Gunpoint

Outrageous: we’ve received a video showing what we presume to be a young webmaster held hostage and forced to confess at gunpoint.

Gunshots could be heard on the tape and it’s clear that the prisoner has been denied basic human rights, and contact with family for at least five years, and given no access to the outside world. I strongly advice to the faint of heart to NOT watch this video. Torture can never be justified, and must be clearly condemned.

25 Responses to “Gunpoint”

  1. Dr Sharleena says:

    If you listen carefully, it looks like behind the “beeeps” he intends to say something like “Fronk Zippo” and/or “CeeEff-Tee”…
    Copies of this video have been sent to the FBI for complete analysis.

  2. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    A clear case of Cease & Decease if ever I saw one.

  3. urbangraffito says:

    Alright, alright. I confess. I am an anarchist Fronk Zippo freak. While I have purchased the entire FZ catalogue many times, I have also collected and illegally shared substandard field recordings of FZ over the internet. I have made mixed tapes of FZ’s music in the past and mixed CDs of his music in the not so distant past. I am guilty, guilty, guilty as sin. I have even burned CD-Rs for friends. I am an info criminal. I believe in intellectual freedom and that the basis of all property is theft. I am Urbangraffito. Come get me. I am a immediate danger to your way of life.

  4. scott says:

    Nice.
    …then, suddenly
    Bach Pastorale in C
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGdfm4sFmZw&eurl=http://unrulymob.blogspot.com/2008/01/jump-to-lephd.html

  5. Roland says:

    You did all this, urbangraffito? Well, then I´m talking to a dead man! ;-)

  6. Balint says:

    Did anyone say “mattress” to Barry’s Imaginary Publisher?… :-)

  7. Matt says:

    We’d like to see some dog kennels :)

  8. vince says:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    Alright, alright. I confess. I am an anarchist Fronk Zippo freak. While I have purchased the entire FZ catalogue many times, I have also collected and illegally shared substandard field recordings of FZ over the internet. I have made mixed tapes of FZ’s music in the past and mixed CDs of his music in the not so distant past. I am guilty, guilty, guilty as sin. I have even burned CD-Rs for friends. I am an info criminal. I believe in intellectual freedom and that the basis of all property is theft. I am Urbangraffito. Come get me. I am a immediate danger to your way of life.

    Hey. I’ve tried, but can’t P2P “Mothermainia”, nor “Crusing With..”(orig. 1968). Have you, or anyone else?

  9. Balint says:

    Yes! We should share dog kennels here every friday! In mp3!!! :-D

  10. vince says:

    Thank you. None of this ‘flac.’ crap!

  11. Balint says:

    Hi Vince – well, after the things happened lately this might not be the best place to discuss the possibilities of file-sharing… Sorry for that.
    Maybe in the forums – did you try “Uncle Boot” there?

  12. Jamez says:

    I like that!..”Most Zappa fans would choose a crappy audience taping of a ’73 show than a ZFT release”.

  13. Dan DiPaolo says:

    I may just be a total philistine but what was the opening music? Perhaps something Iron Curtain-ish?
    Loved the vid and am in total sympathy!

  14. Balint says:

    This is the National Anthem of the Soviet Union. “Soyuz nerushimiy respulic svobodniy…” I knew it all along in russian!
    “Unbreakable Union of freeborn Republics,
    Great Russia has welded forever to stand.
    Created in struggle by will of the people,
    United and mighty, our Soviet land!”

  15. Maroual says:

    Confession at gunpoint, I suspected this would end like this.
    Still less crual than Resolver & Brutality Track #5.

  16. lonesome cowboy squirt says:

    I love how he ducks away right after saying “although there was no address to…” LOL! We are all guilty. Have me drawn and quartered. Wait, times are tough and money´s tight: have sketched and nickeled!

  17. bernard says:

    The way I see it.
    Barry is exactly the opposite a mattress, as he’s a human being.
    What he needs right now is a sense of new mixture.
    And – here’s the medical doctor – just for free; he needs some old fashioned food.
    Hutsepot met pjuuten & oaren.
    An old recipe. Fat, however very healthy.
    Meaning : Pigs foot, ears, patatoes, carrots, brussels sprouts, herbs, etc. , etc.
    http://users.skynet.be/pierre.de.meyer/recept/vlees/varken-13.html

  18. bernard says:

    And by the , Barry, don’t forget to add some Mustard: the drug of the middle classes ( according to Hugo Claus).

  19. Balint says:

    btw: 2008 Total Signatures – for the petition!

  20. maltmaniac says:

    A quote from Balint:

    This is the National Anthem of the Soviet Union. “Soyuz nerushimiy respulic svobodniy…” I knew it all along in russian!
    “Unbreakable Union of freeborn Republics,
    Great Russia has welded forever to stand.
    Created in struggle by will of the people,
    United and mighty, our Soviet land!”

    This is really no National Anthem of the Soviet Union. Since there’s no such country called Soviet Union on that planet no longer. Our country now called Russia or Russian Federation. And that is a our modern anthem.
    Yes, the music remains the same. Composed by Alexandr Alexandrov in 1943. Lyrics was written by Sergey Mikhalkov & Gabriel El-Registan. But in 2001 the lyrics was a little bit changed. Words ’bout Lenin’s party, communism ‘n’ all dat shit was edited out.

  21. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from maltmaniac:

    A quote from Balint:

    This is the National Anthem of the Soviet Union. “Soyuz nerushimiy respulic svobodniy…” I knew it all along in russian!
    “Unbreakable Union of freeborn Republics,
    Great Russia has welded forever to stand.
    Created in struggle by will of the secret police,
    United and mighty, our Putin land!”

    This is really no National Anthem of the Soviet Union. Since there’s no such country called Soviet Union on that planet no longer. Our country now called Russia or Russian Federation. And that is a our modern anthem.
    Yes, the music remains the same. Composed by Alexandr Alexandrov in 1943. Lyrics was written by Sergey Mikhalkov & Gabriel El-Registan. But in 2001 the lyrics was a little bit changed. Words ’bout Lenin’s party, communism ‘n’ all dat shit was edited out.

    Of course, one can edit out the bits about “Lenin’s party, communism ‘n’ all dat shit” yet as recent Kremlin heavy handedness has revealed, people are more than willing to give up such things as “freedom of speech” and “freedom of the press” and “free and fair elections” in exchange for a modicum of perceived security.

  22. maltmaniac says:

    Give us а freespeach & freedom o’ FZ music ‘n’ words. Even in
    RUSSIA

  23. bernard says:

    Seriously, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if one or another Russian band, symphony orchestra or theatre group, you name it, would come up with ” FZ reinvented”.
    My guess is that they already did ( I don’t know anything about art in current Russia, however everything is possible there).

  24. maltmaniac says:

    GREAT THANX FI YA !!!

  25. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from maltmaniac:

    Give us а freespeach & freedom o’ FZ music ‘n’ words. Even in
    RUSSIA

    Russia has always been the most dangerous place for a freak, but also the one place where the music of FZ and the MOI reverberates so deeply: if those early albums were a caustic satire of American corporate capitalist consumerist culture, just imagine how they would go over in Putin’s paradise? What a great time to be a freak…