Gail Zappa daughter of a rocket scientist, wife of composer Frank Zappa, mother of Moon, Dweezil, Ahmet and Diva Zappa. Writer, Art Director, Provocateur. Has changed a million diapers and a few minds — including her own. [Grammy winner: Gail and Frank Zappa, Art Directors, Best Recording Package - Boxed - 1995, CIVILIZATION, Phase III]

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Re: thanx & 1 more ROXY question

Added: August 23rd, 2012 in Questions

On Aug 23, 2012, at 3:41 PM, Rob wrote:

Dear Gail,
Thanks very much for the reissues! Hot Rats & Burnt Weenie Sandwich sound amazing & I’m sure I’ll be buying more. I’m still awaiting the ROXY announcement/plan you mentioned recently, and would love to see and/or hear more from that great line-up (and I’m pretty sure I̵

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Re: itunes

Added: August 23rd, 2012 in Questions

On Aug 23, 2012, at 3:50 PM, J Maggio wrote:

Hi, are the titles on itunes the same as the 2012 reissues?

All the new ones – yes! By the end of the year there will be more titles up on iTunes that are not re-issues too – and more issues that are not reissues or on iTunes. Not to be confusing but rather, informative.


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Re: Album

Added: August 23rd, 2012 in Questions

On Aug 23, 2012, at 3:38 PM, David Obremski wrote:

I´m glad to hear about the rereleases of Franks Albums!
My question is: As I know, the track “Bolero” on “the best band you never heard in your life” wasn’t on the latest versions of that Album due to copyright issues. Will the Re-release contain that track or will it be mis

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Re: Rereleases

Added: August 5th, 2012 in Questions

On Aug 5, 2012, at 1:40 PM, Mike Keener wrote:


Just curious to know when the re-releases go to iTunes – anxious to buy.


Mike Keener

You won’t be waiting long and they will all be available simultaneously. Don’t hurt yourself!

“Music is the Best!”~fz…

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I weep as Greenland melts.

Added: August 3rd, 2012 in A Musing or Not

War is an act of Murder and Mayhem between persons, peoples and nations.  How can anyone be interested in war against any other person or state when we are all of us on Earth are at war with our Planet? Even as we murder whole species and ecosystems and commit brutal acts of mayhem against her she murders us all trying to survive in the midst of our actions and inac…

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Re: Le remasters.

Added: August 1st, 2012 in Questions

On Aug 1, 2012, at 2:53 PM, rob hague wrote:

Hey GZ,

I don’t really have a question, but just wanted to say what an amazing job you folks are doing with the re-releases.

So far, I’ve plumped for Burnt Weeny Sandwich and Hot Rats, and they just sound amazing. Hot Rats in particular sounds so much clearer than the previous cd release and uh, more in my fac

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Added: July 31st, 2012 in Questions

On Jul 29, 2012, at 11:36 AM, Eric Grofton wrote:

hey Gail,

congrats on getting the catalogue back. I’m really excited with the UMG reissues.

I was wondering if there will be a boxset – or better yet, for us nomadic fans, some sort of zip drive – where I can buy the whole shebang in one go or will I have to pick them up in installments.

Also, is the U

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Re: the Project/Object series

Added: July 31st, 2012 in Questions

On Jul 28, 2012, at 8:50 AM, VINCENT CANNATA wrote:

Dear Mrs. Zappa,

Will there still be “Project/Object” versions of FZ albums made in the future?

Your, etc.,

Vincent Cannata

You betcha!  But NOT this year.  And there are only a few serious candidates for this because of limited relevant material.   Thanks for asking.

“Music is th…

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Re: Publicity and Experiments

Added: July 31st, 2012 in Questions

On Jul 25, 2012, at 10:19 PM, Brian E. Boldt wrote:

Dear gz,

I have two questions:

1)  Why is there zero publicity regarding the reissues?  I can find NOTHING other than regurgitations of the press release.

2)  What happened to the Roxy Concerts announcement?  What is the “social experiment” that you speak of, and how can I participate?  I n

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Re: Dedication

Added: July 5th, 2012 in Questions

On Jul 3, 2012, at 8:37 PM, Arjun von Caemmerer wrote:

Dear Gail,

A question re the dual dedication to Elliott Carter and Pierre Boulez on the back of Feeding the Monkies at Ma Maison: is this dedication directly attributable to Frank, or is this a ZFT addition for this release?

Thank you and best wishes,

Arjun von Caemmerer

No, nor did I claim it to be so.  Any mo…

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