Montana Pebbles, Cont’d….

After the post about the Montana beach pebbles that hitch-hiked back to RI under my van last winter I received a few funny comments and suggestions-

The best was from Eben Whitcomb, who suggested I plant them in some good potting soil and see if I can grow some dental floss…. Had to laugh at that one and no, it isn’t a joke about my lack of dental hygiene (I hope).

It is yet another reference to the Frank Zappa song “Montana.” Like much of Mr. Zappa’s oeuvre it is very serious and somber. This particular piece relates the narrative of a young man who (like many) dreams of moving to Montana, getting a small horse, planting a crop of dental floss, and making a fortune. While wearing tweezers as jewelry.

Of course you could be a snob and say to yourself “What a cliche’. That same story has been told a thousand times.”

But do yourself a favor, click the link and have a listen. Enjoy the interpretation, subtlety and majesty of one of Frank Zappa’s better known works, “Montana.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smZA9Jv3qH0

One response

  1. Marty Cawley

    I have to chime in as a lifelong fan of Zappa. The guy was a genius. Forget the goofy song lyrics, he could play any number of instruments and a master of the guitar. I got to several of his concerts in my younger days, all memorable. So tonight I’ll play his music and watch some ice boat videos.

    On Mon, Jun 22, 2020, 8:03 AM New England Ice Yacht Association wrote:

    > T Commodore Emeritus posted: “After the post about the Montana beach > pebbles that hitch-hiked back to RI under my van last winter I received a > few funny comments and suggestions- The best was from Eben Whitcomb, who > suggested I plant them in some good potting soil and see if I can gr” >

    06/22/2020 at 6:17 pm

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