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 Post subject: Ike Willis
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:57 am 
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Does anyone know if Ike has ever made it to rehab?????

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Rehab for what?

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His crack addiction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Johnny_Pissoff wrote:
His crack addiction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hey...do they have rehab for stupidity?

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Hey...do they have rehab for stupidity?

No, I'm afraid you're out of luck there.

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Sounds like Mutronboy has been smoking too much crack also.

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An when da smoke cleared... newbees be droppin off like flies........ :shock:

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Andre_C on 09 Sep 2007 wrote:
[Ike] needs help -- EVERYONE knows he has a substance abuse issue.. it's time to get help.

This is all I know about Ike's situation and it's not my business to pry any further, but he's a great talent and it would be a shame to see that go to waste, so I hope he's sorting himself out.

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 Post subject: Ike, Drugs?
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I didn't know Ike had drug problems...I like Ike....I guess we all have our"thing"...He has 2 cds available thru his site...and he still plays out...so he's still going...It's a whole different job hunting down all the past players with Zappa, as if the FZ catalog doesn't keep us busy enough...


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 Post subject: i like ike
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I think ike plays some of the the best zappa-ish guitar. he can really play. last time i saw him he had a toothache but he was sounding very good.

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 Post subject: Johnny's a piss-ant.
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I think ike plays some of the the best zappa-ish guitar. he can really play. last time i saw him he had a toothache but he was sounding very good.

Ike had a toothache during the second week of July 2002. Is that when you saw him last? Which show?

.....and YES, it's my job to know these things. 8)

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with pojama people at wow hall eugene oregon.
doesn't seem like it was all that long ago.
a couple years tops. not really sure.
ike is really impressive on guitar.

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What's the problem with Ike Willis? Does he have a drug habit? Why is he so estranged from the Zappa family now?


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my bad, double post.


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Don't know about his drug problems, but I know what he's doing this weekend.

http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1514&Itemid=29

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that's a great article Dr Noomie!
Thanx!!!
He says he wants to get back to recording the 18 albums of his own material he has in his head!!!!
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He says he wants to get back to recording the 18 albums of his own material he has in his head!!!!
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That's what they all say..... :wink:

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 Post subject: Ike Willis
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I like Ike, and Ike likes me. 8)

I'm proud to say that when Ike reissued his first album Shoulda Gone Before I Left, he included my name among others in the "Extra Special Thanks To" section beneath the disc. It's a great album with Ray White and Arthur Barrow as special guests. Artie is on one track, and Ray is on about half of the album.

Here's what Ike wrote:

"Jimmie D, for lyrics, transcription, and being my historian,
archivist, keeper o' the flame and in general factotum."


10 March 2003 - Club Cafe
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Is this true?

Gail (or her hunchmen) called the Ike Willis/URR gig AT THE VENUE last night. They were at the gig ready to go, the owner panicked a bit of course, but was reassured of how ridiculous the attempt is, as long as he was up to date on ASCAP, etc. He was, and they were not recording or broadcasting the show in any way. The show went on.

WTF?

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Ike's first solo album is horrible. There I said it :shock: , and I've felt that way about it for a long time. I've honestly tried to like it.
I bought it on vinyl sealed with a small cut-mark in the corner for like $8. It sounds very '80s, in a bad way. I would have sold it years ago, but it was never worth anything on the 'bay, even before the CD reissue.


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 Post subject: Re: i like ike
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muziko wrote:
I think ike plays some of the the best zappa-ish guitar. he can really play. last time i saw him he had a toothache but he was sounding very good.


Ike also does some fucking rad Zappa-ish stage conducting! Awesome!


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Ike's first solo album is horrible. There I said it :shock: , and I've felt that way about it for a long time. I've honestly tried to like it.
I bought it on vinyl sealed with a small cut-mark in the corner for like $8. It sounds very '80s, in a bad way. I would have sold it years ago, but it was never worth anything on the 'bay, even before the CD reissue.
Fred, You're full of shit and you know it. You're bashing an album that doesn't deserve the kind of grossly incoherent and idiotically exaggerated drivel you are using that is so irrelevant to the thing you claim to detest so much that you have made it all too obvious that your entire motivation is strictly to slam something hard without anything specific in mind -- the Ike Willis solo album was nothing other than a convenience to serve your purposes.

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 Post subject: I saw Ike twice with P/O
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I am not one to throw barbs at anyone without PERSONAL knowledge of their foibles, because I haven't yet met any perfect people.

Ike was good when I saw him with P/O in 2003, with Don Preston and good when I saw him with P/O in 2006. He never said anything bad about FZ or anyone else and if he has a personal issue to resolve, let's all wish him well.

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Batchain1001 wrote:
Fred_Zappelin wrote:
Ike's first solo album is horrible. There I said it :shock: , and I've felt that way about it for a long time. I've honestly tried to like it.
I bought it on vinyl sealed with a small cut-mark in the corner for like $8. It sounds very '80s, in a bad way. I would have sold it years ago, but it was never worth anything on the 'bay, even before the CD reissue.
Fred, You're full of shit and you know it. You're bashing an album that doesn't deserve the kind of grossly incoherent and idiotically exaggerated drivel you are using that is so irrelevant to the thing you claim to detest so much that you have made it all too obvious that your entire motivation is strictly to slam something hard without anything specific in mind -- the Ike Willis solo album was nothing other than a convenience to serve your purposes.

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Ok then Mr. :shock: Would it have been better if I said I don't like the album instead?


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