Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Anything Anytime Anyplace For No Reason At All


Frank talked about time a lot. I think it fascinated him. Think about it.

First, there's all those references to wasting time (in "Flakes," "Greggery Peccary," "Cosmick Debris," "The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing," The Jazz Discharge Party Hats" and so on).

Not to mention "infinity and fractional divisions thereof." And what to make of this?

"Folks, as you can see for yourself, the way this clock over here is behaving, TIME IS OF AFFLICTION! Now this might be cause for alarm among a portion of you, as, from a certain experience, I TEND TO PROCLAIM: 'THE EONS ARE CLOSING'!"

And then there's the elephant in the room: Frank's freewheeling use of insane time signatures. No one has even woven together so many nonstandard timings so effortlessly and so... bouncily.

But wait – there's more! What about Frank's ethic of "AAAFNRAA" – "Anything Anytime Anyplace For No Reason At All?" Which brings us to Xenochrony.

Get the picture?

So, take all of the above, roll it on up and top it with a little green rosetta, and you have ample grist for me to botch Friday night's show with.

By the way

I've had a lot of participation and feedback during the last few shows. Listener suggestions tend to take the show in unintended directions, which Frank would've liked. So keep it coming, by whatever means you deem appropriate.

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