April 28, 2004

Doors of Mirth and Mystery

Stephen Pollard discovers (a) that there's a Norwich Peace Council (Canaries Rule OK); and (b) Melanie Griffith's official website.

(a) probably wouldn't make me giggle quite so much if I hadn't spent quite so much time in Norwich, but since I have, it does.

And (b) may be the single greatest thing I've ever seen on the internet. Be sure to check out Door #2 ("Intimacy", a.k.a. "In 2 Me C") for A Glimpse into Melanie's Life. And Door #1 (i.e., The Magic Door.)

Stephen says it's "beyond parody." Come on man, you say that like it's a negative thing.

My judgment may be a little off, though, I admit. I've been up for like a zillion hours. And it's been Starbuck's/bar/Starbuck's/bar/Starbuck's/bar over and over since around 6 am in downtown Phila. I'm half asleep, but also twitching wildly. It's a wonder they haven't thrown me out yet. (The guy at the next table assures me there aren't actually any bugs crawling all over my arms, and I don't need to keep swatting at them. Hey, for some reason he just moved to a different table. Suit yourself, sir; more for me.) I've got two hours more to go till I can show up at the club. Four or five hours after that, I'll be playing, which is kind of hard to imagine at this point. Ain't life grand?

Posted by Dr. Frank at April 28, 2004 09:23 PM | TrackBack

ah the delirium of sleep deprivation...
does the "rock n roll lifestyle" really
provide so little opportunity for it?

enjoy it nonetheless...its good times

Posted by: just me at April 28, 2004 09:52 PM

Sleep deprivation is a funny thing. Have you been drinking, Frank? Because sleep deprivation + drinking = comic genius!


Check it out and let me know what you think. Hopefully it will become a great place for bored people to come and read about My Stupid Life. Ha! An MTX reference! I'm awesome.

Good luck with the show, Frank! You'll be fine!

...in reviewing this message, it's apparent that I looooooo-o-ve exclamation points!!!


Posted by: Dave Danger at April 29, 2004 12:52 AM

Melanie’s munificence is a bit overwhelming…as is the In 2 Me C photo gallery. Her advice to the self-diagnosed Vicodin addict is nothing short of brilliant. Dr. Frank has a long way to go before his modest blog matches Ms. Griffith’s totally amazing, fun filled website. He can start by creating a Magic Door of his own (maybe call it a Secret Door – just in case she’s taken the precaution of copyrighting Magic Door). A free screensaver would be a sweet touch, too.

Can one detect sarcasm when sleep-deprived?

Posted by: j. francis at April 29, 2004 01:48 AM


Posted by: Old Man From Najaf at April 29, 2004 07:43 AM

Old Man from Najaf,

Beautiful image! Tell us about it, please.

Posted by: Monster with a Shoe at April 29, 2004 05:07 PM

Here is something that Frank and his minions may be interested in learning about:


Posted by: Zaphod Beeblebrox at April 29, 2004 05:20 PM


Posted by: Dave Bug at April 29, 2004 11:37 PM

Doctor Francis,
You have had shows in NYC in the begining of may for a few years now.... the begining of may is my birthday. My fiance brought me to your show last year for my birthday. We are amoungst your biggest fans. I hung out with you at an MTX show when i was 17 back in 97(8) and my bro and I bought you a few beers. (the show you played with the queers and parasites) anyways I am rambling. Last year she had gotten a full time teaching gig and had to work on monday, thus making us leave early on sunday night and not seeing you play. ALL YEAR SHE APOLIGIZED FOR NOT LETTING ME SEE YOU PLAY ACOUSTIC. i TELL HER IT IS OK EVEN THOUGH I HAVE BEEN PISSED. i WILL BE THERE ON SUNDAY, IF i MUST LEAVE EARLY AGAIN WILL YOU PLEASE PLAY OUTSIDE THE CLUB OR SOMETHING FOR US.... JUST 2 TUNES, "EVEN HITLER HADA GIRLFRIEND" AND WHATEVER ELSE YOU WANNA PLAY. If you want money I will pay you! I was sick this year and coulndt come to brooklyn to see MTX. DR. Frank you rock man, Ive been a huge fan since 94. Rock on man. Peace brother.
Dave Beinlich

Posted by: Dave Beinlich at April 30, 2004 06:09 AM

I agree with Dave. Dr. F should open his guitar case and play on the sidewalk. He's sure to make a few quarters.
I can't wait for Sunday night. I'm going to be dead tired for work the next morning, but hearing Frank do some rocking will be worth it.

