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@V&V @Chris thabk goodness
just F*@%ing great .
@ V&V - Yes , looks good .
Did anybody else see the promotion of Dweezil's tour dates on Zappa.com???
I assume THIS is the small sign thatTHE FUED IS OVER!!!!
@Tom Vincent: The new team is working on getting through all the pending emails. Everyone should receive a response by end of this week. Thank you for sticking with us.
@Jonas Söderström: We have some new people running the show in terms of keeping the backer's questions answered starting this week. So please email them at email@example.com and they can help you figure out where/when your rewards will arrive.
@Chris Sharrock: Same! :)
@Choco: We are working hard on production. Finding some great stuff for the film and trying to pull it all together.
@Nick Thornley: Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help update your shipping information.
Hi Alex and team. I am in the same camp of folks who did not receive the Groening print. My email on another subject went unanswered. Please address. Thanks
I still have'nt received ANYTHING. It's a month since I posted here last, and NO RESPONSE from the team. Seriously, guys.
@ Choco - what you said .
Hi Alex, time for an update !
Hi Alex and team!
Please excuse my potential idiocy, but...... how do I change the delivery address on a late reward? I have pre-ordered the Blu-ray, but I have moved address since I ordered it!
PS - got everything else - love the vault access and poncho best! :)
Thanks in advance guys. xx
@Christopher Allis: Hi Christopher, the team is checking on this end. Will reply via email. Thanks!
Hey Alex and gang. I had a question about the Groening print. I pledged at $450 and was talking with Mark Belluscio (another backer). I never got the email regarding the print shipping (sent 4/26). I'm a little concerned and just want to make sure there a) isn't anything wrong with my pledge, and b) issues with my address (email or snail mail) as these haven't changed. Please let me know!
@Guilherme Coelho: We're working on resolving this Guilherme, will email you shortly.
@Mark: Hey Mark, sorry we're working our way through requests but we are on it. Give us a beat :)
Richard - we've replied to your email with Vault access instructions.
Marc - email email@example.com to get the same instructions sent your way.
Guilherme - we're looking into your case and will reply by email.
Judi - can you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org?
It was sent in an email
I somehow lost my password for the digital vault. Does anyone know where I can find it?
@Guilherme Coelho - Any luck? It's been a week already! and all quiet here....
@Alex Please help! Some of my rewards are stuck in customs. I wrote to your team emails on this, but received no response for days now... They ask for documents, which I do not have...
@Jonas-Don't waste your time screaming. It won't do you any good.
@Richard - not being able to access the vault is disappointing....but I'm sure once you access the vault you will be just as disappointed....there is a whopping 6 pieces of audio (one is in 5 parts) and 12 video clips...not really a vault....more a shoebox... For an extremely well funded kickstarter it appears to have very badly managed throughout with very little respect shown to the sponsors...wasted $$$
Judi, I also am unhappy about how this project has been handled. Despite nearly two months of emails between myself and the team I am still unable to access the digital vault. The whole process has become frustrating.
Sorry but I am not a happy backer. On Jan 22, 2018 after months and months of being promised rewards arrival from Dana at Backersupport, I was rewarded with an email from Liz at backersupport telling me the Bickford print is signed and you'll receive your rewards within the month. It is now May 26, 2018 and nothing.
Thanks so much for taking my money. I wish I had backed Dweezil because when I go to his shows I get actual interaction with the band, I get to meet them and they give me more than just a promise of a reward. I believed in this project but I really do not like promises unfulfilled over and over and over.
Great news !!
"HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS? (NEWS? WHAT NEWS?)"
"You know we gotta stick together."
My rewards has yet not reached me in Sweden ....should I scream and panic? Or be patient a few days more?
It'll be funny; watching "Bill & Ted 3", all the while, seeing, in the back of Alex's eyes, the thought of how to work the Zappa Doc just right!
