Randomnicity

While I’m mainly reading up on unrelated topics these days, you may find the following of interest:

  • Duncan tells me that Zappa will be the featured article on the front page of Wikipedia on Thursday December 4th.
  • Morgan Holt sends in this nice article on the prophetic nature of Joe’s Garage.
  • Check out Frank Zappa’s Revenge, rather indepth reviews and commentary on FZ’s body of work.
  • SOFA informs me of a new DVD entitled “Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention In The 1960s”: “This film reviews the true story of The Mothers of Invention and the music they made during the first incarnation of the band. With group members Jimmy Carl Black, Bunk Gardner, Don Preston and Art Tripp taking up the tale and revealing – often for the first time – what the real Frank Zappa was all about […] Also features rare footage of Frank and The Mothers from throughout the 1960s, archive interviews, seldom seen live performances, and a host of other features.
  • If you’re at all into contemporary Brazilian bossa and jazz, be sure to give Marcio Faraco a listen — a pleasant recent discovery, carried by sweet melodies and a wonderful voice akin to Caetano Veloso.

4 Responses to “Randomnicity”

  1. Duncan says:

    Did the extra curricula reading catch this?

    While I type I am listening to this which may work 😉

    Later I will catch up with the wonderful Flight Of The Conchords….

    Random days off work are good 🙂

  2. P-Rip says:

    70’s rock stars at their parents houses. Nice photo fo Frank and his mom and dad.

    http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2008/12/70s-rockstars-at-home-with-their.html

    I’ve seen this photo of Frank and his parents before. The decor seems a bit “modern” for what he wrote about his parents. But it also seems a bit formal for Frank’s house.

  3. Alex says:

    Note the image in the background – that’s the cover of ‘Pretties For You’ by Alice Cooper.

    Also, his birthday means it’s time for another Zappadan.

  4. Ryan says:

    its the featured article today…

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