'It isn't necessary to imagine the world
ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is
paperwork, and the other is nostalgia.' - FZ.
I (and presumably the planet as well
) am still here to honor Frank Vincent Zappa
on what would have been his 72nd birthday.
was a strong influence on myself personally in terms of attitude toward authority (both the honest
variants), and in observing the need for constant and forward generational change generated from within the individual
to effect meaningful
progress within a civilization
...should that civilization be desired.
The jury is still out on that
one, I suppose - but time will tell.
Musically, in a career that fair leaped the gamut between moronic
with a pavane across the slime-caked underbelly of 20th century America, he and the musicians who worked for
him have provided the listener with timeless and timeful bodies of work, for which the word 'daunting' (among others) hardly suffices.
What attracts me to the beauty of Zappadan
as a yearly event is that one may celebrate it in any fashion they wish to
...no tradition, compulsion, key club membership or bunting
It is one's time to observe and do as they wish
, without 'spiritual camp counselors' to prompt or goad.
You can even not celebrate it
, a celebration in and of itself...approximately
to all who stopped by, new
acquaintances alike - and see you next year
...or even sooner, as time permits.