'Club' News: Summer Winners and September
Okay, I've finally had
time to get to this!
Congrats to "takatak",
the winner of the 'big' June 2004 Friends
a complete promo set of the Brixton DiscLive
CD's! Also, "Smokey
Ling" won the DVD, and Ian Gair and
"the_atomic_ned" both won 'Best Of' CDs.
For July and August
i made the prizes 'Best Of' CDs as well,
and the winners were Dirk Doucette and "Sparticus"
- congrats everyone!'
I'll announce the September
Friends Club prize(s) soon.
this point, we have 244 Friends of FrankBlack.net
~40 people from May), and around
$2,000US has been raised! We're still working
near future, when the owner has time!
name in "quotes" indicated FB.net
- August 2004 Winner: "Sparticus" Prize: Best
- July 2004 Winner: Dirk Doucette Prize: Best
- June 2004 Winner: "takatak" Prize: Complete Brixton
Also, "Smokey Ling" won
a DVD, and both Ian Gair
and "the_atomic_ned" won 'Best Of'
- May 2004 Winner: Chris Dreckman Prize:
Promo copy of Minneapolis DiscLive CD
- April 2004 Winner: "Blue Cadet3" Prize: Nadine
CD Single, UK Version
- March 2004 Winner: "the_atomic_ned"
Prize: Pixies DVD
Bonus Prizes to: "Cookie", "apl4eris",
"Sparticus", Dan Drury, "fumanbru",
"Morly", "jacksno8", "beatnik",
Trevor Stenson, "lofiscifi".
- February 2004 Winner: "KingPhilbert"
Prize: FB.net Tribute CD's
- January 2004 Winner: "Ten Pecenter"
Prize: Nadine Single
- Special December 25th
Hello everyone! Here's a breakdown of how all this
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.) I load it, and there's the number! You can check
out the page i use here.
That's it, pretty low-tech!
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
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
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:
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,