2 Mar

New Dweezil Zappa Interview Fuels Speculation That Phish Will Cover Zappa On Halloween

first_imgFor the record, this is clearly just a rumor. However, when the son of Frank Zappa puts the words Phish and “whole night of my Father’s music” next to each other, well, let’s just say our interests are piqued.In a new interview with the Missoulian ahead of Dweezil Zappa’s upcoming performance at The Wilma, Dweezil Zappa was asked about how Frank Zappa would feel about the feuding between the Zappa siblings. The guitarist responded, “I think he would be horribly disappointed at how everything has been handled by my mom, and now my brother and sister… Phish can do a whole night of my father’s music, and they don’t get a cease and desist letter, but I do?”Phish has never done “a whole night” of Frank Zappa music in their career. Of course this is speculation, but really the only time it would make sense for them to do a night of Zappa’s music would be at their upcoming Halloween performance.The band is very strongly influenced by Frank Zappa; though only one song is officially in their repertoire (“Peaches En Regalia”), Jon Fishman released a Zappa Picks compilation album a few years ago. The band also strongly considered a Zappa album for their Halloween show in 1995, but, according to Phish.net, “insanely complex overdubs, potentially offensive lyrics, and several tunes (esp. “Watermelon in Easter Hay”) that Zappa had requested never be performed live again” caused the band to reroute their practices to The Who’s Quadrophenia for that show.Additionally, there is the timing to consider. The “cease and desist letters” didn’t become a part of Dweezil’s life until this year, so it stands to reason that this comment refers to something that has happened recently, as opposed to an older reference. Furthermore, the band’s decision to play on a Monday for Halloween must mean that they have something in store for the performance.On the other hand, Dweezil – who probably isn’t as nerdy about Phish stats as we are – could just be making a sarcastic comment to emphasize his point. Phish more or less swore off of musical costume sets when they broke from tradition with the Wingsuit set of 2013, and continued that new trend with their Chilling, Thrilling Sounds performance in 2014. While the Halloween show could be a Zappa tribute that doesn’t pick on a particular album, this could all just be nothing but the hopes and dreams of Zappa/Phish fans blowing a quote out of proportion.While we won’t really know until we’re handed a “Phishbill” on October 31st at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, it’s certainly fun to speculate about what might be planned for that fateful evening. Until then, we have three nights at Dick’s and a whole fall tour ahead! See you there!last_img read more

18 Jan

Nathan Lane Marries Long-Time Partner Devlin Elliott

first_imgNathan Lane is a married man! The two-time Tony winner wed his partner, the playwright and producer Devlin Elliott, in an intimate ceremony at the Big Apple’s City Hall on November 17. People reports that the pair have been together for almost twenty years. Lane and Elliott recently penned a children’s book together, Naughty Mabel, inspired by the pair’s own canine, who thinks she’s a bit of a celebrity. A Tony winner for The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Lane also received Tony nominations for Guys and Dolls and The Nance. He was most recently seen on Broadway in It’s Only a Play.Congratulations to the happy couple from all of us here at Broadway.com! Star Files View Commentscenter_img Nathan Lanelast_img read more

16 Sep

The invisible impact of Sarah Stuehr

first_img Published on November 15, 2018 at 10:02 am Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmerman Comments Since stepping on SU’s campus in 2015, Sarah Stuehr has played in 115 of 120 games. The senior center has scored two career goals and hasn’t missed a game this season.Though she seldom shows up on the stat sheet, Stuehr exemplifies the value of dependability, being a good teammate and understanding her role, head coach Paul Flanagan said.“She’s not on the power play, she’s not on the penalty kill, she’s not a special teams player, but wherever she’s asked to play she does it without questions,” team captain Brooke Avery said.Stuehr’s playing time fluctuates, often depending the overall health of team. At 5-foot-4, Stuehr is tied for the second-shortest skater on the roster. But her anticipation, faceoff acumen and defensive instincts allow her to impact the game any way possible.“It’s a huge boost to have someone who can go out there and spell the players and give them an extra shift off,” Flanagan said of Stuehr.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAgainst Princeton last Sunday, Flanagan tapped Stuehr into the game twice. In the second period, as Princeton’s defensemen were routinely resetting the puck across their defensive zone, Stuehr read the play and snuck along the left wing boards, intercepting the puck in front of the net. The defense quickly collapsed on her but the hustle play was noticed by Flanagan.“She does a good job defensively and she’s reliable,” Flanagan said. “And we can always count on her.”SU counted on her again in the third period, when she won a faceoff in the attacking zone and after SU cycled the puck around, Stuehr found herself in front of the net with the puck at her stick and her back to the net.Her wrist shot bounced off Princeton’s goalie’s skate and away from the net. Stuehr’s goal drought extended to 34 games with her last coming against Lindenwood on Dec. 1, 2017, but she still provides a lift off the bench.“I did a quick turn, got the puck, and saw my player go to the net, but the D was in front of me, so I thought I’d get a nice hard shot on the ice,” Stuehr saidFlanagan compared Stuehr to a utility player in baseball because of her versatility: She has played center and each wing position over the past four seasons, filling in wherever needed.When forward Savannah Rennie got injured and missed six games from late October into early November, Stuehr replaced her production by contributing in the faceoff game. Stuehr won nine faceoffs against Lindenwood on Oct. 20, and four in each of the next three games when Rennie might have normally taken them.In practice, Stuehr pushes the starters by playing on the scout penalty kill unit. She does it so well in practice, Avery wouldn’t be surprised if she got some playing time on the kill unit in games.“She’s always done an admirable job of stepping in, filling in for someone,” Flanagan said. “And being a real good role player.”Before coming to Syracuse, Stuehr moved from Westwood, Massachusetts to California, then back to Massachusetts for high school. In her senior year, she transferred to the Warner Hockey School in Western Canada, where she won a Junior Women’s Hockey League championship. She described the rural landscape of Warner a “culture shock,” but it was there that she discovered she was skilled enough to play at the collegiate level.For Warner, she recorded 25 points in 27 games. While the volume isn’t at that level at SU, her mindset hasn’t changed. She aims to “contribute to the team as much as I can,” whenever she can, and however she can, she said.“She knows her role and that’s been important,” Flanagan said. “You need role players on teams. She’s been that for three-plus years here. We probably take her for granted, to be honest with you.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more