Friday, May 04, 2012

Friday Frank: St. Etienne; 1982

Friday Frank is back! Let's start the day with a gorgeous guitar meditation: St. Etienne, the second solo from Drowning Witch (album: Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch).

You didn't think I'd let that metaphor go by without mention, did you?! The ship is us, the People. The drowning witch is our civil liberties--particularly the Fourth-Amendment-guaranteed freedom from unwarranted search and seizure, which government has somehow convinced Americans is a Bad Thing, a Bad Thing that must be drowned and done away with if we're to keep everyone safe from the Terrorists Hiding Behind Every Corner.

And with that thought...

Bon Weekend, Everyone.



  1. BRC Haus Frau5/05/2012 12:10 AM

    Zappa was teh awesome. Pissed off liberals big time.

  2. Frank Zappa didn't, and doesn't, piss off this liberal.

    Moreover, he vehemently opposed Saint Ronnie and the March to Fascist Theocracy.

    But thanks for playing.