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ZappaCast, Episode 30 (A Halloween chat with the Vaultmeister)
October 30, 2016 05:49 PM PDT
"Happy Halloween, everybody!" -- FZ
And yes indeed, it is our 30TH EPISODE, and it's HALLOWEEN, and it's SPECIAL...why? Because we are celebrating with the VAULTMEISTER himself, Mr. JOE TRAVERS!!! Joe answers questions galore (some from you, loyal ZappaCast listeners) and generally proves himself to be the truly wonderful human that he is!!
Add in THREE exclusive preview tracks ("Sy Borg", "Rollo" and "Uncle Meat (live at Columbia University)") from the forthcoming Zappa albums CHICAGO '78, LITTLE DOTS and MEAT LIGHT (all released on November 4th) and you've got...Festoonery! Hotcha and more hotcha! HAPPY HALLOWEEN from the ZAPPACAST!!!ZappaCast, Episode 29 (THE LOST EPISODE -- Meet Matthew Galaher!)
September 27, 2016 08:47 AM PDT
Guess who's back? Back again?...
OK, enough of all this break nonsense...the ZappaCast RETURNETH! After a summer spent deep in research and book writing, we are back (baby) with THE LOST EPISODE...taped several months ago, and chock full of OLD NEWS! Well, maybe just a little...
This episode we meet the one and only MATTHEW GALAHER, Zappa fan extraordinaire, high-class musician, wit, racounteur and bon vivant. Matthew tells us his stories of years of alumni interaction and more...
NOTE: one of the reasons why this is THE LOST EPISODE is that the quality of the interview is less than wonderful, due to some issues with Skype. We've thrown everything we've had at the problem, but this is the best we've got. Enjoy it anyway!
And STAY SHARP for the BONUS TRACKS at the end...featuring three versions a tribute to Captain Beefheart's compositional method (2 played on vibraphone, one on piano) by the wonderful and irrepressible MALCOLM TENT!!
We shall return VERY SOON with something VERY SPECIAL!!! Until then...DIG IT!!ZappaCast Episode 28 (The Alex Winter Extravaganza)
March 21, 2016 01:00 PM PDT
Fancy a Zappa chat? Well ZappaCasters, do we ever have a chat for you! We were very fortunate to have the great Alex Winter -- director of the very exciting fan-funded soon-to-be-greatest Frank Zappa documentary ever -- pop 'round for a chat about Zappa, movies and even the obligatory Bill & Ted reference! A very good time was had by all!
If you're looking for a good time, go to http://whoisfrankzappa.com and contribute to this most exciting project TODAY! Wonderment awaits!
In addition, ROXY: THE MOVIE will be on a theatrical tour for the first time ever to benefit the campaign -- theaters from LA to London and many places in between have stepped up to host screenings in the next three weeks. Go to www.zappamovie.com/roxyscreenings for more details!ZappaCast Episode 27 (Farewell, Gail Zappa)
January 04, 2016 05:22 PM PST
A dense ecumenical bandana at the right hand of God's big rhumba? Nah...it's the ZappaCast! In this episode, we say farewell to the legendary Mrs. Gail Zappa with the full ZappaCast panel of Scott Parker, Andrew Greenaway, Scott Fischer and --returning after a fairly lengthy absence -- The Professor, Mick Ekers! Join us as we give GZ a (hopefully) suitable sendoff, right here on the ZappaCast.ZappaCast Episode 26 (ZaFTIG Specal)
December 30, 2015 07:34 AM PST
Greetings, ZappaCasters! In this episode we are talking ZaFTIG! What is ZaFTIG? Why, it's the Zappa Family Trust Issues Guide -- the new book covering the music of Frank Zappa on compact disc. Talking ZaFTIG will be author Ed Komara and co-author Scott Parker. Plus music, thrills, spills, traffic noises and other oddments! A plump and succulent ZappaCast for sure!ZappaCast, Episode 25 (interview with Bob Zappa, Part 2)
October 26, 2015 12:12 PM PDT
Hiya, ZappaCasters!! It's Episode 25, the second half of our two-part chat with Bob Zappa, brother of Frank and author of FRANKIE AND BOBBY: GROWING UP ZAPPA!!! Go to www.bobzappa.com and get yours! Don't delay!ZappaCast Episode 24 (A Chat With Bob Zappa, Part 1)
September 07, 2015 02:05 PM PDT
Are you looking for specialness, kids? Look no further than this episode of the ZappaCast! This time around we are chatting with Mr. Bob Zappa, brother of FZ and author of the new book FRANKIE & BOBBY - GROWING UP ZAPPA! Go to www.bobzappa.com and get your pre-order in now! Then come back and give this fun/fab episode a listenZappaCast Episode 23 -- In Memoriam, Walt Quadrato
May 29, 2015 10:45 AM PDT
Suddenly it strikes! It's time for ZappaCast Episode 23! This is our special memorial tribute to Scott's mentor, first-generation Zappa fan and collector Walt Quadrato. Features a Walt mastering (from an unknown generation cassette source) of the FZ/Grand Wazoo Orchestra (or the "Hot Rats Orchestra", as emcee Rikki Farr puts it) show at the Oval in London, 1972!!
Long live Walt!!!!!ZappaCast Episode 22 (Tom Fowler Speaketh!)
April 23, 2015 08:43 AM PDT
Greetings and salutations, loyal ZappaCasters! In this episode we are serving up for you (hot and fresh) a fascinating conversation with that amazing bass playing Fowler, Tom Fowler! Tom talks about his days working with FZ, and working with other FZ alumni. Throw in Tom's thoughts about the almighty Zappa goddess-type person Grace Quinn and you've got yourself one splendid show! Be sure to listen until the very end for some bonus, Grace-oriented merriment!Zappacast Episode 21 (Zappadan 2014)
December 19, 2014 07:32 AM PST
HAPPY ZAPPADAN FROM THE ZAPPACAST TEAM! In this episode, we turn the fab ZappaCast microphone over to FZ himself, who will share some of his fave rave records with you, the Zappacast faithful. And he may answer a few questions from the ZappaCast team as well. It's our gift to you! From us to you, happy Zappadan, happy holidays and we wish you a healthy and prosperous 2015! See you then!
In the premiere edition of ZappaCast--a Frank Zappa podcast--Scott Parker (author of several books about the work of FZ) examines the new "Alternate Freak Out!" bootleg, featuring an unreleased mix of the Freak Out! album. In addition, Andrew Greenaway provides the news and FZ gives a history lesson.
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