I would have told him that I appreciated his friendship through the years and that I had learned a lot from him. I really loved Frank like you do a brother.
I've been writing Indian music for a while. Indian music is about Mother Earth, and mine is no exception.
In my opinion, Lenny Bruce was more of an influence on Zappa's satirical lyric's than anyone that I know of.
Frank was the BOSS and was not open to anything that was not from his head. There were no arguments about music because if you did, he would show you where the door was. Period.
I'm doing it with a rock format and the words are about people living in harmony with Mother Earth. It's very important to me - and I feel it should be for every living human on this planet.
It would make me feel that creative art has a chance in this crazy world that we all live in.
First of all; Frank was the BOSS. We didn't question any of his motives or decisions at the time.
My drum sticks are in the 'Hall of Fame.' I know that.
I really don't have a theme when I start a sculpture. The rock guides me to the final sculpture. I think that is true for many creative sculpture artists.
We never got anything out of the recordings. I'm still as broke as I was when I was with the Mothers.
Watch MTV and you can see what the music scene is like in England. The Spice Girls? Not a lot of creativity in the commercial area. There are still great musicians in England, but not a lot being heard that much.
As far as me knowing if Frank was a genius - in those days, I thought Einstein was the only genius around.
Hendrix was big in England. We all became good friends and I am still in touch with Noel Redding.
I haven't seen or spoken to Ray Collins in at least 10 years so I don't even know if he's alive. I hope so.
I think a lot of the Mothers stuff that we recorded was written while we were on the road.
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