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 Post subject: Hunchentoot
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:28 pm 
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Here's a pretty interesting article for those of you who read Norwegian --

http://morgenbladet.no/kultur/2012/frank_zappaoperaen_som_aldri_ble_til?quicktabs_mest_lest_mest_kommentert=1

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 Post subject: Re: Hunchentoot
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:55 pm 
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DC Boogie wrote:
Here's a pretty interesting article for those of you who read Norwegian --

http://morgenbladet.no/kultur/2012/frank_zappaoperaen_som_aldri_ble_til?quicktabs_mest_lest_mest_kommentert=1


well... most of us DON'T. so thanks for nothin'!

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 Post subject: Re: Hunchentoot
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:23 pm 
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the first part is (using Google Translate)

In 1972, Frank Zappa had to sit in a wheelchair for nine months, after a disturbed audience had turned him down from the stage during a concert 10 previous December. Zappa was as long as productive as ever, and exploited the situation to write more music. Some of what he wrote in this period was the opera Hunchentoot, today a forgotten chapter in Zappa's work.

Hunchentoot was a verbose project aimed at Broadway, and the contrast between Zappa sexfikserte, misanthropic, absurdkomiske ideas and a composite casting would have been a fascinating experience, William Burroughs had agreed to be the narrator, while himself Barbra Streisand and blues musician Taj Mahal was intended main roles as the evil whores drachma ("Queen of Cosmic Greed) and" her "miserable, hypernegroide, harmonikavirtuose love slave" Hunchentoot (the giant spider).

The rest of it is in the print edition, or you can pay to read it online. So maybe if somebody has a subscription online they can cut and paste the rest.

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 Post subject: Re: Hunchentoot
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:13 pm 
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Not that this matters at all, but when I first saw the Hunchentoot name referenced years ago (the 80's I think) I figured Frank created the name based on the cocaine user. You know, the cocaine user "hunches" over the line on the mirror and "toots" it up. Hunch and Toot. I've since long ago realized I was probably wrong about this but it just goes to show you where a Zappa influenced mind will lead you.


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 Post subject: Re: Hunchentoot
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:18 am 
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Sounds quite plausible KU. Otherwise, it's a hell of a coincidence. He hated cocaine users as we all know.

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