the big nOte files - february 2006
updated February 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21
& 22, 2006
please send additions & corrections to bignOte@yucom.be
|ZZZZZ||André Cholmondeley 2006 02 22|
|ZZZZZ||Trubee's Pompous Quotes For The Day #5|
|ZZZZZ||The Bath Tub Ring|
|ZZZZZ||Trubee's Pompous Quotes For The Day #4|
|ZZZZZ||Trubee's Pompous Quotes For The Day #3|
|ZZZZZ||Vai dot com charity auctions|
|ZZZZZ||Trubee's Pompous Quotes For The Day #2|
|ZZZZZ||Vai goes East|
|ZZZZZ||Trubee's Pompous Quotes For The Day #1|
|ZZZZZ||Mike Keneally: The Universe Will Provide|
|ZZZZZ||Don Preston on tour|
|ZZZZZ||Elton Dean meets the Wrong Object|
|ZZZZZ||From the Cuneiform newsletter|
|ZZZZZ||Pamela Des Barres|
|ZZZZZ||The Wrong Object meets Harry Beckett|
|ZZZZZ||Zappa & Pink Floyd|
|ZZZZZ||Zappa Plays Zappa|
|ZZZZZ||Marc Godfroid - Ronny Verbiest Project|
|ZZZZZ||Adrian Belew at Zappanale|
|ZZZZZ||Zappa at Knebworth|
|ZZZZZ||The Keneallist 20060207|
|ZZZZZ||The Zappa Varèse album - the Peter Eötvös interview|
|ZZZZZ||Zappa Trouble Every Day bootleg|
|ZZZZZ||Zappa Olympia bootleg|
|ZZZZZ||Central Scrutinizer Band|
|ZZZZZ||The Wrong Object|
|ZZZZZ||Zappa bootleg DVD|
|ZZZZZ||Zappa on the cover of a 1971 magazine|
|ZZZZZ||Steve Vai CBS Special|
|ZZZZZ||Bogus Pomp updates|
|ZZZZZ||Fat Maw Rooney|
|ZZZZZ||Zappa's Varèse album|
|ZZZZZ||Zappa in Amougies|
|ZZZZZ||The Orchestra Del Teatro La Fenice|
|ZZZZZ||Adrian Belew will be headlining Zappanale 17|
|ZZZZZ||The Trio Of Stridence|
|ZZZZZ||Zappa bootleg DVD alert|
|ZZZZZ||200 Motels on bootleg DVD - again?|
|the January 2006 newsletter can be found at thebignotefiles - 2006/01|
|the concert calendar|
From André Cholmondeley, 2006 02 22
Hey folks. a lot going on. Too much, perhaps, yikes!!!
Project Object plans... Don Preston dates...gettiing a CD project done... getting ready for my premier show with DOOT...(MARCH 3, Ct) .....I am trying to remember to sleep as I complete plans on the quick DON PRESTON run in England/Holland/Ireland. Project/Object's MISSION ACCOMPLISHED 2006 tour is about to post dates as well -- right now we have these, more coming in days!!!:
PROJECT OBJECT WITH IKE WILLIS
Don Preston Akashic Ensemble - Europe MARCH 2006
TRUBEE'S POMPOUS QUOTES FOR THE DAY #5
THE BATH TUB RING
from Robert Foetsch, February 2006:
if you want to hear the "prodigy" genius of Tommy Mars, get your hands on a 45 rpm record on SPARKY label, when he(Tommy Mariano) was a member of "The BATH TUB RING". Tommy played keyboard and sang backing vocals on Side A; 'PITY ME' and sang lead vocal, alternating with Walt Sorrentino and played a VICIOUS OUTRAGEOUS SOLO on 'COUNTRY GIRL CITY MAN'. The Members of the BATH TUB RING, also known as the INTRIGUES, at times consisted of JOE "SQUAW" ADAMAITAS - vocals, BOBBY FOETSCH - guitar, TOMMY EDMONDS - drums, WALT SORRENTINO - guitar, and JERRY JOHNSON - bass. they were out of Naugatuck, CT.
TRUBEE'S POMPOUS QUOTES FOR THE DAY #4
"People who stupidly esteem money above all else mistake lubrication for essence."
Okay, I'm way too late with this, but I still think it's informative.
Glenn Holmes e-mailed me this on February 3.
About a week later, Les Paul received the Grammy.
OPPERMAN PERFORMS ON GRAMMY-NOMINATED RECORDING
Virtuoso Opperman Is Guest Artist on Instrumental Song From Legendary
Guitarist Steve Vai
Award-winning composer/pianist Chris Opperman has a lot to be smiling
about these days. Recently, Opperman appeared on "Lotus Feet,"
an instrumental song on Real Illusions: Reflections, the newest album from
multiple-Grammy winner Steve Vai.
