Okay, off topic. But, wtf. I’ve always loved Frank, and good music is good music, period.
Here I offer two videos. The first piece, Watermelon in Easter Hay, just might be one of the most elegant, eloquent, and gut-wrenching pieces of music ever penned, imho. Just gorgeous.
The second piece, the crowd-pleasing Muffin Man, also with a great solo, is thrown in for nostalgia’s sake. I was at that show in NYC, 1977. What an amazing night. If you were lucky enough to have seen Zappa live you know just how exciting and full of anticipation it was when Frank put down the mike and walked over to his Gibson SG. You just knew something amazing was about to happen. We miss you, FZ.
Zappa-philes out there should see offspring Dweezil’s traveling show Zappa Plays Zappa.
Please don’t write me to say, hey, this ain’t no salsa. I am aware. But I am the Grand Wazoo in these parts, and am allowed to take a few liberties now and then.