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@ Ian G - lol !
@chris- mud shark possibly more "fitting"
And the after show party was "interesting " .
Banana anyone ?
From the Great State of Texas, good evening everyone.
Super excited about being one of the executive producer for Frank Zappa's film with Alex Winter.
@ Chris Sharrock - thanks for that Chris have dropped an email to the team.
@Phil Turner - Phil , i would definately tell Kickstarter at this address firstname.lastname@example.org
Still waiting my mystery box here in UK, had a shipping notice back in April but so far only the poster has arrived,
Should I be thinking box is LostInSpace!!
Anyone else think mid April until 23 May is too long...
Poster is great but I want that Mystery Box
@ Frank L - Luckily my budget frames are easy to undo .
The stickers are not the perfect solution , but i suppose its the best they can do short of recalling all the prints and getting the artists to handnumber them and then posting them back to us - not pracical , and far too expensive .
Yes, I also got that mail. Will have to unframe the artworks to put the stickers on them.
If only you had some of that 'stuff' NOW.....
You could make FOUR movies about Zappa!!!
AND, give us a concise list of everything in the vault!!
@Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus: Ed I have a similar story hanging out with Lemmy that I can't repeat in print, but in short I wasn't doing what I thought I was doing and ended up wide awake for three days. Loved them and him, saw them many times
@Chris yes I loved the Lemmy doc
@Ian I've met those guys many times when I was a roadie .. they are some of the nicest guys in heavy metal (even smoked a joint with em) lol
Anvil doc should be mandatory viewing 4 all bands- superb doc and shows that despite adversity and bad luck - keep following you're dreams and live life
@ Sully - my head went back this far , with laughter .
@ Ed - cant beat a good rock-doc Ed , have you seen the Lemmy one ?.
Watching the Anvil documentary again .. not really Zappa related but it's true that good bands get screwed
@Chris- such a bargain for the wealthy connoisseur of Voodoo Butter.
@ Sully - At lest you can start making a quilt with Tracey Emins knickers !
What about $1,000,000 o.v.n.o ?
@ Chris- now you're tacking the mickey. Only the numbered stickers- the real limited edition- will fetch that sort of money. That's modern art for ya (at least their more hygenic than Tracey Emin's knickers).
@ Sully - Does this mean Sothebys wont be selling the prints for $85 ,000,000 ?
@Chris & co
Just got the same email. It's not a great solution, because the hand-numbering is meant to be added to the front of the print, often by the person who prints it, to make it harder for someone to create undetectable copies of their own. I suppose as it was just $100 of our pledge for 3 prints, and it is funding a noble cause, I shouldn't feel too diddled (though note to self- only buy limited edition prints from specialists).
v happy with this- something else to receive through the post and happy with a statement of 1 of 200 made too- I think it was Mr Vai who numbered all the eve replicas as number 1! so nobody feels less special.
also can't wait to see the vault pass stuff- and the book and absolutely agree with the flotsam and jetsam approach to the book-- i.e. not just a series of stills but real detail of his life, tours, bills, legal letters equipment etc
Just recieved a response from the team regarding the unnumberd prints .
Message says the artists forgot to number the prints .
There were 200 of each print made .
We will recieve a numbered sticker for the back of our prints .
NOW, i'm excited!!!!
@Clinton Morgan: Hey Clinton, thanks for the suggestion. Funny we were just discussing this yesterday as we veer towards compiling the vault pass and get the movie started. In short I agree, I love all that ephemera
Hope you don't mind me jumping the gun but I thought I'd post some of the things I'd like to see in the companion book.
I think the book could be like those Taschen movie books (especially the Kubrick ones). What I'd like to see are scans of what some may dismiss as the boring business stuff. (Expenses. Letters to venues regarding the cost of hiring, Rehearsal schedules.)
During the close of 200 Motels the end credits are superimposed over shooting scripts, correspondence, budgeting etc.... That's some of the stuff I'd like to see in the book along with artwork, hand or typewritten lyrics, mail, scores, setlists, abandoned projects and other wonderment to marvel over. A book to pour over again and again and again.
Those 'passes' better be LOOOOOADED!!!!!!!!
via the succulant = http://www.idiotbastard.com/
this = http://www.filmcrack.com/review-eat-question-frank-zappa-words/
for a fun interlude .
@Mike Sahno: hi Mike. Yes we are still on track for the vault pass, and will begin to ship those when we have all the audio archived we need to complete them. You can always email the rewards team at email@example.com for timing and other questions
Alex, please tell me that those of us who contributed $35 for a "digital vault pass" are going to receive something more than these 20-second YouTube clips of Zappa being interviewed or playing a tiny piece of a song for a few seconds on video. Will there be some exclusive content of a reasonable length (other than the completed film)? Some downloadable tunes? Anything?
This has been a year-long tease for those of us without the "deep pockets" to pay for larger rewards. Unless something else if forthcoming, and soon, I'm going to be one of many who feel deeply ripped off.
Hey @Alex t-shirt arrived thanks to you and your team for sorting this, and wonderful update #59 too. Is it ok to share the (fake news) video on my Facebook page? Donald Trump thinks he was the first to coin that term, i don't know if Frank was the first but it was 30 years previous. Amazing piece of footage, keep 'em coming mate this is priceless stuff. BIG thank you from sunny Oxford England.
@Jeremy Belinfante: Hi Jeremy, if you emailed the team at firstname.lastname@example.org they will absolutely get back to you. It may take a few days as there are lots of backers, but they always reply.
Still no update on my rewards. Have emailed, commented, politely asked... on the shipping it page it still says "Shipping Processing" .... c'mon... There's a big difference here to kneeling down and bending over. Whats the deal?!?
well... that was a short one....
@Clinton Morgan: great to hear. When you guys are happy, I'm happy :)
Received my rewards this week. The add-on Bickford and Schenkel prints came with the signed poster first last Thursday, the add-on The FZ Guitar Book arrived Sunday and yesterday came the t-shirt, mystery bag, poncho and add-on FZ songbook. Very very happy.
This via the cheese free zone that is-
Nope, there's no (hand)-numbering on any of the prints.
Has anyones prints been "hand numbered " ?
@ V & V - Groening print was an add-on I think , and not part of my pledge level .Alternatively , if you had $5003 you could buy the original .
@Chris---How 'bout Groening's?
@ Sully C - Glad you didn't , you shouldn't mock the afflicted ! lol
Listening to Willie the Pimp
This is going to take some fixing- limited edition numbered prints need to be hand numbered as ### of #### or ###/#### and of course each must have a unique number. I nearly replied originally to @Chris with "yes- and they're all 2017"...but it doesn't seem very funny at the moment.
Update on the prints -Bickford has a printed No in the bottom right hand corner which is indistinct ,it could be any of these = # 11/# 12 #16 / #21/ # 26. This is a printed No and is not hand written .
The Schenkel print does not have a No , but has the copyright symbol followed by 2017, this I thought was a No (sorry wasn't wearing my glasses )
My prints not numbered either
Chris S & Frank L- Aaaggghhh!!!! NONE of my prints are numbered, I hadn't noticed until now.
Thanks for asking Chris- hope this prompts others to check too. I'm off to email the rewards team now.
@ V & V - or http://united-mutations.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/kickstarter-zappa-art-prints.html
@ V & V , - you can see the Schenkel and Kricfalusi prints at the Oct 25 2016 update .
I wanna see!
@ Sully C
Have you got a number on your Kricfalusi print ? .The Schenkel and Bickford prints are both numbered .