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4/2/2003
The News is Now Newsworthy!
Dave Noisy (1353 PST)

Helllooooo!!!

After many centuries of dormancy, the FB.net News Section has been revamped!

There won't be anything obviously different on your end, but the content is now being thrusted at you from a SQL instead of being text driven. As well, the 'Submit' page now pops all entries (i think we've had like three) into the SQL and sends a note to Jim and me, where we rush to our magical News Update Approval page and hit the big DENIED!! button. (Make sure you say 'DENIED' in the Strongbad voice.)

Just kidding! If you send something worth noting, we'll post it here. So get to it. =)

4/3/2003
New Album Title?
Dave Noisy (815 PST)

J Tassone on the AP list wrote:

Courtesy of gary13th on the bbs:

this is whats posted on the cooking vinyl talkback page (franks uk distributor):

The New FB release is called'Show Me your Tears' and at the moment is due for release 8th September 2003. If we hear anything about any tour in the UK or Europe rest assured it will be straight on this page & in the tours section of the site. Thanks!!

4/4/2003
FB&TC to appear on MuchMusic's "The Wedge"
Jim (13:17 PST)

Sean from Sonic Unyon, FB&TC's Canadian label, graces us with the following news:

"This one is for Canadian Frank Black fans or those of you with friends in Canada:

Make sure to tune into April 18th's edition of The Wedge on MuchMusic. The entire show is hosted by Frank Black and the Catholics. The band will play some of their favourite videos on the show along with some classic Pixies and Frank Black videos.

The program was filmed in October when the band did their five night stand in Toronto at the Horseshoe Tavern. The videos they picked are pretty interesting, I can't remember the whole list anymore, but there are definitely some surprises included in the show.

The Wedge airs Friday night at 11:00 PM EST on Much Music and repeats at midnight on Much Loud and at 3:00 AM EST on Much Music"

Set your TiVo's and VCR's!

4/5/2003
Download FB&TC from HearItAgain.net
Jim (13:55 PST)

A brand new internet site, HearItAgain.net, offers live music for download for a small price. Here's a little blurb from their site:

"Welcome to HearItAgain.net. HearItAgain.net offers high quality, unedited recordings of various concerts from throughout the world. Downloads are generally available no later than two days after each show.

HearItAgain.net was created by fans for fans so concert goers can literally "Take The Concert Home".

Lucky for us, the first concert they've made available is the Frank Black & The Catholics at the Double Door in Chicago (3/28/03). For $11.95 (US), you can download 24 of the 26 songs from the show. Is it worth it? There are a couple free samples from the show available as a free download. You be the judge!

4/6/2003
Happy Birthday Charles!
Jim (17:00 PST)

Thirty-eight years ago, the man for whom this site exists was born. For the past 17 years, he's created some of the greatest music rock and roll has seen in its history. For this we thank you, and wish you many years of more excellent music to come. Happy Birthday, Charles Michael Kittredge IV Thompson, aka Black Francis, aka Frank Black!

4/6/2003
Hey There Pilgrim.. Pixies Tab
Dave Noisy (22:11 PST)

Hey there pilgrim, we've got some Pixies guitar tab on the site, thanks to NimrodsSon.

Now you can play along with Bossanova and Doolittle while surfing FB.net!

4/7/2003
Date on the New Album
Dave Noisy (13:18 PST)

As you probably already know, the album is scheduled to be titled "Show Me Your Tears".

Sarah from Spinart confirmed the date of September as the release, but FrequencyOfGlow sent us this as well:

"Met Frank in Chicago. He told me himself that the new album on SpinArt wil hit the stores in September of 2003."

There ya have it!

Oh yeah..i put up a pretty new front page for the site too.

4/8/2003
CD FOUND:
Dave Noisy (12:10 PST)

Found! Thanks to everyone that offered theirs.

Hey everyone,

I need to get a copy of this single/b-side which was released in Europe in 1998.

It's got the following tracks:

1. All My Ghosts
2. Living On Soul
3. Humboldt County Massacre
4. Changing Of The Guards (b.dylan)

Please contact me if you can send me a copy, i'll trade you something worthwhile in return.

