Off topic, but couldn’t resist. CNN commentators brushing up on today’s top new stories.
September 23, 2011
February 1, 2011
Soul Train was an American musical variety show that aired in syndication from October 1971 to March 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists have also appeared.
January 30, 2011
January 13, 2011
December 2, 2010
September 12, 2010
I came across this horrifically fantastic sculpture of the Fab 4 (minus 1 …but notice John’s glasses on the table) and had to find out who did it. Turns out, it’s the handiwork of pop culture artist David O’Keefe. His cool website is part gallery/part online store where he sells his sculpture and amazing prints (see Desi and Lucy below). Well worth a look.
Visit David’s website: davidokeefe.com
June 29, 2010
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.