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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:26 am 
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Is there an official last interview? Lots of links here and there but is there a confirmed one?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:12 pm 
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this is the last one I know of:

the last days of frank zappa by ben watson - october 1993

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:14 pm 
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It's weird to think that in what may have been Zappa's last interview, someone actually asked what his favorite color was. Really? Thats the best Ben Watson could come up with? Is it just me, or does Ben Watson present himself as a pretentious poser?

One of my favorite near the end of Frank Zappa's life interviews is the one he did for Playboy. The Interviewer was Matt Groening. http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Fran ... in_Playboy


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:28 pm 
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SPACEBROTHER wrote:
It's weird to think that in what may have been Zappa's last interview, someone actually asked what his favorite color was. Really? Thats the best Ben Watson could come up with?

Wow, a biased reporter! As I recall, the long version of that interview was about 30 pages in the book and had a wide range of questions, including whether Zappa would join an anti-nazi rally, why he wrote the violent lyrics for
Jumbo Go Away (y'see - Watson dared confront him) and many other interesting themes. Even Zappa's answer to the question about favourite colour is interesting - y'know developing from the yellow background of the Money Mothers portrait to the purple of YCDTOSA 2. All in all a rewarding read, and very different from Watson's wildly tangential and hilarious (-ly funny) Zappa interpretations.

The Youtube clip where he talks about Slonimsky must be one of the very last interview situations he did, if not the last, but it's just a fragment. Heartbreaking and interesting all the same, just check out how he kept that classic biting Zappa attitude right to the end. He was so beautifully unsentimental!

Interesting to see Frank's acceptance of the Yugoslavian bootlegger in the Playboy interview, btw. He wasn't really only in it for the money, you know 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:53 pm 
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Tore Lund had a very late interview, which is posted at Planet Zappa, with picture of bearded Zappa.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:30 pm 
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[The Youtube clip where he talks about Slonimsky must be one of the very last interview situations he did, if not the last, but it's just a fragment. Heartbreaking and interesting all the same, just check out how he kept that classic biting Zappa attitude right to the end. He was so beautifully unsentimental!

That clip is pretty hard to watch without getting a lump in the throat... :(


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:02 am 
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That clip is pretty hard to watch without getting a lump in the throat... :(
True.
Although it is historically important, I hate this video.
And moreover I hate to see it appear as a thumbnailed picture in my Youtube searches.
IMO it represents less than 0.000000000000001% of FZ and stands right after the poster depicting him on the toilet.


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