Why do you love Zappa?
Alright, so who’s planning a visit to this year’s Zappanale #15? A meet-and-greet among KUR readers would be great, so drop a comment if you’ll be attending what has to be the coziest FZ-festival this side of the globe. We’ll (most probably) be there!
On Thursday 1 April 2004 7.30pm at Barbican Centre, the electro-acoustic Absolute Ensemble is giving a concert entitled “ABSOLUTE ZAPPA“. The 20-piece band lend their own distinctive jazz-inspired style to heart-pumping remixes, reinventions, re-imaginings and rearrangements of Zappa originals. Special guests include Zappa’s original sideman, Napoleon Murphy Brock and Mike Keneally plus hip-hop turntablists the X-ecutioners and jazz musician Django Bates. (thanks SOFA!)
Something to cheer up our french readers: Les Fils de l’Invention announce a Special Zappa Evening, to take place in Paris, 27 August. Several Z-movies will be projected (including one where both the Monkees and Frank appear!), and rumour has it Gail Zappa will be attending the event.
Keeping up the good tradition of posting totally unrelated links, here’s a bunch of adequately mutilated Re-Versed Rock Lyrics. Check out Smells Like Holy Spirit which is particularly -uh- like totally bitchin! Amen Sister Mari!
On the internet, this is old news but – did anyone catch this thread off of affz ? It appears Patrick Neve, eminent Grand Wazoo of the Upper Echelon affz crowd (they fuck you if you don’t like their hat, and they like to play PRANKS during the initiation), will no longer be maintaining Splat’s Pages. Arf dot ru, Naurin and Cornelius have offered to take over the pages. They are and have always been a great point of reference, so I hope they remain online in some way or another.