the big nOte files - 2003/06/10 - 2003/07/07
okay, i've had some troubles uploading the last month (server
error thing), so what you're seeing now, is some sort of round-up of the latest
message (from early june), combined with news that i have received since that
well, you'll see what i mean.
- new releases: captain beefheart, d'yea (feat.jerry outlaw), jeff
buckley (feat.gary lucas), money shot, another zappanale album, ...
- news: doctor dark in concert, bogus pomp to perform with the florida
orchestra, a new steve vai sampler, keneally, doctor dark, mats & morgan, a new
zappa coverversion, zappa performed at the prague spring festival, wise words
from john trubee, more steve vai news, gene simmons records a track
co-written by frank zappa, die beistelltische performs zappa's music in concert,
& has a new cd out, a ralph records residents contest, the ace nine
website, the central scrutinizer band website,
- additions: pictures and / or info
- don van vliet on dvd
- french magazine has zappa on the cover
- dutch orchestra de ereprijs performs frank zappa's music
NEW RELEASES * NEW RELEASES *
NEW RELEASES * NEW RELEASES * NEW RELEASES
the dream of the dog
(2002, cd, usa, private release)
- we all know project/object
as a band that performs frank zappa's music, but on their
latest, "the dream of the dog", they bring you
improvised music. actually, it is live improvised music, most of
it taken from the improvisational parts / solos during their
concerts. this means that certain tracks have familiar
sounding zappa chords in the back. titles like 'towson kong' or
'chicago kong' should get your imagination going :-)
you'll find all the info on how to get this fine album on www.projectobject.com
(2003, cd, uk, viper cd 015)
- no, it's not a real new album. the captain stopped
making music some twenty years ago. but, yes, it's a new
browsing through the captain's career, displaying recordings
from 1966 to 1981, "railroadism" is an OK album.
of course, it cannot be compared to the captain's real albums,
but it's nice to listen to. the quality is better then i
expected and the choice of songs is good as well.
bassstar mission (1)
(2003, cd, usa, private release)
- and a bassstar mission it is. jerry outlaw (who
you should know as the guitar player in bogus pomp) said: "It's nothing like Bogus Pomp but I'm
very happy with the way it is developing."
well, i'd sure love to see this band live. this is very heavy,
very greasy funk-rock: party music.
i like it a lot, and mr. jerry outlaw throws in a very
mean guitar every now and then - just the way i like it.
beck: shapes of things
(2003, cd, uk, castle music cmqcd 702)
truth is that "shapes of things" is a sampler. but i
also have to say that it collects a lot of tracks that i had
never heard of. it's all jeff beck: screaming lord
sutch & the savages, the nightshift, paul jones,
donovan with the jeff beck group and much, much
be honest, i only mention it here because it also includes three
tracks previously released on the fabulous gto's
"permanent damage" album.
only for brit-pop collectors and / or completists.
- jeff buckley: the grace eps
(2002, 5cd5", uk, columbia 5011782000)
- this little box includes five eps, originally released in
various parts of the world. a very beautiful release.
some of the tracks feature gary lucas on guitar, and, of course,
a couple of the tracks were co-written by gary as well.
- money shot:
(2003, cd, usa, private release ms72319)
- money shot has recently signed a contract with Atlantic
Pacific Entertainment. they're about to release their
first album, and to celebrate / promote this, they have issued a
does not give too much info, but this
little disc sure is a great introduction !
jerry outlaw says: "I played lead guitar on the
recording and wrote parts for all the songs with the other
guitarist, Dana Walsh."
superb lead guitar work, and a deep threatening baritione
voice. my favorite kind of a.o.r. - get it
while you can:
USA (phone: 727-540-9588)
- various artists:
zappanale # 13
(2003, cd, ger, arf society)
- i can't say too much about this beautiful disc. it looks
like a zappa album, it has a lot of different bands on it, and
they all play zappa stuff. - recorded at last year's zappanale.
someone should tell pierrejean gaucher & christophe godin
that they should release their zappanale performance on album.
again, they are the highlight.
