Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Project Object on Tour -- Starting Tonight! (And Dark Forces = A Woman Scorned)
Project Object on stage in Bad Doberan, East Germany, August, 2007
So tonight Project Object kicks off their two week fall tour at the Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut.
And, as you can see by Andre's press Release below, please note that the Saturday night show in Asbury Park has been moved from the Stone Pony to Asbury Lanes:
"This gig was pulled from the flames... and saved... Without getting into details -- certain "dark forces" seek to prevent us - and many others -from performing this music.. they will never stop us, until we are ready to stop and pass the baton. The show will always go on!! Frank asked for fans to PLAY HIS MUSIC and ...we will do our small part."
Asbury Lanes 209 4th Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Doors at 8pm Show at 10pm $15 adv $20 dos 18+ to get in/21 to drink
PROJECT/OBJECT - THE MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA
with SPECIAL GUEST -----NAPOLEON MURPHY BROCK!
(sax/vocals, Mothers/Zappa bands 1974-76, '79, '84, Zappa Plays Zappa 2006)
We are celebrating over TEN YEARS of LIVE Zappa Music...with the amazing people who recorded it!
Other than Frank Zappa himself...we are The World's ONLY band that has featured live onstage ZAPPA ALUMNI --- Ike Willis, Ed Mann, Mike Keneally, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Denny Walley, Don Preston, Bunk Gardner, Bob Harris, Thana Harris, Jimmy Carl Black, Ray White, Al Malkin, Arthur Barrow, Roy Estrada, and even claymation genius Bruce Bickford (Baby Snakes/Dub Room movies) !!!
Other guests have included Ed Palermo (EP Big Band), Dave Fiuczynski (Screaming Headless Torsos/Kif/Hiromi), Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs/Steve Morse/Joe Satriani), Jerry Cuccurullo (Warren Cuccurullo Band/ L. Shankar/Dweezil Zappa) , Chris Opperman (Shankar, Mike Keneally Band, Steve Vai orchestrator) Tom Trapp (Steve Vai orchestrator), Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius), Bon Lozaga (Gongzilla), Gary Lucas (Guitar/Captain Beefheart), Jimmy Wilson (Dennis Chambers Band), Jim Loughlin & Chuck Garvey (moe.), Gregg Bendian (Mahavishnu Project, The Musical Box), Adam Holzman (Brave New World, Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Project), Jerry Outlaw (Bogus Pomp), Kilissa Cissoko (Voice Of Cheez), Elliott Levin (New Ghost), and soooooo many more. We thank them ALL for expanding the scope of what we are trying to do to celebrate and promote Zappa's music.
As we look back on this great , fun decade of playing for YOU, the special supportive audience -- we are incredibly touched and honored also that... our audience members have included Candy Zappa, Bob Zappa, Carl Zappa (Frank's siblings), "Bald Headed" John Smothers (Zappa Bodyguard for many years), "Donna U Wanna" & "Janet The Planet" (fr. BABY SNAKES movie), Coy Featherstone (Zappa lighting director for many yrs), Elliott Ingber (Zappa's guitarist on FREAK OUT!), Nick Cave, Bob Musso, Matt Resnicoff (guitar historian, editor of MUSICIAN/GUITAR WORLD), Matt Groening (Simpsons Creator), Gary Green (GENTLE GIANT), Artimus Pyle (Skynyrd drummer)....Paul Kersey (drummer/Max Webster) Mark Wood (Violin Madman), Dave Dreiwitz & Claude Coleman (WEEN), John Ferenzik (keys/Todd Rundgren band), Jimmy Leslie (GUITAR PLAYER mag.)...Bob Moog (MOOG synthesizer inventor/pioneer) and sooo many more. A complete honor and inspiration -- all of it !
Indulge me as I reminisce about what a special ride it has been!! Come celebrate with all of us again.....
10 WED HARTFORD CT WEBSTER THEATRE
11 THU ALBANY NY REVOLUTION HALL
12 FRI NYC NY LION'S DEN (special opener - JERRY CUCCURULLO's new fusion band!!)
13 SAT ASBURY PK NJ ASBURY LANES - NEW VENUE!!
14 SUN PHILA PA WORLD CAFE' LIVE (opener CRESCENT MOON w/Dave of WEEN & Eric Slick!)
15 MON LANCASTER PA CHAMELEON CLUB
16 TUE WILKES BARRE PA JAZZ CAFE
17 WED CLEVELAND OH BEACHLAND BALLROOM
18 THU DETROIT MI MAGIC BAG
19 FRI CHICAGO IL MARTYR'S
20 SAT CHICAGO IL MARTYR'S
22 MON MILWAUKEE WI SHANK HALL
23 TUE MADISON WI MAJESTIC THEATRE
24 WED CINCINNATI OH POISON ROOM
Napoleon Murphy Brock - sax, flute, vocals
Andre' Cholmondeley - guitar, vocals
Dave Johnsen - Electric Bass, vocals
Eric Slick - drums, vocals
Eric Svalgard - keys, vocals
Joshua Oxford - marimba, percussion (sp. guest 10-16 Oct)
Coming in Nov 2007 and beyond ....Look out for DELICIOUS on tour with Andre' and Eric Slick.. psychedelic stoner rock with a twist... Satans Jamband.
In case you are wondering about the "dark forces", well, I'd better keep quiet on the subject because it both infuriates and bewilders me and despite all the evil corporate alleged reasons for it, let's just say in my mind it all boils down to "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"....and let's leave it at that...except that the woman in question would do well to use her *snort* clout and energy to fight the real war and evildoers in this country, not snuff out the creativity and careers of dedicated musicians who want to carry the torch of her brilliant late husband's music.
Oh. I see I didn't keep quiet after all. Too freaking bad.
Yo, Adelaide. Take a page out of John Lennon's book: Give Peace a Chance. And belated Happy Birthday to John, who would have been sixty-seven years old yesterday and probably would have kicked your ass.
I just smiled at a mention of the Project Object Asbury Park show this Saturday night on the Ween Forum Board under "reasons to go to the show":
"I'm wanting go to this show for a few reasons.. 1. Eric Slick on drums, 2. I've heard great things about this band, 3. I enjoy live music and new experiences hearing bands I've never heard before, 4. Eric Slick on drums."
By the way, I just noticed those Satans Jam Band shows are November 1, 2, 3 down in Asheville, North Carolina...well, I see the one on November 3 is at Stella Blue and is it a duo of Eric and Andre? Hmm...I will get further details on this one - looks veddy interesting...
Anyway, I need to make this an abbreviated post - I'm in heavy duty writing mode but I do want to take this opportunity to thank those of you who are purchasing my two books off of Amazon. I know those numbers aren't always realistic but both Three Days in New York City and its newly released sequel, Another Bite of the Apple have been doing very well....so well, in fact, that it's totally given me the needed impetus to work on the third book in this series, Bitten to the Core...and could I possibly be doing this for Hollywood? Hmmm...what do you think?
I just noticed that Google Books has a huge excerpt on my author page in case anyone wants a bigger "taste" of Another Bite.
And I will have more on this later today or tomorrow, but it appears I may be actually moderating the panel at Philadelphia Stories Push to Publish this Saturday instead of "merely" sitting in as a panelist...oy...as I just wrote to their editor in chief, does this mean I need to come up with questions instead of just answering them?
I believe it does. And yeah, I'm into that!
Ooh, and I just realized I'm on the front page of Book Tours which is way cool, though whether that will appear on the front page of those not living in my area I do not know...but here's the link that will show up worldwide har har.