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 Post subject: FZ Quotes?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:15 am 
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Frank has some wonderful quotes credited to him such as:

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A mind is like a parachute, it doesn't work unless its open


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Without deviation, progress is not possible


However, I don't think I've ever come across a recording or interview where Frank said this. Can anyone provide the source of these quotes and any of the other famous ones?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:38 am 
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The first one is almost certainly not his, IMHO, Although he could have used it, I believe it could be modified from this original quotation:

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One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
- It is by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr, but often attributed to Einstein...

The progress one, I believe somehow I 'heard' from FZ somewhere, but I have no solid reference to it...

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 Post subject: Re: FZ Quotes?
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"electric bassists are often failed guitar players, demoted to this duty after a band meeting in a garage when they were thirteen. "


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presentdaycomposer wrote:
"electric bassists are often failed guitar players, demoted to this duty after a band meeting in a garage when they were thirteen. "


i believe this quote may actually have something to do with a member of don van vliet's band (captain beefheart and his magic band) in regard to a guitarist (who's name escapes me) who was actually demoted to bass by the two other guitarists at the time, because of his lack of skill with the guitar. i read it somewhere in the beefheart book written by john 'drummbo' french


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 Post subject: Re: FZ Quotes?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:31 am 
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Ringo wrote:
Frank has some wonderful quotes credited to him such as:

Quote:
A mind is like a parachute, it doesn't work unless its open


Quote:
Without deviation, progress is not possible


However, I don't think I've ever come across a recording or interview where Frank said this. Can anyone provide the source of these quotes and any of the other famous ones?


I have definitely heard him say both. The first quote is slightly different I am sure. More like "A mind is like a parachute, it only works if it is open."


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In ZPZ Dweezil credits the 'parachute' remark to his dad...


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Ringo wrote:

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Without deviation, progress is not possible


However, I don't think I've ever come across a recording or interview where Frank said this. Can anyone provide the source of these quotes and any of the other famous ones?


It is from 1971, you see/hear him say it on the Pioneer of Future Music documentary in the first 20 mins.


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“Live Aid was the biggest cocaine money laundering scheme of all time.” - FZ
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Zappa Talks Zappa: Frank Zappa a font of memorable quotes; here are some favorites

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/ent ... ent/music/

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bit of a laugh

http://www.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Fe ... e-You.aspx

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presentdaycomposer wrote:
"electric bassists are often comparateur assurance chat failed guitar players, demoted to this duty after a band meeting in a garage when they were thirteen. "

Modern music is people who can't think signing artists who can't write songs to make records for people who can't hear.
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Queen: Brian May attempts trick he 'hasn't used for 50 years' in guitar tutorial

QUEEN star Brian May showed off his tightly honed guitar skills on Instagram again yesterday as he continued his series of mini home concerts.

By Minnie Wright

PUBLISHED: 09:59, Saturday, March 28th, 2020.

Queen guitarist Brian May shared a new video with his 2.3 million Instagram followers which saw him playing “something old school”: his rendition of The Shadows’ 1960 hit F.B.I. The clip began with the musician holding his guitar and turning to a laptop beside him, upon which a video of him was loaded and ready. “Watch this guy first,” he said, adding: “I have no idea if this is going to work or not.”

May hit play on the video and then began to play the solo part over the top of his own recording of rhythm guitar.

In the caption, he explained how he hadn’t used the “old school” method of multitrack recording for decades.

“The Shadows excited and inspired us all when I was a teenager,” the Queen legend wrote.

“I haven’t attempted this old school method of multi tracking for over 50 years.”

“Me and my pal Dave Dilloway used to do this stuff together using the tape recorders of the day,” he continued. “Dave is sadly long gone now, but I have his acoustic guitar thanks to his kindness - the one I used on The Night Comes Down and Jealousy among others.

“Tonight instead of a tape recorder I recorded my rhythm part on the laptop - and then played along to it, live into the iPhone camera,” May explained, quipping: “Who needs multitrack machines?!”

“This tune is intriguing to me because it’s a minor melody played over a major chord sequence.

“Hank Marvin’s delivery was always incisive and immaculate. The sound inimitable. I learned so much from him,” he concluded.

May and his bandmate Roger Taylor have been using social media to keep fans entertained and occupied during the coronavirus lockdown.

Last week, he began a series of “micro-concerts” which he has been sharing on Instagram and is teaching Queen aficionados how to tackle some of their biggest hits as well as covering other artists’ songs.

He has been urging people to “keep calm and create”, encouraging fans to take the time during this challenging period to focus on creative outlets.

Earlier this week, May walked Instagram users through his iconic guitar solo from Killer Queen.

Towards the end of the video, he made a slight error, but wrote in the caption: “Frank Zappa once told me,
There is no such thing as a mistake — if it’s your performance of your own stuff, who can tell you it’s wrong?!’”

Another micro-concert saw May perform Keep Yourself Alive.

In that video, he praised Queen’s new vocalist Adam Lambert, who performs with the group as part of a collaboration.

“Adam does a great job of singing it, bless him,” he said of the US star. “As he does with everything we give him.”

Lambert first performed with Queen in 2009 when he was competing on American Idol.

Since then, they formed Queen + Adam Lambert and have been touring the world with the rock giants’ back catalogue.

Lambert sings the goal parts made famous by the late Freddie Mercury.

Mercury tragically died of complications due to AIDS in 1991 at the age of 45.

Go here to hear :arrow: https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment ... he-Shadows

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:19 pm 
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I remember Brian May popping up in some FZ-docu referring to exactly that conversation with FZ. It is very long ago so i don't have any exact memories, but as far as i remember Brian reported it in a little bit different words. It was something like: when you are on stage you decide what's right and what's wrong. I also remember Brian reporting that this was FZs answer to a question like: what, if i play it wrong? Sounded a little bit to me like Brian asking Frank for some advice. I guess some real FZ hardcore scholars know where to find that.
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