Stanley Zappa writes, and does so admirably well.
On moving from Portland to LA (among other things):

Long after the radio had been turned off you could still hear construction dudes singing “yo soy back on el chain gang, “aaaaaaaaaa yiiii yiiii yiiiiiiiii !” and “los boys are back in town, back in town, “aaaaaaaaaa yiiii yiiii yiiiiiiiii !” as if they all had Tourette’s syndrome and Thin Lizzy and the Pretenders were their tics.

Believe it or not, that always started my day with a smile, even if that smile only lasted 10 to 15 minutes.

Barry’s latest pick: It Is Not Mean If It Is True.

Be sure to check out Stanley’s 2003 album Visions by the way:

Abridging customary delineations of foreground/background, or concerto grosso layout, the group has found means to telescope complex interactions into brief and concentrated spans.

Wowie Zowie…

4 Responses to “Tourette’s”

  1. bernard says:

    Sorry, Bar, Stanley Z writes about a man called Sunny Murray.

    And that’s a classic in ( free) jazz. Thus : as much an innovator as Fred Van Hove.

  2. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Geez Bern, I did state “among other things”.

  3. Andrew says:

    I hear Stanley will be the Wrong Object’s special guest at this year’s Zappanale.

  4. bernard says:


    The Wrong Object, that’s basically the very courageous Belgian academic Michel Delville.
    ( Sorry, Michel, I attended your concert in Brussels, Chaussée de Louvain, three weeks ago, however I was then just too tired to start talking with you).

    Just another great Belgian innovator ( all possible keyboards) is indeed Fred Van Hove :

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