so I can jam in D on "white Rabbit' progressions
(do I ever love greek music and wimmen!) but to hear THE DICKIES
on AM RADIO with my garmooma (that's Moroccan-Arabic for geldt)…."Lazin'
on a Sunday Afternoon/ I HATE the summetime"".....
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
"STILL GG Allin's birthday Sonntag 29 August
21. after my Willie loco nap, I caught Forrest Gump
on AMC 2-5 pm. And my movie WAS interrupted by two texts from Dino
records! 'dino records site is dinorecords.net'...."also
the mastering on new Kenne cd being done New Alliance in
Somerville. Nick the engineer (Nik Turner of Hawkwind?)
worked on the rat docu-men-terry (starring terry brenner;
they documented terry!) in some capacity". OK but Forrest...I
COULD "rave on" about this movie and soundtrack (seen
in many a Cambridge mass. bargain bin but NOT rubbing shoulders
with the Residents or Afrika korps) but I will focus on 'Nam and
the Doors. "break on through' on soundtrack but additional
songs in movie NOT on soundtrack are soul kitchen/hello I love you/
people are strange; "the end' was in apoloclypse now. In the
latest Ugly Things besides two John Rathbun
1629-1702 Block Island Rhode island descendants (Lizzard King and
Gizzard King) is a splendid article on listening to the Doors and
Hendrix in Vietnam! SO watch Forrest Gump
(when Gump's high on coke and "freebird" keeps playin'
faster and faster...I brought in 1976 passed out on a Highland Indiana
floor and some '70s show reject bumped into the STEREO and knocked
over "freebird" and the party MOANED! Two months later,
Rich Coffee's band did first Gizmos!) AND buy Dino records and buy
Thursday, September 2, 2021
"day of WODIN 1 sept 21. Kenne Highland AirForce
practice for frank Rowe's 70th Midway café sunday
12 sept 21 3 pm. Narrowed down a set list opening with
"Be More Flamboyant' then the new songs I wrote during Co-Vig
plus the Asa brebner toon being done on volume two: to channel
my distant Rathbun cuzzin Jim Morrison, off'n Soft Parade
I sang "Poor Asa dead and gone/left me here to sing this
song/pretty lil gurl with the red dress on/poor Asa dead and gone'....Towards
end of set captain easychord WILL be singin'
Jimbo's "Five to One"...a lot of manic punk/psych was
this. Al Hendry keepin' the beat, John
keegan sounding like the clan mackay on sax (Roxy Music
and/or Funhouse), Lt Larry Newman USMC and Nikki
and Corvettes on bass (we did some silly Flo and Eddie spontaneous
song doing doo-wop and Philly Soul impressions; maybe I should
call the band The Hopelessly Absurb! Musik und Humour:: Flo and
eddie open for alice cooper, Madison Sqaure garden Sunday 3 June
73). Captain easychord "Head in '73" (flip side of Erik
Hysteric "Kleiner Suzi" von Deutschland); when he plays
keyboards I always think he's going into "all the way from
Memphis" PLUS Scotty Thurston with Stooges 31 Dec 73 Academy
of music (we had a lot of Metallic KO grooves also which I LOVED!
You WILL love this band! If not, liebe meiner arsch). Captain
has now have a captain easychord powerhouse band: Captain-keys,vocals
(he also jammed on Ringo's "it don't come easy") , Schmel
herbie Hind ("the Armenian of the group") on guitar
in maybe his fourth current band (?), Leon Rich (played with Anderson
Mar,RIP)-bass and: Matt Burns of V on drums! Supagroup! SupaChick!
Schmel herbie Hind broke out his Happy the Clown SG AND like February
'85 johnny D's Allston: "dude you look like Tony Iommi!"
