About the ’88 tour, about 200 Motels, about remixing CDs… you’ll love it.
Zappa-Weekend In the French Radio FR3
Conducted by Peter Eötvös, the tunes played (if I’m correct): Penis Dimension, Dupree’s Paradise, The Perfect Stranger. The concert is said to be broadcasted on the 21st of December on France Musique radio.
Mothers Night: A Ten Hour Marathon
Rich of another Ugly Radio writes:
We are doing a ten hour marathon of The Mothers on Portland OR station KBOO this Friday night starting at 8pm (PST). That’s right, it’s time once again to remember our Mothers. Of course we mean The Mothers of Invention. Frank Zappa’s seminal band of renegade freaks and musical experimentalists. Bizarre and hilarious indigenous “folk” music, borne of the denizens of the streets of 1960s Los Angeles and El Monte.
Join us FRIDAY, MAY 8TH from 8:00 pm until 6:00 am. Featuring rare live performances, “incidents”, interviews, and special Mothers gifts for those who decide to become a MEMBER of Community Radio KBOO during the broadcast.
Folks around the world can listen in on the web at www.kboo.fm/listen.
Some highlights from last year.
Zappa Radio Interview, New York, 1978
Frank Zappa, on the air with Mark Simone, October 30th, 1978, at WPIX-FM, New York, just prior to one of his annual (and albeit, infamous) Palladium concerts. It’s quite easy to see why these Palladium concerts were of the must see variety.
I wonder if the Warren that FZ is saying hello to “on air” is the same Warren Cuccurullo who later joined his band?
“I’m ending Zappa’s Grubby Chamber, not from oppression but because of the sheer difficulty of physically transporting myself to and from the distant radio station very late on Friday nights, and retaining my health and sanity.
Too bad, because there are lots of unexploited ideas for the show. But I have to focus on my actual job.”
Kevin L. Hoover tells us that tonight is the last ZGC show (more details on his weblog Crush All Boxes. The show starts at 10 PM (Los Angeles time); details to listen online, here.
Good luck in all your endeavors and keep in touch Kevin!