the big nOte files - november 2006

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Gary Lucas on DVDR
Cosmosis Productions / The Element Orchestra
Dennis Most & Audioslave
Ella Guru
Gary Lucas
Trubee's Ugly Quote For The Day
The Residents: Tweedles!
John Trubee: The Tyrant Tiny Man
Big Eyed Beans From Venus
Fast 'N Bulbous
John Trubee: Paris Hilton
Andy Cahan
The Residents: The River Of Crime
Joe Satriani
New Tom Waits DVD
New Zappa Bootleg DVD
Catholic Girls
R.Stevie Moore
Vacation Vibrations
Zappa bootleg from 1978
The Muffin Men
Voice Of Cheez
The 7th annual ZappaFest
Michael Walker
Kelly Fisher Lowe
Christophe Delbrouck
Tom Waits
Elton Dean & The Wrong Object
Trance-Fusion Wiki Facts
Grandmothers setlist
Tony Pagliuca
A Word From Gary
Jimmy Carl Black
Sul Divano
Cardboard Amanda
Corrie van Binsbergen
Corrie van Binsbergen - CRAM
Pojama People
Ugly Radio Rebellion
The Amsterdam Percussion Ensemble
The Microscopic Septet on tour
The Keneallist 2006 11 09
Frogg Café
The Great Kat
WM Recordings
The Rosa Ensemble
The Residents
Terry Bozzio
Steve Vai Newsletter
De Bonte Koe Records
More Trubee
The Wrong Object - part two
Various bootlegs
The Wrong Object
The Microscopic Septet
Fast 'n Bulbous
Big Band '86
Ed Mann
Lisa Popeil
The Czech Frank Zappa Fanclub
Norma Jean Bell
John Trubee
The Grande Mothers
Coctail Jazz
Studio Tan
Sheik Yerbouti
The Idiot Bastard Speaks
The Keneallist 2006 11 03
Rosa Ensemble
The Muffin Men
UK Zappa Festival
Frank Nuyts
Persuasions setlist
Steve Vai setlists
Residents setlists
Oddio Overplay
Zappanale 18
The Fireworks Ensemble
The Czech Frank Zappa Fanclub
October leftovers
Latest Message from Gail
The Grande Mothers Re:Invented are touring
ZpZ newsflash
More news on the Freak Out Box
Don Preston Akashic Ensemble
Ed Palermo Big Band
Zappa event in Montreux
Official FZ AudioDocumentary Pre-Order
Zappa Bootleg Book
the September 2006 newsletter can be found at thebignotefiles - 2006/09

the concert calendar


Short bits:

* * * Belgian band Alien Bitesize recorded Frank Zappa's 'Pygmy Twylyte' on their new album. * * * 

* * * The Accademia Amieta Ensemble performs Zappa on their "Strictly Off Limits" album.

* * * The Nasal Retentive Orchestra has a new album scheduled for release * * *




  • gary lucas / gods & monsters: live at the knitting factory nyc
        (2006, dvdr, usa, private release)
    • Gary Lucas has released a number of video recordings on DVDR. One of these is (a part of) the concert that he did on 2006/06/06 in the 'Knitting Factory' in NYC. The concert got recorded and broadcast for the "Jazz Network Live From The Knitting Factory" tv show.
      In-between songs, there's also pieces of an interview with Gary.
      Like it.



  • cosmosis productions / the element orchestra: joe's garage
        (2000, dvdr-promo, usa, private release)
    • Performed and filmed on 1999/04/16 at the video studio of the Media Center at the University of Michigan, North Campus, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, this is Frank Zappa's "Joe's Garage" as performed by students of the Michigan University.

      The recording has recently been made available through the Zappateers website. It's a beautiful recording of an excellent performance. And it even features Ike Willis as special guest.


  • dennis most & audiolove: live at the el cid, december 1976
        (2004, cd, japan, captain trip records ctcd-474)
    • Even Dennis Most didn't think that 27 years after their gig at the "El Cid" their performance would eventually be released on album.
      "Live At The El Cid" is a very powerful, raw album. A no-nonsense performance with a lot of classics on the setlist. The concert also included Zappa's 'Who Are The Brain Police?".


  • various artists: rewind!5
        (2006, cd, usa, ubiquity)
    • The Ubiquity label has issued a series that they call "Rewind!: original classics, re-worked and rewound."
      In short: they ask (their) artists to cover one of their favorite tunes. As these artists are musicians, producers and DJs from the hip hop / electronic / soul / dance club scene, you know what to expect.
      J.Davey is a duo: Jack Davey and Brook D'Leau. They coverer Frank Zappa's 'Dirty Love'.
      The booklet says: "personally approved by Gail Zappa". 

The above mentioned coverversion by J.Davey is also available on a 12" sampler, and on vinyl.
  • various artists: rewind!5 12"
        (2006, 12", usa, ubiquity) - incl. j.davey: 'dirty love' (frank zappa)
  • various artists: rewind!5
        (2006, 2lp, usa, ubiquity) - incl. j.davey: 'dirty love' (frank zappa)

The 2LP set has exactly the same tracks as the CD.



  • blumentopf: gern geschehen
        (2003, cd, ger, four music productions for 513999 2)
    • Blumentopf is a German rap band.
      Their 'Macht Platz' uses a Zappa sample throughout the entire song. Quite funny.


  • ella guru: the first album
        (2004, cd, uk, banana records - banana 2)
    • Ella Guru is a band from Liverpool. Their first full lenght album is called "The First Album" and has Andy Frizell (from The Muffin Men), Ian Gardiner (Ensemble 10:10) and Jimmy Carl Black as special guests.

      It's a nice album. It reminds me a lot of dEUS and Zita Swoon, which is, of course, a compliment.



  • gary lucas - gods & monsters: coming clean
        (2006, cd, usa, mighty quinn productions)
    • I've seen and heard Gary Lucas in various projects, but this is the facet of his work that I like most: Gary Lucas with his band Gods & Monsters, playing rock music.
      "Coming Clean" features various guest singers, which adds a nice little extra to this album.

      Beautiful songs and great guitar work. An essential album, and not just for the die-hard fans.
      If you still need to be introduced to the work of Gary Lucas, you should give "Coming Clean" a try.


"You work to make everybody love you.
I work to make everyone choke on their own vomit."

--John Trubee



  • the residents: tweedles!
        (2006, cd, eu, mute records)
    • This latest Residents release is an extraordinary piece of work. It's dark. It's ugly. It's Tweedles, the pervert clown, that tells you what's going on in his mind.
      The music is performed with the help of Carla Fabrizio, Nolan Cook, Gerri Lawlor and the Film Orchestra of Bucharest.
    • Impressive, but not something that'll make you feel better.


from The Ideal Copy website:

As we discovered in The Godfather, there are offers one cannot refuse.

In the fall of 2005 The Residents got such an offer.

A young gentleman in Romania had built himself a state of the art recording studio and had the wild dream of asking his favorite band, The Residents to try it out. As it happened, The Residents' own studio was undergoing a process known as seismic upgrade. In other words, strengthening the building to withstand a major earthquake. The group could not use the facility for a year.

Fate had again stepped in and The Residents saw no reason not to have a look at the studio. The group boarded a jet for Bucharest in early 2006 with the idea of recording a couple of tracks while taking a nice vacation in a country they had never visited.  Since no ideas had been formed in advance as to what would be recorded, they felt it was appropriate to record everything during the trip, including the jet's take off.

However, once on the plane and bored, ideas started coming and soon The Residents were roughing out an idea for a whole album.

The group understood that their ultimate destination was not Bucharest, but a town 400 kilometers away, Hunedoara.  Hunedoara was in the area of Romania known as Transylvania, historically the home of Count Vlad III, fictionalized by Bram Stoker as the vampire Dracula.  Count Vlad III had even been imprisoned in Hunedoara for seven years. By the time they landed in Bucharest, they had outlined an album about a "vampire" of sorts.  Not a Bela Lugosi vampire, but one that feasted on broken hearts; a man who devoured the romantic emotions of others as a source of power. A man who took the stance that anyone who would stoop so low as to love him was not worth loving in return.

As it turned out, the group fell in love with Hunedoara and as they produced their story of sexual compulsion, their impromptu recordings of street musicians, church bells and a small traveling circus soon made it into their electronic pieces. The circus had especially captured their attention with its strong Felliniesque presence. Additionally, The Residents product manager at Mute happened to be Romanian and he had connections with classical musicians in Bucharest. As a result, The Film Orchestra of Bucharest interpreted some of the group's electronic compositions and these recordings were also integrated into the new work.

These compositions tended to focus less on harmonics and melody than their previous effort, Animal Lover, and could only be described as a patchwork of new and often exotic textures. For the group, this patchwork was the reflection of an often chaotic, but uniquely immersive experience.

Very very new from The Residents, TWEEDLES.




The Tyrant Tiny Man
Copyright c 2006 John Trubee

The clouds in the sky
are the breath that you breathe
The waters you drink and void
are the great rivers of the world

You emerge from the earth
a small piece of the earth
of the earth
the earth
animated earth
Strutting about
Proclaiming "I am a very important man!"
Dominating other tiny pieces of the animated earth
Habitually making them miserable as is your miserable habit

Then you decay and sleep again
within the earth 
among the earth

There is no you, you!

The whole universe gazes upon your idiocies
and laughs.




Big Eyed Beans From Venus is a Beefheart tribute band from Athens, GA, usa. Both Rockette Morton and Denny Walley have joined the band on stage during concerts.

2006/11/16 concert 'five spot', atlanta, ga, usa

  • * w/ Rockette Morton - bass
    ** w/ Rockette Morton, Feelers Rebo(Denny Walley) - guitar

  • set one

    • Hair Pie Intro/When It Blows Its Stacks, Ashtray Heart, Safe As Milk, Pachuco Cadaver, Dropout Boogie, Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop, One Red Rose That I Mean, Veterans Day Poppy, Flavor Bud Living, Kandy Korn

  • set two

    • Electricity*, Sugar And Spikes*, Ella Guru*, Smithsonian Institute Blues (The Big Dig)*, Abba Zaba*, Steal Softly Through Snow*, My Human Gets Me Blues**, Hair Pie**, Moonlight On Vermont**, Big Eyed Beans From Venus**


-> an audience recording of this concert is up at DIME.



2006/11/17, Fast 'N Bulbous, the Captain Beefheart tribute, did a concert at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, NL.

YoungPumpkin was there and provided the setlist.

2006/11/17 concert 'BimHuis', Amsterdam, NL

  • Pachuco Cadaver, Abba Zabba, Untitled, When I See Mommy I Feel Like a Mummy, A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond, Sugar 'N Spikes, Click Clack > Ice Cream For Crow, talking, Evening Bell, talking, Dali's Car, ???,  When Big Joan Sets Up, talking, When It Blows Its Stacks, poem, The Blimp,  telephone conversation, Flavor Bud living, Veteran's Day Poppy, Blabber 'N Smoke, You know You're A Man, Kandy Korn I, Kandy Korn II, Tropical Hot Dog Night, Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do

The concert was recorded and will get broadcast on Wednesday January 31st, 2007, on the dutch Concertzender radio channel.




Paris Hilton
Copyright c 2006 John Trubee

Babies cryin', babies dyin'
They toss children into fires in Darfur
while you eat breakfast

Scientists weekly discover a new planet
In some far distant solar system 
And smash their heads into their desks
Attempting to discover 90 percent 
Of the invisible dark matter comprising the universe

Cynical machinations of diplomats
Kill untold numbers
(God said to Cain "The voice of you brother's blood
is crying to me from the ground.")
There's no time, money, or global will to effectively try
the Khmer Rouge
Who exterminated 1.7 million of their countrymen
But there's always time, money, and will
To build another goddamned Disneyland

Injustices rampage
Atrocities abound
Scientific miracles daily unfold
Like the petals of a rose

Yet all you do
Is check your horoscope
And read about
Paris Hilton. 



