Archive for May, 2004

A Warm Gun “Five days after the assassination of John Lennon, radio engineer Rob Grayson compiled a montage of every Beatles song in alphabetical order and aired it following a ten minute period of silence.” Check out the 16 minute mp3.

New CD out now?!?!…


Slime was the first to notice this – and it seems to be real: new FZ album out, compiled by Joe Travers, called Joe’s Corsage… No details (it’s something from around ’66), no tracklist… What the hell can it be?…

“Den legendariske amerikanske rockmusikern…”

Some more from Sweden: documentary in Swedish radio P1, Frippe surely knows what the text means there… As someone in the newsgroup says: “The programme is based on interviews with MOI members and music of MOI and FZ. Its called a documentary but obviously translated to Swedish, and it includes the voices of Swedish (famous) actors.” Sorry, fellas: it was yesterday… Pardon me.

Hannes, Hannes! wake up! Its me Frank Zappa…

FZ: No. You dont. You havnt the faintest fucking idea what Im talking about, anyplace in Europe, not even in England. You dont have any idea and dont kid yourself.

FZ: I dont have any curtains. I have.. I have a nice.. I have a bay window which is looking out onto garden. The sky is blue, some puppy white clouds. Theres bunch of flowers out there and.. its pretty bright room. The only bright room that I hang out in. All the rest of the places where I work are pretty dark.

Some interviews from scandinavia…

Hey Now!

In the words of Hank Kingsley: Hey now! What’s this (and this)? If you like FZ’s music, go out and buy the damn music why don’t you. Friggin’ freeloaders

It Can Happen Here

Hello kids! Since I haven’t had a chance yet to listen to this week’s Friday boot, here’s a fun exercise for you: have a listen and get me the setlist! First correct applicant wins a month’s worth of free Kegelmaster usage. Have fun…
Update, half an hour later: the publisher has some time to spare and copy/pastes the setlist from here. He sincerely hopes he hasn’t fucked up.

Gore’s J’Accuse

“George W. Bush promised us a foreign policy with humility. Instead, he has brought us humiliation in the eyes of the world. He promised to ‘restore honor and integrity to the White House.’ Instead, he has brought deep dishonor to our country and built a durable reputation as the most dishonest President since Richard Nixon.”
Al Gore whips it out – in english

Oh, well, okay, its only a test-version yet, but we’re really curious about your opinion. After the hungarian-speaking we made it’s english-speaking brother, for your amusement – it looks just a little bit better. (Check out the hungarian connections.) Take a look, use it, criticise it… and: don’t forget to VOTE, there on the left side…

Bleep You All So Very Much

Eric Idle weighs in with a merry ditty entitled Fuck You All So Very Much. Nnnice! (thanks Nigey)

Reggae, Dylan, gMail

Pardon my snicker. A reggae tribute to Bob Dylan: “Is It Rolling Bob?” (via Evaristo who now has one of those ultrahip 1Gb gmail accounts and will no doubt, be inviting me in shortly – I’d nudge nudge wink wink, but then, let’s not get over-obvious).

Abba To Zappa

Abba-to-Zappa the quiz, had me grinning from start to finish – in part I suppose because one of the little band-member puppets kept reminding me of this guy (have a look and you’ll know what I mean, unless you’ve never seen a porn movie in your entire life in which case I, well, admire your wholesome-nosity). Great stuff, give it a whirl – and tell me your scores! :-)

Lucille Again

Jeff Simmons has asked to spread the word that he has just released a new album called “Blue Universe”, the first one after the FZ produced “Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up” (1970), so this is what I’m doing here right now. More info on his website. (Jeff sure knows how to spread a Meme!)

news from another side of the wall

Has VPRO come out with some unknow stuff?

Aloha Zappa

In january this year, Dutch mag “Aloha” ran a nice posthumous article on FZ. Here it is, scanned: page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. I may translate this one if the mood strikes me (in other words: look for it somewhere early 2010). Also, you may be interested in this (scanned) article from Music Technology, Feb ’87: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. (Found at forums)

In Nieppe

Today was quite adventurous (Aujourd’hui c’tait l’aventure!)! Well sort of (Bin, plus ou moin). We crossed the border to Nieppe, France, to pick up a DVD containing FZ’s appearances on Saturday Night Live. If there’s sufficient interest (s’il y a suffisemment d’intrt), I could make a vine out of this (je pourrais en faire une chenille)… What say ye (qu’en dites-vous?)?