Thursday, December 28, 2017

See Ya Round 2017.- Lauren Bacall & Clark Gable got the Blues

Alright 2017 - gone by had some scares, some wear,  somewhere,,some tear, some tears, 
some fears , and some year, all that is rolling through the desolate railroad in my overheated ,depleted, completed and crumbling , rumbling,fast talkin' slow walkin' midnight rockin' mind.

Now 2017 was all right of course, the new album  releases, the tours of Austin TX were great -- along with the shows I did with Judy Collins (If I could go back in time to the 60s I'd take her out if she'd let me...that voice wonder sirens led men to destruction ...aint gonna hear a voice by choice to rejoice like that ever again -those powerful crystal clear songstress voices wont exist when her and Baez are gone ...too damn bad ..glad I could witness & hear it live .. privileged  & she signed my record as can be --- Bye Bye Miss American Pie - Don McLean show -playing that was cool as well... -

Get off the phone...don't be a Jeanie Lee  all ya' Politician Superstars of social media...bland bland bland ....-Hate the word Americana ...Come on now- I aint in that musical categorize jive, although I was playing what later would be marketed as  that  while everyone was in a freakin' hair band & wearin' Morrissey's coat -there was no "No Depression" mag except the depression of music which was depressing...I'm not part of any of that...Had to reconcile my differences elsewhere... like in the fun-house mirror as I told you before like the mayor mania my carney days..

Moving on .......

 A scare at the So Cal Hoedown but all wound up good (thank you Lord)
So many needles in my arm I feel like some kinda junkie- Bruised up like Johnny Thunders - dump a bucket of ice on my tragic beautiful life.
Ya know been thinkin' drinkin and not blinkin' at others winkin' at other times freakin' about the world baby ..I mean all these people are Lab rats on Facebook ..questions being asked ..surveys ..just to know how people think so they the powerful  can control ,and use PR to brainwash the hard drive in  peoples skulls with political, religious  and utopian  thoughts .. everyone weighing I give a shit about some fuckers opinion -They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder ..but all I see is the ugly inside of people on that spy network...guess it has an upside!

I don't expect em' to care bout' mine or my mind either-- Two faced woman coming down the line .. "Honey get that thing away from me"..aint holding no ones hand ,aint opening no car door , aint stretching my arm with a fake yawn over her shoulder ..aint opening no doors ...aint making no moves for a beautiful fleeting kiss.... Aint dancin' close in the moonlight - cant be accused of courting for love as an evil man...after all I'm only a Blues man and a rock n roll songster slingin' hash ..not smoking it ..contrary to public belief ..

Talking to carney pal the 'Top Hatted Tall Man'(Its been many years) in my stop over before I arrived bout  where I met me  'the lead me on gal' -I met -she- who led me by the handshake of a dance into nothingness and Carl Jung psychosis ...then condemned for not wanting nothing to do with the religion of atheism ...

Its all over mama...Its all high and dry & snow falling in Austin and stabbing the eye..I sit and watch everyone brainwashed being groomed for a New World Order ..but life is so much shorter ..ran into my ol' pal Patrick Porter and got a dose of sanity..cause after all "Rudie cant fail" in the "Modern World" (Clash & Jam it) ..-- 
Could it be that  Thumbelina is on the the take wasting her time at The NAMM show? ... 
Her friend cabbage patch Joe wound up thinking cover bands are real bands....that's right Pinocchio day you'll be a real boy -- check your laminate in the hallway filled with mirrors of diabolical shit..Take a look ..ya like what you see? ...


 But all that aside its a great year apart from everyone having to burn their records, oh yes all Dem'  Stones , Blues,Dylan,Honky Tonk , Hip Hop &Rock n Roll records are sexist now....Button up yer pants and button up your blouse...In fact don't even think about it...
pro creation is banned  and has turned into a hit record ... turn it up  bone daddy .(However I have three sisters and if anyone hassles em.......trouble trouble trouble,)

It all makes me nimble & neurotic and I tell you I am extremely offended by The offended ...Everyone's been told to be offended so why not?!
I guess art must be censored ..under the guise of being uncensored ...I'm a little bit disjointed by it all and am moving in a new direction..It feels like into a brick wall ..
Village of the damned .."A Brick wall"...Have ya seen it? --Black &White movie bliss.

