originally posted by: mtnshredder
I miss Frank. He was so refreshing compared to all the regurgitated mundane crap the industry feeds us . He had no boundaries, always thought out
side the box and created music for himself, not for the acceptance of the masses. His music provoked thought on many issues other musicians didn't
dare confront. I had the privilege to see him live a few times and I'm very grateful for that opportunity.
im very jealous that you got to see him live...frank was always playing in my house growing up but by the time i got into my early teens and really
started getting into him, he had stopped touring cause he was sick.
ive seen zappa plays zappa 3 times which is of course as close as i will ever get.
at the show in detroit there was about a 200 foot screen with fiml of frank playing chungas revenge and dweezil was up there playing so it was like
they had a duel....it was pretty awesome.
over the years i have collected every song, video, and book.....kind of became an encyclopedia of frank if you will....
i loved that he did what he wanted....he didnt compromise and was not apologetic.
most people didnt understand his music and his view on that was if they didnt get it they were not supposed to.
he went in and tore them up at the pmrc hearings.
he debated john laughlin on crossfire on the 80's and made john look like a fool.
when the adl demanded an apology for the song jewish princess, they received nothing.
one of my favorite stories about frank was when he was set to release hsi box set, lather. the record company started messing with him and issued some
sort of injunction stopping the release. he went to kroq radio station in california and went on the air and told all listeners to get their recording
gear ready and played the entire thing in its entirety.
downloadable music was also franks concept...
keep in mind this was in 1983
We propose to acquire the rights to digitally duplicate and store THE BEST of every record company's difficult-to-move Quality Catalog Items [Q.C.I.],
store them in a central processing location, and have them accessible by phone or cable TV, directly patchable into the user's home taping appliances,
with the option of direct digital-to-digital transfer to F-1 (SONY consumer level digital tape encoder), Beta Hi-Fi, or ordinary analog cassette
(requiring the installation of a rentable D-A converter in the phone itself . . . the main chip is about $12).
All accounting for royalty payments, billing to the customer, etc. would be automatic, built into the initial software for the system.
The consumer has the option of subscribing to one or more Interest Categories, charged at a monthly rate, without regard for the quantity of music he
or she decides to tape.
Providing material in such quantity at a reduced cost could actually diminish the desire to duplicate and store it, since it would be available any
time day or night.
Monthly listings could be provided by catalog, reducing the on-line storage requirements of the computer. The entire service would be accessed by
phone, even if the local reception is via TV cable.
The advantage of the TV cable is: on those channels where nothing ever seems to happen (there's about 70 of them in L.A.), a visualization of the
original cover art, including song lyrics, technical data, etc., could be displayed while the transmission is in progress, giving the project an
electronic whiff of the original point-of-purchase merchandising built into the album when it was 'an album', since there are many consumers who like
to fondle & fetish the packaging while the music is being played. In this situation, Fondlement & Fetishism Potential [F.F.P.] is supplied, without
the cost of shipping tons of cardboard around.
We require a LARGE quantity of money and the services of a team of mega-hackers to write the software for this system. Most of the hardware devices
are, even as you read this, available as off-the-shelf items, just waiting to be plugged into each other so they can put an end to "THE RECORD
BUSINESS" as we now know it.
edit on 10-11-2014 by Grovit because: (no reason given)