Posts Tagged ‘Zappa’

Billy The Mountain

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Billy The Mountain

Billy was a mountain. Ethel was a tree growing off of his shoulder.

[Found here. Obscure reference from somewhere else.]

The Saturday Matinee – To All The U.S. Cubano Families Who Just Got Chumped

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Yep. The American Flag now flies over the U.S. Embassy in a country dedicated to the abolishment of the one form of government that is guaranteed to bring its denizens out of poverty, i.e., capitalism.

I pity those who think that capitalism is a bad thing, for they’ve been deceived and lied to, and the people who suffered under Castro’s brutal and oppressive regime are unable to speak.

Except for a very few, and I’ve met some of them. They’re not happy about this at all because they remember what happened to themselves and their families when the communists took over.

So where do we go from here?

¡MUSICA CUBANO!

The Cuban sound is a mixture of Spanish, African and European styles, an eclectic mix that blends well. Meanwhile, here’s another great Cuban:

Steven Stills & Manassas. Stills wanted to become one of The Monkees prior to his days with CSN&Y, but he was rejected for contract conflicts. It probably had something to do with being a Cuban, like this orchestra:

In case you didn’t click the link last time around, that’s Prague’s Talichova Komorní Filharmonie in 2012 performing a classic song by the late Cuban composer Frank Zappa.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow.

Hot Links En Regalia

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Fred Johnson Marcels Blue Moon

Zombiecat.

How to handle job interviews like a pro.

More stuff about knots than what you learned in Boy Scouts. I can’t tell if this is brilliance, a spoof, or if someone in the UC Santa Barbara math department has gone scooters.

A Sloth Awakes [via]. I pray that someone called the police.

Top 5 Grammar Rules Not To Break [via]. Like, ya.

Glands.

Frank Zappa’s classic “Peaches en Regalia” played by Talichova Komorní Filharmonie during the 2012 edition of Golden Prague International Television Festival.

The Magnus Effect. It’s more than just for sports [via].

Fred Johnson. (That’s him at the top of this post.)

Kinda Jumpy and Jivey Hot Links

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Fans of Tacky Raccoons

To all my Friends!

Techno-pumpin [via].

Mr. Toot, by Ylvis. It’s not what you think it is.

Green and Brown.

Hank Penny wants to pet your poodle.

Best Frank Zappa composition ever. Ruth Underwood was awesome.

Must see. Pay attention to what the Imam says.

Joey Ramone’s mom talks about Joey Ramone with Joey Ramone. Jump to 00:02:00 [via].

Laugh tracks suck donkeys. [Cue Laugh Track].

The Tricks and Traps of New York City. Not much has changed.

Have a great weekend folks and be back here tomorrow, for tomorrow’s another day.

 

 

Saturday Matinee: Dontcha Be Talmbout Mama

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Squeeze Box” was recorded by The Who in 1975. No sexual innuendo intended they said. Ya, right, I said.

Frank Zappa & The Mothers, Live at The Roxy, 1973. Wait for the slide trombone solo sans trombone. Early polyrhythmic jazz fusion, whether you like it or not.

Mama Told Me Not To Come” was written by Randy Newman for Eric Burden and The Animals who recorded & released it in 1967. Very cool song sung partially in Ebonics. The best known version was by Three Dog Night in 1970.

Mama Said” was recorded by the Shirelles, released in 1961 and became an entirely bitchin’ hit.

Big Mama Thornton was talented and scary at the same time. Even the Chess Brothers said she was nasty, wore scars. Here’s her 1965 rendition of “Hound Dog,” written by Lieber & Stoller.

There’s a little something for everyone on this post. Have a great weekend, and be sure too give your Mamas a great big hug tomorrow. If you don’t, I will.

 

Saturday Matinee – Taxco GoPro, Pecker Dunne, The Allman Bros. Band & Zappa’s Awesome Cover

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Rémy Métailler takes a leisurely bike ride downhill through Taxco, Mexico, January 2013 [via].

28 minutes and one second of the Late Pecker Dunne.

Allman Brothers at the Fillmore East, 1970. Jam city.

That should keep your mojo going for a while.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – DZappa plays FZappa

Saturday, 12 July 2014

I was talking to a younger co-worker today, and out of the blue he asked what my favorite band was. Good question with an easy answer.

My response was Frank Zappa, any lineup post-Mothers, beginning with “Apostrophe.” Jazz, rock, & pop, Zappa had all genres covered, and he did them all well (especially R&B DooWop). “Peaches En Regalia” is one of my favorite songs [00:54:00].

Zappa was one of the few popular musicians/composers that I would have liked to have met face-to-face, but since I’m not in the industry, and that Frank Zappa passed away years ago, it’s not going to happen.

Dweezil & Co. plays Frank. Jump to 0:2:45 for the start of awesome (and yes, according to FZ, Dweezil was named after his mother’s little toe).

Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Gravity, Blackberry Smoke w/ Billy Gibbons & Zappa

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Gravity troubles featuring Shaun Micallef. [h/t this guy].
Reminds me of Zegar Reyers‘ “Rotating Kitchen.” Reyers blew it in my opinion by not installing a rotating camera like they did for this classic scene from 1968.

Blackberry Smoke Live with Billy Gibbons, Ft. Lauderdale Florida, 30 November 2011. Great swamp rock blues, and Blackberry Smoke is NOT country pop. [h/t Russ via email.]

Country pop annoys me for many reasons. It’s predictable, prepackaged, over engineered and mass-produced; the rhymes are stretched, and it has no soul. But Southern Rock kicks. Here’s The Allman Brothers ‘ “Whipping Post” from September 1970 as interpreted by Frank Zappa and band (here’s why) circa 1984.

And with that we’re out for the weekend. Have a great one, folks.

Saturday Matinee – Kaitlin Heller, Ike Willis with Sara Zimmerman & Johnny Winter

Saturday, 21 September 2013

The viral Twerking Fail video, uncut. Jimmy Kimmel & stuntwoman Kaitlin Heller chumped the MSM.

Ike Willis‘s version of Zappa’s “Suicide Chump” with Sarah Zimmerman. Most of her stuff is acoustic, but she’s no slouch on electric slide guitar. The last line in the song is “All you can say as you run down the street is:” and Willis cuts it off. In Zappa’s version, it transmogrifies into “Jumbo Go Away.”

Let’s get back to the slide.

Johnny Winter‘s “Mean Town Blues” from 1970, and no, that’s not a cover – he wrote it. Awesome Texas boogie in the style of John Lee Hooker.

That’s it for this edition of The Saturday Matinee. Rock on.

Ruben & The Hot Links

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Chet Phillips Flip Faces

Chet Phillips’ flip-face thingy is kinda fun.

This song is awesome. Ruben & The Jets’ first album was produced by Frank Zappa, (and is not the same band or record as the Mothers’ previous album “Cruisin’ With Ruben & The Jets“).

Yay! Woosk is back from a seven-month vacation!

Here’s an interesting collection of historical oddities.

Head Full Of Snakes Magazine.

Ninja Hamster House [via].

Like early 20th century animation? Tralfaz is a good place to start.


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