Thanks!

4/9/2003
Birthdays, lies, and the internet
Jim (17:15 PST)

Apparently the internet is full of misinformation. The proper date for Frank Black's birthday is 4/6, not 4/4. I originally heard about the date on the forum, did a search online, and it came up as 4/4. To help matters, I changed the date of the news to show 4/6. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused.

4/16/2003
NME Info On New Album
Dave Noisy (15:37 PST)

Alec writes:

Info on Frank's new album on NME.com.

Click above for a bit more, but here's the current track listing:

'Manitoba'
'This Old Heartache'
'Massif Centrale'
'Goodbye Lorraine'
'My Favorite Kiss'
'Horrible Day'
'New House Of The Pope'
'The Snake'
'Nadine'
'Coastline'
'When Will Happiness Find Me Again?'
'Everything Is New'
'Jaina Blues'

4/23/2003
Buncha Little Updates, Makin' Noise!
Dave Noisy (23:21 PST)

Okay, i've been a somewhat busy boy. Tonite, i did the following:

o fixed the main link to the Pixies Tab
o added a link to the Gigography
o added bio's for Jim and Dean (and welcome aboard Dean, who'll be doing the Bio's, and the FB Compilation!)

And that's it for now..getting late and i need to get up early to walk doggies at the SPCA.. Next will be more tabs (B-Sides and Pixies), updated band bio's, and other stuff..

A super-big THANK YOU to Zan for her awesome work putting together the band bio's (and the insurmountable task of getting Jim's bio!), unfortunately other things in life beckon her, but she'll still be around the Forum.

A few days ago we hit 1000 members on the FB.net Forum, absolutely amazing! We're still getting about six people signing up every day. No idea why it's that number.

Also, we've got 4 more gigs of space on the FB FTP, woohoo!

And tomorrow (today's) show is the last one on this tour...

4/30/2003
FRANK BLACK TRIBUTE 'ALBUM'
Dave Noisy (11:23 PST)

NOTE: Do not contact Dave about this, your message will be DELETED!!! All the necessary info is below. Read it.

Dean (Cult_Of_Frank) sends us:

We have officially been given the green light by Mr. Frank Black himself as well as Ken Goes, his manager, to compile an MP3 tribute 'album' of Frank Black covers by members of FrankBlack.net. The current roster boasts more than 30 musicians who will be giving the Frank Black songs we know and love their own unique spin (or doing their best to recreate the original). The track list can be seen here.

If you are interested in getting on board this project, please read the details (see above link), make sure that no one else is doing the track you are (if you are dead set on a previously claimed track, I may make exceptions), and post on the forum or send me an email.

Finally, if you are interested but unsure that you can complete the song yourself, check the Collaboration section and post what you're willing to do / contribute / have contributed.

The deadline for signing up is May 1st (though there is a little leeway as this news post was made rather late) and the deadline for submitting the track (no leeway) is July 1st. The 'CD' will be complete with artwork and will be available free to FB.net members in MP3 form on the FTP site.

Look for the completed CD in mid-July!

5/14/2003
FB Guest Appearance in NYC
Dave Noisy (08:43 PST)

Visiting Sasquatch and eugovector both wrote in to say:

Frank Black will be appearing at the Bowery Ballroom, NYC, on May 22, as a surprise guest, celebrating They Might Be Giants' film "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)".

5/20/2003
FB At Fez's in NYC, May 27th
Dave Noisy (10:39 PST)

Tim sent a note to tell us Frank will be playing at Fez's Undertime Cafe on the 27th in NYC.

6/15/2003
New Single and Upcoming Interview
Jim (17:28 PST)

Thanks to Denis for the following news:

Frank Black & The Catholics will be releasing a limited edition CD single, "Everything Is New" (FRYCD161) on 8th August, which is taken from the forthcoming album "Show Me Your Tears", due for release on 8th September...more

Frank Black will be coming in next weekend to chat with Steve. If there's anything you'd like to ask him, from the Pixies to his latest solo album Show Me Your Tears, why not send us an e-mail here(Link)

6/18/2003
Tribute CD Artwork Vote!
Dave Noisy (13:52 PST)

Dean, aka Cult_Of_Frank writes:

Preliminary artwork for the official Frank Black tribute CD has now been completed. Three separate artists have taken the art in three different directions, and it is up to members of FrankBlack.net to choose the official art. View the art and vote at:

http://forum.frankblack.net/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2005

Voting closes Friday, June 20.

