A Place of Respite for the World-Weary and Broken-Hearted
Eye have vid of Frank Zappa on Crossfire 1986. It is a good one. Saturday was the annual shut up and play your guitar summit. Bumble bee Explorers, sunburst Les Paul customs, late 50s Stratocasters, Telecasters. What a fest it was glad eye was able to go.
I saw Zappa in 1980. Incredibly tight band. I hated the Smiths back then too. I thought they were whiny and boring. I appreciate the Smiths now and look forward to the flac series!
Jo Jo, I think we should have a weekly "shut up and play yer guitar" day, maybe Sundays would work. Instead of the religious overtones and all that "day of rest" stuff, it would be a day devoted to music. It could be coupled with a universal campaign to promote f*cking- I'm convinced that if people had more sex with each other, the world would be a kinder, gentler, or at least adequately satiated, place (although it might increase smoking). Imagine if every Sunday was filled with nothing but music and f*cking. Hmmm, then we could all live like rock stars for a day ;)
scurfie, alas, no Smiths series (at least not yet), but I do have a couple of Smiths posts in the works (Japanese remasters no less)
I appreciate the Smiths now and look forward to the flak series. I'm convinced that if people had more sex with each other, the world would be a kinder, gentler.