December 1, 2019
"saturday 30 Nov 19. I walked into WMFO
and Brian Young was playing Stooges "Funhouse"
on Crash Course for the ravers, so we were off
to a good start. My purpose there was to promote shows and play
a half hour set and that was accomplish. Just so i DONT forget
December's gigs are:
Busker's Night outpost 186, cambridge
thursday 12 dec 19;
Geezer's christmas party in west Quincy, saturday 21 dec
19, club linehan-ago-go at 11 pm;
mad painter on crash course for the ravers, saturday 28
Dec 19 and
Lou's Year's Eve Club Bohemia, FREE concert! with Leon
Rich/Frank Rowe/Club Linehan-ago-go/Love and Flame/Kenne Highland/Andy
Tim Carroll from Gizmos Mach II liked the songs
I sang (my oldies), nice to hear, I love his country stuff! brian
played Kenne records in his computer so Gizmos-demos
and rehearsals and Afrika Korps-live at cantones
were played. Mad painter's "The Letter"
was played at 222 PM! Gee Julie made an appearance
coz her cousin Sabbath Drums was doing his Deep Purple tribute
STORMBRINGER in Putnam Ct. as Brian played studio version of my
theme "Lazy". Lettuce KNOTT fergit GLiDER was
played (I'm on bass) and Cal Cali lissenin' from
F.L.A. You can lissen on the archives maybe, but I dont "grok'
all this computer stuff. After Brian "ripped" copies
of Hopelessly Obscure live at maverick's 15 april 83 plus Radiobeat
sessions (thank you Pep Lester!) PLUS Mad Painter, so DO request
all the above. After Brian drove me to Grooves-Somerville
whose facebook said "come buy today before the snow comes!"
so I bought 13 items and ran into Rui from Heavy
Leather Topless Dance party intern. This kid is hip!
He'd bought a vintage jacket from High Energy Vintage, corner
of School Street near Market Basket and he DID ponder whether
to buy Trout Mask Replica, which, ironically,
I first heard through Pep Lester! I told the
lad i was into Beefheart at his age; "is there hope for the
future.....the sad bells of rhymney".....".....
Monday, December 2, 2019
Sunday Morning Coming Down", WHRB usually
has the Darker Side but is ORGY season! WHRB.
programming>program-s... has program guide. Download Current
Guide (PDF) . 0500-1100; Klezmore 2: Klezmore. Harvard kids in
a Yiddish class playing really old 1920s 78s (ethic music of that
ilk is "da fockin' ballz"- Schmel Herbie Hind and his
electric oud! ). But THE "Winner By Elimination" and
I didnt catch the artist was an even MORE Yiddish Alan Sherman-type
doing "16 Tons" but instead of the coal mine, "I
owe my soul to the delicatessen store"! So much fucken Yiddish
(which I understood!) sounded like a three-way with Ed
"Moose" Savage/Ken Kaiser/Jay Gruberger (hmm...".7
plus 7 is?" a minion!). How funny was this? I think a rhyme
of "gefilte fish" and "briss" was in there....another
song, love song, quite nice about a "sheine madel";
if they're anything like Abraham Lopes daughter's portraits in
the synagogue down Newport way..."I got a date with a vampire
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Monntag 2 Dec 19. Ken and Gee Julie at "Punjabi
dhaba" (a song on my Be More Flamboyant
cd! (stanton park)) and I been wantin' for a spell to catch Jerry
Bergonzi (played with dave Brubeck!) Quartet 830 pm, lily
pad, inman square. Due to Brockport NY early '70s snow, which I
was at home with, Jerry cancelled and George
AND The Fringe) was there sax, bass, drums. An almost 40 minute
compostion was named "There's Snow Place Like Home". Will
Slates was on the ole bull fiddle and on drums
Luther Gray. an interesting cat. bostonglobe.com/arts/music/luther-gray.
also on facebook.
