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    Velocity Junky - awesome avatar !

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    That is a damn fine bunch of bikes you all have posted. Delrio for me, but I just can't get myself to spend that much cash.
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    2012 Griso-Silver and black, Agostini pipe, some carbon bits.
    2006 Vespa GT200-bitubo suspension all around, Malossi big-bore, head and cam, Akrapovic pipe, all put together by Micah.

    gone 2002 Caponord-Oyster gray (as faithful as a hound dog)
    gone Futura-Red (on the AF1 showroom floor. Get some.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAWA View Post
    I do like the graphics on the YB8, one of the nicest bimota's.

    First time I rode it to a local bar and pulled up and stopped, one of my smart ass buddies turned to the crowd and asked: "Did somebody here order a pizza?"

    Here's a shot of a pair of great Italians.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axecent View Post
    Here's a shot of a pair of great Italians.....
    A pair of 'Everyday Italians'.......

    Joe's Garage had great music. Wonder if his 'colorful' lyrics contributed to his less than warm farewell by the media?
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    '02 Futura, Blue
    99.5k miles and ok, it's old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrflanne View Post
    That is a damn fine bunch of bikes you all have posted. Delrio for me, but I just can't get myself to spend that much cash.
    I can't stand the notion of spending as much as $10,000 for a cage but I have NO problem spending $35,000 for a motorcycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rblue02 View Post
    Another Italian pair.......

    Joe's Garage had great music. Wonder if his 'colorful' lyrics contributed to his less than warm farewell by the media?
    Frank was misunderstood for the most part. He was labelled with the mantel "No Commercial Potential" early on but put that notion to rest with his hard work and musical genius. His audience in the US was mostly male, followers typically were fairly cynical outside of the musical purists that were provided with the rich and complicated polyrythms and dense compositional efforts of a musician who could laugh at himself as well as the world and actually injected humor into music because he asserted that it belonged there. Serious musicians mostly dismissed him from among the ranks of themselves, but he was well received by a small minority of composers and conductors. But to answer your question, I just don't think that Frank ever really crossed the radar of the mass media. He mocked nearly every religion, so that scared the commercial media. He was unfairly (IMO) labelled as a mysogynist and an anti-semite, etc. while in truth, he was anti drug, pro education and political when it came to his fervor to spread the word that voting was important. He made a guest appearance or two during congressional hearings, a few late night jaunts, etc. but he even managed to step on SNL's toes by mocking their talents live on Saturday night. I think Frank probably wanted more media attention, simply because that might have indicated the audience was picking up on his message(s), but he would have made sure they paid in shock and awe value at some point. I may be wrong but I think Frank was much more widely appreciated in Europe (and especially so in eastern Europe) than in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SF2DieHard View Post
    I can't stand the notion of spending as much as $10,000 for a cage but I have NO problem spending $35,000 for a motorcycle.
    D-Master


    I can't even get myself to buy a damn cage! Gave the last one away.
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    2007.5 Tuono-Black, with 1102cc's of micah's badness!
    2012 Griso-Silver and black, Agostini pipe, some carbon bits.
    2006 Vespa GT200-bitubo suspension all around, Malossi big-bore, head and cam, Akrapovic pipe, all put together by Micah.

    gone 2002 Caponord-Oyster gray (as faithful as a hound dog)
    gone Futura-Red (on the AF1 showroom floor. Get some.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axecent View Post
    Frank was misunderstood for the most part. He was labelled with the mantel "No Commercial Potential" early on but put that notion to rest with his hard work and musical genius. .
    I saw him play in 1984 (Them or Us Tour) and he was GREAT!!! The two best concerts I _ever_ saw were Kiss in '83 and Frank. Frank was sublime when he leaned into his Strat. As for SNL - if they couldn't take Frank mocking them then Too Bad for them. Grow a backbone. What did Frank say? Something about his victims are least worth his attention and if he isn't mocking you then you aren't noteworthy? Something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axecent View Post
    Frank was misunderstood for the most part. He was labelled with the mantel "No Commercial Potential" early on but put that notion to rest with his hard work and musical genius. His audience in the US was mostly male, followers typically were fairly cynical outside of the musical purists that were provided with the rich and complicated polyrythms and dense compositional efforts of a musician who could laugh at himself as well as the world and actually injected humor into music because he asserted that it belonged there. Serious musicians mostly dismissed him from among the ranks of themselves, but he was well received by a small minority of composers and conductors. But to answer your question, I just don't think that Frank ever really crossed the radar of the mass media. He mocked nearly every religion, so that scared the commercial media. He was unfairly (IMO) labelled as a mysogynist and an anti-semite, etc. while in truth, he was anti drug, pro education and political when it came to his fervor to spread the word that voting was important. He made a guest appearance or two during congressional hearings, a few late night jaunts, etc. but he even managed to step on SNL's toes by mocking their talents live on Saturday night. I think Frank probably wanted more media attention, simply because that might have indicated the audience was picking up on his message(s), but he would have made sure they paid in shock and awe value at some point. I may be wrong but I think Frank was much more widely appreciated in Europe (and especially so in eastern Europe) than in the US.
    My Zappa exposure was Apostrophy, Roxy & Elsewhere, Sleep Dirt, Over-Night Sensation, Sheik Yerbouti & Joe's. Attended a concert at some college; I think it was during his 'Tiny Little Dangerous Orchestra' days, and it was disappointing. Smoking cigarettes & directing, he closed with 'Why does it hurt when I pee?' The show was a bit of Zappa 'Cheapnis' to me.

    Nevertheless, I was really surprised & disappointed when the media made jokes about his cancer death. But, Maybe he would have too.
    '02 Futura, Blue
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    Quote Originally Posted by rblue02 View Post
    , Sheik Yerbouti &
    Nevertheless, I was really surprised & disappointed when the media made jokes about his cancer death. But, Maybe he would have too.
    I'm glad you mentioned my favorite Zappa Album. I _love_ his Bob Dylan parody. And his send up on Jewish Princesses.
    He played "Bobby Brown" at the 1984 show I saw.

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    I have to listen to Zappa in the cage coz er indoors dislikes it a lot, so me and my dogs listen to it while heading down to the mud club. But the good lady found me this.



    good girl!
    Had to import it from Spain where it languished in a crate when Bimota went bust 2003/4 ish. 7500 otr, marvellous.
    Get a Bimota you will never regret it, well maybe if its a Jap one.
    (I do expect abuse for that comment)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBar View Post
    Do you have a favorite? I am still mad at myself for passing on one of these a couple of years ago:
    Chris actually owns this bike now.
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    I just bought this off e-bay for a frikkin' song, and it is very low mileage and in perfect condition:

    A mind is like a parachute: It doesn't work if it isn't open. FZ

    When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right. Victor Hugo

    So, the fear of death might be described as the fear of not being able to become whom one had planned to be. Pascal Mercier

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    I hate you axe.

    kiddin!!
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