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  • Zappa Plays Zappa

    On Saturday, December 13, 2008, I had the pleasure to see Zappa Plays Zappa. I failed to write extensively about it, I only mentioned it. I had a wonderful time. You can see other writings where I mention Mr. Zappa by viewing blog posts tagged “frank-zappa”. And of course there is my old short piece…

  • Two Zappa-related Entertainments Coming to Los Angeles

    The first: Joe’s Garage, Based on Zappa Album, to Make World Premiere in September: The Open Fist Theatre Company in California will present the world premiere of Joe’s Garage, a new stage production based on the Frank Zappa album of the same name. Directed by Pat Towne, the production will begin previews at the Open…

  • The Misc on the Bus Goes Round and Round

    I had gotten in the habit of blogging every weekday for the last few weeks, but broke that streak by not blogging on Friday or subsequently, until this lovely Sunday morning. So, yes. What is to say, exactly? The answer is that there are quite a few random datapoints I could mention. Here are a…

  • Three by Missing Persons

    Missing Persons is not a band I ever got way into, but I remember liking their music. My uncle had Spring Session M and we listened to that record on his stereo when we went to Lake Dolores (a long defunct waterpark halfway to Las Vegas). Keep in mind I was 10 years old in…

  • Zappa on Miami Vice

    I’ve known for years that (my hero) Frank Zappa had appeared on 1980s tv show Miami Vice. Until this morning, I had never seen anything from that show. Thanks to YouTube, I can enjoy it in all it’s (terrible) glory:

  • These Changes

    Something Deeper Than These Changes comes out tuesday. I went to Tower today and they had one in the bins. I won’t quibble that it’s out a day early. I was hoping it would be there. So far I like it very much. But then, I’m a fan. The Statue Song makes me want to…

  • Zappa, Thursday

    Zappa talking, Thursday. I’ll have to record this! (for personal use only silly!) Thanks rudy!

  • Neat Stuff

    I like Norah Jones’ music a lot. I like Frank Zappa a lot. I ordered a CD many months ago that just arrived. FZ:OZ. It’s great. Cashflow while freelancing can be an adventure. Sometimes not a good adventure. I have good friends. It’s fun to have sleepovers. Mystery Science Theater 3000 was a great show,…

  • PMRC Too-Redux’d; Read More About It!

    Last night there was a thing on VH1 about the PMRC hearings called Warning: Parental Advisory. My hopes had been low for this, but I was hopeful that at least Frank Zappa might be characterized interestingly (I am a fan). But it was pretty much awful all around. It also made Dee Snider (who played…

  • New Smorgasborg Item; Etc.

    I’ve been putting entirely random items into the Smorgasborg since at least early 1999. I don’t add them very often, because I have this blog. My rationale for the smorgasborg was This is a bunch of stuff I have no idea what to do with. So I figured: hey! I’ll put ’em up on the…

  • Friday’s Useless Musings

    I’m listening to the song Son of Mr. Green Genes by Frank Zappa from Hot Rats and it sounds glorious. On the way home from worked I visited Jenny at work, went to the comic book store. Dark Knight Returns (DK2) #3 is still not out. I’ve been waiting for it patiently since February. I…


  • Mothers of Invention Ticket

    Steve passed this along to me a few years ago (March of 2000 by the timestamp on my copy of the file). I have it in my Zappa folder on my main computer, but I thought I’d add it to my Zappa Fan piece , and include it here in the blog. So here it…

  • Quote of the Day:

    “Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.” – Frank Zappa

  • Stray Thought:

    Stray Thought:Songs featuring California Towns would make a good mix tape: Riverside / Beat Farmers Village of the Sun / Frank Zappa Streets of Bakersfield / Dwight Yoakam Screenwriter’s Blues / Soul Coughing Surfin’ USA / The Beach Boys San Diego Serenade / Tom Waits Santa Monica / Everclear San Berd’ino / Frank Zappa

  • New Words: I am a Frank Zappa Fan…

    New Words: I am a Frank Zappa Fan. I got this cool little FZ icon from rudy, and I had to use it somewhere. for geeks: it’s valid xhtml and CSS

  • I can’t believe how therapuetic it is to listen to Frank Zappa right now…

    NP: Andy by Frank Zappa. Gratuitous Zappa links: zappa.com, St. Alphonzo’s Pancake Homepage Note: I’m posting this to my blogger account of course also posting this to my livejournal. I doubt I’ll maintain my livejournal though – but LiveJournal is a very interesting community in its own right – much more of a community than…

  • Eat my eclecticism:

    My rotating playlist the other day was: He Loves U Not (Club Mix) by Dream; Crystal by New Order; God’s Child by David Byrne and Selena; Doowutchalyke by Digital Underground; Lady Marmalade (Thunderpuss Radio Mix) by Christina Aguilera, Mya, Pink, Lil’Kim, Missy Eliot; Wonderful Wino by Frank Zappa (from: The Lost Episodes); Bamboozled by Love…

  • The original culture jammer: Frank Zappa

    The original culture jammer: Frank Zappa: On up & away & afar & a go-go Escape from the weight of your corporate logo!