Composed by Vai and performed by Vai with Holland's Metropole Orkest,
featuring Chris Opperman on piano, "Lotus Feet" has been
nominated in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category of the Grammy
Awards, airing worldwide on February 8, 2006.
Opperman's musical ability first came to Vai's attention through
Opperman's critically acclaimed 2001 solo piano album, Klavierstucke. Vai
commented, "These days it's rare to hear a person squeeze the most
out of the performance potential of a non-electronic instrument. On this
album, Chris explores harmony, melody and virtuosity on the piano with
lofty and magnificent insight."
In 2003, Mike Keneally, who gained fame performing with Frank Zappa, was
commissioned by Co de Kloet of NPS Radio Holland to compose a piece for
full orchestra to be performed by the Metropole Orkest. Keneally tapped
Opperman to be his co-orchestrator, and the collaboration resulted in the
album The Universe Will Provide, named one of the Best Albums of 2004 by
the Internet's All-Music Guide, a definitive music resource used widely
within the industry.
In a similar commission, Opperman was hired by Vai to orchestrate some of
Vai's music, including "For the Love of God," a Vai signature
song. Vai also hired Opperman as a guest artist on acoustic piano for the
2004 live-performance recordings of this material, which included
"Lotus Feet." This resulted in the version on Vai's album that
is now nominated for a Grammy.
In addition to his work with Vai and Keneally, Opperman has just released
his fourth album, Beyond the Foggy Highway, on his Purple Cow Records
label. Beyond the Foggy Highway is a collection of live tracks from
Opperman's 2002-2004 Los Angeles-area performances. "Opperman's
playing is fantastic," raves the All-Music Guide, "and really
shows that Chris Opperman is not only a great player and composer, but a
fine improviser and a talented bandleader as well."
Opperman's other three albums include 1998's rock album Oppy Music, Vol.
I: Purple, Crayon, a popular favorite on college radio stations. The album
was produced by Mike Keneally, who noted that "Opperman's music
occupies a hitherto unexplored region between rock, jazz, and contemporary
Exploring the more classical aspects of his music, Opperman followed up
with his solo classical album of acoustic piano music, Klavierstucke. In
2004, Opperman released a collection of duets, Concepts of Non-linear
Time, which features collaborations with Cirque du Soleil violinist Robert
Thompson, Mike Keneally and others.
Opperman is currently working on his fifth release, a studio rock album.
His future plans also include a fall 2006 tour with his band Special Opps,
which will feature members of the acclaimed Zappa cover band
Opperman's music is available for purchase from several online retailers
including iTunes, cdbaby.com, amazon.com, and from his Website,
oppymusic.com. On February 8, 2006, the Grammy Awards international
broadcast airs on CBS affiliates nationwide.
TRUBEE'S POMPOUS QUOTES FOR THE DAY #3
"Oftentimes those who take inordinate pride of ownership in their cars do so because they lack any innate skills, talents, unique abilities, or ideas with which they can express their nonexistent individuality."
TRUBEE'S POMPOUS QUOTES FOR THE DAY #2
Check out www.vai.com for details:
TRUBEE'S POMPOUS QUOTES FOR THE DAY #1
"I hope your favorite professional sports team continually loses.
You need to be punished for supporting such a stupid activity."
Mike Keneally and the Metropole Orkest
"The Universe Will Provide"
Conductor Jurjen Hempel
(Bryan Beller on bas)
Sunday March 12, 2006
Lange Begijnstraat 11
the concert starts at 14.30 h
Tickets € 28/€ 25/€22
Order tickets by phone :0900- 7445427 (45cpm)
-- Reinier Parengkuan
Bogus Pomp in Jacksonville
POMP is performing from 9
p.m.-1 a.m. on
Saturday, Feb. 25 at Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jacksonville Beach.
are $10. 246-BIRD. Would love to see you there.
This is a bigshow for us -- our first in Northeast Florida. We could use your support. Thanks !!
Hello All, In 2001 I created my first bust of Frank Zappa. Because of an increase in foundry costs I recently started selling the 10 inch (25.4) bronze Frank Zappa Bust for $2500. For those of you that purchased the bronze versions some time ago the purchase price was $1500. So it now proves you made a good investment. I have however been able to keep the cost down on the bonded bronze versions and have them still available at a couple sizes. I would like to say Thank You to all those who have invested in my work and those who have helped me and the project by link me to your websites, all of which has helped me continue work on the Frank Zappa Memorial. Although I have not found a location yet for this memorial I am positive I will someday, it just may take some time. I have also made a bust of Edgard Varese which will be incorporated into the memorial sculpture. I have added an updated price list for the busts below. Thanks Again for your interest!
-- Michael Keropian
Here are the prices and different size Zappa/Varese busts.
