Can you imagine playing with Frank Zappa on your first gig as a young man? That's what Mike Keneally did! He's gone on to record and tour with the likes of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Beer for Dolphins, and all kinds of various complex musician luminaries. Greg and Mike get into the grease on this episode of Gristle!
5:54 - What’s coming down the road for Mike: a solo band, the Zappa band, and ProgJect
10:39 - Honoring the creative ideas that have been sitting on the shelf
20:10 - The interesting considerations you fail to see until you have 3 or more different projects under different names, and understanding the metrics
23:18 - Frank Zappa: his improv style, his roots, and everything in between
36:46 - Looking back on Frank’s work, and stepping into his band as a young professional
39:17 - What Mike does to maintain his complex repertoire
49:27 - Loving and respecting the music in order to keep things fresh and fun
59:01 - Paul Gilbert’s Great Guitar Escape
Total Length: 65:09
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