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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 5:51 am 
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I've bought "Roxy&Elsewhere" and I've really enjoyed Frank Zappa's comments before songs. What he was saying then reminds me of what Steve Martin would do in 1979. I really enjoy Steve Martin but I'm wondering if he saw Frank Zappa perform and  Steve Martin thought that he could do that without music.  What do you think?


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[quote author=Drew5571 link=board=quotes;num=1072972302;start=0#0 date=01/01/04 at 07:51:42]I've bought "Roxy&Elsewhere" and I've really enjoyed Frank Zappa's comments before songs. What he was saying then reminds me of what Steve Martin would do in 1979. I really enjoy Steve Martin but I'm wondering if he saw Frank Zappa perform and  Steve Martin thought that he could do that without music.  What do you think?[/quote]<br>I think I know what you mean, that kind of "lounge guy" voice they both do. No telling. Maybe. It might also be that they were exposed to the same kind of cheesy people while they were in the early days of their careers; the kind of guys that go "h[sup]aa[/sup][sub]yyyy.[/sub]" ;)<br><br>Regarding music, Steve Martin used music a lot in his act. Very well, too.

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I thank you for your comments. I also like how Steve Martin used to handle hecklers-listen to "A Wild And Crazy Guy". I'm also a fan of Steve Martin's music-so I'm not putting him down-I guess great minds think alike.


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[quote author=Drew5571 link=board=quotes;num=1072972302;start=0#3 date=01/05/04 at 06:52:40]I'm also a fan of Steve Martin's music-so I'm not putting him down[/quote]<br><br>Oh, I didn't think that you were putting him down. I was thinking that there is a whole generation of people out there who are familiar with his movies but they aren't as familiar with what he did in his old stand-up comedy acts years ago.<br><br>Image<br>

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[quote author=Peaches En Regalia link=board=quotes;num=1072972302;start=0#1 date=01/04/04 at 12:46:26]Steve martain is too much of a clown to be infuenced by FZ[/quote]<br><br>Agreed. But you know who WAS influenced by Zappa - the mighty Firesign Theater. Apparently they crossed paths at one time or another, according to Peter Bergman.

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"Grandmother's Song" from Let's Get Small (I think) is still a fav of mine:<br><br>Be pompus, obese, and eat cactus.<br><br>VCF<br><br>Edit:<br><br>Be (C) courteous, kind and (G) forgiving<br>Be (G7) gentle and peaceful each (C) day<br>Be warm and (C7) human and (F) grateful<br>(G) Have a good thing to (C) say<br><br>Be thoughtful and trustful and childlike<br>Be witty and happy and wise<br>Be honest and love all your neighbors<br>Be obsequious, purple and clairvoyant<br><br>Be pompous, obese, and eat cactus<br>Be dull and boring and omnipresent<br>Criticize things you don’t know about<br>Be oblong and have your knees removed<br><br>Be tasteless, rude and offensive<br>Live in a swamp and be 3-dimensional<br>Put a live chicken in your underwear<br>Get all excited and go to a yawning festival*<br><br>OK, now everybody . . .

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[quote author=jaypfunk link=board=quotes;num=1072972302;start=0#7 date=08/30/04 at 13:00:18]"Grandpa... bought a rubber!"[/quote]<br><br>[quote author=slime.oofytv.set link=board=general;num=1045931785;start=30#33 date=06/18/03 at 22:01:20][center]Image[/center][center]grandpa explains inflation[/center][/quote]<br><br>

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"It's imposss-ible...to stick a Cadillac up your nose!"<br><br>                                   ;D

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[center][quote author=Peaches En Regalia link=board=quotes;num=1072972302;start=0#1 date=01/04/04 at 12:46:26]Steve martain is too much of a clown to be infuenced by FZ[/quote]<br>Image[/center]


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[quote author=VCF link=board=quotes;num=1072972302;start=0#6 date=08/30/04 at 12:50:42]<br><br>Be oblong and have your knees removed<br> [/quote]<br><br><br>[quote author=dove_grey link=board=quotes;num=1072972302;start=0#9 date=08/31/04 at 01:58:47]<br><br>"It's imposss-ible...to stick a Cadillac up your nose!"<br><br>                                   [/quote]<br><br>These lines have stuck with me for YEARS...unbelieveable!<br><br>And but also, let us remember some of SM's radiantly beautiful poetry:<br><br>"Oh pointy birds, Oh pointy-pointy<br>Annoint my head, annointy-nointy"...

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Steve Martin influnced by Frank too bad he wasn't then maybe he would of been half good. He just stole Jerry Lewis's act which is pretty awful. Never liked Steve Martin never will any asshole can do his act .He"s awful


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?? no dont really think sooo --- seems so different to me <br>FZ was such a unique person, TRUE GENUIS !!! funny, musically amazing & surprising every concert, a true joy & again, surprise..  always a happy effin great time - never ceasing to amaze!! MUCH MISSED !!!!!! <br>love Steve Martin but i could never put them in the same sentence .. personally speakin.. 8)

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[quote author=Peaches En Regalia link=board=quotes;num=1072972302;start=0#1 date=01/04/04 at 12:46:26]Steve martain is too much of a clown to be infuenced by FZ[/quote]<br><br>
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<br><br>I read one of his books once.  It was really quite clever.  You can't do physical comedy in a book.<br><br>Here he writes how he joined MENSA   8)  :D

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One quote from Steve Martin I remember, which is quite FZ'ish:

'Talking about music is like Dancing about architecture.'
( give or take a word or two )


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it's really fz-ish because i think frank said it first! :D

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http://www.dancingaboutarchitecture.com.au/

See what you can find with Google? There's an acid jazz group with that name.

I actually thought that quote was originally said by some old jazz guy (Miles Davis? Louis Armstrong? I forget), but in a further Google search I found it attributed to Steve Martin.

Hey, it was on the internet. So it must be true, right? RIGHT?

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His last films are all whack, apart from Bowfinger. The last films belly the likes of The jerk or The man with two brains.

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it's really fz-ish because i think frank said it first! :D
funny so does gail
:arrow: http://ttutheory.blogspot.com/2007/02/w ... music.html

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Let's face it, some people have a way with words, while other people....

...ummmmm.....

.......................

....oh, "not have way," I guess....

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Frank probably influenced a lot of people. As far as Steve Martin goes, I'll guess yes. I believe that Steve was also influenced by Otto Waalkes, the German comedian!

http://www.otto-waalkes.com/

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I read a little snippet last week in the NY Post that Martin showed up at The Cutting Room (Ed Palermo has played there) and played a few songs on his banjo and read some 'poetry.' Maybe he's gettin' ready to do his stage thing again? Or maybe he got a little drunk?


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