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HONEST BETRAYAL - new play about Frank & Gail by Pauline Butcher
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Post 2019-02-04 19:25   [Quote] 
Tickets are now available for a new play written by Frank's former secretary, Pauline Butcher, inspired by Frank and Gail Zappa - at the Hampton Hill Theatre in the UK in April.

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/middlesex/hampton-hill-theatre/honest-betrayal

My recent interview with Pauline can be found here: http://www.idiotbastard.com/Interviews/PaulineButcher2.htm


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Post 2019-02-04 19:58   [Quote] 
Interesting - this is bound to raise some hairs, especially if it's good. I wonder how long before Gail died she had been thinking this up. Seems reasonable to assume she wouldn't have done it while she was still alive.

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Post 2019-02-04 21:08   [Quote] 
Pauline's book, "FREAK OUT! My Life With Frank Zappa" is one of the best books written about Zappa.
It was refreshing to read about him as a person, and not as a bunch of facts and muso-criticism.
It's a sharp and clear portrait of the '68-'72 era. Zappa was obviously very fond of Pauline, who wasn't another sycophant, starstruck fan, and would speak her mind if she disagreed with him.
It's a well written account about the transition from the original Mothers to the Wazoo period.

I imagine her script deals with modern boundary crossing, using Frank and Gail as her voice. I wish I could see it! Best of luck to Pauline.
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Post 2019-02-04 22:48   [Quote] 
I wonder if "Man With Gun" is The Raven.
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Post 2019-02-05 02:36   [Quote] 
I'd definitely go see it if I had the opportunity.
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Post 2019-02-05 03:24   [Quote] 
Did they ask FZ’s Hologram to play FZ's part or is he (it or whatever…) already to busy with the "The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa" tour rehearsals?
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Post 2019-02-05 09:26   [Quote] 
zazoo wrote:
Did they ask FZ’s Hologram to play FZ's part or is he (it or whatever…) already to busy with the "The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa" tour rehearsals?

How could he be too busy hmm
One of the biggest advantages there is to being a hologram is that you can be in many places at once, not to mention needing no sleep.

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Post 2019-02-05 09:50   [Quote] 
TPS wrote:
zazoo wrote:
Did they ask FZ’s Hologram to play FZ's part or is he (it or whatever…) already to busy with the "The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa" tour rehearsals?

How could he be too busy hmm
One of the biggest advantages there is to being a hologram is that you can be in many places at once, not to mention needing no sleep.


So he could work even hours!!! Shocked
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Post 2019-02-05 13:03   [Quote] 
TPS wrote:

One of the biggest advantages there is to being a hologram is that you can be in many places at once, not to mention needing no sleep.


Holograms should join a union before it's too late.
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Post 2019-02-05 17:09   [Quote] 
TPS wrote:
One of the biggest advantages there is to being a hologram is that you can be in many places at once, not to mention needing no sleep.

For a moment I was expecting to read "rehearsal" rather than "sleep".

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Post 2019-02-06 06:53   [Quote] 
what is this about what happened to the 200 motels DVD at Pledge Music. What is going on in 2019 in the Zappa estate. I'm very I'm I can't find the right word.
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Post 2019-02-06 08:06   [Quote] 
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what is this about what happened to the 200 motels DVD at Pledge Music. What is going on in 2019 in the Zappa estate. I'm very I'm I can't find the right word.

Are you ok Mike?

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Post 2019-02-06 09:19   [Quote] 
mikeh69 wrote:
what is this about what happened to the 200 motels DVD at Pledge Music. What is going on in 2019 in the Zappa estate. I'm very I'm I can't find the right word.

- It's a play about FZ & GZ written by Pauline Butcher Bird
- Pledge is in financial difficulties
- Hopefully a lot more releases being planned
- tired?

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Post 2019-02-06 12:51   [Quote] 
yetanother wrote:
Interesting - this is bound to raise some hairs, especially if it's good. I wonder how long before Gail died she had been thinking this up. Seems reasonable to assume she wouldn't have done it while she was still alive.


You are quite right, I would not have written the play while Gail was still alive not only because I know she would not have given permission, not that I needed such permission, but still, I would have been unhappy myself to create more tension with her. As it is, I think the play is very sympathetic to Gail. It will be interesting to see if any Zappa fans in the audience - and few are rushing - agree with me.

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Post 2019-02-06 12:54   [Quote] 
zazoo wrote:
Did they ask FZ’s Hologram to play FZ's part or is he (it or whatever…) already to busy with the "The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa" tour rehearsals?


Very amusing. A young, upcoming actor is playing Frank Zappa. I attach a photo of him in his wig and moustache. Well, I would if I could see how to do so!

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