Frank Zappa 10.25 inch busts:
FZ Bronze edition of (50)..........$2500
FZ Bonded Bronze edition of (350)......$300
Frank Zappa 5.5 inch busts:
FZ Bronze edition of (50).........$1500
FZ Bonded Bronze or Bonded Clay Finish edition of (350)....$100
Varese 7 inch busts:
Varese Bronze edition of (50)........$1800
Varese Bonded Bronze or Bonded Clay Finish edition of (350)......$100
Shipping not included. I can calculate shipping costs with your zip code. Most items are cast per order and may take up to 4 weeks for bonded bronze and 8 weeks for bronze. If the item is not in stock it generally takes 3-4 weeks for bonded bronze (resin), and 6-8 weeks for items in bronze.
From André Cholmondeley's newsletter:
Don Preston on tour
FROGGS GO PHISHIN’
The last three Frogg shows have been a blast and it was a great honor to have Page McConnell of Phish sit in with us at Nectar’s in Burlington, VT! Page watched our set and then came up on stage to play keys on 2001, it was pretty wild! Pic at http://froggcafe.com/
Thanks to Page and Alex Budney at Nectar’s for making this possible. We will be following the lines north very soon for another show, TBA
a big thanks to our friends in Moodras and Fluttr Effect, it was great
playing with you guys at Canno’s and The Knitting Factory last week.
OUR LITTLE OLIVE BRANCH
Lieto (Nick’s new daughter) has a name now!
Olivia Rose Lieto, mom and dad are doing great (a little tired, I
imagine) and Olivia is thankful that she is not named Deltitnu Gagutz
anymore. She will be starting
on Tenor Sax lessons in about 5 years in preparation for the 25 year Frogg
Café Reunion at Nearfest in the year 2026.
FROGG CAFÉ LIVE
on in, the water is fine!
Vessela of Fluttr Effect told me that tickets
were almost sold out for this show. This
is going to be a CD release party for the Fluttr peeps.
Plus Vess (marimba) is going to sit in with the Froggs on a Zappa
tune or two…
this e-mail finds you well, see you out there.
ELTON DEAN MEETS THE WRONG OBJECT
FROM THE CUNEIFORM NEWSLETTER
The British saxophonist Elton Dean died early last week. He was an absolutely brilliant musician, a good-hearted man, and a friend to all of us at Cuneiform. Elton had worked with Cuneiform for years, releasing various solo and group recordings with us in addition to the dozens of lps and CDs he released on the British label Hux and other indie labels, including Ogun, Slam, Voiceprint and MoonJune. Steve Feigenbaum and I last saw Elton perform in Paris in 2004 - his playing there, as part of SoftWorks, was nothing short of amazing - he had continued to grow better with age, and despite poor health. It was as though his music was triumphing over his body. Following the show, all of us had a welcome, late-night chat session in Le Triton's green room. While we'll miss the music that infused Elton's soul and served as his driving force, we will miss Elton's humanity - his very human and humane good-heartedness - the most.
I've enclosed links to some English and French-language obituaries:
*Elton Dean: Gifted
and versatile jazz musician at the forefront of innovation*
Pamela Des Barres is featured in Culture Catch. Check out the link & audio interview:
THE WRONG OBJECT MEETS HARRY BECKETT
October 25, 1969, Frank Zappa jammed with Pink Floyd at the Amougies
festival. Early 2006, an audience recording of this performance turned up.
1969/10/25 concert "festival actuel", amougies, belgium
David Gilmour - guitar & vocals
The March 2006 edition of Modern Drummer magazine has Terry Bozzio on the
cover and a special inside.
More info soon.
Latest news: the Dutch VIP tickets are sold out!
check out www.zappa.com
two concerts have been added to the list:
The Marc Godfroid - Ronny Verbiest Project will be doing another concert, and Zappa's 'Watermelon In Easter Hay' is on their setlist...
Excerpts from Elton's recent Paris concert with the band will remain on our website as a tribute to Elton's continuing inspiration and his willingness to collaborate with like-minded musicians around the globe after 40-odd years as one of the world's best loved sax players: http://www.wrongobject.com/dean.php
read the first obituaries here:
You Stole My Smile
Copyright c 2006 John Trubee
You stole my smile
You lifted my laugh
My glad child vanished
superceded by a surly adult
who argues politics instead of
Those decades of stupid work
Years of tedium
Meager dollars flowing through my time
eroded the ore of my laughter
depositing the scourge of a dead river
of a phlegmatic, diminished old fuck
for his lost laughter
Yes, I willingly imprison myself
into eternal tediums
and empty, repetitive movements
only for the money
which vanquish my fight
and steal my laughter.
-- John Trubee
Adrian Belew is Headliner Zappanale 17
freaks and friends,
done! Adrian Belew will be the headliner Zappanale#17.
