Archive for December, 2005

Zappanale TV

Did you already hear about it? This Zappanale TV shows some video recordings – another band each month. For now: Bogus Pomp.
Sounding good – again. (Although the drums are a bit too noisy, but anyway, it’s not a CD…).

Zapped Again? Ja! – Weil ich denke, es wird Zeit für eine umfassende deutschsprachige Site über das Leben und Schaffen von Frank Zappa.

In the German language, which is the way he talks whenever it’s Heavy Business.

La Venganza de Chunga

Played by the Gotan Project again, this time live. Wow. Video: Queremos Paz.

Bogus Pomp Is Good

Of all the Zappa cover bands Bogus Pomp is the one that is really close to my heart. Great music, fine solos, elaborated orchestration, and sometimes Napoleon Murphy Brock, as dessert. Here are some recordings from 2004 (Thanks to Jerry Outlaw, guitar player) – and hey, here’s the beautiful Umbrellas from the same show, from Zomby Woof’s page.


…or at least a bit heavier:

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that allows anyone to contribute articles, is tightening its rules for submitting entries following the disclosure that it ran a piece falsely implicating a man in the Kennedy assassinations. Wikipedia will now require users to register before they can create articles, Jimmy Wales, founder of the St. Petersburg, Florida-based website, said Monday.

I just loved the way it worked – almost without (outer) control. Is it the end of the freedom of Wikipedia?

Todo Bien

Buenos dias! I’m typing this from a hideously configurated PC somewhere in hot-n-humid Buenos Aires, having had some 4 hours of sleep since Wednesday, so I’ll keep it brief — forgive me for añy typos that may occur. As promised here’s a new Friday Boot for your downloading pleasure: Felt Forum NYC, 10/31/74 – late show. Off to locate the airco switch…

Dumb All Over

„My dear grandson Bwana-Linth, I hereby express my will: thou shalst be the one to post the link of this really fine blog called Dumb All Over. Barry, thy Grandfather”

That’s how it happened. Seems to be a new page with tons of comments on FZ’s lyrics. Fun.

The Busy Gail Zappa

Another fortunate working experience occurred the other night when I drove Gail Zappa to the airport.

On the next ride a question would be fine about the release of Trance Fusion, perhaps…

Hasta La Vista!

Ladies, gents, dear faithful KUR readers: by tomorrow Dr Sharleena and I will be off to the wonderful summer heat of Argentina for about a month. Obviously neither of us will have much time to update this weblog during that period. Which is why I have left the keys to the office in the hands of our much appreciated Hungarian friend Balint, who — I’m sure — shall do an excellent job at bringing you your semi-daily perverted diversion. On my end, I’ve made sure the Friday Boots continues on as usual. Our man in France, Gilles (salut Patron!), has prepared for you a multiple downloading fest which I’m sure you will appreciate very much. What’s left to say.. Have a good christmas, a splendid new year, and we will see eachother again come early January. Hugs! We’ll miss all of you.

Erotic Bible?

Jimmy Swaggart would be glad to see
(The official page seems to be unavailable at the moment now came back to life ).

Arf, She Said

This is The End:

I love Junichiro Tanizaki’s The Makioka Sisters but, even allowing for cultural differences, it has to have the most peculiar final sentence in all literature: “Yukiko’s diarrhoea persisted through the twenty-sixth, and was a problem on the train to Tokyo.” That is not the way one wants to finish a book before giving a happy sigh and putting the light out.

Virtual Acid Trip

The perfect link for a slow Monday morning: “Acidtrip contains more shit than you can shake a dick at!” Warning: don’t click if you have a history of epileptic seizures…

You There With The Sombrero!

Visits to this site by geographic location (thank you Google):

kur visitors according to Google

Check out my annotated version at Flickr — and feel free to post a comment there (or here!).

Bouncing Balls

Public art?

You hate ads? So do I. But you’ll love this one. See the movie in low quality, in high quality, and then read about it some more. Oh yes: and see some pictures, of course.

Singalong Song

The way I see it, Barry…