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

Zappa Does Floyd

This Chap …

… has a friend – no, no … it’s true. Now the friend isn’t ‘a chap’ per se – that’s an altogether different category – but this chap can absolutely vouch for him – in fact – he definitely falls into the category of ‘good egg’. He lives on Maui and makes his living from all things musical. Now, we do have a lot of respect and loving for each other’s musical tastes – but this chap is pretty sure that our respective record collections would look something like this … Continue reading “Zappa Does Floyd”