The vocalist/multi-instrumantalist is a solo artist, a longtime member of King Crimson and The Bears, and a prolific producer and special guest on other recordings. He is equally comfortable with progressive rock/avant-garde rock, pop, jazz, new wave, electronica, industrial and much more.
big break came in 1977 when Frank Zappa discovered him playing in
a cover band in Nashville, Tennessee. Zappa invites him to Los
audition for his band. He earns the gig and plays on Sheik Yerbouti
and he's to hear on following recordings:
Being in the right place at the right time helped Adrian with his next career steps. While on tour with Zappa, Belew meets David Bowie. The musical chameleon was also blown away with Belew's creativity and asks him to join the band. Belew performs on subsequent classic Bowie albums STAGE and LODGER (he would then rejoin his band in 1990 as guitarist and music director). During an earlier Bowie tour Belew met Talking Heads and he performed on their albums REMAIN IN LIGHT and THE NAME OF THIS BAND IS TALKIN HEADS and also joins the on the road.
King Crimson then enters the picture. Founder Robert Fripp was impressed by Belew's work, and Belew joined in 1981. King Crimson, whose debut album IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING, is often hailed as the first "progressive rock" album, went in a new creative direction with Belew on board.
After several years as avalued contributor on other musicians' work, Adrian finally launched his solo career in 1982 with THE LONE RHINO. Subsequent solo albums include TWANG BAR KING, DESIRE CAUGHT BY THE TAIL, MR. MUSIC HEAD, YOUNG LIONS, HERE, and OP ZOP TOO WAH.
Belew's staggering resume includes
countless production and/or guest musician credits. For a complete
list/discography, visit his official web site, www.adrianbelew.net
. In the meantime,
here is a partial list not including previously mentioned appearances
Laurie Anderson, Joan Armatrading, Bela Fleck & The
Flecktones, Joe Cocker, Crash
Test Dummies, Jars of Clay, Cindy Lauper, nine inch nails, Robert
Palmer, Mike Oldfield,
Paul Simon and Peter Wolf.
Belew's latest project are the solo albums SIDE ONE,
SIDE TWO and SIDE THREE, the first two are already released in january and
july 2005. SIDE THREE will follow this april. They are
"power-trio" albums featuring Primus bass guitarist Les Claypool
and Tool drummer Danney Carey.
Singles or Tracks only. Congratulations,
For nearly three decades now, Belew has done far more
than expand the boundaries of popular music.
The reason is that Adrian never saw any boundaries to
A little while ago, I received the following message from Henrietta Bannister:
My father, Freddy Bannister, promoted the Knebworth festivals between 1974-1979 including the 1978 Knebworth festival with Frank Zappa and also the 1975 Knebworth festival with Captain Beefheart. We have recently produced a “1978 Frank Zappa commemorative set”, in a limited edition of only 200, and I should be very grateful if you could mention the following on your site.
ZAPPA AT KNEBWORTH COMMEMORATIVE SET
1978 Knebworth Frank Zappa commemorative set has been produced in a
limited edition of only 200 and includes the following:
further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The picture on the right shows a similar "Led
As I understand it, the sale is going rather strong with only about 30 sets left.
The Zappa concert is better known as the "Rubber Slices" concert (from 1978/09/09).
More info soon.
Today we are discussing:
If this isn´t Mike here, I don´t know what!
GUITAR THERAPY LIVE
The new Mike Keneally Band album is called "Guitar Therapy Live," drawn from three shows we did in 2005. Featuring the current band lineup of me, Beller, Rick Musallam and Joe Travers, this thing is definitely large.
You can hear samples from it at http://www.keneally.com right now - look for the purple box that says "Guitar Therapito" (we couldn´t think of a punny name like "Dog Bites" or "Wood Chips" this time, so Scott Chatfield came up with "Guitar Therapito" in simultaneous homage to Beck´s "Guerito" remix album and to pure stupidity) and click to listen to Scott´s edit-bouquet of moments from the album. I just heard it this afternoon and it´s pretty alarming. You can also check out "Therapito" at http://www.myspace.com/mikekeneally (more about that particular chunk of the world wide web, below).
You know what else you can utterly do? You can pre-order the two-disc Special Edition of Guitar Therapy Live, which is a signed limited edition of 3000 containing the CD, a marvelous Guitar Therapy guitar pick, and a region-free DVD of our July 30 2005 show at the Baked Potato (featuring an exceedingly yummy 5.1 mix by Mike Harris and full band commentary track). Some have suggested that this Potato gig may have been our best show ever. Do I feel like arguing with that? Frig no! Go to http://www.moosemart.com to feel the excitement of pre-ordering!
