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in: Charlie; Charlie > 2016-08-03

Aug 3, 2016 11:07 AM # 
I'm not sure I would have guessed that's who it was supposed to be. Still, a worthy subject for a memorial. The description I once heard of him was that most 20th century classical music composers had day jobs as music professors, except for one who had a "day job" as a rock guitarist.
Aug 3, 2016 11:59 AM # 
I won't venture an opinion as to the merits of the statue (though I do know who Mr. Zappa was, and also doubt that many people addressed him as such). But the article about him and other bits of Lithuanian history/culture is excellent. Really excellent.

I remember the win over Russia in Barcelona. Quite something. The t-shirts and their sponsor, which I was unaware of, take it to another level.

In my most recent life I actually had a Lithuanian client. Quite attractive and spunky woman, worked as a bank teller, married to a rather dumpy looking and very dull American who drove a bus. I guess he was her ticket to the new world, and she was his ticket to glamour. I think they were impressed I not only had heard of Lithuania but knew where it was (hint, the Baltics are in alphabetical order, top to bottom). They took a trip back there every year, but in the late fall. I asked what the weather was like then. Cold and wet....

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