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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:41 pm 
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I think I will simply stop trying. Last night I tried to get her to listen to Little House I Used to Live In and Pound for Brown (a Ensemble Modern version). Zero recognition of the amazing talent. How could this be so? Should I stoop to Peaches or just forget about it?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:09 pm 
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She used to, but gradually she is recognizing the cool funky and more melodious stuff... Thanks Dio-Fa!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:26 pm 
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Hang it up. Seriously, I've tried for 32 years to no avail. But, many years ago I actually got her to go to an FZ concert with me!

She walked out after about half an hour. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:16 pm 
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She has different musical tastes than I do. I still haven't gotten the payback from when I took her to see KISS, but someday I'll have to see a country act of some kind.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:00 pm 
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My ex broke my brand new Joe's Garage over her knee way back when. I paid her back with one of her insipid Mose Allison records. We were divorced about a year later.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:32 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:03 am 
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My wife can tolerate Zappa in bits because "it all sounds the same", to which I reply, "yeah, like Bon Jovi".


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:11 pm 
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just plain doug wrote:
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Braggart.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:14 pm 
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This topic made it's debut about 10 years ago not that it's not time to bring it up again. I'll buy a beer for the guy that wants to dig up the original thread.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:19 pm 
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KUIII wrote:
This topic made it's debut about 10 years ago not that it's not time to bring it up again. I'll buy a beer for the guy that wants to dig up the original thread.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:33 pm 
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just plain doug wrote:
KUIII wrote:
This topic made it's debut about 10 years ago not that it's not time to bring it up again. I'll buy a beer for the guy that wants to dig up the original thread.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17366&hilit=wife+hates+zappa

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17492&hilit=wife+hates+zappa

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13402&hilit=wife+hates+zappa

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7239&hilit=wife+hates+zappa

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3341&p=69072&hilit=wife+hates+zappa#p69072


You didn't go for the six-pack?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:10 am 
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My wife is very easy going and can tolerate most of the music that I play. Tolerate it because she will be in another room. When we sit down to eat I can get away with most of the modern jazz that I play, Hendrix, Cream, Jethro Tull blah, blah but they other day I had Billy the Mountain (from JABFLA) playing whilst I was cooking and she absolutely could not bare it. I don't think I'll put on side 2 on Saturday night for her.

What a loser.... Oh hang on....! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:03 am 
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calvin2hikers wrote:
just plain doug wrote:
KUIII wrote:
This topic made it's debut about 10 years ago not that it's not time to bring it up again. I'll buy a beer for the guy that wants to dig up the original thread.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17366&hilit=wife+hates+zappa

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17492&hilit=wife+hates+zappa

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13402&hilit=wife+hates+zappa

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7239&hilit=wife+hates+zappa

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3341&p=69072&hilit=wife+hates+zappa#p69072


You didn't go for the six-pack?

Gots ta leave one for KUIII!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:38 pm 
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I told my wife she might have liked the FZ classical performances I recently attended. You know how that goes: you try to get her excited about the show, show her that it might please her because it wasn't too "way out" or sophisticated, let her know there's no nasty lyrics to deal with, and you get your hopes up that she'll give in. Then, she busts your bubble. In this particular case, my wife's response was, "Yeah, and monkeys will fly out of my butt." I never learn. I just never learn. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:51 am 
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I gave up hope years ago, even though I thought I had something when She heard Watermelon and said she liked it....until I told her who was playing...

Now, once in a while i'll take out a CD from the collection (MOFO is a good one) and i'll fetish it right there on the table or the couch, taking out the liner notes and re-reading it all. Then she'll turn to me and say "You're a very sick man!"....I love doing that!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:08 am 
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Ronny's Noomies wrote:
I told my wife she might have liked the FZ classical performances I recently attended. You know how that goes: you try to get her excited about the show, show her that it might please her because it wasn't too "way out" or sophisticated, let her know there's no nasty lyrics to deal with, and you get your hopes up that she'll give in. Then, she busts your bubble. In this particular case, my wife's response was, "Yeah, and monkeys will fly out of my butt." I never learn. I just never learn. :mrgreen:

Feeding the Monkies etc should be right up her alley...

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One of my prerequisites for a girlfriend is that they can handle Zappa
Otherwise, what's the point?
Doesn't mean the relationships last, but it's more fun while it's happenin'!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:59 pm 
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So you've learned to live with loneliness?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:08 pm 
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Ronny's Noomies wrote:
So you've learned to live with loneliness?

One of my wittier friends has come up with the moniker "Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Isolation" for that exact reason. :roll:

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just plain doug wrote:
KUIII wrote:
This topic made it's debut about 10 years ago not that it's not time to bring it up again. I'll buy a beer for the guy that wants to dig up the original thread.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17366&hilit=wife+hates+zappa

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17492&hilit=wife+hates+zappa

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13402&hilit=wife+hates+zappa

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7239&hilit=wife+hates+zappa

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3341&p=69072&hilit=wife+hates+zappa#p69072

Thanks Doug. I'll bring a sixer by the next time I'm in Ontario.


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Buckalos wrote:
Ronny's Noomies wrote:
So you've learned to live with loneliness?

One of my wittier friends has come up with the moniker "Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Isolation" for that exact reason. :roll:


Sure I'm lonely, but my tiny sick tears keep me company

Aging hippie chicks will usually tolerate Zappa, before they decide to become born again real estate agents


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mutronboy wrote:
Buckalos wrote:
Ronny's Noomies wrote:
So you've learned to live with loneliness?

One of my wittier friends has come up with the moniker "Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Isolation" for that exact reason. :roll:


Sure I'm lonely, but my tiny sick tears keep me company

Aging hippie chicks will usually tolerate Zappa, before they decide to become born again real estate agents

In my experience as a "slowly-aging, very hip, young person," most ladies my age think that they'll like FZ's music, up until they actually listen to it, at which point they realize they've opened up a veritable Pandora's Box of "sneering, over-indulgent experimental noise" (to quote one of my ex-girlfriends).

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According to this fascinating article, some women find it a turn-on if a guy insults their music taste or even then follows to wax musical on their favourite records: http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/soci ... 3111281089

So I dunno, perhaps this is how you Zappaholics got a wife: you managed to turn on a vixen totally into Whitney Houston or Jennifer Rush? ;) Or Miley Cyrus if you're a newlywed guy in yr twenties. :wink:

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