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    Who the fuck is Frank Zappa?

    Wanna nice house?

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...pa/description

    And, I know this Alex Winter fellow looks familiar, but, try rummaging through your drug addled brain for his former identity before Googling.

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    I did look it up just to confirm...Bill S. Preston, Esq.
    The Sheriff is near!

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    Are Dweezil and Moon Unit involved? If not it's just a money grab from some asshole.

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    It's complicated. It seems to be the non celebrity brother running the show, after Mom died.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/30/bu...eirs.html?_r=0

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    He should just give Ahmet the finger and call it dweezil plays frank.

    I'll be seeing him at Montreux jazz in July.
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    Not a bad idea.

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    Just so sad.
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    For Dweezil Zappa, one name change was not enough.
    In April, Mr. Zappa, a guitarist and one of the four children of the rock composer Frank Zappa, changed the name of his project Zappa Plays Zappa — a tribute to his father’s music — to Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa. Clunky, perhaps, but he said it was necessary to avoid legal conflict with his brother, Ahmet, who controls the Zappa intellectual property through a family trust.
    Now, after yet another legal tussle between the brothers, Dweezil is rechristening the show again. His next tour, starting July 1 in El Prado, N.M., will be called “50 Years of Frank: Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the Heck He Wants — The Cease and Desist Tour.” (Instead of “heck,” the tour uses a vulgarity.)
    “We are incorporating the absurdity,” Mr. Zappa said in an interview.
    The 50 years refers to the anniversary of “Freak Out!,” the debut album from his father’s band, the Mothers of Invention.
    The Zappa brothers, once musical partners, have clashed since the death of their mother, Gail, last year. The Zappa Family Trust now has two trustees, Ahmet and Diva Zappa; Dweezil and his sister Moon are beneficiaries. Frank Zappa died in 1993.
    After Dweezil revealed the first name change in April in an interview with The New York Times, Ahmet Zappa told his brother in an open letter that he could use the name Zappa Plays Zappa (a registered trademark) if he paid a nominal fee of $1 a year.
    Dweezil responded with a long open letter of his own, and in a statement said that he could not accept that offer because the trust owes him $2.5 million in merchandise sales.
    This week, a lawyer for the trust informed Dweezil’s lawyer that the name Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa infringed on the trust’s trademarks of the terms “Zappa” and “Frank Zappa.” Dweezil’s lawyer responded that they qualified as fair use (“the use of ‘Frank Zappa’ merely serves to accurately describe the nature of the show and is in no way misleading or defamatory”), but that the tour was being renamed again to avoid further problems.
    “I’m not changing the name because I’ve done anything wrong,” Dweezil said. “I’m changing it because I don’t want to keep having to pay $30,000 every time they write me a letter,” he said, referring to his legal expenses.
    Ahmet Zappa could not be reached for comment.

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    Just read the NYT pieces on this whole mess...

    What a junk show.
    I hope Dweezil prevails.
    Frank must be spinning in his grave....

    Hey Ahmet, perhaps you should give this a listen and STFU.


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    "There's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over..."

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    Four years-and-some-change down the road (and a toned down title, too) the film finally has an official trailer:

    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

    http://www.blizzardsportusa.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    And, I know this Alex Winter fellow looks familiar, but, try rummaging through your drug addled brain for his former identity before Googling.
    Haven't watched the clip or read the thread yet, but is it bad that I know right away that Alex Winter is Bill S. Preston, Esq.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garth Bimble View Post
    I did look it up just to confirm...Bill S. Preston, Esq.
    ha, I should have known that the next person would guess it (4 years ago, too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Four years-and-some-change down the road (and a toned down title, too) the film finally has an official trailer:


    Zappa for president

    He could win in 2020.
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    William "Bill" S. Preston, Esq.'s Top 5 Zappa Albums:

    https://ew.com/movies/zappa-document...nter/?amp=true
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Sure, Hot Rats is up there, but overlooking the run from Absolutely Free, We're Only In It For the Money, Uncle Meat, Weasels Rip My Flesh, Lumpy Gravy and Burnt Weenie Sandwich is a disservice.
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    Brother-in-law and niece at Frank Zappa’s bust in Bad Doberman, Germany. Kai looks more like the statue than Zappa
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    Better days...



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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    Brother-in-law and niece at Frank Zappa’s bust in Bad Doberman, Germany. Kai looks more like the statue than Zappa
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    Home of zappanale
    Huge multi day annual Zappa festival.

    My good friend goes almost every year for decades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    Brother-in-law and niece at Frank Zappa’s bust in Bad Doberman, Germany. Kai looks more like the statue than Zappa
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    I refuse to consider that Zappa was a Sox fan.

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