A funny thing happened when I mentioned the "Z" word
I think it's happened to us all, the conversation is going fine then you mention the word "Zappa" and everything changes. I bet even Dweezil has stories! ?
Ever tried crossing the border and mentioning you are going to a Zappa show? You want to talk about a change in demeanor. Even if you try to avoid saying the dreaded ?Z? word, they have techniques to draw it out. One time while crossing the border, I said ?Dweezil Zappa and his band?, not wanting to say the ?Z? word twice, and found myself in an immigration nightmare. Would it have been different if I said I was attending a Barry Manilow show? Blood Sweat and Tears?
They even lost our passports for over an hour; until I mentioned that we were not being processed to immigration staff. They told us we could be arrested for trying to cross and thrown in jail. Isn?t this what living is all about!
Or have you ever had a discussion with your girlfriend about Bamboozled by Love and try to explain to her that the song is of a sexual nature and not a misogynistic rant about cutting a woman?s head off. Try to win that argument fella?s!
Have you ever been called a Zappa Groupie because you attend so many shows?
The ?Z? word is not a bad word, nor should it be. It should stand alone like the mighty apostrophe and be respected.
I would love to read your stories, good bad, interesting, informative ... you decide
music is the best!