Considering Frank Zappa
“The language and concepts contained herein are guaranteed not to cause eternal torment in the place where the guy with the horns and pointed stick conducts his business” (All quotations are from the fertile mind of Frank Zappa)
“If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.”
Everybody needs a hero or two, folks who inspire, who lead us to think.
“It would be easier to pay off the national debt overnight than to neutralize the long-range effects of our national stupidity”
Frank Zappa is a hero to me. Most know him as a "rock musician"- I know him as an American Composer (yup, caps are fitting) as well.
“Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.”
Listen to this BBC show celebrating the man on the forty year anniversary of the release of his first album "Freak Out" (with The Mothers of Invention). The 30 minute clip starts a couple minutes into the piece.
“I believe that people have a right to decide their own destiny; people own themselves. I also believe that, in a democracy, government exists because (and only as long as) individual citizens give it a "temporary license to exist" - in exchange for a promise that it will behave itself. In a democracy you own the government - it doesn't own you. Along with this comes a responsibility to ensure that individual actions, in the pursuit of a personal destiny, do not threaten the well-being of others while the "pursuit" is in progress.”
An American, a composer, a unique human being...