Monday, July 31, 2017


The Ed Palermo Big Band will be doing two concerts entitled "A Tale Of Two Franks".
The below flyer will show you what it's all about.

August 19 at The Falcon,
August 21 at the Iridium.

With Napoleon Murphy Brock !!

Sunday, July 30, 2017


It looks like the Sun Ra catalogue (and more) is finding its way to Bandcamp...

There's stuff there that I've never heard of...


Rachel Flowers recorded a couple of Frank Zappa compositions. They can be found on YouTube. As because of these little YouTube movies, she got invited to perform with Dweezil Zappa during one of Dweezil's "Zappa Plays Zappa" concerts.

from the Rachel Flowers newsletter :

"Hearing is Believing"

The documentary film about Rachel, "Hearing is Believing," has completed its scheduled theatre run and is now available in VOD, DVD, and Blu-ray. It has been quite a ride, from meeting Lorenzo DeStefano at Squashed Grapes back in January 2014 through 2 years of filming, then editing, theatre screenings, and now it is out there! Plus, the latest big news is that an international distribution deal has been struck, so Rachel's European fans won't have to wait much longer! Thank you for your patience!

The soundtrack

The soundtrack album to "Hearing is Believing" is ending production and will be released soon! This album includes 5 of Rachel's original compositions which can't be found anywhere else, plus a variety of covers, collaborations with guest artists, original songs by each of her parents (Dan and myself)... I have to say, it came out pretty darn great! Dweezil Zappa was kind enough to provide the liner notes - worth it for that alone, and the live recording of Frank Zappa's "Montana" from Rachel's guest appearance with Dweezil Zappa's band in Las Vegas! More details to come!


Ham Sessions in Ghent, BE.
September and October

Sunday - September 24, 2017 - 15h00


Fulco Ottervanger, keys
​Lander Gyselinck, drums

Sunday - October 29, 2017 - 15h00


​Ben Bryden (New York/Schotland) - tenor sax en composities
Steven Delannoye (New York/België) - tenor en soprano sax
Reinier Baas (Nederland) - gitaar
Des White (New York/Australië) - bas
Martin Krümmling (Duitsland) - drums


Welcome To ProgDay 2017.
...The Twenty-Third Edition of the world's longest running progressive rock festival.

SATURDAY and SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd and 3rd, 2017.
Storybook Farm, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

Join us for another great weekend of the best in progressive music!

  • Bubblemath (US)
  • Ephemeral Sun (US)
  • Hedersleben (Multinational)
  • iNFiNiEN (US)
  • Shylock (France)
  • Sonar (Switzerland) with special guest David Torn (US)


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Italian progressive rock band Finisterre released 6 albums between 1995 and 2004.
Their 2000 "Live At Progday 1997" album got re-released on the MoonJune record label as "Storybook" in 2001.

A fine discovery.


Moon Zappa recently got interviewed at Zappanale. Through Skype.
Recordings and transcriptions turned up shortly after that.
Moon wasn't too happy with this, so they have been removed.

During the Zappanale skype interview Moon showed a painting / collage of her proposal for a cover for Frank Zappa's "Dance Me This" album.
It got rejected by Gail.
She posted this picture of it on Facebook, so I'm sure this can be shown :


Tony Levin (King Crimson, Terry Bozzio,...) released "Stick Man" in 2007.
A small number of copies of the CD are still available :

Tony Levin's discography (solo albums, album titles only) has been added to the United Mutations Archives.


Last month, The Stick Men released "Konnekted".

The Stick Men are releasing a free digital download companion album to the limited edition promotional CD "KOLLEKTED" (Blue), which is currently available exclusively at King Crimson concerts. For this download version we've assembled some other favorites under the name "KONNEKTED" (Red), and included are also some rather odd tracks from the catalogue. Enter "0" (zero) to download for free.

Stick Men =

  • Tony Levin: stick and voice  (King Crimson, Yes,...)
  • Markus Reuter: U8 and AU8 touch guitars and voice  (King Crimson, Tuner,...)
  • Pat Mastelotto: acoustic and electronic drums and percussion    (King Crimson, Tuner,...)