I always wondered what bands did when they got into a new city early and had to wait around to play. Very funny.

Posted by: jordan at April 30, 2004 06:40 PM

After a band/musician has been around for a LONG time, shouldn't there be a point to where he/she understands that his/her fanbase isn't high-school and college kids anymore and that he/she would get a better crowd draw from his/her now older fans if he/she were to do weekend shows or start the show at say 8pm rather than 11pm or after? I don't know, I may be an ass for stating this assertion, but it would make sense to a shlep like me.

Posted by: Zaphod Beeblebrox at April 30, 2004 07:31 PM

Hey guys though I would like Frank to play earlier, I believe Ian calls the shots and Ian knows that Frank draws the most fans, who also drink the most and consequently be more inclined to tip. If it were Frank's show, I'm sure he'd play at a reasonable time. Just some food for thought.

Posted by: Bill at April 30, 2004 08:14 PM

That melanie griffith website made me swoon. I think her chitchat room is dreamy. Thank you Dr. Frank, thank you! Chitchat indeed!

Posted by: sheckie at April 30, 2004 09:06 PM

Melanie's picture gallery --Just goes to show that once you take away the million dollar makeup artists and FX studios that the Hollywood hottie look like any other girl that you may see walking down the street on any given day. Makes me feel a little bit better about my averageness.

Posted by: Zaphod Beeblebrox at May 1, 2004 12:22 AM


ala homer simpson

Posted by: just me at May 5, 2004 07:36 PM

I agree. Leave it up to old Zaphod Beeblebrox to provide some entertainment.

Did you guys hear that John Kerry has chosen a running mate? It's the first female VP candidate since Geraldine Ferraro (or whatever her name was). She is also the first African-American VP candidate. Give up on who it is? Aunt Jamima!! hahahaha

Speaking of the Waffle king, try this for some fun.

Go to GOOGLE and do a search for Waffles. Result: hahahaha

Do the same for miserable failure. Result: hahahahaha

Okay, uncle Zaphod is done entertaining for now. I'll be here all week. Show's over kiddies. GO HOME ALREADY!!!

Posted by: Zaphod Beeblebrox at May 6, 2004 12:51 AM

Learn Linux.

Posted by: Stephen at May 8, 2004 01:54 PM

Not sure if you any posters here are on Orkut.com, but I was startled to see that of all the communities on the site, an MTX one didn't exist - so join the one I created if you're on. And if you haven't been invited to join orkut (google's "invite-only" version of friendster), drop me a line on my site and I'll send an invite your way.

Posted by: nick at May 9, 2004 06:22 AM

you're lucky, frank. your journal never breaks down all the damn time.

Posted by: Alejandra at May 10, 2004 05:12 AM

Oh, great. Somebody's now Google-bombing Frank's blog so it'll not only be associated with Neo-Nazis but with zoophilacs and rapists as well. Oh Frank, where art thou?

Posted by: Zaphod Beelblebrox at May 10, 2004 06:01 PM

yeah, that sucks.

Posted by: Alejandra at May 11, 2004 05:42 AM

Where are you, Dr. Frank?

Posted by: X at May 12, 2004 09:04 PM

Interesting...The archives are still here, but everything's cut off from the home page.

Might be a good time to switch over to Blogger. The new design templates they have rock. (Ben's site look definitely moved up a couple notches with the upgrade.)

Posted by: Dave Bug at May 13, 2004 03:29 PM