This isn’t the album that got me into Zappa. This isn’t even the band that got me into Zappa - I only got into Zappa through his solo work, which I was turned onto both by my dad and through listening to Captain Beefheart. Usually people get into Beefheart through Zappa, but I hadn’t realised how extensive Frank’s discography was until I had heard the two collaborate and thought to myself “now just what else has Zappa done…?”
Unfortunately, the rip I have of this is mastered so poorly it takes the enjoyment out of it. It’s only when I really crank it that I can appreciate it. Maybe that’s by design?
I’m on day four of drinking just water. I haven’t changed my diet because I’m not so much bothered about that (I don’t eat crap) but my main problem is alcohol and caffeine. I’m happy to say I sat in a pub last night and drank nothing but water. It might not seem like a big deal to you but it meant the world to me. It was harder than I’d like to admit but I feel so good about it. If I can do that, I can do anything.
My second problem is the amount of tea I drink. It’s my fuel. I don’t drink coffee usually and I don’t take sugar, so it might not be the worst thing in the world to have. The issue I have is sleeping, which is essential working nights. I’m already sleeping better so it’s just making the world of difference.
This is “Sleep”, taken from John Frusciante’s new solo LP “Enclosure”. It’s a little cleaner than his last one, which was a delightful mess, but only a little. The singing is terrible and the thin breakbeats are disjointed at best but… I like it.