Posts Tagged ‘Zappadan’

Frank Zappa at the Roubaix Theatre

December 8, 2013

“To rebel in our house, I always said, I’d have to become an accountant or a lawyer.” — Dweezil Zappa


December 4, 2013

It was 20 years ago today … and no, I’m not talking Sgt. Pepper here.

“There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.”

— Frank Zappa, Dec. 21, 1940-Dec. 4, 1993

Hey, do you think he was channeling Larry’s wife?

Revised Music for Guitar and Low-Budget Orchestra

December 12, 2012

Meanwhile, over at the Denver alt-weekly Westword Dweezil Zappa discusses his father’s music and the difficulty of playing it live with only six musicians, which to me feels like trying to write “War and Peace” by beating a Linotype with a feather duster.

Yellow Snow Suite (B&W Noo Joisey Edition)

December 10, 2012

Hey, what the hell — I resisted temptation as long as I could, what with snow on the ground and everything (some of it is certain to be yellow by now).

And when I stumbled across this live, black-and-white performance of “Yellow Snow” and “St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast,” recorded in 1978 in Passaic, N.J., well, it was all over save the shouting. I was overcome by Excentrifugal Forz.

BummerNacht: Stairway to Heaven

December 4, 2012


More Zappadan bloggery:

• Zen Comix, “Franktasia: John Jacob Dingleberry Shlitz.”

• Darkblack, “The Druid of Chrome.”

• Adventures Into the Well-Known, “I Wish Motorhead Would Come Back.”

Great googly moogly!

December 3, 2012
Phi Zappa Krappa

Phi Zappa Krappa: Tommy the Toilet never had it so rough.

I almost forgot — it’s Zappadan Eve!

Thanks to Sandy Underpants at The Aristocrats for the reminder. I first saw this poster at a head shop in downtown Bibleburg waaaaay back in the day. We thought the shit was deep back then, but it seems the torture never stops.

Whipping post

December 6, 2011

My friend and colleague Charles Pelkey will be appearing on “The Outspoken Cyclist” with Diane Lees on Saturday. You should give it a listen.

But first, listen to Frank and the band performing the Allman Brothers classic “Whipping Post” live in Barcelona, circa 1988 — with a few interesting alterations to the original lyrics — and praise Jeebus that Frank never got hooked up with Cher the way Gregg Allman did.


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