On/Off

A mix of things that you may or may not already know…

9 Responses to “On/Off”

  1. Paul Sempschi says:

    It’s a pretty good radio show, the music beforehand is quite beautiful. Heads up though, the Zappa portion doesnt start until after the first hour. It’s unfortunate that the eagre-enthusiastic interviewer wasnt completely clear on Zappa’s facts.

  2. A Tinseltown Aficionado says:

    A single disc, and there is “a rarities section” in it….
    Valerie was really funny to hear, will it probably be the original mix, as Ryko (luckily in this case, owns the 84 one…) Anyway, it will be out in two months, according to Joe and Gail… I’ll like it.

  3. tim says:

    A quote from Paul Sempschi:

    It’s a pretty good radio show, the music beforehand is quite beautiful. Heads up though, the Zappa portion doesnt start until after the first hour. It’s unfortunate that the eagre-enthusiastic interviewer wasnt completely clear on Zappa’s facts.

    that music WAS fantastic. i googled some of the names i thought i heard, but came up w/ nada. appreciate any help w/ this. it was funny to hear the dj say, “wow, the origianal lumpy gravy, when everybody else back in ’67 was hearing THIS…”duodenum, blah blah…”(unreleased ’84 mix plays) i could actually hear eyeballs rolling skywards. it is easy to get confused, i mean, i thought dweezil was supposed to be on this show! anyway i already sent the zft $500 for an advance copy of ruben & the jets (my heart palpitates) AND the privilege of having my name added above ruben’s tatoo on the front cover!!!

  4. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    At Steely Dan’s 2001 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction Walter Becker asked the assembled if they remembered who the original Mothers of Invention drummer was. Becker has unsuccessfully lobbied the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for Black’s inclusion as a founding member of the Mothers of Invention.

    Sadly, Jimmy Carl Black isn’t the only musician I know of that has been overlooked for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The late Warren Zevon has also been overlooked. It appears that choice for inclusion has more to do with popularity and record sales, than an individual musician’s contribution over a lifetime.

  5. vince says:

    I like how pissed Gail sounds when the DJ said that with all these ‘building block’, YOU (meaning, the listener) could put a version together!
    I could SMELL the tension!

  6. peter says:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    A quote from peter:

    At Steely Dan’s 2001 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction Walter Becker asked the assembled if they remembered who the original Mothers of Invention drummer was. Becker has unsuccessfully lobbied the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for Black’s inclusion as a founding member of the Mothers of Invention.

    Sadly, Jimmy Carl Black isn’t the only musician I know of that has been overlooked for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The late Warren Zevon has also been overlooked. It appears that choice for inclusion has more to do with popularity and record sales, than an individual musician’s contribution over a lifetime.

    I’m confused: have the other MOI members been inducted and Jimmy left out?

  7. Alex says:

    A quote from Alex:

    I’m confused: have the other MOI members been inducted and Jimmy left out?

    No – the Mothers as a whole have been overlooked. Also no Cheap Trick, Beefheart, Alice Cooper, Todd Rundgren, etc.

  8. Paul Sempschi says:

    Well Beefheart should be in the Smithsonian Institute…

    What, no Alice??? Fuck Cleveland!

    A quote from A Tinseltown Aficionado:

    Valerie was really funny to hear, will it probably be the original mix, as Ryko (luckily in this case, owns the 84 one…).

    So why is it lucky Ryko doesnt own the Verve master? Because we would have had our grubby mitts on an original mix 12 years ago? or because we may have the chance to go through a MORatJ 2 cd job with a remastered, alternate 80′s take, along with the Verve and a ‘rarities’ reel?

  9. P-Rip says:

    ZPZ will be in Phoenix tomorrow. I’ve gone the past two years and enjoyed it. But not sure if I will go this year. I guess the highlight this time is Billy The Mountain. I find that ZPZ is weakest when the piece depends strongly on the personality of the performers. Such is the case with Billy. Other than a couple of riffs repeated throughout, there isn’t much the rest is Flo and Eddie. I also think Dweez is weakest whe he tries it immitate Frank. Anyway, it’s a large venue, so plenty of tickets will be availble at the door. Last year I got a front row seat from the box office about an hour before show time!

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