Thursday, February 28, 2013

DWALMACAT 507

go to
http://www.mixcloud.com/Dwalmacat/dwalmacat-507

to enjoy

  • AMON TOBIN & KRONOS QUARTET – Bloodstone
  • KEVIN AYERS – Song from the bottom of a well
  • SAVANT – The neo-realist
  • COIL – Boy in a suitcase / Golden hole
  • MATMOS – Very large green triangles
  • HOLGER CZUKAY – Das Massenmedium
  • FELIX KUBIN – The Germans
  • JAD FAIR – Day
  • ZOOGZ RIFT – Burn in hell!
  • C-SCHULZ – Meisterschaft
  • FRANK ZAPPA – Drafted again!
  • ANIMAL COLLECTIVE – Whaddit I done
  • JESSICA RABBIT – Why don’t you do right?
  • THE CLINIC – I’m aware
  • SOFT VERDICT – At home

CORRIE VAN BINSBERGEN & TOON TELLEGEN

From the soon to be published audio-book by Corrie van Binsbergen & Toon Tellegen.


Tourdates & more:
http://www.corrievanbinsbergen.com/

SUN RA ARKESTRA AT THE LINCOLN CENTER


from the Saturn newsgroup:

Who would have thunk it?
Jazz at Lincoln Center
https://ticketing.jalc.org/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=1481  

Sun Ra Turns 100: Sun Ra Arkestra with Marshall Allen

Sun Ra incorporated elements drawn from black vaudeville, modern dance,
Egyptian cosmology, Eastern philosophy, numerology, surrealism, kitsch, and
the Bible to serve a corpus that deployed African rhythms, atonal melodies,
electronic timbres, raw blues expression, unfailing swing, and one-for-all
discipline drawn from the big bands that a internalized in his youth. Sun Ra
lives on in the current edition of the Sun Ra Arkestra, led by alto
saxophonist-woodwindist Marshall Allen.

Sat 10/5/13 7:00PM:  The Allen Room 

Sun Ra Turns 100: Sun Ra Arkestra with Marshall Allen 
More Information https://ticketing.jalc.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=1482 

Sat 10/5/13 9:30PM:  The Allen Room 
More Information https://ticketing.jalc.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=1483  

The Allen Room (renamed as of now for Maestro Marshall Allen, though it was
called the Allen Room before) is in the Time-Warner Center, Broadway and
60th St. in Manhattan (NYC), 212-258-9800.  Any train, bus, or other vehicle
to 59th St. & Columbus Circle will get you there.

CANNONBALL ADDERLEY & GEORGE DUKE

Over at the "Never Enough Rhodes" blog:

http://neverenoughrhodes.blogspot.nl/search/label/george%20duke

-- info: Jan van Kemenade

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

DOES ZAPPA BELONG IN ROCK & ROLL


http://www.theater-haarlem.nl/programma/3091//Does_Frank_Zappa_belong_in_rock_roll_/

Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Stadsschouwburg in Haarlem, NL:

"Does Frank Zappa Belong In Rock & Roll"


17.00 h Opening Yellow Shark Lounge  (with snacks)
18.00 hThe Supplement Live Show, featuring Co de Kloet
19.30 h Film: The Present Day Composer Refuses To Die
20.00 h Pim Kops plays the Cavaillé-Coll organ
21.00 h Frank Zappa Live Session with :
Martin van der Starre - vocals
Pim Kops - keys and vocals
Roland Brunt - saxes and flute
Jac Bico - guitar
Wouter Planteijdt - guitar and vocals
Thijs Vermeulen - bass
Marcel Schmidt-Bleekemolen - drums

22.30 hTamberlain & Saxo
Uitkrant 25 jaar Afterparty - DJ Jef

-- info from YP at FB

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

SUN RA - PATHWAYS TO UNKNOWN WORLDS + FRIENDLY LOVE



Album number 120 in the Sun Ra discography combines combines the 1975 Impulse album "Pathways To Unknown Worlds" (with one bonus track from the same session) plus the unreleased "Friendly Love" album.

Again, a fine album in an excellent package on the Evidence label (dispite the spelling error on the cover).
Robert L.Campbell's liner notes are great and describe both albums as 'cued improvisations'.

Album cover & data have been added to the United Mutations Archives.


ALTROCK TO RELEASE THE NEW HUMBLE GRUMBLE ALBUM

It's called "Guzzle It Up" and it's available through the Altrock website:

http://production.altrock.it/prod2.asp?lang=eng_&id=140&id2=208


SUN RA - THE GREAT LOST SUN RA ALBUMS

The Evidence record label is well-known among Sun Ra enthousiasts. The label has re-issued a number of classic Sun Ra albums that were originally released on Sun Ra's private Saturn label.
Each of these re-issues looks and sounds great.

