Vinally Friday 10.9.15 10/08/2015 By Alanya Every Friday the Trail is happy to bring you “It’s Vinally Friday”. Each of us will feature deep cuts and special tracks from a chosen album, on vinyl. On deck this week.. Craig: John Prine’s eponymous debut album released in 1971. On the cover he’s sittin…
January 1, 1945 - October 7, 2015
Gail Zappa, nee Adelaide Gail Sloatman, age 70, departed this earth peacefully at her home on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, surrounded by her children.
Married to Frank Zappa at age 22, Gail was a doe-eyed, barefooted trailblazer, giving equal value to her domestic and professional responsibilities as matriarch of the family and overseer of all Zappa enterprises. She devoted herself to partnering with her husband in the music business and raising their children, Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet and Diva.
Gail enthusiastically executed her role as guardian of her husband’s creative life and, with his passing, strove to ensure his legacy as one of the leading American composers and musicians of the 20th century. In this and all business endeavors, Gail passionately advocated to establish clear definitions of intellectual property and copyright laws on behalf of not just her husband, but all artists. While she conducted intricate legal negotiations with corporations as grande dame of the Zappa Family Trust, she never failed to impart the sense of humor that was part and parcel of her indomitable and formidable personality. Gail, self-described as a pagan absurdist, was motivated by love in all aspects of her life, kept her authenticity intact, unbowed and, simply put, was one bad ass in the music business and political world.
Gail will forever be identified as a key figure in the creative renaissance that is Laurel Canyon. But more than any singular accomplishment, she defined herself in her personal relationships, happiest when surrounded by loved ones and artists, often one and the same. The memories she leaves behind are indeed her own art form. Her searing intelligence, unforgettable smile, wild thicket of hair and trailing black velvets leave a blur in her wake.
There is no further information to report. This is the only statement that will be released by the family.
Despite the weather- we all know what's around the corner...And we couldn't be more excited! That's why we're giving away lift tickets. How you get down the hill is your decision, but we'll get you to the top.
Don't miss the debut of "An Alien Place-A Documentary" tonight at the Roxy Theatre. A fascinating glimpse into the WWII Internment Era when Fort Missoula held over 2000 imprisoned Italian & Japanese men. Q&A afterwards with descendants of the imprisoned men and producer. Tickets available at the door. ... See MoreSee Less
Debut of “An Alien Place-A Documentary” at The Roxy Theatre tonight! 10/07/2015 By Aubrey The Historic Museum of Fort Missoula brings our community a glimpse into the past with the debut of, “An Alien Place: A Documentary”. The documentary seeks to shed light on the imprisonment of over 2000 Italia…