Monday, November 1, 2021
"Sunday 31 Oct 21; Halloween at the Jungle.
First up was Wired For Nirvana, in reality New
Hampshire's Wired For Sound. Mix of Nirvana and
good thrash originals; might I mention lady on guitar solos well,
uses wah-wah AND played a "Kurt Cobain" guitar so "Rape
Me" was note perfect, neo-Dave Grohl harmonies and all. Dead
People fact!: Ken Kobain BOTH decend from Ghislain Vigne born 1586
Valenciennes, france, a Walloon Hugenot whom settled in new Netherlands
in 1624. Next up was Gretchen and the Banshees.
There's a youtube
of Gretchen singing "Happy House" (7 march 80 45;
I was in a south Carolina trailer park with "c'mon Giz let's
play "Freebird") and "Christine" (30 may 80;
future MIAs Pete Lost probably answered my Phoenix
ad; he liked Souxie). MAYBE Miss Lyn had the 1 Aug 80 Kaleidoscope
album (Yes most definitely had that album, loved it!!-ed.)
(as The Heroes prepared for the 9 Sept 80 gig at
the Undeground with BIG WORLD!!!). Wikipedia says
Souxie met Steve Severin at a Roxy music concert September '75;
Meanwhile back in the States, WIUS dj Neal Smith was turning me
onto some Alaskan Thunderfuck weed at Indiana university outdoor
fest as I watched Savoy Brown endlessly boogie...GRETCHEN announced
her banshees doing a gig in providence with a Cure tribute band;
since Dad descends from freeborn Williams, it is indeed PROVIDENCE
that this gig is happening! After her set I tell Gretchen: "I
seen you play bass AND guitar in Knockups but with two guitars/bass/drums
and you singing with tambourine you didn't need to BE MORE FLAMBOYANT!
You reminded me of Gene Dante!" She quipped back: "I'm
Gene Dante's lil sister!" Captain Cameraman
(another easychord non de plume!) declared 'dis was da fockin' ballz!'
(And you can see
his write up & photos here on the BGN!) And Gretchen makeup
was top-shelf; Elvira/Munster and even Lydia Lunch (ALL compliments!).
Lastly, the man whom put on the show, the great Max Boras
as Spinal Max; They had spandex and wigs like 1984
Bunratty's or ANY South Shore tribute band club and I loved EVERY
minute! "Tonight I'm gonna rock you tonight" was like
watching van halen cover it! (Roth-era; "da ballz!").
Bunch of originals which were Rush-like, true BUT sounded more like
Yes with John Bonham on drums (another Van HIGHLAND comparison is
max's bro on drums! No Kinks/oasis feudin' for them!). Max would
leap into crowd in Spandex, finger-tap; this band would do well
playing with any of Sabbath Drums tribute bands! Drum solo by bro
echoed "Moby Dick". Lastly, you haven't lived til 1) you've
seen captain easychord bumpin' and grindin' to "Big Bottom"
and 2) seen three dudes do the garden gnome jig during "Stonehenge"
(captain got Stonehenge (pi symbol) so if you see it onstage...As
promotional technical advisor (read: Colonel ken Parker!) I declare
this whole night a success! Cal cali farewell party too til "I
live for the springtime"!".....
Max Boras with Stonehenge
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
"Monntag 1 Nov 21. 8 pm. Bats in the Belfry.
"El Dia de los Muertos- day of the dead-...and Bats Halloween/
Samhain part two". LIKE
this show on Facebook AND WMBR
schedule DOES have TRACKBLASTER which, for a collector like
me, lists WHAT D.J. Selector plays! Mexican Goth featured prominently;
must investigate further BUT 937 PM to 955 Pm Mistress laura
(that's "Goth lady" to you! "what am I now? Goth
lady"...if the pointy black shoe fits...)….it was "Goth-Prog!"
(but not from Prague)...total WCMF Rochester NY Fiddy years ago
turn down the lights, sweet darlin' "In my room"! "Epitath"
(on a 45!) by King Crimson from In the Court of the Crimson Ken
(playing for hah-vud not those Eli's); then "aspirations"
by gentle Giant off the 1974 The Power and the Glory (NOT competing
with Raw Power or Too Much Too Soon that year but in 2021: BALLZY!
(Ambrose Slade album) followed by "Turn into earth" a
yardbirds Gregorian chant on "Turn into earth (the stereo album);
I bought my mono copy of Over under Sideays Down at Somerville Grooves
but hey! besides Hopelessly Obscure album track, Al "year of
le Chat" Stewart DID cover it in 1966 on Immediate! (God bless
Google...)….BUT let's ALSO give it up for Rick Biskit Roth!
