July 07, 2008
Wikipedia on Michael H. Kenyon, aka the Enema Bandit
Unrelated: Joe Bush, one of only six genuine Organ Grinders in the US
(Click on pix above to biggify)
March 11, 2008
Zubin Mehta with Zappa
Zubin Mehta reviewing scores with musician Frank Zappa. (From Changing Times: Los Angeles in Photographs, 1920-1990. Found on Metafilter)
Don't blame me - I voted for Zappa
November 26, 2007
Dreamed I was an eskimo
Frozen wind began to blow
September 15, 2007
Lemme Take You To The Beach
Zappa Composing on The Synclavier (YT). The Synclavier System was an early digital synthesizer, manufactured by New England Digital. First released in 1975, it proved to be highly influential among music producers and electronic musicians
April 08, 2007
The Voice Of Cheese
Zappa as Mario Fuente, drug trafficker, on Miami Vice. (YouTube)
More YouTube: Zappa and Mike Nesmith on "The Monkees"
Make your own Zappa stamps with Mac OS
February 27, 2007
Stairway To Zappa Heaven
A short Zappa bio on NNDB
September 11, 2006
Nothing but the best for my dog
Plastic Ono Mothers (John & Yoko+ Mothers) perform “Scumbag” – The lyrics consist of only two words
A wholesome snack of milk and cookies
The poodles chews it (Little curly tail!) Poodle Fitness with Mariko Takahashi. Frank would be proud. What is is with Zappa and Poodles? More from The International Conference of Esemplastic Zappology - Phenomenology of One Size Fits All: Zappa and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Interviewer: "So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?"
FZ: "You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?"
And many other True Zen Sayings
Sign the "We Want Roxy!" petition
Peaches En Regalia, live on SNL December 11, 1976. (Nice pants!)
The only known public statue of Frank Zappa, in Vilnius, Kalinausko 1, Lithuania . Created by sculptor Konstantinas Bogdanas, well known for his massive sculptures of Communist figures
Zappa with Jean-Luc Ponty, live at festival de Valbonne, France (07/25/70)
Cal Schenkel's July Specials. (Cal was Zappa's resident album art artist, responsible for such gems as "We're Only In It For The Money", "Lumpy Gravy", "Ruben & The Jets" and "One Size Fits All" and more)
2006 Zappa Plays Zappa European tour revieweds by readers of “Kill Ugly Radio”
This is another post that I am “co-blogging”, this time with Zappa fan Jurgen AKA Barry's Imaginary Publisher who runs Kill ugly Radio, the best blog dedicated to Frank Zappa music & news, and who provided most of today’s links. (Previous posts here.) Thank you, Jurgen! If other bloggers are interested to share the forum here on any other topic, please contact me for details.
August 14, 2006
Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Dont know much about dancin
Thats why I got this song
One of my legs is shorter than the other
n both my feets too long
course now right along with em
I got no natural rhythm
But I go dancin every night
Hopin one day I might get it right
Im a Dancing Fool
You Are What You Is.
Do you know what you are?
You are what you is
You is what you am
(A cow don't make ham...)
You ain't what you're not
So see what you got
You are what you is
An' that's all it 'tis
Early Cucamonga years: In the early 60s, Frank Zappa wrote a movie script which was to feature Captain Beefheart in the main role. For the upcoming Cucamonga documentary, Gaby and I were asked to design an imaginary film poster. Part 2
June 14, 2006
The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play
Zappa & Belushi on SNL
Klaus Unlands’s Zappa midi songs
Zappa Café in Budapest, Hungary
King Kong (1968)
(By the way, Perfume Lady, I didn't get your email...)
March 25, 2006
Also, Sleep Dirt
Theodore Bikel, The Mothers of Invention, Ringo Starr in The "200 Motels" Trailer on “Bedazzled”
The origin of “The crux of the biscuit” is the apostrophe”
(At least I’m consistent, relied upon to produce rich, entertaining posts every day for the last 3 years…)
July 23, 2005
Tour De Frank
Welcome to Zappa Wiki Jawaka!
The apparent origin of the droodle Ship arriving too late to save drawing witch cover
The original Man’s Life Weasels ripped my flesh
Q: "So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?"
A: “You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?"
Many more Zappa quotes
A Fine Girl. Oil on canvas by George Morris, from Art Inspired by Zappa Music
Zappa plays Zappa - Brothers Dweezil & Ahmet 2005 European Tour Dates
April 24, 2005
"Zappa commissioned the making of the famous American quilt made entirely of women’s undergarments. I was fortunate enough to attend a show at the Berkeley Community Theater on the tour that yielded some of the component parts of this quilt.
There were panties strung from both sides of the stage to the bass drums and one panty over each of the holes in front of said drums. Wafting panties marking time as the girls made their way to the stage to give their undergarments to the bass player, who used giant plastic tongs to deposit them on a silver platter which he then passed to Frank. If the garment was deemed worthy, Mr. Zappa would then twirl them on his finger without missing a beat. These gifts were saved for later use. The results were very Frank"...
Zappa's treasure house. Gail Zappa has a hoard of music that could fill a hundred albums - and she hopes to release it, bit by bit. (Thank you, Al)
Zappa Vs. WMD - Silly
March 30, 2005
It’s soothing to hear Frank Zappa’s voice. Here you can listen to Zappa read 'The Talking Asshole' from William S. Burroughs Naked Lunch: "Um, as you know, I'm not the kind of a person that reads books, I've said this before many times, I'm not fond of reading…" From The Kilbot Factory. (Unrelated, and uncalled for, but possibly offensive Listen to Your Anus, the Zappa spirit at its worst)
Andrew Livingston and George Morris - Paintings Inspired by Zappa’s Music
Shrenk Zappa, from “Worth 1000”
eBay item: Zappa Signed Fender Autographed Guitar
At last, here it is - the definitive, complete list of unquestionable Frank Zappa references that have been made on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 TV show
January 07, 2005
Rock ‘n’ roll ruckus
In 1986, Zappa went on CNN and told censorship advocate Lofton of the ‘Washington Times’ and the former line-up of Crossfire to kiss his ass, and as usual, he was graceful, erudite and charming. You should listen to the whole 21 minutes
A new No-Flash Warning page for the old Zappa site
Review of We`re Only In It For the Money, from Hippy.com
The Bob Marshall interview, October 22, 1988
“I'm a Zappa fan for over 30 years. I collected a lot of stuff and I worked a lot with Zappa stuff. I stopped organizing Zappa convention days because the real fans became old and boring. They didn't know to party anymore, or neither help me and those fans sit on their precious Zappa stuff without doing anything with it. Maybe they play now and then an album on soft volume, but they don't kick asses anymore. The same goes on the net.”
December 05, 2004
“Shoot low, they're riding Shetlands”
Cecil Adams answers: Was Mr. Greenjeans Frank Zappa's father?
The definitive, complete list of unquestionable Frank Zappa references on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 TV show. (From ”Information Junk”)
Zappa’s Bio from WordIQ
“Freak Out!” - Camille Paglia reviewing Barry Miles's new biography, ''Zappa,''
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