The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15005   Message #132128
Posted By: catspaw49
05-Nov-99 - 09:41 AM
Thread Name: BS: Great Googly Moogly
Subject: RE: BS: Great Googly Moogly
Frank's book was one of the funniest and most intelligent books I've ever read. Leej pretty well summed it up. It should be obvious that I was a BIG Zappa fan. But favorite lines...I wouldn't know where to start. So many of them have entered my vernacular, including the title of this thread, that its difficult to grab the best. All mentioned so far are good and I always like "Hey man, is that a real poncho or a Sears poncho" for describing so many of the things in our plastic culture. Somethings cool...that's "Dinah-Mo Hum" along with other usages. I hardly ever ask someone to pass the butter..."Hey, let me steal the Margereen." Its kinda' endless.........

Also worthy of note were the album names and the covers. The favorite for me here is "Weasels Ripped My Flesh" with the cartoon 50's dude shaving with the electric weasel; smiling away while the weasel gouges his cheek...just fantastic, vintage Zappa.

Musically and technically he was up in the rare air and I'll never forget his comment that "Kids wouldn't know good music if it came up and bit them in the ass....So just play it loud."

......great loss...I miss him...