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"I probably discovered post-punk bands like Husker Du and later got around to listening to punk. But as Iggy Pop once said, it's all disco. It's all animal, all beating on drums, it's all getting up there and making a racket in front of a bunch of people. It's all beat."
(Frank Black - The Washington Post.)

 

 

 

Friends of FrankBlack.net (photo by Dave Noisy in Victoria, BC)

Dec 25th Draw Results Are In!

Our first three Lifetime members are "Cookie", Yann Mege, and Diana Richard and as such will receive a copy of the Nadine single.

The five lucky winners of the draw are "Snoop_Haiku", "BrendanT", "Gauth17", "Cold Heart of Stone" and Chris Keenan, and they have also won copies of the CD Single.

Up to today, we've had almost 60 people join the Club, and have raised over $525!! Way to go!

UPDATE: Snoop already had a copy, the new winner is 'KingPhilbert'!

(Note, name in "quotes" indicated FB.net Forum Member.)

Hello everyone! Here's a breakdown of how all this works..

First, when people sign up, they're assigned a number. I'm #1, as an example. (haw haw)

Next, i created a page to generate a random number between 1 and however many people have signed up (currently 64.) You can check out the page i use here.

From there, i refreshed the page five times, and jotted down the numbers.

The first five numbers were: 14, 20, 58, 42 and 61.

Of those, three were 'unverified' submissions. (IE, i haven't received their Paypal contributions, or something like that.)

From there, i refreshed three more times. Got 52, 31 and 50. Of those, another was unverified, and with the final refresh, i pulled a 33.

UPDATE: Snoop passed on his copy, so i refreshed and 42 came up again, refreshed again, and pulled a 47 - congrats KingPhilbert!

Not too much to it, but it works. =)

We'll be holding monthly draws (and who knows what else!), so be sure to sign up if you haven't!

Thank for you helping out,

- Dave Noisy (click here to contact me if you have any questions)

 

-- Click Here to join the Friends of FrankBlack.net Club --

 

ORIGINAL 'Friends Club' LETTER:

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Dear fans and supporters,

Our friend Pete, the owner of the server that hosts FrankBlack.net, has asked me if it would be possible to help pay for the usage. Since the site went live in September 2002, we’ve been lucky to have totally free hosting, and this is by far the busiest site on his server (with over 2000 visitors a day and more than 300MB in the SQL database for the Forum. Beefcake!) I find this request to be completely reasonable, and I have agreed to try and raise $500 (USD) for this.

Thus, enter the ‘Friends of FrankBlack.net Club’!

Very simply put, this is a way for fans of the site to help out! Folks who wish to contribute can now sign up for a small donation of $5 (USD)! If 100 people sign-up, I’ve hit my goal, and all is great!

Again, I want to emphasize that this is completely voluntary, and all will still have complete access to the site and Forum. Coming short of the goal will in no way affect the normal operation of the site.

There will be some benefits to membership, though! First, everyone (and we mean everyone!) who signs-up before December 24th at midnight, Forum time (PST), will be entered into a draw to win one of five Nadine singles (spinART, 5 song editions, see below.) Names will be drawn at random on December 25th, and the winners will be posted here. In addition to the drawing, there will be three Nadine singles awarded to the first three ‘Lifetime’ membership signups (a member who donates $50 (USD)).

As well, we’ll have monthly draws for various Frank Black-related items, from CD’s to merchandise, to other completely random surprises. (It’s possible we’ll find some rare items in the archives of Frank Black’s manager.)

A year’s membership to the Friends of FrankBlack.net Club is $5 (USD), and will carry through for a full year. A lifetime membership is $50 (USD) and you’ll be a member of the Club as long as I have anything to say about it! The easiest way to make a donation would through Paypal. We will also accept money orders. (Note to our international friends, please pay in US dollars, unless you are Canadian.)

If donations exceed our goal, we will be put these funds aside for other potential uses, such as server upgrades (I’d really like to buy automated photo-gallery software for the site, so people can quickly and easily post their concert photos), maintenance fees (domain renewal and postage), and flying me to Portland, Oregon every few weeks to hang out with Frank. =)

Thank you for your support, and enjoy the site!

- Dave Noisy (click here to contact me if you have any questions)

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Note: the Nadine EP is a very limited edition (only 3,000 copies manufactured) and has only been available in select US stores and once they are gone, (and most of them are), they will not be available again. It contains four live cuts from the Regina show last spring:

1.Nadine
2. Hermaphroditos (live)
3. Los Angeles (live)
4. Jane The Queen of Love (live)
5. Gouge Away (live)

Tracks 2-4 were recorded live for CBC Radio 3 on April 4, 2003 at The State in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.