Stick Men discography (album titles only) has been added to the United Mutations Archives.

Sunday, July 23, 2017


American jamband Phish is doing a series of 13 concerts at Madison Square Garden in NYC. They call it their Baker's Dozen concert series.
Yesterday, during concert number two, Phish performed Frank Zappa's 'Peaches En Regalia'.
They had already performed the song in Dayton earlier this month.

The Madison Square Garden concert was broadcast live and has been made available as download and on CD.

It kicked off like this :


"Borrego" - New Double-Album by Marco Minnemann.
Features Joe Satriani.


-- info: Philippe Lamoot


Yes its "The Best of The Rudy Schwartz Project", available now in two exciting volumes !

Friday, July 21, 2017


Listening to the soundboard recording of the recent Antwerp gig of Gov't Mule.

Pretty good show (and an excellent recording).

set one
  • Hammer And Nails
  • Rocking Horse
  • Time To Confess
  • Million Miles From Yesterday
  • I Believe To My Soul
  • ScoMule
  • Recolution Come Revolution Go
  • Slackjaw Jezebel
  • World Boss
set two
  • Mother Earth
  • About To Rage
  • Sarah Surrender
  • Stone Cold Rage
  • Drums
  • Dusk Jam
  • Dark Was The Night
  • 30 Days In The Hole
  • New World Blues
  • Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home


The Ike Willis Project will do three shows at The Iridium.

One concert on October 5,
and two shows on October 6, 2017.

-- info: Philippe Lamoot


As always, there's bands that you know and have heard or seen before, but each Zappanale there are a couple of bands that you probably never have heard about and that will blow your socks off.
It's the combination of familiar stuff and nice discoveries that makes Zappanale great.

When discussing this with my friends, I tell them that there's one band that really needs to play at Zappanale and that's Flat Earth Society.
This 14-piece Belgian big band combines avant-garde, eclectic compositions with superb technical skills.

And the band comes with extras as a lot of the musicians are part of other fine groups and ensembles: Pierre Vervloesem, Teun Verbruggen, Michel Mast, Bart Maris and Bruno Vansina (to name a few) all have very interesting projects going on.
Guitar player Pierre Vervloesem should need no introduction. He's a band on his own.
Drummer Teun Verbruggen has numerous experimental projects going on;
Saxophone player Michel Mast performs the music of Raymond Scott with one of his ensembles;
Trumpet player Bart Maris performs solo with loop stations and has too many projects.
Saxophone player Bruno Vansina has a new project called Orchestra Exotica (with music by Martin Denny, Les Baxter,...)

Sure, Zappanale is not a 'big' festival with unlimited financial resources but Zappanale can offer fun times and the best crowd there is.

Did I tell you that Flat Earth Society has a program and an album called "Terms Of Embarrassment", their sort of tribute to Frank Zappa?

So here's the deal. If you know someone who's part of FES (Flat Earth Society), tell them that they should play at Zappanale !

Thursday, July 20, 2017


"A New Career In A New Town" is a to be released David Bowie 11 CD box, or 13 LP box.

The box will include material that features Adrian Belew on the guitar !

LP Box Set:
84 Page hardback book
Low (remastered) (1LP)
Heroes (remastered) (1LP)
Heroes E.P. (remastered) (12” Single)
Stage (remastered) (2LP Yellow Vinyl)
Stage (2017) (remastered) (3LP)
Lodger (remastered) (1LP)
Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix) (1LP)
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1LP)
Re:Call 3 (non-album singles, single versions and b-sides) (remastered) (2LP)

CD Box Set:
128 Page hardback book
Low (remastered) (1CD)

Heroes (remastered) (1CD)
Heroes E.P. (remastered) (CD EP)
Stage (remastered) (2CD)

Stage (2017) (remastered) (2CD)

Lodger (remastered) (1CD)
Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix) (1CD)

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1CD)
Re:Call 3 (non-album singles, single versions and b-sides) (remastered) (1CD)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Two recent Rudy Schwartz Project albums have been remastered.
Both "Tango Lessons In A Fascist Whorehouse" and "Delicious Ass Frenzy".