Reader's digest version: From DC, started out as hardcore drummer!
following Idle Threats and Bad Brains, whom Kim Kane of Slickee
Boys turnt me onto AND Luther "likes" Salad days,
DC punk documntary STARRING PATRICA RAGAN!!!
whom introduced me to that scene oct '76, ramones at Childe
Harolde. Lawnmover is Luther's "punk-jazz" Boston
band AND, on Facebook, he "likes" the Washington Redskins!
DIDNT talk to him coz at the bar was Zack facco
Conversation started with what jazz lp playing (John Coltrane's
Ascension which basically was concurrent with Rubber
Soul but there were NO Pharoah Sanders solos on THAT album!).
Then "actully I'm a rock musician". I "came out of
the closet" and we know Micky Bliss/Johnny Odd et al. Zach
played in Absinthe Rose (with Johnny Strangeman perhaps) but friday
13 Dec at sally o’brien’s he's in Tiny Pink Instruments.
They play.....tiny pink instruments! After that, like a sober Dylan
Thomas, i "walked gently into that dark night" and probably
Welshed on some of my debts (my father descends from a Daffyydd,
born Wales, died Kenton Delaware, Revolutionary War soldier, so
dont me me aim my musket at yo' ass"......
December 4, 2019
Til Tuesday 3 dec 19. Club Linehan-ago-go practice
night so let's squeeze in news and gigs. saturday 21 dec 19 Greedy
Geezer's Christmas Party in west Quincy. WMFO wednesday 5 Feb
20. Mike Quirk's birthday party 9 feb 20 midway cafe. My "when
I'm 64" birthday thursday 2 april 20 Cantab? My illedgible
notes (before I fell off my practice stool, but I "walked
it off" and THAT is why Buffalo Bills are #2 right now!),
I know we did ten "rock Christmas" songs; nice embellishments,
kinda Velvet Underground on Lady Caroline singing Pretenders "500
miles" or whatever is; it's the darlene Love (?) song she
EXCELLS on! Ok, one note (before we cover "Help me i'm falling"):
"Christmas in Jail" (my kinda song!) by the Youngsters,1956.
has ALL Kindsa record collector info but guess they were a '50s
doo-wop band BUT the song has country "that'll be the day"
chord progression. "let's face it, let's face it now...the
Giz cant make it with gurls!" and dial 999
coz Mj Quirk has OUTobscured me on one of my favourite genres!
though i guess Asleep at the wheel covered it. John Keegan
did NOT do a 40 minute sax solo, though he, like Thundertrain,
got "So Excited" over Monday night with the Fringe at
Lily Pad. bassist Joe Quinn did fantastic even
if drummer kevin Linehan was in In absentia, de-o. Joe was designated
Kenne driver to the ole Union Square, Somerville Dunkin Donuts
and all in all, a great practice!".....
Thursday, December 5, 2019
day of Wodin 4 dec 19. SCAT and Heavy Leather Topless
Dance Party. Murder Moment was about Natalie Wood and
late '81, I did a lot of radiobeat sessions (ONLY on holiday weekends;
needed Monday to sober up!) available on Five Beers Ahead
of his Tyme (Stanton Park; 500 copies pressed!). caught
Mother Iron Horse and if you were listening to first
Dust lp and/or Sabbath's Masters of Reality this band is for you!
Big-ass orange vintage amps sludge up that sound, cookie monster
vocals too. Vanyaland>2019/05/17>studio-5...
