Dickie's Such An Asshole

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(The San Clemente Magnetic Deviation)
From: (Cliff Heller)
  San Clemente is where Nixon lived during his retirement. Not sure what he means (if he means anything) by Magnetic Deviation
  It's just a tagline for this updated version of the song which was originally performed during or shortly after Nixon's term in office.
From: Vladimir Sovetov <>
  For original Dec.73 sound check YCDIOSA Vol.3
From: Dan Sissman <>
  This may or may not be relevant, but the monolith that appeared on the moon in "2001: A Space Odyssey" was called the Tycho Magnetic Anomaly.
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One 'n one is eleven!
Two 'n two is twenty-two!
Won't somebody kindly tell me,
What's the government is tryin' t' do...
Dickie's just to tricky
From: Vladimir Sovetov <>
  Late Richard Nixon of course. Richard Milhous Nixon. And about his wicked soul along with the Agnus's(sp?) too being up his sleeve boasted Terry the Devil before rough Motorcicle Man on Zappa In NY _Titties and Beer_ number.
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For a chump like me to use
You take that
sub-committee seriously, boy
From: (Cliff Heller)
  Sub-committee is a unit of congress. The smallest working unit, where presumably everything get's done. The Watergate investigation was performed by a sub-committee. (The PMRC "porn wars" hearings were also a sub-committee in session). Committees listen to the reports of sub-committees and vote and argue, and Congress itself listens to the reports of committees and votes and argues. Recipe for partisan gridlock.
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Quadraphonic desperation!
(FZ: Oh, pinch that loaf now)
Just might be some
confinement loaf
all up under your bed
  See comments to ANY KIND OF PAIN
If you just might pinch a little loaf
in your slumber
From: Evil Bob <>
  Here again, FZ is dabbling in some treasured "gutter humor". The phrase "pinch a loaf" is one of a galaxy of descriptive metaphors in American English for taking a shit. Others include:
  Lay some cable, Squeeze some cheese (In fact, in the article "Say Cheese" from YAWYI, every time the word "cheese" appears, you can comfortably exchange it for the word SHIT.) Force a grunt.
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Have a guy in Virginia
with enough little soup for you
From: (Deus Ex Machina)
  Virginia is the home of the CIA, the NSA (National Security Agency) and the FBI. Each of these "spy" groups may be represented in the above line. Also, Virginia was to show up in THING FISH as a, "top secret Gubmint laboratory underneath Virginia."
From: Vladimir Sovetov
  Central Intelligence Agency' headquarters is at Langley, Virginia
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Let me tell about this right now
Let me tell about this right here
Make this perfectly clear
Let me tell about this right here
You know you put me in office
For you musta wanna me in office
I've did you no harm
I used to have twenty five tapes
Now I've only got ten
Don't remember what happened to the rest
(May be gave them to the friends?)
Gave a couple to
Bebe Rebozo
From: (Martin H. Booda)
  Bebe was the good friend and former business partner of a certain Richard Milhous Nixon.
From: (Detboy)
  Bebe Rebozo was deeply involved in the american watergate scandal of the early 70's, although his exact role eludes me at the moment. I seem to remember that he did some of his nigbiz on a boat in some harbor.
From: (Paul Previte)
  Bebe Rebozo was a close personal friend of the late Mr. Nixon. When Trickey Dick's world was falling apart Mr. Rebozo provided a Florida sanctuary from the shame he may or may not have deserved.
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Gave a couple to Pat Boone
From: Charles Ulrich <>
  Pat Boone was a clean-cut white popular singer of the 1950s. At that time, many whites did not listen to music played by blacks. Boone redid several Little Richard songs and had hits with them. I seem to recall Little Richard saying that he wrote the chorus of "Tutti Frutti" specifically to be difficult for Pat Boone to sing.
From: (Mike Quigley)
  Pat Boone was an American teenage idol of the 1950's. He is probably the cleanest guy you could ever see! I think he is now involved with some religious ministry.
  Well, wonders never cease ... I found the excerpt from Ample Annie's autobiography where she tells about working with Frank... Here it is:
  Zappa decided that he first wanted me to do publicity for his new album, "Thing-Fish." In it, he had a song about a rubber doll. He'd heard about Slutty Suzy and Sluts Are Us in my act, and thought that Suzy and I would fit right into his plans. As part of the promotion, he was producing a celebrity layout for Hustler magazine. That was fine with me as long as I didn't have to do any acrobatic shots. It took three of the wildest days of photography I'd ever gone through. I was paid $2,000 a day. The magazine got twenty-one pages out of it. As usual, I was underpaid given the results.
  The set, like Zappa, was bizarre. They must have spent thousands of dollars on it. There was a house with phony snow and dozens of pink flamingos in front of it. In the background, there was a huge poster of Pat Boone with his penis hanging out. Someone had found a Polaroid and sold it to Larry Flynt, Hustler's publisher. Since he couldn't use it anywhere else, he used it here. Don't ask what the significance of any of this was. I was just doing my job.
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I just wanna lie about one thing right now

The gangster stepped right up,
'N kissed him on the lips good-bye
Made him a
cocksucker by proxy, yes he did,
From: (Cliff Heller)
  Not sure who exactly is referred to but a close friend of nixon's who was a gangster (and called a cocksucker here) kissed nixon on the lips, therefore making Nixon a "cocksucker by proxy" proxy=substitute.
From: (Kerry Yackoboski)
  A proxy is someone who does something in your place; in some instances you might be able to vote by proxy, that is, give someone the right to cast your ballot for you. Cocksucker by proxy means that you didn't do the deed, but someone else did it for you, on your behalf.
From: Evil Bob <>
  For those who are unaware, this is referred to in Mafia circles as "the kiss of death". One version of its practise goes: You kiss the victim in the presence of others as a sign to one and all that here sits a dead man - then later you hire somebody to kill them (or do it yerself).
From: Vladimir Sovetov <>
  Btw, on 1973 YCDTOSA III version it was innocent Phydeau who step up 'n kissed him on the lips good bye.
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An' he didn't even bat an eye!

The man in the White House -- oooh!
He's got a conscience black as sin!
There's just one thing I wanna know --
How'd that asshole ever manage to get in?

Now let's bring the
Republican Party up to date
From: Karl Oberlander <>
  Easy there dude, what makes you think all FZ fans or even FZ himself would want to continue the downward spiral of liberalism and socialism. He looked pretty much like a man who made an upper level living to me. There are conservative Republican FZ fans out here like moi! Thats because I started appreciating FZ back in the mid-60s and my opinion of him and his work have not changed a bit since. Maybe it is because he and I shared a less than politically correct membership in the "white European male descendant" club.
From: (Stan Ivester)
  Frank distinguished between two different types of Republicans--the low-tax, pro-business type (assuming they're sincere, which I seriously doubt) and the religious nutzo type. He didn't mind the former and even identified with them at times since he was after all running a business that had to turn a profit. But I think we all know what he thought of the latter.
  He was also not fond of Republican or Democrat presidents' tencencies to attack third-world countries for fun and profit, nor the complicity of the US media in promoting these adventures.
  I'd advise any FZ fans of similar inclination to check out the writings of Noam Chomsky for a view of US foreign affairs that is quite similar to Frank's, though expressed with far fewer entertaining colloquialisms. (He's just as ironic, though, in his own way.)

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