I’m just a “singer” in a rock and roll band

The Dr Frank Weakly Reader for 10.09.2020

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ow can we understand riots by the people for the people who are only destroying themselves, when you see a frightened person who is frightened by the people who are scorching this earth?

Beats me… all I can do is bellow and keen about chocolate and girls.

This is the Dr Frank Weakly Reader, and such questions, like most everything else, are above its paygrade. In truth, the Dr Frank Weakly Reader is not good for much. But if you’re looking for an illustrated, annotated, augmented index of the past week in the Doctorfrankosphere, you’ve come to the right place.

And now…

FRONT BURNER

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i.e., still, RAD-013, The Mr T Experience… and the Women Who Love Them re-issue on Sounds Radical…

You can still get it from Sounds Radical — I believe we’re on to the third limited pressing now, a deep opaque red.

I have one.

It’s beautiful and it sounds phenomenal.

Records are great.

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— Also, Mtx forever: still a thing:

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MTX ON ICE

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— Nice shirt, Lolliepopup (Above, found on Instagram.)

— Timothy Popkid buys too many records, including the new Mr T Experience… and the Women Who Love Them. Sweet write-up.

— Welcome to obsolescence: Song for Odin returns after a three with hiatus, if hiatus is the word I want, with the MTX of 1997 doing and oldie but moldie called “The Dustbin of History”:

“Minor secrets” may be found here. Songs for Odin playlists here.

— … and your Friday morning “Book of Revelation”, from our old friend Billy Valentine:

…and on the covers playlist it goes. Here’s the original (Mtx forever version):

And of course I’d be remiss, if remiss means what I think it does, not to bring forth the only other cover of this song I’ve ever heard, by the Fastbacks, god bless ‘em:

THE DR FRANK CONNECTION

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— Yours truly, 8 years ago, in Turin, Italy: still screaming after all these years…

— Europe’s Greatest Hits, 2012: a “memory”:

German guy: “Remember when you bomb us? In the forties?”

Italian girl: “I just want to touch the face of the world’s greatest living poet.”

Dutch girl: “Would you like a piece of cheese? Or, a fruit?”

— Seen on twitter:

"Here She Comes” by Mr T Experience forgotten good punk album opener and here’s a live version where Dr Frank looks like peak XTC Andy Partridge.

Is it? Do I?

Anyway, here it is:

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OTHER PEOPLE’S MUSIC

— Fanny — “Solid Gold”:

PICTURE BOOK

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— Roman calendar: Giotto’s Transitus of Saint Francis; the famous helm from the Sutton Hoo burial, sometimes said to be that of Saint Eorpwald of East Anglia (though probably not); Flora of Beaulieu; Saint Bruno with skull (sculpture by Manuel Pereira); Our Lady of the Rosary / Battle of Lepanto; Our Lady of Hungary (by Ignac Roskovics); Le Martyre de Saint Denis by Léon Bonnat…

— Happy Hallowe’en: redhead pin-up with Jack-o’-lantern sketch; the Bride of Dracula gives you that weird feeling; Ouija cat; sexy witch lady with pumpkins, etc.; lady shrouded in red with candle and skull; Are you a haunting beauty? You could be Miss Ghost America; the way to drink from a human skull — with straws;

…and:

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IN THE NEWS

— Tone deaf:

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(A “tweet”.)

— Parking Reserved for Green Vehicles:

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RIP Eddie Van Halen:

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FIN

nd that’ll do it for this edition of the Weakly Reader. But for those who’ve made it this far down the page, here’s a pretty lady listening to a record and reading the paper:

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See you next week.

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I am Dr. Frank. I write books and songs. Mtx Forever.

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