Monday, October 5, 2020
"Saturday 3 october 20; a day of local music kinda! mad
painter practiced, Alex Gitlin learning
his keyboard parts on my demos. mad painter going
into studio "soon", three originals, one German rock
cover. Schmel Herbie Hind is like the Rubber Dubber, making "bootleg"
cds of me BUT "Happiness Is" is Gee Julie "Mitchell"'s
high dulcet tones singing in car along to "Dead Boston Clubs".
Alex Gitlin (Moscow Groupie News!) says: "dead boston clubs
...what can i say? sounds like Motorhead circa 1979. only with
more melodic vocals....it's Schmel's guitar.
Very fast Eddie Clarke'....hmm...once on the lil black and white
tv about 1981 at 25 Walbridge Street, Allston, mass. I DID catch
Motorhead on tv....reminded me kind of MC5
actually; I THINK Carl Biancucci said they were
"horrible! absolutely the worst"! but dont quote me
that was 39 (!) beers ago...Lastly, as i took dinner watching
the Go Gos Behind the Music on youtube ("Arguing
with Ghosts"; Solomon Gruberger LOVED them, Jay Gruberger
called them the "GaGa's"), Al Hendry on drums; "He's
got the beat/he's got the beat/he's got the beat/yeah, he's got
the beat!". AND Schmel Herbie Hind (Wayland Groupie News)
reports that on Brian Young's show has "Muff
Divin'' by Gizmos in heavy rotation! wait'll he hears the new
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
"Sonntag 4 october 20. channel surfin' during the drying cycle
and i chanced upon Baby Driver. Opening
scene is a bank robbery as John Spencer's "Bell Bottoms' blares
and this "punk-blues" cd
IS at Somerville grooves! besides "baby I'm yours' by Barbara
Lewis (hailing from the home of the Highlands salem/South Lyon,
Michigan!) "baby' is trying to "get together' with this
waitress named Deborah; so during THEIR drying cycle, "Deborah"
by T. Rex plays (though i had a Wilson Pickett album once with "Deborah"
on it...)...a lotta good ole r and b too on soundtrack AND a
wikiepedia page FOR the soundtrack! (Let us Keeping it local,
on my way to Nu-cafe, i passed by the parking lot
of The Jungle. sign said "flea market".
Seems the Jungle patio open for food and drink day of Wodin til
saturday but NOT Sunday and "we'll be here all year long"
(?! Winter? and i dont mean Johnny?) (that has since changed-
they will close after oct 17 and re-open when weather permits-ed).
I bought a couple-three cds and couple sci-fi paperbacks; THREE
DOLLARS! Hey, check it out....LASTLY Coast to Coast Am
says FRANKIE AVALON will be a guest....cue up jefferson Starship
"have you seen the saucers"?".....
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Monntag 5 october 20. Music to sleep by. One dollar Cheapo
Records cd, Lionel Hampton.
Mostly Blues. musical heritage society label. very
scholarly. Liner Notes by Librarian, Institute of Jazz Studies,
Rutgers. i was even at Museum of Our National Heritage in posh lexington
the once and IN scholarly tones heard Jelly Roll Morton
had played in 'ho-houses and died of the clap! There is
a 8 April 1988 session of this legendary vibraphonist; 2 april 88
I was jamming in the kitchen with Tony and the mechanics Cagnina
and Matt Gilbert of harlequin ("Billion Dollar babies' comes
to mind) when in from a rumble out front came "georgia Skinheads
Must Die". Two more dis Parrot forms of music I aint nevah
hoid, but this is is a nice come-down-from-Nu cafe latte type of
cd, especially the blues with vibes toons (great jazz guitar too!)".......
Thursday, October 8, 2020
"Til Tuesday 6 october 20. by accident, channel surfin with
coffee about 0500 caught
COBRA. BBC drama, channel 44 PBS,
six episodes, so that's all October at least. (Hey that's the
guy from train Spotting and The Full MOnty!!-ed.) A "solar
flare" comes over Britain and Tory/Labour blame each other.
I had to wikipedia bits, but a plane 'headed to newcastle' doesnt
make it and "crashes on the A-1" (I'm a geography freak
dont mind me)....Another memorable scene, as "solar flare'
causes blackout, a very pretty Jamaican-Brit lady is playing a record
and all of a sudden the power dieeeeeeeeesssssss......well, THAT
kept it musical....she WAS playing vinyl! Tune in to COBRA on your
local PBS channel!"....
Friday, October 10, 2020
"day of Thor 7 october 20. I Am Not Gone- a
tribute to Asa Brebner, song seven of fourteen.
"Babes in the Bar"- GLiDER. Cal Cali
drums and sings, Al Nahabedian on guitar
and bass and Captain Easychord on keyboards.
engineer/mixed/produced by Joel Simches of SMUGGLER!
(kicked out of his dressing room at Paradise opening for Bon Jovi
coz Jon wanted to be a "cowboy/on that painted horse I ride"
with some "BU baby". Rick Harte of Ace of Hearts
records even mixed! Ok, but names dont mean jackshit (Cal/Al I
met in february 1985 when Jordan and the Half Transplants opened
for Jetset at Johnny D's, Allston, Massachusetts) unless you can
back up "da goods". Blowfish likened
this cut to "Velvet Underground-like"; true BUT...it's
actually more like son of Lou (J. Richman) doing "Pablo Picasso"
(I first saw Asa play bass with Jon in DC with
Rudements opening; they're on 30 seconds over DC
comp). What else do i hear...cal's vocal is Mouse and the Traps-cum-Highway
61 Zimmerman...."her name was Lydia/she gave me chlamydia
", a brilliant line BUT "lady...you got a boining bush
already? I got a good doctor you should see!" (jay Gruberger-esque
Borsct Belt for those whom drank Mother Goldstein's wine with
him!) Al comes in rockin' like Dave Edmunds "i hear you knockin",
then goes into a Ron Asheton thang at end; the good captain on
keyboards holds down that "I wanna be your dog" keyboards,
so to "debate" Blowfish; Velvets. yes BUT add Stooges
too! And in other words, MY kind of music and a stellar cut and
look for GLiDER GLiDER album soon and like them on facebook! Hope
I didnt forget anything...Now "If I could only remember my
name" (and david Crosby IS a distant Dutch patroon cuzzin
through the Van Cortland line!)".....
Saturday, October 11, 2020
"Friday on my mind 8 october 20. going through an old box of
cassettes. $2.99 In your ear....certain this was
the now- closed harvard Square location. Greatest Hits
Nana Mouskouri, Dutch pressing. Music to Sleep By.
Greek easy-listening singer. I LOVE covers sung in "Broken
English"! (as if i could do any better). 1969 seems to be her
best year; "From Both Sides Now" (J. Mitchell, "Scorpio
Queen" sung in "Broken English"); "Try to remember'
(Broadway toon sung in "Broken English") and "Mon
Enfant' (Day is Done, written by P. Yarrow, minus Paul and Mary).
But the gem: 1971 cover of "Mets ta main dans la main"!
(put your hand in the hand); a greek singing French on a Dutch label...my
records been in them countries but I aint done that yet!
mad painter practice tonight and rest of weekend is records/cds/cassettes/books/magazines/sports
on radio/eat/sleep and ANTI-social distancing! To quote my distant
cuzzin GG Allin "you hate me and i hate you"!".....