Bob Marshall: This is Frank talking?
Bob Marshall: Was rap, what’s called rap music the last few years, fresh air?
Frank: Some of it. Some of it is good. Most of it is a waste of time. But, you see, rap is more a political statement than it is music.
Bob Marshall: Would you consider it an offshoot like Grunge and Punk?
Frank: As what? Where are they? Where’s Punk? Where did it go? It gave up. You can’t give up on music. Can’t give up.
Bob Marshall: Has Grunge given up?
Frank: Yes. Look at it. What is it? Where is it? Not that it didn’t break ground. Where’s its fresh air? Where’s its verve? Where’s its causing a person to move?
:: Posthumous Frank Zappa Talks
A book without verbs: “The verb is like a weed in a field of flowers,” [Mr Thaler] said. “You have to get rid of it to allow the flowers to grow and flourish.” A lot of verbs in that quote if you ask me.
Windows users please hear my plea! While at the local library yesterday I took the opportunity to browse this site using one of their Windows machines. Needless to say things looked rather horrible in their version of MS Internet Explorer (v5.x, I believe). Hence, this slightly tweaked testpage, which I would like you to scrutinize in order to report anything weird. Upon which we shall return to our regular schedule of funny porn movie titles and silly IQ tests.
The 100 Worst Porn Movie Titles, too funny: “Willie Wanker and The Fudge Packing Factory”, “All Anal On the Western Front” and “Beyond The Valley of The Ultra Milkmaids”, among other linguistic gems. (Kudos to the person who can tell me what the entry title has to do with this entry, by the way.)
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Let’s hear it folks, from mother superior (see September 4, 2003) to Tom Waits. I didn’t know none of those audio archives, neither those pictures, and of course there is a lot more to be known, like The Fall’s covers of Mothers and Beefheart (by way of WFMU’S BLAST O’ HOT AIR). And since it is mother’s day, you can enlarge your knowledge of their inventiveness, from slavery, to the space suit and Windshield Wipers.
So here are some random letters, forum, review and science pages. Ok, they may not be entirely random, but if you think they’re boring, why not just forget them, and go for progress via cartoons instead.
So you’re gonna be on “Cribs”?
17. The proper “Crib Touring Stance” is to hold your right fist in your left hand and place both over your sternum. Hold your lips inside your mouth to evoke a placid demeanor.
Two years ago I was a Precision Processor (IQ 115), now I’m a Word Warrior (IQ 127) *cough*: “This means you have exceptional verbal skills. You can easily make sense of complex issues and take an unusually creative approach to solving problems. Your strengths also make you a visionary.” Woo me! Progress! So much for IQ tests…
Is it this weekend? Was it the previous? It’s 40 years ago that the Mothers came to life… Anyway, here’s an article from last year about Zappas, Menuhins and Muthas – interesting connections. And another thing: if you’re around here in Hungary, you should visit the Frank Zappa Cafe (Yes! There is one!) this sunday, because as a Mother’s Day Event we will proudly present the movie Dub Room Special with – YES! – hungarian subtitles, after it the hungarian FZ-tribute-band, Cosmic Debris plays live… Oh, Atlantis!…
Hah! That Michael Moore sure is a naughty boy. In other news: Boston Pt. Two is up.
If you’ve ever been part of a band, you’ll know that coming up with a decent band name that everyone can agree upon is not an easy thing (to say the least). As for our little teenage rocking combo, we’ve gone from “Appartment 23” through “Inflatable Henry” and “Virgil Venus” to “Moonbug” (and we’re still not satisfied :). Browsing this page, I rather liked “The Glands Of External Secretion” or “Uncle Dickie’s Shameless Quickies” though. Brainfood for the next rehearsal…
For those who like completely arbitrary lists: The 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time. Sadly, Fielding Mellish has been overlooked. Not to mention Derek Smalls!
Michael Moore may not have been made to shut up quite this drastically but Disney forbidding the distribution of Fahrenheit 911 to please Brother Jeb B. is just as ludicrous – and effective. Un-effin’ believable. Luckily the film will be released in Europe.