There won’t be a Friday Boot this week I’m afraid. Instead, may I suggest you have a look at archive.org‘s rather huge collection of live music. No Zappa (!), but still, something there for everyone, I’m sure (teehee!).
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.
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…
Now this could be a risky occupation, i jest ye not. For after avowing to being one of the brain police, the future held as an acquaintance the infamous charles manson, and thus far 35 years in prison for murder. A musician before his association with famous folk though, he has still found opportunities to subsequently pursue this, especially since requesting transfer from californias state prison system. I quite like this tranquil tune from the selection you can sample. Well, i guess it beats being a rock.
Great idea: “Hello! Welcome to my home on the Internet. I turn emails into music.”
BTW, Kraftwerk’s remains one of the coolest site I ever saw. As for their music, well, I always found it a litlle cheesey, but maybe it’s nicely displayed… like a cheese, eventualy it got better after some time, and prized elsewhere. (“A poet’s hope: to be, / like some valley cheese, / local, but prized elsewhere.” Auden)
Ladies & gentlemen: the next Luth Undelwood.
Listen closely you squares and you’ll be one step closer to achieving a level of hipness you never dreamed was possible.You dig?
TBN rides again! Parts Two of FZ KPPC DJ and FZ BBC DJ are awaiting your download. Also make sure you check out the DaVinci’s Notebook selection – an acapella act that performs such titles as “Internet Porn”, “Enormous Penis” and “Liposuction”. Yes: barbershop singing is alive and kicking (and it has, apparently, an enormous penis).
Odd Music: “Whether you play stalagmites in a cave, the kaval, bow telegraph wires across the Nullarbor Plain, twist electrons by circuit bending, call whales on a Waterphone, or just love listening, this site is for you.”
On the evil that is Real Player.
Something to cheer up our french readers: Les Fils de l’Invention announce a Special Zappa Evening, to take place in Paris, 27 August. Several Z-movies will be projected (including one where both the Monkees and Frank appear!), and rumour has it Gail Zappa will be attending the event.
Keeping up the good tradition of posting totally unrelated links, here’s a bunch of adequately mutilated Re-Versed Rock Lyrics. Check out Smells Like Holy Spirit which is particularly -uh- like totally bitchin! Amen Sister Mari!