the big nOte files - 2003/07/12

in short:
- you might have missed some updates on the previous bignOte, so check out the bignOte files - 2003/06/10.
- zappa painting for sale !!
- new releases: die beistelltische, juan de la cruz band, the plastic people of the universe, bonnenhasidic new wave
doctor dark
- next september, bordaux, france, will have it's second zappa festival
- jeff who played the sax on zappa's "joe's garage" album, is called jeff hollie.
- corrie van binsbergen featured on dutch radio 4FM
- david walley website
- john trubee hits the newsstands
- two new french books about zappa
- new french website dedicated to frank zappa
- have you ever heard of the helmut zerlett band?
- short bits

 

ZAPPA PAINTING FOR SALE * ZAPPA PAINTING FOR SALE * ZAPPA PAINTING FOR SALE

If you click on Ralph Morris, you'll not only get his connection with Frank Zappa, but you'll also see that he is the owner of a painting by Frank Zappa.

Mister Morris is selling his painting and asked me to put this ad up.

For Sale:

Painting "Horny" by Frank Zappa
  • 5 ft-4 inches by 24 inches, oil on rigid pressboard
  • signed and dated 1961

(Picture on the right.)

As mister Morris said: "any serious offer will be considered."

You can contact Ralph Morris at:

rdamor@pacbell.net

I also put this ad in the "advertisments" section.  I knew it would come in handy one day.

 

NEW RELEASES * NEW RELEASES * NEW RELEASES * NEW RELEASES * NEW RELEASES

  • die beistelltische: kill ugly radio
        (2003, cd, ger, private release)
    • here's a brandnew album by die beistelltische, german a capella group that performs strictly zappa.
      this is their second album and contains, besides a fair bunch of studio recorded material, also a splendid live version of 'billy the mountain'.
      my favourite track, however, is 'the idiot bastard son'.  gregorian-like chanting included.
      beautiful.
      essential stuff !!
  • juan de la cruz band: up in arms
        (2003, cd, ger, normal records-shadoks music 013)
    •  originally released in 1972 (!!) in the fillipines, this album has now been rereleased on cd in germany.  it includes juan de la cruz's performance of frank zappa's 'mystery roach'.  i like it.  i like the entire album, as a matter of fact.
  • the plastic people of the universe: 1969 - 2001
        (2002, 15cd-box, cz, globus)
    •  i don't know if this is an official release.  globus does mention it on their website, but the story i got was that only 50 boxes were made - by a shop-owner and out of an overstock of osbourne boxes - and this in an attempt to boost sales.
      besides all that, the plastic people of the universe deserve a place in everyone's record collection.  they are a very fine czech underground band.
      one of the discs in this box-set is called "trouble every day" (picture on the right), and includes a coverversion of the very same track.  as you know, originally written by frank zappa.
  • hasidic new wave: kabalogy
        (1999, cd, usa, knitting factory records kfr-239)
    • this one's a bit older.  the hasidic new wave band is a joint effort of frank london and greg wall.  they play some very jazzy stuff, spiced up with a lot of jiddish influences.
      one of the tracks on this album is called 'the frank zappa memorial bris'.  don't ask me why.  it's a nice track, but i don't find any zappa in it.

 

NEWS *  NEWS * NEWS * NEWS * NEWS * NEWS * NEWS * NEWS * NEWS * NEWS * NEWS

DOCTOR DARK -  DOCTOR DARK

doctor dark is preparing to leave for bad doberan, germany.  they still have one gig scheduled in providence, so if you're from the neighbourhood, try to catch them.
  • sunday 2003/07/13  concert 'as220', providence, ri, usa

i was also fortunate enough to get a copy of their 2003/06/06 gig at the 'station 68' in new london, ct, usa, and i have to admit that they sure sound like they will astonish quite a bunch of people in bad doberan.
the set-list included a.o.
'ice cream for crow', 'sun zoom spark', 'i'm gonna booglarize you baby', 'the past sure is tense', 'bat chain pullar', 'moonlight on vermont' and 'electricity'.

