So much has happened with the "Others Of Intention" Pledge Music campaign in such a short time. I want to thank everyone once again for their support!
Another thing I'd like to mention is that I really appreciate people expressing their own feelings about why they have contributed and become "Others Of Intention." I've heard all kinds of stories from people all over the world who've been reaching out to me in support. The underlying component that is consistent is that people recognize the integrity of the work that I have done to carry my father's music forward. I'm glad to know people appreciate what we do as a band and what I do personallly as a labor of love for my father and his music.
I share the view of many folks in the difficulty of understanding why the zft has placed its emphasis on family prejudice and exclusion instead of recognizing the benefits of inclusion and family unification. I know most folks would love to see things flow in a more positive direction. It seems like a no brainer! That said, having just received the first batch of legal arguments from the zft regarding their stranglehold vision of the ZAPPA trademark I can tell you that things are not moving in a positive direction.
On another topic, yesterday was my dad’s birthday and I found myself wondering what it would be like to have just a few minutes with him once again. At 76, I can imagine his acerbic wit would have been ratcheted up a few notches. 2016 was a wild year in so many ways. His discerning social commentary and sapience would work itself a treat right about now.
In any case, I wish all of you Happy Holidays and I am very grateful for your support. – DZ