Saw the brilliant show in Glasgow Wednesday. What a professional man of integrity (and s**t hot musician) you are Dweezil. Your dad would be so very proud of you, and I really wish I’d taken the time to tell you face to face after the show when you were signing t-shirts. Rock on, you will win this battle. And please come back to Scotland very, very soon!
I saw Frank many times, first when I was 14 in 1974 and I was blown away! I plan to see Dweezil here in Colorado on August 8th, can't wait! Thanks so much for keeping Frank's music so alive and well!, he is truly immortal now!
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Hello Dweezil,I am in action to order a T-shirt to support you on this crazy ,raw journey!Only thing I have to check on is a way for me to complete the payment.I am Dutch,havn`t got Visa or Paypal,but we lovers of Zappa humans won`t give up ,so count me in,thinking of you all,wish you all well,Sylvia.
hey gary i don't think the concert hall is where they filmed the t.v. show...but srv and eric johnson have some great dvd's from the t.v. show
Until recently I had not seen the Austin City Limits show since the 70s, where just recently I saw a Wilco show. Browsing listed acts over the years, from Willie Nelson to Wilco, lots of diversity over the years. It surely started out to focus on Texas Blues Players. The first 36 seasons were recorded at a communications building at the University Of Texas in Austin. As where you had seen DZ it's now at The Moody Theater.
Since my posting about Austin City limits I did some web searching if I could find that old Tom Johnston performance, I found nothing concrete. I do see a few live solo Tom Johnston vids on youtube from the 70s, sure looked similar to what I thought I saw on ACL on PBS, where some have said it was the Soundstage Series from PBS in Chicago.
Neihter Series shows a Tom Johnston performance in their credits. Soundstage states The Doobie Brothers appeared on their show in 77'. That was the time when Johnston was leaving the band so who knows, either of these shows may not have all their tapes or data cross referenced to check details.
It's all good music that's Still Alive and Well. When speaking of Texas Blues, SRV, Eric Johnson and Johnny Winter(pun intended), these are examples of music that will live a long time. Be it if the musicians are here with us, or not, this form of music has a shelf life that deserves to be heard and performed by a set of, as Frank would say, Pretty Good Musicians.
Conceptually, With Frank Zappa Music, The Others Of Intention that stand up, buy tickets to see live music. That helps new generations of listeners keep Frank Zappa's music alive and well, and but also, hopefully give musicians a fair living. Dweezil has done so very much ever since he bagan performing his fathers music. He deserves a fair living without being harassed by the controlling trust and their lawyers that are putting FZs legacy into the sausage grinder.
In the current climate of declining respect to art. It's now more than ever that we need capable musicians to keep music alive. To the composers, musicians and fans, I give Thanks.
This sounds great. I'm in.
One another note: Things are getting worse at Zappa.com. I started a DZ - 50 Years of Frank tour thread and it got deleted. Oh well. At least I still got my guitar!
David....The Beacon Theater is a special place. If you google Beacon Theater Restoration many articles give the reader an eye awakening experience of not only bringing it back and but also the audio system. The coffee can story had me thinking of how Frank would be amused by that. The renovations and upgrades to The Beacon and Madison Sqaure Garden are spectacular.
Austin City Limits.... Never been there but I do remember first seeing that concert series on PBS in the 70s. The show was a solo Tom Johnston gig from the Doobie Brothers. Austin City Limits has some nice history that should continue for a long time.
Austin City Limits. Please hear my plea.