- don preston's
akashic ensemble: the inner realities of evolution
(2003, cd, usa, brain records br016)
- the liner notes say that the titles are inspired by a book by
rudolf steiner. i have to say that i am not too familiar
with the steiner school, but i hope that you're not holding that
anyway, don preston's
latest, "the inner realities of evolution", is a very
experimental sounding album. those of you who recall that don
preston used to organise improvisational music sessions in the
early sixties where people were improvising music against movies
that showed protozoa and other funky organisms, will finally get
an idea of what these sessions might have sounded like. besides
the akashic ensemble, bunk gardner and andré cholmondeley
(project/object) also contribute to this album.
- the grandmothers:
a grandmothers night at the gewandhaus
(2003, cd, ger, warner classic 2564600682)
- recorded live in concert at the 'gewandhaus' in leipzig, germany
on march 27, 2003, and performed by the grandmothers (preston,
brock, gardner, estrada) and the chamber orchestra of
mostly zappa material, a couple of preston
compositions and one piece composed by napoleon murphy brock.
this album presents about sixty minutes ot he concert. (a concert
that lasted three and a half hours !!)
and where did i read that there might be a dvd-release scheduled
NEWS * NEWS *
NEWS * NEWS * NEWS * NEWS * NEWS * NEWS * NEWS * NEWS * NEWS
DOCTOR DARK IN CONCERT -
DOCTOR DARK IN CONCERT
the final gigs before doctor dark leaves
for bad doberan, germany, look like this:
- wednesday 2003/06/25 concert 'skybar',
somerville, ma, usa
- thursday 2003/07/10 concert 'iron
horse', northampton, ma, usa
- sunday 2003/07/13 concert 'as220',
providence, ri, usa
KENEALLY ON DUTCH RADIO: BLINDFOLD TEST WITH CHARLES PATER
composer, band leader mike keneally is / was in holland for a
couple of shows. one night, he performed with the metropole
orchestra, and another night he played with jan akkerman.
if all this wasn't adventurous enough, saturday, june 21st, he was the
guest of charles pater on "4fm" radio. in his
"blindfold test", charles confronts his guest with various
recordings (without saying as to what he or she is listening to), asking
his guest to comment.
radio show "4fm: blindforld test with charles pater", dutch
BOGUS POMP TO PERFORM WITH
fred hemmer wrote:
Subject: Bogus Pomp Orchestra Zappa tickets
on sale soon!
Hi Frank Zappa fans!
Bogus Pomp will perform what possibly may be their best show ever on
August 21 at the Tampa Theatre. The gig will feature numerous
orchestral, jazz, rock pieces written by Frank Zappa performed by the
traditional Bogus Pomp members together with about 15 members of the
Florida Orchestra. Unlike the two previous sold out shows with the whole
Florida Orchestra where the two "bands" split duty, this show
will have all 25 musicians on stage performing at the same time for the
whole show. And with an accomplished conductor, Tom Trapp. I don't think
there is anyplace in the U.S. where you could see this other than this
The venue is great. Tampa Theatre is a restored old theater with
remarkable charm. Seats 1400 with a balcony... not a bad seat in the
house. You will feel like you are in a castle courtyard enjoying
fantastic music. Beer and wine is available. Recording, both video and
audio, is welcomed. Just give us a copy please!
Tickets are $27.50 and go on sale Friday, June 27 at 10:00AM. You can
purchase tickets at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com, or at the Tampa Theatre box
office. Hint: The Tampa Theatre has good seats held for their members
and you can join their membership by going to their Website at www.tampatheatre.org . Reduced priced tickets for
students with valid ID are available.
The band has been rehearsing for this for months. Musical scores have
been written specifically for this 25 piece combo. This will be a great
Hope to see you there!