6/25/2003
frankblack.net Reaches the Airwaves
Jim McLuckie (19:50 PST)

During his June 21st interview on BBC 6 Music with Steve Lamacq, Frank Black and Steve briefly talk about frankblack.net and gave mention to the tribute album currently under contruction. Here's a transcript of the chat:

Steve: ...and there's another one, sort of, I don't know...seems semi-official, which is compiling a Frank Black tribute album. Now you know you've really made it--
Frank: --the frankblack.net people, yes. That's run out of--run by a guy from Victoria, British Columbia.
Steve: Really?
Frank: Yeah...nice, nice young man. They've got a...not an officially sanctioned site,
Steve: But--
Frank: I've met a lot of these people, but I don't have any official websites.
Steve: Really no?
Frank: No, I mean...we've got these guys all over the world--
Steve: You've got two and a half million people--
Frank: --I mean you know, they're kinda doing it all for me, I don't even have to think about it. I never really bothered.

He chatted about topics such as the wonder of broadcasting and his upcoming album, answered a few questions sent in by listeners, and played three songs: Goodbye Loraine, The Shrimp Song, and Cactus. You can listen to the interview yourself (Real Player is required. The interview begins around the 2:08 mark).

6/26/2003
Frank Black - Sugar Daddy
Jim McLuckie (0015 PST)

As discussed on the forum, there will be a Hedwig and the Angry Inch tribute album, featuring a cover of "Sugar Daddy" performed by Frank Black. Here's a little blurb from their website.

06/10/03

WIG IN A BOX - SONGS FROM AND INSPIRED BY HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH A CHARITY ALBUM FOR THE HETRICK MARTIN INSTITUTE'S HARVEY MILK SCHOOL

Release date for the album is October 21st 2003. Mark you calenders and be sure to check your locate shops for availability.

Thanks to mereubu for this information.

6/27/2003
Tourist of the Year
Jim McLuckie (00:40 PST)

...and if you folks look to your right, you will notice the latest tour dates have been posted to the site. This is about as official as it gets, as there aren't any listings available elsewhere. New dates are sure to pop up frequently, so if you notice something missing, don't be afraid to let us know. I will be updating the list as often as new dates are made available.

6/27/2003
FB Solo Show in London, and Upcoming Single
Dave Noisy (15:29 PST)

Joolz at Cooking Vinyle writes:

    Frank Black has announced that he will be doing a one-off solo show at The Underworld, Camden, London on Tuesday 8th July. This will be the first time he has played in the UK since 2001. Tickets are £10.00, subject to a booking fee, and are available from the venue’s box office on 020 7482 1932 or online via www.wayahead.com.

    Frank Black & The Catholics will be releasing a limited edition CD single, “Everything Is New” (FRYCD161) on 8th August, which is taken from the forthcoming album “Show Me Your Tears” (COOKCD 262), due for release on 8th September. The album, which features guest appearances by Stan Ridgway, Joey Santiago, Van Dyke Parks, Eric Drew Feldman, Rob Laufer, Jack Kidney, and the Pale Boys, is described by Black as “Thirteen big, salty tears. Like thirteen little black dogs just born, still in their sacs, about to wake up, ready to howl at the world. There isn’t a happy song in this bunch.”

    Frank Black & The Catholics will be touring the UK later in the year. More details to follow …

7/10/2003
Pixies Reunion?
Dave Noisy (8:52 PST)

Matt sends us this link from NME where Frank doesn't entirely dismiss the possibility:

    "I do dream about the Pixies reunion I do have to say."
    He added: "We might. We (bassist Kim Deal, drummer David Lovering and guitarist Joey Santiago) do get together and have private jams together, but not for public consumption."
Discuss it in the Forum where we have an area dedicated the the suddenly rumoriffic Pixies.