Available from DC Jam and/or Kunaki.


  • charles bobuck: ninenteen-sixty-seven
        (2017, cd, austria, klanggalerie gg248)
Charles Bobuck, composer for The Residents, was nineteen years old in 1967.

Here's what the liner notes say :

The all-new album by former Residents composer Bobuck. Based on the H. Fox story, “O-bay Scooplaws and the Summer of Love.” O-bay Scooplaws was one of the thousands of bands who pilgrimaged to San Francisco in 1967 with hopes of making it big. O-bay Scooplaws was one of the thousands of bands whose dreams were smashed like a Peter Townsend guitar. "We planned to leave for California at midnight hoping for lighter traffic and avoidance of the excruciating heat the Southern Route is so famous for. But it was nearing 2:30 and the truck still did not have the drum set loaded. There was a nervousness in the air. Our parents had seen us off hours ago, telling us to be careful, the usual things they say when they finally accept that they no longer have any say in what their children are going to do. I started out in the cab. We listened to the all-night radio stations as we crossed the country. My turn to be in the back came somewhere in Arizona. It didn't go so well for me as I found the isolation and the flapping tarp challenging my mental state. I tried to sleep as best I could. When we arrived in San Francisco we had no real plans other to be a part of what was happening and try to get gigs. The only place we knew about in San Francisco was the Jefferson Airplane house on Fulton Street across from Golden Gate Park. The band members all lived in this huge mansion. It was famous. So we went there. That sounds silly from today's standards, but in that time, it made perfect sense. We stammered trying to explain who we were and why we were there, even though we knew the only explanation was that we were lost children who had no place to go. But before we could say more, the man put a finger to his lips to quieten us and then motioned us into the house.We only stayed one night. Their manager found us a flat the next day. I bought a tape recorder and started learning how to use it by setting lyrics of some of my favorite songs from 1967 to new music. I saw it as a way of hearing these lyrics fresh again, of understanding deeper meanings in what was being said. Now it is fifty years later, 2017. Klanggalerie thought it was time to release my old recordings as a way of paying tribute to those golden times."

  1. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  2. Memphis Blues again
  3. California Dreaming
  4. All you need is Love
  5. She's a Rainbow
  6. White Rabbit
  7. I almost cut my Hair today
  8. Mr. Tambourine Man
  9. Holiday
  10. The Sound of Silence
  11. It ain't me, Babe
  12. Eleanor Rigby
  13. The End.


Moon Zappa was invited by the Arf Society to attend Zappanale.
It didn't happen, for one reason or another, but Moon did do two live Skype interviews during Zappanale.
The first one was on Friday, on a big screen at the exhibit.
'Non-music' topics included the groupies that lived in Zappa's basement at his family house and Moon talking about the children that Frank had with other women...
(Yes, you heard it right. There are other sibblings...)

Moon Zappa sort of promised to visit Zappanale next year. We'll see.

Here's more Moon :
 JULY 13 2017
Moon Zappa In-studio on Jonesy's Jukebox


Dweezil Zappa's "Zappa Plays Zappa" was the headliner for Zappanale.
I've seen the band over ten times already so I thought that I knew what to expect...

The band featured:
  • Dweezil Zappa: guitar, vocals
  • Scheila Gonzalez: saxophone, flute, keyboards & vocals
  • Chris Norton: keyboards, vocals
  • Kurt Morgan: bass, vocals
  • Ryan Brown: drums, vocals
plus new faces :
  • Cian Coey: vocals
  • David Luther - saxophone, guitar, keyboards, vocals
And Cian and David are not just the new pretty faces. David plays a mean bass or baritone saxophone and both Cian and David have a great voice !!

Add special guest Ike Willis for some vocal backings and a bit of lead on a couple of songs and you've got the Zappanale line-up.

