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  1. I use FreeCad for 3D designing... (Free Open Source) But I am playing with OnShape now. That looks very promising... (Free for Students and Makers) They al look very complex, but you can also use them for simple things. You do have to put in a few hours of work to get to know software like this. If you are new to this, I recommend OnShape
  2. I have been playing around with some graphics programs, but I'm sorry to confess I have no talent at all at creating something useful.. When you know what you like but you don't know how to create it. Aaarrgghh!
  3. Really great pictures mate! I'm a hiker too. Next time I bring a camera too! :-)
  4. Great Idea.... Will be a nice memento for the future! I will fire up my trusty vector editor and try to come up with something...
  5. They have been playing together for a long time. George is credited a lot in Zappa's work. You can see him on keyboard and vocals in the Inca Roads clip in my earlier post.
  6. George Duke was one of the best keyboard players in Zappa's band, I think. Or was it Bobby Martin, or Alan Zavod? Just to say there's a lot of great keyboard passages and solo's in Franks music too... Check them on youtube, when you're bored... :-)
  7. Here's a tiny selection of Zappa from me: Pay attention to the lyrics here.. And to show he is not always 'serious':
  8. Luis, For the earlier period I recommend: Filmore East, June 71 Overnite Sensation Apostrophe One Size Fits All The middle period: Sheik Yerbouti Joe's Garage ACTS I, II & III You Are What You Is Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch Man from Utopia Also 'You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore vol. 1, 2 and 3' live albums gives you quite a feel what it was to be at a Frank Zappa concert! Enjoy!
  9. Correct! And I want it to fade in just before the last sentence: ...and quietly plays his last imaginary guitar solo.... You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol 1... Just one of my favorites... From 'The Florida Airport Tape' which still makes me smile, 'Sofa #1 and #2, and of course 'The Torture Never Stops'. Don't want to stop there because everything rocks on it! And it's through these compilation disks I regressed back to the earlier work a bit easier... And the atmosphere it breathes, and the quality of those old recordings due to Franks genius insight to record practically every(!) concert he ever gave in digital form, way before anybody else was doing that. No degradation over time, all still in excellent quality! One size fits all, Apostrophe, Overnight Sensation I all learned to know them later on. Jean-Luc Ponti, Napoleon Murphy Brock, and ofcourse Ruth Underwood. With her lightning fast percussion probably the only person to play Franks compositions with confidence! Love Her! Even at the end, when he got more and more politically active, the music was still great, but the lyrics got a little to political for me. It had less connection to the European fans because of that. But if you have heard all of the earlier work, it's clear that had to happen sometime...
  10. Hehehe... This should be fun indeed, and educating to the general public too. Frank must never be forgotten...! A fine selection indeed you posted. Will take some time to absorb though.. :-) I got to learn about Zappa at age 14, just blind buying the Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III. There was something about the song titles that got me curious somehow, and up to this date it's still one of my favorite albums. One of the pieces on it will be played at my funeral. Can you guess...? So I got to know him when he was in his 'commercial' period (Sheik Yerbouti, You Are What You Is). All the catchy tunes and songs he produced in that time sounded great to me... And then I started to pay attention to what he was really singing/rapping about, and then the depth of his message came clear to me. Fan ever since. When I got exposed to his earlier more experimental work, there were also enough gems in it to learn to appreciate it too, even up to the Flo and Eddy days. Filmore '71... Mudshark Baby! And the best Groupie Routine! I'll try to come up with a selection of my own favorites soon. Alas I'm a bit pressed for time right now to do proper research. The fun will continue....
  11. Maybe it was a map where the objective is very easy to get, and that player want to have the map last longer? And maybe sometimes people do that because we are such a bunch of rushers sometimes... ;-) But yes, they can do it. No law against it...
  12. ¡Feliz Cumpleaños Nyny!
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  14. So... Just a little bit of relief then. Sorry to hear the treatment is not definitive. I really hope things will turn more positive soon. Will have my fingers crossed!
  15. Bier

    Hola Amigo,

    Nice to see you on the forum.
    You have been a great teamplayer on the ETS server and we appreciate that!
    Please click on the 'Joining ETS' post below if you want to apply for the ETS tag.
    If you run into any problems, just ask me or Kate or Topcat,

    Shoot you later!


  16. Hi Pappy, So sorry to hear your family has to go through this ordeal. Life sometimes throws some really ugly things... Y'all be in my thoughts.
  17. Love that chicken cover photo!

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  18. That does not sound as a bad solution mate... Personally I would break it over my knee. Must be something fishy going on with you silent.dat file or your profile or something like that. Might want to check your disks...
  19. I'll ride out Windows 10 as long as possible. Got it under control now so I will sit it out till 11 has reached the same stability, and there is a fix for being forced to create a Microsoft account.
  20. My keyboards never live to get that old... They usually die after a involuntary beer, tea or milk bath. Experience has thought me I have around 2 days to buy a new keyboard until the keys start to stick, fail or stink. ;-)
  21. Pappy checking his looks before going on the catwalk... :classic_cool:


  22. That's great! I know the band of course but am not really familiar with them, but millions of others do. So I can imagine it feels nice to have been a part of something like this.
  23. This is quite a piece of work indeed! Very trippy indeed, but in an undefinable way. Brings me back to my mdma days. Would have worked quite well with that too! :-D Come to think of it. I have some still lying around from 15 years ago. Nice opportunity to check if it's still potent after all that time! It's all that you said it was. This one's staying on my playlist!
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