Dr Frank Weakly Reader for 03.08.2019
Looking for a suitable top illustration for this edition of the Weakly Reader, I came across this old photo of a shoe and figured, yeah why not? So I present the Dr Frank Weakly Reader 1998 Signed Shoe Edition. This isn’t the only shoe I’ve ever signed by a long shot, but I seem to recall that this particular one may have been for a charity auction of some kind. I don’t know how much they got for it, but however much it was I hope it saved the children or the donkeys or got our kids reading or smashed the state or graped Mrs. Carillon.
It’s been rather a weird week over here at Dr Frank HQ. Long story. Still, things happened, and they need to be indexed as in any less weird week. Read on, if indexing is your bag.
— Dr Frank — Live at the Court Tavern: behold the shipping box. These are going out this week. Most of these are already gone, but as of press time I believe there were still a few copies left at Sounds Rad. Here’s the order link for the flexi. Other Dr Frank items can be found here. Background details are here.
— Dr Frank Kepi Dan Janisch Kevin Seconds live at the Octopus Literary Salon, Oakland. March 29. Details here.
SMELL THE MTX
— MTX “THE WARRIORS OF ROCK” a.k.a. LK 106 / 106CD. The latest in the tape hunt chronicles, concerning the recording that became … and the Women Who Love Them.
— Hakker Shorts had some Q’s, on twitter, to which I supplied a few A’s.
— A punk rock quilt.
— Jesse posted a link to Jennifer Kaufman’s KALX documentary, Bottom of the Dial, which features yours truly and captures a bit of the MTX of ’94.
— and your Friday morning “Our Love Will Last Forever and Ever”, from Rob Raguet-Schofield:
…and on the covers playlist it goes!
DR FRANK ON DEMAND
— Imaginos, Sandy Pearlman, Blue Oyster Cult, and Me: couldn’t manage to come up with a new Medium post this week, so I posted this “re-run,” an essay about Blue Oyster Cult’s weirdest and most interesting album and my own encounter with the late, great Mr. Pearlman.
OTHER PEOPLE’S MUSIC
— Good morning world: The Cybertronic Spree — “The Immigrant Song”.
— Andre Previn died. He was a hell of a musician. To mark the occasion, I posted, in that way I have, a picture of him. Facebook thought his hair resembled that of one of my Facebook friends, and permanently, irrevocably tagged him thus. In the future, everyone will be Andre Previn’s hair for fifteen minutes, and that future is now.
This made me think of Dory Previn, his wife before Mia Farrow, who was one of the finest songwriters ever to songwrite. Here’s “Lady with the Braid”, and here’s a rather wacky version of “The Obscene Phone Call”.
— Who’s Who on Electric Ladyland cover.
— Introduce your girlfriend to the Residents…
— Look: Twiggy; Black magic ritual kit; Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders; the miraculous three-handed portrait of St. Casimir; canned meat magic; Varo’s Psychoanalysis; Churchill’s get-out-of-prohibition doctor’s note; Cinema 65 Film Festival; Jimmy Page 1977;
— Oh, so mature for the extremely mature: bathtime.
— Zinc Oxide and You:
IN THE NEWS
— The fake sex doctor who conned the media into publicizing his bizarre research on suicide, butt-fisting, and bestiality.
— A day in the life of the majesty of the law.