Just testing whether this is the appropriate place to discuss the Biography page.
Obviously, biographical info has been published in several books - not the least, in TRFZB; how do we propose getting this data online here? Is this something that someone must enter into the database? Or does the stuff exist in cyberspace already?
Let's start off modestly
We can always go into greater depth biographically-wise later; I think for now a concise biography would be sufficient.
For that, yes, someone would actually have to type stuff inhere! ;-)
This could be a starting point: http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/chronology/index.html
- 1940-1964 From Baltimore to Cucamonga
- 1965-1969 The Mothers of Invention
- 1970-1972 Hot Rats/Mothers/Wazoo
- 1973-1975 Discreet
- 1976-1980 Zappa/Barking Pumpkin
- 1981-1984 Them Or Us
- 1985-1993 The Last Tour
- 1994 et sq. The Zappa Family Trust
Agreed, and I'm about to add these subheaders to the biography page.
What belongs here?
Should we have musicians and recording session details in the biography when we have pages for all that stuff e.g...
c. August, 1962 PAL Recording Studio, Cucamonga, CA: Paul Buff (guitar, organ, drums, saxes), Dave Aerni (bass), Mike Dineri (sax), FZ (comb) - recorded Heavies (Aerni/Buff) (intro heard in Nasal Retentive Calliope Music) on We're Only In It For The Money) and The Cruncher (Aerni/Buff).
Can we check and resolve and/or explain variations in dates etc when adding to the wiki. e.g. The above biography listing gives 1962 but our pages for Heavies/The Cruncher (with no musicians listed) gives 1964.
Dunk 00:48, 11 Jun 2005 (PDT)
"Should we have musicians and recording session details in the biography"... No
"Can we check and resolve and/or explain variations in dates etc"... Yes
The Wiki way of working is not always, er, working... Someone puts something on a page, then someone else picks it up, cleans it up, extends it, and puts everything in the right place... We wish! So, probably we need to do it differently... --Emdebe 08:08, 11 Jun 2005 (PDT)