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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:04 am 
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Hello fellow fans,
After watching a number of Frank Zappa interviews (which admit it, we all do from time to time) it's abundantly clear how much Frank invested in his music when no one else would. Most of the amazing artists who worked with Frank received a salary.

If you could travel back in time and work for the great Frank Zappa, would you do it for free?

One night I even had this weird dream that I got the opportunity to work with Frank and go on tour. So I actually took the salary in the dream but used it to help reduce the cost of the tour through working out food contributions, cooking etc and spending most of my salary on equipment which I could use to make myself and the rest of the band sound amazing. Oh what a great dream it was, especially when we played a very unique version of 'Leather Goods.'(one of my many favorite Frank Zappa pieces.) Then my confounded alarm woke me up for the daily grind.

Thinking about it during dull moments at work, I thought about how I could work for free and essentially play for food to bring that music to it's full potential and pass along ideas I wrote along the way....

Alright, had a bit of red wine tonight, bag me if you will but I'd love to know what other fans would do with such an opportunity??? Mine sound like helping with the dishes but honestly the idea of contributing to great music simply does it for me.

Please share if you so would like to,
Sean.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:27 pm 
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I'd go back to Studio Z and punch Detective Willis's lights out :mrgreen:

Might put paid to a few lyrics and we could loose a few sex noise interludes off a few albums thou :smoke:

https://youtu.be/LXotL1EtbKk

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:42 pm 
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Eddie RUKidding wrote:
I'd go back to Studio Z and punch Detective Willis's lights out :mrgreen:

Might put paid to a few lyrics and we could loose a few sex noise interludes off a few albums thou :smoke:

https://youtu.be/LXotL1EtbKk


Love that doo wop, excellent lyrics, the backing vocals always crack me up.....

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 12:55 am 
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Personally I think this thread is a ridiculous idea, but Eddie, that is a brilliant and hilarious response. I‘ll go back with you and help dispose of the body. What a massive historical fuckup that was.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 2:09 am 
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If I could travel back in time I would be content to watch a live Zappa performance...

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:57 am 
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Ok, I'll play.....I'd take a course in hypnosis, once fully qualified, I'd materialise in 1980,
befriend Ed Mann, mesmerise Ed into not only giving up cigarettes and becoming a
vegetarian, but also into believing that he had a man crush on Scott Thunes, Scott was
Ed's best friend Scott was Ed's blood brother, Ed would never again be able to play
St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast correctly without his soul mate Scott on bass.....
Ed would introduce me to FZ, after a little stage hyponosis, Ed barking like a dog
and clucking like a chicken, I'd hypnotise FZ to quit smoking, and visit Phil Spector's
urologist then get a second opinion, bring Captain Beefheart back out on tour and
suggest a lighter string combination for his guitar.....

Then return to the present day to listen to FZ's latest AAAFNRAA birthday bundle of
Synclavier music and the '88-'98 band box set on my old solar Zappafi® digital
device, conceived by FZ and developed by the FZ Group of companies, resembling
a 1 inch zircon encrusted safety pin that streams all of the worlds music in hi-def
by purplehoof® and pays the performers 0.01 cent per second for the use of their
tunes with a 1/4 of a cent to fight climate change and a 1/4 of a cent for the ubiquitous
record company pricks, Thank you Frank.....

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:25 pm 
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^nice
and thanks polydigm I'm sure we could've buried the body :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:43 am 
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^ be sure to take plenty of lotions and potions :mrgreen:

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