Added data to the Andy Cahan discography:

  • howard kaylan: dust bunnies (intentional records) / recording engineer, co-producer & programming

  • andy cahan: snarfel (hamana records) / keyboards, drums, guitar, publisher, writer, producer and manufacturing

  • euphorian railway: s/t (hamana records) / publisher, writer, producer

  • flo & eddie: the history of flo & eddie (rhino records) / keyboards

  • flo & eddie: ride to the wall (ride to the wall foundation) / recording engineer

  • flo & eddie: illegal, immoral and fattening (columbia records) / keyboards

  • flo & eddie: moving targets (columbia records) / keyboards

  • flo & eddie: rock steady (epiphany records) / keyboards

  • flo & eddie: the best of flo & eddie (rhino records) / keyboards

  • geronimo black: geronimo black (uni records) / keyboards, drums, guitar, publisher, writer and producer

  • geronimo black: welcome back (helios records) / keyboards, drums, guitar, publisher, writer and producer

  • grandmothers: a mother of an anthology (one way records) / keyboards, drums, guitar, publisher, writer and producer

  • grandmothers: looking up granny's dress (rhino records) / keyboards, drums, guitar, publisher, writer and producer

  • grandmothers: official fan club (panda records) / producer, manufacturing / production

  • the leaves: 1996 (panda records) / producer, manufacturing / production

  • kinky friedman: lasso from el paso (epic records) / "men's room la" keyboards backing vocals

  • patti dahlstrome: your place or mine (20th century records) / publisher, writer, keyboards

  • the honeys: the honeys (rhino records) / keyboards

  • the wizz kids: pound for pound (national records) / manufacturing / production

  • the monkees: pool it! (rhino records) / keyboards

  • strawberry shortcake: strawberry shortcake (kids stuff records) / keyboards

  • the care bears: the care bears (kids stuff records) / keyboards

  • andy cahan: panda picture disk (panda records) / keyboards, drums, guitar, publisher, writer and producer, manufacturing / production

  • the leaves: the leaves picture disk (panda records) / producer, manufacturing / production

  • julie brown: trapped in the body of a white girl (warner bros.,/ wea records) / music arraignment on homecoming queen's got a gun

  • julie brown: i like 'em big and stupid (bulletz records) / music arraignment on homecoming queen's got a gun

  • julie brown: homecoming queen's got a gun (rhino records) / music arrangement on homecoming queen's got a gun

  • flo & eddie: checkpoint charlie (rhino records) / keyboards

  • the valley girls: valley girls (rhino records) / keyboards

  • flo & eddie: california dreaming (american international records) / keyboards

  • the knickers: the knickers (rhino records) / keyboards

  • various artists: l.a. ya ya (hightone records) / keyboards

  • dee dee o'mally: simple (war of art records) / keyboards

  • flo & eddie: let me make love to you (columbia) / keyboards

  • terraplane: terraplane (cold 6 records) / keyboards

  • johnny farfisa: psychedelic crown jewels (gearfish records) / publisher, writer, keyboards and producer

  • johnny farfisa: ?? (moxi records) / publisher, writer, producer

  • billy sheets: please tell me why (big clock records) / keyboards

  • geronimo black: let us live (uni records) / keyboards, publisher, writer and producer

  • andy cahan / stacey cahan / jessica cahan: holloween pic disc (panda records) / keyboards, publisher, writer and producer

  • the turtles: turtle tracks (floedco records) / mastering

  • the turtles: all access (floedco records) / mastering  




  • the residents: the river of crime - episodes 1 - 5
        (2006, 2cd, usa, cordless recordings cdl38)
    • A couple of months ago, The Residents started with the "River of Crime Community Art Project", together with MOMA. Around the same time, you could sign up for a series of CrimeCast episodes and order a 2CDR set from Cordless Recordings to burn your own discs from these CrimeCast episodes.
      And now the factory pressed CD - version has been released by Cordless.
      Quite a project...
    • "The Residents and MOMA's River of Crime Community Art Project seeks out a space for professionals and amateurs to work together. As "an exploration of the rise in popularity of instant-video-creation due to the proliferation of inexpensive video cameras, as well as both still cameras and phones that shoot video," ROCVID invites anyone and everyone to make a video - any way they like - to go with an audio clip provided by the legendary music group. Mass art and art for the masses indeed."
    • The album itself is great. You get five narrated stories, told from the perspective of the storyteller. Breathtaking.
      The second disc has the instrumental versions / soundtrack of these five stories.
    • This is good. Really good.


  • the residents: river of crime!
        (2006, 2cdr, usa, cordless recordings cdl20)
    • Here's the cover of the 'original' "River Of Crime" album: one could order a 2CDR package plus a code (to download the tracks) from Cordless, and burn your own discs.
    • bonus material includes:
      • 'he also serves' (unreleased remix)
      • 'kick a picnic' (unreleased remix)
      • 'blue tongues'
      • 'river of crime' - 15 minute instrumental suite
      • "tweedles" preview


  • joe satriani: live!
        (2006, 2dvd, ??, epic red ink 82876859979)
    • Guitar Wizard Joe Satriani has a new DVD out. If you're into melodic instrumental guitar stuff, this is your thing. "Live!" is a double DVD set where the first disc presents a concert from his recent Super Colossal tour (2006/05/02 concert Anaheim, Ca, USA) and the second one includes a fabulous documentary about the May 2005 India tour.
      I was very much impressed by the India tour footage: shots from the bus, the soundcheck, an interview with some kids that take guitar lessons, and a couple of songs from the concert. Superb.



We're still very thrilled about the latest Tom Waits box set...
and here's already another new Tom Waits release:
  • tom waits: burma shave
        (2006, dvd, germany, alpha centauri entertainment ace 11141)


  • frank zappa: fine girls
        (2006, dvd-bootleg, wow corporation wow-219)
    • Here's a brand-new release by The Way Of Wizards. It's a DVD-bootleg that includes:

      • "saturday night live" 1976/12/12

      • "saturday night live" 1978/10/21

      • "zappa halloween 1981"




Catholic Girls were inspired by, and took their name from the Zappa song. The band did not play any Zappa compositions.

They did appear on the Flo & Eddie TV show in 1982.


-- info: statusbaby & rev a west



Check out R.Stevie Moore on YouTube, especially:

and try his YouTube links from his home-page:




Vacation Vibrations, a tour operator in the Boston, Massachusetts area, is organizing "Farther Oblivion Tour 2007", a 10-night vacation package (July 27 - August 6) that will bring people to Berlin (and the dedication of Frank-Zappa-Strasse), Prague (where FZ's memory is cherished), and winding up at the Zappanale.

More info soon...



Recently, a Zappa bootleg 7" single surfaced: "redunzl / inca roads", on red vinyl. Other colors have been noticed as well.

This colored version is a reprint. The original bootleg 7" (on black vinyl) got released in 1978! Here's the picture:




The Czech Frank Zappa Fanclub has published two new issues of their Zappostrophe fanzine. Issue 101 is all about the Zappa Plays Zappa tour with a lot of articles and some pictures; Issue 102 is about last year's Zappanale festival: reviews, pictures & discographies.

Click here to see what their latest T-Shirt looks like !!



  • the muffin men: live in the kitchen of love
        (2006, cd, uk, ark-hive 931)
    • "Live In The Kitchen Of Love" is the first in a series of limited edition CDs by The Muffin Men.
      Recorded live on
      1993/07/16 in Karlsruhe, Germany, the album shows what The Muffin Men sounded like during their six week tour of Belgium and Germany during the summer of 1993.
      At a number of shows, The Muffin Men opened for The Grandmothers, so it should come as no surprise that the one and only Jimmy Carl Black guests on 'Willie The Pimp'.
    • A beautiful, fine sounding document. An excellent addition to the Muffin Men discography.
    • Order your copy at

  • the muffin men: looks like noodles to me
        (2006, cd, uk, ark-hive 941)
    • Number Two in the Muffin Men Retro Series.
      "Looks Like Noodles To Me" shows us what The Muffin Men sounded like in 1994. The band played 42 shows over a nine week period, most of them including the fabulous Ike Willis on guitar and vocals.
      Again, Karlsruhe was the place to be.
      Highlights include a superb 'Uncle Remus' and a jammy 'King Kong'. I love it.
    • Muffin Madness combined with mister Ike Willis... Essential (and very funny) stuff...
    • Order your copy at


2006 11 21

Not a Substitute-It´s Real Cheez!

Voice of Cheez celebrates Frank Zappa Month with a tribute show Saturday, December 2. The parting words of the iconoclastic rock composer-who was born December 21, 1940 and died December 4, 1993-were, "If you are a musician-play my music." So Voice of Cheez-longstanding resident Zappaphiles in Buffalo, NY-continues to dig into the Zappa playbook.

Tom Fenton (guitar/vocals), Tina Peel (vocals/madness), Kilissa Cissoko (sax/flute/vocals), Cathy Carfagna (keyboards/vocals), Doug Lambert (bass), George Olmsted (drums/vocals). Not a substitute-it´s real cheez! Voice of Cheez Saturday, December 2, 9 pm $8 admission Nietzsche´s, 248 Allen Street Buffalo, NY USA
Need more Z? Then Check out all these great bands keeping Zappa's music alive. Project/Object - New York, New Jersey and the World Ed Palermo's Big Band - New York City Po-Jama People - Seattle and West Coast Bogus Pomp - Tampa, FLA Voice of Cheez - Buffalo, NY Ugly Radio Rebellion - Detroit, MI and Midwest The Brain Police - Boston, MA and. lest we forget, Dweezil Zappa's Zappa Plays Zappa Tour.





7th Annual ZappaFest - December 14 at Stonefly

This year, we'll be at Stonefly, the brewpub formerly known at Onopa, at 735 E. Center Street in Riverwest, Milwaukee. Our annual music event, features the musical madness and mayhem of Frank Zappa.
Right now, we've got Dr. Chow's Love Medicine and The Spiders of Destiny confirmed.

The Spiders of Destiny feature Dixon Bols on lead guitar & Mr. Poopy, bass & vocals, from the Fun-ka-trons; David Darsh, keys & vocals, ex-Wild Kingdom; Danny Dinky, drums, ex- Shinola; Greasy Guido, guitar, from Drunk from Beer, and introducing the soon to be infamous Chestica Air-on of 5 Star Hangover on lead vocals and madness. They will be doing their versions of "Mr. Green Genes", "Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up", and "Let's Make the Water Turn Black". They plan to do "Magic Fingers", "Sharleena", "My Guitar Wants to Kill your Mama", and hope to do "Love of My Life", "Muffin Man", and "Chunga's Revenge". Other surprises are being planned from Spiders of Destiny...

Dr. Chows Love Medicine is led by Dr. Plow, Frank Chandek, who is Mr. Green Genes for real, toting that trash and plowing them streets for Milwaukee Streets & San. Between times, he and his bandmates perform as Dr. Chow´s Love Medicine, a theatrical rock and blues combo, reinventing classics and creating new ones.
Since joining us at Zappa 2000, they've incorporated Frank Z's tunes into their touring act. Expect "Durty Love", "Valley Girl", "Miss Pinky", "Bobby Brown", "Magic Finger", "Dog Breath, "Baby Snakes",
"DynaMo Hum" & "Mr. Green Genes," plus "Willie the Pimp" with a Captain Beefhart sax wail !

Visit for more info as we get it !!

-- Jeff Platt

  • 2006/12/14 7th Annual Zappafest in Milwaukee, WI, usa



  • laurel canyon - the inside story of rock and roll's legendary neighborhood
    • by michael walker
          (2006, book, usa, faber and faber)
    • Michael Walker is a music journalist who lives in Laurel Canyon. In this book, he takes a look on what Laurel Canyon meant in the sixties: how it came about, who lived there, and how it all came to an end.
      Graham Nash, Mark Volman, Gail Zappa, Pamela Des Barres (and others) are quoted in this book, and it even includes a bunch of nice pictures: Frank Zappa, Carl Franzoni, Vito, Kim Fowley, ...




  • the words and music of frank zappa
    • by kelly fisher lowe
          (2006, book, usa, praeger)
    • In "The Words and Music of Frank Zappa" Kelly Fisher Lowe goes through the complete Zappa / Mothers discography, saying a few lines or paragraphs about every song.


  • frank zappa & l'amérique parfaite
    (part 3 of the trilogy)
    • by christophe delbrouck
          (2006, book, france, éditions du castor astral)
    • cover illustration by jean solé
    • Yes, here it is: the final part of Christophe Delbrouck's opus on Frank Zappa: "FZ & perfect America".
      Kicking off with 1978 band and tour, Christophe takes an in-depht look at the Zappa Universe.
      "Frank Zappa & l'Amérique parfaite" is excellent reading material. It gives an enormous amount of information in an easy chronological order: the music, the musicians, the PMRC, politics, ... it's all there.

      I've said it before, and this third volume only confirms my earlier opinion: Christophe Delbrouck's trilogy is the best reference that I've read on Zappa. This is essential reading.
    • published by Le Castor Astral.




  • tom waits: orphans
        (2006, 3cd, nl, anti 6677-2)
    • The new Tom Waits box is out, and it's a limited edition... So if you don't have your copy yet, you 'd better hurry...



Things are looking good for The Wrong Object. Parts of the concert that they did with the late Elton Dean will be released by Moonjune Records. The album is to appear in January 2007. I've heard some parts of it, and this is really something to look out for!

recorded live
2005/10/18 concert 'glaz'art', paris, france

elton dean: saxello, alto sax
laurent delchambre: drums, assorted percussion
fred delplancq: tenor sax
michel delville: guitar, voice
jean-paul estiévenart: trumpet
damien polard: bass, electronics

produced by leonardo pavkovic & wrong object

  1. seven for lee

  2. unicycle / millennium jumble

  3. baker's treat

  4. the unbelievable truth

  5. a cannery catastrophe

  6. cunnimingus redux

  7. the basho variations




'Good Lobna'

'Ask Dr.Stupid' 


  • May refer to the 1961 science fiction film (Zappa is known to be a fan of monster movies), or Gorgonzola, the Zappa family's cat.

