THEY ARE HERE!!!!!!!!! AFTER A VERY LONG WAIT (But all good things come to those who wait) the YCFOSA DOWNLOADS ARE AVAILABLE. I JUST DOWNLOADED THE THREE NIGHTS OF MUSICAL MYRTH AND MADNESS FROM OCTOBER 29, 30 at the Blender Theatre (now Gramercy Theatre - site of the upcoming Zia Zammata show). And who should win the guitar at the guitar giveaway on Halloween night? ME (It was sperm of the moment - and nervous as hell, but I didn't suck!) THANK YOU DWEEZIL -- You did fulfill a promise made to all of us -- (and a personal one to me). It was worth the wait -- and to those who want to whine or b***h about it, I am not interested. DZ is the busiest guy I know, and the technical problems that led to the delay were massive. THANK YOU - updated
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Theatre, Snow skiing, Waterskiing, home repair, electronic repair, study, philosophy, taking things apart, putting them back together, guitars (gibsons and martins and after forty years, finally like a strat), building things, fixing things, planting things (if I am told where they go), going to hardware stores, and going to music stores -- I wish there were real record stores still...
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Now: House, 24, Glee, Curb, Sarah Connor Chronicles, all CNN except Larry King, Keith Obermann, Rachel Madow Then: Boston Legal, Star Trek, Man from Uncle, Hill Street Blues, LA Law, St. Elsewhere, Letterman (especially the early morning version), Monty Python, and Fawlty Towers...
Black Orpheus, Swept Away, every Bond film (even the bad ones) every Star Trek film (even the bad ones), every Coen Brothers film (there are no bad ones, and but Blood Simple is superb)...
ZAPPA, Faure, Verdi, Puccini, Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Bruce Hornsby, Lee Ritenour, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Jethro Tull, Allman Brothers, Dead, Mozart, Haydn, Handel, Steve Winwood, Traffic, Lyle Lovett, Bonnie Raitt, Stravinsky, Pat Martino, Acoustic Alchemy, Dvorak, Chick Corea, Return to Forever, and Zappa....
About me:
A Zappa fan from the Garrick Theatre days (I was 13 when I first saw the Mothers). I was one of the lucky ones to win a guitar and more important, a chance to jam with Dweezil and this terrific band. I have seen every ZPZ show in the NY area since the start and saw countless shows with Frank (all the Felt Forum, Palladium, Halloween, etc shows). Still play guitar. For fun, I am also a rabbi and ride a motorcycle.

    Very good review of the Las Vegas show thanks.

    I wish I shoulda woulda coulda been there.

    Peace Fruie.

  • DaveOC

    Nice review on the Vegas show, Gary. I saw some footage on fb. Inca, Evelyn. Amazing!

  • Gary

    Was so nice to see yoru review. Sounds like you had a great time in Berklee, and but also, some special guests. Not to take anything away from the remarkable job the band is doing, I concur where you have stated that "the band never sounded better",  but the special guest scenarios that you caught and are on the way are examples of some unique talents that I would love to have a chance to see. No need to divulge, or overtly fawn, but I expect you heard the good news on one special guest that  it sounds like should be at one of your upcomming shows. Peace

  • Ciaran Cunningham

    How are you Gary?

    • GMBG

      Hangingin there -- will see next week if the third surgery was able to repair the patella (knee cap) -- for now living on a wave of pain meds and trying to do work in the moments of lucidity.  At least I can still play guitar...

  • Rob E.

    Good luck with your knee. Had some minor knee surgery myself. Meniscus. Left, twice, and right, also twice. Didn't impair my guitar playing. 

    I was 17 at my first FZ show. September '73. Amsterdam Concertgebouw, first show. My last was May '88. Front row center at the Ahoy' Rotterdam. Unforgettable.

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