Around 2000, Evidence released "The Great Lost Sun Ra Albums", a 2CD set that captures "Cymbals" and "Crystal Spears", two albums that were set to be released on the Impulse label somewhere in the mid-seventies. Somehow, these recordings never made it. The story is told in detail in the album's liner notes.

"The Great Lost Sun Ra Albums" includes recordings that were made in New York City in 1973.
Maybe not the most essential Sun Ra release, but definitely worth checking out if you're in to improvised jazz.
Data & album cover have been added to the United Mutations Archives.




Sunday, February 24, 2013

AKA MOON - GANESH



If you stumbled upon this blog, and if you're into adventurous music, you should check out Belgian band Aka Moon. Last year, the trio released "Unison", their seventeenth (!!) album.
"Ganesh" got released in 1997 and it relates Aka Moon's exploration of eastern and Indian music. It's one of my favorite Aka Moon albums.
Picture and data got added to the United Mutations Archives earlier today.


JOE SATRIANI 2013 UK / EUROPE TOUR DATES


Joe Satriani "Unstoppable Momentum"
2013 U.K./Europe Tour
Featuring: Joe Satriani (gtr), Mike Keneally (keys/gtr), Bryan Beller (bass), and Marco Minnemann (drums)
  • 2013/05/18 KucukCiftlik Park Istanbul, TR
  • 2013/05/20 Sala Palatului Bucharest, RO
  • 2013/05/22 Tvornica Kulture Zagreb, HR
  • 2013/05/24 Sava Centar Belgrade, SRB
  • 2013/05/25 Cvetlicarna Ljubljana, SI
  • 2013/05/26 Velvet Rock Club Rimini, IT
  • 2013/05/28 Palapartenope Napoli, IT
  • 2013/05/29 Atlantico Live Roma, IT
  • 2013/05/30 Live Club Milano, IT
  • 2013/05/31 Obihall Firenze, IT
  • 2013/06/01 Gran Teatro Geox Padova, IT
  • 2013/06/03 Grand Rex Paris, FR
  • 2013/06/04 Cirque Royal Brussels, BE
  • 2013/06/05 O13 Tilburg, NL
  • 2013/06/06 De Ooosterpoort Groningen, NL
  • 2013/06/08 02 Apollo Manchester, England GB
  • 2013/06/09 Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, Scotland GB
  • 2013/06/10 City Hall Newcastle, England GB
  • 2013/06/11 Philharmonic Hall Liverpool, England GB
  • 2013/06/12 Colston Hall Bristol, England GB
  • 2013/06/13 Civic Hall Wolverhampton, England GB
  • 2013/06/15 City Hall Sheffield, England GB
  • 2013/06/16 Guildhall Portsmouth, England GB
  • 2013/06/17 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London, England GB
  • 2013/06/18 indogO2 London, England GB
  • 2013/06/20 Capitol Hannover, DE
  • 2013/06/21 Jovel Music Hall Münster, DE
  • 2013/06/22 Fabrik Hamburg, DE
  • 2013/06/23 Columbiahalle Berlin, DE
  • 2013/06/24 Haus Auensee Leipzig, DE
  • 2013/06/26 Serenadenhof Nürnberg, DE
  • 2013/06/27 E Werk Köln Cologne, DE
  • 2013/06/28 Phönix-Halle Mainz Mainz, DE
  • 2013/06/29 Theaterhaus Stuttgart, DE
  • 2013/06/30 Tonhalle Munich, DE
  • 2013/07/02 Big Box Kempton, DE
  • 2013/07/03 Gasometer Vienna, AT
  • 2013/07/04 Loket Amphitheatre Loket, CZ
  • 2013/07/06 Stodola Warsaw, PL
  • 2013/07/09 A2 St. Petersburg, RU
  • 2013/07/10 Moscow Arena Moscow, RU
  • 2013/07/12 KSK Express Rostov-on-Don, RU
  • 2013/07/13 Arena Hall Krasnodar, RU

Saturday, February 23, 2013

JOE SATRIANI, MIKE KENEALLY, VINNIE COLAIUTA, BRYAN BELLER & MARCO MINNEMANN

Here's what they have in common.

from the Joe Satriani website / www.joesatriani.com


MESSAGE FROM JOE

Now that the asteroid has safely passed us by I feel it's time to break my cyberspace-silence and let you all know what I've been up to these last few months.
After returning home from the last of three incredible G3 tours (see soon to be posted "ZZ's fly-on-the-wall/tour movies"), I got down to writing music for a new solo record. A very prolific and cathartic two months followed resulting in a bundle of new music I was very excited to get recorded.