7/11/2003
Official Word™ on Pixies Reunion, CVD & FB, and More Tour Dates!
Dave Noisy (10:49 PST)

This just in!!

I have heard from a close and reliable source of our gallant hero, Frank Black, that this is the Official Word™ on the Pixies reunion:

    "Finally, as for the latest rumor (#398) that the Pixies are going to reunite for a tour (as mentioned by FB on London's Xfm radio)... here's the lowdown from the inside : The Pixies will get together later this year to record a new double album of Latvian children's lullabies, after which they will tour each and every country whose name begins with the letters Cz."

So there you have it!

In other news, there seems to be at least one person who thinks Frank died of a heart attack a few days ago. This is not true. It was over a month ago now.

Finally, if you look to the right, you will see that Frank and the gang will be rawkin' out in the UK and other trendy Euro locales in the upcoming months, enjoy you lucky blokes and blokettes!

7/11/2003
FB&TC and Pixies Tab Updates!
Dave Noisy (10:45 PST)

Did a ton of updates to the Tab pages, for both FB&TC and the Pixies. (See those individual pages for more details.. SMYT songs to be added soon! I think!)

Thanks to the boys for sending me these, sorry it took so long to post!

7/15/2003
Tribute 'Album' YOU AIN'T ME Now Online!!!
Dave Noisy (22:55 PST)

That's right folks, it's now online! All our efforts have come to pass, and it's sounding pretty damn fine! Click here for all the details!

A big thank you to Dean for putting this all together! You're awesome.

7/24/2003
Bad News From Down Under
Jim McLuckie (15:36 PST)

Thanks to kathycharles for bringing this unfortunate news to our attention. From the Corner Hotel website:

Due to circumstances beyond his control, Frank Black must regretfully cancel his upcoming show at the Corner Hotel Thur 21st Aug. Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase. At this stage the Frontier Touring Company and Frank Black hope to reschedule his Australian tour for February 2004 - and this time rumour has it Frank will be bringing The Catholics with him. Please note that tickets for his August tour will not be valid for the 2004 tour.

7/30/2003
More Dates and Official Word for Europe
Jim McLuckie (15:50 PST)

Thanks to everyone who has submitted dates for the fall European tour. The list to the right continues to grow as more dates are confirmed. I decided to add a little asterick (*)next to the dates most recently added. We now have an official word as to how long the tour will actually last. Thanks to harris for informing us:

the tour will go until around december 1st or second. all dates are not yet confirmed, but very soon- then they will be posted.

Check back and check back often to find out of FB&TC are coming to your town!

8/28/2003
Pixies Broadcast, Sept 15th & 16th on BBC
Dave Noisy (14:34 PST)

Jo (from 4AD) and Dan (from the BBC) both confirm that:

    BBC 6 Music are broadcasting the following shows from the BBC Archives ...

    The Pixies Live at Glastonbury '89
    Monday 15th September at 23:00GMT
    repeated Saturday 20th September at 07:00GMT

    Frank Black Evening Session
    Tuesday 16th September at 22:00GMT
    repeated Sunday 21st September at 07:00GMT

    the shows are archived online for one week following broadcast at wwww.bbc.co.uk/6music

Yip!

9/2/2003
New Album Just Around The Corner, Sept 9th!
Dave Noisy (11:29 PST)

If you haven't already ordered your copy from an online distributor, get ready for Show Me Your Tears, FB's latest release with the apparently big, wet and salty Catholics. Reviews are being discussed here in the Forum.

Also, many will be excited to know Show Me Your Tears will be released on vinyl in the UK by a label called Diverse Records pressed on 180gms vinyl. (Thanks for the reminder Denis!)

Keep your stereo's nice and warm...

9/9/2003
SMYT Is Now In Stores!!! (And some additions to the site.)
Dave Noisy (01:29 PST)

That's right, if you haven't gotten your copy, run down to your favorite independent record shop and get one now!

To celebrate on FB.net, we've now localized Gavin's Gigography, a complete history of FB's gigs!

As well, Derek has sent in six tabs for SMYT, written by our own Forum members.