  THREE DAY ZAPPA FESTIVAL IN BORDEAUX, FRANCE ( second edition)

A Zappa festival will take place in Bordeaux in September.  http://www.fredunzel.com/graphiose/index.htm

info: Manu

just take a look at these bands:

Thursday september 11, 2003 
Les Polissons play Zappa (Bordeaux)
La Campagnie des Musiques Our play Beefheart 
Zappaventure (Eysines-Izon)

Friday september 12, 2003
Children of Invention (Nice)
Andy Emler (Paris) solo piano
Nasal Retentive Orchestra (Poitiers) plays "Tales of Brave Flegmar", a theatrical piece based on Zappas oeuvre

Saturday september 13, 2003
Graphiose Band (Bordeaux)
Gary Lucas (USA) plays Beefheart (co-production Musiques de Nuit Diffusion) solo guitar
Zapping Buzzband (Suisse)

EXPOSITIONS :
September 11 - 13: expo & video
August 19 - September 15: at the library: all the zappa album covers

MEETINGS/DEBATES
Saturday September 13, 2003
at 12:00h : book signing by Christophe Delbroucke and Guy Darol, who both published books on Zappa

 

 JEFF HOLLIE *  JEFF HOLLIE *  JEFF HOLLIE *  JEFF HOLLIE *  JEFF HOLLIE

 Jeff, the tenor sax player on Joe's Garage, is Jeff Hollie. He also plays on Ike Willis's solo albums.

info: Charles Ulrich

CORRIE VAN BINSBERGEN * CORRIE VAN BINSBERGEN

sunday 2003/07/06, dutch national radio 4 aired a concert of the holland festival 2003.

the "4FM in concert" radio show broadcasted the "electric guitar now" concert from 2003/06/20 incl. corrie van binsbergen's 'movements for electric guitar and orchestra', performed by the radio symphonie orkest, cond. gil rose.

 DAVID WALLEY * DAVID WALLEY * DAVID WALLEY * DAVID WALLEY * DAVID WALLEY

 meet david walley, author of "frank zappa: no commercial potential"

http://walleyswitzend.com/index.htm

 

JOHN TRUBEE

if you're from the norht bay area, you might want to check out the april 24-30, 2003, edition of the north bay bohemian.  this free magazine has an excellent 3-page article on john trubee.

at sf weekly.com, one can find another piece on john trubee. (the article says march 12, 2003)

and last but not least: trubee's excellent article / interview on & with carl franzoni, appeared in scram magazine no.17 - spring 2003.  7 pages, wowie zowie !!

 NEW BOOKS ABOUT ZAPPA

Two new books in French about Zappa, one from Guy Darol - author of "Zappa, la parade de l'homme wazoo" -, the other by Christophe Delbrouck, author of "Chronique discographique" and leader of the NRO cover band. More information about both books on the NRO website : http://nasalretentive.free.fr/

-- info: Manu

 FREDUNZEL DOT COM * FREDUNZEL DOT COM

new French website dedicated to Zappa :http://www.fredunzel.com/

-- info: Manu

PINGUIN MOSCHNER * PINGUIN MOSCHNER * PINGUIN MOSCHNER

During the "Zomerjazzfietstoer", 2002/08/31, Penguin Moschner, Maggie Nichols and Joe Sachse performed Zappa's 'oh no' and 'what's the ugliest part of your body' on tuba, guitar and vocals.

-- info: Willem Schwertmann

 THE HELMUT ZERLETT BAND * THE HELMUT ZERLETT BAND

The Helmut Zerlett Band is the house band of the Harald Schmidt show on german television.  Every now and then, the band plays a Frank Zappa theme.

e.g. 2002/09/12, the band played the main riff of 'i'm the slime' (Frank Zappa)

-- info: Uli Mrosek

 

SHORT BITS

i mentioned the following concerts last time, and it isn't too late to paste them in your busy schedule:
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sex without nails bros. performes frank zappa's rock muzzical "joe's garage".

www.joes-garage-muzzical.com

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Jambangle 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.

Three concerts have been scheduled.  all in belgium.  I don't think i can attend all three, but i'll try.  See you there?

DOES HUMOUR BELONG IN MUSIC, MISS MONEYPENNY ?
special guests : Tom Van Landuyt en Kyoko

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there's a new album out on obst records, called "obst almanach 2003".  it has zappa's 'amnerika', played by matthias haarman, markus hinz and wilfried kaets.

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there's a zappa tribute concert scheduled in metz, france, by the orchestre imaginaire with special guests morgan gren & ruth underwood !!!
> more info next time

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next time:
- union carbide productions
- another zappa coverversion revealed
- zappa sampled by a world music group
- the long-awaited interview with nigey lennon

ZAPPANALE  *  ZAPPANALE  *  ZAPPANALE  *  ZAPPANALE  *  ZAPPANALE  *  ZAPPANALE

for those of you who like to say "hello", i'll be wearing my "united mutations" t-shirt.

http://www.arf-society.de

www.zappanale.de

click here for the flyer


music is the best, peace,

-- peter van laarhoven