Welcome to www.zappamusic.com . This is an educational, information site dedicated to linking to info on the music of just SOME of the many musicians, composers and acts with the surname “Zappa”. This includes but is not limited to Frank Zappa, Candy Zappa,Zappa sings Zappa, Francesco Zappa, Riccardo Zappa, Andre' Zappa, John Zappa, Tony Zappa, Dweezil Zappa, Don Zappa, and Mike Zappa. and
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This site is maintained by PROJECT/OBJECT. PROJECT/OBJECT is known as the band that performs the music of Frank Zappa, but has the distinct honor of playing with more alumni than any other band or person in history, outside of Frank Zappa himself. That list of respected Alumni includes, but is not limited to: Ike Willis, Napoleon Murphy Brock , Ed Mann, Mike Keneally, Ray White, Denny Walley, Don Preston, Bunk Gardner, Bob Harris, Thana Harris, Jimmy Carl Black, Al Malkin, Arthur Barrow, Roy Estrada, Bruce Bickford.
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featuring IKE WILLIS, ED MANN & DON PRESTON
With DENNY WALLEY (in GA, TN, NC only!)
the music of Frank Zappa
THU 29 TEANECK NJ MEXICALI BLUES
FRI 30 BALTIMORE MD 8X10
SAT 31 SELLERSVILLE PA SELLERSVILLE THEATRE
FEB DATES AND SPECIAL GUESTS TBA
"You want to see the actual people who recorded your favorite Zappa and Mothers albums?
Performing all eras of Zappa?
Come to us. We'll take care of you"
The Actual music…with the Actual Alumni*
DON PRESTON Mothers Of Invention & Zappa Tours and Albums 1966-1974
ED MANN Zappa Tours and Albums 1976-1988
IKE WILLIS Zappa Tours and Albums 1978-1988
DENNY WALLEY Zappa Tours and Albums 1975-1981 (GA, NC, TN shows only)
On Tour Together for the Very First Time!!!
PROJECT/OBJECT with IKE WILLIS, DON PRESTON and other special guests TBA!
^ Taken a few hours ago in an Irish bar, midtown (pretty sure it's called PJ Clarke's), none of the staff was Irish..anyways, they claim to have one of the oldest toilets in NYC. They said they are "over 100 years old". WOAH, that's really old (not!). Baby USA lol…..
I went to PJ Clarke's after a stop in at a bar called 2A, because it's on 2nd street and avenue A. When you ask for a wine list, they roll their eyes and say "red or white, that's our list!". The snotty bartenders barely look up from their Blackberry pearls, so good luck getting their arrogant service. Two good things about the place though are (1) the music (the bitchy bartenders have great shit on their iPods) (2) It's dirt cheap. Just thought I would throw a little review in there, heh heh.
It's bloody cold here in NYC. Been swamped with things to do, people to visit and packing for my journey back to Berlin in a couple days. Once I am settled in, I will spend hours uploading the many pictures I have taken over the last couple of months. I supposed on one hand it's good thing when one is too busy to blog properly, but I find it therapeutic and it helps me sleep better once I've unloaded all the shit flying around in my mind onto my blog. Sadly, I can't write everything I would like to, as certain people in my life read my blog religiously and get upset, jealous, etc.. that sucks as I wish I could just write everything I am doing, thinking, etc.. but I do try to write in a way that one can read a tad between the lines. Censorship sucks ass.
My fingers are KILLING me from doing so many massages. Fuck, my knuckles hurt so bad. I have been massaging pretty much non stop since I was 5 years old; starting on my mom and her hurtin' back and feet and it's taking a toll on my fingers as I don't just pet people, I insist on doing extreme deep tissue, which gives the patient lots of energy, but it takes mine. Guess that means at least my hands are getting old. dam!
Massage therapists are like shooting stars. They usually shine really bright for a few years, but they can't last forever. Usually people start doing massage at around 20 and throw in the towel after ten or 15 years as it is really taxing on the body (schlepping the heavy massage table up and down stairs, working odd hours usually spontaneously.. it is a difficult profession. I started WAY young and so I am feelin' it. I have met therapists that retired at age 40 already (well, they do other things for a living after; things that are not as physically taxing).
The rest of me feels great, it's just my knuckles and wrists that are aching. Tried wearing a copper bracelet for a while, I didn't notice a big difference. I wonder if that is just a scam/hoax?
It's gonna be tough leaving NYC again, this place is wild, ambitious, fast, loud, exciting, quirky, liberal, wealthy in every way and packed with talented people from all over the world, but most of all, it's FUN. Like Arnold said "I'll be back"
"A long, long time ago… I can still remember how
That music used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance,
That I could make those people dance,
And maybe they'd be happy for a while.
But February made me shiver,
With every paper I'd deliver,
Bad news on the doorstep…
I couldn't take one more step.
I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
But something touched me deep inside,
The day the music died."
The MTV Music awards make me sick.
They should call it the "MTV music RAP awards". CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Britney Spears looked amazing, but her lip syncing was ridiculous. Paris has a new
hair do, that resembles the Golden Girls . Doh!
First I want to say today has been one hell of a Monday. I woke up, looked at my text messages and got one from DEZ the guitarist of the Misfits (former Black Flag) which said “Hi Dotty, how are you?” and there was a photo of him in his scary gear, you know, white make up and dark eyes, wearing a hood, I was like OMG! LOL! What a thing to wake up to. Then he called to chat, he was about to go sound check in North Carolina. He is getting married soon and wants me to meet his woman. I will go to their Halloween show at BB Kings in NYC and finally meet her. Dez is wicked cool, you should read the blog I wrote about the Misfits and Dez a few months ago, you may grow to love him too. Click HERE to see that hilarious blog.
Then I went to a recording studio owned by my pal Michelangelo and his band called SUPERHERO. They helped me lay 5 tracks down for a just for shits and grins demo cd. I did 'Dirty Deeds', 'Highway to Hell', 'Black Dog', 'Old time Rock and Roll'(don't think Tom gay fucking Cruise please, think Bob kick ass Seger!), 'I Feel Good' (James Brown), and 'Rock and Roll (Led Zep). Took ages but it's done and sounds great. If I can figure out how to get the bastard online, I will share it with you. I have no voice now lol!
It has taken two years, but finally the MTV headed music video I took part in is finally done. The director sent me the link today. The artist is called STAKKA (real name is Shaun Morris) and he is a Drum & Bass star in his native UK (he lives in Brooklyn but is from England). The song is called 'Mars Attacks' and it is pretty good even though I don't like that type of music, it sounds cool! Click HERE to read more about STAKKA.
I play his girlfriend and you will first see me in the middle of the video wearing a officers hat in the office and then talking to him on the phone then at the end I rub his chest and walk with STAKKA then kiss him. The concept is, aliens are taking over the USA and Stakka saves the day…
It should air soon on MTV internationally.