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

24 Dec

ROADS WARNING: MET EIREANN ISSUES YELLOW STATUS SNOW AND ICE ALERT FOR DONEGAL

first_imgBreaking News: MET EIREANN has issued a snow and ice warning for Donegal.The warning also applies for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Longford and Westmeath.“Heavy rain will turn to sleet and on higher ground to snow with the risk of snow on lower levels in the afternoon and evening,” said a Met Eireann spokesman. Temperatures will fall overnight to -4C in many inland areas of Donegal, turning wet roads into icy stretches.Gardaí are asking motorists to slow down and drive with caution.The warning for snow and ice applies from 8am on St Stephen’s Day until 9pm. Any snow is expected to clear overnight into Saturday.Earlier the UK Met Office included Donegal in its Yellow Warning map for snow and ice. “There remains much more uncertainty than average regarding the track of this depression which in turn leads to uncertainty about the location of the heaviest precipitation and how much snow there will be. Where snow does occur accumulations of 2 to 4 cm are likely even to lower levels and in excess of 10 cm possible,” said a spokesman. ROADS WARNING: MET EIREANN ISSUES YELLOW STATUS SNOW AND ICE ALERT FOR DONEGAL was last modified: December 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2014DECEMBER 26donegalsnow alertlast_img read more

3 Dec

Now clarify stand on Citizenship Bill: Tarun Gogoi

first_imgWe initiated the process of NRC when Manmohan Singh was PM: Tarun Gogoi Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has reminded the Sarbananda Sonowal government of the commitment to clarify its stand on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, “now that the updated draft of the National Register of Citizens has been published”.The complete NRC draft, published on Monday, excluded 40,07,707 people from the total 32,991,384 applicants. Officials said these 40 lakh people would be given an opportunity to prove their citizenship through claims and objections.“When the protests against the Citizenship Bill were getting strong, Mr. Sonowal and his party (BJP) had claimed they would not take any step that would go against the interests of Assam and her people. They also said they would make their stand clear on the Citizenship Bill after the publication of the NRC draft. Will they keep their word,” asked Mr. Gogoi on Tuesday.Most indigenous communities in Assam, touchy about the issue of migrants, are opposed to the Citizenship Bill that seeks to ease the process of citizenship to persecuted minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The indigenous groups believe the Bill would lead to influx of Bengali Hindus, who along with Muslims have settled in the State over more than a century.“The Citizenship Bill is a contradiction of NRC, which has, apart from Muslims, left out many Hindu Bengali people who had come to Assam before 1971. How will the BJP protect those who have come after 1971,” Mr. Gogoi said.Other organisations such as Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chhatra Parishad have also upped the ante, asking the BJP unit in Assam to come clear on the Citizenship Bill.“This is not the final NRC, only the complete draft. So the process has not yet ended for us to comment on any sensitive issue,” a government spokesperson said.‘NRC defective’A day after former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta took credit for the NRC being updated, which he said was the outcome of the agitation he headed from 1979 to 1985, Mr. Gogoi said the NRC was his baby. “I sired NRC but (former PM) Dr. Manmohan Singh had it delivered in 2010 through a pilot project. As the father, I am unhappy because flawed fostering by the BJP has made this baby unhealthy.” He said the NRC failed to do what it was designed to – identify and segregate foreigners from genuine Indian citizens.last_img read more