19/22 Ad Venting Memories

A slight break in the flow … but an important one ….

Zappadan

When it is important, you just have to do it. This is one of those things. When the chaps started Ad Venting this Advent, one of the other chaps reminded us of the celebration of Zappadan a period of time that should not go unnoticed … Dec. 4th (The date of his death) to today … Dec. 21st. (the date of his birth.)

… yes – we know that is ‘Bass Ackwards’ – but what are you going to do?

“It isn’t necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia.

Frank Zappa

Exactly!

Zappadan: A message of hope for the season

The first night of Zappadan is called Bummernacht and should be celebrated on Dec. 4.

But it’s not too late. Redemption can be achieved by listening 3 times to Lumpy Gravy.

Some say that you should listen to Lumpy Gravy 3 times – but ‘some’ are wrong.

Side – yet interesting note ….  Lumpy Gravy was released 50 years ago this year. This chap has written previously and elsewhere about the formative musical foundations that 1967 gave us – adding this one to that catalogue.

As I was saying … THEN …. be prepared to …

But be sure to keep the true spirit of Ramadan Zapadan (stand by for a separate post on this!), which ends today (December 21st), knowing that full well …

That


And in honor of Zapadan – of course – it is only the right thing to do.

Frank’s final performance – Prague, 1991

17/22 Ad Venting Memories

We should (have?) learn(ed?) from Douglas Adams:

The major problem [of time travel] is simply one of grammar, and the main work to consult in this matter is Dr. Dan Streetmentioner’s Time Traveler’s Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations. It will tell you, for instance, how to describe something that was about to happen to you in the past before you avoided it by time-jumping forward two days in order to avoid it. The event will be described differently according to whether you are talking about it from the standpoint of your own natural time, from a time in the further future, or a time in the further past and is further complicated by the possibility of conducting conversations while you are actually traveling from one time to another with the intention of becoming your own mother or father…
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy skips lightly over this tangle of academic abstraction, pausing only to note that the term “Future Perfect” has been abandoned since it was discovered not to be.”

16/22 Ad Venting Memories

The Twelve Days Of Christmas

12 new indictments
11 fake news crying
10 voter hacking
9 wired convos
8 shady meetings
7 Flynn’s a-flipping
6 Kushner’s caving
5 golden showers
4 Russian mobsters
3 panicked trumps
2 sanction deals

… and your wife’s cheating with security