Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Big Lie - Bariton Women -- Frank Zappa

(don't miss the VARESE VIDEO on the bottom of this posting)

The Big Lie (German: Große Lüge) is a propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, for a lie so "colossal" that no one would believe that someone "could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously."




They got lies so big
They don't make a noise
They tell 'em so well
Like a secret disease
That makes you go numb

With a big ol' lie
And a flag and a pie
And a mom and a bible
Most folks are just liable
To buy any line
Any place, any time

When the lie's so big
As in robertson's case,
(that sinister face
Behind all the jesus hurrah)

Could result in the end
To a worrisome trend
In which every american
Not 'born again'
Could be punished in cruel and unusual ways
By this treacherous cretin
Who tells everyone
That he's jesus' best friend

When the lie's so big
And the fog gets so thick
And the facts disappear
The republican trick
Can be played out again
People, please tell me when
We'll be rid of these men!

Just who do they really
suppose that they are?
And how did they manage to travel as far?
As they seem to have come.
were we really that dumb?

People, wake up!
Figure it out!
Religious fanatics
around and about
The court house, the state house,
the congress, the white house

Criminal saints
With a 'heavenly mission'
A nation enraptured
By pure superstition

Is everybody happy?

When the lie's so big
And the fog so thick
And the facts is forgotten.
The republican trick
Can be played out again
People, please tell me when
We'll be rid of these men!

frank zappa brass section

strictly commercial  the best of Frank Zappa


On the planet of the baritone women
They talk low
'bout stuff they know,
They sing 'oooh!'
And laugh at you!
Ah-ha-ha-ha-hah! Ole!
If you can't
If you can't
Do it too
Do it too

They sing 'li-li-li-li!'
They sing 'lo-lo-lo-lo!'
The man carry purses
Wherever they go

Junior executives.
All in a row,
Watch the baritone women
Do the baritone show

They sing about wheat;
They sing about corn;
They sing about places
Where women was born

They sing about hate
They sing about fear
It seems like they all got
a pretty good ear

They sing it in harmony
not often heard
With a big ol' cadenza

On every long word

They keep it as low
As they possibly can,
And sometimes they walk
Like an e-gyp-tian

They do choreography
Still more unique!
They leave their legs open
Whenever they speak!

They roll their eyes upward.
And over again,
And slam their legs closed
When they sing about men!

Those baritone women!
They are not your friend!
You will make a mistake
If you go there again!

Broadway the Hard Way
is a Frank Zappa live album recorded at various performances along his 1988 world tour

Mostly focused on acute satire of contemporary figures, both political and social. Throughout the album Zappa's individual targets include Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan on "Dickie's Such An Asshole", Jesse Jackson on "Rhymin' Man", Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker and Pat Robertson on "Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk", and Michael Jackson and his family on "Why Don't You Like Me?"

The album contains a relatively large number of covers, from the jazz standard "Stolen Moments" to the The Police song "Murder by Numbers" (with a guest appearance by Sting himself). "Outside Now" is from Joe's Garage, and "Why Don't You Like Me" can be easily recognized as a remake of Zappa's "Tell Me You Love Me". "Rhymin' Man" is filled with melodic quotes from evergreens such as "Happy Days Are Here Again", "Hava Nagila", "La Cucaracha" and "Frère Jacques". In "What Kind of Girl" there is a line from "Strawberry Fields Forever" and also includes a part from the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" while "Jesus Thinks You're a Jerk" quotes "Louie Louie", "Rock of Ages" and Marius Constant's Theme from "The Twilight Zone".

* Frank Zappa - guitar, producer, main performer, vocals
* Kurt McGettrick - baritone saxophone
* Scott Thunes - bass guitar
* Albert Wing - tenor saxophone
* Ed Mann - percussion
* Chad Wackerman - drums
* Ike Willis - guitar, vocals
* Eric Buxton - vocals
* Paul Carman - alto saxophone
* Walt Fowler - trumpet
* Mike Keneally - synthesizer, vocals, guitar
* Sting - lead vocal on "Murder By Numbers"
* Bruce Fowler - trombone
* Robert Martin - keyboards, vocals



In 2008, the Zappa Family Trust sued the organizers of the Zappanale Festival, held just outside of Bad Doberan, Germany, demanding that they change the name of the festival, remove their promotional posters (which contained an allegedly trademarked moustache similar to Frank Zappa's) and remove the statue of him that has stood in the city center since the 1990s. In January 2009 the court found in Zappanale's favor after their defense argued that since the Zappa Family Trust only sells products on the Internet and accepts only U.S. dollars they had not effectively exercised their trademarks in Germany for over five years. Similarly, the use of the moustache was sufficiently different in Zappanale's merchandise so as not to cause confusion between the two


