04 December 2010

Reety-Awrighty

Frank Zappa, who died on this day in 1993, is the man who composed the following piece of music, which he is seen conducting here:



This was taped the year before he died. And it's gratifying to see him up there like that, creating something amazing, because that was what Frank always did. From the beginning of his career to the end, Frank Zappa never did the expected. Even at his most predictable, he was unpredictable. He was a master satirist, a poet of the crude, and a composer who made music do things you wouldn't even think it could do.

If there is one figure in music that I regret no longer having around, this is the guy. I miss ya, Frank.

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