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I just found out there will be a doc about one of my heroes who NOT Zappa;
Negativland's Don Joyce!
It will be getting it's premiere tomorrow in SF! Wish I could go!
@Alex Winter Thank you for the clarification as I figured the pass was to be digital. I was glad to talk up the project in the meantime. Had a great weekend with the grandkids and playing songs for them like "I'm So Cute!"
@Choco Sweet on the Roxy Set. We have the movie. BF showed it to me some time ago. Any word on the digital vault passes? :-)
@Chris @V&V I prefer some Dinah Moe Hum
I for one prefer HOO-WOO !
Oh, jeez... I DID write HOO-WOO.......
..........I'm an idiot........
Let me be the third to say Woo Hoo
@Arty Cajun: The Roxy Performance 7CD box is the last Zappa (FZT) official release. Not a KS project reward. Hope you will win lotery soon!
Let me be the first to say....
Let me be the first to say....
@ARTY CAJUN (T. Trahan): hi there. Sorry for the confusion. The address checks are something Kickstarter does regularly as the reward process is ongoing. The digital vault pass is digital, not physical, just to clear that up :) They're almost done and will be rolling out by end of March. Thanks for your patience!
Oh my gosh. What happened to the coke machine? My partner was playing Yo Mamma and Harder than Your husband tonight. Always something new to introduce to me. He freaking seems to know every lyric and riff. So I read Choco's post about Roxy. I decide to try and review all the Backer rewards to see what level (if any) that the Roxy CD set is. I find that the Coke Machine wasn't taken in the campaign. I wanted that coke machine and I am a much newer FZ fan than likely most Backers here. If I were to win the lottery tonight and if the coke machine were still available.... I would love to say I was able to procure it. ;-()
Received my Roxy 7 CD box this week.....WOW...Fantastic performance...Fantastic music....Fantastic musicians....Fantastic Frank.... Un "chef d'oeuvre". Thank you ZFT....
@Vincent & Victoria Cannata The same situation happened to me. BackerKit even provided a tracking number from DHL. The shipment was stated to have been 1-24-2018, but I did not receive the email to update my address until 2-6-2018. I looked over a few of the previous updates here and Alex refers to the digital vault pass as an actual object that was produced to mail out. He had provided the email email@example.com to see if they can straighten things out. I emailed them late last week and detailed what I am sharing in this post. Patiently waiting to hear back as we are excited about the pass. :-)
I'm in the same situation I forgot to change my address.
Now I can't change anything :(
perhaps the 'vault pass' is an actual THING?.........maybe?.....
Just realized I got an email from backerkit to update my address.
Says your account is locked and that something shipped. I've moved since I received the first wave and didn't update my info. Anyone know how?
Don't want the new residents of my old house getting my stuff's.
@ Clinton Morgan RE: your December 31 post on the Morecambe and Wise film restoration. As an imaging technologist (who once had a stuck-together reel of aerial film reel taken by a WWII pilot) I found the article and resulting images fascinating. I worked with medical imaging movie film prior to the transition to digital medical "cine' ". Thank you for sharing the link. It was unbelievable what was extracted and reassembled from the otherwise solidified film reel.
"Hi Alex (and everyone else). Not Zappa related but I'd thought you'd enjoyed this article on film restoration.
From article: "The Nigerian Morecambe and Wise film was in an advanced state of decay. The episode was on a form of film stock that isn’t really used anymore and it was suffering from something called ‘tri-acetate film base degradation’ – a truly horrifying film ‘disease’ that can cause film to just rot away to nothing."
@Alex Winter: Vault Passes, were they physical items to have been mailed? I am freaking out a little bit (time to play some "Freak Out", LOL) as the shipping address request from backerkit came after a package seems to have shipped on January 24th. I have been enjoying the project updates and continue to tell others about the movie project. I just thanked GPM on my Facebook account for helping partner with the project.