'Finding Higgs' Boson'

  • Refers to the Higgs Boson, a hypothetical massive scalar elementary particle predicted to exist by the Standard Model of particle physics. 

which also means that I added the Trance-Fusion album to the discography section:

Music Review: Frank Zappa - Trance-Fusion

Written by Tom Johnson
Published November 18, 2006

Listening to excerpted guitar solos is like viewing abstract art - it's a glimpse of something that doesn't necessarily have to make sense in the general definition of the term. Were we talking about most guitarists, an album of extracted solos would likely be a pretty dreadful proposition, but when it comes to Zappa, it truly is art - and it's truly abstract.

Few guitarists possess the skill or prowess to make their solos for the same songs sound entirely different from performance to performance, but that's just what Zappa set out to do.

Like a good artist, Zappa utilized the same tools day after day but, unlike most of his contemporaries, he never relied upon a preconceived solo for each song on tour. Instead, working like a painter, he tosses notes on his canvas in splishes and splashes, gesturing in broad strokes that created new compositions from his starting point songs.
The results, sometimes slashing, as in "Butter Or Cannons," the chugging of "Ask Dr. Stupid," or the delicate, thoughtful tinkling of "After Dinner Smoker" and "Finding Higg's Boson" showcase the many textures and moods Zappa was capable of creating. That the solos are as imaginative and fascinating as the songs themselves speaks volumes for the creativity of the man.

But these are not songs per se - there are no traditional structures to hang onto, no choruses, few repeated elements, and little in the way of predictability. That Zappa would prefer it if you just allow these solos to just "be" is probably an understatement; they stand on their own, but Trance-Fusion really works best as a whole statement, best taken in one sitting where, instead of feeling like 16 naked solos, the album is allowed to unfold like a suite, progressing from one movement to the next.

For an album created out of unplanned guitar excursions from such a master of 6-string expression, why does it seem so surprising that it comes together so satisfyingly as a finale when the applause of closing track "Bavarian Sunset" fades out? Perhaps, to return to abstract painting, it makes more sense that instead of an end, it's simply that the canvas has only finite space, and at some point the artist must splash out those last drops of paint in just the right spots in just the right way, maybe not to the point that it feels finished, but that it just feels right that here is the end now.




Thanks to Charles Ulrich, the setlist for the Grandmothers 1981/06/01 concert is complete:

1981/06/01    concert 'The Roxy', Los Angeles, CA, usa
  • special guests: Ike Willis (g, danc host) & Bruce Fowler (tromb)
  • Trail Of Tears, Big Leg Emma, Uncle Meat, Mother People, Immaculate Deception, You Didn't Try To Call Me, Sweet Fifteen, Who Are The Brain Police ?, The Cutester Patrol, The Cutester Patrol Dance Contest, Burn You With Cold, Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder

Charles added some more info as well. All has been added to the Grandmothers entry.




Tony Pagliuca recorded Frank Zappa's 'G-Spot Tornado' on his "Re-Collage" album.

Tony Pagliuca is best known as the leader of "Le Orme", an italian prog rock band. The "Re-Collage" album also features David Jackson of Van Der Graaf Generator. The "Re-Collage" album is a live remake of the "Collage" album, but with some extra tracks.





Belgian national radio has scheduled a recording session with Jimmy Carl Black, Jos Steen and Steven De Bruyn in early December!! Probably for broacast on the 'Cucamonga' radio show.




Sul Divano will be performing the music of Frank Zappa:

en Unione e Benevolenza, EL SOTANO, Perón 1372

abriendo el show

cerrando una noche que será increíble
Roma  Pagana
la banda de Andrea Prodán

Valor de la entrada $10,- 
(Única función, 2 bandas al precio de 1)

  • 2006/11/23 Sul Divano / Roma Pagana - concert el sotano, argentina



  • cardboard amanda: cardboard amanda
        (2006, cd, usa, liar leaver records 001)
    • Frank Camiola played the guitar in Frogg Cafe. His latest project is called "Carboard Amanda".

      This might well be the strangest records that I have heard in a very long while. The album starts with a little piano piece, but mixed against the noise and voices that you might get when you're looking for the right frequency on some sort of CB device. The second piece has a beautiful marimba line, a cello and a clarinet that play against it, and a superb low, raw voice. I don't have a clue as to how this voice was recorded. Maybe the throat-singer on the album cover knows more about this...

      I've been listening to "Cardboard Amanda" a lot, the last week. I love the acoustic instruments and the different rhythms that they play agains one another.
      My favourite composition is 'Picture Show' that sounds like something that Tom Waits will never record. Just vocals, guitar and harmonica, but all three in a different tone. I love it.

      Anyway, this is a very impressive record: it's beautiful bizarreness, and it's very funny as well.
    • Highly recommended.
      The CD is available at and at



  • dierenpark: slip tong
        (2002, cd, nl, my first step records step 3)
    • Dierenpark is a Hans Vandenburg (Gruppo Sportivo) project. "Slip Tong" is the first album by Dierenpark. It's from 2002 and (if you understand dutch) it's an hilarious funny album.

      It contains a sample of Zappa's 'Peaches En Regalia' in 'Hoe Je Psychiater Speld' by DJ Polderman.

      There's also a vinyl edition of this album, but that does not include the DJ Polderman remix.


info: Ive Hapers




Corrie van Binsbergen will be performing with CRAM:

  • Corrie van Binsbergen - guitar

  • Rutger van Otterloo - baritone & soprano saxophone

  • Arend Niks - drums

  • Mick Paauwe - bass

  • 2006/11/27 CRAM - concert 'Cafe Wilhelmina', Eindhoven, NL

  • 2006/12/02 CRAM - concert 'Plusetage', Baarle Nassau, NL

  • 2006/12/16 CRAM - concert 'HotHouse', Leiden, NL

and with the Brokken at the end of the month:

  • 2006/11/29 Brokken - concert 'Zaal100', Amsterdam, NL 





Pojama People, featuring Ike Willis

  • 2006/12/14 Pojama People - concert 'Sam Bond's Garage', EUGENE, OR, usa

  • 2006/12/15 Pojama People - concert 'Sengthongs Blue Sky Jazz Room', Dunsmuir, CA, usa

  • 2006/12/16 Pojama People - concert 'tba', Sacramento CA, usa

  • 2006/12/17 Pojama People - concert 'Cafe DuNord/ Swedish American Hall', San Francisco, CA, usa




Project/Object, featuring Ike Willis

  • 2006/12/28 Project/Object – concert ’8x10 Club', Baltimore, MD, usa

  • 2006/12/29 Project/Object – concert ’Mexicali Blues', Teaneck, NJ, usa

  • 2006/12/30 Project/Object – concert ’The Century Lounge', Providence, RI, usa

  • 2006/12/31 Project/Object – concert ’Pearl Street', Northampton, MA, usa

  • 2007/01/02 Project/Object – concert ’Club Café', Pittsburgh, PA, usa

  • 2007/01/03 Project/Object – concert ’Club Café', Pittsburgh, PA, usa

  • 2007/01/04 Project/Object – concert ’Beachland Ballroom', Cleveland Ohio, usa

  • 2007/01/05 Project/Object – concert ’Martyrs'', Chicago, IL, usa

  • 2007/01/06 Project/Object – concert ’Martyrs'', Chicago, IL, usa

  • 2007/01/09 Project/Object – concert ’World Cafe', Philadelphia, PA, usa

  • 2007/01/10 Project/Object – concert ’The Chameleon Club', Lancaster, PA, usa

  • 2007/01/11 Project/Object – concert ’Regatta Bar', Cambridge, MA, usa

  • 2007/01/12 Project/Object – concert ’Nectars', Burlington, VT, usa

  • 2007/01/13 Project/Object – concert ’Revolution Hall', Troy, NY, usa




Here's some upcoming URR shows:



This is just in: the Antwerp concert has been cancelled!
  • 2006/11/18 The Amsterdam Percussion Group and Terry Bozzio - concert 'zuiderpershuis', antwerp, belgium - cancelled




THE MICROSCOPIC SEPTET reunites to tour the Northeast THIS MONTH!!!!!


2006 Gigs:

  • 2006/11/29 The Microscopic Septet - concert 'The Iron Horse', Northampton, MA, usa

  • 2006/11/30 The Microscopic Septet - concert 'World Cafe Live', Philadelphia, PA, usa
       (presented by NPR's Fresh Air w/ Terry Gross)

  • 2006/12/01 The Microscopic Septet - Live Micros appearance on WNYC-FM, "Sound Check" w/ John Schaeffer @ 2 PM

  • 2006/12/02 The Microscopic Septet - concert 'Joe's Pub', New York, NY, usa

Upcoming MICROSCOPIC SEPTET 2006 Appearances

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
@ The Iron Horse Music Hall, 7 PM
20 Center Street, Northampton, MA 01060
$15 advance, $18 door

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
@ World Cafe Live, 8 PM
3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(Terry will be MC'ing the show)

Friday, December 1st, 2006
WNYC-FM, "Sound Check w/ John Shaefer"

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006
@ Joe's Pub, 9:30 PM
425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY

[Please note that tour dates are subject to change; for updated tour information visit]


The Microscopic Septet:

Band Members:

  • Phillip Johnston- soprano sax

  • Joel Forrester- piano

  • Don Davis- alto sax

  • Paul Shapiro- tenor sax

  • Dave Sewelson- baritone sax

  • David Hofstra- bass

  • Richard Dworkin- drums


The Microscopic Septet, one of New York's best kept jazz secrets during their reign Downtown from 1980-1992, are reuniting to perform 3 East Coast concerts in late November/early December 2006.  The Micros are performing to celebrate Cuneiform Record's release of "History of the Micros," a two-part, four-disc retrospective of the Microscopic Septet which puts the spotlight back on a band that should have never left the stage.  "History of the Micros" contains the music from all four of the band's albums, plus an additional 11 tracks never released during the band's lifetime (including two versions of the theme song the Micros famously wrote and recorded for NPR's "Fresh Air with Terry Gross").  Praised by All Music Guide and All About, these reissues finally make widely available the 'immortal' and 'mind-expanding' music of the Microscopic Septet.

The music of The Microscopic Septet was the sound of jazz in 20th Century America:  all of it, from Ellington to Ayler, bebop to Zorn,  Dixieland  to experimental,  captured in a microcosm.  It distilled the essence of jazz as a popular  music into a sound that swung,  a music that was intelligent, sometimes smart-aleck,  and always good clean fun. Optimistic and upbeat,  full of innocent confidence,  the Microscopic Septet captured not only the sound of jazz, but also the sound - or soundtrack - of 20th Century America. No wonder,  then, that when National Public Radio (NPR) needed a new theme song for one of its most popular shows, "Fresh Air, with Terry Gross", broadcast  to every home in America, it asked this band to compose the tune and has used it ever since.

Sounding like no one else, the Microscopic Septet was the only living jazz band in 1980s/90s NYC that was playing traditional jazz - swing music - and keeping it 'real', extending it into the future. Ironically, while purists feared that the Micros were undermining traditional jazz, the band had done the opposite. "Surrealistic Swing" - the music of the Microscopic Septet - was the jazz swing music of the late 20th Century. They extended swing into the present, bringing free blowing from the lofts and Knitting Factory noise into the dance hall, and introducing the radio age to TV theme songs. As a modern swing band steeped in dance-hall tradition, The Microscopic Septet thrived on live performance. "We were all about playing," says Micros founder and co-leader Phillip Johnston; "all we really wanted to do was have a good time and play the best music we could imagine, the best we knew how."

Don't miss this one-time reunion of one of NYC's finest live bands!!





Check this out:




A little while ago, I mentioned the two promotional albums by Pikantik. Due to some minor problems, the covers had to be changed, so here are the new, and improved album covers of both of these beautiful releases:



some news here & there :

re-issue of Alice on Inpolysons

a stupid band name generator!.htm

some samples of work in progress
(i'm working on a very roots blues these times)

interview on room service europe

et en français les interviews de musiciens

projet auquel je vous convie si vous êtes ou vous sentez concerné
rappeler la sortie récente des deux derniers opus

2 new CDs :
- Salle Polyvalente on
- On the Lily Lawn on


à bientôt see ya soon





THE KENEALLIST: Sonic Temple Live News & More

Good morning!

I want to re-plug a few items and bring them back to your attention, and also bring your attention to a special series of Bay Area shows (beginning tonight) being done by friends of ours at Sonic Temple Live.

