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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:52 pm 
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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
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I wonder if in the Vault there's a decent recording of that concert.


Presumably the multitracks that FZ and Lennon both used still exist.

Ah! But how do we get to them,seems to be the question.Yoko or Gail? That's a tough pair to draw to.


Oh crap.... you never got your copy of the keys to the vault, Kapt Kirk? Soooooo sorry about that! :wink:

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^ :mrgreen: ^ I always loose my keys anyway! :wink:

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The $600 that Zappa generously volunteered to pay to The Union in order to perform an encore in 1971 had the same purchasing power as $3,550 in 2016. This amount is obtained by multiplying $600 by the percentage increase in the CPI from 1971 to 2016. 8)

FZ: I'd like to tell you something. I'd like to play an encore for you. But we have a union problem in this house. We have to leave the stage at exactly that time, or it's gonna cost another $600 for us. We'd have to pay $600 to play for you. I would like to say this: I'll be happy to pay $600 to play for you. We're gonna do an encore now.

We'd like to dedicate this part of our program to the union men who are sitting backstage counting their overtime money.

And also to the people who make up those kind of rules and keep 'em inflexible so that you can't really work with the thing. You know what I mean?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:34 pm 
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It's one of the few areas that FZ comes off look stupid and petulant. Yes Frank, people work for a living and they have a start time and an end time - and expect to get paid for their time. Not everyone can be a composer/musician/artist creating their own work or performing for people. Most of us do boring or difficult jobs and would rather be somewhere else. Sometimes Frank spoke like he and his work was the only thing that existed in the world. Everyone else existed just to service his needs.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:24 pm 
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It's one of the few areas that FZ comes off look stupid and petulant. Yes Frank, people work for a living and they have a start time and an end time - and expect to get paid for their time. Not everyone can be a composer/musician/artist creating their own work or performing for people. Most of us do boring or difficult jobs and would rather be somewhere else. Sometimes Frank spoke like he and his work was the only thing that existed in the world. Everyone else existed just to service his needs.


I'm not sure this is the case. What do non-union states do when a concert goes over? I haven't heard of them charging more. But it's something I'm not really educated about.


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It's one of the few areas that FZ comes off look stupid and petulant. Yes Frank, people work for a living and they have a start time and an end time - and expect to get paid for their time. Not everyone can be a composer/musician/artist creating their own work or performing for people. Most of us do boring or difficult jobs and would rather be somewhere else. Sometimes Frank spoke like he and his work was the only thing that existed in the world. Everyone else existed just to service his needs.


I'm not sure this is the case. What do non-union states do when a concert goes over? I haven't heard of them charging more. But it's something I'm not really educated about.


Unions overcharge when curfew is broken in many cities, especially in NYC, where it's the absolute worst. In fact, this is one of the reasons why FZ couldn't stand most unions and wasn't able to record several shows because of it. And I'm glad FZ brought this to our attention...

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Disco Dumbass wrote:
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It's one of the few areas that FZ comes off look stupid and petulant. Yes Frank, people work for a living and they have a start time and an end time - and expect to get paid for their time. Not everyone can be a composer/musician/artist creating their own work or performing for people. Most of us do boring or difficult jobs and would rather be somewhere else. Sometimes Frank spoke like he and his work was the only thing that existed in the world. Everyone else existed just to service his needs.


I'm not sure this is the case. What do non-union states do when a concert goes over? I haven't heard of them charging more. But it's something I'm not really educated about.


Unions overcharge when curfew is broken in many cities, especially in NYC, where it's the absolute worst. In fact, this is one of the reasons why FZ couldn't stand most unions and wasn't able to record several shows because of it. And I'm glad FZ brought this to our attention...


Oddly enough, members of these particular unions, the ones that rip people off, are Trump supporters/endorsers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/30/busi ... nions.html

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/07/469462350 ... -democrats

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/labor ... le/2573359

http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/02/trump ... snt-happy/

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-2 ... -incredibl

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/pow ... 3210a43c6e


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Debatable at best. :roll:

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The point is why should anyone be expected to work for free or forced to work past quitting time? Sure you or I would have volunteered Those people working at the hall - that's there job. That night it was FZ - next night could be Nana Mouskouri or Ukrainian folk dancing. Sure you or I would have volunteered to work that day but the staff were likely not interested in FZ so to stay late for free seems unrealistic. FZ wasn't going to get his way and he was annoyed, well sad to say but the world didn't revolve around Frank and he should be smarter than to act all petulant. FZ tended to lack empathy in these matters.

Sure glad he recorded that night though - love this set.


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Only debateable in your "alternative fact" based universe. The evidence proves otherwise. There' is no debate in reality. You probably didn't bother to even check one single link I posted.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:32 am 
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The $600 that Zappa generously volunteered to pay to The Union in order to perform an encore in 1971 had the same purchasing power as $3,550 in 2016. This amount is obtained by multiplying $600 by the percentage increase in the CPI from 1971 to 2016. 8)

FZ: I'd like to tell you something. I'd like to play an encore for you. But we have a union problem in this house. We have to leave the stage at exactly that time, or it's gonna cost another $600 for us. We'd have to pay $600 to play for you. I would like to say this: I'll be happy to pay $600 to play for you. We're gonna do an encore now.

We'd like to dedicate this part of our program to the union men who are sitting backstage counting their overtime money.