"Guitar Therapy Live" also features the most substantial liner notes I´ve written since the grand productive days. Here´s an exclusive excerpt: "and the"
We are scurrying like startled geese to get all our ducks in a row with this project, and fully intend to thrust the thing into your hands and ears during the first third of 2006. The standard, single-CD non-DVD edition will hit stores in the second quarter, but why wait? Jeez!
is what ICE Magazine would call "the tune-stack" for the CD:
Wes was our dear friend who passed just a little over a year ago - an amazing bassist and magnificent human. We miss him like damn. I freaking loved him.
This concert, featuring seven acts who were touched by Wes, is raising funds to benefit a scholarship in his name at Berklee, the music school where Wes, Bryan Beller, Joe Travers and numerous other geniuses first hooked up in the early 90s.
I´m going to do a righteous thing and let Bryan Beller, the man making this concert happen, tell you a thing or two. From the Wes List, take it away, BryBel:
tickets for WesFest are on sale until Friday only!
Here's the skinny on tickets:
Advance 2 ticket package for $30
purchases (and even non-ticket donations to the fund) online via credit
card are even easier than before. Just go to:
This will take you to the Berklee Alumni Website. Under Event Description, open the first window and choose the appropriate WesFest option. The pricing will automatically appear in the right hand box. Fill out the remainder of that page, then Verify and Submit."
The MKB will be playing some of Wes´ favorite MK tunes. This should be one dang deep night of entertainment. If you´re not a part of it, you´ll never be able to tell your grandkids that you were. So, what of you? Buy tickets (or make a donation) now please!
Ah, Europe! One of my favorite towns!
I will be kicking it Euro-style throughout the last part of February and into the beginning of March, first in Austria and Sicily with the Absolute Ensemble and Napoleon Murphy Brock, and then in The Netherlands for a live performance of my guitar-and-orchestra piece "The Universe Will Provide." Here are the hard and fast gig details:
Any opportunity to perform with Kristian, Nappy and the Absolute is a wonderful thing - these shows are always joyous and if you can possibly attend, you will be glad.
I am ferociously delighted to be playing The Universe Will Provide live with the Metropole once again. The live debut in 2003 was exciting but very "new" sounding - we hadn´t had much time with the music. Making the album in late 2003 brought all of us closer to TUWP, and in particular I have a much clearer vision now of how to approach the piece as a guitarist. I am, like, SERIOUSLY excited about this opportunity to play it again. This performance will also feature the live debut of the 5 short movements which were composed especially for the album, and will also be supplemented by a brand new composition, "4S." Tom Trapp is currently orchestrating this beast. It´s like nothing I´ve written before. This will be for orchestra only, I´m not playing on it; I just want to hear it.
After the TUWP performance I´ll still be in Holland for awhile, doing some mixing of past live performances (including the show from the Paradiso last year with Herman van Haaren and Marco Minneman) and some private amazing things which we´ll tell you about later I guess. There´s also an additional Metropole project, featuring the orchestra´s guitarist Peter Tiehius as soloist, for which I´ve written two new compositions (Chris Opperman is orchestrating these, which are called "You Must Be This Tall" and "No Name"). This was originally scheduled as a recording project in late March, but it may be morphing into a public performance later in the year - we´ll let you know whassup.
My heel-draggin´ is done - I´m now finally taking part in my own MySpace page, http://www.myspace.com/mikekeneally, which has been maintained for months by a very patient Dan Johnson. He´s been the dude posting announcements and adding people, and finally it was evident that I´d better be active there or it would just be too lame. So over the past weekend I started blogging, I´ve added a bunch of new friends, uploaded the "Therapito" collage, did a bunch of other jiggering and essentially started to make myself at home. It´s still a new area to me, I´m still getting my sea legs, but you can read my first couple of blog entries now and see who´s hanging out. Come be our friend! Let´s ignore the fact that Fox owns MySpace and just have a stinkin´ good time!
Hey, if you´ve drawn any offensive cartoons of prophets lately, please keep them to yourself, OK? This ridiculous world can´t handle that kind of thing right now.
Wayne Shorter´s saxophone playing during the closing credits of "Glengarry Glen Ross" is too cool for this plane of existence. No fair, Wayne.
Why can´t I stop listening to Gentle Giant these days? Last week it was Pavement and Stephen Malkmus solo albums I was obsessing over. Obsessing over music is fun and easy.
I am, for the moment, out of "other" things to say.
Good night, everybody!
Bing brought the
cherries for people to see
tuned for some breaking project/object news real soon.. we will be on tour
-- Mid April to Mid May 2006.....with Special Guest IKE WILLIS
For Project/Object this will be an eastern USA tour only...sorry.....and...sadly the southern and western stops will be scarce.. A BUNCH of new setlist stuff and as always some surprises...sorpresas if you prefer..