The band played a three-hour set and it was superb: excellent musicians, great vocals, nice guitar work from Dweezil,... I loved it.
  • Filthy Habits
  • Help I'm A Rock > Transylvania Boogie
  • It Can't Happen Here
  • You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here
  • Harry You're A Beast > Orange County Lumber Truck
  • Lemme Take You To The Beach
  • How Could I Be Such A Fool?
  • Who Are The Brain Police?
  • What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning?
  • She Painted Up Her Face
  • Half A Dozen Provocative Squats
  • Flower Punk
  • Inca Roads
  • Holiday In Berlin
  • The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
  • Teenage Wind
  • Montana
  • Zomby Woof
  • Black Napkins
  • Apostrophe
  • Doreen
  • You Are What You Is
  • Echidna's Arf
  • Fembot In A Wet T-Shirt > On The Bus
  • Keep It Greasy
  • Watermelon In Easter Hay

  • Cosmik Debris
  • City Of Tiny Lites
  • Outside Now
  • Don't Eat The Yellow Snow
  • Rollo
  • Muffin Man
Here's the almost a capella version of 'The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing' :

Audience recordings of the complete concert can be found on


For the uninitiated :
Zappanale is a music festival that celebrates the music of Frank Zappa. It takes place once every year in Bad Doberan, a small town in the north of Germany.
Draw a horizontal line on the map, 200 km to the right of Hamburg, and you're there.
It's a pretty little town. The 'Bad' thing refers to hot water baths and spa and wellness things. But that's for the other 51 weeks of the year.

The last couple of years, the Zappanale festival kicked off on Wednesday with
 a) an opening concert in Hamburg's St.Katharinenkirche (where they have an organ that Bach once played) ;
 b) an opening of the expo at the Arf Society Headquarters in Bad Doberan.

I've been doing the Hamburg concerts since they started in 2008. Especially since it makes a perfect stop, cutting my trip to Bad Doberan in two parts.

On Tuesday, there's always a kick off party in the park of Bad Doberan. It usually starts at 16h00 and features some local bands and sometimes a couple of surprises.
It's a free kick off / warm up event that starts with about ten and ends with a couple of hundred people.
The park is in the center of the town. About one hundred meters from market place. It's all very small and cosy.

Friday to Sunday, the festival takes place at the horse race tracks (galopprenbahn) which is about five kilometes away from the town center.
It starts about 15h00 every day, and ends way too late (for the old folks).
Also from Friday to Sunday, there's concerts in the expo room. Actually, the expo room (located at the BD market place) consists of three rooms, one of which is also used as a concert room. It can only host about thirty people but it's always a lot of fun.
The festival itself has bands performing the music of Frank Zappa, or bands that have been inspired by Frank Zappa, or bands that take a similar eclectic approach to music.
As a bonus, some of the musicians also perform as a guest musician with other bands.

It's fun.
You should try it. At least once.
Below is a clip of Le Bocal. They have performed a couple of times at Zappanale already.
Their setlist included both Zappa and original material. In 2014, Robert Martin joined them on stage for a couple of songs.


Mark Pinske was Frank Zappa's sound engineer from 1980 until 1987.
Once every while he posts mp3's of stuff that he recorded.
He recently added a couple of Zappa tracks :

from Zappateers :

Here is a link to some great downloads from Mark Pinske recordings from 1980

(scroll down on his homepage for the links to the mp3's.)


Yesterday, (yesterday !!!) Phish performed FZ's 'Peaches And Regalia' during their concert at the Nutter Center in Dayton Ohio.
As it goes with Phish performances, a dowload of the recording of the show is offered for sale shortly after the concert. In this particular case, the show is also being made available on CD.
I like that.


In 2001 (or was it 2002?), Steve Vai released "The Secret Jewel Box", a box that was to contain 10 discs. The latest addition to this box is "Modern Primitive", the album that got released as a package with the 25th anniversary edition of "Passion and Warfare" last year.

The CD has got the letter "H" printed on the spine.
Eventually, all the albums together will spell out "LIGHT w/o HEAT".

