a real soundtrack for an imaginary spy film
Episode Forty-Three - THE
PHANTOM SURFER'S GREAT ESCAPE
Copyright © 2002 - 2006 Arthur Jarvinen
& Merch (coming)
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Exploding Island explodes (duh!), causing a
wave of tsunami proportions.
The Invisible Guy escapes by grabbing an exact replica of a Vox Phantom 12 string electric guitar – only one of the many indistinguishable-from-the-original knock-offs to emerge from The Diabolical Factory And Outlet Store -and surfing on it to safety while whipping out some exceptionally cool surf riffs with his toes.
Meanwhile, Mojo Stang attempts to reach his mini-sub moored in the escape tunnel in the bowels of his Elaborate And Extravagantly Equipped Criminal Research Facility and Activity Center (usually referred to simply as EaEECRFaAC for convenience), but due to the electrical shorts caused by the explosions his private elevator malfunctions and he becomes the final victim of his own custom-made execution device (not unlike, as you will no doubt recall, the Commandant in Franz Kafka's In the Penal Colony, except that Mojo Stang's elevator can't write).
“Hey Skeeter, look what
washed up on shore. It must have come from that exploding island.
You know what they say man; finders keepers!".
"Why, that’s a Vox
12 string, my friend. Shitty guitar, but very cool just the same.
Yeah; losers weepers."
Claude, overhearing from
his spot in the sun only a short distance
speculates on the potential future value of even such a mediocre -
admittedly stylish for its time – instrument in the collectors market,
as he prepares to pop the lid of a Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray after setting
in disappointment a borrowed copy of The Tube Amp Book, which
far as he can tell is mostly an ad for the author's real product, and
nearly as informative as it ought to be.
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1 = a"
of wave, above, from the Irish surfing pictures
page of the Power Source Surfboards website, uncredited.
Frank Zappa's admonition quoted
pages is from his liner notes to The Chrome Plated Megaphone of Destiny,
on We're Only In It For the
Money, which was inspired by
short story In the Penal
Colony. And speaking of Kafka-esque - how would you explain it?