This just in....We have hired a new drummer! Indeed, ERIC SLICK, drumming wunderkind from the SCHOOL OF ROCK, will be driving the band this tour...More details soon -keep watching this space. Thanks to Glennard for several great, crazy tours in the PO drumseat.
Also- stay tuned for the big INSIDIOUS RAYS tour -- check www.insidiousrays.com
Right Now-- a couple news items/reminders --
I will be playing some shows here in the USA (May/June) and at ZAPPANALE
and Holland (July) with DOOT -- a great improv/free jazz/looping/ambient
duo (now often a trio!!) with Pete Brunelli and Steve Chillemi from DR
DARK. In keeping with the fine Italian-ness of this outfit - i will be
known as Andre' Cholmondelli. Stay tuned!!
our illustrious and diverse bass player DAVE JOHNSEN is now playing in the
incredible MAHAVISHNU PROJECT..!! In fact - three great new members in the
band (see below). Some of you saw Guitarist GLENN ALEXANDER for the first
time when his band STRETCH opened for us this past fall... don't miss
these shows if you are within a day's drive of NYC!!! They will do ONE
COMPLETE album every week!!
ADRIAN BELEW with SCHOOL of ROCK!!! Yes -- genius guitarist, texturalist
supreme Adrian will do a couple shows with the kids of SOR.
Oh i forgot to mention a couple things. sorry for the double email...
ADRIAN BELEW will ALSO be doing a clinic at the Bergen SCHOOL OF ROCK, where i
have been working since december, fantastic time running
2. AND... how could i forget -se me olvido- i am liquidating some GEAR.. i gotta make space...as well as eat since the middletown school district if f**king with my livelihood!! There, I said it!!
So - if you are a guitarist or similar gear addict -- check out my 2 for sale --CHEAP, NO reserve!:
ROLAND VG 8 - the original, COSM amp and FX unit --incredible tones, NOT a synth but FX ROLAND GR1 - the flagship guitar synth, super programmable/sequencer onboard ..both units require a steel string gtr with the Roland GK pickup (GK2A, GK2, Gk3 etc)
The Hungarian Zappa page, www.zappa.hu,
includes an interview
with Peter Eötvös, about his colaboration with Zappa.
A message from CP:
1. a grrrrrrrreat video by Laen Sanches with a grey rabbit in a japanese fighting movie… ! 14 Mo
2. samantha fox : from the past (from the Insane cassettes compilations). Alain Neffe sent me some CDs with Los Paranos inside… I don’t know samantha fox by Los Paranos : 2.7 Mo
3. Biddlegah Biddlebeegah by Al & Del from a 1995 unreleased cassette. See here (with some samples on the new updated & relooked web site)
Don’t forget the DELETED site
and of course the KLIMPEREI site ;-)
September 2005, the www.bootlegbar.be
presented an interview with Mauro Pawlowski. Available for
The same site has a number of interviews with other interesting artists as well.
-- info: Ive
From the Doot! website at http://chollyhoss.com/doot/index.html
Doot! has several exciting shows in the works, packed with special guests and suprise additions. Expect a few visits from Andre Cholmondeley of Project/Object, and at least one guest appearance by Kilissa from Voice of Cheez.
met Beefheart als winnaar in de “Avant-Garde
Music” + “Experimental Rock”
& Zappa als eervolle 2de in de
“Fusion” + “Novelty Music”
Bad news for melomaniacs. (Soft Machine's) Elton Dean is no longer with us.
His last, or one of his latest performances, was with The Wrong Object.
THE WRONG OBJECT
And the near future holds:
The Wrong Object has released two new promotional discs. One with pieces from their gig with Harry Becket, the other one with pieces from the concert with the late Elton Dean. More info real soon.
Soft Machine will be performing at the Zappanale festival next July. Their line-up will look like this:
-- info: Danny Mathys
Monty Oxymoron's first solo album, "Living My Life Backwards", includes a piece called "Zappafrank".
The PlanetGong website says: "Occasional weird timings with jazzy keyboard meanderings. Sounds like there's hordes of mice running around on the keyboards. Zappa fans will love it. Abstract art!"
More info soon.
-- info: Danny Mathys
picture on the right, taken from the Debra Kadabra website: http://www.debrakadabra.com
2005/07/27 concert austria
2005/07/28 concert Spilimbergo(PN), Italy: "Omaggio a Frank Zappa"
-- info: Walk at Zappateers
The Orkestrâ Percussion is a group of 25 musicians from the CNR (from Lyon) and from the ENM (from Villeurbanne).
