Saturday, July 04, 2009

A Zircon-encrusted Nocturne . . .

The other day on the radio there was a segment, "The parade of States" - featuring songs that mention or allude to the various states of this frail union. Included some obvious selections: "Sweet Home Alabama" (Lynyrd Skynyrd), "Carolina on My Mind" (James Taylor), "Private Idaho" (B-52s), and "Massachusetts" (Bee Gees); but also some more obscure, darker choices: "Texas" (Chris Rea), and "Montana" by Frank Zappa. This last one, long a fave, sent me scurrying to YouTube for a performance video - and, great luck! - found this from Swedish Television (1973).

Forgot what a snappy dresser Mr. Zappa could be!

The [not so] Daily Nocturne, July 4th Edition

("Well I might / Ride along the border / With my tweezers gleamin' / In the moon-lighty night")

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