And also to the people who make up those kind of rules and keep 'em inflexible so that you can't really work with the thing. You know what I mean?
I say Zappa was "generous" because he didn't have to play those last 15 minutes. The Persuasions opened with a 30-minute set, followed by Zappa's 3-hour set. He could have easily stopped there, and most of the audience would have gone home satisfied they had seen a full show. Or, maybe, Zappa wanted The Mud Shark on tape . . .or, maybe, he really was "happy to pay $600 to play" an encore for the fans.

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Tweedle-Dumb-Diane-Bean-Counter wrote:
Only debateable in your "alternative fact" based universe. The evidence proves otherwise. There' is no debate in reality. You probably didn't bother to even check one single link I posted.


You don't even LIVE in reality. So fuck off.

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The point is why should anyone be expected to work for free or forced to work past quitting time? Sure you or I would have volunteered Those people working at the hall - that's there job. That night it was FZ - next night could be Nana Mouskouri or Ukrainian folk dancing. Sure you or I would have volunteered to work that day but the staff were likely not interested in FZ so to stay late for free seems unrealistic. FZ wasn't going to get his way and he was annoyed, well sad to say but the world didn't revolve around Frank and he should be smarter than to act all petulant. FZ tended to lack empathy in these matters.

Sure glad he recorded that night though - love this set.


No one said or implied that people should work for free. So your 'point' is moot. The REAL point is made by FZ when he makes it clear how idiotic unions are, especially when they overcharge...

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Only debateable in your "alternative fact" based universe. The evidence proves otherwise. There' is no debate in reality. You probably didn't bother to even check one single link I posted.


You don't even LIVE in reality. So fuck off.


....in other words, you still got nothing. Nothing debateable about how delusional you are.


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Disco Boy wrote:

No one said or implied that people should work for free. So your 'point' is moot. The REAL point is made by FZ when he makes it clear how idiotic unions are, especially when they overcharge...


Your characterization of "overcharge" is erroneous. It's not overcharging when it is in the signed agreement and labour laws. So if the agreement is that building staff works until a certain hour and anything beyond that is a certain charge, then that's the charge - it's not an overcharge. The contracts are signed, the agreement is made. If you want the staff to waive the charge or you get bitter about the signed agreement being enforced - then yeah, someone expects people to work for free. Who knows maybe security stopped a potential Trevor Howell that night - that would have been $600 well spent.


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Tweedle-Dumb-Diane-Bean-Counter wrote:
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Tweedle-Dumb-Diane-Bean-Counter wrote:
Only debateable in your "alternative fact" based universe. The evidence proves otherwise. There' is no debate in reality. You probably didn't bother to even check one single link I posted.


You don't even LIVE in reality. So fuck off.


....in other words, you still got nothing. Nothing debateable about how delusional you are.


This coming from someone who's almost never correct about a damn thing.

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No one said or implied that people should work for free. So your 'point' is moot. The REAL point is made by FZ when he makes it clear how idiotic unions are, especially when they overcharge...


Your characterization of "overcharge" is erroneous. It's not overcharging when it is in the signed agreement and labour laws. So if the agreement is that building staff works until a certain hour and anything beyond that is a certain charge, then that's the charge - it's not an overcharge. The contracts are signed, the agreement is made. If you want the staff to waive the charge or you get bitter about the signed agreement being enforced - then yeah, someone expects people to work for free. Who knows maybe security stopped a potential Trevor Howell that night - that would have been $600 well spent.


It's an overcharge...

This is a song about the union, friends
How they fucked you over and the way they bends
The rules to suit a special few
And you gets pooched every time they do

You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)

Once upon a time the idea was good
If only they'd a done what they said they would
It ain't no better, they's makin' it worse
The labor movement's got the Mafia curse

You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)

Don't be no fool, don't be no dope
Common sense is your only hope
When the union tells you it's time to strike
Tell the motherfucker to take a hike

You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)

You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
(Ray: Have a good thing . . . )
(Ike: You gotta stick, you gotta stick, yeah . . . )
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
(Ray: I paid my union dues)
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
(Ike: And my benefits ran out the other day, yeah . . . )
(Ray: Say I'm gonna buy me a Japanese car)
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
(Ike: I gotta need, yeah, I have a need)
(Ray: Talkin' 'bout manic!)
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
(Ike: But things on the supply side ain't too good for me today)
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
(Ray: I'm going to Tokyo, y'all)
(Ike: I know you told me I gotta be at the end line)
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
(Ray: Detroit turned into an awful cold town)
(Ike: Unemployment line, unemployment line)
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
(Ike: I wanna know, I wanna know, I wanna know, yeah . . . )
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
(Ike: Oh yeah . . . )
(Ray: Said my check was in the mail . . . )
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)
(Ike: Get in the line!)
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together) (Ray: Talkin' 'bout supply-side economics, y'all)
You know we gotta stick together
(People we gotta stick together)

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Embarrassing lyrics. a rare misfire by FZ.

and quoting lyrics is not a real counter, so - ya got nuthin'


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Embarrassing lyrics. a rare misfire by FZ.

and quoting lyrics is not a real counter, so - ya got nuthin'


You're joking, right?! :lol:

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the joke is a grown man taking the lyrics to "Stick Together" as gospel. Unfortunately FZ decided to focus on how unions on occasion, made recording or performing a bit too expensive for him, and decided to trash all unions and union members. Ham-fisted to say the least.


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the joke is a grown man taking the lyrics to "Stick Together" as gospel. Unfortunately FZ decided to focus on how unions on occasion, made recording or performing a bit too expensive for him, and decided to trash all unions and union members. Ham-fisted to say the least.


On occasion?! ROTF! :mrgreen:

You're totally missing the point.

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