With 16 of the songs selected for the project, all heading in different directions and touching on a variety of musical influences, I realized I needed to assemble a new studio band. The idea was to crank up the energy level of the sessions, and allow for more individual expression of the material, from each player.
I pulled into Skywalker Sound with Mike Keneally on keyboards, Chris Chaney on bass and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. The chemistry between these awesome players was fantastic, and we blazed through all the tracks with everyone laying down amazing performances.
On Valentine's Day I finally finished all the overdubs, reviewed the tracks with engineer/producer Mike Fraser and started loading out of the studio, elated!
Now it's on to Vancouver, BC, to mix. The new record will be called "Unstoppable Momentum" and should see a release date of May 7th. I'm not sure how many songs will make it to the final sequence as I still have a lot of work ahead of me in that department.

As you can see from the tour page we are gearing up to bring the new music on tour starting in mid-May and continuing through 2013. My touring band will consist of Mike Keneally on keys and guitar, Bryan Beller on bass, and Marco Minnemann on drums. I'm so excited about tearing it up on stage with this new band! See you out there on tour...

-- Joe

SATURDAY NIGHT UNCABARET IN L.A. TONIGHT


February 23, 2013,

Joining Beth and Mitch on this special Saturday Night UnCabaret will be an awesome line-up including Moon Zappa, Dweezil Zappa, Diva Zappa, Drew Droege, Rebecca Corry, Jack Plotnick and Greg Behrendt. As well as special guest drummer Tina Raymond!


UnCabaret is the legendary show that Entertainment Weekly called "Liberating", Los Angeles Magazine called "Legendary", The New York Times called "Seminal", LA Weekly called "The Mother Show of alternative comedy". It's been a hot bed of personal storytelling that fostered the careers of iconoclastic comedy stars like Kathy Griffin, Julia Sweeney, Margaret Cho, Greg Behrendt, Laura Kightlinger, Mike McDonald, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Kindler, Jeff Garlin, Andy Dick, Dana Gould, Patton Oswalt and Taylor Negron. UnCabaret is where award winning comedy writers like Judd Apatow, John Riggi, Michael Patrick King and Larry Charles have connect directly with audiences. Where luminaries like Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Carrie Fisher and Bill Maher have popped in to try their hand at this comedy free styling.

First and Hope
710 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

FIDOPLAYSZAPPA TO BE RECORDED ON DVD


a message from FIDOplaysZAPPA

Dear FiDO supporter

As you maybe know already, FiDOplaysZAPPA is now on the road again to celebrate its 10th birthday. The last show of their spring-tour on march 21 at Basel's "Gare du Nord" will be filmed (by Sergio Cassini, Swiss TV, 3Sat etc) and released digitally/on dvd in autumn 2013.

To make this project possible, we have started a campaign on the crowdfunding-platform www.wemakeit.ch, where you can support us. You can pre-order a signed dvd, buy some goodies or just donate any amount.

We're all working for little money and have invested hours/days/weeks of work in the last decade, cos we love what we do, otherweise this band wouldn't even exist. Shooting a movie takes a lot of money though - rent of material, cameramen, video editing, audio mixing, dvd-production etc, and is not possible without supporting money. So I'd be very happy to win you over as a supporter for this project!

You'll find an english version by choosing your language in the top menu.

Please forward this mail to any potentially interested people too.


FIRST BANDS FOR ZAPPA UNION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED

November 8 & 9, 2013, a new edition of the Zappa Union festival will be held in Drammen, Norway.

The Grandmothers Of Invention and ZappaTime will be performing on the first night.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

THE WORLD OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART

GARY LUCAS & METROPOLE ORCHESTRA
2013 02 17
AMSTERDAM, NL

thanks to unicapb21 for recording these (and many more !!)






Sunday, February 17, 2013

CHAD WACKERMAN

Here's a nice review of Chad Wackerman's 2012 album "Dreams, Nightmares and Improvisations".

http://exystence.net/blog/2013/02/13/chad-wackerman-dreams-nightmares-and-improvisations-2012/

