I encountered JCB, DP, Ruth and Ian in<br />Los Angeles when the original Grandmothers were doing a show at the Roxy. They'd come to see Air Pocket (Fowlers (all 5 of 'em), Chester, Ike) play at a jazz club.<br /><br />Being a profoundly affected Mothers/Zappa fan, I spoke with JCB and<br />most likely gushed the usual inane fanboy comments that he'd heard<br />forever.<br /><br />I clearly remember his compassion for, and understanding of, how this<br />music affected people. I made some remark along the lines of how<br />special the whole phenomenon was and without missing a beat he said "<br />you're goddamn right!". He knew. It's a lucky lot that gets the<br />Mothers/Zappa. He was simply and genuinely appreciative of my respect and gracious in his enthusiasm. <br />I'd have JCB over for a grill and a beer anytime.