If 6 was Nine 0500-0700. trackblaster says; "additional DISCOGRAPHICAL,
biographical information was added by Lawrence Azrin" and Blowfish
knows THAT guy LOVES records! (who doesn't?).What made MY getting
ready for work morning was 0703-0708, banana album (yes, I bought
it, started a band, have an Eno ancestor...)…"There She
Goes again' (based on the 1962 Marvin gaye hit "hitchhike")
(MY notes: covered by me on my Gemini on a Full Moon Dino records
cd AND Air Force vet marvin gaye and I BOTH born 2 April DC area);
UND July 1966 (I was still readin' Boys Life! before I heard them
in 1980) "i'll be your Mirror", der sanger ist Christa
paffgen,Tort und Ich liebe (Cologne NICHT Flensburg!) "b-side
of "all tomorrow's parties".."I'm Not sayin'"
das ist gut Paffgen musik! lastly, my WMBR facebook propaganda says
next week is donation week; keep them on the air coz Oedipus gave
me my Boston debut in '76 on WTBS! (well don't write any rubber
checks; listen to Rubber Soul or Rubber City Revels! "The Midwest
can be be alright"!".....
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
"day of Wodin 3 Nov 21. 0600. America First Movie Classics.
in the Cities 1974 Wim Wenders movie. "a
german journalist and a girl left in his care embark on a search
for the child's grandparents". release 17 May 74. I had a
high school "date" for Cinderella Liberty at
the Strand Thee-ate-er, Brockport NY; nothing as high class as
this. Starts out down southern America and the Count V's "Psycholtic
Reaction" plays on transistor radio. Journalist goes to an
O. Rex-era NYC and meets mother and daughter. he flies to Amerstdam
with der kinder and mutti never shows. Then it's "where does
Oma live in Deutschland?" LOVED hearing the town's listed
alphabetically in Deutschland with Can as soundtrack music (a
United Artist Greg Shaw promo album in '72 for my high school
fanzine). (Ich liebe Kraut-rock music!) There's also a scene where
a kid is hanging out as a jukebox plays "on the road again'.
And the 70s European fashions....(hint: everyone dresses like
Abba!). Miss Lyn taped it maybe she say a few words: "a few
words": Miss Lyn,BGN"...….
Thursday, November 4, 2021
"day of Wodin in der abend 3 Nov 21. Kenne Highland's
Air Force practice. Highlights; Blue Cheer's "Peace
of Mind' (Randy Holden is my facebook friend!) after a "milk
run", we "shot down the Red baron" and were 'on
target" (I'm getting a nose job to look more beagle) ("Draped
. Schmel herbie Hind uses a capo on the third fret doing
"Twin cities of the mind" picking, Al Hendry adds a
spash of cymbals, Larry Newman adds deep bass, Captain easychords
adds Doors-y flourishes and John Keegan echoes Schmel's guitar
on tenor sax. I belted vocals in a "psychelic cables' way (reviewing
micelf before Ugly things has a crack!). Another Ken/captain toon;
"No Wife/No Kids/No Problems" : 'you really got me"
played backwards sounding like Alice Cooper's "return of the
spiders"; verse stole from Kiss's "Two Timer" and
middle-eight is "the good's Gone"; now if only my facebook
friend Shel talmy would produce this (and have jimmy Page do Schmel's
solo THOUGH in the middle eight, it's beck/Page yardbirds OVER a
"Good's Gone' riff! "Alice Cooper was a yardbirds/Who
derivative ala the Count V"; my facebook friend Jon mendelson
reviewing Alice Highland's "Love it to death"!"....
Friday, November 5, 2021
"Freitag 5 Nov 21 ("remember....the fifth of November!").
Miss Lyn shall be GRATEFUL that I make the DEADline before Hippie
Hour at the Midway Café, so here's all my gigs for rest
of year. Friday 19 Nov 21. mad painter at O's bar,
Sunderland Mass; WILL Dino Records show up?
Saturday 26 Nov 21: middle east bakery/corner: Mad painter and
captain easychord! Show up! Don't be a Turkey! oops!
Sunday 21 Nov 21. Mess around, plough and stars 4-7 pm.
From 6-7 pm Lt larry Newman USMC will present artists on Asa Tribute
volume two. I think the Scorpio King would be 68IF; car
will be parked on mass. Ave. as we do the Soft parade like red
Hot Chili Peppers acrost the way. HEAR Kenne Highland und der
Air Korps (Afrika Force? Afrika Bombata?) do "I'm in Love"!
LASTLY,ole chap, I'm no givin' you SHITE on Boxing Day; get yer
bluidy arse to Newburyport Brewing Company (Robin Lane IS playing
there!) and that bill is mad painter/kenne Highland Air Force.
We're all basically same band, different names, like Parliament/Funkadelic
which is what I ALWAYS wanted to do! No recording this year, let's
see what 2022 brings....see y'all there!".....i