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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:49 am 
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"Without deviation from the norm, 'progress' is not possible."<br>-Frank Zappa<br><br>I've always loved this quote, but I've only heard it or seen it as a quote, never in the context of an interview or anything like that. So where exactly does this quote come from? What's the context? <br><br>Anyone know?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:16 am 
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pg. 185, the real fz book:
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...in order for one to deviate successfully, one has to have at least a passing aquaintance with whatever norm one expects to deviate from...<br><br>...when a musician comes into my band, he already knows sets of musical norms....part of the fun in preparing touring arrangements is nuking those norms...<br><br>...the place where one finds the least enthusiasm for norm-nuking is in the world of the symphony orchestra...

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:44 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:07 am 
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"Without deviation from the norm, 'progress' is not possible." <br>-Frank Zappa <br> <br>This is best things FZ ever said, IMO.<br><br> ;D

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 2:48 am 
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I know for certain that the quote is from a documentary that was broadcasted in 1971 by the VPRO in the Netherlands. Don´t know if it is broadcasted in the US also. The title of the documentary I´ll have to look up, but am the coming weeks away from home....<br><br>You could find the documentary on Kazaa (that´s where I found it) or maybe among someone who collects boots?<br><br>Hope I´ve helped you...


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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 3:04 am 
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"Without deviation from The Norm, progress is not possible."<br>-Frank Zappa<br><br>Image

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 3:11 am 
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[quote author=swiftkicknow link=board=quotes;num=1113680996;start=0#7 date=05/06/05 at 06:04:39]"Without deviation from The Norm, progress is not possible."<br>-Frank Zappa<br><br>Image[/quote]<br><br>i loved norm...it was strange though how he managed to drink all day every day, never get drunk and remain lucid and witty right till the end  ::)

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 4:22 am 
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[quote author=Dog_Breath link=board=quotes;num=1113680996;start=0#6 date=05/06/05 at 05:48:28]I know for certain that the quote is from a documentary that was broadcasted in 1971 by the VPRO in the Netherlands. Don´t know if it is broadcasted in the US also. The title of the documentary I´ll have to look up, but am the coming weeks away from home....<br><br>You could find the documentary on Kazaa (that´s where I found it) or maybe among someone who collects boots?<br><br>Hope I´ve helped you...[/quote]<br> yea love that documentary one of my fav's...plus its got some great Wildman Fisher footage.<br>

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:27 pm 
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I use this quote as my signature on my emails at work. :)

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 2:27 am 
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I use <br>"Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid"<br> on my e-mails as a sig! Hehehe.... 8)

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 2:32 am 
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[quote author=dove_grey link=board=quotes;num=1113680996;start=0#11 date=05/06/05 at 22:27:04]I use this quote as my signature on my emails at work. :)[/quote]<br><br>[center]<br>It's been my signature since I joined the Forum. <br>The license plate on my vehicle says<br><br>"DEV8"<br> 8)<br>[/center]

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