Bryan and I did an appearance for these folks under the name Lost Coast Live a few months ago, which rocked, and they're doing it again under the name Sonic Temple.

Note: I am NOT appearing at these shows but I want you to know about them anyway. Please don't expect to see me there! But go anyway!

Here's the exciting press release announcing these mysterious performances:


Please join us for a new concept in live music coming to the Bay Area in the next few days, Sonic Temple Live.

Here is how it works: $25 gets you admission to see two of the most talented and accomplished musicians you´ve never heard of in an intimate setting equipped with state-of-the-art lights, sound, and production.

Which begs the question: how do I know I´m going so see some real music here, and not Joe Bagodonut´s 16-year-old daughter who has dreams of being a pop star?

We can tell you that one of the artists on this tour is guitarist and Musical Director for one of the top 10 grossing touring acts of the last five years. He´s also a multi-platinum producer who has written multiple #1 hit songs. He´s recorded ten albums of his own and record industry mogul David Geffen (Dreamworks, Geffen Records) describes him as "my favorite artist."

In spite of all that, if we told you his name, chances are you wouldn´t know him. After Sonic Temple Live, we think you won´t just know him; you´ll love him.

When you buy a ticket to a Sonic Temple show, you´re not just guaranteed an outstanding evening of music, but 100% of the ticket sales go back to the community to support art, music and local causes through our partnerships with Rotary Clubs, merchants, local governments, and other charities.

Everybody wins. Great artists are honored, communities are connected and supported, and audiences are wowed.

Some of the best music is yet to be discovered.

For tickets and more information:

Sonic Temple Live dates: 

This Thursday, November 9th 2006
Showcase Theatre
Marin Center
0 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903
7:30, Doors at 6:30
Box Office: 415.499.6800

Friday, November 17th 2006
District Auditorium
Napa Valley Unified School District
2425 Jefferson St.
Napa, CA 94558
7:30, Doors at 6:30 

Saturday, November 18th 2006
Glaser Center
547 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
7:30, Doors at 6:30 

Monday, November 20th 2006
Performing Arts Center
Santa Clara High School
3000 Benton Street
Santa Clara, CA
7:30, Doors at 6:30

WESFEST DVDs have still not been purchased by every person reading this.

Sad state of affairs to be rectified NOW!

And now a word, or actually a healthy series of them, from the fabulous Bryan Beller:

"Hello, everyone. I just wanted to give you a progress report on the WesFest DVD...and, of course, remind you that it's available right now!

Online orders are being taken, DVD's are being shipped (not just to America but around the world!), customers are happy with the DVD, and most importantly, money is being raised for the Wes Wehmiller Scholarship.

Now, since I'm the one who's fulfilling the orders, I know who's ordering them. That provides me the unique opportunity to ask: If you haven't ordered your copy yet, what are you waiting for? C'mon, people, where you at? Is it too early to mention what a good holiday present this DVD would make?

Just click here for ordering instructions:

WesFest: A Concert to Benefit the Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music, is a full length (about 90 minutes) DVD, and serves as the official document of the first annual WesFest. It contains live performances from all eight WesFest performers:

  • The Mike Keneally Band

  • Dan Rockett

  • Ali Handal

  • SMUG

  • Kira Small

  • Touched

  • Bryan Beller

  • I, Claudius

It also includes heartfelt speeches from Peter Gordon (Director of the Berklee Center in Los Angeles), Roger Brown (President, Berklee College Of Music), and Wes' parents, John and Paula Wehmiller.

Like many things about WesFest, the idea for the DVD came about spontaneously. While the event was not originally intended to be professionally documented, months of work on several sources of audio, plus three different video camera shots, provided the raw material. The end result is, in my view, a truly special, high-quality document that reflects the spirit of WesFest in every way.

The great thing about this DVD is that it can accomplish so many things at once:

  1. It serves as a document for all those who were there and want to relive the experience

  2. It allows those who weren´t in attendance to experience the event, and share their thoughts and memories with those who were there

  3. It demonstrates what WesFest is all about, and raises awareness for future events and opportunities to raise money for the fund

  4. It empowers the spirit of Wes to live on into the future, both for those who knew him, and also for those who didn´t.

The WesFest DVD can be purchased for $25., which includes all shipping and handling charges. All net proceeds from the WesFest DVD will go to benefit the Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music. So I´m inviting you to continue to support the scholarship fund through the purchase of this DVD.

Payment will be accepted in two ways: 1) check or money order; 2) Credit card/PayPal (PayPal takes credit card payments even if you´re not a PayPal member). Fulfillment will be through Onion Boy Records (a.k.a. ME!).

Anyone with any ordering questions, simply e-mail me at

This is the kickoff of a new season of WesFest related activities. First, we´ve got this DVD. But the next WesFest is not too far away. Details will be forthcoming on that soon. For now, I hope you can support the mission of WesFest by purchasing this DVD and spreading the good word about the event, so that future WesFests have the potential to be even bigger and more successful than the inaugural event. Feel free to forward this e-mail to anyone you feel would be interested in supporting the mission of WesFest.

And new information will always be posted at the Tribute To Wes Wehmiller Website, so stay tuned for more info.

I hope all is well for you and yours, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Bryan Beller"

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

It's Mike again...I want to extend a word of thanks to those who attended the series of three Circus of Values shows in San Diego over the past couple of months. It was a great opportunity to improvise without restraint with some of the best players I know and to re-establish a relationship with some players I haven't hooked up with in too long. So thank you to Chad Wackerman, Doug Lunn, Brock Avery, Scott Thunes, Jen Scaffidi, Marco Minnemann, Rick Musallam and Bryan Beller for all playing so beautifully, to the audiences for supporting our musical madness, to all of our friends who documented the performances on audio and video just because they want to, and especially to Chuck Perrin at Dizzy's for providing the perfect venue. He said he wants to do more next year, so... more coming next year.

There's going to be another Shakespeare sonnet performance by me and Claudia Russell in San Diego on November 20. If you haven't witnessed either of the first two, you should check this out.

San Diego Shakespeare Society Presents
A Way With Words
Monday, November 20, 2006, 7:30 pm
The Neurosciences Institute
10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive
San Diego, California 92121

  • 2006/11/20 Claudia Russel / Mike Keneally - performance 'The Neurosciences Institute', San Diego, California, usa

Keynote speakers are Richard Lederer and Martha Barnette, co-hosts of the KPBS award-winning radio program, present "A Way With Words." The evening's program will also include a Shakespeare showcase, including a sonnet or two from Claudia Russell and Mike Keneally.

Info: (858) 626-2000

And of course, if you haven't pre-ordered the special editions of hat. and Boil That Dust Speck replete with DVD, these gems await your transcendent attention at

Thanks folks! This is a good day!

Your pal




Earlier this month, I told you about the Fast 'n Bulbous tour. Well,... I forgot to mention the UK dates...
So let me have another go at it, including the UK dates and also adding the Austria date:

Fast 'n Bulbous, The Captain Beefheart Project is touring.

This Gary Lucas / Phillip Johnston project will be performing at: 



Carl Franzoni says:

Xavier Filliol from Paris, wants me to write about my life story, in 60s & up until now.

Are you interested, in knowing it was me that whispered in Jane Fonda's ear about the War in Vietnam! We were all siting in Canters Restaurant in Hollywood, Dennis Hopper was sitting there also .God have you all forgotten about old carl franzoni
Remember it was Vito that had the Teen Dance that was busted by the local police , on the walls were placards and signs about stopping the WARinVietnam and the same Cop that busted the dance, tried to assassinate me in a house on Fairfax Blvd. in Hollywood in 1968;
the cop said to me as he hit me across my temple with his blue steele automatic pistol, 'You don't know who I am do you franzoni, You dirty fucking commie bastard!!! all the people in Hollywood heard what happened, and only Frank and Gail Zappa helped me get out of jail, it was a phony dope charge, the US government threw it out of court in early 1969 but i stayed underground in till 1/1/1970 but have been afraid to say any thing until resently being probed and filmed, By Xavier Filliol, a producer and Rock musician from Paris, France.who came this last March to film us in Hollywood We do not know the out come of the footage Xavier took, and we did do a shoot in Gail Z's house, at that time! Just write a book thats what they say to do.

if U are confused about this, what do do you think about us.

here in Santa Rosa, California, me, i just keep making small movies,About local Indians and another called Karl's Kitchen. # 5 will be shown on local TV Community Media Channel this next 11/13/2006 .



Hi Friends,

We're very happy to be coming back to both of these venues. They both have excellent sound systems and are run by people who truly support original music. It's always great to play on the same bill as our friends in Izz and we will be meeting the Rare Blend fellas for the first time in Baltimore, their sound samples are killer (website below).

Hope to see you there!

Saturday December 2
Orion Sound Studios
2903 Whittington Ave
Suite C
Baltimore, MD 21230
8pm - Rare Blend
9pm - Frogg Café
Tickets $15 at the door
Bring your own chair and cooler of goodies...mmmm...goodies.

Saturday, December 16
Towne Crier
130 Route 22
Pawling, NY
9 pm - Frogg Café
10:15 - Izz
Tickets $20/$17.50 members
All Ages show


Frogg Cafe

2006/12/02 Frogg Café - concert 'Orion Sound Studio", Baltimore, MD, usa

2006/12/16 Frogg Café - concert 'Towne Crier', Pawling, NY, usa




The Great Kat Guitar Shredder is Now on MYSPACE and YOUTUBE!

The Great Kat's Guitar Shred/Classical Music & Videos on MYSPACE at:

INSANE Great Kat Shred Videos on YOUTUBE at:




The latest free release on WM Recordings is by Italian band Dagos. 
Be prepared to be transported back in time by their poppy sixties songs:

Dagos - Ten years backwards

best wishes,





  • rosa ensemble: the blind spot
        (2006, cd, nl, bonte koe records bkr 007)
    • The Dutch Rosa Ensemble isn't afraid of experiments. Their previous (and excellent) album, "Selling Hoovers In Mojave", showed us what Beefheart might have sounded like if he had lived in The Netherlands. And now, there's "The Blind Spot". The album includes 9 contemporary, experimental pieces, written by Daniel Cross.

      I like it a lot. Very intriguing soundscapes. Some pieces have repetitive sounds and patterns, others have fragments of melodies and even feature the beautiful voice of Esther Mugambi.

      "The Blind Spot" will take you to places where you've never been.
      Very impressive.



Over at ebay, someone's selling his copy of Santa Dog...
the price is about 1,800 US $ about now... One day to go...




Terry Bozzio will not be appearing at the ZpZ (Zappa plays Zappa) concert in Cabazon, December 30!



Special Mail Out: November 14, 2006.



For fans in Australia: We're pleased to announce that we are holding an aftershow pass contest for the G3'06 Tour in Australia.

If you're attending one of the shows, simply list your name in our G3'06 Australia Aftershow Pass Contest forum under the show you're going to, and you'll be entered into the draw to win an aftershow pass for you and your guest to meet Steve and the guys after the show. If you do not already have a user account on the forum, you will need to register.

There are rules associated with this contest, so please read them carefully before entering:

We are only giving away three (3) aftershow passes for you and a friend to each show. You must already have tickets to see the show to enter. If you have already purchased Satriani or Petrucci Platinum Packages you are ineligible to enter as your tickets already include an aftershow pass.



ALSO: Check the News page in coming days for information about a Steve Vai and Joe Satriani In-Store appearance...



If you haven't had a chance to catch the Zappa Plays Zappa Tour, you can view some great photos and video of the tour (including video of an amazing solo by Steve) at the special Zappa Plays Zappa mini-site. Tickets are still on sale for the December leg of the tour which visits the South East, South and Pacific Northwest plus a December 30 show in Cabazon, CA.

For all the goodies, visit


Steve appears on Meat Loaf's new album "Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose." Steve lends his guitar work to the track "Land of the Pigs." The album also features contributions from Brian May, Nikki Sixx and John 5.

Click here to buy this album:


Also out now is "Butchering the Beatles: A Headbashing Tribute." Steve appears with the legendary Alice Cooper on the track "Hey Bulldog." 

Click here to buy this album:


Visit the News Page for all the latest Steve Vai news:




         The Voice of Your Brother's Blood
        Copyright c 2006 John Trubee

         More than once
         I have awoken from a nightmare
         In which I am privy to a murder
         I witnessed
         I know where the body's buried
         I wander dreamland spooked and paranoid
         Certain I will be tried and punished
         An accessory to murder.
         Collective guilt envelopes us all
            and troubles my sleep

         The meaning of the Genesis story
          of Cain killing Abel
          is not indictment for an actual murder
          but the sense that as human beings
          as hyper-aware animals
          with the ability to empathize with other human beings
          we are each and collectively responsible
          for all other human beings on earth.

