Links For Jan 13th

23 Responses to “Links For Jan 13th”

  1. urbangraffito says:

    The people over at the ZFT should read “An Open Letter to the Record Industry.”
    this is a challenge .
    we’re calling your bluff .
    it’s time to (release) some better shit.

  2. Roland says:

    Since I read these latest postings here at KUR I´m even more shocked than before. Bringing down the bronze of Zappa in Bad Doberan to replace it by a bronze authorized by her?
    When I listened to my first Zappa record in 1972 I turned into a fan instantly. I never counted the releases I have, but I think it´s more or less complete. I saw six Zappa concerts. When I was in LA I drove along the “Whiskey – A – Go Go” and “The Roxy” to see, where he once played. I even drove a short route into Laurel Canyon. I got an autograph from Zappa after a show in 1977. I bought a “I don´t wanna get drafted” -T-shirt directly out of the hands of John Smothers. Listened to Zappa´s music with friends, had a really good time …
    … all these moments will be lost in time like tears in the rain!
    Quote from the Open Letter To The Record Industry:
    “We’re here to reprogram how you & the rest of the world listen to music . We can do this together, or you can stick to your own devices & peril in the process. We are the people – we are the future – we are the present . Who are you?”

  3. urbangraffito says:

    Unfortunately, Roland, the record industry (including the zft) are not giving up without a fight. Just contemplate the recent court cases involving record companies vs. individual fans (people who share music). *We are the people – we are the future – we are the present* sounds like a nice slogan (and may be very well inevitable, in my opinion) but those same record industry executives are going to use every tool at their disposal to keep the web from becoming something that they cannot control, or at very least, pervert for their own benefit: why, then, all of this litigation? It’s not just about copyright (if it ever was about that at all), but the long term control and manipulation of this very medium, itself (Has it been so long ago that we’ve forgotten that whenever someone attempted to conduct *business* on the web, that person was FLAMED?).

  4. xorg says:

    Ga*l and her lawyers need to get real – tribute acts are a legitimate part of show business. The BBC even has a weekly programme featuring them. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/theoneandonly/about_the_show/
    I am praying that a Frink Zipper tribute band will enter the competition…

  5. jim says:

    A quote from jim:

    those same record industry executives are going to use every tool at their disposal to keep the web from becoming something that they cannot control, or at very least, pervert for their own benefit: why, then, all of this litigation? It’s not just about copyright (if it ever was about that at all), but the long term control and manipulation of this very medium, itself

    Their main weapon isn’t litigation.
    It’s fear.
    Fear of having bad laws used on you like a truncheon.
    THIS poodle chews it:
    Maybe we should ALL start doing FZ covers.
    All over the World Wide Web.
    Good, bad, mediocre … quite a few of those albums we paid OUR money for DO have lyrics, y’know. Go on – whip it out.
    (“If you’re a musician, play my music. If you’re not a musician, play my music.” — Not Just Another Famous Dead White Male)
    Any Cover, Anywhere, Any Time For The Best Reason Of All.
    They want to use money to intimidate & control —
    US
    How much does it cost to sing, or play an instrument?
    How much does it cost to make an MP3 file?
    THEM
    How much does it cost to hire a copyright lawyer?
    How much does it cost to issue a Cease & Desist letter?

  6. bernard says:

    On a personal note.
    Sinve I happen to be adventorous since 54 years ( today 13th Jan is my birthday ) I’ll be happy
    - to sign the petition ( an old popular & very credible tool against tiranny, in this case money over common sense) and
    - to enjoy & duly appreciate the efforts made by our friends from Germany.

  7. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from jim:

    Any Cover, Anywhere, Any Time For The Best Reason Of All.
    They want to use money to intimidate & control —
    US
    How much does it cost to sing, or play an instrument?
    How much does it cost to make an MP3 file?
    THEM
    How much does it cost to hire a copyright lawyer?
    How much does it cost to issue a Cease & Desist letter?

    Fantastic idea, jim!
    I think I’ll start mine today, right this minute (something akin to Morphine meets The Mothers of Invention).
    How does the name “Didja Get Any Onya?” grab ya?
    Okay, zft, sue me now, or are you just full of Suzy Creamcheese?
    I think I’ll go busking for dollars once the ice melts off the end of my saxophone…

  8. Balint says:

    Happy birthday Bernard! :-)

  9. jane23 says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY “BERNARD”

  10. urbangraffito says:

    Bernard, I’m blowin’ my horn just for you…Happy *54th* Birthday!
    P.S. You’re never too old to be knocking the jockeys off the rich people’s lawns, down in the dew: just keep yer nose to the grindstone…

  11. punknaynowned says:

    that OPEN LETTER TO THE RECORD INDUSTRY is awesome!
    happy b’day bernard!!

  12. Dr Sharleena says:

    “”Happy birthday”, “bernard”!”
    (the crux of the biscuit is the “”)

  13. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Happy Birthday, “B”!

  14. Hugh says:

    Speaking of links is it my computer or is zappateers.com shut down?

  15. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Hugh: see the next post…

  16. Roland says:

    bernard (alias Waldorf), think about it, you made it further in age, than Zappa did. Five kids you have. Did you plant a tree yet? How´s about a book? Finally, hope you have had a nice D-Day.
    Yours truly,
    Stadler
    P.S. How´s your prostate?

  17. bernard says:

    My god, what did I do? I didn’ t want to be congratulated.
    I just wanted to say that I was happy to sign the petition. That’s to be done by people of all possible ages.
    Why? Do I reiterate an argument when I say that – for instance for a kid 13/14 years old – listening to FZ is very instructive. It’s a mind opener, a genuine Open Your Ears Festival.
    It opens a whole catalogue, a much broader area, ranging from Eric Dolphy to 50′s R&B, from Stravinsky to Louis/ Louis, from Varèse to Italian Music, from Rock business to Conlon Nancarrow, etc., etc. .
    And, yes, Magic Fingers, I fully agrre : there’s a lot of wisdom in the Hatfields & The North ( i e FZ implemented in the UK without theatre) saying : FZ that’s multirythmetics and theatre. Those guys ( when 17 – 18 ) started playing ( their own words) ” That Cord, it’s a Green Minor, 9th Trapezium”.
    My guess is that present day US ( ironically combining a bad education system for most of its youngsters and the most performing universities) did not yet discover FZ as an educationalist, as a prof pedagogics.

  18. bernard says:

    Peace on earth. It’s about people,humans.
    Compare FZ with F. Ravel. You might have noticed that FZ played Ravel’s Bolero. R. ‘s most popular score.
    Bolero was Ravel’s trick to survive. It’s just one of his minor scores.
    Why did Ravel compose Bolero? Strictly commercial, way back then.

  19. boring says:

    it’s Maurice Ravel, not F. Ravel
    Bolero a minor score?… strictly commercial?
    what a dilettante.

  20. George says:

    Is Jazz.com next for a C&D?
    http://www.jazz.com/dozens/the-dozens-the-jazzy-side-of-frank-zappa

  21. bernard says:

    even more boringnow.
    Ravel just wrote a score ( in 1928) without modulation ( against Wagner), in ut major ( against Schoenberg), and in one rythm ( against Stravinsky).

  22. boring says:

    wow! ut! you don’t mean c or do!
    you can write pieces w/out modulation or rhythm changes and be pretty fantastic… how about “tomorrow never knows” for one…
    when i said dilettante i meant you.

  23. Jamez says:

    I’ve heard it all now, Gail’s sueing the Arf Society.