Archive for November, 2005

Deconstruction

in music.
Thanks Bernard!

How’s Yer Bird?

So you know about this bird flu pandemic that we’re all preparing for, right? Turns out Donald Rumsfeld is a major stockholder in the company that patented the antiviral agent Tamiflu. Following Bush’s call to begin bird flu preparations, over $8 billion in emergency funding has been passed by the US Senate. Who benefits? Take a guess. The mind boggles.

Frank Zappa Makes 200 Motels

Holland Doc, an initiative of dutch VPRO TV, will be broadcasting a one hour film called “Frank Zappa Makes 200 Motels” on their website in the coming days (today, Saturday and Sunday to be exact). The site’s sort of messy to navigate and scarce in details, but you can view this film online by clicking on the “Links” section to the right. Scroll down the page to see at what times the film is scheduled.

Berlin, Feb 78

Whoops, overslept (well not really since today is a holiday here). Anyway, here’s Berlin, 15 February ’78 for your aural pleasure! Off to make some coffee…

The Problem

Have you heard the news that’s goin’ round here
The man in charge has got to go
Cause he dances round the problem – boy
And the problem is the man in charge you know

Prophetic words from J.J. Cale, wouldn’t you agree?

Spider The Tylercore

During the recording sessions, John Paul’s 5 year old younger brother (Tyler Petrucci,) came into the studio and said these words to Dan and Bob. “I’ve been trying to tell people this forever. Too young to live, too young to die. You will die forever, and ever. The sun will blow up and you will turn into a zombie. Forever.”

Five-year-old Tyler Petrucci whips it out.

Twenty Things

Everything you always wanted to know about Barry’s Imaginary Publisher but were afraid to ask.

Frappr Continued

Frappr’s killuglyradio map is now a permanent link in the sidebar. It’s been heaps of fun seeing the pictures and messages you lot have posted there. However, with the average of 700+ pageviews a day this site gets, 23 additions to the map in one day just doesn’t cut it. What’s with you paranoid lurkers over yonder? Yes, I’m talkin’ to you! Go on then, add your name and location (picture optional)!

Brother, where art thou?

Bozzio And The Metropole Orkest

Terry Bozzio has a new album out: Chamber Works, recorded with Holland’s classical Metropole Orkest. Ko Decloet, dutch radio-producer and friend of both TB and FZ:

I think this is an essential release in his total body of work – it shows him as an amazing performer, a highly individual composer, a Stravinsky fan, a wonderful producer and also, he is easy to work with. And on a more personal note, the fact that he can play doesn’t mean he isn’t cute!”

Has anyone had the chance to give the album a listen? I’d love to hear this one.

Greatest Live Gig

Greatest live gig of all time? Apparently it’s Queen at Live Aid, July ’85. Mmmmkay.

Clapping Music

Do you like Steve Reich? I love his works. Allmost all are the same (of course not true), but just beautiful. Recently I’ve found his homepage, and a video with “Clapping Music ” on it – from ’74. Again: I love it.
(This is the direct link for those who do not want to browse the homepage for some reason. You should. And please download the sample from “Music For 18 Musicians”. You’ll love it.)

Frappr

In for a bit of enforced audience participation? Sure you are! So tell us: where you at? Go on then, add yourself!

Booglarize You

Lukas writes:

Last weekend I have recorded an old German music TV show from 1972 (“Beatclub”, originally broadcasted by NDR), featuring a song by Captain Beefheart. I have converted that song to an MPEG-4 QuickTime movie.

Long story short: here’s that clip of the Captain singing/grunting “I’m Gonna Booglarize You Baby” way back in ’72 (33mb). I’ll keep this available until Friday while keeping an eye on my bandwidth…
Thanks Lukas!

You Are What You Is

Quite the unbelievable story this: man discovers he’s black at age 26:

When the baby born to two white parents came out black, the secret became a lie. Throughout his childhood, David Myers was told that his skin color was a disease called melanism. He was lucky, his mother said, because the skin discoloration was all over his body, instead of just splotches of brown like most people had.

Whatchamacallit

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About time I put a Belgian Zappa-tribute band in the limelight. They are Whatchamacallit, and they will be playing the Boogie Woogie cafe in Geraardsbergen next November 26. Must admit I’ve never heard them live but judging from these sample mp3’s they be drinkin’ the magic poshum!