-- info: Jan van Kemenade

KIRA SMALL & BRYAN BELLER


Kira Small & Bryan Beller
House Concert, Venue & Bass Clinic Western U.S. Tour

  • 2/16/2013 - Beller Bass Clinic, Big Dudes Music City, Kansas City, MO, 3pm
  • 2/17/2013 - Kira/Bryan at PS Collective, Benson (Omaha), NE
  • 2/19/2013 - Kira/Bryan House Concert, Denver, CO - click here to request invitation/RSVP
  • 2/23/2013 - Kira/Bryan at Napa Valley Opera House (Cafe Theater), Napa, CA, 7:30pm
  • 2/24/2013 - Beller Bass Clinic, Bizarre Guitar, Reno, NV, 3pm
  • 2/25/2013 - Kira/Bryan House Concert, San Lorenzo, CA - click here to request invitation/RSVP
  • 3/4/2013 - Kira/Bryan House Concert, Carlsbad, CA - click here to request invitation/RSVP
  • 3/7/2013 - Beller Bass Clinic, The Guitar Sanctuary (clinic next door at Zin Zen Wine Bar), McKinney, TX, 7pm
  • 3/8/2013 - Kira/Bryan at Uncle Calvin's Coffehouse, Dallas, TX, 8pm
  • 3/9/2013 - Kira/Bryan House Concert, Austin, TX, click here to request invitation/RSVP
  • 3/10/2013 - Kira/Bryan at KHON'S BAR, Houston, TX, 7pm
  • 3/12/2013 - Beller Bass Clinic, Martin Music, Memphis, TN, 7pm

STEVE VAI - FEBRUARY 2013 UPDATES


"Steve talks about the US & European leg of "The Story of Light Tour," upcoming "Naked Tracks" installments, his appearance in Las Vegas at this year's "Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp," composing for "The Stravinsky Festival" in Holland, his trip to Chicago for the flour + wine/MEF fundraiser this weekend and more."


The Stravinsky Festival will be held in Groningen, NL, May 24 & 25 later this year.


Saturday, February 16, 2013

MUSIC ON VINYL

The Dutch Music On Vinyl record label, specialises in high quality vinyl reprints.

Their website mentions a couple of interesting new releases on 180 g vinyl.

  • Steve Vai : Passion And Warfare
  • The Residents : Third Reich N Roll


-- info: Philippe Lamoot

NO CAN DO - TOMORROW'S PAPER



Dutch jazz quartet No Can Do (= Arend Niks, Frans Vermeerssen, Wolter Wierbos & Mischa Kool) released only one album: "Tomorrow's Paper".
Actually, "Tomorrow's Paper" might be considered Arend Niks' 3rd album, following "At Hand" (1993) and "Future Museum" (1997), as he composed most (if not all) of the material.
This is Dutch contemporary jazz / improvised music at its best.

Recommended listening.









Friday, February 15, 2013

SUN RA AND HIS ARKESTRA - JAZZ IN SILHOUETTE



Sun Ra's "Jazz In Silhouette" album got released in 1959 on Sun Ra's private Saturn label. It got distributed to a few record stores and was sold at concerts. Impulse rereleased the album in 1975, putting it on the map, and Evidence put it on CD in 1991.
Since then, "Jazz In Silhouette" has seen various re-editions, both on CD and on vinyl. And that's how it should be as this is one of the classics, if not THE classic.



Thursday, February 14, 2013

PANDO - HANDS ON PANDO



"Hands On Pando" is one of these albums that will draw a smile on your face.
It's full of funny, melodic pop songs that will stay in your head all day long.

Pando recorded a number of Zappa compistions for various compilations on the Hall Of Fame record label. "Hands On Pando" does not contain any Zappa compositions, but the influences are present.
Reminds me a lot of Gruppo Sportivo.

I like this a lot.

http://www.halloffame.es

Check out the album right here:
http://halloffamerecords.bandcamp.com/album/hands-on-pando


NIKS PROJECT - FUTURE MUSEUM



Dutch drummer and composer Arend Niks assembled his Niks Project in 1994 when the NPS (Dutch Broadcasting Foundation) asked him to write for and to perform at the "Klap Op De Vuurpijl" festival. The ensemble did a small tour in Holland in 1996, resulting in this beautiful album.

One can hear that Steve Buckley (alto sax), Joost Buis (trombone), Oren Marshall (tuba), Arend Niks (drums), Paul Stouthamer (cello), Frans Vermeerssen (tenor, soprano sax), Eric Vloeimans (trumpet) and Cees van Zeeland (piano) had a lot of fun.
Fine composition (by Arend Niks) and superb improvisations make "Future Museum" an excellent modern jazz album.

Not the easiest album to track down, but if you can find it, it'll be worth your while.

SCUBA Z & ZAPPA

About a month or two ago, I mentioned Scuba Z, the British breakbeat / dance duo, as they used some Zappa themes in their 'Californian Paranoia'.
The track got released as a CDsingle and as a 12".
It can also be found on a promotional 12", and the album that appeared a little later.
Additions to the United Mutations Archives look like this:

the cover of the CDsingle

the promotional 12"

the regular 12" single

the album, "The Vanishing American Family".




