C O M M E N T S
From: Suzannah Harris <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 12:25:41 -0800
Thana info about the book:
ATTENTION FRANK ZAPPA AND STEVE VAI FANS AND COLLECTORS!
"Suzannah (Thana) Harris, former vocalist for Frank Zappa and Steve Vai,
has written a new book about her life experiences with the late Frank
"UNDER THE SAME MOON: Life with Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Bob Harris, And
A Community of Other Artistic Souls"
Read her first-hand, personal account of how Thana, a virtually unknown
vocalist, met, worked with and learned from Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, and
also married one of Zappa's band members, Bob Harris!
This intriguing story will introduce you to the lady who accomplished
what former vocalists could not: the vocal performances on the Frank
Zappa recording of "Sleepdirt". Read about her work with Steve Vai, her
work and romance with Bob Harris, and finally, life with Steve Vai, Bob
Harris, and a number of artists who lived together at the infamous
"Wayward Inn", Steve Vai's house in Sylmar, California."
"UNDER THE SAME MOON": Read about this never before released story which
is also Thana Harris' debut as a literary writer. You will love her
honesty, her humor, her passion for life. Orders are being taken now!!
Send check or money order (US dollars only) in the amount of $15.95
postage paid/USA, or $18.95postage paid/Canada and Worldwide, to:
P.O. Box 194
New Castle, Co 81647
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (we will add you to our mailing list)
fax: USA country code + 1-970-876-5840
We cannot accept credit cards yet. Web site for Mastahna
Music/Publishing soon to come!
From: Vladimir Sovetov
OK, I read it. (Thank you, Thanna for copy). It's a good book about
nice woman and her happy marriage. But two chapters, 3rd and 4th, are
really dedicated to Uncle Frank. Chapter 3 is a story of Bob Harris
touring with FZ's Tinsel Town Rebellion band, Chapter 4 deals with
Thanna becoming the Drakma of Sleep Dirt (for reasons unknown she names
Thanna's style is simple, warm and sincere. I love her unambitious
attitude. Here is an example (the very end of Ch.4)
"Flambay. The song was over. Frank listened and I knoew he like it, and
it became the keeper. I felt free and pretty damn high on the whole
thing, and I wasn't afraid to tackle the rest of those songs that ended
up on the vocal verson of 'Sleepdirt' (there's an instrumental version as
well). Golly-bob, I was so naive, I didn't even know what a lot of
those lyrics were really saying, but I knew enough to be in the
character zone. You know, Huncentoot --- it was ages before meaning of
that dawned on me one day. Oh well... Spider Of Destiny --- oh what
tangled web we weave, etc.... and Time is Money, don't ask me, I never
quite figured that out. I've had questions as to what was the ultimate
original plan for all those songs, like a musical or something.
Brothers and sisters, I don't know."
I really recommend the book to FZ audience. Definitely it's a must for
Steve Vai fanatics.