          When my philosophy teacher in prep school
           said that Sartre said
           we are all responsible for each other
           I thought it was a stretch

           But now I believe otherwise
           My marrow informs me so
           It is intuitive, not intellectual
           My troubled sleep tells me so

           When we invaded Iraq
           I thought it'd be cool to smack down Sadam
           I hate dictators 

           But I soon hated the war
           We were misled
           We are absolutely responsible for allowing ourselves
                 to be misled

           We war because we are depraved and we love blood
           but we will not admit it to ourselves

           The blood of dead Iraqi children covers my hands
           Covers your hands
           Covers everybody's hands
            We wallow in bloodbaths
            Even while we shop and socialize and squander our days
            in vain trivialities.

           We are all murderers
           My marrow informs me so
           It is intuitive, not intellectual
           My troubled sleep tells me so

           "The voice of your brother's blood
               is crying to me from the ground."



  • various artists: monster 02
        (2006, cd, nl, de bonte koe records bkr009)
    • De Bonte Koe Records is an independant record label from Utrecht, NL. It houses contemporary composers, experimental musicians and an ensemble (the Rosa Ensemble).
      BKR supports its artists by promoting and releasing their music.
      Every year, the label issues a sampler that presents their recent activities.
      However, "Monster 02" isn't your plain everyday sampler. The album contains 6 tracks, but each track consists of parts, pieces and samples of various compositions that have been released on the Bonte Koe label. In other words, each track is a collage / composition that you haven't heard before.
      A laudable experiment.
    • De Bonte Koe / record label / discography




           Pomp & Monuments
    Copyright c 2006 John Trubee

    The puny require 
    Pomp & monuments
    To escape the dread
    Of their smallness

    The great require nothing
    Their greatness




I already told you about the three concerts that The Wrong Object did with special guests Annie Whitehead and Harry Beckett. And I think that I also said that the two shows that I saw, were among the best concerts that I had seen in a very long while.

Here's the setlist of the Thursday gig:

  • 2006/10/26 concert Mechelen, Belgium - w. guests Yves Dellicour, Annie Whitehead & Harry Becket

    • line-up

      • Michel Delville: guitar, synth, voice, Damien Polard: bass, Laurent Delchambre: drums, percussions, Fred Delplancq: tenor sax, soprano sax, Jean-Paul Estiévenart: trumpet

      • special guests: Yves Dellicour: bass clarinet, soprano sax, Annie Whitehead: trombone, Harry Becket: flugelhorn

    • setlist

      • set one: The Unbelievable Truth, Wet Weather Wet, Eat That Question (Frank Zappa), This Affects That, Tinseltown, Big Swifty (Frank Zappa) > Blessed Relief (Frank Zappa), Filthy Habits (Frank Zappa)

      • set two: Unicycle, new piece, Scarlet Mine, Malign Siesta, Another Time, Platform 1, Other People

The Wrong Object is due to release two albums. More info soon. And somewhere next year, the band will be touring the UK with Annie Whitehead. Be sure to check them out!



It seems that I didn't have any of the U.K. album listed. Not even a "U.K." entry. Well, that's enough to get me going...
  • u.k.: u.k.
        (1978, lp, usa, polydor)
    • The first album of this supergroup featured Eddie Jobson (Curved Air, Roxy Music, Zappa), Allan Holdsworth (Soft Machine), John Wetton (King Crimson, Roxy Music) and Bill Bruford (Genesis, King Crimson, Yes).
      A progrock classic.

  • u.k.: danger money
        (1979, lp, usa, polydor)
    • Holdsworth and Bruford had other priorities for the second U.K. album, but Terry Bozzio joined Jobson and Wetton for "Danger Money".

  • u.k.: night after night - live !
        (1979, lp, usa, polydor)
    •  "Night After Night" was the final U.K. album, Again with Jobson, Wetton and Bozzio.But there was no room left, as Punk swept away all progressive rock bands at the end of the seventies.

      Around 1999, three more albums were released: concert registrations from 1978 and 1979..


Here's a heap of bootlegs. All factory pressed discs that belong in the UM files for one reason or another...

  • u.k.: the end
        (????, cd-bootleg, ??, highland-445 )

    - feat. eddie jobson and terry bozzio

  • john petrucci: shredfest
        (20??, cd-bootleg, ??, majestic melodies entertainment  mme02-05 )

    - feat.
    joe satriani & steve vai





A couple of weeks ago, The Wrong Object did three concerts with special guests Annie Whitehead and Harry Beckett. I was able to catch two of these concerts and I'm very glad for that. These were among the best concerts that I have seen in a long while. Excellent performances, a very tight band, superb guests and a nice mixture of compositions.

Here's the setlist of the Friday afternoon gig. This actually was a concert for a bunch of schoolkids in Mechelen, and the band, despite the noise, played an incredible concert. Keep an eye out for these guys. You have to see them!!

  • 2006/10/27 concert Mechelen, Belgium - (afternoon - private gig) w. guests Yves Dellicour, Annie Whitehead, Harry Becket and Frank van der Kooij

    • line-up

      • Michel Delville: guitar, synth, voice, Damien Polard: bass, Laurent Delchambre: drums, percussions, Fred Delplancq: tenor sax, soprano sax, Jean-Paul Estiévenart: trumpet

      • special guests: Yves Dellicour: bass clarinet, soprano sax, Annie Whitehead: trombone, Harry Becket: flugelhorn, Frank van der Kooij: baritone sax

    • Filthy Habits (Frank Zappa), This Affects That, Tinseltown, Platform 1, Chunga's Revenge (Frank Zappa), Wet Weather Wet, Eat That Question (Frank Zappa), Blessed Relief (Frank Zappa), Hello Max, Seven For Lee



Annie Whitehead, Harry Becket and Frank van der Kooij, performing as special guests with The Wrong Object at the 2006/10/27 gig in Mechelen, Belgium.




  • the microscopic septet: seven men in neckties
        (2006, 2cd, usa, cuneiform records rune 236/237)
    • The Microscopic Septet was formed by Phillip Johnston in the early eighties.  At the time, the band released four albums, displaying their ability to extrapolate the swing sound to a wide range of musical styles.
      The band's line-up has five (sometimes even six) saxophones, a piano, a tuba and drums, which makes the music sound very powerful, very vivid and sometimes even gives it a cartoonish flavour.

      Although not appearing on any of the albums, John Zorn was one of the original alto saxophone players of the Microscopic Septet.

      "Seven Men in Neckties" combines the "Take the Z train" and the "Let's Flip!" album, also including a bunch of unreleased tracks. The "Surrealistic Swing" CD set presents the "Off Beat Glory" and the "Beauty Based On Science" albums.


      Phillip Johnston is also the driving force behind Fast 'n Bulbous, The Captain Beefheart Project.




Fast 'n Bulbous, The Captain Beefheart Project is touring.

This Gary Lucas / Phillip Johnston project will be performing at: 




Big Band 86 is a project by Marc Godfroid.

The band performed the music of Frank Zappa on 2006/11/02 in Geeraardsbergen, Belgium at café 'De Eendracht': 

"Big Band 86 plays the music of Frank Zappa"

The picture on the right shows Marc Godfroid playing a trombone solo at the 2006/11/02 concert.

The pictures below, show the Big Band 86 at the concert. There are some musicians missing in the pictures (Bart Quartier who played the vibes, the keyboard player whose name I don't remember, and vocalist Elke Bruyneel), but you should get an impression of what it looked like.


  • 2006/11/02 Big Band 86 - concert 'café de eendracht', Geeraardsbergen, Belgium

    • set one: the healer, peaches en regalia, holiday in berlin, watermelon in easter hay, blessed relief, more trouble every day, son of genes

    • set two: perdido, comes love, love for sale, find her finer, sinister footwear mov.2, the grand wazoo, sofa, heavy duty judy, the preacher

    • encores: peaches en regalia, son of genes






Ed Mann has a new website. Check it out at:





Lisa Popeil says:

Wanted to share the good news!

On November 9, I'm receiving a "Career Achievement Award for Vocal Instruction" at the LA Music Awards AND Music Connection magazine is featuring an article on me in their current issue on newstands now, online beginning Monday Nov 6. You can read it at, then go to 'Close-Up'






The above picture shows some members of the Czech Frank Zappa Fanclub at their tenth fanclub meeting, 2006/11/04, in Moravska Trebova. A report will follow soon.

The pictures below show the t-shirt that they want to have ready for the next edition of the Zappanale festival.




Sometime ago Eric Wheelwright and Norma Jean Bell collaborated on a song which has finally been made available to the public. The song was an original Eric Wheelwright song titled "Genesis" which was re-cut with Norma Jean Bell playing sax. The title of the CD is "Journey, The Story of Life".

To sample this song log onto





               The Vote of An Outsider Madman
               Copyright c 2006 John Trubee

               2 days before elections yesterday on the radio
               Senator Frist stated that if Democrats win
               Families with incomes of $62,000
                    will see their taxes raised.

               I am a workingman
               I have struggled all my life.
               Interminable tracts of anguished poverty
                  and soul-blasting unemployment
               Have permanently altered my brain chemistry
                  into attitudes of rage against the masters

               Taxes are withheld from my paycheck
                I only count the money I have on Friday
                Only the rich worry about taxes.

                I deeply resent Senator Frist
                Attempting to manipulate my vote
                By punching my fear button
                Appeals to greed 
                An overweening concern with pennies
                All that is small and puny within me

                I already voted weeks ago by absentee ballot
                Against everyone and everything Senator Frist favors

                I flung my completed ballot into the nearest mailbox
                Within minutes of receiving it
                In black rage against those I hate

                In all my life struggles nobody listened
                Nobody heard my cries or witnessed my travails
                Caprices of business and the interests of the wealthy
                 Arrayed against me  

                Politicians and businessmen suck for power
                Vicious pimps
                Not a statesman, philosopher, sage,
                Or noble man among them

                Let the rich and powerful fall
                Let them gnash their teeth and grieve in impotent rage
                For the loss of their high stations and gold

                Now those truly deserving of such suffering
                Are crying
                For once.





my notes say that this probably happened in januari 2004, but don't mind that, it's a great story:

from Lira Productions: 




the tour bus driver was told that they had arrived at the wrong border crossing(?) and they were diverted to another border crossing a few hours away making them late for the gig.

they arrived at 8 PM, instead of 4 pm, only to find that they could not get within 100 feet of the club due to the street full of double parked cars. the bus driver made a call and said that he would need the club to get their crew and empty the tour bus because he could not get any closer.
to the Grande Mothers surprise the entire club emptied out; people who had been there since 2 PM and physically moved 100 feet of cars
they actually picked them up and moved them off the road
waved the tour bus thru
put the cars back
and then they all filed back into the club

once soundcheck was done the Grande Old Men were surprised to hear every word of every tune sung in perfect English
it seems that ZAPPA music used to be purchased on the black market on inferior vinyl
i.e., it would only play a few times

the folks that spoke the best english would gather around with notepads at huge listening parties
and write the lyrics down, 
comparing notes with the other folks with notepads to make sure they were right
and that is how they were able to sing every word in English

a young fan came up and talked to the guys after the show 
stammering and crying
when asked, "how old are you?", 
he replied "19"


how do you know this music?

he responded, "My father"
and where is he??
he pointed to a group of people in the club
and said, "that is my father, my mother, my uncle, my brother and my cousin"

and this was the audience for this music
played by these guys
transcending borders, cultures, and generations

there were tears and cheers
after the 3 hours, 4 encore performance
and the Grande Mothers Re:Invented hit the road 
on to the next gig

as one fan wrote:
"It was just beautiful to be able to hear this music (from the front row, no less) played in the spirit in which it was originally conceived, by some of the guys who were originally involved. And though it wasn't a flawless performance, it had more balls and verve and energy (especially given that these guys are approaching geezerhood) than a lot of the newer music I've been hearing lately."

this is their first return trip back to Zagreb, Croatia

stay tuned ................






Remeber the "Coctail Jazz" sampler that I mentioned a little while ago? Well, here's the tracklist:
  1. gloria lynne: april in paris
  2. arthur lyman: caravan
  3. daanj symphonette: the pink panther theme
  4. fraina: charade
  5. arthur lyman: the work song
  6. the ulterior motive orchestra: james bond theme
  7. james bond  & his sextet: goldfinger
  8. buddy miles express: let it be me
  9. frank zappa: twenty small cigars
  10. frank zappa: the eric dolphy memorial barbecue
  11. eden ahbez: eden's island
  12. eden ahbez: surf rider
  13. bobby previte: bud
  14. john scofield: true love
  15. bob moses: trevor / piccolo and lulu
  16. jamaaladeen tacuma: a time a place
  17. gert wilden & orchestra: die dresierte frau - title theme
  18. gert wilden & orchestra: ich, dr. fu manchu - fu manchu theme

thanks to Hans-Peter Schmidt



In the early nineties, dutch band Studio Tan played the music of Frank Zappa. They did some gigs and even played at Zappanale in 1995.