"Modern Primitive" is a superb album.
It's the missing link between "Flex-Able" and "Passion and Warfare" and those remain two of my all-time favourite albums.
In the liner notes, Steve says: '... the material on Modern Primitive was mostly written or recorded when I was between the ages of 23-26. And now, a 55-year-old Steve Vai is completing this material, hence the name Modern Primitive.'
Featuring Mike Keneally and Tommy Mars !
One track co-written by Tommy Mars and another one by Bob Harris !

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Zappanale was a blast.
Great music & friends.
I'll try to get some impressions up the next couple of days.

In the meantime, here's Angel, Hasi and J.P. saying 'hi'.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Next to being the best album title that I've ever heard, "God Owes Us A Swimming Pool" is a fine showcase / sampler for the Heaven Hotel record label.
You will get a taste of Mitsoobishy Jacson, Kiss My Jazz, Ow, Rudy Trouvé, Franco Saint De Bakker, and many more.
All released on the Heaven Hotel record label the last twenty years.


The Ed Palermo Big Band will be doing two shows next Monday,
July 17, 2017 at the 'Iridium' in NYC.


Fans of dark, psychedelic rock should definitely check out Belgian band OW.
The band consists of Jan Stoop (bass), Chris Wauters (drums), Thomas Noppe (guitar) and Elko Blijweert (keyboards). Guests include Sigrid Van Rosendaal (trumpet) and Frans Van Isacker (alto sax and bass clarinet).
A couple of these musicians can also be found on the Franco Saint De Bakker albums.
The big difference is that OW is more psychedelic and darker.
"Moon Tan" was their second (and last) album.

Does it show that I'm selecting music for my road trip to Zappanale?

Monday, July 10, 2017



In 1989, Austrian record label Save (or Fundamental Safe) released an album by Camper Van Chadbourne, the collaboration between Camper Van Beethoven and Eugene Chadbourne. The album included 'Zappa Medley', Camper and Eugene's take on a some old Mothers material.
The same track got released on a sampler, "The Fundamental Hymnal", later the same year.

Ten years later, the Knitting Factory record label re-released part of the Camper Van Chadbourne album as "Used Record Pile", also including the 'Zappa Medley'.

Sunday, July 9, 2017


Another addition to The Others Of Invention :

Jimmy Leslie & Friends recorded Frank Zappa's 'My Guitar Wants To Kill Yer Mama'. It can be found on their "Live Downtown" album.


Here's more musical madness from Belgium. The Mitsoobishy Jacson project started in 1996.
At the time, Mauro Pawlowski and Peter Houben each had their own band. Mauro had Evil Superstars, and Peter Houben had Nemo. In 1996, they joined forces and released "Nougat In Koblenz" as Mitsoobishy Jacson.
Three years later, Pascal Deweze (Metal Molly) and Guy Van Nueten (The Sands) joined the band and the quartet released "Boys Together Out Rageously".
(Not to be confused with Girls Together Outrageously, the Frank Zappa project from 1969.)


Described as 'the ultimate jazz terror combo', Franco Saint De Bakker released their third (and latest) album in 2010. Lots of catchy, jazzy tunes. Influences range from movie themes to South African guitar lines.
Check it out. It'll make you happpy.

Did I tell you that the ensemble also does a fine version of 'Louie Louie' ?


Earlier this year, the city of Ulm (in Germany) hosted an exhibit of Bruce Bickford's artwork, curated by Tommi Brem.
It took place from March 11 until June 18 at the City Hall.

Publisher Topalian Milani released a beautiful catalogue to accompany the exhibit.

Not only does the book present a couple of nice articles and interviews (both in English and in German) plus excellent samples from artist's career, but it's also a very impressive publication: 100 pages, bound, superb pictures on beautiful paper,...
I love it.

Available from Topalian Milani, but also from your local bookshop !


In 1989, jazz club 'De Kaai' opened in Brussels. One of its co-founders was guitarist and composer Pierre Van Dormael.
Every Wednesday, from 1989 to 1992, Pierre Van Dormael would take the stage with Fabrizio Cassol, Michel Hatzigeorgiou and Stéphane Galland to perform his compositions.
The quartet was called Nasa Na Group, later shortened to Nasa Na.
When the group broke up in 1992, Fabrizio Casso, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Stéphane Galland made a trip to central Africa to visit the AKA pygmee tribe. They returned and formed Aka Moon.

