Archive for May, 2003


I have added compilations to the Zappa discography pages. Yes, it was long over due. Shut up already. Next up is the bootleg section…

Frank Zappa vs the World

Fred sent me a couple of scans from an interview Zappa had with BAM Magazine, October ’79 (thanks Fred!). I typed it out (read: don’t shoot me if you find any typo’s), and so here it is for your reading pleasure.


Nice Concert, Nice People: Théatre de Verdure, Nice, France – October 7 1984.

Ginger Ale

Dr. Sharleena is feeling somewhat sick these days – yes, a maliciously stingy flue is getting the better of Our Precious Antarctica Based Embedded Reporter for the time being. I’ll be the first to help out: Sharl, just shake up the pale-dry ginger ale! Any other suggestions for fighting a mean flue, share them in the comments…


From the makers of the late great Fils de l’Invention: Le Fredunzel Site!

Moving The Boot

With all my recent moving about of pages you may be interested to know that Gilles’ Friday Boot can from now on be found right here.

It’s the blimp, Frank! it’s the blimp!!

Just bought a copy of Railroadism by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Bands live in the USA 1972-1981. Each line up contains Zappa alumni and I think it’s possibly the best cd I’ve heard, so far, this year.
What is it with Liverpool ? home to Beefheart and Zappa freaks.

Chugging in the Czech Republic

Interesting! Your guide to getting hammered in Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic. (via elrado)

365 Days

The 365 Days Project: “For the entire year of 2003 (January 1st to December 31st) this site will feature one mp3 file (every day) to download. Listeners of the incredibly strange and outsider realm take note, for this is the majority of material that will be made available. Obscure (and for the most part out-of-print) recordings will be the primary focus.”

Lower your high-brow, Part Two is about calling people names, shitting in their pudding, pushing them down stairs, eating white bread and expired fruit pies from the bakery outlet and drinking “charcoal filtered” vodka – straight from the plastic two liter bottle.”

Movable Tango

Those of you with a technical education can tell that only part of this site (namely the page you’re looking at, plus the discography pages) is currently running on Movable Type. I have finally taken the leap and am in the process of converting all of the site’s content to MT. Things might look a bit buggy in the coming days/weeks, you’ll know why…
By the way, if any MT-users reading this know of a good way to build photo galleries from within MT, please drop a comment, or mail me.
That is all. Now why do I feel like this has been the most boring post ever to appear in Hot Poop?

Illegal Art

Should artists be allowed to use copyrighted materials? Where do the First Amendment and “intellectual property” law collide? What is art’s future if the current laws are allowed to stand?

Lower your high-brow

Do you know your Dada from your Moma?


I didn’t post this. My twin in a galaxy about 10 to the 1028 meters from here did.

From the inbox…

“World’s Greatest Sinner Timothy Carey Film Fest! A festival of rare and previously-unreleased films directed by the late character actor Timothy Carey will screen Sat. June 28 at Maestri Gallery, 2024 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA, 661-335-0278. Films shown on June 28 will be “The World’s Greatest Sinner” (1963) at 7 pm and “Tweet’s, Ladies of Pasadena” (unreleased) at 8:30 pm. Also shown will be a documentary of the actor created by his son.” More info, contact this person.