Happy Holidays Everyone!
Happy Holidays Everyone!
With the holidays upon us, I wanted to reach out and thank all of you for your support and for being members of my community. I hope you will all be able to enjoy time with your families in whichever way you are able and send 2020 kicking and screaming into the past.
In a year that has created challenges for so many, I have tried to make the best of it and I'm sure you all have too. I've been working hard with very few days off since The Hot Rats tour ended in March. I realized that today would've been my dad's 80th birthday. That's hard to believe. Of course, I wish he was here to share more music with us and his wisdom.
(Frank Zappa Studio 2 Sunset Sound during Hot Rats recording 1969 - Dweezil Zappa Studio 2 Sunset Sound 2020)
I'm feeling contemplative about that as well as the adjustments to life without live music. I'm looking forward to making new recordings as well as mixing recordings of past performances that showcase the 14 years of solid touring that was rudely interrupted by Covid 19.
The Runnin' With The Dweezil podcast has also been a way to stay in a creative zone and I am grateful for the positive feedback I've received from so many of you. I'm going to start sharing some of your quotes on the main page of RWTD. I am really excited about the Fair Warning episodes that are coming up with Nuno Bettencourt and a follow-up Fair Warning episode with Billy Corgan!
As some of you may know, it's my all-time favorite Van Halen album and I could probably do 10 episodes on that topic. I would love to talk with Donn Landee and Ted Templeman about it. That's my Christmas wish and I'm putting it out there now, do you hear me Santa?
Just an FYI, I have been working really hard to keep the RWTD podcast on schedule but my laptop has recently thrown in the towel and begged for mercy. (Translation - not bueno) My progress has been halted this week due to an internal hard drive issue which I'm attempting to rectify. At the moment I don't have an exact ETA on when I'll be able to continue my work. Unfortunately, that means Thursday's episode will be delayed to some extent. I will do my very best to get deliver it to all of you as soon as possible. I really appreciate your understanding and I apologize in advance for any delay. I'll keep you all updated on the ETA for the episode.
In the meantime, if you're interested in learning a bit more about my connection to Fair Warning and also to my dad and the Hot Rats album, please feel free to check out the links to the interview series from Sunset Sound Recorders below.
Here's to a brighter 2021! Best, DZ