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Tuesday, February 10, 2009And the Grammy Goes To...
ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA!
Yep, we won, or more specifically, Frank's composition Peaches En Regalia won for Best Rock Instrumental. We all certainly did our homework, but the true and most deserving winner of this award is Mr. Frank Zappa. That being said, having my name be a footnote to helping Frank win that award is truly an honor. While I thanked "everybody" at the ceremony, that's only a small portion of my gratitude to both the Zappa family for making this whole thing happen, and to the Zappa fans for the exact same reason, as well as my family and friends for their unending support.
The Grammy Awards show itself was quite a circus, having to sit through 97 awards out of 100 before they reached our category was quite the buildup, fortunately it paid off. But, it was cool to see bands like The Mars Volta and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones get their due as well.
Luckily for you, 2009 is looking like there will be many opportunities to see the Grammy Award Winning Zappa Plays Zappa in concert all over the world. Our Japan and Australia dates have already been announced, and there are also Europe and US dates being worked on as we speak.
And, as evidence of all the work I've been putting into the Gryphon Labs record, I've posted a new tune, "Unafraid" on the Myspace page. Check it out, hook up some good speakers or headphones cuz it's got some ROCK to it, and let me know what you think!