NEW STEVE VAI SAMPLER * NEW
STEVE VAI SAMPLER * NEW STEVE VAI SAMPLER
KENEALLY TO PERFORM WITH JAN
AKKERMAN IN HOLLAND
an evening with mike keneally
featuring special guest jan akkerman
at the 'lux' in nijmegen, the netherlands, 2003/06/10 - 21.00 h
(lux, marienburg 38 - 39, nijmegen, 024-3816855)
mike keneally will play with pieter douma
(bass) and rené creemers (drums).
two musicians that he never played with.
special guest will be jan akkerman.
the concert will be recorded by nps radio.
MORE DOCTOR DARK * MORE DOCTOR DARK *
MORE DOCTOR DARK
|i added a fine picture of the band. (taken by john columbus) - look
here: doctor dark
MATS & MORGAN ARE TOURING
* MATS & MORGAN ARE TOURING
|2003/06/03 mats & morgan playED a concert in
ZAPPA COVERVERSION BY THE
MIST BEETS * ZAPPA COVERVERSION BY THE MIST BEETS
|from the excellent idiot bastard website
…The Mist Beets (a
three-piece band) have included their ‘fairly accurate cover’ of Hungry
Freaks, Daddy on their new CD, Dorkabilly Sounds…
ZAPPA PERFORMED AT THE PRAGUE SPRING FESTIVAL
|the press release said:
Homage to Frank Zappa
Under this title, on Saturday, 17 May 2003, the first production in the
fifty-eight-year history of the Prague Spring Festival to include rock
music will take place in the spaces of the Trades Fair Palace of the
National Gallery, Prague. To mark the tenth anniversary of the premature
death of the composer, the symphonic compositions of Frank Zappa, one of
the most original and most controversial figures of music in the second
half of the twentieth century, will be performed by the Agon Orchestra
conducted by its artistic director Petr Kofroň. The compositions
were made in collaboration with the conductors Pierre Boulez and Zubin
Mehta, the famous InterContemporain ensemble and the Los Angeles
Apart from these works, an utterly individual blend of the ideas of Varčse
and the inspiration of Stravinsky, the performance will be an
opportunity for members of the Pražský výběr rock band to join
forces again – in particular Michal Pavlíček and Michael Kocáb,
both friends and collaborators of Zappa’s, who provided him with the
impetus to visit Prague in 1990.
Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
Prague Spring International Music
Outrage At Valdez
Peaches en Regalia
The Perfect Stranger
Trade Palace, Prague
Conducted by: Petr Kofron
Pražský výběr (Michal Pavlíček and
Petr Kofroň – conductor
JOHN TRUBEE SPEAKS
I woke up at 4 AM today with my brain chewing on these so I had
to get up and write 'em down. Good stuff or BS?
Enervating workaday drudgery sucks the music
out of our souls. Stop the universal zombification
of humanity by the demands of our mindless
consumer culture. Quit your job today and come
play in the park with me!"
"To refuse to acknowledge the dark side
and to always hide pain and disease and death
is to lie about life."
And here's 2 new groovy album titles for your rock band's new album if
you're all sitting around your rehearsal basement trying to think of a
cute or clever title:
- They Spit On Our Shadows
- Murderers Run Free
STEVE VAI: TWO NEW RELEASES
TO ADD IN THE STEVE VAI SECRET JEWEL BOX
|from the steve vai newsletter:
"The wait is finally over: Steve Vai's Archives
Volumes 3 and 4 will be released on Steve's birthday - June
6, 2003, and available only through Vai.com's
Online Store. And for those who have not yet bought the Secret Jewel
Box but are interested in doing so, a limited number of these are still
available - and can be bought along with the two new archives CDs for a
VOLUME 3 (MYSTERY TRACKS) is a compilation of Steve's bonus tracks
featured on Japanese releases of his CDs, along with promotional tracks,
songs featured on other albums and unreleased/demo tracks.
