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cintune

climber
Penn's Woods
Aug 27, 2006 - 01:48am PT
Maybe you might like the instrumentals better. Watermelon in Easter Hay; Zoot Allures; We Are Not Alone; Apostrophe. Tip of the playlist iceberg, but for starters anyway.
agent k

climber
currently Berkeley CA
Aug 27, 2006 - 03:50am PT
Evelyn, a modified dog
Viewed the quivering fringe of a special doily
Draped across the piano, with some surprise

In the darkened room
Where the chairs dismayed
And the horrible curtains
Muffled the rain
She could hardly believe her eyes

A curious breeze
A garlic breath
Which sounded like a snore
Somewhere near the Steinway (or even from within)
Had caused the doily fringe to waft & tremble in the gloom

Evelyn, a dog, having undergone
Further modification
Pondered the significance of short-person behavior
In petal-depressed panchromatic resonance
And other highly ambient domains...

Arf she said

agent k

climber
currently Berkeley CA
Aug 27, 2006 - 03:50am PT
I hear the sound of marching feet, down Sunset Blvd to Crescent Heights, and there a Pandora's box, we are confronted to vast quantities of plastic people.
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Aug 27, 2006 - 10:03am PT
Lockn00b. I have over 100 Zappa cds, if you want to hear some.
Voltzwgn

Trad climber
Sac CA
Aug 27, 2006 - 12:24pm PT
You might try listening to Strictly Gentel, I think it's a nice intro to another side of Frank's music.
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Aug 27, 2006 - 01:50pm PT
"ripped off her bloomers stiffend my thumb
and applied rotation on her sugar plum.
i poked and i stroked 'till my wrist got numb
and i still didn't hear no dinah-mo-hum"



shut up and play your guitar. 3 cd's of zappa guitar madness and not a word is sung on any of the tracks.

tho i always love to hear what uncle frank had to say.
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Aug 27, 2006 - 02:11pm PT
Can you think of any other musician who has inspired more names for routes than Zappa?

Hendrix, maybe, maybe not!

Bob Candelaria (spelling?) named routes in Colorado from lines from Zappa songs. Like "Brownies in the Basin".
I always wanted to meet Bob.
ha-ha

climber
location
Aug 27, 2006 - 02:22pm PT
You can't always write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say, so sometimes you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream.

 Frank Zappa
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Aug 27, 2006 - 02:34pm PT
"A breast without a nipple is just a lump of fat!"
Frank Zappa
ha-ha

climber
location
Aug 27, 2006 - 02:43pm PT
one of my all-time favorite nuggets of wisdom...

"Try to imagine what the opposite of loneliness is. Think of it. Everyone in the world loves you? What is that? Realize you are in isolation. Live it! Enjoy it! Just be glad that there aren't a bunch of people who want to use up your time. Because along with all the love and admiration that's going to come from the people that would keep you from being lonely, there is the emotional freight you have to bear from people who are wasting your time, and you can't get that back. So when you're lonely and all by yourself, guess what you have? You have all your own time. That's a pretty good f*#king deal. Something you couldn't buy any place else. And every time you're out being sociable and having other people be "nice" to you so you don't feel "lonely," they are wasting your time. What do you get for it? Because after they're done being nice to you they want something from you. And they've already taken your time! Loneliness, once you've come to deal with it so it is not an uncomfortable sensation, so it doesn't feel like drowning or something, is not a bad deal. It's a good deal. It's the next best thing to solitude. I'm not talking solitary confinement. Solitude. If you're sensitive to loneliness, you're going to be in trouble, because then the loneliness turns into something really painful, a horrible depression and then you die. One way or another, you just die. So who needs that sh#t?"

(from a 1986 Zappa interview in Progressive magazine)
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Aug 27, 2006 - 02:48pm PT
So true!
agent k

climber
currently Berkeley CA
Aug 27, 2006 - 07:00pm PT
No locker, I'm an entirely autonomous entity. In my book, agent K is the character played by Tommy Lee Jones in "Men in Black".

Now: what's this Agent Kream? A human? A program? Has it something to do with Suzy Creamcheese?

Truly yours, Agent K
Jonny D

Social climber
Lost Angelez, Kalifornia
Aug 31, 2006 - 03:06am PT
Baby snakes playing in Santa Monica tonite!!

http://www.americancinematheque.com/archive1999/2006/Aero/ModsandRockersAero2006.htm#BABY%20SNAKES
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Aug 31, 2006 - 09:30am PT
Locker mentioning Johnny Winter made me think of a concert I saw around '87 in Dallas. As is popular today, they converted a bunch of warehouses into a shopping mall setup and they had a sort of stage area in the middle. Johnny Winter is on the bill for their Monday night summer concert series that featured bands from the 70's. I was working 12x7 at the time and we went to every one of those concerts. I like the dude's music, but I figure Johnny W. has to be one of the ugliest human beings alive, not to mention he'd passed his prime about 20 clicks back. So we're drinkin' beer and enjoying the music when I get an elbow from my buddy. He points ahead to a spot in front of the stage. There's a chick (very attractive) there on some guy's shoulders and she's FLASHING her tomatoes at Johnny Winter up on stage!

The power of music...

RIP Frank.
de eee

Mountain climber
Tustin
Aug 31, 2006 - 09:43am PT
Dynamo-hum (was that the album title?) was one of the first LP's I ever bought.
Frank was genious, his guitar playin' was good as well.
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 31, 2006 - 09:55am PT
Burnt Weenie Sandwich is FZ's perfect recording. Everything came together, Don Preston, Ian Underwood, Sugarcane Harris, the Gardner Brothers, and of course, Jimmy Carl Black.
feelio Babar

Trad climber
SLC
Aug 31, 2006 - 10:36am PT
"Don't fool yourself girl..it's goin right up the poop chute!

Chorus: Ram it, ram it, ramit up the pooop chute!"


Ahhh....Zappa.
Mike.

climber
Aug 31, 2006 - 10:54am PT
F*#k you, John Wayne!


(Read the autobio.)
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Aug 31, 2006 - 11:10am PT
de eee, Dinah-Mo-Hum was from "Overnight Sensation".
It was released on September 1, 1973.
Jean-luc Ponty played on it.
It also contained, "Camarillo Brillo", "I'm the Slime", "Dirty Love", "Fifty-Fifty", "Zomby Woof" and "Montana".

Classic!

d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Aug 31, 2006 - 10:08pm PT
overnight sensation was my intro to zappa. blew me away. how could a band be so silly yet so tight.

hey blitzo,
did you really see the dead w/pigpen?
i dig the mother mcree stuff.
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