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  1. ^ Where the heck did that SAOTW cover come from?

    ^ Where the heck did that SAOTW cover come from?
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    Not sure if I want to hear this, but how much of...

    Not sure if I want to hear this, but how much of it did they do? Which part[s]?
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    Very astute comment, Renate, as the whole album...

    Very astute comment, Renate, as the whole album is based on the science fiction novel Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner. Yes, I play the woodwinds--tenor sax and bass clarinet on this track.
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    Taster from my just-released CD, The Hipcrime...

    Taster from my just-released CD, The Hipcrime Vocab.

    https://soundcloud.com/michael-p-dawson/tracking-with-closeups
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    Der Atem meiner Katze reicht wie Katzenfutter.

    Der Atem meiner Katze reicht wie Katzenfutter.
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    14122 Now getting back on public transit is...

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    Now getting back on public transit is going to be a trip in and of itself, schizoid face mask or none. I haven't been on the bus since this whole disaster began. I hear that on the local...
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    DGM has made 'em; I'm expecting one if they ever...

    DGM has made 'em; I'm expecting one if they ever get around to shipping my order.
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    ...which coincidentally is the title of the next...

    ...which coincidentally is the title of the next Zappa archival release.
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    I've always been especially fond of Ralf and...

    I've always been especially fond of Ralf and Florian, which is a transitional album between the avant-garde experiments of the first two albums and the emerging synth-pop of Autobahn. Very fun album.
  10. That was very nice, but wake me when he does a...

    That was very nice, but wake me when he does a remake of Atom Heart Mother.
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    Well, Paul has always claimed that that was a...

    Well, Paul has always claimed that that was a drug song, though I'm not at all sure I believe him.
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    I've had Sillons de la Terre and Les Poumons...

    I've had Sillons de la Terre and Les Poumons Gonfles since back in the day, and I picked up a vinyl reissue of the first album a couple of years ago. But I just recently realized that I didn't own...
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    The only thing about Joe's Garage is that I think...

    The only thing about Joe's Garage is that I think Zappa should have released it as a 3-LP set to begin with rather than as two separate albums released two months apart. When Act I was released I...
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    One of my all-time favorites. Even when I was a...

    One of my all-time favorites. Even when I was a kid, hearing that song on the Beatles cartoon show, those lyrics hit me like a ton of bricks.
  15. That does it--guitar groups are on the way out.

    That does it--guitar groups are on the way out.
  16. They would like you to dance.

    They would like you to dance.
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    You don't think "I'm your sword of light...

    You don't think "I'm your sword of light tonight/Going to scorch you deep inside" is as sexy as they think it is?
  18. Awesome!

    Awesome!
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    If you have a DVD player or computer with a...

    If you have a DVD player or computer with a DVD-capable drive, it will play DVD-A.
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    That sequence corrected: Roxy—The Soundtrack...

    That sequence corrected:

    Roxy—The Soundtrack (CD, Zappa Records EAGDV050/CD, October 30, 2015) #102
    Road Tapes, Venue #3 (2CD, Vaulternative Records/Zappa Records/UME VR 2016-1, May 27, 2016)...
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    How do you know he hasn't been wearing it all...

    How do you know he hasn't been wearing it all along, under that suit?
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    Great conversation, and I was tickled by the name...

    Great conversation, and I was tickled by the name check!
  23. I doubt if my one living uncle has ever heard of...

    I doubt if my one living uncle has ever heard of Jethro Tull.
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    They advance masked.

    They advance masked.
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    The bigger the headache, the bigger the pill. ...

    The bigger the headache, the bigger the pill.

    (Triscuits Inc. assumes no responsibility for consumers who attempt to ingest elaborately packaged Frank Zappa box sets.)
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    Well, there is a pin, which is a lot easier to...

    Well, there is a pin, which is a lot easier to swallow than a Halloween costume or a manhole cover.

    (Legal disclaimer: do not swallow the pin.)
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    Like a mudshark beanie baby?

    Like a mudshark beanie baby?
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    Sixty smackers. For a while there after Ahmet...

    Sixty smackers. For a while there after Ahmet took over, things like Meat Light, Little Dots, and the Roxy box were coming out at very attractive price points. Looks like those days are over.
    ...
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    It took exactly a month to make its way across...

    It took exactly a month to make its way across the pond--postmarked April 6--but it arrived today!
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    Terrific album, and certainly their proggiest, or...

