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As far as me knowing if Frank was a genius - in those days, I thought Einstein was the only genius around.
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Austin was starting to be a big music capital when I moved there and the chances to get something going was there.
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Every morning I go into my living room and the first thing I look at is the picture of Frank sitting on the toilet. I am also a sculptor of soapstone for relaxation and have had exhibitions of my art work..
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First of all; Frank was the BOSS. We didn't question any of his motives or decisions at the time.
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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.
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Hell, man, I'm from Texas and the only thing we had down there was "Good Ol' Boys". Since then, I have come to believe that he really was a musical genius!!!!
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Hendrix was big in England. We all became good friends and I am still in touch with Noel Redding.
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How did the group resolve conflicts? Did you personally feel that Frank was a genius when he was hired to join the group?
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I can understand why they put Frank in. It's because he had just died. We (The Mothers Of Invention) were nominated, I think in 1993, but we didn't make it.
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I certainly didn't stop playing music just because I wasn't in LA. I was pretty fed-up with the politics of the music business and still am.
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I couldn't make a full time living (doing music), as most musicians in town couldn't, so I started painting houses.
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I don't know how Frank presented the old Mothers, since I never read the book. There might be some opinions on what he said, but I - or anyone else - could not make any corrections to anything Frank did.
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I got married about three years ago again to a wonderful German woman. Her name is Monika and she is beautiful. She is one of the biggest women Zappa fans I have ever met in my life.
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I had met Arthur in the 60's when I was with the Mothers and had become good friends. He had moved to Austin because his wife was from there.
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I had pretty much raised my kids and my first wife and I were divorced, so I began, in earnest, to start my musical career again. Going for the big record deal and all of that.
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I have done over three hundred sculptures over the last five years and I have to admit that the sculpture of the Indian head was done by my son, Geronimo.
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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.
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I know I didn't like that dress 'cause it didn't fit but I thought it was a great picture. We weren't the first band to do a picture in drag; The Rolling Stones were. If it was good enough for them then it had to be good enough for us.
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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.
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I really like playing live and don't mind being on the road, if it's with the right band. I do like creating in the studio and enjoy the end results.
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I suppose it's possible but I'm not gonna hold my breath. I don't think Beefheart will get there either because they don't want creative musicians in their little building. Hell, get my drum sticks outta there.
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I think a lot of the Mothers stuff that we recorded was written while we were on the road.
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I think he had one of the best voices I have ever heard. People say that I come close to his sound - and maybe it's true since I admired it so much.
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I think he might miss everything he used to do but I don't know that for a fact. His wife is probably the only one that does. A sweet lady.
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I think that the old Mothers started that trend of rehearsing long hours. We went as long as the later bands did except we didn't get paid for it like they did.
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I use Windows; '98 second edition and it works very good for me. You know, I just started on the computer about 9 months ago and am fascinated with the possibilities. I don't know what I would do without it now.
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I was hired as an actor for that movie and didn't care who was playing with Frank. I had a good time with the people in the movie. I had my band, Geronimo Black, going and was thinking that the movie could help promote it. And it did.
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I was hoping for it to be possibly a movie career as I still would like to see that happen. I enjoyed making 200 Motels and did try out for a few things when I lived in LA, but nothing ever happened. I'm still hoping though.
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I wasn't allowed to talk to Frank before he died. I was in Europe at the time and hadn't been in the states in 2 years before he passed on. There were troubles with Mrs. Zappa, so no contact was made.
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I went to work with a guy named Matt Fuller, who was a Mothers fan, and low and behold, Arthur was working for him also. We worked together for about six months and decided to strike out on our own.
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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.
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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.
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I've been writing Indian music for a while. Indian music is about Mother Earth, and mine is no exception.
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I've done every tour with them since then and will always be with them as long as they're together.
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In my opinion, Lenny Bruce was more of an influence on Zappa's satirical lyric's than anyone that I know of.
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It took off and on, probably six months. It was recorded and mixed in two or three places from New York City and then LA.
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It was a wild time - a time that I don't miss anymore. But then again, I'm 62 years old now and I think that lifestyle would probably put me where Frank's at now.
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It would make me feel that creative art has a chance in this crazy world that we all live in.
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It's the so called EXPERTS that say things to me that we did, or Frank did, that are absolutely not true and they will argue with me saying that I'm wrong.
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Listen to the radio or watch MTV for a perfect example of what I'm talking about here. Besides that, I was raising five kids and I thought that my small home town (in Texas) was a better environment for them to grow up in - and I was right.
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Most people are really cool and I really don't mind talking to them and answering their questions.
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My drum sticks are in the "Hall of Fame." I know that.
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My webmaster lives in Munich and is a very dear friend of mine. He is doing a great job on the site and it is constantly being updated and always will.
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The fans have been very nice to me and I might say that all those fans that Frank said went away is not so.
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There are many old fans that come to see me play and a lot of his younger fans that have gotten into the old recordings of the M.O.I.
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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.
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We are not a Zappa cover band. We only play Frank's songs that were recorded by the Mothers of Invention and I think a lot of those songs were complex.
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We never got anything out of the recordings. I'm still as broke as I was when I was with the Mothers.
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We never had any hits on the radio. In fact, we didn't even get played on the radio.
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When he toured with the Mothers, Frank stayed in a different hotel than we did. The Mothers were into sex, drugs (not heavy drugs) and rock n' roll. He didn't like it at all so better to stay away from us.
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When some guy shows up with a shopping bag full of records and CD's and wants me to sign every one plus fifteen pieces of blank paper I wonder what the hell is he doing with all of that?
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