VOLUME 4 (VARIOUS ARTISTS) is a collection of songs Steve has
contributed to other projects and records including Public Image Ltd.,
tracks from the Hendrix tribute In From The Storm with the London
Symphony Orchestra, and a collaboration with Chick Corea from The
Songs Of West Side Story, among others.
NEW RELEASES FROM FAVORED
NATIONS * NEW RELEASES FROM FAVORED NATIONS
JOHN TRUBEE: ANTIPOEM FOR THE
----- Original Message -----
From: "John V Trubee
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2003
Subject: Antipoem For The Day
The World's Injustices
Copyright c 2003 John Trubee
It makes me mad
When I think about all the
idiots in the world
Who do so little
Yet have so much
And all they can do is argue
And start fights over nothing
While other people
Work so hard and get so
And are pushed back
Again and again and again
What little they have is
taken from them
They sit alone
And have nothing
And no one gives a damn.
It would topple me into
If I were to brood on all
The injustices in the world.
I support the earnest
And I despise the spoiled
And I call each for who they
And if I can infuriate the
By flinging their shit back
It'll make me happy.
ABBA ZABA CHEWY TAFFY PEANUT
beefheartians look at
for abba zaba chewy taffy peanut butter
info: hans-peter schmidt
MORE JOHN TRUBEE * MORE JOHN
"Is the individual forever to be crushed
beneath the wheels of commerce?"
(reflecting on the current legal action
Unocal Corporation for its collusion with
junta in Myanmar which raped, killed, and
PO Box 4921
Santa Rosa Ca 95402 USA
"A junkyard dog staked to a short chain chasing himself
in tight circles of sorrow and madness."
|"Every word is a lie."
(reflecting on the idea espoused by
that words and language parses out our
experience of reality into discrete bits
so that we
are unable to perceive the universe as
thing as does a god or a newborn infant.)
GENE SIMMONS RECORDS TRACK
CO-WRITTEN BY FRANK ZAPPA
Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will
feature songs co-written by Bob Dylan and FZ. The as-yet-untitled disc,
for which no release date has been set, will be released on Gene's own
label through Sanctuary Records. He plans to build a song around an
unused Zappa riff, titled Black Tongue. "The plan is for Dweezil,
Ahmet, and everybody to play on it, and to take Frank's voice and create
a brand new song. It's very dark, very sort of King Crimson, In The
Court Of The Crimson King-kind of sound, with 7/8 time.".
(info: Marco Kalnenek)
BEISTELLTISCHE: IN CONCERT
& NEW ALBUM
|sunday 2003/07/06, die beistelltisch will be playing frank
zappa's music in concert at 'der musa', göttingen, germany.
the guys also have a new album out:
NEW RALPH CONTEST (in 2
Friends, relatives, countrymen, allies, androids, and illuminati:
Ralph is proud to announce a new contest in two
parts and we hope you can
take part. Let us explain...
We welcome you to use your favorite medium:
paint, chalk, pen, polaroid, photoshop, pencil, photocopies, or any
combination thereof. What are you making? Use any of those (or other)
elements to create a rendtion of a Residents related image. This could
be a memory from a show, a fictious scenario (The Residents at a
campfire with Roy Rogers, The
Residents vs. Jason and Freddy etc), a picture created in yer mind's eye
by a lyric or song, recreation of Residents album covers. You could even
make a short comic, political cartoon, hentai, animae...you name it.
That's just the beginning...for more details go
and read up on the further details -
thanks for staying tuned...