I'm pretty sure that they also released a tape around that time... (I even think I have it, so I'll get back to you on that soon)

So here's the good news:

Studio Tan will be doing a 'reunion concert' at the 'Music Temple' in Roosendaal, NL on November 11 !!

2006/11/11 Studio Tan - concert 'Music Temple', Roosendaal, NL




German band Sheik Yerbouti are performing Zappa in concert. They did one gig on Halloween and another one yesterday, but they'll do a concert tomorrow as well:

  • 2006/10/31 Sheik Yerbouti - concert 'Café Hahn', Koblenz-Güls, Germany

  • 2006/11/04 Sheik Yerbouti - concert 'TOM's', Enkirch (Mosel), Germany

  • 2006/11/06 Sheik Yerbouti - concert 'ILLIPSE', Illingen (Saarland), Germany 



... with Mark Volman...

The Idiot Bastard Son of T'Mershi Duween

presents the twenty-eighth daze

f z u k newsletter

Another groovy scoop for ya: an interview with the legendary Mark 'Flo' Volman is now up at

In October, the Idiot and John Campbell (better known to some as J-Roc) were given the enviable task of compiling the discs containing music from this year's Zappanale. Initially this work will manifest itself to the whole wide world in the form of a 2-CD set (hopefully available before the frost has melted on your Christmas pumpkins), followed by the traditional only-available-by-ordering-tickets-for-next-year's-festival Bonus Disc. All I can tell you is that across these three discs you will hear at least two tracks from each of the artists who performed at Zappanale #17. And it sure was a blast reliving the event once more again in dear old Blighty. Oh yes. And of course, next year's event promises to be yet another doozy, with Terry Bozzio's OUTtrio headlining.

Now, each year when me and my pals come back home from the Zappanale, we say we really should try and organise something like it in the UK. Well, those lovely Zappateers have only gone and done just that, haven't they?. Read all about it here:

I'm uniliterally lost for words. Probably. I think. Therefore I must be.

Hope you had a hippy Hollaween, everybloody.

The Idiot
(a.k.a. Andrew Greenaway)




a bit too late to plug the gigs, but they were already mentioned in the concert list...

THE KENEALLIST: More SoCal Shows with MKB, + WesFest DVD

Hi! Two Southern California gigs this weekend, both with a sort-of Mike Keneally Band, featuring me, Bryan and Rick but with the first US appearance (with us, that is) of the amazing Marco Minnemann on drums. This will be a startling development for those of you who have not witnessed the magic of Marco. See one or both of these shows if you can - the first is improvised, the second is composed. Here, details:

Mike Keneally Band
Featuring Mike, Bryan Beller on bass, Rick Musallam on guitar, Marco Minnemann on drums
Mike's intimate improvisation series
Mike Keneally's Circus of Values
returns to
344 Seventh Avenue
(between J & K, on the edge of San Diego's East Village)
San Diego, CA 92101
Tickets: $15
All ages welcome
Info: 858.270.7467
(Street parking is free; you can even park in yellow commercial zones. The closest pay parking is 1/2-block away: the 6th & K Parkade for $7 all evening.)

Friday, November 3, 2006
8:30 p.m.
Featuring Mike, Bryan Beller on bass, Rick Musallam on guitar, Marco Minnemann (new San Diego resident!) on drums!
Mike Keneally Band
Featuring Mike, Bryan Beller on bass, Rick Musallam on guitar, Marco Minnemann on drums

Saturday, November 4, 2006
The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West
Studio City, CA 91604
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Shows: 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Tickets $20
Info: 818-980-1615

WesFest DVD

Go to this website:

for information on how to order the WesFest DVD, which features exclusive and seriously slamming performances of "Top of Stove Melting" and "'Cause of Breakfast" from the Mike Keneally Band, as well as loads of other top notch material. Here is some text from the website to explain, but this should be a no-brainer for you:

"WesFest: A Concert to Benefit the Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music, is a full length (about 90 minutes) DVD, and serves as the official document of the first annual WesFest. It contains live performances from all eight WesFest performers:

  • The Mike Keneally Band

  • Dan Rockett

  • Ali Handal

  • SMUG

  • Kira Small

  • Touched

  • Bryan Beller

  • I, Claudius

It also includes heartfelt speeches from Peter Gordon (Director of the Berklee Center in Los Angeles), Roger Brown (President, Berklee College Of Music), and Wes' parents, John and Paula Wehmiller.

The WesFest DVD can be purchased for $25, which includes all shipping and handling charges. All net proceeds from the WesFest DVD will go to benefit the Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music."

As I say, go to to find out more and to order this thing immediately. Thank you!

I have to pick up Beller at the airport! Jagshemach!




The Rosa Ensemble (remember their excellent "Selling Hoovers In Mojave") has a new album out: "The Blind Spot".

Their newsletter says: Suburban sitting room extravaganza for the melancholy consumer. Rosa ’s ambient hotcakes in an electro/acoustic remix.





lots of newz for you


the focus is on RETRO at the moment, with a retro line-up and a bunch of retro limited edition CD releases.

a series of limited edition CDs, featuring shows from way back when, starts with a 1993 performance entitiled "live in the kitchen of love" - closely followed by a 1994 show featuring ike willis, more discs will be added to
the collection very soon. people with a paypal account can pre order a copy of "live in the kitchen of love" by sending 9 english pounds (includes post and packaging) along with the word "kitchen" to...
outside of europe add another 1 pound postage.

live shows will take place in April 2007 with a Neo-Retro line-up, featuring 4 of the original core members (jumpy, rhino, waco & roddie), along with latest recruit young mike and the legendary jimmy carl black. the tour will
be for 2 weeks around the UK in the last 2 weeks of April - watch the website for the complete date sheet, coming soon.

UK ZAPPADAY, February 2007
a special UK Zappaday, hosted by Zappateers is being held in february 2007, the 3 day festival is being held at The George Public House in Bradford-on Avon. The Muffinz will be playing on the final day. The Zappateers will be
announcing ticket prices and booking details on their website early in December 2006. But fans need to be quick - with a venue limit of 75 the Zappateers expect the event to be a sell out.

the new DVD "muffinz moovies vol 2" will be ready for the spring tour, once again the disc will feature nearly 4 hours of material, this time focusing on the line-ups from 1998 to present

expect some new tshirt designs for the spring tour too.

got to for a bunch of muffin men videos

please keep checking the website, or drop an email to muffinz HQ

thanks for supporting us

stay zapped

luv from liverpool




UK Zappa Festival Announced!

The Zappateers are pleased to announce their 1st UK Zappa Festival to be held in Bradford-on-Avon on the weekend of 16th - 18th February 2007.

The Festival is to be held at ‘The George’ Public House – a major local venue for live music.

The weekend festival will feature at least 6 bands – already confirmed are the young and excitable ‘Monty and The Butchers’, Dutch coverband ‘The Foolz’, and Liverpudlian Zappa stalwarts ‘The Muffin Men’. Supplementing this line up will be a number of local bands.

Festival Organiser Paul Barnard said “We have an excellent venue booked, with a committed Landlord, and have negotiated very attractive accommodation rates with local hostelries. We hope to announce weekend ticket prices very soon to include the option of hotels as part of the overall price. We hope that by including bed and breakfast as a part of the package we will attract Zappateers from all over the world, and encourage them all to experience some excellent music combined with some real West Country hospitality”.

Co-organiser Benjamin Darling added “The Festival will be supporting the Marie Curie Cancer Charity, which is a regular beneficiary of The George Pub. As Zappa died prematurely of prostate cancer, we hope to be able to have a great festival and contribute to this worthy cause”.

The Zappateers will be announcing ticket prices and booking details on their website early in December 2006. But fans need to be quick – with a venue limit of 75 the Zappateers expect the event to be a sell out.

2007/02/16 -18 concert "UK Zappa Festival", Bradford-on-Avon, UK




  • nuo: multimusic minibigband
        (2004, cd, czech, 2hp productions)
    • NUO (Nuselský (a district of Prague), Umelecký (art), Orchestr) is a czech jazz band, lead by Jakub Zitko. Their "Multimusic Minibigband" album got released a couple of years ago, but I only discovered it recently.
      This is one great album! Contemporary jazz, great rhythms, angular melody lines and a great vibe, it's all there.
      There's lots of very fine material on this album. If you're into The Muffins, Weather Report or the Mingus Big Band, this is a must-have. I just keep on listening to this...

    • Check out their website and listen to some samples, or even better, order the CD.
      Highly recommended !!



Frank Nuyts wrote a piece entitled 'Za-va-pa', dedicated to Frank Zappa. The piece got recorded at the Flagey studio in Brussels, Belgium, on 1991/12/03. It was performed by Jan Michiels on piano.
The piece hasn't been released, but has been made available as an mp3-download on the website of belgian national radio Klara.

The composition counts 4'28" and is a contemporary piano piece.





  • 2001/08/18 The Persuasions - concert "Summit Music Festival", 'Indian Lookout Country Club', Mariaville, NY, usa 
    • The Persuasions: Jerry Lawson - Lead Vocal, Jayotis Washington - First Tenor, Joseph Russell - Second Tenor, Raymond Sanders - Tenor, Jimmy Hayes - Bass
    • Might As Well, Elvira, What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Zappa) > Love Of My Life (Zappa), Oh Darling, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Doo Wop Medley: Sincerely > 1000 Miles Away > Never Let You Go > Goodnight Sweetheart > Speedo > The Great Pretender, It Must Have Been The Roses, Besame Mucho, Some Kind Of Wonderful, Rocky Raccoon, My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama (Zappa), The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing (Zappa), So In Love, Under The Boardwalk / Sand In My Shoes, Black Muddy River, And We Bid You Good Night
    • Encore: In The Still Of The Night (w/ guest vocalist "Michael")





  • 1990/08/10 Whitesnake - concert 'Anfiteatro Casa Campo - Rockodromo', Madrid, Spain
    • David Coverdale - vocals, Steve Vai - guitar, Adrian Vandenberge - guitar, Tommy Aldridge - drums, Rudy Sarzo - bass
    • Slip Of The Tongue, Slide It In, Judgement Day, Slow An' Easy, Kittens Got Claws, Vandenberg Solo, The Deeper The Love, Cheap & Nasty, Crying In The Rain (inc drum solo), Fool For Your Loving, Vai Solo, Here I Go Again, Bad Boys / Children Of The Night, Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City, Still Of The Night
    • A 108-minute audience recording of this show circulates    


  • 2001/11/29 concert 'zeche', bochum, germany
    • the audience is listening, shy boy, giant balls of gold, erotic nightmares, blood and glory, blue powder, the crying machine, the animal, fire garden suite, bad horsie, (billy sheenan piece), (unknown), little wing, whispering a prayer, incantation, jibboom, for the love of god, liberty, the attitude song





  • 2001/09/16 concert 'e-werk', köln, germany
    • icky flix theme, the third reich 'n' roll, harry the head, songs for swinging larvae, kick a picnic, he also serves, it's a man's man's world, bad day on th midway, where is she, intermission music, constantinople, one minute movies, gingerbread man, burn baby burn, just for you, theme from buckaroo blues, blue rosebuds, benny the bouncing bump, nobody laughs when they leave
  • 2003/03/05 concert 'künstlerhaus mousonturm', frankfurt, germany
    • intro, thundering skies, betty's body, micky macaroni, wolverines, trumpet solo, mr.wonderful, caring, the weatherman, my brother paul, the car thief, trumpet solo, life would be wonderful, baja, from the plains to mexico, the golden goat, the shoe salesman, life would be wonderful, beekeeper's daughter, honey bear, ghost child, love song from a vampire, trumpet solo, life would be wonderful, neediness, demons dance alone


As soon as I've uploaded this, I'll be looking for reviews of the ZpZ Halloween concert... Curious if they did something extra...


Anyone in for some post-halloween treatment...

Halloween is meant to be scary, right? Year after year we dust off the old novelty records. While those oldies are fun, they not at all frightening. Oddio Overplay put the challenge to musical artists the world over to create Halloween music that is "frightening, damaging and disturbing." No "Monster Mash," instead creepy soundtracks to a fiendish Halloween. They succeeded with CALLING ALL FIENDS! Some of these pieces will creep you right out of your skin.

Everyone involved in this project hopes you have a "frightening, damaging and disturbing" thrill ride with this music and  A Scary and Very Happy Halloween!




Terry Bozzio's OUT Trio will headline Zappanale 18 !

  • Terry Bozzio - drums

  • Alex Machacek - guitar/composition

  • Doug Lunn - bass

Furthermore, French big band Le Bocal will be there, as well as the Orchestra Spaziale from Italy.



from the October 2006 newletter:

Join us as we kick off our new series at Symphony Space with a concert of works written for and inspired by cartoons from the golden age of animation.  The program spotlights the talents of master cartoon composers such as Raymond Scott and Carl Stalling, and a collection of new pieces inspired by cartoons.  Fireworks will also perform live soundtracks to two classic animated shorts!

