Sunday, October 13, 2013

This Week 10/12/13

So this week started insanely, I've known about this for months.Here I am I have to do this show. Since April I've been talking to Lars. So Saturday night we pull of the show , nobody knows the act, Ted the host pulls a a great schtick. Comes out and tells people he is going to sing for them and starts out  dressed as Rod Stewart and as the curtain raises singing Maggie May, stopped after the first verse by the bandleader, Chuck, He tells him that he did so good in rehearsal but has a guy to help him out and out steps Rod Stewart.   The  show starts.  Success!
My week was loading in sound and lights on day one  and sending my faithful runners to Chicago to pick up crew members coming from England and other European points.  Day two was the  band gear coming in and finally meeting Lars and Patrick.  Day three, day of show came off so beautifully Rod was just a sport about all the things Ted wanted to do,.awesome day.  It was such a bucket list thing for me to work with Rod so today I celebrate a little. Listening to " The Last Days Of The Fillmore" just so I can hear Bill Grahams voice again introducing bands and then "Love Is The Song We Sing" comp just to hear all those San Francisco 45's

Lot of Bourbon tonight, part of the celebration. will expand more

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mystic Siva

This quartet from Detroit (1970) created one of the most wanted artefacts in the psychedelic collectors scene. The music was recorded in 1970. With an average age of 17 those "teenage Sivas" showed best quality in songwriting playing their instruments and creating an own sound.

Awesome US psychedelia Masterpiece: Spooky go-go organ, acidy guitar lashes, strong powerfull vocals. (Review taken from, great thanks)

Tracklist :
01 Keeper of the Keys 4:27
02 And When You Go 4:53
03 Eyes Have Seen Me 3:28
04 Come on Closer 3:26
05 Sunshine is Too Long 3:17
06 Spinning a Spell 3:25
07 Supernatural Mind 4:18
08 Find Out Why 5:45
09 Magic Luv 3:28
10 Touch the Sky 3:54
11 In a Room 5:29

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, it will blow your mind !!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


When American Born singer/songwriter Irvin Mowrey came in London in the early 70's "to check the scene out", he ended up playing in the subway to raise his rent, and soon met a classically-trained local violinist named Malcolm Watson, fresh from concerts in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) with a trio. They jammed in the subway and started adapting Mowrey's songs to a duo format. The duo's sound was rather unusual, mixing an acoustic eerie violin with a 12-string guitar, mixed with a great voice and intriguing lyrics. They returned to the subway to play out the three songs and a radio-producer walked by and proposed them a live appearance on the radio. After that, the duo went to the Borders (next to Scotland) for a week and turned up with over 90 minutes worth of material, worked from existing songs from Mowrey.

Visa problems made that Mowrey had to leave England for France (Daevid Allen anyone?) and headed for Paris, finding an open stage show and clinching a gig two weeks later. Calling Watson to the rescue, the duo practiced in the Paris subway (Watson making more cash by playing classical music interludes between the duo's repertoire), and wouldn't you know it, a record producer walked by and immediately offered to record them in one of Paris's best studios. The duo then naturally called themselves Subway and after recording toured with Supertramp and Bahendel and a few radio shows before disappearing, later briefly resurging as Busker.

Released in 72 on the Epic label with only 200 copies pressed, it seems that most were destroyed once the unsold copies were returned to the label. This made Subway's only record one of acid-folk's most sought-after rarity.

Both musicians now live in the USA, Watson playing in a jazzy/new age duo and Mowrey works for a computer game company and still writes the odd song. Musically the group/duo sounds like a quiet COMUS, JAN DUKES DE GREY's debut album, MORMOS' first album (as well) and SPIROGYRA's quiet moments.


I find myself always coming back to "I'm A Child" just  because it says so much about me.  Enjoy.