"Live 91" presents a recording of the Nasa Na Group. It's obvious that Pierre Van Dormael has a very important role. The band is playing his compositions and he's also taking the lead in the improvisations. Superb material.
And yet, the sound of the trio that would become Aka Moon is already very present.

"Live 91" is a beautiful tribute to Pierre Van Dormael. Hard to believe that this is a recording from 25 years ago.

Essential listening !!
I want to hear more !!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


The place to be is called Bad Doberan (Germany), although the fun already starts in Hamburg on Wednesday...
If you can't make it, be sure to check out They'll be broadcasting live from the festival.
If you can make it, see you in ZappaTown !!

Wednesday 12.07.2017

14h00 - at the expo in Bad Doberan : Opening exhibition
20h00 - at the St.Katharinenkirche in Hamburg : Zappa plays for Bach

Thursday 13.07.2017

at the Kamp Theater : Warm Up Party

16h00 - Zappnoise (DE)
17h15 - Dirty Feetz (EU)
18h30 - Rainer T Pappon (BR)        (Don't know if this is true ???)
19h30 - Paul Greens RockAcademy (US)
21h00 - Bad Penny

at the Kino movie theater

18h30 - Thorsten Schütte – Interview and Eat That Question outtakes
20h30 - Eat That Question

Friday 14.07.2017

at the expo room

11h00 - Chato - Lectures
12h00 - Moon Unit Zappa on Skype
13h00 - Andrew Greenaway book presentation

at the festival ground

15h00 - Theo And The WristBand (RO) – Main Stage
16h45 - Frustice (DE) – Mystery Stage
18h15 - Kazutoki Umezu "Kiki Band" (JP) – Main Stage
20h30 - The Untouchables (UK / SG) – Mystery Stage
22h00 - Paul Greens RockAcademy (US) feat. Denny Walley and Ike Willis – Main Stage
00h30 - Yellow Snow Crystals (DE) – Mystery Stage

Saturday 15.07.2017

at the expo room

11h00 - Caballero Reynaldo
12h00 - Ilse Rupert

at the festival ground

15h00 - meet and greet with Dweezil Zappa
16h00 - Polka Streng (AUT) – Mystery Stage
17h30 - Hildegard lernt fliegen (CH) – Main Stage
19h30 - Studio Dan (AUT) – Mystery Stage
20h00 - Q and A with Moon Unit Zappa on Skype
21h00 - Dweezil Zappa – Main Stage
00h30 - Caballero Reynaldo (ES) – Mystery Stage

Sunday 16.07.2017

at the expo room

11h00 - The Untouchables
12h00 - Frank Wonneberg Lectures

at the festival ground

13h00 - Arf Society Meeting
14h00 - Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp XXL (CH) – Main Stage
16h00 - Chato! (DE) – Mystery Stage
17h45 - Studio Dan (AUT) – Main Stage
19h45 - Goodbye Session – Main Stage
21h00 - Jazzprojekt Hundehagen (DE) – Mystery Stage

Monday, July 3, 2017


We all know Chato as a guitar player who mixes progressive rock with elements of jazz and even a little sniff of Zappa.
But did you know that Chato also plays the guitar in The Crosswalkers?

Their lastest release is called "Got To Get Back The Beatles".
The tracklist will tell you why.

1. Got to get you into my life
2. Get Back
3. Lady Madonna
4. Let it be
5. I feel fine
6. All you need is love
7. Can’t buy me love
8. She’s leaving home
9. Sgt. Pepper
10. Yesterday
11. In my life
12. Paperback Writer

July 16, Chato will be performing some of his original music at the Mystery Stage at Zappanale.
Sunday, that is. At 16h00.
In Bad Doberan, Germany.