THE MUZE JAZZ ORCHESTRA 2013 02 09

The highlight of my previous weekend was the excellent show by The Muze Jazz Orchestra in Heusden-Zolder (B).

I really enjoyed this concert.
Especially the first set was astonishing: an excellent repertoire, intermixed with video snippets that had the band playing with Zappa's 1963 Bicycle Concert, various interviews (N.M.Brock, Steve Vai, Dweezil,...), and even a karaoko version of The Black Page. Fun !!
This is the fourth time that I saw the Orchestra and they just keep getting better and better. And I don't necessarily mean that in a musical sense. The video fragments and the audience participation brought the concert to another level.

The band will be playing in Tienen (B) soon. You might want to go there...


 The Muze Jazz Orchestra - 2013 02 09 Heusden Zolder BE 102.08 AUD MC(UniMuta) 

line-up 

Marco Cirone: Guitar, Vocals 
Carlo Nardozza: trumpet 
Lieven Cambré: altsax 
Koen Nys: tenorsax 
Igor Maseroli: baritonsax 
Tim Daemen: trombone 
Tom Van Acker: bass 
David De Muynck: piano, keyboards 
David La Mela: drums 
Bart Quartier: marimba 
Remo Perrotti: video-art 

setlist 

set one 

01 - The Way I See It, Barry 
02 - The Orange County Lumber Truck Medley 
(Let's Make The Water Turn Black / Harry You're A Beast / Oh No / The Orange County Lumber Truck) 
03 - Bicycle Concerto 
04 - Cleetus Awreetus Awrightus 
05 - Blessed Relief 
06 - marco speaks & audience participation 
07 - The Black Page karaoke version 
08 - Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up 
09 - Scrutinizer Postlude 
10 - Black Napkins 
11 - ... the mad scientist 
12 - Zomby Woof 

set two 

01 - Pojama People 
02 - Inca Roads 
03 - Uncle Remus 
04 - ... so much information 
05 - St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast / Father O'Blivion 
06 - Cosmik Debris 
07 - audience participation 
08 - Dirty Love 
09 - Sofa 
10 - Trouble Every Day 
11 - the muze jazz orchestra 
12 - King Kong 

encore 

13 - Peaches En Regalia 

An audience audio registration of the concert can be found over at the Zappateers site:

FIFTYII50 2013 01 12

This little video shows FiftyII50 in concert in Zoetermeer, January 12, 2013, performing Yo'Mamontana.




FIDO PLAYS ZAPPA



2013/02/16 - Centre Culturel, Delemont - FiDO debugged
2013/02/26 -> 2013/03/03 tour in Germany
2013/03/08 - Kulturhof Schloss Köniz
2013/03/09 - Chollerhalle, Zug
2013/03/14 - Bazillus, Zürich
2013/03/15 - UFO/St.Gervais, Biel
2013/03/16 - BScene, Kuppel Basel - Surprise Show
2013/03/21 - Gare du Nord, Basel 



PATRICK VIAN - BRUITS ET TEMPS ANALOGUES



Patrick Vian is the son of French writer, musician and critic Boris Vian. He first gained notability as a member of the progressive rock / protopunk band Red Noise. The band formed at the Sorbonne in 1968, and played its first show during the occupation of the university. According to Vian, these were exciting times. He later commented that in Red Noise's early days, "their concerts wouldn't end until the cops came." The band released one album, Sarcelles - Lochères, in 1970, before breaking up. Given the revolutionary times, the band split rather appropriately into a socialist and a Trotskyist section, the latter of which continued under the name Komintern.

In 1975, Patrick Vian composed some of the music for the film Hu-Man (starring Jeanne Moreau and Terence Stamp) by Jérôme Laperrousaz. In 1976, he recorded "Bruits et Temps Analogues", originally on the Egg label, which was owned by Barclay Records and designed to present young and innovative musicians.

"Bruits Et Temps Analogues" is a very enjoyable album. It mixes experimental electronic music with jazz.  It's hard to imagine why we had to wait almost 40 years to get it rereleased.


release date = May 10, 2013
Out on the Staubgold label : www.staubgold.com







DWALMACAT 505

Episode 505 of your favorite radio show

http://www.mixcloud.com/Dwalmacat/dwalmacat-505/

  • MONIEK TOEBOSCH & MICHEL WAISVISZ – Baby in your arms
  • FELIX KUBIN – Doppelagenten
  • KONTAKT MIKROFOON ORKEST – Do the residue
  • CLINIC – Male stripper
  • GIL SCOTT-HERON – The bottle
  • JAMES WHITE & THE CONTORTIONS – Anesthetic
  • THE FALL – Green eyed loco-man
  • LOOK DE BOUK – Saint-Lo-Les-Vélos !?!
  • SLIM TWIG – Hidden
  • THE JUNG ANALYSTS – Me & my sopwith camel
  • !!! - King’s weed
  • PEREZ PRADO – Jacqueline & Caroline
  • ALBERT MARCOEUR – Appalderie
  • CARIBOU VIBRATION ENSEMBLE – Skunks (live)
  • NURSE WITH WOUND – Space music (excerpt)
  • MONIEK TOEBOSCH & MICHEL WAISVISZ – Is this the end?