Edgar Varese

ZAPPA by age 12,developed a deep interest in modern classical music when he read a LOOK magazine article about the Sam Goody record store chain that lauded its ability to sell an LP as obscure as The Complete Works of Edgard Varèse, Volume One.
The article described Varèse's percussion composition Ionisation as "a weird jumble of drums and other unpleasant sounds". Zappa decided to seek out Varèse's music. After searching for over a year, Zappa found a copy (he noticed the LP because of the "mad scientist" looking photo of Varèse on the cover). Not having enough money with him, he persuaded the salesman to sell him the record at a discount. Thus began his lifelong passion for Varèse's music and that of other modern classical composers.

WATCH IT:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9mg4KHqRPw


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Monday, March 28, 2011


27 March 2011 ELECTIONS in two german states.

Winfried Kretschmann  first Green Governor in a big german country (7.6mio people)

+++ Vorl. amtliches Ergebnis Rheinland-Pfalz:
    * SPD 35,7 %         Labour-party (like tony blair)
    * CDU 35,2 %       conservative (repugnicans)
    * FDP 4,2 %     liberal = vulgar capitalist
    * Grüne 15,4 %    greens = mild socialist, environment
    * Linke 3,0 %     left = mild leftist, socialist
    * Sonstige 6,5 %    the rest

+++ Vorl. amtliches Ergebnis in Baden-Württemberg:

    * CDU 39,0 %
    * SPD 23,1 %
    * Grüne 24,2 %    <<  green gouvernor!!   wow!
    * FDP 5,3 %
    * Linke 2,8 %
    * Sonstige 5,6 %

VOTER TURNOUT 66 per cent of eligble voters (up from 53% in 2006).

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives suffered a historic loss in Baden-Württemberg on Sunday, ending nearly six decades in power. The Greens will lead a German state for the first time.
Summary of the 27 March 2011 election results for the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg
Party Ideology Vote % (change) Seats (change) Seat %

Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Christian democracy, Conservatism 39 -5.2 60 -9 -15

Alliance '90/The Greens (Die Grünen) Green politics 24.2 +12.5 36 +19 +111.8

Social Democratic Party (SPD) Social democracy, Third way 23.1 -2.1 35 -3 -7.9

Free Democratic Party (FDP) Classical liberalism
profit before people
5.3 -5.4 7 -8 -53.3

Die Linke (formerly WASG) Democratic socialism 2.8 -0.3

Pirate Party (Pirates) Freedom of Information 2.1 +2.1

The Republicans Nationalism, National conservatism 1.1 -1.4

All Others

Total 100.0%   138 -1 100.0%

The environmentalist Greens and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) managed an unprecedented political upset in the rich southwestern state, which is normally a stronghold for Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Preliminary official results showed that the Greens won 24.2 percent while the SPD took 23.1 percent.


Winfried Kretschmann 

The incumbent CDU and their pro-business Free Democratic (FDP) allies managed 44.3 percent between them, with the conservatives winning 39 percent and the FDP 5.3 percent.

Merkel's Christian Democrats have governed Baden-Württemberg since 1953, but anger over her nuclear policy in light of the Japan crisis as well as decisions on Libya and the euro angered voters in the run-up to the poll.

"We've achieved a historic election victory," said Winfried Kretschmann, who is likely to become Germany's first state premier from the Green party. "I'd like to thank those that voted for us - especially those voting for us for the first time."

In another state election in neighbouring Rhineland-Palatinate, the Social Democrats looked set to stay in office, but will have to share power with the Greens.

The SPD won 35.8 percent of the vote, the CDU 35.3 percent, and the Greens 15.4 percent. The FDP, which won only 4.2 percent, failed to clear the five-percent hurdle to win seats in the Rhineland-Palatinate state legislature.

The outcome will increase the pressure on Germany's already embattled Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, the FDP leader, although analysts said Merkel's centre-right coalition was expected to survive.

"This is a difficult evening for us. We're naturally disappointed by the election results," Westerwelle said in Berlin. "Energy policy was decisive. It was a referendum about atomic energy and we have gotten the message."

