Frank Zappa. Don Giovanni, Intentional listening.
Roger CortonWe got the most comments since I’ve been on board about your remark regarding Frank Zappa Guitar Player. You touched a nerve.
JCHYeah, I don’t have to work very hard to alienate people it seems. I got to fill in at Don Giovanni and it happened there too.
RCI didn’t know there were any parts for Telecaster in Mozart.
JCHThere’s not. But there is a mandolin bit at the beginning of Act II. A lot of operas have these oddball interludes. I actually only had about two minutes of work and that was the problem. They were not thrilled when I asked if I could split after my part was over. There’s this seemingly inviolable rule against moving once the music starts. If you don’t have anything to do? Tough. So asking was in itself a reason to not be considered for future work.
RCSo this is what gets me about you. You know this, so why ask?
JCHI wanted to watch the Commendatore open up a can o’ whoop-ass, of course. DON GIOVANNI! A CENAR TECO M’INVITASTI E SON VENUTO!
RCI can never understand how you remember all those kinds of things. But, OK, so we need to get back to Frank.
JCHIt’s the Jeopardy thing. The funny thing is that since I got sick I can’t remember anything [...]