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nekom
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Posted - 08/02/2019 :  03:16:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He seems to love travel, based on the content of his songs.

TheScooper
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USA
141 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  03:28:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He's older and has like five kids now -- so I'm guessing one creative outlet is all he needs (or has time for) these days
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

867 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  08:03:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I often wonder if he views his painting as his 'real art' these days, restricting the Pixies stuff to the 'day job' that gets the bills paid.

Another (half-baked) theory (of mine) is that their manager told him not to bother with anymore solo stuff and just concentrate on Pixies to maximise earnings.

Whatever the reason, I have a feeling that a few years down the line he's going to say fuck it and release a long-overdue solo double album about whatever obscure topic he's then into and we'll all be the better for it. I don't know what age Charles is now but I hope he gets that itch and scratches it before too long.
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billgoodman
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Netherlands
5348 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  08:32:21  Show Profile  Click to see billgoodman's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
He's a snake, as he has told us a couple of times.
So I guess he will change in the future

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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

2164 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  08:53:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He is being controlled by an unseen hand, one of the many forces of darkness in the recording industry, and is not allowed to be Frank Black anymore, to the point that he couldn’t even sign Johnny Ribcage’s copy of TOTY.

Also notice how almost nothing was done to recognize 25 years of TOTY. Even forum member attempts have been foiled by these dark forces.

Everyone playing Cult of Ray at full volume for 24 hours on its 25th anniversary may help break the chains
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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
1778 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  09:05:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He knows his solo stuff don’t attract crowds.
He’s proud of his success with the Pixies.
His « fuck off » days are over since 2004.
He « supports » Dave & Joey through the band
It’s hard to be prolific for two bands after all he has written over the years.
Albums sales don’t pay as much as before. Touring does. Pixies tour medium-large venues, Frank Black doesn’t.
I hope we’ll hear some solo stuff in the future.. But solo stuff means composing, recording, hiring musicians, touring, etc etc.. and its probably not worth it as Frank Black



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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

2164 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2019 :  11:17:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Also, don't forget to mention that while he has restricted himself to Pixies, he hasn't restricted himself to all Pixies. Plenty of precious 1.0 songs haven't seen the light of day in decades, and plenty of 2.0 songs are already relegated to the islands of obscurity.
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nekom
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22 Posts

Posted - 08/06/2019 :  02:18:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug
Everyone playing Cult of Ray at full volume for 24 hours on its 25th anniversary may help break the chains



Your humor is not unappreciated.
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billgoodman
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Netherlands
5348 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2019 :  07:10:40  Show Profile  Click to see billgoodman's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Maharal

I often wonder if he views his painting as his 'real art' these days, restricting the Pixies stuff to the 'day job' that gets the bills paid.




He pretty much says this in the last Mojo interview

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billgoodman
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Netherlands
5348 Posts

Posted - 08/14/2019 :  10:45:24  Show Profile  Click to see billgoodman's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Something I just realized
Frank did not restrict himself for years

Pixies reunited in 2004. He released a couple of solo records during the first 6 years of the reunion.



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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

2164 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2019 :  09:31:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I get the feeling he self restricts quite often. In the latest episode he says if it were up to him there would be a new Pixies album every year
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
3085 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2019 :  13:16:52  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TheScooper

He's older and has like five kids now -- so I'm guessing one creative outlet is all he needs (or has time for) these days



That's just really bizarre man. Why would you mention anything about his personal life?
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billgoodman
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Netherlands
5348 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2019 :  19:01:12  Show Profile  Click to see billgoodman's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Maybe because Frank does in almost every interview

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