January and June 2006, The Orchestrâ Percussion will perform the music of Pat Metheny & Frank Zappa in concert.
info taken from the excellent http://www.fredunzel.com/
THE SIBELIUS ACADEMY
2006/01/28, the Sibelius Academy will be performing Frank Zappa's "Joe's Garage" in concert in Tavastia, Finland.
from the SIBA website:
SibaFest is being held for the first time ever. The Sibelius Academy is
active in many areas, and many varieties and forms of music are
represented in our three main buildings. In these activities the Sibelius
Academy wishes to create bridges to its surrounding environment, and we
are doing so now by introducing a special winter event. SibaFest will
allow the general public and individual students alike the possibility to
discover all the areas in which the Sibelius Academy is active in the form
of a festival.
offers a veritable cornucopia that includes Mozart and Gubaidulina, Zappa
and Kalevala-based Gregorian chants, music research and children’s music
workshops. These events will fill the halls of the academy from morning to
evening for an entire week. Get to know us, and enjoy the music!
28.1 at 9pm
FRANK ZAPPA IN TAVASTIA
Garage – one of the most important rock albums of the 1970s – combines
influences from jazz and modern art music.
Schreck, Jussi Kontinen, Ville Herrala, Tuomo Lassila, Henri Wilkinson,
Aarne Himberg and Victoria Lindqvist
production by Petri Hankonen and Akse Pettersson
In co-operation with the Theatre Academy of Finland, Academy of Fine Arts and the EVTEK University of Applied Sciences.
Another Zappa bootleg DVD. From Italy, out on Apolcalypse Sound, the same company that did the "John, Dan and Me" bootleg, which they are about to re-issue...
This issue of Veronica magazine, a Dutch TV mag, from 1971/11/27 included
a special on Zappa's "200 Motels".
(you can skip the commercial)
Bogus Pomp updates from Jerry and John:
The "Bogus Pomp Acoustic Combo" will perform at Java Junction
on Saturday, February 18th.
Sponsors will have their names at the door for free entrance.
o I (John, ye olde drummer) will be taking PAID orders for Bogus Pomp logo ski caps (Jerry wore the flame design at the last show) at the Feb. 18 Java Junction show on Saturday, Feb. 18. Hats are $25 (includes postage) and are available in solid primary colors with piping, rugby style (wide primary-color stripes i.e. black and red, black and orange, yellow and maroon, etc.) and of course FLAMES.
Remember to bring some extra cash if you want one of these tasty little suckers.
o ALSO -- Don't forget about the Bogus Pomp electric band at Freebird Live on Saturday, Feb. 25. Freebird is located at 200 N. First St., Jacksonville Beach. Tickets are $10. 246-BIRD. If you are a rabid enough Zappaphile to show up, we could really use the support at this new venue. If not, please alert anyone you know in the Jacksonville/St. Augustine area to come and get a little nutty with the band. We could use a hefty turnout.
o LASTLY, Since a lot of young drummers approach me about lessons, which I am not able to give due to obvious distance and time constraints, I am looking into creating a guerilla-quality drum instructional video (DVD). Mostly covering basic technique, drum tuning, some fun stuff like fills and maybe a bit about approaching Zappa's music from behind the kit. This would be an expense for me, so I am surveying the territory to judge what the response would be. Let me know by responding to me at email@example.com or just accost me at one of the upcoming concerts.
A short while ago, I mentioned that Fat Maw Rooney covered a Zappa tune in concert. Well, they did more than that. They played an all-covers-concert that included two Zappa compositions: 'Muffin Man' and 'Cosmik Debris'.
concert ‘blackhorse tavern’, winona, mn, usa
Gail Zappa says:
"Fear not, oh Zappa legions. The long-awaited Varèse album may be coming out after all, possibly by the end of this year. "The Varèse album is on hold for a very specific reason," Zappa's widow, Gail, said in December. "We documented three recording sessions with a film crew, and they absconded with the film and tapes, and it took me eight years and lawsuits to get the sucker back. And even so, they did not return the DAT. They were bad guys. I would never call them men; men don't behave that way.3
"Now my plan is, I would love to get it out next year , to put out a recording and a film on DVD because I really believe in the power of the music as a visceral experience without the visual aids."
Somewhere last week, the same day that I received my copy of Imaginary Diseases, I found this unbelievable message on the Zappateers site: the Amougies recordings had turned up. I flew over to Dime A Dozen and downloaded the following compilation right after that.
I stayed up half the night listening to both ID and the Amougies stuff... What a day... And what a night...
Amougies (Belgium), Actuel Festival source: audience recording
24 to 27 October 1969
This is an amazing find that I'm sure will delight fans of Frank Zappa and the bands concerned alike. A little background : the Actuel festival was organized by the publication of the same name (who, under different editorship, went on to become a prime mover of the French counterculture in the early to mid-70s) in collaboration with the fledgling BYG label. It was originally going to take place in or near Paris, but French authorities forbid it and the marquee was eventually set up a few miles outside the French border, on Belgian soil. It took place over 5 nights, entertaining an audience of 15-20,000 to a unique mixture of progressive pop, free jazz and contemporary music.