Bill and Ted 4 ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!
can't wait- but obviously not at the expense of zappa obviously
Go Alex!!!! And Keanu too
@Mark - gotcha !! @Alex now that Bill & Ted 3 is in pre-production can you elaborate what will be done now that George Carlin has died ?
@Alan M Hill: Great to hear!
Ed - Agreed...Surfing, but moreso Flying in a Blue Dream was great...I enjoyed that period....much as I enjoyed Steve Vai (enough to buy 2 Jems as still my most expensive guitar purchases!)..... I yawn because that is where the innovation and creativity seemed to stop....no more new guitar tones or pushing for something any different.....just a rehash of the same over and over and over....Vai did do a few more interesting things but sadly too much of the same... Again nothing bad....only dare I say 'formula' to their success rather than progression....sad but understandable as they are all trying to make $$$$
Ditto on getting my prints (excellent quality and shipping implementation). I am now officially caught up with all produced rewards and I couldn't be happier!
@Chris & @Mark thems be fighting words .. Surfing with the Alien is a album that still holds up today .. yes he didn’t give his backing band much to do .. but whether it was Jonathan Mover & Stu Hamm or this current lineup he gives them their spotlight live
The matt groening print is here. And it’s soooo awesome
@Mark - I agree Mark , you cant blame them for making a bit of cash as Satrianis band but I yawn along with you .
@Chris - It's getting closer and closer to being Beer for Dolphins as the backing band! Mike is always fantastic - I had words a couple of years ago because I really believe Satch backing doesn't need this caliber of musicians....I was so disappointed that BFD wasn't played even as a segment of the previous Satch tour to Australia..... Mike did say he was enjoying himself and 'Satch' was giving more freedom than in previous lineups but it's still Satch making the decisions..... Still hoping one day someone will invite BFD to Australia, but sadly it's not a big enough market and an expensive place to tour to.... Mike is the one musician the most true to Frank and his incredible artistry leaves me honestly believing he is the closest we have to the creativity and brilliance that was Frank.....Genuinely sad that he must make a living by playing in that band....not so say Satch is bad - he is an incredible technical guitarist...but yawn......
@ Michael Eder - I stand corrected Michael, it is the mighty Joe T , vaultmeister extraordinaire !
I will beat myself about the head with a wet kipper ! . :-)
Isn't Joe T. (Master of the Vault) currently in the line-up ?.. looks like him in the video.
HI @ ED - Yes , familiar with Satch , was trying to say how good his backing band are - Kenneally / Beller / Minneman = awesome .
In fact I personally prefer the guitar work of Mike Kenneally to that of Satriani .
I must try harder lol .
@Alex - Hows the doc proceeding ? time for an update ? ( please )
@Chris you never heard o Satriani ? He’s played with Deep Purple, Mick Jagger etc .. he also was Vai’s first guitar teacher .. Mike Knealley is in his touring band
Don't know who the guitarist is , but i recognise his backing band ! :-)
The Vai tribute is great .
I'm from Italy and I received my rewards today without any kind of problem.
In the past it happened to me that shipments directly from the USA were stopped by customs and then have to pay duties and taxes
in this case my shipment left from the USA via DHL, passed through Germany and delivered in Italy via Deutsche Post and then from inside the EU, to avoid all this...
for what concerns the declared value on the shipping label, this value is very low ... in my case Zappa Stickers+TShirt+Mistery Bag+Poncho=1+1+1+1=4 $
My Box of goodies finally arrived in Ireland but and here is the rub, the box was seized By The Revenue Commissioners in Ireland and they now want to know item by item the cost of all the things in the box as they state that anything over the value of 22euro is subject to the addition of VAT ..... they also want to charge me additional postage of 10euro to bring the box to my house which is less than 10 mile round trip .... I have written to them to please open the box and to give me an estimate ..... My estimation was around 52euro ...... Just wondered if anyone else has had this problem within the EU
Isn’t the sinister midget with the bucket & the mop there to wash it down the drain V&V ?
Hope they don't make him eat the 'mess' he makes on the floor!