Friday, December 4, 2009

OMG, it's ZAPPADAN, already...


Although I suppose that it's unlikely that any state within which you legally reside allows you to host an official Zappadan celebrations, n'est-ce pas? And knowing you, I suppose you'll forget to vote, won't you? Oh, you already forgot? Well, it was only for your local representatives, which have no influence aside from your state representatives, who might be porking your federal representatives, but never mind!, next time is better, you get double bonus points for not participating! Who are the brain police?

A culture based on art is not a reality, and so we celebrate Frank. In many ways, he was a poseur, much like the rest of us except for the talent part, but what the hell, we do him up, December 4 through December 21, death to birth, stuffed in memory like a cinema Mafioso but presented like a saint...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the Zapptist celebration during the opening of Zappadan.
The first (or 17th) day of Zappadan was originally known as Enttäuschung Nacht - German for 'bummer night' - but over the years it has been Americanized to the much simpler BummerNacht. This being the anniversary of Mister Zappa's death, the original meaning is rather obvious, and we shall not delve further into it here.
Far from being a day of mourning, however, it is a day of great joy, for Zapptists know that a mere seventeen days later, on December 21st (Zero Day), Frank Zappa was born.
Traditionally, children are not allowed to participate in the celebration of BummerNacht, although teenagers are winked at if they decide to 'run down to the library and not return until some ungodly hour of the night'. Celebrants are often seen cavorting to the exotic sound of the Mystery Horn while gorging on burnt weenie sandwiches and guzzling white port and lemon juice.  

Random video that you don't need to watch, coupled with an amazing
medley from Uncle Meat. It's Zappadan, have a smoke and a cuppa joe.

17 comments:

  1. I am celebrating this year the same as last year, and the year before that. I cue up the entire Zappa library, six to ten hours at a time, on WinAmp, and listen to the whole thing over seventeen days. So much music! So little time!

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  2. I've tweeted and got the LNMC up for tonight. Working on an updated, YouTube pulling-free video, too. Back to ya later. xo

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  3. Official International Zappatista Greetings Protocols are in effect!

    I am basking in the evening of the first day of Zappadan, my shag prayer rug is properly oriented and I am now eagerly expecting my first miracle!

    Happy Zappadan, Mark!

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  4. Happy Zappadan Mark. many merry miracles for you.

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  5. I'm a little slow off the block, but I'll have a new link button this weekend.

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  6. A happy Zappadan to you, Mr.Hoback...and to all the rest of you as well.

    Let the miracles commence.

    ;>)

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  7. Wesels ripped my flesh!

    RRzzz!

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  8. I'm like, Oh Mah God, so totally in, fer sure, fer sure!

    Regards (and gag me)

    TG

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  9. It always sneaks up.
    Happy Zappadan, Mark!

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  10. Oh, Frank.

    I was listening to Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention while all my peers were fascinated with something called the Beatles, whoever they were.

    I miss Frank more than I could ever imagine.

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  11. Being a Zappa fan, I am appalled that this is the first I've heard of Zappadan. In his honor, I am streaming all FZ all the time at my private streamer this weekend.

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  12. I have been a Zappa fanatic since 1974. The older I get, the more I appreciate just how amazing and beautiful his compositions are.

    I got to meet him once.
    SUCK IT!!!

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  13. Keep up the good work! Thanks for being the vanguard of a cultural event that outshines that other thing they do this time of year...

    A bow of gratitude to you Mr. Hoback.

    I always try to dress up for Zappadan.
    I am fond of chiffon on my wrist array.

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  14. Time for a shave, where's that weasle?

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  15. You got to meet him once? Suck it?

    I was once eloquently insulted by Frank in about 1973. I was 19 years old. He couldn't have made me happier.

    Suck that.

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  16. My quest for enlightenment during Zappadan 2009 is really cooking. Oral Roberts finally getting his pustulant ass called home wasn't of a Zappadan Miracle, but it will have to do.

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