Here’s a nice documentary on Jethro Tull (57 minutes), from 1979, which is a very fine year from them – got Bursting Out, right?
Archive for November, 2008
Just a few things, in short:
- “Delayed reaction: Uncle Meat” (Frank Zappa Mini Film Festival?…)
- ZPZ: the mix of the 1st Chicago show is ready.
- Lumpy Money: delay
- Project/Object: show cancelled…
- NOT for the above things: applause machine.
- bloggism: Julie Slick – Eric Slick. Keep on bloggin’!
- Nowadays I listen to Tool.
- Barry and Sharl are still speachless…
I like it. (I wonder when the 2nd part of the “Zappa Drummers’ Roundtable” comes up.)
A tiny snipplet from an interview, and a bit of The Black page, possibly from the Milan show (not the best audio quality, though).
“The bad businessmen may save the world, by accident!…”
Some nine months ago, Dr Sharleena and I hatched a cunning plan. It looked something like this:
As of yesterday morning at 9:42 am, upon some seven hours of labour, here’s what our plan looks like:
World: meet Lucas! More pictures here.
Mother and child are doing fine. The father is dog tired and will probably not be posting as frequently as he’s used to, for the time being…
I told dweezil I would try my best to insure he would not see andre. but I put it off and put it off and I want to make this clear: I did not say anything to andre. andre had no idea that he should keep out of dweezil’s sight.
why did I not keep my word to dweezil? andre is a valued member of my crew and a friend. I know how much he loves frank’s music. I could not bring myself to hurt andre’s feeling.
The Zappa Family Trust may be willing to compromise. ZFT lawyers now say that the Zappanale can use the Zappa name if they brand the festival as “Zappa music and more.”
Now, my German is as rusty as an early 90s Russian submarine but as I understand it, here’s how things appear to have evolved since then from the ZFT claim’s perspective: if the festival’s organizers wish to keep the festival going, they are to report — at the earliest occasion — name and location of any artists playing, as well as any (FZ) tunes on their playlist.
It would then be GZ’s deity-given, exclusive prerogative to veto any artists she feels “violate the integrity and intentions” of FZ, from playing at Zappanale.
A hostile take-over, if you will.
Nennt man solch eine Forderung vielleicht Zensur? Ist das nicht unheimlich? (Yes Bob Again, I’m way ahead of you!)
The Zappanale guys beg to differ, and so yet another court meeting is scheduled at the Düsseldorf Landgericht where, as Thomas Dippel puts it, “things are in good hands”.
On a completely off-topic note: yes, I’ve been out of the loop lately and yes, there’s a very good reason for this.
– “Oh, do tell Barry!”
Any day now, any day now…
Another CD which I recently picked up was Ann Wilson’s first-ever solo effort ‘Hope & Glory,’ from Zoë/ Rounder Records. Produced by Ben Mink, Hope & Glory features appearances from such artists as Elton John, Gretchen Wilson, Alison Krauss, Rufus Wainwright, Ann’s sister Nancy Wilson and others on unique renditions of songs made famous by Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Neil Young and more. In these two videos, Ann Wilson performs unique covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant song” (Track 5) and Pink Floyd’s “Goodbye Blue Sky” (Track 1).