Usually these days, when I'm interested in a book, I get it from my local library. If they don't have it, they'll order it. But the other week I broke my usual habit and bought Zappa by Barry Miles, read it, and really dug it. Tonight on "The Bottomless Pit" at 10, I'll be taking my cue from this 2004 book, playing lots of Frank Zappa's music and dipping into some of the R&B records that inspired him by Lightnin' Slim, The Velvetones, Jackie and The Starlites and others. Zappa, of course, did a bad job of taking good care of himself and left the building too soon, for my money. His was a unique voice and a unique presence in the world. This is actually the second time that I've paid tribute to him and his remarkable music on the show and probably not the last.
That's the "The Bottomless Pit," tonight at 10pm EDT, on 90.7FM WFUV and streaming online.
You can also find The Bottomless Pit in the FUV archives for up to two weeks after broadcast.