PLAYED like him, leading captain and rest of gang to jam on Sabbath's
"Paranoid" man...Lastly, my vocals hovered between Iggy
on Funhouse or first Dolls album...oh wait! That was O. rex with
Grubergers during '73! my guitar mostly had Gy. Sgt Byron Highland
channeling the son of Lt. Ronald F Asheton (both USMC RIP "Questions
67 and '63)...I also tossed ten years After "Love like a
man' into "tricked again"..."and our love began
Friday, September 3, 2021
"day of thor!!!! 2 sept 21. As I ate bufallo wings last night
at the Independent and Fever Tree played over the p.a. system, I
FINALLY finished The Great Santini. My father was a career marine
stationed in the Carolina's in early '60s, I was number one son...ok
I could relate, hadn't heard the beatles yet. Gee Julie said I should
pass on the book to Lt larry Newman USMC and Nikki and the Corvettes
(on Bomp!) and he said "have I got a book for you! ralph fatello
(USMC AND Vinny band) gave me a book on the marines in Saipan to
pass on'...The Boston Groupie Book Club?!?!?!? More "illusions
from my childhood" (as the vanilla Fudge melts....); us highlands
lived at Midway Island, Virginny and Tarawa Terrace NC (Quantico
and Lejeune; read marine brat bebe Buell's STELLAR book Rebel Heart!);
these addresses named for pacific island-hopping WWII battles...but
enough krieg: MUSIK!!! If Six was Nine WMBR, stellar toons always
but "Knock me down" by the Outlets: the best Generation
X song Billy idol NEVER sang with green Day! from Boys Life versus
the outlets split record. John Surette and Boys Life may have been
more Jam inspired; records I heard ca. 1977 stationed at Fort Meade
Maryland as the NSA went through my garbage.And during supper been
tuning to Zuma Radio 740 AM Toronto Canada. A Canadian- artist oriented
"oldies' station which I can pick up "back home"
on ancient radios coz of proximity to Toronto; Canada rocks! Daily
does of Ronnie Hawkins plus Bruce Cockburn reminds me of 0600 at
the Tasty Dinner, Harvard Square, the fry cook always playing Brice
Cockburn. Tonronto has good folk scene! (I wrote "Scorpio Queen"
about Joni Mitchell! just look at my schnozz...it's got the irish
curse! just not the rest of me! ("Kenne, they say you've got
a toilet in Japan"-John Keegan to which I DID admit jay grubeger
said that last tyme the Korps saw him alive)….Of course Little
Richard at six pm is excellent too...whooo! he and I wrote "Jailbait
janet"! Read about it ALl in ugly Things!"......
Saturday, September 4, 2021
"Saturday 4 Sept 21. let me first promote two Kenne
Highland's Air Force gigs coming up; Frank Rowe's
70th at Midway café 3 pm Sunday 12 Sept 21, then
1130 PM Pete's in Quincy Friday 15 oct 21. And without
blathering on about Downton Abbey from
0500-0700 (DONATe to PBS!) I shall tell of a lil library box item
I got at Citifeed, Jamaica plain, besides Great santini book. A
cASETTE by Alex
and the people, released 25 April 20 (OLD school!).
boys Will Be Boys is the google-able title and there's facebook
presence. They list their rootsy influences as "Jack White/Stones/
Joni "Scorpio Queen" Mitchell/ The Strokes" (a small
Strokes story; 1990s hype, but some Monday night I was up to Charlie's
Kitchen, Cambridge, mass.,some song comes on the jukebox echoing
Lou's "I cant stand it"....DESPITE the hype, I put them
in the Stones taking the blues further category (on Jeopardy?) only
this was velvet Underground one step beyond BETTER critical acclaim,
proving Amerika in 1967 didn't know scheiss from shinola about the
mighty ahead of their tyme Velvet Underground). That said I found
a good quote: "Alex and the people's "Boys Will be Boys"
blends blues,garage and folk"...They have also played Midway
café and Jamaica Plain Porchfest; two places I WOULD play
with them! Surprise Surprise! (I think I saw the Fast do that Stones
toon at cantones in '70s); new music I like coz it sounds Neu! (though
if they sounded like Neu, I know SOMEBODY in Flensburg, Deutschland