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 Post subject: FZ on History Detectives
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:23 am 
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Coming this summer to PBS, the quest to find out if a thrift store painting was the work of a young FZ.

http://mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2 ... =fullstory


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http://www.united-mutations.com/z/frank ... fz_odd.htm


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I occassionally watch History Detectives and look foward to this episode, I remember when the FZ painting showed up on Antiques Roadshow, if I am not mistaken the value placed on it was $20,000...

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pedro2 wrote:
http://www.united-mutations.com/z/frank_zappa/fz_odd.htm


Will say it again: there's some preeetty cool stuff on that page! I love the style of that collage!

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Wow !
Drum Shop and Horny are pretty similar in style.
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BBP wrote:
pedro2 wrote:
http://www.united-mutations.com/z/frank_zappa/fz_odd.htm


Will say it again: there's some preeetty cool stuff on that page! I love the style of that collage!

Thanx pedro and BBP,it's worth quit a few more looks.Nice! Is that our brainpang?
I like the comic with one of the MOI standing on a vegatable crate that sez marijuana,mild taste! It's upside down....those crazy fun Czech'z! :D 8)

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July 17th

Episode 1 @ 9/8c — All Rock 'n Roll: Is this the Bob Dylan guitar that changed rock music forever? Autographs from the Beatles' Miami concert - are they real? And, did Frank Zappa create this collage?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:53 pm 
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Sneak peek:

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetective ... 249955756/

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FD,is this what you mean by your signature? Good writing is clear writing.Because you can see right throught it?

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Good episode. Gail appeared and pretty solidly confirmed that the painting was indeed by FZ. Why wasn't this show promoted on the Zappa website? It was well done and presented FZ in a very flattering light.

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FalseDichotomy wrote:
Good episode. Gail appeared and pretty solidly confirmed that the painting was indeed by FZ. Why wasn't this show promoted on the Zappa website? It was well done and presented FZ in a very flattering light.

Yeah...my_name_is_fritz would have loved the section on the finding of Bob Dylan's first electric guitar.

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FalseDichotomy wrote:
Good episode. Gail appeared and pretty solidly confirmed that the painting was indeed by FZ. Why wasn't this show promoted on the Zappa website? It was well done and presented FZ in a very flattering light.


They promote new things about Zappa on that site?

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Here's the episode http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/video/2253615057/

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gail really hammered home the authenticity of the painting. I really liked the reference to the jacket in the painting with the owner wearing the same in the photo which was produced.

The Dylan g'tar was very interesting. I paid close attention to the responses from Bob Dylan camp. I reckon the only thing which confirms it as genuine Dylan is the wood pattern compares with the photographs; the rest of the stuff is not really conclusive


It looks to me that the g'tar was stolen by the pilot. This raises an interesting legal limbo.

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They sure did their best to stretch it, didn't they?

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Gail looked healthier than I have seen her in ages so that was nice to see.
That they pretended not to know that FZ did the AbFree cover in its entirety is testament that teevee is for the rubes.


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brainpang wrote:
Gail looked healthier than I have seen her in ages so that was nice to see.
That they pretended not to know that FZ did the AbFree cover in its entirety is testament that teevee is for the rubes.


Agree on both counts!
I'm very impressed by both the collage and the find: every week I visit at least two thrift shops, but the only thing FZ I once came across, was a concert bootleg.

And here's the collage:
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I noticed one really glaring mistake in this. They said that Frank called his solos "sound sculptures". Wrong. He referred to them as "AIR SCULPTURES"! You think Gail would have caught this before airing unless she didn't have to approve the final edit.

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Sound is but air pressure waves :roll:

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I was pleasantly surprised to see Gail on there. Not sure why they wouldn't have promoted that over brother Bob but what the hell do I know...

I must say that was a damn fine piece of art. It's amazing that one guy was so talented in so many ways.


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brainpang wrote:
Gail looked healthier than I have seen her in ages so that was nice to see.
That they pretended not to know that FZ did the AbFree cover in its entirety is testament that teevee is for the rubes.

Many hopeless ignorants in this clip. In one scene they even put the AF record on and listen to Plastic People. Didn't they ever bother to look on the back cover?

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By now I think the not-mentioning of AF is an "artistic" decision rather than a stupid overlooking of the facts, if they can discover FZ made postcards they can discover he did AF. I guess that they wanted to make it look like FZ was not known as a visual artist at all, thus providing a more interesting outlook for the FZ-ignorant viewers.

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