Eric Leicus, Lithuanian, Baltimore resident & Zappa fan writes:
A friend who works in the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts tells me that various well-trafficked locations have been denied for placement of the statue because Frank Zappa was not an appropriate image to have on their grounds. Therefore, its very possible that the Zappa statue could be put on the outskirts on the city … meaning- it’ll be put in a place where no one will see it. I’m thinking it should be in Fells Point Square/Mt Vernon Park or at least somewhere downtown where people can actually see it and appreciate it.
If you agree, Eric suggests you send email to Kim Domanski (public art coordinator for BOP&A) and let her know that you’d like the Zappa statue to be in a highly trafficked/visible area.
Even if just a few of you do it, it would be much appreciated and could make a big difference. And really it is at least a little way to give back to the man (or at least his legacy) who gave us so much amazing music.
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Well, I’ve done my bit. One e-mail coming at ya Kim!
I wrote too. I hope it is highly visible!
I photographed Frank and the Mothers of Invention in 1967 at the old Eastern HS.
This crap is an insult to the people who donated the statue but more importantly, to the city who acccepted it.
Poe just got his official funeral. Politics still smells of PC (that’s why it is called political correctness).
Put the statue up. The Lyric or the Meyerhoff seem appropriate.
Since the illustruous Dr. Bob is married to a Meyerhoff (Zoe), be nice to her for while and make it happen.
Who’s going to stand in the way? The mayor? The office of promotion? Reach down, find some onions and say thanks to Frank for what he contributed, what he stood for and being a Balmer guy.
PS: And dion’t slap that people in the face who gav you the statue which you accepted. You don’t wanna do it, just man up.
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