Monday, November 23, 2020
Saturday 21 Nov 20 was a Mad Painter practice for
the studio. Monday morning 23 Nov 20 Coast to coast AM played
Modern English "I'll melt with you" about
0130; "waiting for my man" chords and Roxy Music vocals!
Forty years later I like it...and 0430 or so Hendrix"s
"Wind Cries Noory"...wasn't THAT exciting of a practice
after Painter practice (10 pm curfew on that)….tyme to stay
in room and blast The Seeds "Nobody Gonna
Spoil My Fun"!"...
Monntag 23 Nov 20. Finalest track on Asa Brebner I Am Not
Gone is "He is not gone" by Mr. Curt
(pastiche won 1980 Rumble at rat, I was there, Curt has done much
good music and He's Still Here!). Though my gut hangs over my Bible
belt, I see ralph fatello USMC saying "Bye Asa" and ascent
into heaven and then, three days later, Prophet Curt proclaims "HE
is not Gone!" ("you are so Christlike to me"). At
this point, Asa's almost achieved sainthood and this is his Resurrection
Song. (backwards message, of course, ist von der Tuefel!). Ok "let
the mach bell do the talkin'", or the music....I played along
with it and somehow I feel the verse is a I-IV like "society's
child", chorus is kinda mid-1965 Beatles like "Ticket
to Ride" (LOVE the vanilla Fudge version!). "I am not
gone/ I linger on": "I believe in reincarnation!".
The slide guitar, ironically, is George Harrison playing "Layla"
(weren't he and Eric shaggin' the same bird?) and I like the "Layla"-esque
wind chimes, a perfect fitting to a perfect record. Saturday before
mad painter practice, I was at Mr Crepe in Davis Square Somerville
reading metronome with a Lt. Larry Newman
interview PLUS he even took out an ad for the cd. So again buy it,
money goes to Asa's REAL Kids!".....
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Til Tuesday 24 Nov 20. radio whatwave playlist 23 Nov 20. dave
O'Halloran. A Canadian whom saw Hopelessly Obscure open
up for Plan Nine at Rat in '84 (I did a poem on their Midnight
release), his show is in London Ontario, where Garth Hudson of
the band was born 1937. my father was three years younger BUT
his Highland grandparents were married in Mount Brydges, seven
miles west, where John D. Morton of x-blank-x
posed. having married a Canadian whom I met in Cleveland 1 Nov
14, Gizmos/x-blank-x. Radio What wave is the group and playlist
says he opened with Muck and the Mires! Fleshtones
"Alex Trebec". Willie loco "hard
tyme coming" "1988 seven inch that features
Boby Bear, who recently passed, on the drums.
Boby played in literally tons of bands in the Boston area over
the past fifty years or so'. that was #13. I was #14, "Kenne
highland...."Boss Hoss"...from the 1987 comp these dogs
live in the garage and features Boby on the drums". dave
O' Halloran "mentioned Mount Brydges on air for ya best.
best". excellent! Mein great-great-opa Fischer IOOF sprechen
"danke!" (buried there plus MORE!). And a quick (oh
no!) tale on that Sonics cover; Erik Lindgren had
recorded the Moving parts music, so Robert
E. bear and two future Missions of Burma. 1986, I'd already
done the Hopelessly Obscure e.p. with Willie on Arf Arf, so AFTER
smoking lotsa pot and cigarettes (like E.T.!) AND doing a gig
at geno's Portland maine (passing out on floor after), I got to
Mass. Ave. and did a running out of breathe Sonics cover vocal
which was sub-standard compared to "Kielbasa". Erik
still released THEN on my 39th birthday, Erik brought me Dog/Garage
cd and GIZstorically "this is the first cd you ever made"
(Hopelessly Obscure!), right about where Miss Lyn types the BGN...ok,
a lil Gizstory and thank you Erik Lindgren for
the opportunity to record TWICE with Robert E. Bear".....
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Kenne was busy listenin' to records, sleepin', hangin' with Peekaboo
and eatin' turkey this Thanksgiving day....
Friday, November 27, 2020
Freitag 27 Nov 20. Hendrix's birthday AND from "Woman
from Istanbul" (new song by Mad Purple?) Aybike Calik
Ozbey, lover of cats, "Our new album Reptilians
From Andromeda Must be Destroyed! will be released
on...." Hendrix's birthday! ADA Music Official (hyperlink)
on all digital platforms (Spotify)
and a week later albums 12 inch version will be on sale at record
shops and online Sites". So buy it! if you like "old school"
'70s Midwest punk, THIS is it! (read
this review) As for thanksgiving, Miss Lyn's "Feline garbage
Disposal" black cat peek-a-boo wouldn't stay out of the food
so I threatened him with deportation to Istanbul! Aybike, don't
let innocent face fool you! Bad black cat! (see photo above!)".....
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Everyday is a Saturday" and I usually work BUT next Saturday
5 Dec 20, I am back at Lowell Street doing demos; on Little Richard's
birthday....whoo!!!! To close out the week, here are some facts
about Bad Brains, whom Kim Kane, Slickee
Boys turnt me onto. wiki: "the band formed 1976 as
a jazz fusion ensemble called Mind Power, in mold of return to Forever,
mahavishnu and Stevie Wonder. Band was already interested in Black
Sabbath but in 1977 heard Dickies/Dead Boys/Pistols/damned.'.
Well, in 1976 gizmos were Velvet Underground/Dolls/MC5/Stooges and
O. rex was Ramones/ Cream BUT to understand Mind Power, I've been
buying $5 Chick Corea albums at Somerville grooves. Reading Wikipedia,
4 July 70 I HAD bought Miles Davis Bitches Brew with Chick Corea
on keys so that's fiddy years of Chick Corea! My Somerville grooves
five dollar purchase was the 1975 No Mystery album, their fifth.
recorded January 1975 during when I had my first apartment in Brockport
Ny (EVICTED!) and busy rolling joints on Black Sabbath Paranoid
gatefold album cover (wish I knew bad brains then!). it says side
one "funk-influenced", side two more "Latin".
Ironically during O. rex Jay "I play lead bass" gruberger
DID admit he liked Stanley Clarke's bass-playing...I remember in
'80s WERS (?) has a show called Fusebox that played fusion; I worked
at Marty's Liquor Allston mass. with many a Berklee "kid"
and we'd 'debate" music...Either way, great album, great playin'
and I made it to work on tyme!"....