U.K.'S REUNION DVD GETS AMERICAN RELEASE

Last year's, a recording of the 2011 Tokyo U.K. reunion concert got released on DVD in Japan.
Fortunately, this album will get an American release as well.


Eddie Jobson, John Wetton, Alex Machacek and Marco Minnamann...
Need I say more?



VOORWAARTS MAART / EN AVANT MARS

March 01 & 02, the Hardscore society is organising a festival in Ghent, Belgium
Two nights with two times the same program.
Sounds, music and dance from all over the world, including a new piece by Frank Nuyts.

At the Bijloke.
www.debijloke.be



ZAPPA ON POSTAGE STAMPS

We've seen Zappa on postage stamps that were issued by countries as Udmurtia and Touva, but did you know that The Democratic Republic of Congo issued a souvenir sheet as well?
Entitled "Les Musiciens Du Rock: Frank Zappa".


As you can imagine, these stamps are fake. Technically, they're called "illegal stamps" as explained here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegal_stamps

but still, they do look nice.

-- info: Andrea Aristarchi

SUPERVISOR CHOLLY HOSS

for immediate release
2013 02 14

SUPERVISOR CHOLLY HOSS


Dear Mr. Chillemi -

      as you know, we fully appreciate your Organization's ongoing co-operation in the humongous task of addressing this recent Blizzard snow accumulation and ensuring our entire team's desired outcome.
      it has been reported & duly noted that that Mr. Cholly Hoss's example has set off a major cavalcade of encouragement among not only all fellow snow removal professionals but with every eager amateur as well, that quickly spread throughout the city.
      it has been suggested that, as we speak, a "Special Mayoral Citation" Medal is being engraved with Mr. Cholly Hoss' name, as a small token of the City's & Mankind's appreciation of his outstanding example.
      it is in this Light, that we thank you once again for your service & Congratulations on thius truly great Honor.

sincerely yours,

Mr. Pre C. Ipitation / CEO  "Shovels'R Us", llc. Unltd.


            PS - as it turns out, our staff photographer was assigned to document the various phases of the attack on the snow removal situation and we are delighted to inform you of the winning status of your top team & share with you two of our favourite fotos depicting Head job foreman, Chief Supervisor the esteemed Mr. 'Stefano' Cholly Hoss, as he steadfastly and tirelessly directed his team to Victory over the mountains of snow and emerged the clearly triumphant winner in the unflinching, immediate, ad-hoc process of defeating Old Man Winter and his long-standing sidekick, Mother Nature..


" Supervisor Cholly Hoos Peers into the Future of Snow Removal... "

   snap by eaw/staff fotog



" Illustrating the Proper & Accepted Way of ' Holding the Shovels'  During any Brief "Taking-A-Breather" recess... "
( please note the distinct air of confidence and silent-tho-most-inspiring work ethics clearly visible etched in Cholly's countenance...his stance -  the positioning and the angle of the head on the neck ...  the prominent tho subtle totally Symbolic 'right foot forward'- the left hand index finger clearly tho unobtrusively pointing upwards to the desired Victory of the task at hand and the resulting Final Winning Accomplishment
 - by the way, this image has been selected as the cover shot for the Company's 2014 "Proper Snow Removal Techniques: the Full Procedure" Manual & Calendar

            snap by eaw/staff fotog


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Z3 PERFORMS THE MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA

Z3 =
  • Tim Palmeri - Guitar & Vocals
  • Beau Sasser - Organ & Synth
  • Bill Carbone - Drums & Vocals
2013/01/31 Z3 performed at the 'Ironhorse' in Northampton, MA, usa, with Alan Evans and former Zappa sideman Ed Mann and  as special guests.

setlist

Apostrophe, Baby Snakes, Big Swifty > Pygmy Twylyte > Big Leg Emma, Black Page > Dirty Love, intros / banter, Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up, Lumpy Gravy > Tryin' To Grow A Chin > Fifty-Fifty
encore: Montana

You can download or listen to the show over here:

Sunday, February 10, 2013

RUBATONG

I'm pretty sure that I have mentioned dutch band Rubatong previously.

