Zappa Bootleg Listening Sessions: “During the week, a bootleg will be posted to alt.binaries.zappafiles clearly labelled as the Sunday Listening Session files. Everyone who wants to participate downloads the files, and stashes them on their hard drives until Sunday.
On Sunday, all participants connect to the #zappateers group on Dalnet IRC, and at 20:00hrs UK time (GMT or British Summer Time – it’s still 8pm) we all start playing the MP3s on our own systems.”

Bombs Aweigh

China 1945-46, 1950-53
Korea 1950-53
Guatemala 1954, 1960, 1967-69
Indonesia 1958
Cuba 1959-61
Congo 1964
Peru 1965
Laos 1964-73
Vietnam 1961-73
Cambodia 1969-70
Lebanon 1983-84
Grenada 1983
Libya 1986
El Salvador 1980s
Nicaragua 1980s
Panama 1989
Bosnia 1985
Sudan 1998
Former Yugoslavia 1999
Iraq 1991-20??
Afghanistan 1998, 2001-02
Stop The War With Iraq: Since the second world war the United States Government has bombed 21 countries.

Strat Of Strats

Dweezil Zappa with Hendrix’ legendary Stratocaster. The guitar, which was given to Frank Zappa by Hendrix roadies after his performance at the ’68 Miami Pop Festival, is due to be auctioned at Cooper Owen on September 24 where, if it achieves its expected sale of 350-400,000 pounds ($532-608,000), it will be the most expensive guitar ever sold.

[ Insert envious mumbling here… ]