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Posted: Jun 13, 2011 4:17 am
 
THe ONIONS opened for (and i played drums for) MOTO last saturday, ramma lamma and hot lips messiah also played. its about 100 mile drive for us, and we stopped at Kopps frozen custard stand for some burgers on the way. schlitz, blatz, or pbr are free for bands at franks, but i promised myself i wouldnt drink more than 9 beers before i had to play drums for MOTO. i took it easy and only drank about 10 by the time we hit the stage. they were the loudest band i ever played with, and it was a good workout because i havent drummed for a band in 6 or 7 years. i do own a drumset and play it on a regular basis though so i retain decent stamina. anyways, paul and the guys seemed to really enjoy my drumming so its likely i could be playing with them again sometime. afterwords we chipped in for some beers and our good friends ryan and wendy invited us over where we smoked them stupid and drank until the sun came up.

THE ONIONS

RAMMA LAMMA and HOT LIPS MESSIAH

MOTO
Posted: Jun 13, 2011 12:56 pm
 
Where's the cheese?
Posted: Jun 13, 2011 4:46 pm
 
on the burgers
Posted: Jun 13, 2011 5:14 pm
 
cool dude!
Posted: Jun 13, 2011 9:51 pm
 
A+
Posted: Jun 14, 2011 12:58 am
 
thanks fuckers, i appreciate the kind words.
Posted: Jun 16, 2011 11:38 am
 
i love Kopps.
Posted: Jun 16, 2011 3:54 pm
 
i suppose it is blasphemy to say i hate zappa but i really do. million note wank never impressed me. i do not like jazz and improvisation, i was playing that shit in junior high school and it bores me. to each their own i guess, i am a stupid punk.

i love Kopps.

considering the amount of business they do its amazing how quick you are in and out the doors! they are doing it right.
Posted: Jun 16, 2011 4:04 pm
 
nanne, you are cool as fuck! i appreciate you for putting out the only legit LP to my credit. noone has ever accused me of having great taste in music. i was in a band with mike zink for years and he loves zappa.

as much as our taste in music may differ i want you to know i am forever thankful for that evolutions lp, and no matter what anyone says or thinks i expect it will stand the test of time.

keep in touch, and try to keep healthy!

best wishes.
Posted: Jun 16, 2011 7:17 pm
 
Zappa, along with certain members of his sizable entourage (the 'Log Cabin' was run as an early commune, with numerous hangers-on occupying various rooms in the main house and the guest house, as well as in the peculiar caves and tunnels lacing the grounds of the home; far from the quaint homestead the name seems to imply, by the way, the 'Log Cabin' was a cavernous five-level home that featured a 2,000+ square-foot living room with three massive chandeliers and an enormous floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace), will also be instrumental in introducing the look and attitude that will define the 'hippie' counterculture (although the Zappa crew preferred the label 'Freak'). Nevertheless, Zappa (born, curiously enough, on the Winter Solstice of 1940) never really made a secret of the fact that he had nothing but contempt for the 'hippie' culture that he helped create and that he surrounded himself with.

Given that Zappa was, by numerous accounts, a rigidly authoritarian control-freak and a supporter of U.S. military actions in Southeast Asia, it is perhaps not surprising that he would not feel a kinship with the youth movement that he helped nurture. And it is probably safe to say that Frank's dad also had little regard for the youth culture of the 1960s, given that Francis Zappa was, in case you were wondering, a chemical warfare specialist assigned to where else? the Edgewood Arsenal. Edgewood is, of course, the longtime home of America's chemical warfare program, as well as a facility frequently cited as being deeply enmeshed in MK-ULTRA operations. Curiously enough, Frank Zappa literally grew up at the Edgewood Arsenal, having lived the first seven years of his life in military housing on the grounds of the facility. The family later moved to Lancaster, California, near Edwards Air Force Base, where Francis Zappa continued to busy himself with doing classified work for the military/intelligence complex. His son, meanwhile, prepped himself to become an icon of the peace & love crowd. Again, nothing unusual about that, I suppose.

http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr93.html



Zappa's manager, by the way, is a shadowy character by the name of Herb Cohen, who had come out to L.A. from the Bronx with his brother Mutt just before the music and club scene began heating up. Cohen, a former U.S. Marine, had spent a few years traveling the world before his arrival on the Laurel Canyon scene. Those travels, curiously, had taken him to the Congo in 1961, at the very time that leftist Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba was being tortured and killed by our very own CIA. Not to worry though; according to one of Zappa's biographers, Cohen wasn't in the Congo on some kind of nefarious intelligence mission. No, he was there, believe it or not, to supply arms to Lumumba "in defiance of the CIA." Because, you know, that is the kind of thing that globetrotting ex-Marines did in those days (as we'll see soon enough when we take a look at another Laurel Canyon luminary).
Posted: Jun 17, 2011 2:59 am
 
i like the ramones and supercharger.
Posted: Jun 17, 2011 5:21 am
 
a little bit about jamie, roy, and the birth of the evolutions, among other things:

http://bradx.wordpress.com/2009/03/
Posted: Jun 17, 2011 7:28 am
 
zappa's "overnight sensation" is one of my favorite records.
Posted: Nov 8, 2011 3:17 pm
 
My song is better than Beefheart/Zappa's.

Don't worry about it, Nanne.
Posted: Nov 8, 2011 4:02 pm
 
I never raped anybody, especially a song! You can't rape songs! They're songs!
Posted: Nov 8, 2011 4:08 pm
 
a song cannot be raped but it certainly can be an abortion. i am probably responsible for many an aural abortion...
Posted: Jun 10, 2012 5:00 pm
 
moto in green bay last night with me on drums

Posted: Jun 10, 2012 7:10 pm
 
rad. you is good on the drums.
Posted: Jun 11, 2012 10:01 am
 
(And I rule as The Ghost of The Opera!)
Posted: Jun 11, 2012 2:45 pm | Edited by: bradx
 
rad. you is good on the drums.
thanks! paul said he wanted it low key. asked if i could play brushes. i do not, but i was able to bring a small kit and use a trick i used to when i was a kid and it was tough to find places to play loud, i put a towel over the snare, cuts the sound way down. shit, he is playing through a 15 watt solid state amp, if i had played any louder he would have been inaudible!
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