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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 8:10 am 
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the first ever, world premiere stage adapatation of<br>"Joe's Garage" (w/ sp. guest Ike Willis) was put on by Cosmosis Productions in Ann Arbor, MI in April 1999 at the University of Michigan by 50+ students. <br><br>Shot with 6 DV cameras, the show has been edited and put on DVD. <br>A FREE screening will take place in Brooklyn, NY at Galapagos in Williamsburg on Sat. Dec. 4.  at 11PM<br>http://www.galapagosartspace.com <br>http://www.cosmosisproductions.com <br><br>Come earlier at 9PM for a free concert by THE PLUTONIC FORMS performing music from the 2001 off-Broadway 'media melt rock odyssey' "Fortune Cookie Dreams"... (featuring members from Project/Object)<br><br><br>


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:55 am 
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How did you guys, uh, "perform" Sy Borg and Keep It Greasey?  <br><br>Is the music in it played live or are you using the FZ recordings?<br><br>VCF  

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 6:13 pm 
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FORTUNE COOKIE DREAMS is a Jordan Shapiro cd that features Ike Willis on vocals.<br>  I bought my copy the last time I saw Project Object. It's truely a "rock opera"<br>  Shapiro and Ike are the main players in the Joe's Garage stage production.<br>  I actually have a couple tracks of this I found when Napster was king.<br>  GREAT NEWS!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 12:59 pm 
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the music for the "Joe's Garage - The Musical" was performed live by Jordan Shapiro's local Ann Arbor band at the time, The Element Orchestra, a 7-piece band w/ horns. Ike Willis sat in on guitar/vocals for a good part of the show, too.<br><br>"Sy Borg" was performed exactly how you might think it should be performed. Exactly what college-aged musical theater students always wanted to do.<br><br>"Keep it Greasy"  ended up being a post-curtain call/exit-music song, mainly because there wasn't enough time during rehearsals to learn the choreography and prepare the video aspects. <br><br>view video clips from the show at http://www.cosmosisproductions.com<br><br><br><br><br>


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:51 pm 
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[quote author=cosmosis link=board=zappaning;num=1101838212;start=0#3 date=12/01/04 at 14:59:25]the music for the "Joe's Garage - The Musical" was performed live by Jordan Shapiro's local Ann Arbor band at the time, The Element Orchestra, a 7-piece band w/ horns. Ike Willis sat in on guitar/vocals for a good part of the show, too.<br><br>"Sy Borg" was performed exactly how you might think it should be performed. Exactly what college-aged musical theater students always wanted to do.<br><br>"Keep it Greasy"  ended up being a post-curtain call/exit-music song, mainly because there wasn't enough time during rehearsals to learn the choreography and prepare the video aspects. <br><br>view video clips from the show at http://www.cosmosisproductions.com<br><br><br><br><br>[/quote]<br><br>Sy Borg + musical theatre students = It all makes sense now!  ;)<br><br>VCF

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"Mary Don't Go" (lyrics: Joe Grossman [director of the show], music: Jordan Shapiro [musical director of the show]) was written into the show in order to 1) give the female lead, 'Mary', a feature piece, 2) establish more of a relationship between Joe and Mary, before Mary leaves Joe  3) showcase the songwriting team of Shapiro/Grossman.    (Jordan Shapiro was later hired by touring Zappa tribute Project/Object for keyboard duties from 2000-2002)<br><br>There was also a 'prologue' song written, "The Congress of the Portion Controllers", which started the whole show off, and led into "The Central Scrutinizer". That piece dealt with the idea of 'total criminalization'.<br><br>For copies of the DVD of the show, email info@cosmosisproductions.com <br><br><br><br><br>[quote author=beastie_83 link=board=zappaning;num=1101838212;start=0#5 date=12/03/04 at 08:35:33]Those video clips were a lot of fun  :) I wonder who who wrote the 'Mary Don't Go' song. It's not a FZ song, that I know  ;)[/quote]<br>


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:38 pm 
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How much is the dvd?<br>I need a copy?<br><br>some of the stagecraft reminds me of Laurie Anderson.

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[quote author=cosmosis link=board=zappaning;num=1101838212;start=0#6 date=12/03/04 at 15:30:39]"Mary Don't Go" (lyrics: Joe Grossman [director of the show], music: Jordan Shapiro [musical director of the show]) was written into the show in order to 1) give the female lead, 'Mary', a feature piece, 2) establish more of a relationship between Joe and Mary, before Mary leaves Joe  3) showcase the songwriting team of Shapiro/Grossman.    (Jordan Shapiro was later hired by touring Zappa tribute Project/Object for keyboard duties from 2000-2002)<br><br>There was also a 'prologue' song written, "The Congress of the Portion Controllers", which started the whole show off, and led into "The Central Scrutinizer". That piece dealt with the idea of 'total criminalization'.<br><br>For copies of the DVD of the show, email info@cosmosisproductions.com <br><br><br><br><br>[/quote]<br><br>Thanks for posting the  clips, Cosmosis.  Must have been a great show!  Very cool.   Wish I had know about it at the time, I might have been able to see it.  

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:44 pm 
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did the central scrutinizer sound like zappa?<br>-edit- do they sing "why does it hurt when i pee?"<br>I sang that when i auditioned for the musical i'm in, "101 ways to kill yourself"


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:14 pm 
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WOW!!!! Excellent musical! Did'nt ever think it could work...but they really brought the album to life :) Sure wish it could have been done somewhere near here. Very talented group of musicians, dancers, actors and singers! :D

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