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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:14 am 
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Edit: not observations, but observance...

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Hey, I don't see me on there...

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Great pic - have an ace zappadan
- and RIP FRANK !!!
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Nice pic! RIP Frank!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:39 am 
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21 years without Frank.

Frank Zappa - Twenty-One (1978)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzKZLIFGZ58

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BTW - 4th december 1971 - montreux casino fire !!!
edit - swiss cheese / fire has the fire announcement on it, in case one of you didn't know already.
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Did you ever experienced a bout of Zappa Abstinence Syndrome (ZAS?). This year I think I've spent a long time without listening to Zappa and suddenly I felt I was kind of missing a vital part of my life. I solved the problem by listening to Zappa periodically again...

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This year I made sure I got caught in the Zappa bug at least once a month - Dir en grey has been fun to discover but nothing tops Frank. His albums sound so fantastic!
During Zappadan I listen to each Zappa album once and only once. At times it's really a pain in the neck.
Most times actually. Not while listening to YAWYI but most albums give me some re-appreciation. This year I'm keeping track of the bass lines.

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Great underrated bass performance: Twenty small cigarettes

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Did you ever experienced a bout of Zappa Abstinence Syndrome (ZAS?). This year I think I've spent a long time without listening to Zappa and suddenly I felt I was kind of missing a vital part of my life. I solved the problem by listening to Zappa periodically again...

I'm having it right now. I'm getting more and more into Beefheart and jazz. Zappa is resting. And the worst thing is that it's Zappadan!! :(

Currently listening for the first time: Gentle Giant - Octopus. I'm loving it. 8)

I'll listen to 200 Motels after that, followed by Decals and MAJNH. 8)

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Great underrated bass performance: Twenty small cigarettes

I always tend to forget that song, but when I play it I remember how great it is, one of the highlights of Chunga. :smoke:

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You'll have times like that, but don't worry, you'll find yourself going back to The Man every once in a while. Although FZ has ruined a lot of other music for me. No music can even remotely compare to his massive genius.

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I think I'll spin up Freak Out.

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BBP wrote:
You'll have times like that, but don't worry, you'll find yourself going back to The Man every once in a while. Although FZ has ruined a lot of other music for me. No music can even remotely compare to his massive genius.

I surely don't know right now. As I'm getting into jazz I have been listening to other geniuses like Mingus or Coltrane that made me doubt a little bit about which is the best.

Also there's Beefheart. I guess Frank has more variety, but if you let me choose between Trout Mask and Uncle Meat, it's a very though choice... :idea:

But I have been listening to Frank too. 200 Motels one time a day is not bad at all. 8)

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wakawazooinregalia' wrote:
which is the best.

Break this pattern of thinking and music becomes much easier to accept and enjoy.

No best.
No worst.
Just sounds.

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wakawazooinregalia' wrote:
which is the best.

Break this pattern of thinking and music becomes much easier to accept and enjoy.

No best.
No worst.
Just sounds.

+1

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If you were to give me the choice between beloved piano piece Waltz #7 by Chopin and Vinushka by Dir en grey, I honestly can't make a choice - about the only thing they have in common is C sharp minor.
You don't have to choose either.

My problem is I don't enjoy music that isn't complex at all. In part that's due to studying it, and part of it is listening to FZ thus training my ear, but a grain of it was always there, when I was 12 I didn't enjoy pop music anymore. Nowadays I look with a cocked head and all the world's embarrasment in my eyes at the time when my favourite song was Come Take My Hand by 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor.

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
lapsed maps wrote:
wakawazooinregalia' wrote:
which is the best.

Break this pattern of thinking and music becomes much easier to accept and enjoy.

No best.
No worst.
Just sounds.

+1

Right.

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wakawazooinregalia' wrote:
which is the best.

Break this pattern of thinking and music becomes much easier to accept and enjoy.

No best.
No worst.
Just sounds.


Worst post ever.

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Music is the best - FZ

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Did you ever experienced a bout of Zappa Abstinence Syndrome (ZAS?). This year I think I've spent a long time without listening to Zappa and suddenly I felt I was kind of missing a vital part of my life. I solved the problem by listening to Zappa periodically again...


It's happened to me periodically, but the worst ever was around the time leading up to his death. His death, which snapped me out of my ZAS, then resulted in the greatest prolonged listening period since I'd first gotten into him back in the 70's.

The thing about Frank is, I can listen to him whether I'm on a rock binge, a jazz binge, or a classical binge.

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Ironically, the unexpected news of his death in Brazilian prime time tv led me to his discovery later on in 1995... 19 years being a freak.

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