ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT?

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They that the child is the father to the man … well, look at this foto of Frank Zappa in his parent’s living-room … wow! …. How simultaneously conservative and bizarre is their interior décor?

I reckon that explains a bundle, as Big Frank, for all his outlandish appearance and strange and wonderful musical inventiveness, was really quite conservative in his own way

He foreswore alcohol & drugs, never really partied with the rest of the band … and they, allegedly, had some really wild parties whilst on tour … and was a firm believer in the capitalist ethic

I blame that living-room

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3 thoughts on “ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT?

  1. Two quotes spring to mind here, Scots actress Elaine Smith (doing stand up) “In the seventies we had a swirly purple carpet, swirly orange curtains and swirly crimson walpaper. Drugs? we didnae need drugs!”

    And from Frank Z. “Communism doesn’t work ‘cos people like to own stuff”

    Other Zappa quotes and the man himself shooting down assholes in flames here:

    http://bigrab.wordpress.com/2008/06/17/frank-zappa-quotes/

  2. FRANK ZAPPA

    “The only difference between a cult and a religion is the amount of real estate they own”

    “Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.”

    I’m not black, but there’s a whole lot of times I wish I could say I’m not white.

    Information is not knowledge
    Knowledge is not wisdom
    Wisdom is not truth
    Truth is not beauty
    Beauty is not love
    Love is not music and Music is THE BEST

    I’m not black, but there’s a whole lot of times I wish I could say I’m not white.

    Information is not knowledge
    Knowledge is not wisdom
    Wisdom is not truth
    Truth is not beauty
    Beauty is not love
    Love is not music and Music is THE BEST

  3. Without deviation from the norm, ‘progress’ is not possible.

    Why do you necessarily have to be wrong just because a few million people think you are?

    Life is like high school with money.

    Sometimes you got to get sick before you can feel better.

    It’s better to have something to remember than nothing to regret

    If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your
    mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest or some guy on TV telling you how to do your shit, then YOU DESERVE IT.

    A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it not open.

    There will never be a nuclear war; there’s too much real estate involved.

    Don’t expect anything,don’t expect fun, don’t expect friends.. if you get something…it’s a BONUS

    The essence of Christianity is told us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the tree of knowledge. The subtext is, All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on. You could be in the Garden of Eden if you had just keep your fucking mouth shut and hadn’t asked any questions.

    When we talk about artistic freedom in this country. We sometime lose sight of the fact that freedom is often dependent on adequate financing.

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