Archive for February, 2007

The Voice Of Cheese: SOFA

Welcome to VOC’s second installment — brought to you by SOFA and his No Rehearsal Band! The track SOFA decided to send in is a rendition of “Down In The Boondocks”. This one couldn’t be farther away musically from our first guest appearance — yet the Conceptual Continuity remains obvious – if only for the delightful doo-wop slash barbershop influences. SOFA says:

This song by Joe South has always been a favorite of mine. I remember the version by Billy Joe Royale as a kid. Then Ry Cooder redid it for an album in the early 80’s; my brother and I included it in our duo act at the time. When we whipped it out one night at an early NRB gig [Jan 27, ’07 – ed.], it just fell into place, right down to the acapella ending. It’s still one of our best numbers, and often our opening song for an evening.

The No Rehearsal Band, starring SOFA (second from the left)

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Sidenote: submissions keep coming in — and every single one of them will, in time, be featured here in accordance with The Queue. Want to be part of The Voice Of Cheese? Read The Manual. :)

Beat Club Uncle Meat Variations

What’s a guy to do when he doesn’t find anything interesting to post? Why, steal links from friends, silly!

On 6th October 1968, Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention played a 35 Minute live performance for German TV broadcast. Most Material contained Instrumental Versions from “Freak Out”, “We’re Only in It For the Money”, and of course “Uncle Meat”.

Let’s Move To Cleveland?

Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will be featuring a week-long series of events in honour of Frank Zappa, starting February 13.

Several musicians including guitarist Adrian Belew and longtime Zappa sideman Ike Willis will help celebrate his legacy, which includes 60 albums-worth of material. […] Many events are free and open to the public, but space must be reserved.

Is anyone planning to attend any of these? Feel free to say “Yes!” and rub it in… :)

Yellow Snow

Stranger than fiction:

Snow ranging in colour from light yellow to orange and carrying a distinctive “musty” odour was observed yesterday in five districts of Omsk province, which lies in western Siberia and borders Kazakhstan.

Ain’t no Huskie wee-wee either, methinks…

One Of My Pet Peeve’s!

Apostrophe Catastrophe.

Frankfurt ’71

Gilles presents: Frankfurt, 28/11/71! He told me this version appears to be missing Cruising for Burgers inbetween Sharleena and King Kong but let’s not have that spoil the fun…


When I grow up I want to draw pretty girls the way Milo Manara does:

Envious? Moi?

And Now For Some Good Taste

At Tiny Mixtapes: “songs to lament the fact that I’ve had my period for 15 days” — including of course Alien Orifice.

Dangerously Fun

One can only imagine what would’ve happened, had young FZ had an internet connection, and stumbled upon this. :)