“There’s no reason to collude. I’m not there to make his life miserable, but you know, by the same token, if you want facts I’ll give them to you – you want something else, go someplace else.” – Frank Zappa, October 1993. Here is what is probably FZ’s last interview, by Ben “Poodle Play” Watson.
Archive for October, 2003
Since us here at KUR happen to think that Halloween is a load of commercial bollocks (And GDubya is a moron! And the Bush-family has close ties with the Bin Ladens! And Oswald was set up by the FBI, the CIA, the Maffia, the KGB and Elvis! Ahem—), this week’s Friday Boot consists of some classical FZ to soothe the senses: Boulez/Ensemble InterContemporain plays Zappa.
The rise of South Park Republicans: “people who ‘believe we need a hard-ass foreign policy and are extremely skeptical of political correctness’ but also are socially liberal on many issues, Sullivan explains. Such South Park Republicanism is a real trend among younger Americans, he observes: South Park’s typical viewer, for instance, is an advertiser-ideal 28.”
The Grandmothers, a band which I’ve long wanted to see live, will be on tour throughout Europe starting January 7 2004. And they’re playing a gig in Belgium too! Since, apparently, their record company is doing close to no promotion for this tour, here’s the tour list for your perusal:
- 7-1-04 CH-Winterthur – Gaswerk
- 8 / 10-1-04 Italy
- 11-1-04 A-Ebensee – Kino
- 12-1-04 HR Zagreb – KSET
- 13-1-04 D-Nürnberg – Hirsch
- 14-1-04 D-Aschaffenburg – Colos Saal
- 15-1-04 D-Dresden – Tante Ju
- 16-1-04 D-Schwerin – Speicher
- 17-1-04 D-Erfurt – Gewerkschaftshaus
- 18-1-04 D-Hamburg – Fabrik
- 19-1-04 D-Berlin – Columbia Fritz
- 21-1-04 N-Bergen – Garage
- 23-1-04 N-Oslo – Rockefeller
- 24-1-04 DK-Odense – Rytmeposten
- 25-1-04 D-Kiel – Räucherei
- 26-1-04 D-Bonn – Harmonie
- 27-1-04 D-Lorsch(near Mannheim) – Musikth. Rex
- 28-1-04 B-Sint Niklaas – CC
- 29-1-04 UK-Brighton – Concorde 2
- 30-1-04 UK-Wolverhampton – The Robin
- 31-1-04 UK-London – The Borderline
For tickets, drop a mail at JTC online.
Well hah. I just got the jury report emailed to me with regard to Moonbug’s performance at the West Talent rock rally. It goes:
“Moonbug started off very promisingly with a riff remniscent of Pinback, but the songs unfortunately didn’t get what they deserved.”
Blame the PA: close to no monitor!
“A number like “These Boots” has lots more potential.”
The jury obviously didn’t have a clue as to the origins of this song, which is of course a cover of Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made For Walking” – we played only part of it in a sort of frenzic Dick Dale-ish punk-rock version; sort of an interlude to glue together two other songs.
“A very nice sound, surely, but the interaction between the players was less than satisfactory.”
Blame the PA: close to no monitor!
If I’m to believe this guy, there’s a highschool in Lancaster which is named after Frank Zappa. Anyone know about this? “Frank Zappa High”, teehee. That must be one interesting school to attend.
Remember kids, it’s all for the benefit of anthropology!…
Have a look at each and every Mad Magazine cover starting from the comic book days of 1952 to the present day. Some very cool artwork there.
Get off without disturbing your neighbors. It’s the new craze that’s sweeping the ocean. Welcome to the world of the new fetish: headphones!
Part Two of Nasty Rats, as promised. If you need me I’ll be down the hall coughing my lungs out and excavating various substances from within my nose that you do not want to know about. Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!
Sweet mother of God, I’ve just found out that Elliott Smith has committed suicide yesterday. Having been an avid fan of his music since the beginning, I’m absolutely devastated. Farewell Elliott…I saw you in
A perfect place
It’s gonna happen soon
But not today
— Independence Day
When Dr Sharleena flew over to Barry Towers recently, she brought with her (among other things) a copy of Dub Room Special. Yours truly was absolutely delighted because he had never actually seen the video in question (shame on him!) — until we opened the box the video was in, and noticed the video had split in two, leaving it damaged beyond repair. Since then, Dr Sharleena has been inconsolable, mumbling things such as “His name is Craig Latta!”, “Oh Nappy! Smokin’!” and playing OSFA from dusk til dawn. This has to stop! So here is my request: would any of you kind souls out there reading this, happen to be in possession of “Dub Room Special” and be willing to send us a copy? Thanks!