Heute vor 30 Jahren verstarb Frank #Zappa. Für mich eins der genialsten Musiker überhaupt.
Happy 30th anniversary of your death Mr. Frank #Zappa!
Your music and poilitical stands may be unforgotten.
Sapevate che Frank Zappa è stato il "leggendario chitarrista dei Led Zeppelin"? No, eh? 🤔
Questa "chicca" si poteva leggere sull'edizione online di La Stampa, che ha pasticciato su due anniversari tristi per la musica. Il 4 dicembre, infatti, ricorrono i 30 anni dalla morte di Frank Zappa e i 43 dallo scioglimento dei Led Zeppelin.
Posso solo immaginare l'incredulità e il gesto apotropaico di Jimmy Page, temporaneamente "degradato" a chitarrista di facciata 😄
Frank Zappa - The Young Sophisticate (2023 Yellowvin Records)
Manchester Feb 12, 1979.
cool cover, shiny bright yellow vinyl.
tracks are only a small selection of the show & with stupid long gaps in between, even when in sequence. meh.
way fascinating: the only english-language book about the underground #czech band, the plastic people of the universe. they evolved from the primitives group, who staged happenings & covered #zappa, the fugs, velvet underground, & the dead (not sure which songs) in #prague circa 1969. the plastic people could only circulate their music through tape trading, often arrested, etc.. doesn't seem likely but hope jaroslav riedel's massive 2016 bio will be translated from czech. https://www.tomhull.com/ocston/guests/jy/jy-ppu.php
Somewhere, a #secret #cabal of advertising executives are devising devious ways of keeping me and 'my kind' out of certain shops. Their latest insidious effort is using a Meat Loaf song. There's little that would make me reach for the remote quicker than that! M&S here I *don't* come!! 😎
I know some love him - and maybe "Like cupcakes better" - but I (like #zappa ) care less for him. For me he's like sand in my seaside sandwich 😱
My Silly Project - Myles of Bad Ideas
If you would like to follow along my journey, listening to all Frank Zappa's albums, you can start here:
In 1978 Frank Zappa wrote:
And what, might you ask, is a trend monger?
Well, a trend monger is a person who dreams up a trend like "The Twist" or "Flower Power"
And spreads it throughout the land, using all the frightening little skills that science has made available
In a society that's certifiably insane, and have a Brain Police too. Who are the Brain Police? (hint: Rhymes with HatCheck 😎)
"A piece of paper from a school that says you’re smart, a pat on the head from your parents that says you’re good or some reinforcement from your peers that makes you think what you’re doing is worthwhile. People are just waiting around to get certified." ~ #FrankZappa #Zappa #ZappaCrappa #Factcheck😎
By Frank Zappa (If he were still alive)
I am gross and perverted
I'm obsessed 'n deranged
I have existed for years
But very little has changed
I'm the tool of the tech bros
And governments too
For I am destined to rule
And regulate you
I may be vile and pernicious
But you can't look away
I make you think I'm delicious
With the stuff that I splay
I'm the best you can get
Have you guessed me, yet?
I'm the slime oozin' out
From your Internet
You will obey me while I lead you
And read the garbage in my feed for you
Until the day that we don't need you
Don't go for help, no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold
That's right, folks
Just smash that like button
Well, I am the slime from your Google Chrome
Oozin' along on your DSL cord
I am the slime from your Google Chrome
Can't stop the slime, people, lookit me go
I am the slime from your video
Oozin' along from your DSL cord
I am the slime from your video
Can't stop the slime, people, lookit me go
New CatSynth TV! We review Frank #Zappa: Over-Nite Sensation 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition, a newly released box set featuring the original album, new mixes, and outtakes, unreleased masters, live shows, and more. Some especially great instrumental solos and arrangements not that were not previously released 😺💿📺 https://youtu.be/28HMUlZnFd0
@Long_live_rock_n_roll I wonder if that's one of the The GTOs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_GTOs?useskin=vector #Zappa
This is one of my favorite rock performances, if not my favorite. If you have a few minutes give it a listen.
Listen especially to the drums - Aynsley Dunbar. Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan (The Turtles) on vocals. The dynamics, the structure, a magnificent piece of music.
#rock #zappa #music #drums
Ik gaf gister iemand een paar suggesties voor het verkennen van het #Zappa universum. Dat is de moeite waard. Maar, volgens mijn gesprekspartner, is Zappa “als ‘n circus! Veel gaat voor mij te hard en snel om er direct helemaal in te komen.”
Enfin als je niks weet en je wil eens beginnen volgen in de volgende 2 tweets een paar suggesties:
I just finished making this video for a tune I originally recorded on 4 track 30 years ago but remixed and reimagined in 2019 after coming across this delightful story from #FrankZappa about #JimiHendrix and Frank's wife Gail #Zappa.
Mrs Zappa fixes Jimi's pants.
The end of an era...Superstar mastering engineer and 13 time Grammy award winner Bob Ludwig retires. You may not know his name, but you have heard the impact of his work on thousands of music recordings. Thank you Bob!!
Former #FrankZappa, #DavidBowie, and #KingCrimson #guitarist #AdrianBelew’s solo material is usually terrible driving #music. Not because it never moves or grooves, but because his “stunt #guitar” tones often resemble screeching machines and emergency sirens. https://songwhip.com/adrian-belew/drive
An excellent opportunity to listen to a genius! #zappa
Favourite moment from a live show ever was during Santana's set (Clapton, Santana) at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, BC early-mid 70s. The SRO crowd sitting as band took us on a small spiritual-musical trip. The Caravanasarai tour. Beautiful.
MOTHERS OF MAINTENANCE
As a social historian of tech tired of hype & innovation/invention-speak & "fathers" & "godfathers" of AI, & as one who greatly values HCI, des, dev & debugging maintenance work & highlighting gender & women's history of software, I for one am still waiting for Mothers of Maintenance lost tapes.
a belated #introduction
currently unemployed, and looking for inspiration :)
interested in #categorytheory, #theoreticalCS, #politics, #journalism and #technology. In particular how technologies can facilitate collective action and a responsive democracy. #privacy, #tech, #CivilSociety.
‘Funky Nothingness’: New Frank Zappa rarities compilation released
A new audience recording of Rahsaan Roland Kirk sitting in with Frank Zappa and the Mothers has appeared! Holy moley!!! Recorded in Boston, January 1969. Rahsaan enters at the 16 minute mark during King Kong.
Actually, this song is even more on point for Pat Robertson: #Zappa
9/ Es gibt viele Maße, die sich von Körperteilen ableiten: Elle, Fuß. Schneider waren immer klein, denn die großen hatten einen Auslesenachteil, weil bei ihnen drei Ellen Stoff viel mehr waren.
Hier wird mit Zellstofftaschentüchern der Abstand zum Rand gemessen.
Das ist die moderne, vegane Variante von Frank #Zappa. Ääääh? Werdet Ihr sagen, aber schaut den nächsten Tröt an.
Apparently Frank Zappa recorded and mixed a "Hot Rats 2" album that was shelved and mostly forgotten until it was found in the Zappa vault recently. Now called Funky Nothingness, it's due to be released in June. Personnel includes Aynsley Dunbar and Sugarcane Harris. Great googly moogly!
This story has been out there for years, but it's always worth a re-read. How Adrian Belew joined David Bowie's band: