Saturday, May 26, 2018


"Commencing Countdown" is the second album by Berlin-based hard rock band Travelin Jack.
I bought it because the liner notes mention a Frank Zappa quote : 'The mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.'
I don't really know if this is a Zappa quote. I've seen it linked to Albert Einstein and even to the Dalaï Lama...
Stevie's website (Parachute Mind) even goes a bit further back :
'Minds are like parachutes. They only function when open'. Sir Thomas Dewar (1864 - 1930)

Anyway, despite mentioning Frank Zappa in the liner notes, there's not really a musical link. "Commencing Countdown" isn't a bad album. Not at all. It's just that I had expected a musical reference as well...

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