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Hammerfist Odious

December 1st, 2010 by Corey A. Edwards

So, I am a good little donkey: dutifully ordering Frank Zappa releases when they are announced and in as timely a fashion as finances allow.

This latest, a 3-cd set of live recordings from performances at London’s Hammersmith Odeon in 1978, I was able to nab at preorder – joy!

Somehow, however, the company that handles the sales sent my CD to an old address, long-since sans forwarding.

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Need a band for your party?

May 9th, 2009 by Corey A. Edwards



(gratefully “snipped” from the 10/23/65 issue of KRLA Beat)

Zappa Fans: Have 3 Hours to Kill?

April 26th, 2009 by Corey A. Edwards

Thanks to a post on alt.fan.frank-zappa, I was made aware of an excellent, 3-part documentary series on CBC Radio 2 about Frank Zappa called I am all Day and Night: The Music of Frank Zappa by Philip Coulter (it’s about half way down the page).

This amazing series allows tons of insight into Frank, his vision, and his process, revealed through in-depth interviews with Gail Zappa, Ruth Underwood, Arthur Barrow, Bruce Fowler, Warren Cuccurullo, Steve Vai, and The Man, himself via a previously unreleased, 1992 CBC interview; what better way for a Zappa fan to spend three hours?

There are some other real gems on the page as well: programs on Paul Bley, Daniel Lanois, Don Thompson, and many more. Very cool stuff – check it out!

(trying to figure out how to collect the Zappa content as I type this – the Ruth Underwood bits alone are priceless)

Happy Birthday, Frank (addendum)

December 22nd, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

I was cruising for burgers on FrankZappa.com and ran across this video – it’s pretty funny and the Dinah Moe Humm part had me laughing out loud, so I wanted to share it.

Happy Birthday, Frank

December 21st, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

The first time I was ever made aware of Frank Zappa, it was 1985 or so and I was shopping for records (cassettes, actually) at a surprisingly decent mall store in Fort Collins, Colorado.

One of the employees, a doughy, little nebbish of a guy named “Ralph,” if I’m not mistaken, engaged me in a conversation regarding the actions of the Parents Music Resource Center, which had only recently succeeded in plastering the following graphic all over parts of America’s pop-culture:

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FZ: 1940 – 1993

December 4th, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

No Commercial Potential Is Dead – Long live No Commercial Potential.

Jimmy Carl Black: 1938 – 2008

November 2nd, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

Jimmy Carl Black, drummer for the original Mothers Of Invention, was more than just another Zappa sideman, fronting and playing an integral role in numerous other groups and recordings and gaining a reputation as a remarkable artist in his own right.

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The Necessary Year – Day 13: Knee-Jerk Consumer

June 13th, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

 

(this post is part of an aborted 1 year experiment in material abstinence I called The Necessary Year)

 


And I thought cutting back on fluids was hard.

Zappa.com just announced a new CD and I’m sitting over here having a hard time with the reality that I’m going to have to wait a year to order it.

I’ve never done that before. Waited, I mean. Not for a new Zappa album.

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The Necessary Year – Day 12: Some Great Questions and the End of the Tea

June 12th, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

 

(this post is part of an aborted 1 year experiment in material abstinence I called The Necessary Year)

 


Here are some interesting questions from one “Ms Sunshine”:

Since you took it a step further and seriously rationed your coffee and food, have you also curtailed your driving (i.e., only going to grocery store on way home from work, no joyrides, etc.)?

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