we miss you Frank
Coming soon .... (or eventually ...)
While the digging and hammering continues, I thought I'd publish these words of wisdom published in a recent, eBay ad. His words in his eBay ad basically sums up FZ zineography as we know it (we thank him for the kind words) and pays tribute to the in this ad to the little magazine that Zappa fans around the world looked forward to see arrive in their mailbox a few times a year called Mother People:
"HELLO BOYS AND GIRLS, WANNA TAKE A TRIP BACK IN TIME AND READ THE BEST FRANK ZAPPA FANZINE THAT WAS EVER PRINTED IN MY OPINION? THE REST OF THE ZAPPA FANZINES SUCH AS T'MERSHI DUWEEN FROM ENGLAND, THE BLACK PAGE AND SOCIETY PAGES WHEN THEY WERE PUBLISHED IN NORWAY WERE BASICALLY ONLY COPIES OF THIS GREAT FANZINE. SURE THERE WAS THE LEGENDARY URBAN GWERDER'S HOT RATZ TIMES FROM 1976 WHICH WERE VERY ARTISTIC AND INTERESTING HOWEVER THERE WERE ONLY 9 OR 10 ISSUES OF HOT RATZ TIMES PRINTED AND WHEN IT CAME TO ZAPPA AND RELATED INFORMATION, INCLUDING INFORMATION OF THE BOOT LP NATURE NO ZAPPA FANZINE EVEN CAME CLOSE TO MOTHER PEOPLE. BESIDES MOTHER PEOPLE WAS PRINTED IN ENGLISH IN THE USA WHICH MADE IT MORE ENJOYABLE FOR THOSE OF US WHO CAN ONLY READ ENGLISH." by rev_a_west.
So ... we love this photo of his collection ...
OK ... now here's a link to the eBay listing so you can read more and view more pics. Sorry, it was sold and got it's price, which I feel was very fair, especially for a complete set of originals (truly scarce) and that they included the supplement pages. So, for now ... Studebacher Hoch
... Here's the link (may be good for only 90 days): http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=280011798021&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=018
What's to come: our construction crew is a part-time crew of illegal immigrants, so they only have limited time to "construct." The crystal ball has us looking at several different departments including ...