Check them out.

They'll be doing a concert at the Plusetage in Baarle Nassau on 2013/02/23.



MAGIC BAND - U.K. DATES - 2013

Mar 01, 2013 Brighton, Concorde 2
Mar 02, 2013 Colchester, Arts Center
Mar 04, 2013 Bristol, Fleece
Mar 05, 2013 Bilston, Robin 2
Mar 06, 2013 Preston, Continental
Mar 07, 2013 Manchester, Band on the Wall
Mar 09, 2013 Glasgow, The Arches
Mar 10, 2013 Edinburgh, Picture House
Mar 11, 2013 Newcastle, Cluny
Mar 13, 2013 Liverpool, Eric's
Mar 14, 2013 York, The Duchess
Mar 15, 2013 Reading, Sub 89
Mar 16, 2013 London, Under The Bridge

ON BROADWAY: COVERS OF INVENTION IS OUT !!


various artists: on broadway - covers of invention
    (2013, cd, uk, cordelia records)

And available throught Cordelia Records Mail Order
http://www.cordeliarecords.co.uk/Pages/Buy%20Records.html


http://www.idiotbastard.com/OnBroadway.htm

WILLY'S WEEKLY CHOICE

Dr John & the Ringo all star band : 'Iko Iko".

and here's some more:


Dr.John "Iko Iko" Jeff Healey, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller



The Grateful Dead : "Iko Iko"





ARF IN CONCERT 2013 02 20

French band Arf will be doing a concert in Paris, performing the music of Frank Zappa.

2013/02/20 at the Péniche Antipode


EUGENE CHADBOURNE & JIMMY CARL BLACK

The second issue of Thicker Magazine included a Eugene Chadbourne 7".

side A has Eugene with Jello Biafra, side B has two tracks by the famous Jack & Jim show (= Eugene Chadbourne and Jimmy Carl Black).

From 1994.
I couldn't find any info on Thicker Magazin, but I imagine that it's a music mag.

Info has been added to the Eugene Chadbourne & the Jimmy Carl Black discography over at the United Mutations Archives.



Here's the audio

Friday, February 8, 2013

FRANK ZAPPA

picture by Richard Avedon.




THE WRONG OBJECT IN CONCERT IN LIEGE (B) TONIGHT

Tonight, February 8, 2013, The Wrong Object will be doing a concert at the Jacques Pelzer Jazz Club in Liège (B).

At 21:00 h.


-- info: Philippe Lamoot

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A SHORT CHAT WITH OSTRICH VON NIPPLE

I'm not really into lists and stuff, but if anyone would ask me to name a couple of essential albums of 2012 Ostrich Von Nipple's "Plays Some Shitty Tunes" would certainly be among them.
Here's another short chat with O.


UniMuta : Dear O.,
Your latest release, "Ostrich Von Nipple Plays Some Shitty Tunes", sounds fascinating. I love the strange and peculiar sounds that you use. It's like looking at an alien world.
I have to admit that I am not familiar with the music of Shitty Bedford. He's also part of The Goons Of Waxing Gibbous, right? Can you tell me a bit about the link between Shitty Bedford's musical world and yours?

Ostrich Von Nipple : You are correct, Mr. Bedford is a core member of the (sometimes) band "The Goons of Waxing Gibbous".  However, my collaborations with him go back further than that.  Originally it was r0b0t, Bedford, and The Chief hanging around making some noise as "Greener than Lou".  I joined them for a show at a house party playing keyboards and turntables.  I also served as the "emcee" for this event, introducing every song to the audience as "Southern Fried Nipple".   This party also served as an origin for some of our current personas.  We all decided to come up with names for ourselves on the fly.  Thus, "Ostrich Von Nipple" was born.  Later r0b0t, Bedford and I started writing tunes in an unnamed ensemble.  Eventually we all teamed up and brought in other members to form "Sneaky-Dink and the Six Times Four is Twenty-Four's".  The group finally morphed into "The Goons of Waxing Gibbous".  One day after a rehearsal Bedford came up and told me he'd love to hear some OVN solo music.  It got me thinking and working.  That work eventually became my self-titled CD.  We continue to work together on projects to this day.

UniMuta : I tell everyone who's in to The Residents, that they should check out your music. The Residents' influence is obvious and the result is astonishing. What music do you listen to?

Ostrich Von Nipple : I'm usually working on new material and obsessively listening to rough mixes.  When I get an opportunity to hear other music, I prefer to listen to 1950's-1960's Disney soundtracks (from animated films), classical Hindustani Ragas, The Bee Gee's and Shitty Bedford (of course). 

