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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:53 pm 
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Tib, did they have Dance Me This @ the merch table?
Surprised the setlist is pretty much same as spring. Hopefully Rochester at least gets a different encore than Buffalo did earlier this year. I'm probably not the only "repeat customer". :wink:


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Tib, did they have Dance Me This @ the merch table?
Surprised the setlist is pretty much same as spring. Hopefully Rochester at least gets a different encore than Buffalo did earlier this year. I'm probably not the only "repeat customer". :wink:

Fred, they did have DMT at the table. I bought that plus Road Tapes 2, Roxy by Proxy and Monkies. There was also Camouflage, Token of his Extreme, Bat Chain Puller, the 12" vinyl of Help I'm a Rock / It Can't Happen Here and Dweezil's DVD.

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tiboudre wrote:
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Tib, did they have Dance Me This @ the merch table?
Surprised the setlist is pretty much same as spring. Hopefully Rochester at least gets a different encore than Buffalo did earlier this year. I'm probably not the only "repeat customer". :wink:

Fred, they did have DMT at the table. I bought that plus Road Tapes 2, Roxy by Proxy and Monkies. There was also Camouflage, Token of his Extreme, Bat Chain Puller, the 12" vinyl of Help I'm a Rock / It Can't Happen Here and Dweezil's DVD.


Dweezil's DVD?

What's on that?

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coevad wrote:
Dweezil's DVD?

What's on that?

+1 :?:

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Probably ZPZ 1st tour I have that... :smoke:


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Plook wrote:
Probably ZPZ 1st tour I have that...

Ray, Terry & Napi with ZpZ, that tour?

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KAPT.KIIIRK wrote:
Plook wrote:
Probably ZPZ 1st tour I have that...

Ray, Terry & Napi with ZpZ, that tour?


No Ray, Steve, Napi, Terry


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Plook wrote:
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Probably ZPZ 1st tour I have that...

Ray, Terry & Napi with ZpZ, that tour?


No Ray, Steve, Napi, Terry

How could I forget little Stevie Vai? :roll: :wink: 8)

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What's the latest update with that ZPZ Apostrophe Live DVD featuring Duke? I don't check DZ's website very often.
Very glad that DMT is for sale on the tour. No dealing with musictoday is nice :mrgreen: I can wait one more week. :wink:


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Plook wrote:
Probably ZPZ 1st tour I have that... :smoke:

That is correct.

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What's the latest update with that ZPZ Apostrophe Live DVD featuring Duke? I don't check DZ's website very often.
Very glad that DMT is for sale on the tour. No dealing with musictoday is nice :mrgreen: I can wait one more week. :wink:

The last thing DZ said was that it is in final production. He also said he may do the 'pledge' thing for it's official release. I sure hope not, though. Just ship a shitload to Best Buy, or something, already!

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What's the latest update with that ZPZ Apostrophe Live DVD featuring Duke? I don't check DZ's website very often.
Very glad that DMT is for sale on the tour. No dealing with musictoday is nice :mrgreen: I can wait one more week. :wink:

The last thing DZ said was that it is in final production. He also said he may do the 'pledge' thing for it's official release. I sure hope not, though. Just ship a shitload to Best Buy, or something, already!


I'm no expert, but in order to get a "shitload" of product to Best Buy or Amazon, you have to have some sort of major label deal. DZ/ZPZ really hasn't had such since Razor & Tie, 5 yrs ago with "Return Of The Son Of..."
He probably makes out better selling his CDs/DVDs independently thru his site and at shows over going thru major distro just so big box stores can sell more of them at 9.99. Cuts out the middleman.
That said I haven't purchased the last several DZ/ZPZ live CDs, because I think $28-30 is ridiculous in this day and age for a double-live CD.

I also think pledging for albums by already established artists is absolutely ridiculous. Get in the van, play your shows, use social media to spread the word, but don't ask the fans to pony up money first. :x


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Fred_Zappelin wrote:
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What's the latest update with that ZPZ Apostrophe Live DVD featuring Duke? I don't check DZ's website very often.
Very glad that DMT is for sale on the tour. No dealing with musictoday is nice :mrgreen: I can wait one more week. :wink:

The last thing DZ said was that it is in final production. He also said he may do the 'pledge' thing for it's official release. I sure hope not, though. Just ship a shitload to Best Buy, or something, already!


I'm no expert, but in order to get a "shitload" of product to Best Buy or Amazon, you have to have some sort of major label deal. DZ/ZPZ really hasn't had such since Razor & Tie, 5 yrs ago with "Return Of The Son Of..."
He probably makes out better selling his CDs/DVDs independently thru his site and at shows over going thru major distro just so big box stores can sell more of them at 9.99. Cuts out the middleman.
That said I haven't purchased the last several DZ/ZPZ live CDs, because I think $28-30 is ridiculous in this day and age for a double-live CD.

I also think pledging for albums by already established artists is absolutely ridiculous. Get in the van, play your shows, use social media to spread the word, but don't ask the fans to pony up money first. :x


Did you ever consider that Dweezil might HAVE to set up a pledge in order to make a new album because he probably can't afford to otherwise since his album sales are similar to what a new ZFT release would generally sell (which is next to nothing)?!

And IMO, $28-$30 for a double CD is not expensive...