Finally, props to Ben Chroneos, Damien Weighill and Derek for mixing things up a bit with some appropriately new visuals in the Forum, expect more snazzy custom icons in the near future!

SECRET NOTE: The website's birthday is Sept 19th! Expect some more surprises then!!

9/10/2003
Pixies Reunion, BBC Updates & 2000 Forum Members!
Dave Noisy (01:23 PST)

Wow..what a day.. A huge media explosion on a single rumor of the Pixies reforming.

Thanks to the countless (okay, 529) Pixies fans who emailed me these stories. (Apologies to the others who received bounced messages. I really want to see your article!! Like really!)

Being a tasty flan with connections, i contacted my afore-mentioned close and reliable source for the Official Word™, and here's what i was sent on the compelling Rumor 398b:

    As you may know, 20th century physicists studying sub-atomic particles discovered that, in determining a particle's position, they could not, simultaneously, determine the particle's direction and velocity. On the other hand, in determining the direction and velocity of a particle, they were also precluded from simultaneously determining the particle's position.

    Such is the case with the Pixies; I may know where they are at a particular moment, but I have no idea where they're going. On the other hand, I may know where they're going, but have no idea where they are.

There you have it. However, the plot thickens on Billboard.com where Ken Goes, FB's and the Pixies' manager tells us there's been a request for the Pixies to play! But...also...that there are many such requests each year.

So what doya think? Is there gonna be tour and new Pixies album? The FB community is doing a great job getting to the bottom of this here.

But the news doesn't end there... The BBC shows mentioned below have been updated, best keep an eye on this thread. The new times are:

The Pixies Live at Glastonbury '89
Tuesday 23 September at 23:00GMT
repeated Sunday 28 September at 07:00GMT

Frank Black Evening Session
Monday 22 September at 22:00GMT
repeated Saturday 28 September at 07:00GMT

The shows are archived online for one week following broadcast.

If that isn't enough excitement, the FB Forum now has over 2000 members! Thanks to all these fine people for creating what i believe is the best online community of any former Pixie. Eat your hearts out Breeders fans!!! =)

9/19/2003
Happy Birthday FB.net, plus the Pixies Tribute CD
Dave Noisy (14:34 PST)

The clock doesn't stop for Frank Black, nor the website we've thrown together for him! We've been online for one year, and thanks to all our visitors, this site has really come together!

Amazingly, over 2100 people have signed up to the Forum, which was the initial purpose of this project. Many new friendships have been formed, knowledge passed on, and silly images keep popping up as well. Hurray for the interweb!

A big thanks goes out to a few people who have worked especially hard to make this site happen:

    * Jim McLuckie / El Barto, whose fingers have been in practically every aspect of the site. Thanks Jim!! (watch out for the Song Database (it really is almost ready!!) and Articles/Interviews/In Print section coming up!)

    * Derek Olson / ProverbialCereal, whose organized our massive FB & Pixies tab sections

    * Gavin Bachner / Switchy, who compiles the Gigography, (which Frank Black himself was most impressed with!)

    * Dean Katsiris / Cult_of_Frank, whose a relative new-comer to the project, but has done a phenominal job with the Frank Black Tribute CD - You Ain't Me, is now organizing the upcoming Pixies tribute (see below!) as well as taking on the band and web team bios (check out the new bio on Frank Black!)

    * the vomitting frog..oh wait..that was Conan O'Brian the other night..never mind.

I've also found a few kind folks who've recently jumped on board and taken up tasks around the site; thanks to Sarah / Mereubu (FB FAQ); Mike / Speedy_M (FB FTP); and Ben / Chroneos and Damien / Active Duck who have been contributing great graphics to the site. (Hope i didn't miss anyone..?)

And of course there's Frank Black, who is the root of our inspiration for all this, and is about to embark on a European tour! Wish i could make it. =)

*phew!*

In other news:

    Fresh from his tour of Europe to promote the Frank Black tribute album You Ain't Me, that wily Cult_of_Frank is back at it again. This time around, it's a Pixies tribute CD. If you missed the Frank Black tribute, this is your chance to get aboard. Signup begins today and ends Sept. 30 at this thread in the Forum.

