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This whole monstruousity was originally conveived February through March 2001 by the members of The Big Note - a Frank Zappa YahooGroup. After an arduous gestation period, this site was birthed on April 11 2001. True to the essence of collaborative effort, these people are held responsible.
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The Makings Of Lumpy Gravy
Howdy Friends, Jack Bivouac here.
Is there a place where those so-inclined can go to reread Lumpy Gravies of times passed their sell-by-dates? I'm curious to see certain information. I think you know exactly what I mean.
I'm glad you asked, David. Checking out expired Lumpy Gravies is a convoluted process, but can be done. Most are contained in our "old" messageboards at ICQ and Beseen. I have toyed with the idea of collecting them all and placing them in a file at the eGroup site for all to enjoy, but I found it a lousy toy...
Any volunteers for this job familiar enough with the pages involved to handle it? I'm pretty busy myself just being the Great and Powerful Poodle, and I know SOFA wears the varnish off his stubby little legs working as both Quizmaster Supreme and Membership Chancellor.
So ya see friends, there was a need to be filled. And, if I was to believe in GoD, there was some money to be made. My poor boy SOFA didn't have the stuffing to commit to this task. So I figured, "Heck; I'm retired, and in my twilight years. Why not take it upon myself?" And that's how I came to be the Lump Compiler that types before you now…
"Disco music makes it possible to have Disco Entertainment Centers, Disco Entertainment Centers makes it possible for boring, laid back kinds of people to meet each other and reproduce."
"Scientists tell us that hydrogen is the basic building block of the universe because it is the most plentiful element. But I feel that the universe is made of stupidity because IT is even MORE plentiful than hydrogen"
*Simple question:* To which there is no simple answer...
Favorite quote: "Music is the most physically inspiring of all the arts."
Well, my favourite quote would be, "Let go of your pickle." Does that sort of qualify?
Personally, I think "Blow it out your ASS, motorcycle man!" demonstrates a vibrant insouciance.
This could prove to be very productive; we all seem to have our favorites. But I wonder whether we should distinguish between quotes - as in response to interview questions, writings, etc - and "lyric improvisation/song quotes".
How about favorite solo? Some have answered this question before, I believe.
I remember my favorite solo as being on a friend's bootleg set that he got second-hand, with no sleeve. I looked through some listings of bootlegs and I think I found it, under the title of Invocations. Judging by the presence of Big Leg Emma, I think the solo I like is under the title, The Squirm.
My favorite solo is a 3 way tie between - Pink Napkins, Sexual Harassment and St. Etienne.
Mine, most definitely is Cruising For Burgers on Zappa in NY.
I would have a MUCH harder time trying to decide on a favorite guitar solo, than a quote.
As far as my favorite solo, I'd probably have to pick Sexual Harassment, but there's so many bits of improv in all of FZ's solos that I can only aspire to...
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