JIMMY'S HANDY HINTS #30
Never use disinfectants to clean the fridge, foods will pick up taste and odor.
This is a Best of the Worst type of collection put out some years ago with the approval of Zappa's estate on his label, Barking Pumpkin. It's all the rude stuff. The controversial stuff. The really damn funny stuff. Sort of a primer, if you will.
I will always worship this band and anything Ozzy solo has ever done. I'm just that way. SNOWBLIND, CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE.
Sometimes I can't help it...when that S.O.S. song comes up, I jump out of my seat. DANCING QUEEN makes me squirm with ecstasy. But then, FERNANDO makes me reflect and shit.
I think his albums are quite good, but his live shows are even better. One of the best storytellers, and one of the funniest guys I've ever heard. Then, once he feels like stopping the stand-up for a minute he plays a song. Really good.
This record is excellent all the way through until the very last song which is about racism. Though I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment, I think this song blows much-too-earnest ass.
My good friend, Albert Reda turned me on to this record. Van Dyke Parks (who collaborated with Brian Wilson on songs for the lost-then-found SMILE project) wrote the songs here, and Brian sings 'em. And sings great. Did I say great? Amazing! Each song has layers and layers of those beautiful and lush Brian harmonies. The album is sort of a concept thing about California. The tunes seem to be longingly looking back on a time that’s gone. Vibe-wise might be a little too lightweight for some people, and musically a little esoteric for others, but still - quite an enjoyable stroll down someone else’s Memory Lane.
From the Internet Movie Database:
"Quite Possibly The Greatest French-Language, English-Subtitled, Japanese Action-Comedy Of All Time..."
I'll watch anything that Jean Reno is in. THE PROFESSIONAL? Please.
This is a story along those lines as well. A detective whose Japanese wife left him 20 years previous, gets a phone call that she's dead...and he has a daughter he didn't know about.
Part thriller, part action, part comedy. A lot of fun.
Oh, it IS French with subtitles, so if you find sitcoms really kick your ass, you may want to skip it.
TEN SONGS A-SHUFFLING:
Here are the ten most recent songs that shuffled at my house.
Here...I made you a playlist: