Monday, October 31, 2016
Line for Horror Marathon
"Ken and Gee Julie thought about attending the Coolidge Corner horror
marathon Saturday night 29 oct 16 but it was sold out! did movie roulette and
caught the 945 pm of new Laura Dern movie CERTAIN WOMEN. LISTEN to John
Funke and Ten Dollar Mistake but since neither of us was 62 and =
senior discount, we made a twelve dollar mistake! three women in Montana and
how their lives intersect, miles of David Lynch-ian Twin Peaks-ish emptiness,
"Big Sky", "Miles from nowhere", "No action"...a
lotta rock songs about THAT including "No Fun"! Laura Dern is a lawyer
has a client who does a hostage situation at his old job but Hell or High
Water was more exciting with shootouts. Laura having affair with some lady's
husband but even that was sleep-inducing. Same lady kinda gets stalked by an
American Indian whom lives a lonely life on a horse farm, so Lily Gladstone
IS some excitement, but otherwise....Scream and Scream II at midnight
were sold out (432 people capacity, i think: support independent movie houses!)
and they were ALL outside in costume....guess our highlight was 0100 listening
to Coast to Coast AM and George Noory, as usual!".....
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
"Gee Julie went to a Buddhist thang, I didn't go to church, instead saw Eight
Days a Week and The Beatles on sunday 30 October were more popular
than Jesus AND Buddha! 245 pm matinee NOT a seven dollar mistake! Opie shot a
damn good movie concentrating on Beatles live touring; so the 1964 tour, speed
it up and it sounds like the 1976 Ramones! Ringo is slammin' the SHIT out of his
Ludwigs!! Gained new respect for a much maligned drummer. But the 1965 tour....Elvis
Costello and Whoopi Goldberg had their say on it, Elvis saying "amazing how in
tune they were with all the screaming", but George/Ringo just watched John/Paul
body movement. learned that John Lennon and I BOTH have no mechanical aptitude
so "tomorrow never knows" happened coz he Gizmoed and played the reel tape backward
(something I would do!)..fucken genius...I COULD go on, but Whoopi Goldberg WAS
at the 1965 shea stadium and almost certain I saw this at 99 state street, brockport
NY...Beatles always best at r&b covers ("twist and shout" and "dizzy miss lizzy")
and buck owens "act naturally" live is SO shitkickin', George shining on guitar...but
what I ALWAYS remember and how I got a guitar five years later was "I'm Down"
live, Lennon doing a Jerry Lee Lewis elbow thang on that keyboard, Paul doin'
Lil Richard "whoo" ("jailbait janet" anyone?) (ok, I STOLE it!) and George slammin'
that Chuck Berry rhythm during the keyboard solo and dig THIS: Chuck/Richard and
Jerry Lee STILL ALIVE AND WELL and as the Coasters say "THAT is rocknroll""...
Thursday, November 3, 2016
"getting the MOST of my $25 pledge to WJIB (besides that personal postcard
from Bob Bittner!) I pledged coz of the Sunday morning country oldie
show and Bob DOES play some obscurities; I'm googlin' on that I-phone Five like
Wayne Kramer soloing with the MC5! ("lookin' at you", 8-track solo, same as
vinyl album only....it's 8-track!). So obscure toon is Tennessee Ernie Ford
and "blackberry boogie"! lyrics
and chords are on line (it's in G, Ken Kaiser!) released 1962, when
my dad gradiated cooley high, detroit (granddaddy McBee born 7 march 1866, basnetsville,
west virginnny). a lot of blog record collector geeks talkin' 'bout Tenessee
Ernie's proto-rockabilly career! (I think my folks had a 45 down south, but
musta been some kinda Americana, if I remember right). Reasons this song rocks
like "we're gonna rumble" in G: Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant!
rockabilly hall of fame cats (Eddie Cochran did a 45 with Ronnie McBee
and I'm STILL searchin' down how we's kin!). Speedy West's steel playing
real swinging but my main man is Jimmy Bryant; he played violin on "sweet young
thing" first Monkees album (covered at the Keg fall '77 with a Keith Campbell
pre-Dceats band I THINK called the Nice Guise; Keith did a damn good raga rock
solo and was on Hello World, so BOB BOTH ENGINEERED BOTH KEITH, CLANN
CAMPBELL AND this grandson of a McBee (swore allegiance to a Campbell in 1500s
Scotland)....and James Brown! Jimmy Bryant was also "difficult to deal with"
and I'm SURE it was "pappy's corn squeezin's....white lightnin'!" "blackberry
boogie" is on
youtube as are other tenesse ernie ford proto-rockabilly toons, so maybe
some Rockabily Yob will cover this at Jay ALLEN'S next Mess Around?".....
Friday, November 4, 2016
"why I was thinking of the Runes I don't know (boston
groupie news interview) BUT the Korps as THE HEROES opened for
them Saturday 13 sept 80 at boston college (007 opened; BIG
007 page done by larry laferla "our first gig was at boston college
opening for Kenne Highland's band" link goes to 1978 KH interview...can we say
VANITY search ("I'm so vain/I probably think this song is about me!")...So HOPELESSLY
OBSCURE til now was an interview with BC paper: "the heroes opened up with
"the other way around"; Ken Kaiser as Joey Ramone! "Highland lept into the crowd
for "do the touch" and started into "who do you love""; "Highland lay flat on
the floor and did an impromptu guitar solo"...why? ("whiskey, yer the divil, yer
leadin' me astray"....) "it's like being a pro athlete....we're rocknroll gladiators"
said Highland as he took a healthy swig of Jack daniels"...in hindsight; had just
got out the CORPS, left Brockport, NY five years before and I sounded like my
jock brother Tom "Herbie" Highland! Booze....it gave me a jekyl and HIGHLAND personality!
and THAT was the week that was! (Heroes/Big World at underground Tuesday
9 sept 80! TWO good gigs in one week! drunken gig at cantone's with the Dark:
'that's it, we made a mistake, tyme to break up the band!"......