Zen Through Zappa

I’m shamefully late in reporting this, however our pal Kevin Hoover writes:

Guess what? There’s a new Zappa show on KHUM debuting Friday night, and I have an introductory post about it on the Crush All Boxes blog. Let’s all get behind Mark Scatchard as he launches Zen of Zappa!

Tune in next Friday, why don’t you!

18 Responses to “Zen Through Zappa”

  1. urbangraffito says:

    Great post at Crush, Kevin. I’m looking forward to tuning into Mark’s show next Friday. Who doesn’t remember the very first time they heard the music of Frank Zappa (and how it altered their audio habits forever)? Call me a FZ snob, but I have always measured a person’s level of Zappa freakdom by whether they could listen to ‘200 Motels’ from start to finish and actually enjoy it. I’d love to hear ” Janet’s Big Dance Number” on Zen of Zappa.

  2. Sterbus says:

    “tune in next friday”…
    “88 ways of cruising for burgers”…

    Sweet, sweet nostalgia… 🙂

  3. xorg says:

    200 Motels I can listen to right through. Can’t say the same about Thingfish.

    Looking forward to Fridays again!

  4. Kevin Hoover says:

    Note that I made a boo-boo in first calling it Zen of Zappa, when in fact it’s Zen Through Zappa. There’s a difference!

    Mark’s first show was grand. I do believe the music sounded better coming over my computer as I toiled here at home than it did in the studio.

  5. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    [quote comment=”1878″]”tune in next friday”…
    “88 ways of cruising for burgers”…

    Sweet, sweet nostalgia… :)[/quote]
    I hear ya bro…!

  6. urbangraffito says:

    [quote comment=”1880″]Note that I made a boo-boo in first calling it Zen of Zappa, when in fact it’s Zen Through Zappa. There’s a difference!

    Mark’s first show was grand. I do believe the music sounded better coming over my computer as I toiled here at home than it did in the studio.[/quote]

    Zen Through Zappa does sound much, much better, Kevin.

    xorg, absolutely love Thingfish. Work of genius. It will always remind me of William S. Burrough’s ‘Naked Lunch’.

  7. Alex says:

    [quote post=”262″]absolutely love Thingfish. Work of genius.[/quote]

    Good to see I’m not alone on this one!

  8. Kevin Hoover says:

    “absolutely love Thingfish. Work of genius.”

    Man, someday maybe someone can enlighten me on that one. To my ears it’s entirely bereft of enjoyment… Ike imitating Kingfish, talking over songs…

    I’m sure there’s got to be value there because people like you say so, but I am just not in possession of the proper circuitry to recognize it.

  9. Paul Sempschi says:

    Best to think of “Thing Fish” as an in-studio concert and not an ‘album’ in the sense that “Lumpy Gravy”, “Joe’s Garage” or “You Are What You Is” is- for me, I must say that the whole thing is just a bit weak, sometimes even embarassing.
    Now the person who can listen to all 5 discs of the Civilisation trilogy in one sitting (Lumpy + Money) seperates the Pigs from the Poneys IMHO.

  10. Bob Again says:

    [quote comment=”1886″]…5 discs of the Civilisation trilogy…[/quote]

    nice little endurance test you folks got going here…help me out, though. what is the fifth disc in your five disc trilogy??? I count four discs – three, if you count using the early combined cd of money/gravy.

    re: endurance tests – why not just sit down with a bottle of juice and a pork chop bone and listen to everything straight through? OK, you can get up now and then to make a poopy, if you have to…

  11. Paul Sempschi says:

    You’re right Bob, I counted a 3rd disc for Civization… I guess it was just wishful thinking on my part! I guess you could throw in the remix of Money and the Capitol version of Lumpy Gravy, if you wanted to get technical…

  12. Alex says:

    Sitting down and listening to EVERYTHING would be quite a challenge – anyone ever do it? I’m going to have a fairly uneventful week next week……

  13. Balint says:

    [quote post=”262″]Sitting down and listening to EVERYTHING would be quite a challenge – anyone ever do it?[/quote]

    Sure we did! 🙂 Here is Benway’s validation, and this is by McWazoo. Though we were talking about it in our Small, Strange Ununderstandable Language. Anyway, you’ll understand the points (scores? results? or what?) – even if you do not agree with some of them. 🙂

  14. Rob says:

    Let’s see: there have been something like 84 official releases. Who out there has ALL of ’em on their hard drive (or wherever) and can give us a quick total of how long this is gonna take? Gotta schedule some vacation time to get this accomplished!

  15. Sterbus says:

    seven thousands minutes, approximate?

  16. mike says:

    When a superior man hears of the Tao,
    he immediately begins to embody it.
    When an average man hears of the Tao,
    he half believes it, half doubts it.
    When a foolish man hears of the Tao,
    he laughs out loud.
    If he didn’t laugh,
    it wouldn’t be the Tao.

  17. Jake St. Vitus says:

    Is KHUM Zen Thru FZ still happening? I can find no reference to it on the KHUM site and was not able to listen in on Aug 1. Can someone confirm that this show is still on their schedule? Namaste tao arf of you [sic].

  18. Kevin Hoover says:

    Yes, it is on their schedule. There’s generally a lag between the show going on and the website being freshened.

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