Notes and Comments

Previous entry This Album Refs Global N&C Refs Songs Index Next entry

  To Album Refs
To Global Refs
Andy de vine
  To Album Refs
To Global Refs
Had a thong rind
From: unknown
  What's the reference to Andy Divine about? All I know is that he was a cowboy movie star but, that was before my time.
From: Chris Dumas <>
  Andy Devine can be seen in Stagecoach, among other westerns, and also in a brief scene in that timeless classic Myra Breckenridge -- I think he's playing poker in his underwear.
From: (Bill Lantz)
  A thong rind, according to FZ, is that callous that builds up when one wears sandels of the thong variety. I guess Andy Devine must have had one. But other folks have said this song is about Todd Rundgren. And no, I don't think Dean Martin had anything to do with it.
From: Cal Schenkel <>
  I remember Pamela Miller and some other GTO's talking about Andy Devine's Thong Rind (they ran into him hitch-hiking or something) in the kitchen at Frank's. (As I understand it, it's a callous formed from wearing thong footwear).
From: Patrick Neve (
  How Sinister!
From: Steve Wik <>
  Well, if you believe Nigey Lennon (and this is one of the reasons why I think she's full of shit) the song "Andy" is somehow actually about her and the "thong rhind" in question has something to do with the aftereffects of some kind of sexual act she performed with a large shoe for Frank's amusement. She says this in her book, but never explains how a song with lyrics that speak of an ACTUAL PERSON (who is intrinsically NOT Nigey) could really somehow be secretly about her. I suspect that if we knew more about Andy Devine and what his role on the tv show was, the thong rhind thing would become appearent.
From: Vladimir Sovetov <>
  See Calvin's comments about OSFA cover. Intoduction II.
From: Gary Worsham <>
  I saw THE Andy Devine in John Huston's "The Red Badge of Courage" based on the novel of the same name by Stephen Crane. He plays the part of the "Cheerful Soldier".
From: John Henley <>
  Gary, was your childhood deprived of the wonders of "Wild Bill Hickok" reruns, with Guy Madison as Bill and Andy Devine as "Jingles"? For a while there, I couldn't get away from the guy. Then when I got older and started collecting old radio shows, I discovered that Andy was a regular on The Jack Benny Show between 1936 and 1940, on which he was a real audience favorite.
  "Hey, Wild Bill, wait fer me!!"
Ben Watson writes:
  "In 'Andy' Zappa faults the fake by reference to externals, a view of inner/outer that refuses the pious chicanery of transcendent innerness."
-from "The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play"

Previous entry This Album Refs Global N&C Refs Songs Index Next entry

SOVA NOSE Any proposal? I'd like to hear!
Provocation, compilation and design © Vladimir Sovetov, 1994-2004
You could download, copy and redistribute this material freely as long as you keep copyright notice intact and don't make any profite on it.