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RE: Zappa, and homework for the weekend.

Not to be a name dropper or anything but I just had a conversation today with Napoleon Murphy Brock in the Music Store I work at part time. What a nice cat. We talked about the current Zappa  tours, and about Scott Thunes who I was friends with in the late 70’s just before he got the Zappa gig. Scott got me in to a show at the Santa Cruz civic Auditorium when they’re tour stopped their in the late 70’s early 80’s. What a band. Thanks Scott wherever you are. He bought me a ticket out of his own pocket cause I was so broke, bless his socks.



From: midifriedchicken@comcast.net [mailto:midifriedchicken@comcast.net]
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 12:44 PM
To: Loopers Delight
Subject: Zappa, and homework for the weekend.


This morning while paying bills and cleaning the house, and I put on "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Volume II' The Helsinki Concert". Now THAT was a band. Ruth, George, Napoleoen et. al. were killing it that night. That concert was at the end of the same tour as the Fillmore album. I guess they were bored because every tune was very fast.

I sometimes forget why I play music, then I hear a performance like that, and it clears my head.


So, for the good of all your loopy heads, I want all of you to listen to a Frank Zappa album this weekend, or maybe just a song, or check out all the great old videos on YouTube. Report back on Monday with what you listened to and your impressions of said music. It will be good for you.


Yours in music,