What a nice homepage! (With downloadable music.)
Doing ‘brain exercises’ such as watching Countdown, playing Sudoku or taking a shower with your eyes closed can apparently make us all up to 40 per cent cleverer within seven days. I don’t get the “shower with your eyes closed” bit but then, I’m probably not clever enough.
As you might expect, vegetarians will have a somewhat rough time here. For most people in Argentina, a vegetarian is something you eat.
Funny article on Argentina and its borderline obsessive preoccupation with steaks. From what I’ve witnessed while there I can tell you the article is not overstating things.
To sum up my week so far, I’m going to introduce a hitherto unused emoticon and be done with it:
In other news, Xorg just mailed me a link to the US National Recording Registry picks for 2006. Guess who’s in it for the money?
As a matter of course, Mothers of Good Family warn their daughters about Banjo Players, Rock Musicians, Programmers and other such low-life Rounders that might take advantage of their tender young Womanhood.
Available for one week: Wiesbaden, 30 January ’77.
In answer to the comments on Frank Who?, this snappy Gail Zappa quote from Relix Magazine‘s April/May ’06 issue (which was sent to me by its guest editor Richard Gehr — thanks so much for that bud!) should clear things up a bit:
The two concerts seen in the Dub Room Special DVD exist separately on video, and we’re working on releasing one of them in surround sound. This also represents our first foray into another project I’m interested in, which is inviting certain well-known producers and engineers who never had an opportunity to work with Frank, but were well aware of, inspired by, or interested in his work, to get their hands on a Frank Zappa project. In this regard, we turned over the KCET concert to Frank Filipetti. And we’ll still release the Token of His Extreme DVD by the same band.
Here, we present a selection of 20 of your fears – look away now if the mere mention of buttons, animal costumes or takeaway forks send you into a cold sweat.
Interesting comment from Robert Carl Cohen on the Mystery Disc page:
To Whom It May Concern
I am the Writer-Producer-Director and owner of all rights to MONDO HOLLYWOOD. Among the various misrepresentations made about my film are the following:
1. That the music of Frank Zappa and his group, THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION, was edited out of the film. He and his group were, indeed, filmed by me at one of several parties, scenes from which are intercut in the film’s final “Freakout” sequence, but I did not record their music at any time. I shot them silent, using a non-blimped Arriflex 35-C. The few shots of them seen in my film constitute all the footage recorded. There were no out-takes.
2. A certain “Kim Fowley” claims to have recorded Zappa and his group during the MONDO HOLLYWOOD party; and has been selling what he claims is the music from that party. The truth is that there was no one professionally recording the music performed at that event. I am in possession of signed releases from everyone who was present. I have no idea where Fowley acquired the music he is selling as “The sound track from the MONDO HOLLYWOOD party scene, or whose music it is, but it was never a part of my film.
Robert Carl Cohen
Frank Filipetti: “Currently, heâ€™s working on a re-release of Paul Simonâ€™s Graceland in 5.1 surround sound as well as a 1974 Frank Zappa live concert project.”
As you probablee know English isn’t my mother tongue, so when writing up a comment here, I did the following search on Google to verify the accuracy of the term I was about to use:
search?q=”i’ll see your” “and raise you a”
A random pick of what people “see” and “raise you”:
- dead pigeon/piece of yarn
- waitress/pair of comfortable shoes
- Gender Essentialism/Social Construction
- Values/Girl Scout Cookie
- Karl Rove/Dick Durbin
- Mary Tyler Moore/Sophia Loren
Right. That’s enough coffee for you Barry.