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Re: Zappa corner. bung it here.

Postby Charlie O. » 13 Dec 2020, 23:16

I noticed yesterday that it's now available for rent through Amazon for much less than I paid the first week it was out (might not be the case in your locale, though). I'm thinking of seeing it again - and I watched it twice on the first rental.
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Postby kath » 13 Dec 2020, 23:26

charlie and jimbly are right.

it is both superb *and* fantastic.

i need to watch it again.

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Postby Jimbly » 13 Dec 2020, 23:57

it didn't cost me anything :-)
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Postby Charlie O. » 25 Feb 2021, 02:22

My freshman year of high school (1979-80; I turned 14 a few weeks into the school year), I took a music theory course. I became friends with a senior in that class named Maurice, because I liked most of the music he did - broad church Prog Rock, but also things like the Bonzos - and there really weren't a lot of us around in that school. (Plus he was one of the funniest guys I'd ever met.) Maurice had an older brother Rick who was studying guitar at Berklee College of Music (which I had never heard of before), and one day before class Maurice told me about this classmate of Rick's who had transcribed "The Black Page" and sent it to Zappa, and soon found himself working for him. I never knew who that person was until this evening, when I watched this clip of the guy himself talking about it (and some other things). (The "Black Page" story starts at 5:43.)


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Postby C » 25 Feb 2021, 18:26

Charlie O. wrote:My freshman year of high school (1979-80; I turned 14 a few weeks into the school year), I took a music theory course. I became friends with a senior in that class named Maurice, because I liked most of the same music he did - broad church Prog Rock, but also things like the Bonzos - and there really weren't a lot of us around in that school. (Plus he was one of the funniest guys I'd ever met.) Maurice had an older brother Rick who was studying guitar at Berklee College of Music (which I had never heard of before), and one day before class Maurice told me about this classmate of Rick's who had transcribed "The Black Page" and sent it to Zappa, and soon found himself working for him. I never knew who that person was until this evening, when I watched this clip of the guy himself talking about it (and some other things). (The "Black Page" story starts at 5:43.)




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Postby Jimbly » 26 Feb 2021, 10:12

Have you managed to watch it, Dad?
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Postby C » 26 Feb 2021, 10:53

Jimbly wrote:Have you managed to watch it, Dad?


Sadly, not yet lad....




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Postby Jimbly » 26 Feb 2021, 11:48

C wrote:
Jimbly wrote:Have you managed to watch it, Dad?


Sadly, not yet lad....




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...sorry to hear that. Can the boys not help?
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Postby C » 26 Feb 2021, 15:56

Jimbly wrote:
C wrote:
Jimbly wrote:Have you managed to watch it, Dad?


Sadly, not yet lad....




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...sorry to hear that. Can the boys not help?


I'll get there....

Eventually





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Postby mudshark » 26 Feb 2021, 23:31

Good story. In the interview does he reveal whether to not the Stevie's Spanking story is true?
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Postby Charlie O. » 26 Feb 2021, 23:33

I kept waiting for the interviewer to bring it up, but he never did!
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Postby Charlie O. » 28 Mar 2021, 07:58

Percussionist Emil Richards being interviewed by Danny Tedesco (son of Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy) about the orchestral Lumpy Gravy sessions:


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Postby Matt Wilson » 28 Mar 2021, 17:20

I watched the blu ray the other day and I've been listening to Zappa on my walks ever since.
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Postby C » 28 Mar 2021, 17:25

Charlie O. wrote:Percussionist Emil Richards being interviewed by Danny Tedesco (son of Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy) about the orchestral Lumpy Gravy sessions:




Cheers Chas!




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Postby mudshark » 30 Mar 2021, 01:28

Nice story - thanks a lot.
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Postby C » 01 Apr 2021, 18:19

Qobuz are adding tons/tonnes of Zappa in Hi Res over the next few days





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Postby mudshark » 01 Apr 2021, 21:59

What's a Qobuz?
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Postby Neige » 02 Apr 2021, 11:37

mudshark wrote:What's a Qobuz?



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Postby mudshark » 02 Apr 2021, 16:40

Thanks! I'll check it out.
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Postby C » 02 Apr 2021, 18:40

mudshark wrote:Thanks! I'll check it out.


They use CD and Hi Res quality as opposed to Spotify that use MP3s

Different amounts of bits....!

https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/discover?qb ... gJkt_D_BwE




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