I just read that there is a documentary coming out about the late great Frank Zappa. Zappa has been a huge musical influence to me during the course of my life. I was first introduced to Zappa when I was around 13 by the older brother of a friend of mine. I remember hanging out at their house and we would listen to Apostrophe and Overnight Sensation. This was 1975. Since then I've listened to everything he's put out from Freak Out! all the way to You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore series of albums. I saw Frank play Halloween at The Palladium in NYC. I saw 200 Motels in the movie theater near me that specialized in rock movies. I saw Baby Snakes in the theater as well and was lucky enough to snag a ticket to the Grand Opening of the movie in NYC that Frank attended and introduced beforehand. And after FZ died I've seen some of the copy bands such as Project/Object with Ike Willis on guitar and vocals. I've also seen Dweezil with ZPZ a whole bunch of times. I caught shows in Manhattan's Madison Square Garden Theater, Montclair's Wellmont Theater and LA's Wiltern Theater. I caught Dweezil's back up band without Dweezil doing instrumental Zappa music at LA's The Baked Potato. And lastly I caught the Ahmet production of the "Hologram" show. It's this last show that I want to comment on. I thought the show was one of the worst Zappa shows I've ever seen. The hologram was a joke. It was cartoon like and hardly life like. The stage set up had 3 band members on one side of the stage and 3 on the other. They were crammed off to the sides as if they were an afterthought. And then inexplicably Ahmet comes out and starts talking. He went on and on and on about nothing. And then horrifyingly he then proceeds to SING! He can't sing. And to think he was responsible for producing this ridiculous farce of a show. I won't say that the band was bad. They were good. Well, most of them. The bass player was Scott Thunes. I think he was probably Frank's least musical bass player he ever had. And Ahmet stole Dweezil's drummer Joe Travers who is awesome. I vowed to never go see another Ahmet production ever again. I felt that what Ahmet and his mother did to Dweezil making him change the name of his "band" from Zappa Plays Zappa to Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa was a complete crock. Here is Dweezil turning himself into a student of his father's music and fielding a top notch band that was able to very respectably recreate Frank's music live so some of us could continue to enjoy what we spent much of our lives listening to. And what is Ahmet doing? Running around on stage cracking jokes and acting like a clown and then bastardizing his father's music by trying to sing to it......miserably. And this comes to my point. Ahmet is a producer of this documentary. Nowhere do I see any mention of Dweezil. So, I'm very skeptical that this thing will be "all that". I sure won't go see it in a theater. And I sure won't pay for it on Pay Per View. I'll wait to see it when it's free. I know, I'm being negative. It could end up being good. But Ahmet's track record isn't very good. He's 0 for 2 thus far. Suing to stop his brother and the hologram tour, both duds. Will he go 0 for 3?