Zappa was present at the festival (well, the first four days, it seems) in
a twofold capacity. First, as Captain Beefheart's road manager; secondly,
as M.C., assisting Pierre Lattes, a famous radio/TV presenter at the time
(and the pop music editor for Actuel magazine). The latter task proved
problematic given FZ's very limited mastery of French, the prevailing
language among the audience, who themselves didn't seem to understand much
English. Instead, FZ relinquished his M.C. job for one of occasional guest
far as I know, with the exception of FZ's performance with Captain
Beefheart, this collects all of his jams with participating bands. A
couple of films, directed by Jerome Laperrousaz and Jean-Noel Roy, came
out in 1970 but were instantly banned because of objections from various
bands (most notably Pink Floyd) whose permission hadn't been properly
secured. Zappa's performance with Beefheart is included in one of them,
and since the audio of the film (unlike the film itself) is in
circulation, possibly in better sound than I could provide, I decided not
to include it.
whereabouts of the master tapes for the festival, if any exist, are
unknown. What recordings are circulating are either the soundtrack of the
film, or taken from radio broadcasts (on Luxemburg's RTL and Belgium's
RTBF). The source used here is an audience recording made by a young
French member of the audience using a now antiquated amateur tape
recorder. The original tapes have been newly transferred, but even so, the
sound quality is rather poor. Still, it seems to be the only source
available at this time, so that will have to do for now.
legendary, of course, is Frank Zappa's jam with Pink Floyd on a very
extended "Interstellar Overdrive". Apparently, despite the
wealth of Pink Floyd bootlegs in circulation, no one seems to have their
Amougies set, so this will probably delight a lot of people. Browsing
various PF-related websites, there even seems to be a debate on whether
the jam ever took place. Well, here is the final proof that it did.
Aynsley Dunbar's Retaliation:
unknown title (7:08)
Pink Floyd: Interstellar Overdrive
Caravan: If I Could Do It All Over
Again, I'd Do It All Over You (7:55)
Blossom Toes: unknown title
(Note: I understand FZ jammed with some of the free jazz players. Sadly the taper was into rock, not jazz, and didn't bother recording any of the jazz acts.)
intend to seed some of the individual performances in the near future, so
watch out. I must thank the taper, JJB, for his permission to seed these
rare treasures, making them available freely to all via DaD in affinity
with its non-profit philosophy.
Orchestra del Teatro La
Fenice featured Ernesto Molinari (clarinet) and
Terry Bozzio (percussion) on "Mo'n Herb's Vacation".
The following Frank Zappa caricature can / could be found at the www.rocktoons.com
-- info: Hoodoo
Adrian Belew will be headlining Zappanale 17.
Belew hasn't just toured and recorded with Zappa, but also with Bowie, The Talking Heads and King Crimson. Looking forward to this.
Am I running behind?
Aren't I always?
here are some dates that you shouldn't forget about:
ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA - THE NEW DATES
Here's the new list of the ZpZ tour:
guests on the Zappa Plays Zappa Tour:
BIG NEWS! Watch for Dr. Chad as a special guest lead
guitarist and banjo picker with the Violent Femmes on tour during the
year...Banjo on Blister in the Sun!
BIG NEWS! Watch for Dr. Chad as a special guest lead
guitarist and banjo picker with the Violent Femmes on tour during the
year...Banjo on Blister in the Sun!
MORE VIOLENT FEMMES DATES!
2006/03/24 Aki Takase Fats Waller Project
feat.Dr.Chadbourne - Bremen, Germany
Dr. Chad/vocals/banjo/guitar * Brian Ritchie/bass/shakuhachi * Victor de
Lorenzo/percussion * Brian Jackson/vocals/keyboards
Dr. Chad/vocals/banjo/guitar * Brian Ritchie/bass/shakuhachi * Victor de Lorenzo/percussion * Brian Jackson/vocals/keyboards
New duo project with Dr. Chad and Kevyn
Blechdom, vocal, banjo, electronics
- 2006/05/28 THE
GREATEST CHADFEST OF ALL TIME AT MUSIQUE
ACTION 2006, Vandouevre Les-Nancy, France
Mike Cooper, lap steel guitar, dobro (UK)
2006/05/25 - Salle des fêtes : Eugene Chadbourne 3 - -
2006/05/26 - Eugene Chadbourne 4 Chadbourne Baptist Church - concert Vandouevre Les-Nancy, France
nice rock and country band set, combining
American and European musicians, focusing mainly on Chadbourne original
The program for the next edition of the Zappanale festival might look a bit like this:
the concert calendar * the concert calendar
2006/05/23 - 2006/05/28 THE GREATEST CHADFEST OF ALL TIME AT MUSIQUE ACTION 2006, Vandouevre Les-Nancy, France