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ENDS TONIGHT! Help us reach $1.25MM to save more of Frank Zappa's private Vault and use the contents to make the definitive doc.
Our Kickstarter has ended, but you'll still be able to join us to help save the Vault & tell Frank's story. Check back soon for more details!
Our Kickstarter has ended, but you'll still be able to join us to help save the Vault & tell Frank's story. Check back soon for more details!
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    1. Chris Sharrock 3 days ago

      Hi Alex and the team , how's about a quick update to keep us all going .

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      Henrik Jensen on

      Sure you can confirm. Thank you very much!!!! Sorry if I have missed confirming my coordinates. They are the same as always.

      Thanks a lot for your help!!!!

      Best, Henrik

    3. Zappa Kickstarter Team Collaborator on

      @Henrik Jensen: You haven't been unlucky, Henrik, you're right that the two packages were sent separately by separate parties. It appears that the Groening FZ print you're waiting on was held up because the shipper never received a confirmation of your address.

      Since the bonus poster clearly arrived with you correctly can I confirm with the shipper that this is the correct address? Thanks!

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      Henrik Jensen on

      Hi Alex:

      I just received a signed large print of the famous Matt Groening 1993 "Life in Hell" cartoon on Zappa. While this is a very nice print, I was slightly disappointed, as I thought the original NEW drawing of FZ by Matt would be sent along.

      I am of course dying to see and get the art that was teased recently:…

      Does it come separately, or have I been unlucky?

      Best, Henrik

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    6. Chris Sharrock on
      BBC radio podcast "The A to Z of Psychedelia" this episode features FZ

    7. Chris Sharrock on

      Re my previous 2x posts -What kind of muppet am I ? Just noticed the dates = 2012 !!!

    8. Chris Sharrock on

      See my previous post -
      If this is relisted I will be backing it , I mean a book from Ike ?- I WANT THAT!

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      Vincent & Victoria Cannata on

      Oh... is it your b-day today?
      Well.... BACK TO WORK!
      (makes the 'whip-crack' sound with my mouth)
      I 'poot-forth' a quarter-ounce green rosette for you!

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    11. Christopher Boulet on

      hey Alex..I just want to say...i'm here in Italy and everything at your crowdfunding site has WORKED 100 % for me up until now...I have recieved ALL of my rewards and have enjoyed all the updates...and I don't understand how there can be any unhappy have done A GREAT JOB. and I know that the film is going to be FANTASTIC!!! So..even if you have a couple of crumudgens here....know that true fans of zappa know that your heart is in the right place...and you ARE going to deliver an incredible doc on FZ...thank you for all you have done.

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      Frank Laforce on

      Happy birthday to you Alex!

    13. Simon Joiner on

      Many Happy Returns Creator!

    14. Alex Winter 2-time creator on

      @Clinton Morgan: :)

    15. Zappa Kickstarter Team Collaborator on

      @Jed Levin: Hi Jed, you should have received instructions for your digital vault pass via email. It may be that we have an older email on file for you or some similar problem. If you email us at we can check our database and try and work out the problem. Thanks!

    16. Jed Levin on

      When do we get out Digital Vault Passes?

    17. Chris Sharrock on

      My bowl of updates seems horribly foreshortened !

    18. Zappa Kickstarter Team Collaborator on

      @Tess Himebaugh: We see that your backer level entitles you to a Digital Vault Pass. Can I ask if this is what you're referring to? If so, you should've have received instructions and access via email but I'm happy to resend if there were any issues

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      Tess Himebaugh on

      Hey, so what is the ETA on the digital fun? Can’t wait to have the music!

    20. Steven Nevans on

      Alex I think it's time for another UPDATE!

    21. Zappa Kickstarter Team Collaborator on

      @Richard Osborne: Got it. Okay, so I just wrote you directly from another account just in case that'll prevent any communications from being lost along the way. Please respond to that email and we'll move ahead with your digital vault access!

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      Richard Osborne on

      Sorry for the empty emails. I did receive an email on 6-3, but this solution didn’t work. On the backer kit page there does not appear to be a link to ‘get downloads’.

    23. Zappa Kickstarter Team Collaborator on

      @Richard Osborne: I see that we sent an email response on 6/3/18. Did you not receive this email or the solution didn't work for you? I also see that multiple empty iPhone emails seem to have arrived in our inbox prior to our response.

      I'm sorry if any communication error prevented the problem from being solved so please comment here again if you still can't find those emails and we'll try and arrange a more direct way of going back and forth

    24. Zappa Kickstarter Team Collaborator on

      @Judi Layton: Sorry for the delay in responding. Yours was a difficult case and we didn't want to get back to you without some kind of solution so we just now responded to you via email!

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      Richard Osborne on

      Still no joy on the vault situation. In other news I’m off to see Dweezil & Co in Dublin. Anyone else going ?

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      Judi Layton on

      @ Alex Winter so I emailed and got the same automatic response that I received the last 3 times I have emailed.

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      Judi Layton on

      @Alex Winter-I have emailed you at that address ad nauseum. No response. No response but hey I will email again right now.

    28. Zappa Kickstarter Team Collaborator on

      @Christopher Allis: Looking into this now, I'll let you know what I find via email!

    29. Christopher Allis on

      Hey Alex and gang. I still haven't received an email from the team yet regarding pledge level/Groening print, etc. Just checking on status. Cheers.

    30. Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus on

      @V&V @Chris thabk goodness

    31. Chris Sharrock on

      @ V&V - Yes , looks good .

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      Vincent & Victoria Cannata on

      Did anybody else see the promotion of Dweezil's tour dates on
      I assume THIS is the small sign thatTHE FUED IS OVER!!!!

    33. Alex Winter 2-time creator on

      @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.

    34. Alex Winter 2-time creator on

      @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 and they can help you figure out where/when your rewards will arrive.

    35. Alex Winter 2-time creator on

      @Chris Sharrock: Same! :)

    36. Alex Winter 2-time creator on

      @Choco: We are working hard on production. Finding some great stuff for the film and trying to pull it all together.

    37. Alex Winter 2-time creator on

      @Nick Thornley: Please email us at and we can help update your shipping information.

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      Tom Vincent on

      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

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      Jonas Söderström on

      I still have'nt received ANYTHING. It's a month since I posted here last, and NO RESPONSE from the team. Seriously, guys.

    40. Chris Sharrock on

      @ Choco - what you said .

    41. Choco on

      Hi Alex, time for an update !

    42. Nick Thornley on

      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

    43. Alex Winter 2-time creator on

      @Christopher Allis: Hi Christopher, the team is checking on this end. Will reply via email. Thanks!

    44. Christopher Allis on

      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!

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