Tuesday, December 14, 2021
"Saturday 11 april 21. A lot of Mad Painter
news and follow
them on facebook. A video was shot, same place as was the Thigh
Scrapers. An interview with Brian Young was done
AND "cavewoman' by Gizmos was played! (1976, staying power!)
. Blowfish did a BGN write-up, so like Derek and
the Dominos I will "tell the truth": my bass influences
besides jay Gruberger on Afrika Korps Live at Cantones 21 aug 77
(Gulcher), James Jamerson of Morown only used ONE finger to play
all his melodic bass lines and LASTLY: Larry Graham playing with
Sly using thumb and KEN KAISER pointed out how his bass line in
"Dance to the Music" sounded like"At the Rat"
(which Jay and I DID play live at Cantone's, same Gulcher disc)….laslly,
mad Painter/Kenne Highland Air Force at Newburyport Brewing
Company Boxng Day (26 dec 21) and as for mad painter sounding
like the Gizmo Dog Band: maybe, but we're ButterNOT versus Butterscott
whom "intro the outro' QUITE well!' ("and now...Adolf
Highland on vibraphone"...a WCMF Rochester NY FM radio early
Painter video - no Kenne that night
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
"Dienstag 14 dec 21. It's WHRB orgy season again and lovin'
it! Monntag was Amy Weinhaus orgy; VERY soulful vocal on "heard
it through the grapevine"; maybe my favourite! Dienstag wust
Sun Ra orgy and now I see why MC5/Stooges listened to his free
jazz; an influence on Kenne Highland's Air Force WHICH bassist
Larry Newman (KNOWN to buy a gretsch guitar from Cub Koda!)
says "Very Detroit. sounds like Destroy all Monsters"
(at least it wasn't the Gizmo Dog band though I HAVE gotten Mothers
of Invention KEN- pear- is sons)> THIS day of WODIN! Ira Gershwin
orgy! Ella Fitzgerald/ Judy Garland/ Lorna Luft; great toons too
of course! Six pm day of Wodin before practice: Le Rap! French
rap orgy! Played whilst waiting for l'homme, Monsieur Des Pres,
le capitaine easychord!"......
Larry with his Gretsch
Thursday, December 16, 2021
"day of Wodin ides of December 21. 6 pm. WHRB French
rap orgy. Dig this genre! Smoother music than gangsta
rap, very melodious and the French language just rollin' off the
tongue; lotsa youtube and facebook presence. Where have I been
with this style? Kenne Highland Air Force practice; it's been
a couple months since Pete's in Quincy (John Keegan
puts date on set list). The "usual" set and "usual'
suspects: me/Keegan/ Schmel Herbie Hind-guitar; Captain Easychord-keys;
Larry Newman-bass and Al Hendry-drums. New/old stuff: Stooges
"down on the street" done John Lee Hooker style, John
Keegan sings Velvet Underground "what goes on"; a Larry
idea BUT John sang it in Club Linehan-a-go-go! But in keeping
with the Sun Ra/Ken Ra Arkestra, my neighbours have a free library
and I picked up a very ancient Hebraic hymnal book from, as Larry
tells me the whole mushpooka (spelling), a VERY conservative Needham,
mass congregation (He was Reformed; I'm Reform School) hymnal
kinda like the Church of England Book of Common Prayer. Reading
left to right, I read a page of a hymn as the Air Force squeaked
and squawked free jazz in the background; think MC5's "Starship"
OR Stooges "L.A. Blues". Jay gruberger smiling from
his GRAVE about this mishegas! AND I can even, from this holy
book, recite a Kadish! My new stage prop! Brother Lieb's Traveling
Friday, December 17, 2021
Freitag! Bevis Frond on the radio. WMBR. go to
read the playlist or join Facebook
group (Carl Biancucci of O. rextasy comments!).
0742: "oi'm goang t' ply a rather scrahtchy 45 uv Siouxsie
and the Banshees 1980 "happy House'; picked up guitar
and in the key of E: "burnt out freaks blow your mind/ I don't
want nuthin to do with your kind"...Gizmos recorded "Amerika
First" Friday 8 april 77; "happy house' released march
1980 when, in mah South Carolina Trailer park (pre-Hixx!) it was
"c'mon Gizmo, let's ply "free burd"" (NOT hangin'
with no brown bread!). 7 March 80 and Dad's granddaddy Wilbert McBee
born 7 march 1866 basnetssville west virginny; had Kenfederate kin
on the Youst side. Married a Yankee's daughter. Cybil War! 0750
The Fraternity of Man: "oh no I don't believe it", written
by Frank Zappa on the 1968 "don't bogart me" album. A
lot of Little feat/Mothers/Beefheart alumni but Wikipedia says "psychedelic
leads were played by Warren klein" and DONT I want Kenne's
Air Force to Steal This Sound! (Highland quotes Hoffman!). 0756.
"Food Fight' by the Village People! "thur comp'nee musta
said "hey listen to Devo, this is woot's 'appenin'" and
by Jove, it 'tis! "Food Fight" was the June 1981 b-side
of "five o'clock in the morning". renaissance was their
seventh studio album release June 1981 (wiki) "more new-wave
influenced sound and less of an emphasis on disco"; check it
out! And to think August '81 I was in Reading Pennsylvania (Taylor
Swift born 13 dec 89 west reading, PA.) negotiating that Afrika
Korps reunion which DID come out on New Rose"...…..
Saturday, December 18, 2021
"Freitag 18 Dec 21. 6 pm or so. walked into Gene
Dante at Jungle, band sounding ace! (supreme). added
a lady backup singer whom was quite good. New songs! New record!
One song had a "Heroes" riff, another a "Rebel
rebel" riff. I DID see Bowie's Midnight Special fall '73
(reviewed in beyond our control) and Gene's performance had that
kinda vibe. Great band, great show. Ditto Chelsea Curve!
I saw Suzi Quatro open for the Dolls April '74 (O. rextasy review?)
and Linda Bean ist Kleiner Suzi! Otherwise the
band sounds like the first two jam albums played at 78..."I
did that man and saw Link Wray mon...h'agony and the h'ectasy!"...Discussions
WERE made about how was the Cantab doing as this Chelsea Curve
residency wants to move there, so NOT missing a beat (hey, I drummed
in O. rex! ONE drum lesson from Solomon Grubeger on sunday 3 june
73 and me whining "let's play "louie louie"; Rockin'
Blewz!") I volunteered my Air Force for this mission of opening.
Afterward talking with Gene Dante, he, whom DOES
NOT need to "Be More Flamboyant" LOVES Chelsea/Gene
and Kenne at cantab! BUT, as I listen to www. bluesradio. Greece,
a blues radio station "Ath ens", let me list the upcoming
shows: Mad painter/Kenne Highland Air Force- 26 Dec 21,
Newburyport Brewing Company; a cricket page I get from
Oz says there's Boxing Day cricket in "the land down under"...those
Aussies EXEMPT from this gig as they should drink an oil can of
ale and watch cricket on the Sunday with that lil Gecko on tv!
Start your new Year at the Jungle brunch sunday 2 jan
22 (!) with captain easychord! 1100-2 pm. and lastly,
Elvis Bowie's birthday, Saturday 8 jan 22, though I have mad painter
practice, DO go to Midway and watch Larry Newman's Preservation
band! Kinks/British invasion and I used to see the band listed
on that Bunratty's concert board back in the 1900s! he also says
the American Who ARE the Who, so Kinks/Who...shit! goddam! git
off yo' ass and go, mofo!".....
Linda BP - Chelsea Curve