Archive for November, 2008

One Man Rock’n’Roll Band

Roy Harper. The song is from 1971 (Stormcock), the performance from 1986. Amazingly strong guitar playing. Hey.

Montreux: Fire!

Exclusive pictures of the remainings of the Montreux Casino taken on the next day of the fire (december 1971) at montreuxmusic.com; with comments by the Deep Purple and FZ, plus 2 videos. Found on the Idiot Bastard’s page.

A Concert For Jimmy

This just in from The Idiot Bastard — the schedule for tomorrow’s Jimmy Carl Black tribute concert:

  • 17:30 – Doors open
  • 18:00 – Introduction by MC Ben Watson
  • 18:15 – The Muffin Men
  • 19:15 – The Thurston Lava Tube
  • 20:00 – premiere of Jimmy & Candy Zappa’s Stolen Cadillac
  • 20:15 – Fraz Knapp jam session (with surprise special guest stunt guitarist)
  • 21:00 – premiere of Evil Dick’s The Horrors Of Local Government with film
  • 21:15 – That Legendary Wooden Lion
  • 22:00 – disco with DJ Chilli until chucking out

There will also be a raffle in there somewhere, with some very nice prizes… All proceeds from this event will go to the family of JCB. Tickets here.

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Raising Sand

I picked up this unique duet album the other day, Raising Sand with Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. The album was produced by the legendary T-Bone Burnett. Any preconceptions I might have had regarding Plant’s ability to perform “roots music” was blown away after my first listen to this CD. Check out this video of “Please Read The Letter” and judge for yourself:

Obama!

Wow wow wow, this is fantastic news to wake up to.

OMG Obama

Also: I’ve been waiting for eight years to be able to say the following three words and now I finally can: NO MORE BUSH! Aaaaahhh…

Thank you America!

RIP Jimmy Carl Black

Very sad news comes to us from Jerry Ford, long time friend of JCB, and caretaker of Inkanish Records:

It is my sad duty to report the news that JIMMY CARL BLACK has passed away. Jimmy left this earth around 11pm Germany time on October 31st. of cancer.

A benefit concert is being planned for December 7th in California, more information on that here (soon). And of course there’s the London benefit, which takes place next November 9.

All of us here at KUR wish to pass our condolences to Jimmy’s family. I think it’s safe to say that, through his music, Jimmy has made a lasting impression on each of our lives. He shall be sorely missed…

Imogen Heap, Jeff Beck, Vinnie Colaiuta, 2007

Did I mention I simply love Imogen Heap? (Unfortunately deleted from here)

Need A Bath?

Our pal Magic Fingers writes in to say:

You might like to tell the boys and girls at KUL about this page of my second favourite website.

FZ at Bath, 1970

… and then tell them to check out the rest of the site.

Consider it done, good Sir! Aside: when do you reckon The Big Note will be back on the airwaves in full force?

Wuthering Ukuleles

With apologies for the terrible pun above, when the Ukulele Orchestra of GB covers “Wuthering Heights”, here’s what happens:

Also: Life On Mars, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly and more.

FZ Drummers Roundtable

“It’s been a dream of mine to get my favorite Zappa drummers together and have us talk about our experiences.” – Terry Bozzio is joined by fellow former Zappa drummers, Chester Thompson, Ralph Humphrey, Chad Wackerman, and Ruth Underwood in this first episode of seven videos.

(Thanks Pierre!)