Can you dig THE BALLAD OF BRIAN JONES  vinyl EP ? ..I am happy as can be I wrote that song for the outlaw blonde haired creator of The Stones... People love to rewire &rewrite  history (Just Look at whats happening now) mark my words ..The Elvis statue in Memphis will be coming down soon... But its for our own good ..thank you ...Whew what a relief to not have individuality anymore all in the name of morality.... Come back little Sheba!!........
Can ya make God like one of us please? ...After all all  I can say to Icons or I-cons- is no ones gonna make a monkey outta me.... 

Darwin is in a boat with Marx &Rockefeller ,Rimbaud is driving and steering the paddle of the damn drunkin' thing ..on waves of ,sacrificial ordinary preambles of cross eyed nymphs looking for action with a stowaway below the deck of cards on the glacier of lost dreams...  and want me to go fishing with em'...I don't think so.... 
but Howard Hughes can dig the Blues and have you heard the news?
....Lauren Bacall  &Clark Gable got the Blues 

2017 has gone by at the speed of light... so get right and when the clock strikes midnight ...the New year will be in sight -on site -and all I know is I'm blessed to be alive &and kickin' 
I feel all right &.......Well Alright!
(Last Chord of Revolution by the Beatles) All Right! Blam blam!

Written by Michael Ubaldini-

Sunday, December 17, 2017


So I have come back from a great tour through Texas.
Thanks to all who came out ,
 Had my friends The Rubilators back me up as my band .. They are a solid band in their own right too & can't thank them enough for learning my songs -- Also - the final night on stage one guy tried to hassle me and the boys on stage  giving the band the finger - he was a bit upset everyone was digging it.Guitar player and buddy John flipped the bird back , he tried to climb on stage and John knocked the hat the guys head thought we were gonna have an old fashioned Punk moment with a little rumblin' ...but we finished my song instead -A LIFETIME OF BAR BAND DUES - which was appropriate . The guy apologized afterwords to us all  very sincerely so all wound up good ...just another night of Rock N Roll !- see ya again Texas soon! 

Came home on Saturday the 16th and played the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach  CA. today Sunday .
  I have a thing I do every Friday on Facebook called "FOLK SONG FRIDAY" , where I play original songs & old Folk songs ..mix it up . 

This week I did a version of INXS 'Dont Change' in the folk style in tribute to the late 
 Michael Hutchence--  hear it here!!

I believe Hutchence wrote the words .This shows a great song is always a great song. I stripped it down & did it  in my own Folk Style-Michael Hutchence should be remembered for not only being a good singer but a good person & band mate  from what I have heard- though its a pop rock song - there is some simple cool poetry between the lines. A song I always liked.

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Thank you all -!-

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Coffee & Damaging Analog

Michael Ubaldini  be damaging some analog tape with Rock n roll starting new recording sessions!
He has accumulated   3 albums worth of original songs in a recent writing frenzy jacked up on black coffee- so he will have to narrow it down - He wraps up 2017 in a tour of Texas (T-4 Texas Tour)

And closes it out in Southern California at The Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach CA. Sunday Dec 17th

Thursday, November 30, 2017


Another Date Just Added To The T-4 TEXAS Tour In December!!

A solo acoustic concert at
in SAN MARCOS TX- Special Courtyard show! -6pm til 7pm ,Great coffee house -Kerouac,Corso  & Ginsberg would have dug it!
Great Staff & Great Coffee!

DEC 9th - 6pm til 7pm (In the Court Yard) - NO COVER!!

