So I sleep next to my iPad.
I’m not proud. I have this pillow that stands it up and it’s there next to me, usually helps to assist in the transition from busy brain to weird dreams, and sometimes I awake in the middle of the night and check it just for the time. Then it’s there in the morning for that first social media check.
This morning’s drowsy perusal of social media was saying some stuff about a Frank Zappa hologram.
Seriously? I rubbed my eyes seeing some posts about this Frank Zappa hologram tour. It’s gotta be a hoax. No way would anyone think this was a good idea.
By the time I was pouring coffee down my gullet, Rolling Stone had confirmed the story.
Color me aghast.
Rolling Stone quotes Ahmet Zappa:
“I’m thrilled that Frank Zappa will finally be going back out on tour playing his most well-known music as well as some rare and unheard material. We can’t wait to bring his creative work back to the stage with the musicians he loved to play with … who are committed to being part of this epic endeavor. When I spoke with them, they were excited at the prospect of performing alongside Frank once again and can’t wait to give fans an unforgettable experience.”
The specter of the dead-artist’s hologram being shuffled around “on tour” ton continue cashing out on their image and works is a horrifying development in entertainment. That Frank Zappa might be the artist to sufficiently pioneer this, thanks to his shitty children?
This is unspeakable.
Dweezil’s Twitter response:
This seems appropriate at this moment in time. pic.twitter.com/peySJ3a8yl
— Dweezil Zappa (@DweezilZappa) September 21, 2017
If for no other reason then that he would hate the living shit out of this.