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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:41 am 
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been thinking about this FZ quote for a while now: when I first read it I didn't know what to do with it, and I come back to it often. From this interview with Bob Marshall: http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Inte ... b_Marshall

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Around '79 you were asked if you ever cried, and you said that movies make you cry. What part? What kind of content – how bad it is?

No, no. It's completely irrational. I mean I can do the same thing going to a Broadway show. I can literally hate the show and find myself crying because of something that happened in there. And I know that the fact that liquid comes out of my eyes has got nothing to do with reality. I'm sitting there consciously thinking that this show is a piece of shit and I'm crying, and I'm saying to myself, "Well, at least I have some sort of average-scale, average-size, average-vulnerability human factors working". But at the same time I'm sitting there going "Why?" And I've given some thought as to what motivates people to have that feeling for no reason at all, to just start crying. It's not even because it's sad. And I haven't got that down to a thirty-second sound bite yet, but one of these days I will. I just know that what people normally think of as human feelings are not what they think they are. I see chemistry here.


the idea that Zappa went to Broadway shows with anything like the regularity he implies here (I always did think Thing-Fish was weirdly *knowing*) is like the least interesting part of this quote for me. don't see people mentioning it much so thought I'd post it and see what people thought.


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 Post subject: Re: Crying
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:05 pm 
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I think it's fascinating.

The old softie!


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 Post subject: Re: Crying
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:14 pm 
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I’m crying :cry: for Lucille.


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 Post subject: Re: Crying
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:31 am 
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downer mydnyte wrote:
I think it's fascinating.

The old softie!


that's how I feel about it too :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Crying
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:05 am 
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i think he was crying (at the broadway show(s)) because of it being a "piece of shit".
not so much the fact that he was wasting time and money, but more or less that he was
witness to yet another example of a decaying society.

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