Frost On The Pumpkins

A message from the ZFT Marketing Dept:

gz: Frost is on the Pumpkins
And you know what that means. Maybe even sooner than 10 questions from Jayp.

Hat tip: Michael P.

18 Responses to “Frost On The Pumpkins”

  1. xorg says:

    OK. OK. But what is this supposed to mean? Why can’t Mrs Zappa say anything in a straightforward manner? Why shroud it in mystery and discombobulated language? Forget conceptual continuity – circumlocution continuity rules! DUH!

  2. vince says:

    ‘coz it’s all she HAS!

  3. Harmless Ted says:

    It’s going to be a 6 CD live compilation of the 1981 band without any of the YAWYI-tracks….

    …I wish!

  4. luc / Belgium says:

    Does it has to do something with “Michael P. Dawson.” What is the secret word?

  5. urbangraffito says:

    If it’s anything like the promised Roxy DVD, or the perpetually “Coming Soon” Zappa Radio, I’ll believe it when I actually see it. The track record with the ZFT needs some serious improvement instead of just cryptic messages to it’s fanbase.

  6. Paul Sempschi says:

    I heard it was the Melbourne 76 show…

  7. Sargeant Barry Pepper says:

    I’m betting it’s not the video hosted by Ms. Pinky…

  8. Kevpod says:

    But they have a lot going on supporting the ZPZ tours. That’s a monumental undertaking that probably consumes most all their energy.

    But the crypticness seems corny. Why not just communicate with the Zappa community in a straightforward way?

  9. Jamez says:

    I reckon it’s either the Zappa Plays Zappa DVD finally bein’ released in stores or the Roxy DVD.

  10. ken duvall says:

    Roxy DVD ?
    Surely you jest…

  11. Balint says:

    What do you think: is there a way, somehow to ASK Gail: “Please, PLEASE don’t give us such “infos” like that.” What is it good for? I’ve seen at that on the forum there are already some quarrells about it, and the only thing it brings is mere speculation – what is is good for? What the hell is “Frost on the Pumpkins”?…
    So: it would be nice to write a letter or a comment or a petition or something – I’m just so sad reading these and knowing that I’ll never know what’s behind it for months! Am I naive?…

  12. urbangraffito says:

    Balint Says:
    October 22nd, 2007 at 12:12 am

    What the hell is “Frost on the Pumpkins”?…So: it would be nice to write a letter or a comment or a petition or something – I’m just so sad reading these and knowing that I’ll never know what’s behind it for months! Am I naive?…

    The answer’s quite simple, Balint. Don’t go there. Except to order CD’s and DVDs through Barfko-Swill (I am a Zappa Freak, after all, and would rather give the ZFT my money than anybody else), I no longer visit Zappa dot com as regularly as I once did. And until Zappa dot com gets their act together, I don’t see this changing in the foreseeable future (perhaps once they see their web counter start to wind down, somebody will wake up).

  13. Martin says:

    Could be a special edition (like Freak Out) of Absolutely Free. Doesn’t Frank say “What a pumpkin” on it?

  14. Rob says:

    MOAF maybe, but I’ll believe it when I see/hear it, but then again there’s always ROXY…

  15. Chris E. says:

    A new comment by Gail confirms that it’s not MOAF.

  16. urbangraffito says:

    Methinks GZ gets some perverse pleasure seeing the FZ fanbase squirm at her every utterance (I’d really expect more from a woman of her stature and maturity).

  17. Paul Sempschi says:

    We’ll probably never see any ‘MOalbums because the ZFT found out that we like them. Probably a resurrection of the Joe’s series, only MOrehearsal dialogue and perhaps as an extra special bonus, they’ll even throw in a strip from the Roxy film masters in every 10th cd.

  18. mckenzieclean says:

    The Mystery 4cd DVD boxset… the stage is set, the band, still unseen in the gleaming red lights and darkened stage… Don Pardo, “could this be, the long awaited Roxy release?” Then we see Dweez and ZPZ, “heck no, we thought the fans would dig it more if we performed the Roxy concerts note for note, right Joe?”
    “Oh yeah, yeah, those Roxy tapes are slightly grainy, we’re recording this on digital.”
    Gail: “we’ve been checking out the forum and what keeps coming up the most from Zappa fans is why arent there more ZPZ releases?”

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