The Ralph Crew
additions - including pictures - but i could use some extra info on some of these...
the calvanes: in
(2001, cd, usa, hightone records hcd8130) -
incl.'memories of el monte' (frank zappa) & 'mary lou'
amor sucio: total... 3
(1992, lp, spain, triquinoise producciones) – incl. ‘dirty love’ (frank
alternative tv: the image has cracked
(1978, lp, uk, deptford fun city) - incl. 'why don't you do
me right' (frank zappa)
harvest / green coyote
(1976, 7", uk, virgin records vs168)
eugene chadbourne: psychad
(1997, lp, ger, swamp room records) – incl. ‘how can i be such a
fool?’ (frank zappa)
(1986, lp, su, melodia) – incl. ‘harder than your husband’ (frank zappa)
the underdogs: there will come a time / fine jung thing
(1969, 7", nz, zodiac records z 451344) – ‘there
will come a time’ (= ‘take your clothes off' (frank zappa))
the covergirls: show me
(19??, lp, usa, ??) - feat. dweezil zappa on 'love
band: out demons out
(1986, lp, ger, harvest 062-2607241) - incl. 'dropout
boogie' (don van vliet)
lp, us, mgm se 4414) - arrangements by
captain beefheart & his magic band: strictly personal
(1968, lp, usa, blue thumb)
ward: announcing to all disc jockeys - the all new dynamic duo !
ant-bee: pure electric honey (1)
(1990, lp, usa, voxx vxs 200.056) - feat.rantin'&
ravin'(bob & suzanne harris)
lone rhino (1)
lp, ??, island il 9751)
beefheart: another chapter from the lives and times of captain beefheart
(19??, 2lp-bootleg, ??, ??)
beefheart: top secret
(1984, picture disc, uk, design)
carla bley / paul haines:
escalator over the hill
2lp, usa, polygram) - feat. don preston
band: a bunch of 45s
(1975, lp, uk, harvest) - incl. 'dropout boogie' (don van
artists: audio 13
(1995/10, mag + cd, greece, ??) - incl. frank
zappa: 'cletus awreetus awrightus'
artists: audio 15
(1995/12, mag + cd, greece, ??) - incl.frank zappa: 'holiday in berlin, full blown'
ärzte: doktorspiele unzensiert (jetzt erst recht)
(????, cd-bootleg, ger, subversive rock productions srp 010)
– incl. ‘stick it out’,’what's the
ugliest part of your body’ (frank zappa)
artists: audio 16
(1996/01, mag + cd, greece, ??) - incl. frank zappa: 'sofa
(1996/06, mag + cd, greece, ??) - the mothers of
invention: 'anyway the wind blows'
(1997/07, mag + cd, greece, ??)
pavel bobek: starnouci mladek
(1984, lp, cs, panton) – incl. ‘harder than your husband’ (frank zappa)
armatrading: the key
lp, nl, a & m amlx 64912) - feat.adrian belew
who did a frank zappa sculpture
black: welcome back (2)
(1980, lp, usa, helios recs)
- feat. various ex-mothers of invention
carl black and the mannish boys: a lil'dab'l
do ya (4)
lp, usa, amazing am-1013) - incl.'big leg emma'
(1972, lp, usa, lizard) - feat. jimmy carl black, roy
estrada, lowell george
david lee roth:
(1988, cd5"-promo, usa, warner brothers pro-cd-2956)
- feat. & co-produced by steve vai
project/object: absolutely live
(2000, cd, usa, phoenix media group 3020) - feat. ike
willis, gary lucas, joe deninzon, all comp. by frank zappa
DON VAN VLIET ON DVD * DON
VAN VLIET ON DVD * DON VAN VLIET ON DVD
- anton corbijn: some
(2003, dvd, can, dr-4354)
- we knew this fabulous piece of video on vhs, and now it's out
on dvd as well.
"some yoyo stuff" is an observation of the
observations of don van vliet and documented on film by anton
this documentary only lasts for about 13 minutes, but every
second of it is just great! essential stuff.
i can't tell you much about codes and zones and whatever dvd
parameters that you should know about. i can only say that
it plays on my yurippean dvd player and that it's great.
