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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 4 days ago

      @ Ian G - lol !

    2. Ian goodall 4 days ago

      @chris- mud shark possibly more "fitting"

    3. Ana Damalas 4 days ago

      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.


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      Phil Turner 4 days ago

      @ Chris Sharrock - thanks for that Chris have dropped an email to the team.

    5. Chris Sharrock 4 days ago

      @Phil Turner - Phil , i would definately tell Kickstarter at this address

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      Phil Turner 4 days ago

      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

    7. Chris Sharrock 5 days ago

      @ 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 .

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      Frank Laforce 5 days ago

      @chris s
      Yes, I also got that mail. Will have to unframe the artworks to put the stickers on them.

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      Vincent & Victoria Cannata 6 days ago

      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!!

    10. Alex Winter 2-time creator on May 20

      @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

    11. Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus on May 20

      @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

    12. Ian goodall on May 20

      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

    13. Chris Sharrock on May 20

      @ Sully - my head went back this far , with laughter .
      @ Ed - cant beat a good rock-doc Ed , have you seen the Lemmy one ?.

    14. Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus on May 20

      Watching the Anvil documentary again .. not really Zappa related but it's true that good bands get screwed

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      Sully Canape on May 20

      @Chris- such a bargain for the wealthy connoisseur of Voodoo Butter.

    16. Chris Sharrock on May 20

      @ Sully - At lest you can start making a quilt with Tracey Emins knickers !
      What about $1,000,000 o.v.n.o ?

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      Sully Canape on May 20

      @ 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).

    18. Chris Sharrock on May 20

      @ Sully - Does this mean Sothebys wont be selling the prints for $85 ,000,000 ?

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      Sully Canape on May 19

      @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).

    20. Ian goodall on May 19

      @ chris

      me too

      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

    21. Chris Sharrock on May 19

      @Sully C
      @Frank L
      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 .

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      Vincent & Victoria Cannata on May 18

      NOW, i'm excited!!!!

    23. Alex Winter 2-time creator on May 18

      @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

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      Clinton Morgan on May 17

      Hello Alex.

      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.

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      Vincent & Victoria Cannata on May 14

      Those 'passes' better be LOOOOOADED!!!!!!!!

    26. Alex Winter 2-time creator on May 11

      @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 for timing and other questions

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      Mike Sahno on May 10

      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.

    28. Tim Turan on May 10

      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.

    29. Alex Winter 2-time creator on May 9

      @Jeremy Belinfante: Hi Jeremy, if you emailed the team at they will absolutely get back to you. It may take a few days as there are lots of backers, but they always reply.

    30. Jeremy Belinfante on May 9

      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?!?

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      Vincent & Victoria Cannata on May 9

      well... that was a short one....

    32. Alex Winter 2-time creator on May 9

      @Clinton Morgan: great to hear. When you guys are happy, I'm happy :)

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      Clinton Morgan on May 9

      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.

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      Frank Laforce on May 8

      Nope, there's no (hand)-numbering on any of the prints.

    35. Chris Sharrock on May 8

      Has anyones prints been "hand numbered " ?

    36. Chris Sharrock on May 8

      @ 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 .

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      Vincent & Victoria Cannata on May 7

      @Chris---How 'bout Groening's?

    38. Chris Sharrock on May 6

      @ Sully C - Glad you didn't , you shouldn't mock the afflicted ! lol

    39. Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus on May 6

      Listening to Willie the Pimp

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      Sully Canape on May 6

      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.

    41. Chris Sharrock on May 6

      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 )

    42. Ian goodall on May 6

      My prints not numbered either

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      Sully Canape on May 6

      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.

    44. Chris Sharrock on May 6

      @ V & V , - you can see the Schenkel and Kricfalusi prints at the Oct 25 2016 update .

    45. Chris Sharrock on May 6

      @Frank L
      @ Sully C
      Have you got a number on your Kricfalusi print ? .The Schenkel and Bickford prints are both numbered .

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