Sunday, July 2, 2017


The latest (and hopefully not the last) issue of The Arf Dossier, number 92.
It's the only Zappa fanzine on paper that's still around...

the arf-dossier no.92 - 2017/06

  • leserpost
  • info behind the photo(s)
  • time to say moo-ah again!
  • the hot platters heaven from the arf office
  • the rare pictures gallery
  • news from belgium - live from United Mutations
  • back in time, vol. IX
  • ullis ecke


In-store art expo at Liberty in London : The Dark Side Of Liberty.

Victor Benady says :
VERY excited to announce that The Dark Side Of Liberty, a hugely ambitious show that I'm curating, opens to the public at Liberty London on the 6th July, featuring site specific installations by artists Jared Madere, Alex Morrison, Joris Van de Moortel and Julie Verhoeven and architect Satyajit Das.

On the opening night on the 5th July we have a performance by Joris Van de Moortel and the Ur Geräush Kammer Ensemble.
The show is being put on in association with the Pink Floyd Foundation and the Victoria And Albert Museum.

The Ur Geräush Kammer Ensemble features :
Mauro Pawlowski, Carlo Adriani, Niels Latomme, Krist Torfs , and artist and musician Joris Van de Moortel.
(Latest news say that Carlo Adriani will be replaced by Andrew Bennett.)


Last week, I mentioned the latest Bubblemath album, "Edit Peptide", that got released by the Cuneiform label.
Actually, "Edit Peptide" is the band's second album. Their first one, "Such Fine Particles Of The Universe" is also worth checking out. It's from 2002 and it was not released on a label, but by the band itself.
Lucky for us, it's still available !!

Avant prog-pop jazzcore. Constantly changing odd meters; dynamic song structures and textures; vocal harmonies; unexpected melodies, chord changes, and harmonic voicings; quality lyrics; quirky humor.

Essential listening !


April 2011, after a couple of years of silence, Doctor Dark reformed.

  • Bill Sanders: vocal
  • Will Inauzzi: bass, keyboards
  • Joseph Nolan: guitar
  • Travis Moody: guitar
  • Stephen Chillemi: drums

August 2012, they performed a fabulous set at Zappanale. The concert featured special guest Gary Lucas.

The band had brought the above pictured album, "Aft Era Rest", along to Zappanale. A very impressive 9 track album. All Beefheart material.


From "Vrije Geluiden", Dutch TV show.

Madhu Lalbahadoersing - voice/ tanpura
Niti Ranjan Biswas - tabla

Madhu and Niti perform a Raag Bageshri, a traditional raga for the evening. Traditionally about a woman longing to reunite with her lover.

Saturday, July 1, 2017


The new album is called "Nineteen-Sixty-Seven" and you can read all about it here :


Fans can send questions to Hardy Fox (co-founder of The Residents). He answers them in his newsletter :

Here's a sample, and no, I did not send in this question.

Q: I've always noticed various nods to Frank Zappa's music and ideas throughout The Residents' (and Bobuck's) careers. What are your favorite Frank Zappa albums, or at least the ones that had the biggest influence?

Hardy Fox : Actually neither Bobuck nor myself own any Zappa albums, but we did hear some of the early ones and I saw him live once. I know who Susie Creamcheese is. To be honest, I haven't noticed any "nods" to Zappa. I don't think there is any conscious influence other than the general influence of music floating around in the air. But the album that was most shocking to me was "Freak Out." It was so terrible and wonderful at the same time. While not owning them, I have heard and enjoyed Lumpy Gravy, and Uncle Meat. Oh, also Hot Rats. I worked with Don Preston from the Mothers, who is a speculator musician.

The question above yours is asking the same thing about the influence of Nilsson. There are maybe a hundred composer/performers we have considered amazing, and hundreds more that had their moments. But there was never anything like, "oh let's do a Moondog style tune" type of thing. Musicians do what they do as a result of a constant bombardment of culture. There is no way to escape influence, but then, there is no reason to want to escape.



Former Zappa and Journey drummer Aynsley Dunbar took the stage with Journey during a recent Rock 'n Roll Hall Of Fame concert.

-- info: Jan van Kemenade