Dan Nadel: You went to work for Zappa as a twenty-year-old kid. What did he see in you?
Cal Schenkel: He was seven years older than me and pretty well established. But I think the first thing he saw was someone who was there and could just do it. We connected in terms of what we wanted to do, and I didn’t really think of it as any more than just ‘Oh, this is something to do ... ’, particularly because I got to be really independent and Frank usually liked what I came up with. I dealt directly with Frank and sometimes with Herb Cohen, who was managing the business. (read more)