Thursday, November 2
7:30 PM
Peter Norton Symphony Space
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater
2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)
New York, NY
(212) 864-5400

Brian Coughlin: Cartoon/Funky
Robert Paterson: Looney Tunes [NEW YORK PREMIERE!]
John Zorn: Carny
John Adams: Road Runner
Raymond Scott:
     War Dance for Wooden Indians
     Bird Life in the Bronx
     The Penguin
     Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals
Carl Stalling: There They Go-Go-Go!
Carl Stalling: Village Smitty [performed with the original animation!]
Milton J. Franklyn: Baton Bunny [performed with the original animation!]

"Cartoon," made the point in entertaining and musically vivid ways. Where else could one have heard such richly varied and perfectly executed scores where bits of classical, opera, jazz, folk and schmaltz combined with such telling effects? The biggest laughs came at the end with Fireworks' energetic and perfectly synchronized recreation of Milt Franklyn's adaptation of Franz von Suppe's operatic airs for "Baton Bunny" (1959), one of Bugs Bunny's bravura performances. "Cartoon" was serious fun of the highest -- and funniest -- order. Bravo, Fireworks!"

- Chuck Berg, Topeka Capital-Journal


  • Jennifer Choi: violin

  • Brian Coughlin: bass

  • Oren Fader: guitar

  • Jennifer Grim: flute

  • Erin Rogers: saxophone

  • James Johnston: keyboards

  • Eric Poland: percussion

  • Leigh Stuart: cello




Here's a nice picture of the Czech Frank Zappa Fanclub at the Zappa statue in Bad Doberan, Germany.



The Czech Frank Zappa Fanclub is a busy bunch. These guys have issued T-shirts, cassettes, CD's, DVD's and even a couple of mugs.

If you have been to Zappanale the last couple of years, chances are good that you have seen people walking around in these fabulous T-shirts. Most of these (except for the special editions that come with a CD or a DVD) are 15.00 euro (plus 5 euro for postage).
Info or ordering: write


The t-shirt on the right was issued by the Czech Frank Zappa Fanclub in 2001.

The below t-shirt "20 Years Of Czech Frank Zappa Fanclub" got issued in 2004.

The yellow t-shirt that is pictured above, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Mothers, got issued by the Czech Frank Zappa Fanclub in 2005. It's available in yellow with blue lettering, and in blue with yellow lettering.

Both the t-shirts on the right got issued in 2006: "Communism does not work" and "Don't forget to register to vote".
As you can see below, you can actually wear them  :-)

 The "Communism does not work" t-shirt has also been made available as a special package: the t-shirt plus a double DVD-set: "The Mother of Invention meets The Velvet Revolution".


The above t-shirt displays "Grow Fins: Rarities 1965 - 82", mentioning the Czech Fanclub release of the famous Beefheart Box.

The t-shirt on the right, "Record Our Band" is another special release: it comes with a CD recording of the 1980 Rotterdam concert.

The mugs on the right were also produced by the Czech Frank Zappa Fanclub. (These are 8 euro each, plus about 5 euro for postage.)

Here's last month's leftovers...



Hello there.

So you know Trance-Fusion is out at long (fill in the blank) last. We here at UMRK were certainly hoping that MOFO would be on its heels. This the busiest time for production for Everyone In The World. I'm not here to talk about excuses but rather to say, be of good cheer, it will be here this year.
The original street dat for the 2 CD MOFO was set for 11/7/2006 and it looks like there will be at least a two week delay. This is not an official confirmation. When we know for sure, we will let you know for sure. Yes and but also we sincerely regret to inform you the 4 CD Limited Edition MOFO is a Monster with BIG TEETH and is madly chomping its way through the calendar and we're hoping that it doesn't develop a strong Taste for Turkey. If it does, it'll probably leave the table on 4 December. Some times things just happen that way around here.

Meanwhile there are some Wicked Seasonal Shirts suddenly available, perfect pumpkin-carving attire.

Here is wishing you all a great Halloween.
Wish you could all be in New York for Zappa Plays Zappa. Maybe next year it will go Live into your homes. Cross your black cats and bat wings.

Music is the Best!





2006 10 20

the only ZAPPA alumni consistently performing the music of the maestro
since 2002
80 concerts plus so far
anything else is not an original for more, more, more..................

2006/11/05 - 22:00 h
Main Stage Bosanski kulturni centar - sarajevo jazz festival 2006 

2006/11/07 - 21:00 h
SKC Velika Sala

2006/11/09 - 21:00 h
Pere.Strojka, club Aquarius

The band plays Zappa's music from 1965 to 1975, with spirit, humor and precision, which this music requires. The show is based on contradictions of eclecticism, seriousness, and circus performance, staying truthful to the phenomenon of Frank Zappa. 

  • Napoleon Murphy Brock (with FZ  1974 - 1984) - vocals, tenor saxophone, flute, suavenicity, dancing(!)

  • Roy Estrada (with FZ  1964 - 1984) - bass, pachuco Falsettos, and operatic madness

  • Don Preston (with FZ  1966 - 1974) - piano, keyboard, synthesizers, electronics, vocals

  • Miroslav Tadic stunt guitar, snake guitar, loud guitar

  • Christopher Garcia  drums, percussion, marimba, vocals


Wednesday, November 29, 2006
House of Blues Anaheim
Anaheim, CA 92802
show time: 8:00 PM

Thursday, November 30, 2006
House of Blues Sunset Strip
West Hollywood, CA 90069
show time: 9:00 PM



"Rare are the musicians who can even play Zappa's music, let alone make it live and breathe. So Thank the Lord for the Grande Mothers. The people who loved their music last year ranged in age from 16 to 60, and it's safe to say that a fine time was had by all."
Dugg Simpson, Artistic Director for the Vancouver Folk Festival

"These days Roy Estrada, along with Don Preston, and Napoleon Murphy Brock from Zappa's mid to late 70's Mothers, are touring the world as the Grande Mothers and keeping Zappa's music alive. They were here at the Folk Festival last year and due to public demand are returning. Believe me, if you ever dug Zappa you don't want to miss these guys. They're fun and fuuuuunnnny. They're wicked musicians and they blew a few minds last summer there on Jericho Beach..."

"the quintet known as the Grande Mothers served up vintage psychedelia - rock songs with surreal lyrics, jazz-like harmonies and melodic complexity, with flashes of wacky satire on a par with Monty Python's Flying Circus."

"Fans of Frank Zappa are going to freak out for the Grande Mothers. Zappa and his band were creating a mixture of acid rock, psychedelia, doo-wop, avant-garde, tape experiments, funk and jazz. With three different Zappa eras represented, the Grande Mothers have a wide palette of material to choose from."
Winnipeg Free Press

"So if necessity is the mother of invention, does than mean that the Grande Mothers gave birth to necessity?  Could be true, considering this is a band that needs to be seen........."




"Just got back from the show,suffice to say it was amazing!!!! I enjoyed it more than ZPZ, the vibe was just so much more a zappa show, (despite only having five band members.) The guitar solos were monstrously beautiful, and the drumming was interstellar! Nappy!!!! dear god that was impressive!!!! and Roy, hey, I thought he didn't play bass good since he was a mexican!!! he's better than he was on OZ even, trust me!!! and Don's solo on Trouble Every Day was unbelievably perfect. PLUS!!! they didn't shy away from the political comments, which, ZPZ playing Trouble Every Day without making it fit the modern time was ridiculous. All in all, it was amazing!!!"

"I too was at this concert, it was INCREDIBLE! Seriously, I thought ZPZ was great and all, but this just blew my mind (I was at a lack of words during the intermission). One thing I really appreciated was that these Mothers really went out there and experimented onstage, in true Zappa fashion.  A personal pick of the evening was their rendition of Twenty Small Cigars, a choice I was not expecting. They played with so much soul, so much love, it was incredible. Napoleon's sax playing during this number was heart wrenching. Beautiful. One of the best non-musical moments of the night was when they talked about Zappa's legacy, and then lead the audience in a round of applause for Frank himself. All in all, a great show. I can't help but wonder when the next Zappa-themed show will come around here. I hope that the Grande Mothers (or as they really should be called, as pointed out by the announcer at the concert, The Mothers of Invention) come back soon, I'd go to another concert without hesitation. I could go on for another 25 pages, I hardly even scratched the surface of all my feelings about the show. But I'll tastefully stop now."


"I was at the Ottawa show last night. Don, Napoleon and Roy were signing albums for people before the show. The show itself was one of the most incredible things I've witnessed. Unfortunately we didn't get Peaches or Slime (but Montanna was played) but what impressed me was how much of WOIIFTM was played. We got Lonely Little Girl (which was greatly extended from the album version), Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance, What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body? and The Idiot Bastard Son. We also got a lot of material from One Size Fits All, the highlights being excellent versions of Poegen and Sofa. A real highlight was Village of the Sun which was played like on the Roxy album. Napoleon mentioned the Helsinki live show at one point; "If anyone shouts out anymore requests it's gonna cost you 20 marcs!" Roy even did a very brief aria. He started by teasing us with little 10 second bits and saying "That's all you get" before giving in and singing a bit of Baby Snakes. The signing session after the show was great as well. Roy Estrada was especially nice to me. Near the end of the show two young women got up on the stage to dance. I joked around with Napoleon about his reputation as a lady's man, reminding him of about his great line from the Pisspot the rabbit interview, "If you shake your booty, anything is possible." He chuckled and grinned sheepishly. I said thank-you so much for coming to Ottawa and giving such an excellent show and he promised the Grande Mothers would come to Canada again."




ZpZ newsflash


ZAPPA Plays ZAPPA is out and about for October and suddenly December and there will be another round of the ever-popular auctions for selected seats and such at selected tour dates. Starting NOW, you have a chance to bid on premium seats, a tour poster, and access to sound check the night of the show. See below for those special dates for those special auctions.And, starting Wednesday, Sept 27th, ALL Shows (except for Vancouver, which is on-sale at a later date) will run a pre-sale. Once again, you can get your tickets for that here:

Yes, except and also, butthe New Orleans and Cabazon shows will not have auctions - instead, for $100, you will have access to the ZAPPA Plays ZAPPA soundcheck, as well as tickets to the show. These tickets are very limited and only available through the Front Gate presale, starting on Wed, Sept 27th. Tickets are available here:


Auction Info and links:


Full Tour dates here:

  • 12-10 Boca Raton, FL: Mizner Amphitheater --- Public on-sale 9/29 through Ticketmaster

  • 12-11 Orlando, FL: Hard Rock Live --- Public on-sale 9/29 through Tickemaster

  • 12-12 Atlanta, GA: Tabernacle --- Public on-sale 9/30 through Ticketmaster

  • 12-13 Louisville, KY: Louisville Palace --- Public on-sale 9/29 through Ticketmaster

  • 12-14 St. Louis, MO: The Pageant --- Public on-sale 9/29 through Ticketmaster

  • 12-16 Dallas, TX: Nokia Theater --- Public on-sale 9/29 through Ticketmaster

  • 12-17 Houston, TX: Verizon Wireless Theater --- Public on-sale 9/30 through Ticketmaster

  • 12-18 New Orleans, LA: House of Blues --- Public on-sale 9/30 through Ticketmaster

  • 12-20 Vancouver, BC: Orpheum Theater (onsale TBA, will keep you posted)

  • 12-21 Portland, OR: Roseland Theater --- Public on-sale 9/29 through

  • 12-22 Seattle, WA: Paramount Theater --- Public on-sale 9/30 through Ticketmaster

  • 12-30 Cabazon, CA: Key Club @ Morongo --- Public on-sale 9/29 through Ticketmaster

Special guests for all shows* are Napoleon Murphy Brock, Steve Vai and Terry Bozzio. (*Terry will not be performing at the December 30 show.)

For more information, visit



Zappa plays Zappa - the return of...





Hi there,

In commemoration of the FOURtieth Anniversary of a World That Contains Freak Out! we are so very pleased to present the FZ Audiography and Documentary Evidence (for the first time this century) of those certain recording sessions that occurred in Los Angeles between March and April of 1966.  Who Could Imagine???  Well, we all know the answer to that question.  This exciting and Deluxe, Limited Edition contains FOUR historically magnificent discs for your Audio Gratification.  And a Gorgeous booklet - with the original art and lots of special surprises - and your name too.  

Read on. 

And yes, directly from the Vault to you, this is your once in a lifetime opportunity to have your name included in the List of Lists - as a person of interest who contributed in a material way to make this music possible.  With all due respect to AAAFNRAA, this is a limited offer and you must act quickly or forever hold your peace.   (No, we did not say to withhold Peace!)   This is Exclusive to Barfko-Swill.

