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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2002 12:05 pm 
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I was in Mexico last year (Puerto Vallarta) and had been in a nightclub for about 10 minutes when "Watermelon in Easter Hay" came booming out of the PA!I was probably the only one who recognised the opening riff and was surprisingly in my element there.Needless to say the rest of the night consisted of phoney gangsta rap/hip"rock"hop music so many of you kids dig nowadays.At least I enjoyed it for 5 minutes or so! ;D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2002 12:14 pm 
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I was watching "The Golden Age of Rock And Roll" a pretentious piece of filth with amazing arcive footage it is hosted by John Sebastion (washboard player to a folk band who's name escapes me, they did, "Do You Believe in Magic?") anyways in the middle of some psychedelic videos, who does he announce but Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention (although he probably wasn't in to that kind of music, he at least faked it well and his intro was very accurate and definitely a worthy one), then they showed the Roxy era Mothers, Frank decked out in all plaid, conducting the band before joining in to sing the word to none other than, "Montana" before going into a bitching guitar solo!!!!!<br>I was totally freaked out and turned my set to the max. I forgot it was the guitar legends episode! Hell, I was watching it to see Chuck Beryy dance! And as a new Zappa fan (I only owned Apostrophe/Overnite, Weasles and Fillmore) this was a special treat! any doubt in my mind erased I was hooked!<br>


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2002 1:12 pm 
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I also remember watching "the golden age of R&R" about 10-15 years ago. The episode you mention was about the guitar legends. I was also new into Zappa then and was pretty much surprized to see him on TV (the first time).<br><br>One night the TV was open, I wasn't following what was on then this soft porn kind of movie started. A guy was driving a convertible sports car, really cool kind of guy, and he was humming a song. The melody was not very familiar but I think I remember these lyrics from somewhere: "Hey there people I'm Bobby Brown, they say I'm the cutest boy in town". Don't ask me the name of the movie or the director (what the...).  

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2002 7:21 pm 
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Bits of "Uncle Meat" from The Yellow Shark was played on Norwegian Television during an ad for a program for kids. In the same setting, I have also heard Mr. Bungle being played. Some really cool people must work in that department.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2002 7:30 am 
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A few years back I was in a local Radio Shack with my boss, who was Xmas shopping for a cheesy boombox for his wife.  As he fiddled with the dial of the radio, he tuned to a station that was playing San Ber'dino. He blasted the volume to "test" the box and left it on for the entire song, and for the entire store to hear. This was a guy who thought listening to Springsteen was "living on the edge". Pretty funny.  I was surprised just to hear any FZ at all on the radio (yes, it's that bad around here).

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2002 11:51 am 
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I spent a whole summer working with just myself and a employee grafting roses. I kept preaching the good works off FZ to my employee with no prevail. He thought FZ was "shite" and that I was probley the only one in world that listened to FZ. After a few weeks of not seeing a sole except my bosses,we moved fields where there was some dutch guys working. The first thing we heard was "trying to grow a chin" coming from the Dutch guys stereo.Turns out they where big FZ fans. In a rose feild was the last place i expected to hear FZ.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2002 7:42 pm 
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I was in my ex-local in south London last year when I recognised the melody of the 'background music' - it was 'Chunga's revenge' played on the accordion! I was unable to find out who played it - it was on a tape given to the barstaff by 'a spanish guy'. Anyone ever heard of anything like this? It made a nice change from all that dance crap they normally played in there!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2002 1:31 am 
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[quote author=kaiser_rolls link=board=albums;num=1039557937;start=0#7 date=12/11/02 at 21:42:01]I was in my ex-local in south London last year when I recognised the melody of the 'background music' - it was 'Chunga's revenge' played on the accordion! I was unable to find out who played it - it was on a tape given to the barstaff by 'a spanish guy'. Anyone ever heard of anything like this? It made a nice change from all that dance crap they normally played in there![/quote]<br><br>Hey, kaiser - I was in a similar situation!: I was in a bar here in Bologna with a girl and was in the middle of eloquant speach aimed to persuade her to spend a night with me. Suddenly, I hear this immidiately recognisable bass line and then the accordion (it's actually a bandoneon)- Changa! For the next 5 min utes, the only thing I could say was: "Fuck, this is Zappa! This is Changa's Revenge! On bandoneon! Zappa! On bandoneon! Changa! Fuck!". The girl understood only the 'Fuck!' part of my exilirated exclamations... <br>So I ran to the bar, and asked who that was, it turned out to be a Brazilian band called 'Gotan Project' and the CD is called "La Revancha Del Tango", read more abou it here: http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=am ... f3zfs2eh6k <br>I'll get it soon, and will probably post a review somewhere here.<br>


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2002 11:56 am 
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A couple of months ago there was a program on BBC2 in England hosted by a guy called Phil Jupitus about the history of some crappy music (I was about to leave for work so I cant remeber what it was about) and We are not alone was being played as the introductory music. I nearlly shat my pants in shock.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2002 1:46 am 
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I was very surprised to hear Zappa in a little promotion-movie for Big Brother, here in Belgium.  It was part of 'What's the ugliest part of your body'.  I was very proud by knowing that, but the girl laughed it away!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2002 8:47 am 
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I once heard Zappa once on Belgian's worst public Radio station (Radio Donna, program: Klant is Koning).  It was an instrumental version of "Take your Clothes Of When You Dance". <br> <br>It really made my day, Ha!<br><br>la la la la la la la la la la la la laa laa laa.....<br><br>Damn, catchy

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2002 9:39 am 
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there was a commercial here in canada that used the bass line from call any vegtable. i think it was for a phone company, not sure- i only saw it 2-3 times.<br>anyone remember this???


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2002 10:28 am 
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i had just purchased my comp,and was surfing around.i hooked up to a site'pot t.v.''.i d/l some interview with this guy, anyways......hes sitting in a big chair,smokin a big spliff,burbling on 'bout something or other.......but in the background.....what...is it....yes.....Billy th Mountain.....

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At school in our common room there is a CD player and if you get there quick enough you can choose what goes on. Usually its Hip Hop or Rap (are they the same thing) but one day it was Zappa, Apostrophe('). I thought I was the only Zappa fan in our school but it turns out I'm not. Most people left the room (Fools).

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2002 12:52 pm 
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here in Vancouver, B.C., Canada we have an AM radio station (CKNW) that is the popular station with the older crowd. it is a talk radio station 24 hrs. a day. now, a few years back they did play a bit of music in the early morning hours (they have since stopped playing tunes altogether). i'm at work at 7:00 AM and listening to this station, the morning DJ is a wacko, real funny guy. on comes Peaches en Regalia, blowing me away. it was the anniversary of Franks passing, and it turns out this old fart was a FZ fan. last place in the world i ever thought to hear FZ played on. <br>also heard Peaches being played by the organist at a hockey playoff game in New jersey, a few years ago. that too was a bit of a shocker, but damn cool!!!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2002 4:45 am 
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yep Josh...CKNW. Frosty Forst in the morning. apparently he's a fan.

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The other day I was racing with devil on a Turkish highway and this car went past me (not the devil). I saw a sticker on the rear window. There was a white writing on a black background which I THINK, I BELIEVE it said "I MISS FRANK ZAPPA" with the picture from the back of Them or Us to the right of the writing. I haven't been sleeping properly for a couple of weeks and I thought I might be hallucinating (oh gawwwwd, not again!). I tried to catch up with the car and realized that the driver was a woman (aftershock).<br><br>Has anybody ever seen any kind of bumper sticker like that? This was the shock of the day for me.

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