Zappa.com

The Official Frank Zappa Messageboards
It is currently Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:03 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:49 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 01, 2013 6:16 am
Posts: 840
Location: Royal Wootton Bassett
Does anyone else get depressed sometimes FZ is long gone and though what he left was amazing we will never have more. Not only that but we'll never hear anymore of his insights into our modern world we live in.
Listening to Hot Plate Heaven at the moment and the big MUSICAL moments seem so ALIVE. And I miss that, never saw him live. I would love to know what he would be doing now.

Him being dead for so long turns him into a myth I find on my days off of work I can spend hours reading/listening to interviews and music of his just to know more about him. I feel like a Scholar.

Whenever I hear Peaches En Regalia I feel so uplifted, there is no other music that vibrant and I'm worried there never will be.

_________________
Image

Trendmonger wrote:
...and but also


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:52 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:28 pm
Posts: 2674
Location: in the tiny dirt somewhere
"You've got to be digging it while it's happening 'cause it just might be a one shot deal." -FZ

_________________
_________________Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:54 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003 3:45 am
Posts: 9815
Location: EINDHOVEN
I was very depressed when I first heard of his passing, especially since that happened in such a weird way (at a television quiz where the candidates of a team wear a mask of a person they're "being" and they have to guess who they "are", and then all of a sudden you see three Frank Zappas). But I'm a fan of classical music, and Mozart, Bach and Beethoven and my favourite Saint-Saëns, none of them are alive. At least with Frank, we know what his voice sounds like, we know for sure what he looked like, his motorics, and he still has 4 kids who are all talented in their own way, and at the moment 4 grand-kids. Mozart doesn't have living descendants (none of his surviving sons had kids). Saint-Saëns's two boys died within six weeks of each other, depressing the composer greatly. Beethoven may have had an illegitimate son but that's just guessing.
Yes, I've been sad about never meeting Frank, but I still have many albums to listen to, concert recordings to watch and I've met Dweezil a few times. It's more than I can ask for from my heroes of classical music.

_________________
Image
Join the PackardGoose forum! Send me a PM!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:14 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 03, 2006 5:47 pm
Posts: 703
Location: next door
I used to be depressed when I was a screwed up teenager, until I started listening to Zappa's music,, "problem solved" ,,,,

_________________
Image
if you knew suzie, like I know suzie, oh, oh, oh what a creamcheese,,,,


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:15 am 
Online
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:27 pm
Posts: 5857
Location: echoing through the canyons of your mind
You hit a certain point in life where the loss of entertainment idols/icons pales in comparison to when you're family and friends start passing on what can start to feel like a non-stop bombardment. Enjoy life while you still have one to enjoy.


I can only imagine that FZ would have had a field day with the social and political environment over the last 20 years, from Lewinsky and Clinton's cigar, to the scam election of 2000, to 9/11. He would been ripping the Tea Baggers, conspiracy theorists, birthers, truthers and the whole gamut of nutjobs. We'll never know what FZ inspired comedy gold that would have led to.


Thankfully he was addicted to recording and left behind a huge treasure of music that at the current release rate, will be fruitful for decades to come, unless that Roxy thing and Road Tapes 2 get further delayed. Unfulfilled promises are pretty depressing aren't they?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:41 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:04 pm
Posts: 2928
Location: Chicago, sort of.
I don't exactly get depressed about it. But I do feel a sense of longing for Frank's music. It's palpably finite. He would have accomplished even greater things in the last third of his life and we'll never get to hear it. I was lucky in seeing him play many times, and actually briefly meeting him once. Times were good whenever Frank was in town.......

_________________
Everytime we picked a booger we'd flip it on this one winduh. Every night we'd contribute, 2, 3, 4 boogers. We had to use a putty knife, man, to get them damn things off the winduh. There was some goober ones that weren't even hard...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 28, 2002 4:25 am
Posts: 3473
Location: SANTA MARIA,CA USA
Everyone gets depressed about things to a certain extent now and then, it's part of being human. When I first heard of Frank's passing, I was on the couch watching tv when they broke in with the news. I threw the remote across the room and cried out, "No!", though I knew he was very ill. While talking to a friend later on, I broke down and had to hang up. A few days later, and I was fine...his family wasn't so lucky, I'm guessing. A few years later, I did become very depressed about my life, etc. and went into therapy---very helpful, as was the journaling my therapist suggested.

_________________
One two, buckle my shoe!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:09 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 01, 2013 6:16 am
Posts: 840
Location: Royal Wootton Bassett
I just feel as if he is a real legend. Like a mythic amazing human who achieved so much in such a little time. When I realize his career was only 30 years but did sooo much in that time, music politics and more in many different styles it seems like the career of 10 musicians, business men and political punters.
Knowing he was alive in my lifetime but I never knew of him at the time is depressing. I'm listening to Easy Meat at the moment, Tommy is going nuts on the keyboard and I know Frank and the crew is having so much damn fun and I will never get to experience that.

At least my other favorite band Megadeth, I have seen countless times.

_________________
Image

Trendmonger wrote:
...and but also


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:22 am
Posts: 15
Location: Humboldt County
i get depressed that the youngest generations dont have the opportunity to see Frank live. I envy everyone in the audience while watching Baby Snakes, just watching it makes me feel like i am really there then i get depressed when the reality is i am not


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group