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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:35 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:25 am 
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Playing it now, but it seems from the other podcast and the open letter he's very much looking to reconcile.

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WHOA! They listen to what they write here! :shock:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:10 am 
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Has anyone heard the 1/1/18 interview with Ahmet on the ZappaCast? I haven't been following the ZFT "feud" (when I heard about it, I could only think, "Oh, for fuck's sake -- work it out"), so I'm curious about what you in-the-know guys think of his positive statements concerning Dweezil. Is he just dodging the subject, or can we detect the aroma of an impending reconciliation?

http://www.podcastgarden.com/podcast/zappacast

It's been awhile since I listened to it, but Ahmet has always been civil about this (at least publicy). Dweezil and Moon are the ones that have vented openly about their dissatisfaction with the direction of the ZFT.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:32 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:03 pm 
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They should be able to work this out, it seems Frank & Gail did a good job raising these kids, something like this trust can cause business issues in a family but in the end I expect it to be resolved amicably... :idea:


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They'll work it out.....

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:14 pm 
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You guys are right, thankfully, as a reconciliation seems to be imminent. Ahmet was interviewed again on the last ZappaCast, and he mentioned that he and Dweezil had hung out the night before.

http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/za ... met_126415

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Wow, how wonderful! I got a new job last week and now I can spend my few extra euros on all the Zappa records I refused to buy during the feud! :D

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:43 am 
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Wow, how wonderful! I got a new job last week and now I can spend my few extra euros on all the Zappa records I refused to buy during the feud! :D


New Job, that is excellent news BBP.....

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:41 pm 
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Wow, how wonderful! I got a new job last week and now I can spend my few extra euros on all the Zappa records I refused to buy during the feud! :D


New Job, that is excellent news BBP.....

I figure.....bicycle repair technician.

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LOOK...It's BICYCLE REPAIR MAN...

Just kidding. Congrats whatever the job is.


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Customer service by phone for @Leisure (BelVilla, DanCenter, Casamundo...)... Inbound. I get to watch pictures of holiday homes in gorgeous locations all day.

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Customer service by phone for @Leisure (BelVilla, DanCenter, Casamundo...)... Inbound. I get to watch pictures of holiday homes in gorgeous locations all day.



Awesome Bonny I am truly happy for you...my money was on Bicycle Crash Test Dummy... :mrgreen: ...sorry I couldn't resist.... :wink:


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That job has bad worker compensation... :)

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That job has bad worker compensation... :)



How is that possible your in the Social Democratic sunbelt of free stuff... :shock:


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Three decades of right-wings in the government...

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Dweezil Zappa Shares ‘Good News’ Post About Resolving Family Issues

May 16, 20186:24 am PDTBy Scott Bernstein

Over the past few years, brothers Dweezil Zappa and Ahmet Zappa engaged in a war of words and lawsuits that included multiple blog posts and interviews with the media. Guitarist Frank Zappa’s children were divided into two camps with Ahmet and Diva Zappa running the Zappa Family Trust (ZFT) and Dweezil and Moon Zappa on the outside looking in. The issues came to head in 2016 when Dweezil changed the name of his Zappa Plays Zappa project to avoid paying fees to the trademark holders the ZFT. Dweezil recently shared a blog post explaining the siblings have finally met to work their issues out.

“Recently, we Zappa siblings (Diva, Ahmet and Dweezil) got together with the goal of resolving our differences. Once we sat down and actually listened to one another, we found a much greater understanding of each other’s intentions,” wrote Dweezil in the post titled “Good News.” The guitarist revealed that the Zappa children “have decided to work toward privately discussing issues rather than using public forums and lawyers.”

Dweezil mentioned his hopes that those who took sides in the drama “can join us in the peace of our resolution.” He ended the note with, “Thank you for your passion and love for our father. We can assure you, we all feel the same about him.” As for now, there’s no word about whether Dweezil will participate in a planned “The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa” hologram tour. Ahmet had previously expressed his desire for Dweezil to perform as part of the tour.

Read the full statement from DweezilZappa.com: https://www.dweezilzappa.com/posts/1983868-good-news

Recently, we Zappa siblings (Diva, Ahmet and Dweezil) got together with the goal of resolving our differences. Once we sat down and actually listened to one another, we found a much greater understanding of each other’s intentions. We regret that our communication broke down and that things were misconstrued. It may be a bumpy road at times – we are a passionate Italian family – but we have decided to work toward privately discussing issues rather than using public forums and lawyers.