Looking forward to hearing those Pixies tunes!

Secret News: Doesn't look like anyone noticed the previous Secret News item...

12/8/2003
FB SongDB and Exclusive iTunes FB 'Single', Pixies Tribute CD Info
Dave Noisy (18:05 PST)

Hey everyone! Long time no news!

First, thanks to the hard work of Jim (aka El Barto) we've got the BETA version of the Frank Black Song Database online for your viewing pleasure! This is in it's initial stages, and there will be lot's more added soon!

Also, Sarah Flynn from spinART Records sent me a note today, and they're excited (and me too!) to announce that there is an exclusive new Frank Black and the Catholics bonus EP available at iTunes! Check out these four new songs:

Don't Clip Your Wings - 01. Don't Clip Your Wings

A Dab'll Do Ya - 02. A Dab'll Do Ya

Preacher's Daughter - 03. Preacher's Daughter

Show Me Your Tears - 04. Show Me Your Tears

Finally! Some more FB tunes!

(Note that you need to install iTunes software on your computer to play the 30 second sample clips, and/or buy these songs.)

Additionally: These songs were recorded in the same sessions as Show Me Your Tears.

Additional additionally: Currently, only US residents can purchase songs from iTunes, tho people anywhere can download the approx. 20MB software and listen to 30second clips of each songs. Also, for some reason the songs say they're from 'Rounder Records' which is some sort of clerical error, spinART will have that fixed soon i'm sure!

Soon there will be even more music for the masses.. Here's a quick note to mention that the FB.net Pixies Tribute CD, as organized by Dean (aka Cult_Of_Frank) is in the final stages!

We have voted, and decided to call it 'Hey - A Pixies Tribute'. Here is a link to the cover art. There have been 44 tracks submitted for this, which Dean will be forced to split into an 'A-Sides' and 'B-Sides' 'CD'. They will soon be mastered by our audio-engineer Tim “Atheist4Catholics” Franklin, and then popped onto our FTP site for everyone to enjoy -- click here for all the details!

More exciting news real soon...i promise. =)

- Dave

Still no one has mentioned my secret news items...hmmm..well, the first person to send me a note through my contact page with the line 'I LOVE YOU DAVE NOISY!' will get a free Cult of Ray sticker mailed to them. =)

12/10/2003
News on the Pixies DVD, and a New 'Best Of'
Dave Noisy (10:44 PST)

Dave Horror sends us the following news from XFM:

New CD And DVD for The Pixies

After a year that saw rumours of their possible reformation reach hysterical proportion, The Pixies have announced that they will be releasing a new ‘Best Of’ CD and DVD featuring a documentary and live footage of the band from 1988.

Firstly the band will be releasing a new greatest hits package to replace 1997's ‘Death To The Pixies’ compilation on 4AD Records.

There will also be what Pixies manager Ken Goes describes as "A very nice DVD". The set will feature eight Pixies videos, including the promos for ‘Debaser’, ‘Here Comes Your Man’ and ‘Monkey Gone to Heaven’ as well as a documentary which was made for the BBC a few years ago.

Entitled ‘Gouge’ it includes interviews with Radiohead's Thom Yorke, David Bowie and Bono, plus a live recording of the band’s legendary 1988 concert at the Town & Country Club in London.

"Finally, it'll include some off-stage stuff, sort of behind-the-scenes, on tour and in the studio; about 30 minutes or so," Goes explained to Billboard, "It'll be a great package for fans and a nice introduction for others."

Since Xfm exclusively broke the news that Pixies frontman Frank Black had been considering reforming the band (who split in 1992) there have been rumours that they would undertake a world tour, but Goes had no comment. Speaking to Billboard he said he had "Received an offer for the Pixies to perform in April. That said, over the past 10 years, I have received dozens of offers for the Pixies."

Well - you heard it here..errr...second!

- Dave

Wow! Someone noticed this! "Macadie" Dan - send me your address!

12/12/2003
Site News: Friends of FrankBlack.net Club
Dave Noisy (12:46 PST)

Friends of FrankBlack.net Club!