GUITAR PART: VIVA ZAPPA *
GUITAR PART: VIVA ZAPPA * GUITAR PART: VIVA ZAPPA
- guitar part n°110
(2003/05, mag, fr, studio press)
- it has been a while since i noticed frank zappa on the cover
of a magazine.
the may 2003 edition of guitar part magazine had a 7-page
article on frank zappa, written by j.-b.méchernane:
"zappa was a rolling stone".
DE EREPRIJS PERFORMS ZAPPA *
DE EREPRIJS PERFORMS ZAPPA
|de ereprijs is a dutch orchestra that counts 14
musicians that plays compositions of contemporary composers. they have
performed a 'frank zappa suite' in concert on a regular basis.
- 2001/01/15 concert 'burgerzaal', apeldoorn, the
- de ereprijs
- le sacre du printemps (stravinsky)
- frank zappa suite (zomby woof, sofa, echidna's arf (of
you), duke of prunes) (frank zappa)
- toy story 3 (jeroen van dijk)
they will perform a concert at the 'plusetage' in baarle nassau in
the netherlands on saturday june 14, 2003.
i don't know if they're to perform their 'frank zappa suite'.
-- info: tom baeten
- 2003/06/08 dutch radio show "4fm": mike keneally &
the metropole orkest live in concert at 'paradiso' in amsterdam, the
netherlands, followed by an interview with keneally
- "the universe will provide" (mike keneally,
orchestrated by mike keneally & chris opperman)
- all of them were quiet
- archaic peace strategies
- worried word
- spoon guy
- four slices of toast
- not just flutes
- 2003/06/09 belgian radio show "cucamonga": peter
vermeersch and claude coppens talk about "the purple
cucumber", the frank zappa tribute
there's a new sampler out that carries a frank zappa track:
various artists: the best prog rock album in the world... ever!
* * * *
Rockette Morton Home Page with some info on his new CD "Love
* * *
"Forgiveness encourages your enemies to
sucker punch you again tomorrow." (--John Trubee)
* * * *
the performance of frank zappa's "joe's garage" at the jutters
festival, had an extra performance.
2003/06/17 try-out, 'de meerse', hoofddorp, the netherlands
2003/06/18 try-out 'parktheater', alphen a/d rijn, the
2003/06/20 performance 'juttersfestival', wijk aan zee, the
2003/06/21 performance 'juttersfestival', wijk aan zee, the
band consisted of
frans van deursen
: vocals / trumpet
freek kroon :
vocals / drums
milan kracht :
murk jiskoot :
egon kracht :
bass - musical director
* * * *
sex without nails bros. performes frank zappa's rock muzzical
- 2003/07/23 concert 'delphi showpalast', hamburg, germany
- 2003/07/24 concert 'columbia fritz', berlin, germany
* * * *
is a belgian
jazz band. they were asked to do something with zappa's music and ended up
doing something with zappa, james bond themes and own compositions.
concerts have been scheduled. all in belgium. I don't think i can
attend all three, but i'll try. See you there?
HUMOUR BELONG IN MUSIC, MISS MONEYPENNY ?
special guests :
Tom Van Landuyt en Kyoko
juli Brosella Folk &
Jazz , (around Brussels, somewhere)
juli 't Rivierenhof -
Deurne (near Antwerp)
Feesten - Bij St Jacobs (Ghent)
* * * *
during the holland festival, mike keneally did a clinic on wednesday june
11 at 'de ijsbreker' in amsterdam, the netherlands.
* * * *
i added the address for the ace nine
* * *
i also added the address for the central
scrutinizer band website. too bad that i don't understand it.
zappa: the day the earth stood still
(2003, 2cd-bootleg, ger, moustache's magic music
- the complete dortmund concert from 1988/05/05 on 2cds.
digipac, great artwork and some misleading info (mike keneally
on trumpet ??)
ZAPPANALE * ZAPPANALE *
ZAPPANALE * ZAPPANALE * ZAPPANALE *
for those of you who like to say "hello", i'll be wearing my
"united mutations" t-shirt.
click here for the
music is the best, peace,
-- peter van laarhoven