Wishing that the Austin City Limits program could be their own "Others Of Intention"
thanks gary...i took quite a few and some turned out really nice...austin city limits is a great venue for a show...i like how the colors change in the background...but the beacon is pretty awesome also...happy holidays
Very nice photos. Really enjoy this venue's backdrop curtains and lighting scheme.
inca roads now...dave has control of the juke box tonight...thanks again dz for the last 10 years
David D -
The photo of Dweezil and me was in 1991 - the first time I met him after sending too many crazy fan letters in my teenage years. And a few years after receiving a nice phone call from him.
played the meek and zomby woof also...the pimp and keep it greasy coming up soon
i'm playing who are the brain police at my pub right now
nice photo...what year
Hi Dweezil -
It's unfortunate that sometimes in life things become difficult because we have no control over who we are related to and can't predict how they will behave or what actions they will take. You know that you have the support of so many people and I hope it helps you in some small way. It was great to see you - at the Turning Stone in October - and I'm glad I had the chance to talk with you again. I wish you well in everything - you deserve it!
thanks dave...if you take alot... a few turn out well...shows in houston/austin were great...and n.y. with ike was very cool...love to come to l.a. and see a show with you
Great Pics Dave.
I just ordered my Cease and Desist shirt. They didn't have T's at the merch table in N.O.
Can't wati till they come back.
hey mark o. i took 4 friends to the houston show....all 1st timers and they were blow away...i just had to say...how do you like me now?...damn dz...if i would have known you were taking requests i would have asked for ms. pinky...
Hey David. It was very exciting.. It was indeed impressive that he fit that in! My buddies are all fans now. They even realized how special what they were seeing was. Commenting that they left most concerts glad but still "ho hum, what we expected.' But not this one!
I was at the show at Tipitina's in New Orleans last night. What a fantastic experience. I've seen a good bit of music, a lot of the old classic rock bands that aren't around anymore. I don't see many shows anymore. I have the ZPZ DVD of the first tour and have enjoyed it immensly and have passed it around. I found it very impressive that Dweezil was doing this.
I don't really go to concerts anymore but last June when I heard this show would be at Tipitina's I called a friend and we immediately brought tickets. In all I got three other people to come with me, and only one other was familar with the music. All during the show, after the show, I could not tell you how many times they thanked me for getting them to come. They were blown away and impressed by the musicianship, the music, and the band and their devotion to helping the fans see that they themselves were having fun despite doing this for over 45 shows, traveling in the bus, etc. Every single member were totally impressive, James coming up and playing and the version of Black Napkins was out of this world.
Dweezil himself besides being fantastic as a musician, was impressive to me and all of my friends for taking the time to meet and greet after giving us a nearly 3 hour show. He talked with us before the show and I asked them to please play Apostrophe. It wasn't on the Texas set list gigs the nights before, so I think they were kind enough to add it and he mentioned during the show that I asked for it and they played a KILLER version. How courteous is that!?
Talking with him after the show, I told him that I (along with countless other fans) am totally impressed and think it is such an honorable thing for him to devoting himself to exposing new fans to the music. That is the main thing that drew me to keep up with what he's doing. Also, i told him that the fact that these shows should be sold out for week long stands at every city, I really appreciate the fact that he has kept the concerts affordable for people like me to be able to experience them. And the same with his Dweezology guitar lesson which I have also are affordable. That means a lot and adds a ton of respect to him and makes the whole Zappa experience that much more pleasurable.
My only two regrets are that I wasn't able to tell the other members besides Shiela Gonzales and Cian Coey how impressive they were and how much they added to the enjoyment of the concert experience.
The irony that Frank experienced the need to fight for the integrity of his vision to allow people to hear the music he wanted to write and bring to people has come full circle with Dweezil having to fight another battle to keep the music before the people and even using his own name. The shame of it is that it's his own family he has to battle. He is the on doing the hard work, the labor of love and hiring the musician's and the whole logistics of dong this would benefit them and the family name the most.
Thank you Dweezil, the Band, and Crew for the Greatest Concert. I hope to see you again.
Sincerely, Mark Ortego
Dweezil, thank you for having us to say hello last Friday. You can be sure we are there for you.
hey dz...we need a photo album page on here...great black napkins...that last lick thing at soundcheck was great
Nice photos David.
.and also with you