Archive for June, 2003

Latex Fetish Barbie

The end of Barbie as we know it.

ZapFest in France

Apart from Zappanale 14 in Germany, there’s another Zapfest taking place in Bordeaux, France, which is scheduled for next September 11-13. You may want to check it out if you’re in the region…

Join KUR Staff

Aah summertime! Between Guacamole and Error500 off on holiday for the entire month of July, and Dr. Sharleena off investigating the promiscuous behaviour of one-eyed bisexual pinguins in lower Patagonia – things are getting lonely here at the office (how ’bout that Kegelmaster you say? Been there, done that). So if any of you would like to join our rockin’ teenage combo, by all means drop us a note

Bump the Chump

Remember how some folks wanted to get rid of Clinton because he put that cigar where shouldn’t have? I think those guys need to get their priorities straight. A “preemptive war” seems to me like a more serious offense. George W. Bush must answer to the people! Here’s a suggestion for those of you displeased with his actions. Let’s at least try to pretend America still exercises democracy.

Song Fight posts a title, people make songs for that title, the songs are posted on the page, people decide which they like best, and vote for their favorite. A terrible idea gone wonderfully wrong.

Cobo Hall

Cobo Hall, Detroit, Mi September 30 1977 is rockin’ Barry Towers at the moment. Enjoy…
Update: the links actually work now, ahem!

How true

what decade does your personality live in? (via luba)

Bush 2004 Beta

“This is the body this is the body this is the body this is the body this is the body this si th body asdf asdf sdf asdfsadf sadfsdfsdfsadf”
Yes: the Bush 2004 campaigning team has really nailed down its leader.

Phoebe Snow Chill Out Room

You know, sometimes I wonder if Phoebe Snow has ever laid eyes on The Phoebe Snow Chill Out Room… and would she agree you think?

Bamboo Saxophones

The Cigar Box Guitar, the Bamboo Saxophone, the Gas Tank Orchestra whip it out.


Wait a minute, I’ve got it, you’re an italian

problem child ? – no, problem parents

“Police were alerted by worried fans who had seen the 41-year-old mother holding the baby in the spectator seats at Germany’s Hockenheim Formula One motor-racing circuit on Sunday.”

Japanese Enema Bandit

Michael Kenyon is alive and kicking and has migrated to Japan.


Apocrypha, from A to Z. A great read.

Rating Theory

Each FZ discography entry’s rating now also displays the number of votes/ratings made on the album in question. Rather than to turn the rating system into a FZ album popularity poll, the effect of this is that it shows which releases are (still) the most ‘controversial’. People who are very much against a certain release will be prone to add their (negative) rating, just as people who love the album would add their (positive) rating. Releases considered “lukewarm” will get less ratings. So, the number of ratings reflects to what degree any album agitates the young Zappa sophisticate. Right. If you need me I’ll be back at the laboratory crossreferencing suicide rates with the release of the newest Christina Aqui—Aggi—Aguisomething album.