Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Willie The Pimp Gets His Own Bust!

Frank Zappa, underrated guitarist and king of all things politically incorrect ("He's So Gay", "Titties 'n' Beer", etc) is getting a bust erected in his honor(he would have had a laugh at that!) in his hometown of Baltimore.
The idea was submitted to the arts commission by longtime Zappa fan club president Saulius Paukstys. According to the Associated Press:

"In 1995, a quirky bunch of Lithuanian artists and intellectuals managed to erect a bust of the eccentric rocker in downtown Vilnius, the capital of the former Soviet republic. Before the initial sculpture was erected, there was no known connection between Zappa and Lithuania. The mustachioed, antiestablishment musician was born in Baltimore to an Italian immigrant father and died of prostate cancer in 1993 at age 52, never having visited the Baltic state.

But his music was popular among the Lithuanian avant-garde, particularly after the country declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1990. Paukstys, an art photographer, launched the fan club and even set up an art exhibit with imagined correspondence between himself and Zappa, whom he had never met."

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