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Did you ever consider that Dweezil might HAVE to set up a pledge in order to make a new album because he probably can't afford to otherwise since his album sales are similar to what a new ZFT release would generally sell (which is next to nothing)?!


That and divorce can be expensive. :cry:


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Fred_Zappelin wrote:
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Did you ever consider that Dweezil might HAVE to set up a pledge in order to make a new album because he probably can't afford to otherwise since his album sales are similar to what a new ZFT release would generally sell (which is next to nothing)?!


That and divorce can be expensive. :cry:

Tell me about it. :cry: But well worth it. :mrgreen:


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ZPZ rehearsals are underway!

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Oh Yeah... :mrgreen:


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So I took my cancelled Rochester 7/31 ticket back to the record store I bought it at this weekend. Glad I only lost $2 in fees out of a $29 ticket. Anyway, I asked the girl behind the counter if she heard any official reason. She said the rumor was that there was no air-conditioning and the band refused to set up. It was literally 90 degrees that day and the day before, and I was concerned that this might be an issue. The club is basically a big ol' warehouse turned into a venue, so it had to be 100+ degrees in there. Even if there was minimal AC, no way it could keep up.

If that's the case I don't blame the band, but an explanation would have been nice. Call the club out for their bullshit, and maybe something like this would never happen again. I've been at a few shows where breathing is something you don't take for granted, and it's not fun after say 30 minutes. So glad I saw the Buffalo show first night of tour. Would have been nice to see it again, but not in extreme heat.


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Another show for London:

Oct. 17th - Bush Hall, London

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Another show for London:

Oct. 17th - Bush Hall, London

LONDON ALERT! One-off special show at a cool little venue the night before our Royal Festival Hall show! This extra show is going to feature Dweezil's own material and will include some new songs from the Via Zammata record and some older compositions. Plus we will be performing a world premiere of 'Dragon Master'. Come and join us if you are in London!


They'll probably do this is the US somewhere. 8)

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I heard that Dweezil has plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Freak Out! The 2016 tour should be very cool.

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http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/ ... e-premiere


Dweezil Zappa Talks About Returning With First New Studio Album in a Decade: Exclusive Premiere

By Gary Graff | November 20, 2015 2:39 PM EST


Frank Zappa casts a significant shadow over anyone he's made music with -- especially his progeny. So the challenge for Dweezil Zappa on Via Zammata', his first new solo album in nearly a decade, was straddling the line between his Zappa Plays Zappa endeavors and his own artistic identity.

"This record is a chance to take what I've learned over the past decade of learning my dad's music and playing it live and applying some of those elements to my own music -- but I didn't want to do it in a way that made the music seem like just a derivative of my dad's music," Zappa tells Billboard. "I wanted to simplify a lot of the music and just make a collection of songs that seemed like they would be fun to listen to. I wanted to make each song have its own sonic fingerprint, a different production or sonic landscape for each song, so it kind of goes into different musical genres -- sometimes all together."

Via Zammata' does sport more intricate vocal arrangements that certainly nod to the elder Zappa's work, and the palette of instrumentation is greater throughout its 12 tracks. "I'm using certain kind of instruments that I haven't used before, like a lot of keyboards and other textures that have not been on any of my other records and playing banjo and different stuff," Zappa notes. "We used a string quartet and wrote some music that has horn arrangements. In the past I would've done all those layers just with my guitars. Now there's just a lot more colors and a bigger vocabulary of things in the musical spectrum on this record."

Those new elements include Zappa's wife, children and niece on "On Fire" -- "something I never had a chance to do on my other records," Zappa says. And the song's line about sitting on a train watching a woman eat a tomato like an apple came from a real-life experience.

"It was actually a pretty hideous sight to witness," says Zappa, a professional foodie who's appeared on the Food Network. "Sometimes tomatoes fresh off the vine actually smell like cat urine. So on this train in France it was very hot and there was this smell of cat urine and this lady eating this tomato with all the seeds spilling down her face and it just looked really terrible. And the train was packed so you couldn't really get away from what was happening there. So that made it into the song in a weird way."

Via Zammata' also features "Dragon Master," which Zappa wrote from a set of fantastical lyrics his father gave to him. He and his brother Ahmet played the song live in their band Z, but Zappa created some new music for its recorded version, which is sung by Shawn Albro. "I just wrote this hilarious and ridiculous metal song, and still maintained its sense of humor," he says. "It's a ride through a few different metal styles. It's a crazy song." John Malkovich, meanwhile, provides vocals on the track "Malkovich."

Zappa is planning a short solo tour during early 2016 to support Via Zammata' and will be part of the Experience Hendrix Tour kicking off during late February. Zappa Plays Zappa is currently on the road and will be back out next year as well, this time celebrating the 50th anniversary of Frank Zappa's first album, Freak Out!

"It's going to be a 50 Years of Frank kind of thing," Zappa promises. "I'm not exactly sure what we're gonna do. I would love to be able to take out a bigger ensemble. We've done a few shows in Europe with the Norwegian Wind Ensemble, so I'd like to be able to play some shows in America and all over the world with that bigger sound so we can do the orchestral works and really bring them to live in a very big way. It's really insane to think about his first record coming out 50 years ago, so I want it to be something special."

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Just found out the final OSFA show at the Coach House has been sold out for a couple weeks. Bummer. I waited too long.

Oh well, one's better than none!

See ya'll in Beverly Hills!

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