Frank Vincent Zappa was an American composer, musician, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa established himself as a prolific and highly distinctive composer, electric guitar player and band leader.
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Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
There are more love songs than anything else.
If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds.
Jazz isn't dead. It just smells funny.
In every language, the first word after "Mama!" that every kid learns to say is "Mine!" A system that doesn't allow ownership, that doesn't allow you to say "Mine!" when you grow up, has - to put in mildly - a fatal design flaw.
Most people wouldn't know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.
Decades of indoctrination, manipulation, censorship and KGB excursions haven't altered this fact: People want a piece of their own little Something-or-Other, and, if they don't get it, have a tendency to initiate counterrevolution.
You know, people are basically shitty.
It's when they prove it over and over again that it gets obnoxious.
Don't forget to vote.
Everything on this planet has something to do with music.
Music functions in the realm of sculptured air.
I think pop music has done more for oral intercourse than anything else that has ever happened, and vice versa.
Outdoors for me is walking from the car to the ticket desk at the airport
All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
The minute you use the drugs, and you do something that interferes with the life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of the guy next door, you're a criminal, and you ought to be punished for that especially if you're in a position where your actions could affect large numbers of people. Being a doctor, a legislator, a judge, an airline pilot, where somebody's life depends on you.
The soul of our music, The Monkees' music, lies somewhere inbetween the 1 1/2 , the 2 1/2, the 3 3/4 and th giant C-major chord on the piano!
I write what I like to write. Those who like to listen to it, listen to it. And the ones who don't, watch football and drink beer, jog, go to discos and so forth. I never claimed to be a man for all seasons.
The price of meat has just gone up and your old lady has just gone down.
Nobody looks good bent over. Especially to pick up a check.
There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.
The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.
Music is the most physically inspiring of all the arts.
The universe consists of 5% protons, 5% neutrons, 5% electrons and 85% morons.
Fact of the matter is, there is no hip world, there is no straight world.
There's a world, you see which has people in it who believe a variety of different things.
I want a horny little Jewish princess.
Without deviance from normality, there can be no progress.
If you are home, and you got no place to go, and you want to, just blow yourself up ... Go ahead ... The drugs themselves ... There's a price for doing stuff to yourself.
Nobody gives a crap if we're great musicians.
America was founded by the refuse of the religious fanatics of England, these undesirable elements that came over on the Mayflower. Ignorant, religious fanatics who land here and abuse the Indians.
I mean, let's look at it in the other way.
If they claim that words have this mysterious power over people, well, 99 percent of on the songs on the radio deal with the topic of love and we use the term loosely. So, kids have heard love, love, love, love ... the minute they turn on the radio. Do you see any kids doing love? I see them doing crack ... but not love. So, it's bullshit!
Do we really want to know how Michael Jackson makes his music? No.
We want to understand why he needs the bones of the Elephant Man -- and, until he tells us, it doesn't make too much difference whether or not he really is bad.
In order to deviate successfully, one has to have at least a passing acquaintance with whatever norm one expects to deviate from.
Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty.
Beauty is not love.
Love is not music.
Music is THE BEST.
The FCC extorts broadcasters by threatening to take away their licenses for infringements which are usually the result of complaints from an extreme, right wing, tiny bunch of individuals.
Bobby Martin has another project. He's building a house. He's out there at 6 o'clock in the morning hammering nails.
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.
So much gets lost in the translation.
Even if you sat there listening to it with a microscope, there's no way you're gonna find out what it means.
The difference between religions and cults is determined by how much real estate is owned.
Music is always a commentary on society.
You can't always write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say, so sometimes you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream.