Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Breaking Zappadan News - What's New In Baltimore

Baltimore declares August 9th Frank Zappa Day

Monday, December 21, 2009

Nothing to say here.... just enjoy

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Zappadan Covers

On this penultimate day of Zappadan, I think it's good to have a number of various covers. These are the Ed Palermo Big Band covering G-Spot Tornado and King Kong with some added mutations for your dancing pleasure. Here we go...

And now for the big sing along... Rockapella covering Heavenly Bank Account from Zappa'a Universe. I don't seem to remember them doing this on Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hot Plate Heaven

Ah yes... Mike Keneally. My favorite of Frank Zappa's "Stunt Guitarists". Here's a clip from him at Zappa's Universe in 1991 doing the solo from Hot Plate Heaven.

You might want to check out Mike's newest work, Scambot 1. Have look for it at www.keneally.com

The Yellow Shark

One of my favorite things that Frank Zappa did was his work with the Ensemble Modern . Here is a tasty little treat from one of the shows in Germany. The level of talent in these folks is simply amazing.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Big Note: B Flat

"Everything in the universe is ... is ... is made of one element, which is a note, a single note. Atoms are really vibrations, you know, which are extensions of THE BIG NOTE ... Everything's one note. Everything, even the ponies. The note, however, is the ultimate power, but see, the pigs don't know that, the ponies don't know that ..."

Spider in Very Distraughtening ~ Lumpy Gravy

Well... It turns out Spider was indeed correct. Back in September 2003, scientists working with the Chandra X-Ray Observatory detected wave like features emanating from a super massive black hole in the Perseus galaxy cluster (See Link). When analyzed, the pitch of this wave is B-Flat.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Humble Zappadan Offering For The Day After BummerNacht

Ah yes... You heard right. The secret word for tonight is Zappadan. It's time to break out the collection in a quest for conceptual continuity.