Archive for November, 2003

Ear Food

Anyone hear part two of the BBC Radio FZ Jazz Special? It talks of FZ’s love/hate relationship with the idiom of jazz, with testimonies from Tommy Mars and Pat O’Hearn, among others. Fascinating ear food.

FZ NewsLetter

Peter of united-mutations is doing an excellent job producing a monthly FZ newsletter. This month’s issue is once again chock full of interesting FZ news and tidbits; check it out.

Mr. President…

‘Even though I disagree strongly with many administration policies…’, well how else would you start a letter to any countries president, prime minister, or policy maker. The reason for this particular communication was the PMRC hearings on record censorship. Well this group of folks with an idea did have an some effect, and I would guess we’ve all seen the ‘parental advisory’ panel on record covers, but doesn’t it mostly just mean rap record ?

Anyway The Wind Blows

Anyway The Wind Blows—get it while it lasts.

Dot Com

Doing a reverse IP lookup for can be an interesting passtime. Here’s what I found:, which leads to a page about ThingFish (and its StageCraft Entertainment edition),, not a website as of yet, but the domain name was purchased august 2003 by none other than Gail (what for??),
the Zappa Institute of Technology, also registered by Gail,
Theater Near You, which looks like an abandoned project listing FZ music performances across the globe,
– and which both have “Authentication Required!” restrictions.
Kinda makes you wonder doesn’t it?

Big In Belgium

I’m telling you: were I to release a dance record here in Belgium today, I’d be in the top 30 by tomorrow morning. I kid you not.

The One Where…

Rejoice: the complete Seinfeld scripts! Ever noticed how Seinfeld-fans can be divided into two camps: the Kramer-fans and the Costanza-fans (a small feminist fraction forms the Elaine-camp)? Nobody ever likes Seinfeld, and he’s the pro comedian of the show, go figure. Oh, how I miss George.

Pink Stëël

Never been a fan of heavy metal—the hair, the superfluous umlauts, the läther overkill, the satan bruhaha, the guitar as a phallus symbol… And I definitely wouldn’t want to be caught dead in the mosh pit with these guys: Pink Stëël! I’ll bet Lars Ullrich is an avid fan though.

A Copy Of Rolling Stone

Cpt. Beefheart on #58 with Trout Mask Replica. Zappa on #243 and #296. Help, I’m a Rolling Stone!

Earth Shatnering

I just know I’m doing my good friends at a big favor by posting this link which has every track from William Shatner’s ’68 groundbreaking “The Transformed Man” up for download. Hey! Mr Tambourine Man!

Wild Man Fisher

“Hi Barry,
Our names are Josh Rubin and Jeremy Lubin. We are contacting you because we are doing a documentary on Wild Man Fischer. We are wondering if you have any archival materials i.e. photos, film footage, live recordings, video footage of Wild Man Fischer. We have been filming Wild Man for the past 2 years and are documentary is coming to a close. One specific scene in the film that needs media accompaniment is a sequence regarding the September 15th, 1968 Rose Bowl show where Wild Man got up on stage with Frank and the Mothers to sing some songs. We can be reached at or at 323-964-8165.” … help these guys out if you can…

Uffish The Hard Way

Holy redesign Batman! The New & Improved Uffish. She still gives good—erh copy.

Monster Road Some More

Jim Haverkamp, producer at brighteyepictures just commented on this post about Monster Road (the upcoming Bruce Bickford docu): “I can vouch that it will, in fact, be unleashed upon the world soon! Brett Ingram, the film’s director, and I are watching the paint dry on it right now, and are entering the film into festivals across the country (and overseas).” Good news :)


Have you ever been to Pimpadelic Wonderland? Their 70s cinema section kept me entertained for quite a while—they don’t make ’em like that anymore…
(via ultimate insult)

Idiot Variations


Another variation on a theme.