Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:791) - Frank Zappa philosophy music progress
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:548) - Frank Zappa education sex
A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:634) - Frank Zappa open-mindedness
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:624) - Frank Zappa Real Frank Zappa Book music
I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:690) - Frank Zappa weird originality people
There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:660) - Frank Zappa stupidity
A drug is not bad. A drug is a chemical compound. The problem comes in when people who take drugs treat them like a license to behave like an asshole.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:576) - Frank Zappa The Real Frank Zappa Book
It's better to have something to remember than anything to regret.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:758) - Frank Zappa The Real Frank Zappa Book
Music is the only religion that delivers the goods.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:635) - Frank Zappa music
Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:517) - Frank Zappa education
There's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:692) - Frank Zappa
Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:521) - Frank Zappa
Art is making something out of nothing, and selling it.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:689) - Frank Zappa art
Take the Kama Sutra. How many people died from the Kama Sutra as opposed to the Bible? Who wins?Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:589) - Frank Zappa
The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:678) - Frank Zappa
All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:534) - Frank Zappa music
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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:561) - Frank Zappa freedom
My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:630) - Frank Zappa children
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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:549) - Frank Zappa
Anything Anytime Anyplace For No Reason At All (or AAAFNRAA)Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:495) - Frank Zappa
Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, singer-songwriter, electric guitarist, recording engineer, record producer and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa wrote rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band The Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. While in his teens, he acquired a taste for 20th-century classical composers such as Edgard Varèse, Igor Stravinsky, and Anton Webern along with 1950s rhythm and blues music. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time playing drums in rhythm and blues bands; he later switched to electric guitar.
He was a self-taught composer and performer, and his diverse musical influences led him to create music that was often difficult to categorize. His 1966 debut album with the Mothers of Invention, Freak Out!, combined songs in conventional rock and roll format with collective improvisations and studio-generated sound collages. His later albums shared this eclectic and experimental approach, irrespective of whether the fundamental format was rock, jazz or classical. His lyrics—often humorously—reflected his iconoclastic view of established social and political processes, structures and movements. He was a strident critic of mainstream education and organized religion, and a forthright and passionate advocate for freedom of speech, self-education, political participation and the abolition of censorship.
Zappa was a highly productive and prolific artist and gained widespread critical acclaim. He had some commercial success, particularly in Europe, and for most of his career was able to work as an independent artist. He also remains a major influence on musicians and composers. Zappa was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. Zappa was married to Kathryn J. "Kay" Sherman from 1960 to 1964. In 1967, he married Adelaide Gail Sloatman, with whom he remained until his death from prostate cancer in 1993. They had four children: Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen. Gail Zappa manages the businesses of her late husband under the name the Zappa Family Trust.