I hope I do not miss what was shipped out in January. I am happy to pay reshipping. :-) I do have a forwarding order in with USPS, and am keeping my fingers crossed. I have sent a "help" request to backerkit as I have moved since the last address update request I received in April of last year. :-( . Excited to hear progress on the movie for late next year. :-)
it must be for the vault pass
Big fan of all your directed work, I pledged at the 250.00 level and received a BackerKit email to update my address, as I've moved since donating back in '16 - but BackerKit said my order was 'locked'. I sent emails with no answer, can you help? Thanks!!
I got the BackerKit email as well. I'm also at the $300 level, but since I added the Groening print I have yet to receive anything so I'm hoping that means it is nearing delivery.
I'm patient, but I'm also jealous of all you other backers and your goodies!
yeah.... and get Robert Downey, Jr. in for 'narration', and you've got a hit on your hands!
@Vincent & Victoria Cannata: Iron Sausage, I think we have a doc title (!)
Of course..... can I say;
I'd like to see more vids of your 'prosess'.... You've got quite a hurculean task on your hands, and I'd like to see how this 'iron sausage' gets made!
I also got this message - received my rewards a while ago- also didn’t expect anything more than the vault pass to arrive before the doc is finished
Is there a new batch of rewards about to ship soon? I just got a mail from Backerkit saying goodies are on the way but I wasn't expecting anything else until the doc is done. I gave at the $300 level and got my first batch of rewards last year. Yaaaay if more is coming soon! :D
@Chris Sharrock: and more here:
Yep, we’re official!
@Anna-Lucia Stone: thanks Anna and everyone else for your kind words. Really appreciate you all!
Alex- best wishes- hope that after all of this increased awareness that society changes for the better.
@ V&V- fab tip - checked my prime - and yes its there to download 1 month ahead of the uk release date!
On another note- are these releases ( halloween and roxy box) a consequence of the preservation and archiving work done by Joe, you and the team?
great stuff here .
check it out .
@Alex - I've never been on twitter but I understand enough to know that if I were, I might be typing '#metoo' or '#notalone' on your page (if you have one) about now.
The courage it takes to speak out, I know well having done so myself. The indescribable levels of bravery I know it also then takes, to re-build your life from the aftermath not defined by varying symptoms of ptsd but instead, emerging as the survivor you are and vibrantly so, damn right...living as an example of why it can be worth every effort.
I could have written this to Dana to pass forward to you no problem, she'd have been very cool with that request and handled it perfectly, I have no doubt whatsoever. To write privately though to say this in particular, could partially miss the point here so, to you as having spoken openly, here doing the same and of course to anyone also reading who might relate, I hope these words are of the strengthening kind.
Can't talk.... listening to ROXY BOX!!!
Kudos to Amazon for making the downloads available to me, while I wait for the CD's to come in the mail!
Me also Alex, I'm listening to the NEW Roxy CD box. Sounds GREAT, Thanks Zappa Family. Hope everything is working out fine. Well Alex about time for a NEW UPDATE!
@ Alex - With you Alex .
@Alex I just read about your speaking out about being molested as a child . I admire your strength & I would like to commend you for making what I’m sure was an agonizing decision to bare this to the world
Good news...My "Roxy perfermance" has been shipped today....Canada....expected shipping delivery Feb 16th !
I will be getting mine on Tuesday, can't wait!
Just received my shipping notice from Amazon for the Roxy Performances. Appears the delay may be with Canada and Europe possibly.
Please, Alex! Distract me from this dog-banned president!
Perhaps Mp3 = Feb
My Amazon "Roxy" order still says 13th-16th...Canada
Maybe delayed in the U.K. ?
"Hoping for the best"
My Amazon order still says the first week of Feb.....
so, who knows?....
Looks like the roxy box is to be delayed until the end of March .
Mark E, Smith RIP
Well.... while I'm waiting for the next UP-DATE, and the ROXY BOX, I'll be enjoying these items: