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

6 Oct

The Queensander features on this home really added to its appeal

first_img13 York St, Morningside.A young family are now the proud owners of a two-level home at Morningside after buying it for $920,000.McGrath Bulimba – Balmoral selling agent Paul Shelton said the property at 13 York St sold on June 7. He said the buyers were a couple from the Teneriffe-Newstead area.“They saw value in this side of town and really wanted a home with character features,” Mr Shelton said.He said the couple were planning on initially moving in and then, down the track, would add their special touches to make the home their own. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 202013 York St, Morningside.The Queenslander is on a 506sq m north-facing block, close to cafes and shops.There is an undercover patio for the children to play.Mr Shelton said family homes were big in the Morningside area. “In this street there have been three to four sales in the last month,” he said.“There’s always families wanting to move in. 13 York St, Morningside.“I think the value you get here compared to other suburbs is quite good.”Mr Shelton said a lot of people could easily access Bulimba and not get stuck in a traffic bottleneck.last_img read more