To try and aid our generous server owner, i figured 'why not start a Club!' For a mere $5 (USD) you can sign up for a year to help out, plus we'll have all sorts of cool surprises for you!

Click here for the full details!

Thanks for helping out!

- Dave, keeping the 'prizes' in 'surprises' ;)

12/12/2003
Hey - A Pixies Tribute Leaked
Dave Noisy (10:07 PST)

The final tracklist and sneak preview for the highly anticipated FrankBlack.net Pixies tribute album, Hey - A Pixies Tribute was leaked today. Here is the tracklist, which contains the final A-listed songs:

1) Mother Universe - Debaser
2) bison 6 - Allison
3) Ledergeist - Mr. Grieves
4) Avelimp - Blown Away
5) New Retros - I've Been Tired
6) Grozio - Subbacultcha
7) Dale Nixon - Planet of Sound
8) Jim McLuckie - Bailey's Walk
9) Nunyeit - Bone Machine
10) Dave Noisy vs The Claw Machine - Broken Face
11) zenEQ - River Euphrates
12) Jeff America - Palace of the Brine
13) Cameron Brown - Alec Eiffel
14) Prion - Manta Ray
15) Asterid - There Goes My Gun
16) Big Big Love - Isla De Encanta
17) Nam June Robot - All Over The World
18) Derek Olson - Where Is My Mind
19) The Cut*off - Monkey Gone To Heaven
20) Mike DiSanto - Silver
21) Clootie - The Holiday Song
22) Perfume & Cigarettes - Levitate Me

It appears the tracklist was posted by the mysterious leader of the Cult of Frank. (Where have we seen that name before...?)

Additionally, the wily COF has made available a sneak peak of the album to promote it's worldwide release during the Christmas season. You can listen to the sampler here:

Hey Sampler MP3 (96kbps, 1.52MB)
STREAM | DOWNLOAD

Hey is due to be released as a free download on the FrankBlack.net FTP site on Friday, December 19th.

- Dave (hoping this download doesn't cripple the server. ;)

Psst - Cult_of_Frank was born in a crop circle..!!

12/19/2003
FB.net Pixies Tribute Released!
Dave Noisy (13:21 PST)

Hey - i got some news from Dean:

Hey - A Pixies Tribute Released

You've waited, you've pleaded, you've marked it on your calendar and asked Santa (aka Dean Katsiris and Cult_Of_Frank) for it early. Now it's finally come true. Fresh from Tim Franklin's (Atheist4Catholics) Mastering Warehouse to the FrankBlack.Net FTP, available for free download to all FrankBlack.net members.

But wait, there's more... Tom Matthews (misleadtheworld) has also packaged some great looking artwork which is also available for free download. So you can make your own professional looking and sounding CD without leaving your chair.

And we're not done yet! In addition to 22 tracks on the album, act now and download 25 b-side bonus tracks at no additional cost. That's right... two full length albums for the price of none. Complete with separate b-side artwork designed to make it easy to customize your own tracklist.

Order today, supplies are unlimited!
www.frankblack.net/tribute/hey.asp

And don't forget to check out our Frank Black tribute album, You Ain't Me:
www.frankblack.net/tribute/yam.asp

12/22/2003
Friends Club - Only a Few Days Left!
Dave Noisy (12:10 PST)

Hi all! You've probably seen our new Friends of FrankBlack.net Club - so far we've got over 40 people signed-up, and have raised over $300! Still short of our goal of $500, so please sign-up asap, as there's only a few more days to win some great prizes! It's only $5 - cheap! (And be sure to check back on the 25th to see who won!)

Happy holidaze!

- Dave

Secret Message

12/25/2003
Friends Club - Draw Results Are In!
Dave Noisy (13:18 PST)

Hey everyone! Our first three Friends of FrankBlack.net Club 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", "ColdHeartofStone" and Chris Keenan, and they have also won copies of the CD Single.

So far almost 60 people have joined the Club, and thanks to them we've raised over $525!! Way to go!

Click here for the play by play, and all the gory details of the draw!
(Note, name in "quotes" indicated FB.net Forum Member.)




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