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Re: The Great Musician Frank Zappa and His Philosophy.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:38 pm
by Arminius
Here is a video called "Frank Zappa Philosophy":


Re: The Great Musician Frank Zappa and His Philosophy.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:38 pm
by Zoot Allures
https://youtu.be/Hrt1P0UstzQ

Don Pardo gets excited when the band transitions into Pound for a Brown from I'm the Slime.

Re: The Great Musician Frank Zappa and His Philosophy.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:09 am
by Arminius
Arminius wrote:Here is a video called "Frank Zappa Philosophy":


Was Zappa a Schopenhauerian?

Re: The Great Musician Frank Zappa and His Philosophy.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:04 pm
by Arminius
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer." - Frank Zappa.

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Cheers!

Re: The Great Musician Frank Zappa and His Philosophy.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:08 pm
by Arminius
"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." - Frank Zappa.

Re: The Great Musician Frank Zappa and His Philosophy.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:13 pm
by Arminius
"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." - Frank Zappa.

Re: The Great Musician Frank Zappa and His Philosophy.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:14 pm
by Arminius
"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life." - Frank Zappa.

Re: The Great Musician Frank Zappa and His Philosophy.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:16 pm
by Arminius
"Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid." - Frank Zappa.

Re: The Great Musician Frank Zappa and His Philosophy.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:57 am
by Arminius

Re: Was the Great Musician Frank Zappa also a Graet Philosop

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:32 am
by Mithus
Arminius wrote:In addition: December 21 - the birthday of both Frank Zappa and Arminius. :D

:occasion-cake: :occasion-birthday:

Re: Was the Great Musician Frank Zappa also a Graet Philosop

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:44 am
by Arminius
Mithus wrote:
Arminius wrote:In addition: December 21 - the birthday of both Frank Zappa and Arminius. :D

:occasion-cake: :occasion-birthday:

Hey! :)

Thank you very much.

Re: The Great Musician Frank Zappa and His Philosophy.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:28 am
by surreptitious57
Those with fixed opinions about music such as those expressed in this thread should understand that all
taste is subjective and you cannot therefore give a truly objective view about a musician or their music

Re: The Great Musician Frank Zappa and His Philosophy.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:13 pm
by Arminius
Zappa and drugs:

Zappa's output is unified by a conceptual continuity he termed "Project/Object", with numerous musical phrases, ideas, and characters reappearing across his albums. His lyrics reflected his iconoclastic views of established social and political processes, structures and movements, often humorously so. 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. Unlike many other rock musicians of his era, he personally disapproved of and seldom used drugs, but supported their decriminalization and regulation.

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During the recording of Freak Out!, Zappa moved into a house in Laurel Canyon with friend Pamela Zarubica, who appeared on the album. The house became a meeting (and living) place for many LA musicians and groupies of the time, despite Zappa's disapproval of their illicit drug use.

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Zappa stated that he tried smoking cannabis ten times, but without any pleasure or result beyond sleepiness and sore throat, and "never used LSD, never used cocaine, never used heroin or any of that other stuff." Zappa stated, "Drugs do not become a problem until the person who uses the drugs does something to you, or does something that would affect your life that you don't want to have happen to you, like an airline pilot who crashes because he was full of drugs." He was a regular tobacco smoker for most of his life, and strongly critical of anti-tobacco campaigns.

While he disapproved of drug use, he criticized the War on Drugs, comparing it to alcohol prohibition, and stated that the United States Treasury would benefit from the decriminalization and regulation of drugs. Describing his philosophical views, Zappa stated, "I believe that people have a right to decide their own destinies; people own themselves. I also believe that, in a democracy, government exists because (and only so 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.

Re: The Great Musician Frank Zappa and His Philosophy.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:59 pm
by Alf
Frank Zappa said:

"Don't expect friends, don't expect fun, don't expect a good life, don't expect anything; and if you get something, it's a bonus." :P

Re: The Great Musician Frank Zappa and His Philosophy.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:44 pm
by Ultimate Philosophy 1001
Alf wrote:Frank Zappa said:

"Don't expect friends, don't expect fun, don't expect a good life, don't expect anything; and if you get something, it's a bonus." :P


I never expected to be born, so the forces that forced me to be born against my consent better damn well give me some kind of compensation.