Archive for April, 2005

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Kansas City Some More

Kansas City, 14 October 1975 — go grab it why don’t you.

Science Fiction Protocols

This paper traces a progression towards more intense social satire in the heavily plotted albums, and, as Zappa’s critique expands to comment on real or potential abuses of authority in American society, he comes more and more to employ science fiction (SF) poetics and tropes, what I term here “science fiction protocols”.

The Science Fiction Protocols of Frank Zappa (long, slightly Watsonian read, but looks interesting)

Lizard King

Why The Do It Now Foundation never got their Jim Morrison antidrug spot.

Turn It Down!

“I experienced my own private little Joe’s Garage moment this past weekend. Let me explain.

Z Phone-cards

Proof that the Hungarians are indeed a very cool people: FZ themed phone-cards! (Thanks mediocre)

Habemus Conservative Rock-hater

Former cardinal now pope Ratzinger (you know, the guy that made it from Hitler Youth to the Vatican) talks about Pop Devil Music in this 1996 Times article:

[...] he also warned the young against the “subliminal” satanic influence to be found in songs by such groups as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Queen, Led Zeppelin and the Eagles. Vatican officials identified some of the “worst offenders” as Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath and AC/DC, whose initials they claimed referred not to alternating current or even bisexuality, but to the satanic phrase “Anti-Christ, Death to Christ”.

The Eagles, I ask?

The Misfortune of a Little Biped

Doreen is, once again, disconsolated and in grief from Travers’ inconsideration: “I was just surfing the internet, says Doreen, “when i saw that picture of Donny”

“I was shocked, we are like two peas in a pod, like two brown eggs in a cardboard box…”
The complete story here. Maybe YOU CAN do something to help!

Fashion Victims

What happens when a bunch of catty dedicated followers of fashion have a stab at Diva Zappa? This. Watch out for those nails! (via evaristo)

Edinboro 74

Well, it had to happen sooner or later: Balint had put up this show back in January, and now we are. Why? Cause it’s a darn goodun!
Edinboro, May 8 ’74 — For you. For a week. For free.

Nothing Personal

Concise history of the word asshat:

From what I can trace back from archived IRC chats, the term ‘asshat’ was first used in the large European country of Sweden as an alternative for the word ‘asshole.’  From Sweden, by way of both train and ship, the word found it’s way to the shores of western France, where it was used by a software coder named Louis (LOO-ee) in a telephone conversation with his second cousin in Newfoundland.  This great man was responsible for sending this fashionable European word to North America for all children to enjoy!

NASSA

Brilliant spoof: The Shocking-But-False Story of America’s Blackstronauts — “My god, space is one cold motherfucker!”
(via eskimokaka)

Special K

And you thought Moon Unit was a bit of a bizarre name? Think again.

Calvin & His Hitch-hikers

The True Story of Calvin & His Hitch-hikers, by Cal Schenkel.

The Space! The Space!

Since the Hot Poop archives listed in the sidebar were getting rediculously long (4 years of filling up webspace will do that to you), I have conveniently moved them to a separate page, cunningly entitled: Ye Olde Poop. The space!