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Zappadan, Day Eight. December 11, 2012

Posted by littlebangtheory in Love and Death, music.
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As we keep the flame alive during Frank’s absence, there’s plenty of material out there (yeah, He built that!) to choose from.

I’ll start with tonight’s dinner, a humble meal inspired by the 1970 album of the same name:


Now, that in itself would be a paltry tribute to  man who spent his adult life making music which will survive him by centuries, and defending Freedom of Speech from the Theocratic Crunge we here in America call “The Right.” So here is Frank speaking Truth to Power on CBS’ Nightwatch in 1988, as was his daily wont.

Frank Zappa tells Charlie Rose what he thinks:

Frank’s disdain for the Main$tream Media was always thick enough to cut with an axe, but here he treats Charlie Rose with more deference than he showed the troglodytes he ate whole on Crossfire in 1986 (6:16, “I love it when you froth like that ,”  he says to dim-witted gasbag John Lofton.)

More music and words from Frank will be forthcoming as we hold the fort in His absence.

The Power Of Prayer November 15, 2007

Posted by littlebangtheory in Politics and Society.
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So the Big News from Atlanta, Georgia is the Mayor’s move to orchestrate a public gathering to pray for rain.

Why does this surprise anyone? People have been praying for rain since the idea first occurred to them.

Frankly, I’m all in favor of prayer. It focuses the mind, purifies the heart, dedicates the intent. It gives a voice to the voiceless, an ear to the isolated, and doubtless accounts for some significant portion of Worldwide Kneepad Sales.

It’s all good, as they say.

What I’m not in favor of, though, is the intermingling of government and religion, be it by public funding of events which promote, espouse, advance or endorse any particular religion over any other, or by the overt attempts of the Christian Reicht to legislate from The Bible.

And an interesting piece by Paul Krugman from this past April names several people who are products of the move on the part of theocrats to rest control of our government from Godless Atheists (aka moi ) by stuffing our regulatory processes with their zombies. I find this troubling, not because people of strong religious conviction shouldn’t have a place at the table when the character and direction of our Country is being determined, but because these people so strongly believe that there must be no discussion.

This goes straight for the jugular vein of our First Amendment, and bears witness to their intent to replace our Constitution with their limited and fanatically foreshortened reading of The Bible.

I contend that, while we might never be free of this seditious influence on our Democracy, it is our Patriotic Duty to strive toward that goal.



It rained in Atlanta. Thank you, Ceiling Cat.