But beyond a crushing blow to morale in Berlin, the double state defeat will make it even harder for Merkel to pass legislation in the Bundesrat upper house and likely prompt fresh calls for her to shore up her conservative credentials.

Campaigning was dominated by the nuclear catastrophe in Japan, where officials Sunday discovered high radiation levels in water leaked from a stricken reactor at the Fukushima plant.

Calling Japan's crisis a "turning point," Merkel suspended for three months an earlier decision to extend the lifetime of Germany's nuclear reactors, four of which are based in Baden-Württemberg.


Nuclear power is highly unpopular in Germany, and an estimated 250,000 people took to the streets across the country on Saturday to protest against the government's energy policy.

But the elections confirmed that voters saw Merkel's atomic reversal as an electoral ploy that cost her conservatives support while boosting the anti-nuclear Green party.


(Reuters) - The opposition Socialist Party was the clear winner of French departmental elections on Sunday (27 march 2011)and the far-right National Front also scored highly in a blow to President Nicolas Sarkozy a year before he faces re-election.

With more than 80 percent of votes counted, the left had 36 percent, double the ruling conservative UMP party's 18.6 percent, the Interior Ministry said.

The National Front, which has surged in opinion polls under new leader Marine Le Pen, took 11 percent. If the anti-immigrant party had had candidates running in every department, that level of support could have given it a score of 25 percent.

The elections to pick local councillors across half of France's departments were the last big test of sentiment before an April 2012 vote set to pit the unpopular Sarkozy against much stronger left-wing rivals and a surging far right.



 % 2011


 % 2006


Diff %

Eligble 7.622.955 7.516.919 +106.036
5.049.157 66,2 4.012.441 53,4 +1.036.716 +12,8
invalid 69.043 1,4 51.826 1,3 +17.217 +0,1
valid votes
4.980.114 98,6 3.960.615 98,7 +1.019.499 -0,1

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Island life march 2011 - Venus - Lybia

Brilliant morning star Venus above the Moon sickle. Early morning before sunrise surprise.
17 March
Happy St. Patricks Day from the island. I have just uploaded new photos: http://y23.com/pics and life is slow here. I was alone for a few days, very nice. There was too much hot water, and 12V power, so I was forced to take a hot bath every day and watch movies. Yesterday I saw the "Green Zone", a US-american violence glorifying war movie that, if one thinks about it, makes the case for hanging George W. Bush.
CARGO was another highlight, a swiss feminist science fiction movie, that ought to be seen on the biggest screen that you can muster. Its message is that we all live in a matrix world and we should be happy organic farmers. Exactly up my alley! I eat gerkins and tomatoes from our garden every day. We have too many gerkins.
Today some friends came around and we went to the beach for snorkeling, they brought phantastic kingfish steaks (and beer: Pisces natare opportet).
Today was also the first day I had to take the car, i bought 6 litres of petrol for 24 dollars. Reminded me of the french OIL documentary i saw a few days ago. It made it plain that the Baron owners of Standard Oil (Rockefeller), BP, Shell and the Deutsche Bank were all willing to do genocide and arguebly causes world war 1 and 2. Standard Oil was never stopped or even prosecuted for soing business with Nazi Germany during THE WHOLE LENGTH of the war.
Things are much better now, or are they?
At least EU-Europe (except UK-England)has agreed to stop using black operations. Google "Gladio".
We have to be on guard, stay well informed and DO NOT WATCH TV to defend what is left of democracy against the onslaught of psychological warfare.
Google INCUBATOR IRAQ and watch the youtube videos.
End of public service message

We ate Paua, Lobster and Kingfish for tea. Our diver-fisher-master-chef now has a home here, too, especially when the US-canadian finance disaster strikes, or one of the few hundred nuclear power stations blows up, like the "earthquake-proof" reactors in Japan.

20th of March
Today on Full Moon I am again on the boat to the big city to run a few errants. The wild-Western nations again bomb and mame and kill in a foreign oil-country, again telling us it is the fight for freedom and democracy. Lybian children loose fathers and Boeing and EADS are again saved from bankrupcy. Our tax money spent for corporations, for private profits. Libya has the best oil, it is easy to refine. Please listen how often "the news" mentions OIL. If they do, there will be PR that accuses them of not being "neutral" of even prone to conspiracy theories.
Interestingly the word conspiracy theory was invented by the CIA, a researcher did a lexis-nexis through TIME magazine and New York Times, and it only appeared after the CIA memo that used it and gave advice how to counter the arguments that JFK was murdered by a conspiracy.
If you email me or leave a comment below I will find the mp3 file talk for you, where I got this from.

