In the coming weeks I will be launching a unique crowd funding campaign via Pledge Music. http://www.pledgemusic.com/artists/dweezilzappa
The campaign is as unique as my birth name. In fact the campaign is entirely about my name and how you can help me keep the legal rights to use my own full name.
I am inviting everyone to please join me to make some noise and raise funds to propel the necessary legal arguments to secure the rights to continue to use my own first and last name.
Let's band together and form a group called "Dweezil Zappa And The Others Of Intention." By joining and supporting this group via the Pledge Music campaign your voice will be heard alongside my own in the fight against the proposed Federal Trademark of the surname ZAPPA set forth by 2 of my younger siblings that seeks to prevent me from using my own full name in the field of music, entertainment and public appearances.
I have used Dweezil Zappa in the field of music and entertainment since 1982 and it's absurd that their proposed Trademark now threatens my ability to continue to legally use my own full name.
With your help I will be able to prevail against this personal injustice.
My father once said, "People make a lot of fuss about my kids having such supposedly 'strange names'. But the fact is that no matter what first names I might have given them, it is the last name that is going to get them in trouble." (The Real Frank Zappa Book)
On my birth certificate, where it said religion my father personally inscribed "musician" and I wish to continue to honor him through music using my full name Dweezil Zappa. By supporting this campaign you can restore the name given to me by my father.
Are you ready and willing to become one of the "Others Of Intention"?
Follow the link below to sign up to be the first to hear about all of the downloads, treats and features of the campaign. There will be new music, art and other goodies available.
A huge heartfelt thank you for all your support. DZ