Quote of the Week

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“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”

Frank Zappa (1940-1993)

A native of Baltimore whose father worked for the military, Zappa recorded more than 60 albums as a soloist and as the founder and leader of The Mothers of Invention. Often miscast as a novelty musician, he wrote complex, difficult to perform classical, jazz, rock, fusion and other music that cannot be contained in any genre. His iconoclastic approach to life often put him at odds with the established order and organized religion, but he was an ardent supporter of free speech and auto-didacticism. Cited as an influence by such diverse musicians as Pierre Boulez, Paul McCartney and George Clinton, Zappa was a multiple Grammy Award winner and was invited to the newly independent Czechoslovakia by Vaclav Havel to advise on cultural matters.

At the time of his death it was rumored he was contemplating a move to Montana to raise dental floss.

 

5 thoughts on “Quote of the Week

  1. When I see a Scottish terrier, it looks like Frank Zappa to me.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
    -Hunter S, Thompson

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  2. Excellent!

    When computers first came out I had this saying on my office wall of course I am talking word perfect and word star days Z100, I raised a lot of eyebrows when I didn’t have auto save on and lost 8 hours of work 🙂 Dave

    “The computer can’t tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what’s missing is the eyebrows.” Frank Zappa

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