Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Frank Zappa Returns to Baltimore

(statue of Frank Zappa stands in Vilnius, Lithuania. Sun photo by Mindaugas Kulbis / May 7, 2008)

The Baltimore Sun reports on a Frank Zappa story. (hat tip to Notions Capital. Check out Mike's links; he really knows how to put a story together).

The statue, a representation of Frank Zappa’s head by sculptor Konstantinas Bogdanas, is on a tall thin column. A duplicate of this 15-foot-tall artwork will be placed in the Fells Point section of the city in the coming months, under a plan supported by Baltimore's Public Art Commission. The commission endorsed a site at the foot of Broadway on the south side of Broadway Market.

Everything I know about Baltimore, however, I learned on the Wire.


  1. The one and only time I was in "Charm City" was when my ship, the U.S.S. Trenton (LPD-14) sailed up the chesapeake channel and anchored in the downtown area of Baltimore. I believe the area was called "Waterfront". While most of the guys never wore their uniforms while off duty in the states, while in Baltimore all the guys were going out into town with thier summer dress whites. At night, like all the ports we pulled into, we all went to the places we were told to stay away from in the pre port briefing!!

  2. Principe, I was always attracted to those places too.