Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

We hope that 2011 has been a good year for you readers and listeners out there.
We have experienced good things as that Steely Dan has been touring again, when they performed a couple of very special shows as a rarities show for instance. We also saw the release of Pauline Butcher's excellent Zappa book, and the release of the Carnegie Hall (Zappa & The Mothers live in N.Y.C. October 1971).

Then there was the Pink Floyd event in Stockholm in May where the music that came from the stage at the Golden Circle club came from a previously almost unknown Pink Floyd recording made in the same venue in 1967. The same week in May 2011 Roger Waters played a show in the same city, but on a different stage, Globen.

There was a new album released by Kate Bush (50 Words For Snow), a reunion of Return To Forever...and Dweezil Zappa has continued his Zappa Plays Zappa thing including collaborations with Chick Corea & Return To Forever plus also Zappa veterans Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan.

New album by Kate.
There has also been sad news: Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood, saxophone player of the Mothers of Invention died, and so did Gil Scott-Heron. Guitar player Gary Mooore passed away and also Larry "Wild Man" Fischer. Wild Man was singing songs for dimes in the streets in L.A. in the 60's when Frank Zappa met him and produced the infamous An Evening With Wild Man Fischer album on his Bizarre label.

It's sad when favourite artists die, and one never really knows when the stars of the future is born but we do hope they are.

Let's see what 2012 will bring us. 
Happy New Year!

//Sigurd Huckle
Radio Dupree

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