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Re: Zappa statue (and party) planned for Baltimore
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 01:57:03 PM »
Lithuania. Yeesh.

Member when Zappa met w/Vaclav Havel? What is it with these oppressed and formerly oppressed Slavic people and the Zappa?
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Re: Zappa statue (and party) planned for Baltimore
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 02:49:08 PM »
I have a little soft spot for Zappa. I liked him in Highschool... blame drugs...

I'm having a bad time emotionally with my fair city at the moment. The city-wide murderous rampage has me in a bit of a tizzy this summer :( This place needs HELP. Not statues.

Maybe the Lithuanians would do a better job of running this place.

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Re: Zappa statue (and party) planned for Baltimore
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 02:52:11 PM »
Makes more sense than the Freddie Mercury statue in Montreux.

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Re: Zappa statue (and party) planned for Baltimore
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 03:18:19 PM »
I have a little soft spot for Zappa. I liked him in Highschool... blame drugs...

I'm having a bad time emotionally with my fair city at the moment. The city-wide murderous rampage has me in a bit of a tizzy this summer :( This place needs HELP. Not statues.


Oh, man ... we all have those drug bands, don't we?

And what's going on in Baltimore now?
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Re: Zappa statue (and party) planned for Baltimore
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 11:24:38 PM »

And what's going on in Baltimore now?




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Re: Zappa statue (and party) planned for Baltimore
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010, 10:52:06 AM »
Member when Zappa met w/Vaclav Havel? What is it with these oppressed and formerly oppressed Slavic people and the Zappa?

I don't get it either, but I believe those same countries have had a strong tradition of absurdist theater, which they may see Zappa in line with. What's really strange is how they seem to love both him and the Velvet Underground, which pretty much embraces the best you can get along with the worst.
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Re: Zappa statue (and party) planned for Baltimore
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2010, 11:10:19 AM »
For whatever reason, early Mothers records were really big amongst dissidents/artistes in late 60s Eastern Europe, particularly in Czechoslovakia: http://www.radio.cz/en/article/79169

I might as well confess that I am an ex-Zappa fanatic, though I still think the first Mothers albums are great. I also think if Zappa had stopped after that point, or exercised a modicum of quality control (ie, not released 800 albums), he might be thought of more kindly, a la Captain Beefheart.
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