December 5th, 2009

kevinkellme

Happy Zappadan

I knew there was something I forgot to post yesterday. We are now in the holy days of Zappadan, the on-blog festival which begins Dec. 4, the anniversary of Frank Zappa's death (also known as BummerNacht) and ends on his Birthday (Day Zero), Dec. 21. You can go to his official web site, of course, follow both @Zappadan and the #zappadan hashtag on Twitter, and oh my are there a lot of videos.

I know we've done this before, but it's been awhile. What are some of your favorite Zappa works? I'm getting a new appreciation of Joe's Garage, and I've loved Apostrophe from the moment I first heard it. Zoot Allures, Weasels Ripped My Flesh, "Cosmic Debris", "Call Any Vegetable", "Dancin' Fool", "Who Are the Brain Police?", "I'm the Slime", "Peaches en Regalia"....

In my best, most reasonable expectations, I want to grow up to be Pete Seeger. In my darkest, deepest secret places, I want to grow up to be Frank Zappa.