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Nellie McKay in China (old but new) & 5th Zappa beer (soon)

12th Jan 09 (Mon) Leave a comment Go to comments

There are some new-old (or old-new?) Nellie McKay songs on iTunes.  Four songs from the never released Live from the Great Wall of China concert that Nellie was involved in back in Sept 2004…

(photo by eatsdirt)

Songs: Dog Song, Manhattan Avenue, I Wanna Get Married, Really

Each song is its “own album” for $0.99.  Odd iTunes categorization, but great performances by Nellie.  Alicia Keys, Boyz II Men, and Cyndi Lauper also performed at the original concert (wacky line-up indeed).  Only Boyz II Men have songs up on iTunes outside of Nellie (as of now).  There is video footage of this concert that was intended for a DVD release a while ago, but as far as I know it never got released due to issues with the Chinese government.

No, I made that up.  It is Bruce Jenner’s fault, not the Chinese government’s fault.  Or maybe Bruce Banner?

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Unrelated… the 5th Frank Zappa beer made by Lagunitas Brewing Company (Petaluma, CA) will be a Cruisin’ with Ruben & the Jets ale.  Meh, it’s one of my least favorite FZ albums… but I’m a beer drinker and a Frank Zappa collector.

Someone is selling one on eBay now… my local beer shop (the Bier Stein, Eugene Oregon) doesn’t have it yet, but expects it soon.

Ya Hozna!

~Dan – np: Tori AmosThe Beekeeper

  1. Nathan Ketchen
    13th Jan 09 (Tue) at 1:25 pm

    No way! I just saw this beer for sale at one of those trendy greeny-shops where all the self-absorbed atheists shop today. Alas, too much beer in the fridge already (one bottle), so I’ll wait.

  2. 13th Jan 09 (Tue) at 9:19 pm

    Ad-hominem attacks aside, I doubt you’ve seen it in shops in your neck of the woods, as I haven’t yet, and I’m probably 2,500 miles closer to where this is made.

    But I could be wrong.

  3. Nathan Ketchen
    14th Jan 09 (Wed) at 8:05 am

    You’re right. I saw the one for “We’re in it for the money.” I didn’t look close enough st the picture.

  4. 14th Jan 09 (Wed) at 8:08 am

    They’re pretty good beers. The regular Lagunitas are cheaper, as the FZ are a bit marked up due to their commemorative nature.

  5. Ronnie Guitar
    15th Jul 10 (Thu) at 6:06 pm

    Frank was well known as an abstainer from both alcohol and drugs. He drank a lot of coffee. You’d think somebody would name a coffee for him. A beer? A lot of good the abstaining did him, he died from cancer at 52. Maybe he should have drank more beer.

    • 16th Jul 10 (Fri) at 6:07 am

      I’m sure there’s a San Ber’do Blend coffee or something. ;)

      These were officially sanctioned by the Zappa Family Trust; so maybe Gail’s a big beer drinker? :)

      ~Dan

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