Zappa. Snorkless.

I have just gotten back from seeing the Zappa Plays Zappa show at the Kodak Hall in downtown Rochester. It was fantastic. I am a bit puzzled over Dweezil’s choice to forgo the use of snorks in his performance, as the snork was a favorite tool of Frank’s. (A good example of the snork can be seen in the following cough drop commercial…)

However snorkless the show was, it was exceptional. Dweezil certainly does cover a lot of ground. Here is the playlist in a nutshell:

  • Stink-Foot
  • Hungry Freaks, Daddy
  • Oh No
  • Montana
  • Let’s Make the Water Turn Black (Instrumental)
  • Dirty Love
  • Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
  • Apostrophe
  • Drum Sola
  • The Black Page
  • Eruption / Somebody Get Me A Doctor
  • Boodledang
  • You Didn’t Try to Call Me
  • City of Tiny Lights
  • Cosmik Debris (encore)
  • Willie the Pimp (encore)

A nice lineup, overall. It was a terrific show. Glad we went.

Pickled Red Onions

These are a must-have staple. They are delicious. Crunchy, tangy little pickles with the zing of onion. My restaurant will run a special on the Red Pickled Onion Burger. And, they’re easier to make than a peanut butter sammich.

Pickled Red Onions

I used two red onions. Sliced them. Cried. Then I brought to boil 1.5 cups of white vinegar, several tablespoons of sugar, a pinch of salt, couplea bay leaves, five whole cloves, some peppercorns, a star anise, and a little heat. I threw them onions in there for a bit, maybe a minute, just to get ’em wet. It didn’t seem like the onions were gonna fit in all that liquid, but they did, and the onions sweat out a bit so they get smaller.

Then you take them off boil, let the whole mess cool, and dump it all into the jar and the jar into the fridge.

I gotta have these in my pantry man. They are so good.

Adventures Radio

I have for some years now been somewhat of an amateur broadcaster, sort of. Very amateur.

I like to put songs up on the Internet with the possibility that someone might listen to the songs I have chosen. I think it’s fun, for some reason. I guess I figure, what the heck. Everyone needs a hobby.

I began this hobby at Live365 but became dissatisfied with many of its limitations, so I found a little upstart platform called Loudcaster and was remarkably happy with them until recently, when they “updated” their platform and utterly ruined it in my opinion. They yanked away FTP access, a feature which made this outfit awesome, and they removed some other really cool stuff as well. Last week, I pulled the plug on Proper Modulation, and it should cease broadcast here pretty soon.

However, I have since discovered that my Live365 account is paid through August. So, what the heck. Let’s go back to playing with that.

So. Ladies and gentlemen. I give you: Adventures Radio, the official Internet radio station of the Adventure Into the Well-Known blog. I’m still toying with programming and for right now am just working on a project to develop a single massive playlist based solely on the Live365 Music Library (a great feature of this platform over that). We shall see if this thing becomes useful enough to extend past August.