For what it's worth, I never called Napoleon "Nappy" either and wouldn't be surprised if he smacked my condescending ass one for that, either. On the alleged thread of this I heard from backstage talk (so take it with a grain of salt) that there was always some tension in the ZFT camp since Napoleon would not agree to work exclusively for the Zappa Plays Zappa band. He was not about to turn down a gig with Project/Object or any other Zappa tribute outfit that was not authorized by the Zappa Family Trust. As I said, this was hearsay so take it as such, although it does make a certain amount of logic (if not sense).

Not Dead Yet,

Bill Amutis
(Ol' Baggy Eyes)

Progress is not possible without deviation from the norm-Frank Zappa

On Jan 15, 2008, at 7:37 PM, John Gobetz wrote:

Hmmm---well, that offers some explanation as to the reasoning of why I saw Ray White at the ZPZ show in Tulsa last year instead of Nappy & other FZ alumni---mind you, Ray did a great job, even tho' I hadn't expected him to be there---things must be getting really funky over at the ZFT---hope they get it together---I wanna see ZPZ again!---keep it cool Nappy!!---we're all pullin' for ya!!!---john G in kansas
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Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 2:53 PM
Subject: [Zappa-List] Re: Nappy's Fate?

All I know is that Nappy was origianlly penciled in for this past years tour but something must have happened because he said "he couldn't make
a deal with the devil (GZ). That was why they got Ray White.

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