"what Studio 52 says: stoner/doom rock quartet Mother Iron
Horse have put their stamp on Witch City"....during the "stoned-out
looks from the crowd" interview, Ken McIntyre
(host and fucken GENIUS!) asks: 'where are you playing?"..."oh
Allston"....21 and 28 Dec 19 are gigs, one is O'Brien's:
GO! (if you loved Dust's "from a dry camel"). After
Schmel herbie Hind left Andy Excuse dubs of Gemini on a full moon/Be
More flamboyant to learn for Lou Year's eve, captain easychord
and I went to catch Primitive sounds, Brass Union
and Dj easy Ed. "just like romeo and juliet"-the
reflections was played, I saw a 45 versus my cassette of Bill
Deal and Rhondels "what kind of fool do you think i am"
and also maybe Bo Diddley's "Ooh baby"....the Captain
and ed began talking records (let's not forget Sir Douglas Quinet
"she's about a mover"!) and it was "Rain Men! Hallelujah!"....another
great fun night, I THINK next week is Todd Purple and THOR'SDAY
(same night as Busker Night and happy the clown in Inman Square!),DJ
Easy Ed at bella Luna/Milky Way, J.P.....rememeber, Brian Young
WMFO might read the BGN calendar but the KENNE KALENDAR, off the
beaten path and more cryptic and obscure".....
Easy Chord & Easy Ed
Friday, December 6, 2019
"day of Thor AND Lil Richard birthday (both
of whom i worship!) 5 dec 19. Supper at S and S square men's bar,
then cross the street, get to the other side to lilypad
for Liv Greene/Kaiti Jones/Lindsay Foot. place
was packed! Young folksingers; Liv works at passim, said Kaiti,
whom I did catch. I liked her songs and she had lotsa fake ending
and good guitar picking. But what stuck in my mind was a song
about "paying attention" (ADD!!!) and folks would talk
and (title) :"sorry, I was daydreaming" (I do it too!)
LAST line and then she stops cold (paraphrasing): "sorry,i
wasnt listening/ too busy (stop!) writing eulogy'....cats in the
fucken cradle!!! yes she has product, on facebook, reminded me
of '90s VH-1 folk like Jewel, but that WAS listenable....dont
worry I'm not going soft on you: FRiday night is Doom Metal at
Saturday, December 7, 2019
"Freitag 6 dec 19. shopping at Cheapo records.
13 items $23. read my facebook wall or....$1 copy of Something
New by the Beatles MONO, rainbow Capital label, "slow down"
b/w "matchbox", as they cover the '50s, were MADE for
mono! Heavy vinyl too...this Beatlemaniac must be a granny by
now...12 45s. "summertime blues"-who. "i'm yours"-ike
and tina turner. "Mouth murderer" tanto Metro (dancehall
reggae,mon! it's Cambrixton! western front, mon!). from the sun
records box: "cinamon girl" by the gentrys. From the
Stax box; "Tribute to a King' (otis redding) by william bell.
"a ray of hope' and "any dance'll do"-both rascals.
Sly's "hot fun in the sumertime" radio station promo
copy! faado de on tem e de ho je aldredo marceneiro. Fernando
Farinha. Favricado em Portugal....sure, laying in the soul 45s
box....Fado is Portuguese blues like rebetika is Greek blues!
Gerry Mulligan seven inch, five songs compact lp! re-read keroauc's
On the Road, that's how i got hip to gerry Mulligan "hey
beat mon!" (maroon beret). and lastly $4 for "Jesus
is a soul man" by otis Williams; of The Charms, but by '69,
he, like Zimmerman "went country"! recording in Nashville
and Stop was Pete Drake's label; i got hip to him in '69 coz I
had Zim's "I'll be your baby tonight"!(posibbly THE
last 45 I bought in the '60s!).....ok, where MIGHT I be next week:
wednesday next 11 dec 19,Todd Purple djs, Primitive Sounds,
Brass Union. day of Thor,12 dec 19; leon rich
at outpost with buskers 8-11 pm, then over to
Lilypad 1030 pm for Happy the Clown! Friday the
13th, december: Zack facco plays SAlly O' brien's with
Tiny Pink Instruments as they play....Tiny Pink
instruments! Zappa crap-pa! anything avant-wierd or belonging
on Bizarre/Straight OR resembling the Shaggs; my kind music!