The San Bernardino Sun


The San Bernardino Sun is a paid daily newspaper in San Bernardino County, along with a heavy penetration into neighboring Riverside County. (wikipedia)

1989 June 6


At 48, Zappa isn't afraid to face the music
By Bo Emerson, pp D1-D2

On a recent sunny afternoon, Frank Zappa is at home listening to tapes of Soviet musicians, made during a recent trip to Russia, and thinking about bombs. Not the nuclear kind. The homemade variety.

"You see this?" says the smiling musician, holding up a film canister packed with severed match heads and ground-up crayons. "This is a little bomb. I found my son, Ahmet, 14 years old, trying to light this thing last night."  (read more)