Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Return of the Son of Monster Magnet: ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA! (Turn it up all the way, folks :-)

"And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? Knew ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" ~ Luke 2:49

BONUS VIDEOS: Dweezil's Dad in action

27 August 1974

BBC studio recording @ 1968

I had the great good fortune to catch Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention in concert at the Fillmore East, New York, in the summer of 1968. It was the only "rock concert" I attended during my year in the U.S. as an exchange student - but it totally changed my life.

Perhaps listening to Zappa today will have the same effect on those of you who haven't yet been introduced to this wizardly maestro, whose extraordinary music lives on through his enormously talented son, Dweezil.


22-year-old Frank Zappa plays a bicycle on the Steve Allen Show (1963)

Live in Los Angeles, 27 August 1974

Dweezil Zappa and band perform Inca Roads (featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock on vocals and Aaron Arntz on keyboards) in 2006.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Two Leo birthdays I'm celebrating today...

The first, of course, is my #2 daughter Belle's. Today marks the start of a new decade in her life as a mother of two gorgeous kids, Max Alexander (11) and Reiya Sunshine (5).

When Belle was 13 she and I went on 3-nation trip together - Thailand, Burma and Nepal - and we became more like buddies than father and daughter. On that vacation Belle had a great deal more fun than her Daddyums, who spent a lot of time wondering where she had disappeared to and with whom. After all these years that still holds true! I "pinched" the photo of Belle at right from her facebook album. It was taken after a makeover for an Estée Lauder modeling contest she participated in last month. Too bad she lost out to a 24-year-old!

Belle's mango cake was unforgettable!

The second happens to be Anwar Ibrahim's - my favorite candidate for Malaysia's next prime minister. Anwar has been prime-minister-in-waiting for too long. Why? Simply because he's our best bet and nobody else in Malaysian politics can come close to playing the all-important role of unifier and reformer.

After decades of parasitic misgovernance by a succession of UMNO prime, I mean, crime ministers, the task ahead of the Pakatan Rakyat cabinet is nothing less than Herculean. Fortunately, from all three parties in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition, experienced, courageous and honest administrators can be found in abundance. They simply haven't been given a chance to prove their mettle. But we the people are determined to give them that opportunity as soon as possible.

The best birthday present for Anwar Ibrahim was this WikiLeaked report that appeared in The Malaysian Insider today...


P.S. Just remembered, a blog-reader-turned-buddy named Khabs Dhillon also celebrates his birthday on 10 August. Not too late to include you, bro! :-)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Somebody just shit his pants...

Rosjib, the artificial intelligence
inserted into the hologram to siphon off
the wealth of the nation
Judge allows defence to quiz PM, Rosmah

By Hafiz Yatim

Malaysiakini | Aug 8, 2011 | 10:06am

Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim scored a significant morale boosting victory today when the High Court said that the prosecution must ensure the attendance of its witnesses who are to be interviewed by the defence team.

Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah said since the witnesses are offered by the prosecution (after Anwar was ordered to make his defence on the Sodomy II charge), as such, it is their responsibility to ensure they attend the interview session.

"However, it depends on the witnesses if they want to say anything in the interview. Hence, I am allowing both the defence applications," Justice Zabidin said.

Solicitor-general II Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden had earlier submitted in court that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, his wife, Rosmah Mansor, and former inspector-general of police Musa Hassan and former Malacca police chief Mohd Rodwan Mohd Yusof would only come forward if they were subpoenaed.

With today's ruling it is compulsory for the prosecution to ensure that the witnesses are brought to court to be interviewed by the defence team. All this must be done before next Monday. 

[Source: Malaysiakini]

Musa Hassan, ex-Police Inspector General, also just shit his pants....
Hey, this wasn't in the script!

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Let me fry your chicken, pretty pleeeaaaase?

Obama thinks I've got excellent taste in chicks!

But... but... you guaranteed me an electoral victory...

Finger Frickin' Gross

First published 20 April 2010. Needs to be reposted until that grotesque scheming poltroon and his even more grotesque scheming spouse - and the degenerate and demented political party they lead - become ancient history.

Filippa Giordano brings "Carmen" back to life!

Filippa Giordano
What a sweet and sexy way to wind up a romantic Sunday. This woman has a VOICE... precise, powerful, vivacious, playful, sensual, sultry and irresistibly seductive all at once. Bizet will rise from his grave and write a whole new opera for Filippa!

Thanks, P.W. Wong, for sharing with me your excellent taste in music (and divas :-)