Post Number: 503
|Posted on Friday, December 04, 2009 - 11:46 am: |
Post Number: 281
|Posted on Friday, December 04, 2009 - 12:55 pm: |
I've been listening to FZ all day. It scares my coworkers.
Post Number: 10
|Posted on Friday, December 04, 2009 - 3:59 pm: |
Peaches En Regalia! I remember when I was 18 and my 70 year old Music Professor played the class Hot Rats for the first time.
Post Number: 555
|Posted on Friday, December 04, 2009 - 4:50 pm: |
Hot Rats is my Favourite Zappa album.
Post Number: 218
|Posted on Friday, December 04, 2009 - 6:58 pm: |
I read this interview the other day... I can't think of a better way to honor Frank than what his son is doing...
Post Number: 281
|Posted on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 9:30 am: |
SHUT UP 'N PLAY YER GUITAR !
Joe's Garage should be taught in music school!
(Message edited by Spose on December 05, 2009)
Post Number: 252
|Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 10:55 pm: |
Trying to decide on a favorite Zappa album is like trying to choose your favorite Pie, there is no such thing as bad pie.
Frank Zappa and John Lennon are the ONLY celebrity deaths I have ever mourned. I was a mess for weeks when I heard the news.
(Message edited by jbybj on December 06, 2009)
Post Number: 416
|Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009 - 7:21 am: |
I remember Summers in San Francisco, a cool Cat name: Ray White, (one the most serious member of Zappa's fantastic band -- played rhythm guitar, and Ray was very well known for his commanding singing voices of the band). Ray, would appear many times over my drummer's house with axe-in-hand, and jam with us.
I was only a 18 years old kid, with this baddass Alembic S1 that was very commanding even with Ray.
In those days, the song: "You are what you is" was scoring huge with audiences world-wide; and then the song: "Valley Girl" took them to the moon. Those were some wild times for Ray in deed.
Anyway, since we all lived close by each other, Ray would always come over unannounced, and the three of us would play for hours and rap about his big adventures with Frank Zappa and everything else with music.
Ray's visits, was and will always be a memorable experience, and deep down, I believe he came over to to get away from the lime lights of fame and money, and cars, homes and crap to humble down with people, who didn't see him as a member of a famous band nor cared about the junk. With Ray, we all were able to take off the mask, and "draw-down" our defenses. Of course with me as this skinny college kid playing this baddass Alembic, and a drummer who worked for a major electric utility company, didn't have nearly the problems of Ray.
However, whenever we got together, we were able to find peace, and an oasis from the world.
Those were some beautiful days in San Francisco, once upon a time...
(Message edited by toma_hawk01 on December 07, 2009)
Post Number: 417
|Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009 - 2:26 pm: |
Unfortunately, everything came to a stream screeching halt, after I received a call from my drummers Mother, my best friend (her only son) past away to join our Creator.
It was a life changing situation for me musically and I abandoned my bass and later sold everything shortly afterward. The 80's was an interesting period in deed.
Post Number: 284
|Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2009 - 9:27 am: |
I love that story!
I have the pleasure of knowing Mr.Ike Willis. When he comes to town to play with his band the pojama people I will hang with Ike and the band. I tech'd his rig last time they were in town. We sang Sy Borg together! what a trip!
Post Number: 96
|Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2009 - 6:30 pm: |
spose, I too know Ike. I was lucky enough to tour Europe with him in early '94. We had 3 months on the road and 2 weeks in the studio with him. Happy times... just a few years earlier I had been along to see the 'best band' tour of '88. I was a big Zappa fan as a kid (and still am now) so it was absolutely magical for me to go from listening to Ike, to playing with him in a few short years. I also did a commemorative project in Belgium premiering some new works in a tribute to Frank, it was a full concert orchestra and 9 piece rock band, on keys/vocals was one Robert Martin also of the Zappa alumni.
I was one lucky guy...
If you see Ike say hello from Jake in the UK
Post Number: 436
|Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2009 - 6:52 pm: |
It's a small world (after all).