12 thoughts on “Gail On Air”

  1. Same old, same old. Gail’s usual pat answers (she must have them recorded and plays them back at will). And Alex Jones hasn’t even read The Real Frank Zappa Book (how much of a fan, and how informed an interviewer can he really be?). But, hey, they do love the sound of their own voices, don’t they?

  2. This is exactly why I would say:

    The best way of honouring a much better contribution to FZ world is to recommend the KUR site to many others.
    Students, scholars, TV or radio stars, musicians, bloggers,etc.
    As is the case with FZ they might all from their different perspectives learn something from it.

  3. OK, Barry, finally- ie for the next years to come – you’ll loose. Because of family & business ties.

    In the long term?

  4. C’mon, what’s everyone worried about?

    All this overblown concern about the “loss of freedom” blah, blah, blah. Anybody who thinks that way is a CONSPIRACY NUT or wears a “TIN FOIL HAT” or they are a “MOONBAT”.

    You notice that they don’t talk about anything substantial?
    Heck, I didn’t hear ONE SINGLE FACT. Alex Jones and Gail
    Zappa should get married to each other. THERE’S some FACTS for ya!!!

    Hyulk, hyulk!

  5. scott Says:
    November 15th, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    You notice that they don’t talk about anything substantial?
    Heck, I didn’t hear ONE SINGLE FACT. Alex Jones and Gail
    Zappa should get married to each other.

    Alex Jones and Gail Zappa married? I can just imagine the names of their first two offspring — Dweebil and Vroom Quibits.

    Now, where did I hide my Zircon Encrusted Tweezers? It’s the only instrument, along with a fresh supply of dental floss, that might be able to extract all of that insubstantial bullshit from my ears…

  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISqsmMPAREY

    This is much more fun… a doc from ’71 in 6 parts on youtube. Even if the Flo and Eddie era isn’t your cup of tea, worth a watch for the Zappa interview snippets, including the one where he admits to accidentally giving his wife the clap after going on tour!

    Vacuum cleaners, Wild Man Fischer, GTO, Happy Together… worth an hour of anyones time.

    Apologies if this has already been linked to, and I’ve missed it, but this is one seriously enjoyable…


  7. Another part of interesting F knowledge – his fans seem to be glad tooverlook it , possibly because it doesn’t seem to please them – is that while touring and from 19XX onwards he always stayed in a different hotel than his band.

    OK, he was the boss of a small / medium sized enterprise. My guess is that there was much more behind it.

  8. Another one.
    A historical counterfactual ( genre : if Cleopatra’s nouse would have been …, if Napoleon would have won in Waterloo).

    FZ was an American. Typically, within cultural / musical US world : tremendous opportunities for those who can financially afford it. He couldn’t. He had to explore it in a strictly commercial world. The worst possible condition for a good composer. Compare it -that way -with J S Bach. The Leipzig Thomas Kirche payed JSB a salary, he had to everything they wanted him to do. FZ: commerce endeavored to impose things. OK, Bach will keep proving that he was simply the best.

    – Compare it with one of his European heroes, Anton Webern http://www.antonwebern.com/. See World War II in ” biography”. However he was finally enabled to reduce ( to the max) his musical output to genuine excellence. Just three and a half hours of listening.

    – Or with Arnold Schoenberg. For instance http://www.schoenberg.at/ After having fled nazist Austria he became a refugee, finally he was nominated as a prof at the LA Univ. He kept composing & teaching.

    – Compare it with other rock musicians. Endless story. Gail Z might be right.

    It’s partly about opportunities at high school level.

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