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Help me "get" Frank Zappa

 
 
panzade
 
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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2010 06:56 pm
@fbaezer,
good review

That cover makes me chuckle
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Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2010 02:38 am
My personal favorite is Welcome to the United States, where Zappa sets into music the form that visitors to the USA must fill out to pass US immigration.

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tycoon
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2010 06:02 am
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel wrote:

Did Zappa create the "ship coming too late to save a drowning witch" drawing? I knew that one as a kid.


This drawing is from Roger Price's book "Droodles", a form of artwork he created. One could describe these humorous sketches and the accompanying explanations as thinking outside the box, well before that term was coined.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droodle

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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2010 08:22 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH3HsZHe_AI

sorry I've never been able to know how to post the video itself but here's the link to Brown Shoes Don't Make it.... one of my favs
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2010 08:26 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOaszGKEKNU

Dina Moe Hum
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panzade
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2010 08:31 am
Quit school! Why fake it!

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Chumly
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 11:51 am
@Robert Gentel,
As Frank said "talking about music is like dancing about architecture".

Notwithstanding that you would need to understand the modes to understand the music. Start with the Locrian, Dorian and Mixolydian modes as those were perhaps his most favored.
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Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 02:56 am
Quote:
Help me "get" Frank Zappa
Alright, I will take the contract. $30,000 plus expenses. I dont dob if I get caught. Would you like references ?
panzade
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 08:34 am
@Ionus,
too late my friend, the good Lord already "got" Frank Zappa
Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 05:21 pm
@panzade,
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too late my friend, the good Lord already "got" Frank Zappa
Someone should tell Bob. No wait ! Dont tell Bob. I will still take the contract.

I just googled Franky, and found he died surrounded by his wife and kids. Now if I dieded surrounded by my ex-wifes and kids, I would demand a murder investigation. Maybe he was more liked than I am...
panzade
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 05:25 pm
@Ionus,
Quote:
Maybe he was more liked than I am...


I demur...
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Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2010 08:38 pm
Are you Zapheads aware there is a monument to Frank in Lithuania of all places ?
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2010 09:31 pm
@Ionus,
go on...
Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2010 09:45 pm
@panzade,
No really ...I was watching a documentary on Lithuania and they said , presenting a romanisk pole with a bust of Frank Zappa on the top, as the only monumant to a rock star. That doesnt sound right, maybe they mean the only government financed one. Anyway, there it was...Frank Zappa immortalised.

http://www.balticsworldwide.com/news/features/zappa.htm

http://www.vilnius-life.com/culture/culture_details/31-Frank_Zappa
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 23 Feb, 2010 12:20 pm
Zappa was and is very popular in former socialist states.
There's a yearly gathering/concert of zappaphiles in former DDR (East Germany).
Somehow he reppresented Capitalism with a human face.
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