UniMuta : I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that Nolan Cook contributed to the album. He has a very distinctive sound. One that fits perfectly to the music that you create.
How does this work when you write or arrange a piece? Do you know in advance how a piece should sound? Or what a guest musician should add?

Ostrich Von Nipple : It varies from song to song and artist to artist.  At times I have something specific in mind for Nolan.  Other times I simply ask him to "go for it".  He usually nails the piece in such an unexpected way.  On the rare occasion that I go back to him for changes they are usually minor changes.  I have complete trust that he will deliver something appropriate and exciting and it makes the process an easy one.  Most of the other guest artists are closer to me geographically.  Therefore, the general approach is to get together and work out an idea that one of us has been nurturing.

UniMuta : "OVN Plays Some Shitty Tunes" got released on the German Psychofon Records label. How did you get in contact with them?

Ostrich Von Nipple : Actually I was approached out of the blue by Psychofon.   Initially they contacted me to see about re-releasing older material (the first OVN CD).  At the time I was not interested in that.  However, I mentioned that I had just finished work on an EP of "cover" songs and asked if they would like to give it a listen.  Psychofon listened to the rough mixes and seemed to really enjoy the material.  It grew from there.  When I started the project I had no intentions of releasing it.  At most, it was meant to be gift for Bedford.  I find it interesting to see all the physical products created around something that was never really meant to be heard.

UniMuta : Your previous album got released by WMRecordings, this new one by Psychofon Records. Both are European labels. A coincidence?

Ostrich Von Nipple : That is a mere coincidence.  I am grateful to both labels for all their support and I love the open attitude Europe has towards underground music.  Psychofon has done an outstanding job with all of their OVN products.  I am thrilled that the EP has been handled artistically and with great care.

UniMuta : I was happy to see that "OVN Plays Some Shitty Tunes" got released on an old-fashioned CD. Is it important to you that it got a CD-release, or is the download-option more significant to you?

Ostrich Von Nipple : It was very important that if we were going to do an official release of this EP that it would be available on CD.  I still believe that the way a recording is packaged influences the musical experience.  I also prefer to buy actually CD's whenever possible.

UniMuta : Wise words. Thank you.

Ostrich Von Nipple's excellent album is available from Psychofon Records : 
http://www.psychofonrecords.com
An alternate version of 'Swarm & Punctuate' can be found on the bonus CD of the Dec/Jan issue of OX fanzine. More info soon.


WHERE'S THE BEER AND WHEN DO WE GET PAID?


Sigrun Köhler und Wiltrud Baier's made a documentary about Jimmy Carl Black entitled "Where's the Beer and when do we get paid?".

The movie is scheduled to appear in cinemas next November.





"WHERE'S THE BEER AND WHEN DO WE GET PAID?"

 Warum lebt Jimmy Carl Black, der legendäre Schlagzeuger von Frank Zappas "Mothers of Invention", in einem kleinen bayrischen Dorf?

"The Indian of the Group" kann kaum Deutsch und wird in schönstem Bayrisch mit "Servus, Mr. Black!" begrüßt. Vom Höpflinger Bahnhof aus tourt der 70-Jährige im besten Rentenalter als Schlagzeuger und Sänger durch Europa und muss seit vierzig Jahren immer wieder die gleichen alten Zappa-Platten signieren.
"Don't ask me, what the sound is. You have to hear it!" Als er mit siebzehn Jahren bei einem Elvis-Konzert die Mädchen reihenweise in Ohnmacht fallen sah, wußte er, daß er Musiker werden wollte. Reich ist er dabei nicht geworden.

"To tell you the truth, I don't like to play the drums that much anymore. It's too hard a work, man. But I need the money."

Die letzten 2 Jahre seines Lebens bis zu seinem Tod im Jahr 2008 haben die Filmemacherinnen Jimmy Carl Black im bayrischen Höpfling und bei seinen Auftritten mit der Kamera begleitet. Black, der seine Krebserkrankung mit polterndem Humor überspielt, begibt sich auf eine große Amerikatournee, die ihn noch einmal in seine Heimatstadt El Paso führt.

Ein Internationaler Heimatfilm über Sex, Drugs, Rock'n'Roll und keine Rente.

http://www.wheresthebeer.de/

Im September 2013 kommt "WHERE'S THE BEER AND WHEN DO WE GET PAID" ins Kino.

CHICKENFOOT - DIFFERENT DEVIL



Here's another Chickenfoot knick-knack. This one is rather recent. It's a mini-album (4 tracks) that features 'Different Devil' plus three live tracks.
Joe Satriani on guitar.