    Terrific album, and certainly their proggiest, or at least their most experimental. Dave Greenfield actually was a big Yes fan.
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    It only just occurred to me that the title of...

    It only just occurred to me that the title of this album is also the name of a Jon (and Vangelis) song.
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    Dance of the Sugar Plum Fripps.

    Dance of the Sugar Plum Fripps.
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    I'm almost tempted to re-buy the Coltrane one...

    I'm almost tempted to re-buy the Coltrane one because it's the only one that I don't have in the metal spine format.
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    Well, it was new to me, so thanks for posting!

    Well, it was new to me, so thanks for posting!
  35. It's a fake. ...

    It's a fake.

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/factmag-images/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Screen-Shot-2017-04-10-at-4.40.54-PM.png
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    ^ You'd better get a bigger alligator.

    ^ You'd better get a bigger alligator.
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    Kelly, so sorry for your loss.

    Kelly, so sorry for your loss.
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    I was not aware of that. I generally think of...

    I was not aware of that. I generally think of Uzed as my favorite, with Ceux de Dehors also having a special place because it was the first thing I heard by them. But all their albums are fantastic,...
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    I got a shipping notice on April 5, FWIW.

    I got a shipping notice on April 5, FWIW.
  40. Subtle call-back: the music in the split screen...

    Subtle call-back: the music in the split screen cold open of this week's episode was an instrumental version of "Somethin' Stupid," the song used during the cold open of the episode titled "Something...
  41. Try this, if you dare. (And if you don't value...

    Try this, if you dare. (And if you don't value your eyesight.) http://chalkhills.org/articles/Zolo1997.html
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    Hasn't started yet? Sheesh, he's had six and a...

    Hasn't started yet? Sheesh, he's had six and a half years since volume one was published--he'd better get cracking. According to an interview I saw recently, he expects to be in his mid-70s by the...
  43. Good one. Not only still kicking, but incredibly...

    Good one. Not only still kicking, but incredibly active at 86. He was supposed to be touring Australia this month, but of course the shows were cancelled.
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    Probably an eastern garter snake. Their...

    Probably an eastern garter snake. Their color/pattern is highly variable.
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    There are 8,317 songs called "Hold On," and one...

    There are 8,317 songs called "Hold On," and one of them is by Deep Purple. Warner Music Group (or whoever did the YouTube copyright attribution on their behalf) somehow mixed up the copyright info...
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    Oh dear lord. I really did try to listen to the...

    Oh dear lord. I really did try to listen to the whole track, but couldn't do it.
  47. Sonny Rollins!

    Sonny Rollins!
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    A quick sample from the album that I am working...

    A quick sample from the album that I am working on in tempore pestis, or during my enforced vacation--and while my "real" next album is on hold. I was going for the vibe of a '50s/'60s TV show theme...
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    It's all the money he saves on shampoo.

    It's all the money he saves on shampoo.
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    That one is the other way around; the song came...

    That one is the other way around; the song came first and the band name is a reference to it. Sort of like the oldie "Hey Paula" by Paul and Paula, where the duo (really named Ray and Jill) named...
  51. The Bryan Ferry and Hendrix ones cracked me up.

    The Bryan Ferry and Hendrix ones cracked me up.
  52. And smoking it.

    And smoking it.
  53. Wikipedia, Forgotten Yesterdays, and setlists.com...

    Wikipedia, Forgotten Yesterdays, and setlists.com all agree that Yes played at Salford University on the 20th.
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    I once had front row at a Jethro Tull concert,...

    I once had front row at a Jethro Tull concert, which turned out to be all the way to the left, with a bass bin right in front of me. Every time the kick drum hit I got a puff of air in the face....
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    Van Dyke Parks: "Van Dyke Parks"

    Van Dyke Parks: "Van Dyke Parks"
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    Three in a row with "Woman" in the title. No idea...

    Three in a row with "Woman" in the title. No idea what that means.
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    As if the music weren't intense enough, it's...

    As if the music weren't intense enough, it's really a trip to follow the score:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HilGthRhwP8
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    Except for Mike d'Abo (the singer) it looks like...

    Except for Mike d'Abo (the singer) it looks like the band agrees with you.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QN7kmOhBMw
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    "Heartbreak Hotel." I like to say I was born...

    "Heartbreak Hotel." I like to say I was born under the sign of Elvis.
  60. Further trivia: before his careers as a...

    Further trivia: before his careers as a politician and as a record company executive, this person was a pop singer who had a hit with the same title as a Pink Floyd song. Which song?
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