We are hopeful that if any of our father’s fans have felt conflicted, they can join us in the peace of our resolution. With our best feet forward, we are moving ahead and will faithfully deliver much more of our father’s indefinable brilliance, also known as the “World’s Finest Optional Entertainment.”

Thank you for your passion and love for our father. We can assure you, we all feel the same about him.


https://www.jambase.com/article/dweezil-zappa-shares-good-news-post-resolving-family-issues

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^ Finally, I can sleep again.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:25 am 
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I’m glad to hear that they are working things out.


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Curious as to where DZ stands with the "Fake Frank" hologram tour now that the family is working things out. Anyone heard about this?


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Judge Approves Settlement Between Three Zappa Children
Posted by Contributing Editor on March 27, 2019

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Wednesday approved a settlement agreement between three of children of the late Frank Zappa, in which the second-oldest sibling agreed to stop verbal attacks on the other two and on their late mother in the media.


Judge Daniel Juarez said the resolution binds Ahmet, Diva and Dweezil Zappa to the settlement, but not their oldest sibling, 51-year-old Moon Unit Zappa.

Jeffrey Forer, attorney for Ahmet and Diva Zappa, said his clients had no objection to the exclusion of Moon Zappa from the agreement, saying his clients mainly wanted to settle their disputes with Dweezil Zappa.

Moon Zappa has a 25 percent interest in the family trust.

“Everybody has agreed to bury the hatchet and move on,” Forer said after the hearing.

Forer had asked Juarez to approve the settlement in February. But attorney Ryan Szczepanik, on behalf of Moon Zappa, said that even if the settlement excludes his client, he was still concerned about some of the language in the agreement at the time. He said the revised wording is now acceptable to his client.

In his court papers, Szczepanik says his client regularly performs comedy about herself and her family members and that she worried the settlement terms could jeopardize her livelihood.

Ahmet and Diva Zappa alleged in their court papers filed in March 2017 that Dweezil Zappa was unhappy he was not named a co-trustee of the family trust instead of their younger brother and sister after their mother, Gail, died of lung cancer at age 70 in October 2015.

The settlement agreement includes a promise by Dweezil to discontinue making disparaging remarks about family members.

In their original court papers, Ahmet, 44, and Diva, 39, wanted a judge to allow them to set up a website and “take other actions in order to respond to these scurrilous attacks to protect and preserve the value of the assets of the trust without fear or retribution …”

The younger siblings alleged that in October 2016, 49-year-old Dweezil posted on his website that he no longer was allowed to use the federal trademark “Zappa Plays Zappa” because of an order “fired off by the ZFT,” referring to the Zappa Family Trust.

No such order was in effect and the trademark was obtained by the family trust in 2007 to allow any of Frank Zappa’s children to play his music for the benefit of them all, the petition stated.

Under the settlement, Dweezil agreed to remove all negative comments about the ZFT on his website and merchandise. In return, he will receive all his CDs, vinyl records and posters currently under ZFT possession as well as any master tapes the trust may be holding on his behalf.

The ZFT will not oppose or challenge any of the siblings from using their full legal name in any live music and entertainment worldwide, according to the settlement.

The co-trustees have agreed to send all ZFT beneficiaries a monthly review of pending business deals and any planned projects. In addition, both sides agreed “not so say anything negative about each other in public.”

Before either side can file a lawsuit, they must try to avert litigation by talking to each other and, if that is unsuccessful, attend mediation.

Before the settlement was reached, the younger Zappa siblings alleged that Dweezil had “refused to acknowledge the trust’s ownership of the (trademark) and has refused to sell Frank Zappa merchandise at live engagements. He uses assets belonging to the family and owned by the trust and appropriates them to his own use and then accuses the trust of attempting to stop him from playing the music of his father.”

To mock the trust and his younger siblings, and to attack the legacy of their mother, Dweezil toured under the title “Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the (epithet) He Wants: Cease and Desist Tour,” the petition stated.

In November 2016, Dweezil said in an interview with Magnet magazine that his mother had “run herself and the business into the ground, spent $20 million in lawsuits and by her demise was $6 million in debt.”

Dweezil also said his mother had not paid him for 10 years.

In truth, Gail Zappa put her younger children in charge of the trust assets because Ahmet was already running most of the business prior to her death and Diva had been assisting her mother in running the family business for years, according to Ahmet and Diva Zappa’s court papers, which further state that Dweezil also was paid more than $100,000 in 2007-15.

Frank Zappa released more than 60 albums as a solo artist and with his band Mothers of Invention. He died In December 1993 at age 52 of renal failure and metastasized prostate cancer.

https://mynewsla.com/business/2019/03/2 ... -children/

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thanks gray_ghost...

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