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September 5, 2009 11:49 PM   Subscribe

Dweezil Zappa has turned 40. As if you cared.
posted by twoleftfeet (24 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Just saw him opening for Dream Theater last month. Damned if he didn't pretty much steal the show. ZPZ is one hell of an outfit.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 12:07 AM on September 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


"I saw Frank live five times, each time at either Boston’s Orpheum Theater or the Music Hall, which is now known as the Wang Center."
posted by bardic at 12:13 AM on September 6, 2009


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posted by Ironmouth at 12:42 AM on September 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Moon Unit or GYOFB.
posted by SassHat at 12:48 AM on September 6, 2009


Anyone here ever watch Dweezil & Lisa on the Food Network? Man, that show was horrible.

ANd the OP is right...I don't care.
posted by GavinR at 1:51 AM on September 6, 2009


For where-are-they-now, funny-name celebs y'all really ought to turn your sight towards Soliel Moon Frye or Danica McKellar- both are intelligent, independent, and weapons-grade hot.

Dweezil Zappa is also pretty hot, though. For real.
posted by hamida2242 at 2:05 AM on September 6, 2009


Don't care (and am tired) but the 'z' link is at least pretty in-depth, and as interesting as any interview with random musician types goes.
posted by unmake at 2:12 AM on September 6, 2009


posting on a website i paid money to join in order to tell the world how much i don't care
posted by hamida2242 at 2:19 AM on September 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


And in 40 years he has NOT ripped anyone's flesh... that we know of. Who says your name is your destiny?
posted by wendell at 2:30 AM on September 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Dweezil is lucky enough to have the surname Zappa and the access it allows to top-notch musicians and the musical legacy of his father, but also unlucky enough to have to live up to his name. He's a pretty swell guitarist for sure, anyway.

Here is some ZPZ (hey, Incan Roads!)
posted by ersatz at 2:42 AM on September 6, 2009


Cares enough to return after six months.
posted by ersatz at 2:43 AM on September 6, 2009


Metafilter: I paid money to join
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:50 AM on September 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


He had the best line in The Running Man: *Threatens with Uzi, menacingly* "Don't touch that dial!"
posted by steef at 4:26 AM on September 6, 2009


I care. I care.
I saw Frank a few times in NY and Detroit.
Saw Dweezil last year during the Zappa Plays Zappa tours.
Dweezil has leeched a bunch of talent from his dad.
posted by Drasher at 8:30 AM on September 6, 2009


But what about Moon Unit?
posted by blucevalo at 8:48 AM on September 6, 2009


GYOB post
posted by krautland at 9:00 AM on September 6, 2009


Moon and Dweezil video.

I've always found Moon the more intriquing of the two.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:07 AM on September 6, 2009


That's a good point--that although the names are wacky, they retained the branded last name. I really doubt my kids will be able to make any money at all off of my last name.
posted by mecran01 at 9:12 AM on September 6, 2009


I really doubt my kids will be able to make any money at all off of my last name.
posted by mecran01 at 12:12 PM


That's why I changed my last name to Nilla-Wafer.
posted by stresstwig at 9:54 AM on September 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Why are people so anti-Dweezil as to be so bitterly indifferent?
posted by cmoj at 10:26 AM on September 6, 2009


Best of the web. Sigh.
posted by taumeson at 12:16 PM on September 6, 2009


I purchased Music For Pets when it first came out. It had a second disk and some stickers. I liked a lot of the songs. Others were crap. My favorites?

Boodledang and Music for Pets.

I think his father is a genius. The son is a pretty good musician.

'Nuff said.
posted by Splunge at 6:24 PM on September 6, 2009


I personally love my "wiggy"amp that Peavey and Dweezil put their names on... yes, it can go loud, amazing tone control, and the head shaped like a car dashboard... please hold back the excitement in here; the Dweezil loving fervor is almost oppressive in here :)

alas; I do find myself wishing there were an aftermarket "volume-to-11" dial, so I could get REAL loudness, and so I could one day be a REAL rocker.
posted by infinite intimation at 11:14 AM on September 7, 2009


'Dweezil Zappa has turned 40' reminds me that his father didn't make it to his 53rd birthday.

Which is sobering to contemplate.
posted by AsYouKnow Bob at 11:17 PM on September 7, 2009


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