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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 3:39 pm 
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Seriously! Who amongst Frank's fans wouldn't pay a modest sort of "patronage" fee to help with the maintenence of the vaults and the material?

So long as there were a consistent release schedule, maybe quarterly, I would be for it.


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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 6:18 pm 
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passonno wrote:
Seriously! Who amongst Frank's fans wouldn't pay a modest sort of "patronage" fee to help with the maintenence of the vaults and the material?

So long as there were a consistent release schedule, maybe quarterly, I would be for it.

I can give $30.00/month

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 6:57 pm 
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passonno wrote:
Seriously! Who amongst Frank's fans wouldn't pay a modest sort of "patronage" fee to help with the maintenence of the vaults and the material?

So long as there were a consistent release schedule, maybe quarterly, I would be for it.


There's the flaw right there.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:20 pm 
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Once again, I've copied and pasted a post from the ZPZ New Orleans show review:

"I talked to Dweezil after the show about a web site I came across recently. The band Phish has a site dedicated to their vault of live soundboard recordings ("livephish"), where fans can hear samples and download tracks and/or entire concerts for a fee, a la iTunes, the difference being that Phish makes the profit! I asked Dweezil if the Zappa Family Trust had ever considered something similar for Frank’s vault. Of course, as he pointed out, there is so much material, so little time.
I’m no vaultmeister, but it would seem to me that there could be some real potential for a win/win here: Eventually, the vault will need to be digitally preserved for posterity, and such a massive undertaking would need to be worth the time and expense. Even if Frank’s vault concerts were made available over such a web site slowly over time, even without ANY mixing or remastering, they would sound a lot better than the ton of audience recorded bootlegs flooding the web these days. Frank’s fans would certainly pay for the improved quality and download reliability. Thus, the preservation of Frank’s recordings could be a source of profit for the family trust, making the effort worth it as they simultaneously “beat the boots” once and for all."

Seriously, that's a good idea. Wouldn't the profit from a vault download web site pay for the vault's preservation?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:57 pm 
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Why not just sell downloads of stuff that is official? I'm sure lots of people have that one song they lost and need to complete an album. I don't like going to music stores anymore as I am beat over the head with shitty rap and metal that makes me stay home and buy from Amazon and iTunes downloads.

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Huck_Phlem wrote:
Why not just sell downloads of stuff that is official? I'm sure lots of people have that one song they lost and need to complete an album. I don't like going to music stores anymore as I am beat over the head with shitty rap and metal that makes me stay home and buy from Amazon and iTunes downloads.
Me too Huck

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Yes, that's why they made it a vault, and not, say, a pagoda.


I've had the shit kicked out of me at many a pagoda. Don't think just becasue they're called pagodas that they're nicey-nice.


Absolutely true! I almost got my ass beat down hard at a pagoda just for standing nearby. Tell you what... it'll be a long time before you find me at some scary fucking pagoda!

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