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This whole monstruousity was originally conveived February through March 2001 by the members of The Big Note - a Frank Zappa YahooGroup. After an arduous gestation period, this site was birthed on April 11 2001. True to the essence of collaborative effort, these people are held responsible.
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Where Were You? At The Roxy?
I was just curious about something… You always hear people talking about where they were when they heard Kennedy was shot (I was a sperm at the time, but I digress). So, I would like to know where each of you were when you heard that Frank had shuffled off this mortal coil (to go eat fried spaghetti on another plane)? To get the ball rolling, I will tell you my woeful tale.
I can't seem to recall what I was doing on the actual day Frank died. But, I do remember that I was working at a tiny recording studio (in half of an airplane hanger) in Weslaco, TX when I first heard that he had prostate cancer from one of my bosses. (I was the tape librarian/janitor, so everyone was my boss). I hoped that they had wrong information, but shortly verified that it was true.
I was at work also and - tho' I didn't leave work - my day was ruined by the news. I couldn't bear to listen to any FZ for better than a month. I wanted to; I looked at my collection daily. But all I did was stare at it. I couldn't select anything. I finally broke the spell with Chunga's Revenge - Road Ladies actually. I feel much better now…
As I believe I have mentioned before, I am a Roxy and Elsewhere freak. I am curious if any one of our esteemed (or just steamed) members has any information on where a video of these obviously filmed performances may be obtained. Any info would be great - even "you idiot, where the hell have you been, those tapes were lost in the great fire of 1979, if you were a true Zappa fan you would know that..." etc.
"obviously filmed..." How do you know?
This shall be a sign unto you:
(YM slams head on desk, and faces eternal damnation for not having noticed this)
I hate to add to the bruises on the forehead but....
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