Shortly after you receive this email with all of this stunning information you will be able to go to and see that the Pre-Order is for real.  And we also want to assure those of you who are possibly frightened of something that costs as much as Ms Pinky in these days of (speaking of) highly inflated gas prices and unseasonably rising global tensions and air temperatures that there will also be available a Very Wonderful Two Disc FZ Audio Documentary Release that might well turn up in greater convenience in your favorite record store (Is there such a Beast Anymore?).  But for those of you without FEAR, who crave the Origin of the Species in all its Tactile and Audiophile MAGNIFICENCE, you know what to do.  And we thank you for allowing us the pleasure of you r audience for FZ.

We feel it is our duty . . .


the Barfies

dieter jakob's zappa bootleg book...

I've told you about Dieter Jakob's book on Zappa bootlegs. Here's an update:

You can’t do that on bootz anymore – Volume 1: The vinyl

I am going to write a (picture-)book about Zappa vinyl bootlegs and try to get together all photos of the bootlegs I know. As far as I know only the photos of the below mentioned bootlegs are still missing for my book. 

List of vinyl bootlegs (photos wanted):

  • At Lorely (2LP GREY+WHITE Vinyl Coloured Cover)
  • Charlie's Favourite (2LP Testpressing)
  • Christmas in New York in '76 (LP) **
  • Dortmund 1984 (LP Green Vinyl)
  • Frankie Meets Bobby [only one side is Zappa] (LP Clear Vinyl)
  • Frankie Meets Bobby [only one side is Zappa] (LP Green Vinyl)
  • From the Vaults to the Biggest Halls Volume 1 (LP) **
  • Leatherette (2LP B/W Comic Deluxe Cover RED Vinyl)
  • Metal Man Has Hornet's Wings (LP BLACK Vinyl BW SCRAPMETAL INSERT) Slipped Disc Records Label
  • S' n M (LP) **
  • Saarbrücken '78 (2LP BLACK VINYL) NOT Fooeee (Beat The Boot Box) Version
  • Saarbrücken '78 (2LP BLACK/BLUE VINYL)
  • Saarbrücken '78 (2LP YELLOW VINYL)
  • The Best of ... Pappa Zappa & Any Way the Wind Blows (2LP ) **
  • Zappaskance (2LP) **

The discs marked with ** are only known by name from various more or less reliable sources. I’m quite sure that they are not existing and results of misinterpreted labels or just homemade fakes of “serious” bootlegs. Anyway, if somebody should know something about these discs, I’d appreciate a lot to get the information. Anyway, I’d be happy if anybody from the huge Zappa fan community could help me to get a photo or a scan of all these missing boots.

Music is the best!



So here's the deal, if you have any of these bootlegs, and if you're able to take a digital picture of it, let me know at and I will forward you Dieter's e-mail address.  



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  • 2006/07/02 Frank Zappa / MOI - "Freak Out" - radio show, dutch "4fm", radio 4, NL

  • 2006/07/09 Frank Zappa / MOI - "Freak Out" - radio show, dutch "4fm", radio 4, NL

  • 2006/07/16 Frank Zappa / MOI - "Freak Out" - radio show, dutch "4fm", radio 4, NL

  • 2006/07/23 Frank Zappa / MOI - "Freak Out" - radio show, dutch "4fm", radio 4, NL

  • 2006/07/30 Frank Zappa / MOI - "Freak Out" - radio show, dutch "4fm", radio 4, NL

  • 2006/10/28 Bogus Pomp - concert 'Jannus Landing', St. Petersburg, Florida, usa

  • 2006/10/28 The Pojama People - concert The Rainbow, Seattle, WA, usa

  • 2006/11/02 Big Band 86 - concert 'café de eendracht', Geeraardsbergen, Belgium
  • 2006/11/02 Ugly Radio Rebellion - concert Founders Brewing Co, Grand Rapids, MI, usa
  • 2006/11/03 Mike Keneally's Circus of Values - concert 'Dizzy's', San Diego, CA, usa

  • 2006/11/03 Ugly Radio Rebellion - concert Club Khameleon, Kent Ohio, usa

  • 2006/11/04 Mike Keneally Band - concert 'The Baked Potato', Studio City, CA, usa

  • 2006/11/05 The Grande Mothers Re:Invented - concert 'Bosanski kulturni centar', Sarajevo, Bosnia - Herzegovina

  • 2006/11/06 Sheik Yerbouti - concert 'ILLIPSE', Illingen (Saarland), Germany

  • 2006/11/07 The Grande Mothers Re:Invented - concert 'SKC Velika Sala', Beograd, Serbia

  • 2006/11/09 The Grande Mothers Re:Invented - concert 'Pere.Strojka, club Aquarius', Zagreb, Croatia

  • 2006/11/11 Studio Tan - concert 'Music Temple', Roosendaal, NL

  • 2006/11/15 The Amsterdam Percussion Group and Terry Bozzio - concert 'de meerse', hoofddorp, nl
  • 2006/11/17 The Amsterdam Percussion Group and Terry Bozzio - concert 'schouwburg', gouda, nl
  • 2006/11/17 Fast 'n Bulbous - concert 'BimHuis', Amsterdam, NL

  • 2006/11/18 Fast 'n Bulbous - concert "Taktlos Festival", Bern, Switzerland

  • 2006/11/19 The Amsterdam Percussion Group and Terry Bozzio - concert 'de vest', alkmaar, nl
  • 2006/11/20 Claudia Russel / Mike Keneally - performance 'The Neurosciences Institute', San Diego, California, usa
  • 2006/11/21 Fast 'n Bulbous - concert 'Porgy and Bess', Vienna, Austria
  • 2006/11/22 Fast 'n Bulbous - concert 'Eremitage', Schwaz, Austria
  • 2006/11/23 Fast 'n Bulbous - concert 'Cankarjev Dom', Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2006/11/23 Sul Divano / Roma Pagana - concert el sotano, argentina
  • 2006/11/24 The Amsterdam Percussion Group and Terry Bozzio - concert 'de lievekamp', oss, nl
  • 2006/11/24 (20:00 UHR ) Daniel Rohr - performance "ZAPPA!" Alles über Frank" im "Waldsee"  Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany 

  • 2006/11/24 Ugly Radio Rebellion - concert 'Rock Nightclub', Detroit, MI, usa  (FRANKSGIVING)

  • 2006/11/25 The Amsterdam Percussion Group and Terry Bozzio - concert 'de metropole', almere, nl
  • 2006/11/25 (20:00 UHR ) Daniel Rohr - performance "ZAPPA!" Alles über Frank" im "Waldsee"  Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany
  • 2006/11/27 CRAM - concert 'Cafe Wilhelmina', Eindhoven, NL

  • 2006/11/29 The Grande Mothers Re:Invented - concert 'House of Blues Anaheim', Anaheim, CA, usa

  • 2006/11/29 Brokken - concert 'Zaal100', Amsterdam, NL 

  • 2006/11/29 G3 (Satriani, Vai & Petrucci) - concert ‘Convention Centre’, Brisbane, Australia

  • 2006/11/30 The Grande Mothers Re:Invented - concert 'House of Blues Sunset Strip', West Hollywood, CA , usa 

  • 2006/12/01 The Amsterdam Percussion Group and Terry Bozzio - concert 'de spiegel', zwolle, nl
  • 2006/12/01 G3 (Satriani, Vai & Petrucci) - concert ‘Hordern Pavilion’, Sydney, Australia
  • 2006/12/02 The Amsterdam Percussion Group and Terry Bozzio - concert 'muziekgebouw aan 't ij', amsterdam, nl
  • 2006/12/02 CRAM - concert 'plusetage', baarle-nassua, the netherlands
  • 2006/12/02 The Voice of Cheez - concert Nietzsche's, Buffalo, NY, usa
  • 2006/12/02 G3 (Satriani, Vai & Petrucci) - concert ‘Regent Theatre’, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2006/12/02 Frogg Café - concert 'Orion Sound Studio", Baltimore, MD, usa

  • 2006/12/03 G3 (Satriani, Vai & Petrucci) - concert ‘Regent Theatre’, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2006/12/04 The Amsterdam Percussion Group and Terry Bozzio - concert 'theater aan de parade', den bosch, nl
  • 2006/12/06 G3 (Satriani, Vai & Petrucci) - concert ‘Entertainment Centre’, Adelaide, Australia
  • 2006/12/07 The Amsterdam Percussion Group and Terry Bozzio - concert 'lucent danstheater', den haag, nl
  • 2006/12/08 The Amsterdam Percussion Group and Terry Bozzio - concert 'muziekcentrum', enschede, nl
  • 2006/12/08 G3 (Satriani, Vai & Petrucci) - concert ‘Challenge Stadium’, Perth, Australia
  • 2006/12/10 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Mizner Amphitheater', Boca Raton, FL, usa

  • 2006/12/11 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Hard Rock Live', Orlando, FL, usa

  • 2006/12/12 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Tabernacle', Atlanta, GA, usa

  • 2006/12/13 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Louisville Palace', Louisville, KY, usa

  • 2006/12/14 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'The Pageant', St. Louis, MO, usa  

  • 2006/12/14 Pojama People - concert 'Sam Bond's Garage', EUGENE, OR, usa

  • 2006/12/14 7th Annual Zappafest in Milwaukee, WI, usa

  • 2006/12/15 Pojama People - concert 'Sengthongs Blue Sky Jazz Room', Dunsmuir, CA, usa

  • 2006/12/16 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Nokia Theater', Dallas, TX, usa  

  • 2006/12/16 Pojama People - concert 'tba', Sacramento CA, usa

  • 2006/12/16 Frogg Café - concert 'Towne Crier', Pawling, NY, usa

  • 2006/12/16 CRAM - concert 'HotHouse', Leiden, NL

  • 2006/12/17 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Verizon Wireless Theater', Houston, TX, usa  

  • 2006/12/17 Pojama People - concert 'Cafe DuNord/ Swedish American Hall', San Francisco, CA, usa

  • 2006/12/18 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'House of Blues', New Orleans, LA, usa

  • 2006/12/20 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Orpheum Theater', Vancouver, BC, usa

  • 2006/12/21 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Roseland Theater', Portland, OR, usa  

  • 2006/12/21 Ugly Radio Rebellion - concert 'The Magic Sticke, Detroit, MI, usa (FZ Birthday FREAKOUT)

  • 2006/12/22 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Paramount Theater', Seattle, WA, usa  

  • 2006/12/22 Ugly Radio Rebellion - concert 'Mickey Finns Pub', Toledo, OH, usa (FZ Birthday Bash)

  • 2006/12/28 Project/Object – concert ’8x10 Club', Baltimore, MD, usa

  • 2006/12/29 Project/Object – concert ’Mexicali Blues', Teaneck, NJ, usa

  • 2006/12/30 Zappa plays Zappa - concert 'Key Club @ Morongo', Cabazon, CA, usa

  • 2006/12/30 Project/Object – concert ’The Century Lounge', Providence, RI, usa

  • 2006/12/31 Project/Object – concert ’Pearl Street', Northampton, MA, usa

  • 2007/01/02 Project/Object – concert ’Club Café', Pittsburgh, PA, usa

  • 2007/01/03 Project/Object – concert ’Club Café', Pittsburgh, PA, usa

  • 2007/01/04 Project/Object – concert ’Beachland Ballroom', Cleveland Ohio, usa

  • 2007/01/05 Project/Object – concert ’Martyrs'', Chicago, IL, usa

  • 2007/01/06 Project/Object – concert ’Martyrs'', Chicago, IL, usa

  • 2007/01/09 Project/Object – concert ’World Cafe', Philadelphia, PA, usa

  • 2007/01/10 Project/Object – concert ’The Chameleon Club', Lancaster, PA, usa

  • 2007/01/11 Project/Object – concert ’Regatta Bar', Cambridge, MA, usa

  • 2007/01/12 Project/Object – concert ’Nectars', Burlington, VT, usa

  • 2007/01/13 Project/Object – concert ’Revolution Hall', Troy, NY, usa

  • 2007/01/20 (20:00 UHR ) Daniel Rohr - performance "ZAPPA!" Alles über Frank" im "Zehntscheuer"  Ravensburg, Germany

  • 2007/01/31 Fast 'N Bulbous - radio show Concertzender: the 2006/11/17 concert

  • 2007/02/16 -18  Monty and The Butchers / The Foolz / The Muffin Men - concert "UK Zappa Festival", Bradford-on-Avon, UK

  • 2007/03/27 Asko Ensemble & Palinckx - concert 'muziekgebouw aan't ij', amsterdam, NL

  • 2007/04/24 Asko Ensemble - concert 'muziekgebouw aan't ij', amsterdam, NL- performing music by corrie van binsbergen

  • 2007/07/28 "Zappa-street-naming-event in Berlin"

  • 2007/08/03 - 05 Zappanale - Bad Doberan, Germany