I also heard that finally after all these years USA TV viewers may be allowed to see Al-Jazeera.
Now that Al-Jazeera is supporting the bombing, they are close to a deal with USA TV operators, so that US-Americans *may* be able to receive AlJazeera, too, like the rest of the world. Maybe the revolution WILL be televized in USA, but don't hold your breath for it.
My Astronomical Pocket Diary iPhone app ( http://y23.com/apdoe/ ) says that today is the birthday of Henrik Ibsen 1828 and Spike Lee 1957. Read something or download an audiobook by Ibsen, he was a very good writer. And maybe see a Lee Film, not bad.
Today is also the independence day of Tunesia 1956. Leave a comment below if you know what happened today in Tunesia, we get no news from there. This could mean that there are socialist developments, you know, like PRO-PEOPLE rather than pro-private-owners being made.
Tomorrow is NowRuz, happy new year, Iran, Kurdistan and the Rest!
I will go to a Tariq Ali lecture about the USA empire tomorrow, we'll eat "Murder Burgers" before, we have vouchers. Quite fitting. I am sure our western cynicism will allow them to stay down, we all profit from cheap oil, we need to prepare to defend our right to have oil in 10 years, the right to bomb for humanitarian reasons. Cynically the humans we mean ... are we.
Electric Cars? Too little, too late. Now is a good time to kill Gaddafi and other despots that do not sell everything to us that we want, when we want.
I hope the arabs are clever enough to outwit the west. Why Ghadafi has not accused the US of executing 9/11 does not compute.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

on the boat again

Full Monn, 18th of February, and on the ferry to the island again. The third clip on the 462 dollar 10 trip ticket. I forgot my waterbottle in the car, but the fish-market next door to the terminal sold big 3dollar bottles of italian medium sparkling mineral water, lucky find.
The day is most perfect, visibility is 100 miles, marvellous.
My Astronomical Pocket Diary http://y23.com/apd/ informs me that today is the 150 th anniversary of the signing of the peace treaty between Black Kettle and White Antilope, the National Day of The Gambia (1965) and Nepal, and the birthday of Alessandro Volta (1745) after whom the unit for electrical potential (volt) is named.
The boat passengers were nice to talk to, older men interested in boating/fishing/navigation/politics and the older ladies interrogating me on personal details. Captain John, probably in his sixties, drove the boat close to the coast, then turned around to have the big ocean swell coming from behind and we all got sprayed with gushes of sea-water, girls screaming. I spotted whales blowing maybe 200 yards away, dolphins rode the bow-wave and thousands sea-birds all around.
Landing and unloading the boat was routine, now relaxing in paradise with lovely compagnions.
19 February. the sun was so hot that the solar hot water had to be used and i had a long hot bath in spring water. Cost fee, naturally. Afterwoards we went for a swim in the bay, magnificent.
Jacqui brown kiwifm.co.nz peter mclennon playlist
The beats real flip
Black sun the politic sisique
Wanna be starting michael jackson
Beyonce sweet dreams every night i rest in my bed fairytale
Good girls go bad daddy's little girl
New in town little boots
Linkin park new divide i remember black skies
4 my pepys
Hold you close i knowyou have to leave my heart feels cold
Lethal dub
Bonkers dizee rascal
The veronicas untouched
Noisettes don't upset the rhythm
Ken hison return the favour
Esmee denters outta here
Cascada evacuate the dancefloor
Mariah carey obsessed
Mr hudson supernova
Pussycat dolls - hush hush
Future pop idols - poppholla
Florida nelly furtado - jump
Freemasons heartbreak make ....

Like on the day of the vhristchurch earthquake, 27 fen, today i am in the hotpools again (7mar). The upper middle pool is mo lomger nuclear furnace hit, zmd this time i am soaking at night under the starry sky, with my fun friend.
We talk about astronomy and people gossip, i saw one shooting star and one faint satellite.
Oops, there was an eruption abd some very hot water is entering the pool. It seems to do that every 2 minutes, how interesting.

9 march 2011
I am alone on the beach, enjoying the vast area of beau in the sun.
Yesterday and the day before i had mussels for dinner. We were on the beach in the afternoon and it was low tide, so i braved the crashing waves and plucked the evening meal off the rocks.
The were very very tasty.
perfect day, sunshine, warm and brilliantly beautiful.

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