FZ (1992?): Remember, anything, anytime, anyplace, for no reason at all.
FZ (1991?): What something is depends more on when it is than anything else. We have devised our own personal universe on a line style, that is ruled by time sliced this way. And it seems just as feasibly for me that everything happens all the time.
FZ (1992?): The last year we were experimenting to see rapidly, to get an indication of how far these musicians would go, what kind of, uh, insane things they would agree to do, and it seemed that there was potential to take them even farther. By the time we finished the last recording sessions at the studio, it was like we just got to the point where things could really get absurd.
FZ (Frankfurt, 1992): After this is practiced a little more, (...) together. (...) when he's playing the harmonics, you guys should also (...) harmonics (...). Rumi, call your service.
FZ (Frankfurt, 1992): Ok. So try and keep the clusters very dense, see? Cough. Yeah. If you keep it tight, then you each have room to move in registry. So, make it, uh, you know, plan where you're going to play.
Since you printed my question and photo in issue #29, PFIQ, I have received many letters. I'm glad I'm retired so I have plenty of time to answer all.
I finally got rid of the smell of the deep scrotum piercings (mumble) by putting a 5/32" barbell and a 5/16" ring. Now air can get through. (laughs)
(FZ: Can you stand like that?
Hermann: Maybe I should read the text one whole, because . . . again . . . oh . . .
FZ: Just . . . just say "now air can get through")
Now air can get through. Don't ever quit putting out PFIQ, as it is most enjoyable. I have them all and go over them many times.
You never had any more of Carl Carrol. Issue #14 I believe?
Keep up the great work. I don't know what to pierce next.
P.S. Do you use 1% Xylocaine for deep cock head piercings?
Piercing the head of the cock must be painful. (OOHH!) I had the head tattooed and it hurt like hell, but I didn't want the artist to stop.
FZ (1992): Any time you're dealing in improvisational medium, you have to bow your head to John Cage, because he has to be the master taking nothing and making something out of it. And if you are going to improvise, you know, you are always working on his territory.
. . . his name is Heinrich Hoffmann.
Sieh einmal, hier steht er,
FZ: You're not playing on this, so you can put your guitar aside, and you get to do the newspaper solo. And also, Allan, (...), well, you're not really Conrad, but you're hiding from your mother, so you (...), the peek-a-boo technique, you look through the strings, and . . . Ok. Let's take it from the (...), with the winds. One, two.
FZ: I'm sure that many people in this audience will remember their own personal Struwwelpeter experiences when we perform it.
FZ: Now, you have to remember this things 'cause they can happen anytime.
FZ: At each of the concerts there will be two improvisations that (...). One of them is called "Food Gathering In Post-Industrial America."
?: I first show you the French dressing, is that alright? Well, and then, got a cheeseburger, I got a, no, it's just the salad. It looks like this. Shall I open it?
George Bush: Some may ask, "Why act now? Why not wait?" The answer is clear. The world could wait no longer.
FZ: Now, this is the page that Roland did.
Peter Rundel: (...)
FZ: I think that the Yellow Shark pretty much exists in Andreas' imagination. As you can see, this is not a shark.
FZ: The only other type of choreography or action that's being considered right now is uh . . .
?: Is this in here . . . ?
FZ: I can't see.
?: Oh, sorry.
FZ: Let me put my glasses.
?: "Get Whitey."
FZ: "Get Whitey." Yeah.
?: "Yellow Shark," "Pound Of A Brown," "Pound For A Brown," improvisation, "G-Spot Tornado," "Be-Bop Tango," "Dog Breath," "Ruth Is Sleeping," "Times Beach," "Girl In The Magnesium" . . .
FZ: That list is not valid.
FZ: No. First of all, the order, the sequence of material is . . .
?: It says here the order is not fixed yet.
?: . . . and what do you call this part? The Green Card part.
FZ: It was called, "Welcome To The United States."
?: Ah, "Welcome To The United States."
FZ: Did you hear that low end, that we picked up from the plane, when it went over there . . . Write that one down too. Ok, flutter it. Ok, now pick another multiphonic, we'll just see which ones work the best . . . Your choice . . . Don't like that one . . . I like that one.
Welcome to the United States.
I-94W Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure Form
Welcome to the United States
This form must be completed by every nonimmigrant visitor not in possession of a visitor's visa.
Type or print legibly in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. USE ENGLISH.
Item 7—If you are entering the United States by land, enter LAND in this space. (LAND!) If you are entering the United States by ship, enter SEA in this space.
Do any of the following apply to you? (Answer Yes or No)
(Yes! No! Yes! No!)
A. Do you have a communicable disease; (COUGH NOW! Coughs . . . ) physical or mental disorder; or are you a drug abuser or addict?
Tell me, Bill, Yes or No.
B. Have you ever been convicted or arrested for an offense or crime involving moral turpitude . . . or a violation related to a controlled substance . . . or are you seeking entry to engage in criminal or immoral activities?
Say Yes or No. (Yes or No)
C. Have you ever been . . .
(FZ: You should, you should pull it out like this.
Hermann: . . . make a shot, very loud.
FZ: Well, you don't wanna shoot the audience . . . )
Have you ever been or are you now involved in espionage or sabotage; or terrorist activities . . .
Or in terrorist activities; or genocide; or between 1933 and 1945 were you involved, in any way, in persecutions associated with Nazi Germany or its allies?
Answer Yes or No.
Thank you very much, good night, and welcome to the United States!
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