Come pick up the 2016 -
21 song  all acoustic Folk CD release of Michaels -
SONGSTER -The Acoustic Reels'

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


 HI Gang - Ill be out in Austin Texas doing some dates from December 8th til the 16th 
I was in Texas last August for a string of dates In Dallas ,San Marcos & Austin in support of my new releases - "BALLAD OF BRIAN JONES" Limited edition 5 song 12 inch EP  on Vinyl & STARSHAKER  on CD & Cassette

I am looking forward to being back in Texas. I will be backed by local Austin musicians my friends- "The Rubilators'  - check my show dates for more info on the website page.

The Ballad of Brian Jones record cover is a really cool picture supplied 
by legendary Rolling Stones photographer Gered Mankowitz  who did the Stones album covers;
('Between The Buttons' ,'Decembers Children'(Out Of Our Heads UK) & booklet pics in 
'Big Hits High Tide & Green grass" as well as photos of Paul McCartney,Jimi Hendrix, Oasis,Marianne Faithful ,Kate Bush & The Jam to name a few...Quite an honor.

See you in Austin!


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Rock N Roll Ruined Me & I love it!

Rock N Roll Ruined me And I Love it!

So how did it all start? -I was like any other little kid at age 4-playing with toys
watching cartoons,living in a small tiny apartment with my mom,dad and
three older sisters who shared a room.Then one day it happened..I was sitting in front of our
old black and white TV back when you had to get up and change the channels by hand playing with Matchbox cars.
All of a sudden it came on TV.
An old clip of The Beatles from Ed Sullivan .Obviously a repeat or clip since I was not born when it happened -But it came on the black and white TV but I swear I saw it in full technicolor!

I'm not shitting you!-

As years went by I looked for color footage of that clip-but there are none-
Yet I saw it in full blown color-She loves you yeah yeah yeah!!-They say music is made of colors or can make you feel them(As any LSD user could tell you)-

But I never dropped acid...never at age four & not when I got older either as my generation a decade after the 60s-growing up on the first wave of Punk Rock already could see the damaged ruins of what was left of what people used to call 'Hippies'
Even as a little kid I'd see them roaming around and muttering to themselveas talking incoherently-thir brains fried,burnt out ,some asking for money on the street-
But not all of them.

Some were musicians like one of the guys from 'Country Joe & The Fish' who lived in the apartment above us with his Mom in the Fairfax district-Besides some of those Hippie girls looked damn good to me even though I was a little kid.The first song I wrote at 7 years old was called "Bees Make Honey' (A pretty bluesy title when you think about it.)

It had to be Rock n Roll-Them girls in those fringe suede  Native American jackets,
sexy blouses and tight bell bottom jeans with those big 70s looking sunglasses-(
just like the girls in the movie 'Billy Jack' or portrayed in 'Almost Famous')
First time I ever felt anything about girls was looking at them hippie chicks standing around 'Nate's Milk Store' (Clockwork Orange anyone?) & hanging around with my older sister a little later down the line when I hit 10 years round our home-mind you- I was a kid -
-but remember- I saw it all and felt it in color


There had to be something in that acid that tapped into your mind where walls could melt & colors could explode within the senses.
I felt that.
I hallucinated without dropping drugs-I still can--It was the innocence of an open mind looking at the world through childlike eyes that made me see and feel  it all in color.
Ever since that day it was OVER! 
I was fucking ruined -but in a great way-I never looked back,for I knew I was born to play music before I even did it...four years old mind you!..
I knew my calling for better or worse & found out much later that music-The cause and effect can affect people in a profound way.

I wasn't the only one .I'm sure you all can remember that first blast where music for you made you feel something,became your friend in sorrow,wild with Saturday night rebellion,sitting in the dark in your room looking at the 'Blue lights'  on the stereo as the needle hit the vinyl,playin' guitar or-or how it made love & sex all that much better,- A way of life. You and I we could confide in music cause' Rock n Roll music was a good listener even though we were the ones listining - cause' it seemed to say everything you felt and reflect it right back at you...

And if you are younger & what media calls 'millennial" ,whatever kind of music reaches out and makes you have no recourse&just belong to some exclusivethying inside your soul,I say its's good.You gotta let it happen,grab hold of ya'. Its good to be out of control and tattered in ruins.
-I am in ruins-Rock n Roll Ruins ...


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