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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:20 pm 
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Oh sure.....you get the "go near here" and Tim Curry just automatically falls into place. :D


Absolutely! He's arrived at the age where it's hard to get a job, he might just jump on! :mrgreen:


Jump on...the stage, eh?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:22 pm 
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downer mydnyte wrote:
Who wants to spend 2 hours being reminded that Frank Zappa is dead?


What's the difference between ZPZ, buying posthumous recordings, or coming here? Do they actually say between songs "Ya know, Frank is dead...."

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calvin2hikers wrote:
downer mydnyte wrote:
Who wants to spend 2 hours being reminded that Frank Zappa is dead?


What's the difference between ZPZ, buying posthumous recordings, or coming here? Do they actually say between songs "Ya know, Frank is dead...."


Those are surprising questions. You're asking the difference between listening to Frank Zappa recordings and coming here? One leads to the other.
The difference between ZPZ and Frank Zappa himself? The same difference between the ocean and a puddle.

I am not reminded of the loss of Frank Zappa when listening to Frank Zappa recordings, Zappa lives in his recordings. I am reminded of the loss of Frank Zappa when listening to inferior imitations of his music. That's when I feel the loss.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:58 pm 
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downer mydnyte wrote:
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downer mydnyte wrote:
Who wants to spend 2 hours being reminded that Frank Zappa is dead?


What's the difference between ZPZ, buying posthumous recordings, or coming here? Do they actually say between songs "Ya know, Frank is dead...."


Those are surprising questions. You're asking the difference between listening to Frank Zappa recordings and coming here? One leads to the other.
The difference between ZPZ and Frank Zappa himself? The same difference between the ocean and a puddle.

I am not reminded of the loss of Frank Zappa when listening to Frank Zappa recordings, Zappa lives in his recordings. I am reminded of the loss of Frank Zappa when listening to inferior imitations of his music. That's when I feel the loss.

Get it?


I guess - but it's really just semantics. I guess that's most things, anyway.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:21 pm 
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calvin2hikers wrote:
it's really just semantics


Indeed.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:55 am 
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downer mydnyte wrote:
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it's really just semantics


Indeed.

Be careful of Cal...he's anti-semantic. :shock:

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just plain doug wrote:
downer mydnyte wrote:
calvin2hikers wrote:
it's really just semantics


Indeed.

Be careful of Cal...he's anti-semantic. :shock:


You take that back! Some of my best friends are meanings!

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I do feel like some of the air's gone out of the ZPZ balloon lately. That shit's going on, like, two tours old now.

That said, I'll rarely pass up a chance to see Frank's music performed live, and Dweezil is a helluva guitarist.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:24 pm 
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Just saw ZPZ in Copenhagen this evening. It was great. Good selection of songs, and it is great to feel the songs live. The stream I saw, was nothing. Live they are still good.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:23 am 
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Were they in Denmark? I must've missed something.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:26 am 
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Were they in Denmark? I must've missed something.


I DID! They played two dates in NL, in Utrecht and Groningen, and I missed them. Aw I'd have loved to see Pete again...

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:29 am 
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Pete is at least two tours old. He is replaced by Kurt Morgan, who did a very good job (and as I could see, made an impression on the female part of the audience - a handsome guy). (He played most of Teenage Prostitute with only three strings as his G cracked early on. Dweezil broke strings twice during the show. He was a bit surprised as it in total had only happened 4-5 times for him. But now we wittnessed a triple string break evening!)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:38 am 
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… He played most of Teenage Prostitute with only three strings as his G cracked early on. …

That is nothing compared to Scott Thunes, who broke a string during a gig with Steve Vai in Bremen/Germany in 1993. He continued playing without loosing a beat while a roadie was down on his knees changing the string.

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Not Pete Griffin Pete the bass player, although I'm fond of him; Pete the techie I made friends with at the 2010 Amsterdam concert. He invited me over for a party with the band, but I had to give it a miss due to newspaper round. :(

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Thinman wrote:
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… He played most of Teenage Prostitute with only three strings as his G cracked early on. …

That is nothing compared to Scott Thunes, who broke a string during a gig with Steve Vai in Bremen/Germany in 1993. He continued playing without loosing a beat while a roadie was down on his knees changing the string.

Th.

I can top that. Once I was at the park flying my kite when the string broke but I didn't get upset and I ended up staying at the park and having a very nice day anyway.


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Not Pete Griffin Pete the bass player, although I'm fond of him; Pete the techie I made friends with at the 2010 Amsterdam concert. He invited me over for a party with the band, but I had to give it a miss due to newspaper round. :(

Ah, I see. It may be the teach guy who did an amazing "stunt vocal" appearance as Beefheart on Debra Kadabra. Fine performance (during the song he discloses his baldness by removing the Cap/Wig he had been wearing all night until then).

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I'm not sure if that's the same Pete (would have to see the photo) but when I was talking to him back in Amsterdam (we also met in Hengelo), he sang the start of King Kong. Which he did amazingly accurately.

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