RE: Phoenix Article (from Website) (re ARISIA)

Joe Barrera (
Tue, 28 Jan 1997 11:18:01 -0800

Oh good, I'm not the only old fart on this list. I was starting to worry.

I never got around to seeing Zappa. It never occurred to me that he would
just go and fucking die before I had a chance to see him in concert. (And I
didn't think of crashing Philip K. Dick's place until it was too late,

No, wait, I actually did see Zappa, but at a quasi-political event. I was
embarrassed for him for being so scientifically clueless.

Obligatory favorite Zappa album: Burnt Wienie Sandwich.

- Joe

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-----Original Message-----
From: I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory.
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 1997 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: Phoenix Article (from Website) (re ARISIA)

> >"Everyone in this room is wearing a uniform, and don't kid yourself."
> >
> >- Frank Zappa, circa 25 years ago

"Stop that. You'll hurt your voice."

Mr. Barfko-Swill was responding to a heckler in concert, who was ranting
some fascist plot or other. The Chief Mother was always happy to deflate
pompous and other clueless types. Still one of my favorites. FWIW, I saw
Mothers in Houston about 3 years before Rohit was born.

> funny, unless I'm going out I sit here naked.

Hey you,
Out there on your own,
Sitting naked by the phone,
Would you touch me?

Um, nevermind. In fact, don't even think about MBone, okay?