Wisdom, ..for Wisdom’s Sake !

According to Webster: “wis·dom,” Understanding what is true, right, or lasting; insight: Common sense; – and good judgment.

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(Frank Zappa).

For the nostalgia buff; according to Frank Zappa…

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Information is not knowledge,
Knowledge is not wisdom,
Wisdom is not truth,
Truth is not beauty,
Beauty is not love,
Love is not music,
and Music is THE BEST. 

– Frank Zappa, “Packard Goose”

Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director.

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band, –  “The Mothers of Invention,” and as a solo artist.

While in his teens, he acquired a taste for 20th-century classical composers such as Edgard Varèse, Igor Stravinsky – and Anton Webern, ..along with 1950s “Rhythm and Blues,” music. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time playing drums in rhythm and blues bands; he later switched to electric guitar.

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Zappa was a self-taught composer and performer, and his diverse musical influences led him to create music that was often difficult to categorize. His 1966 debut album with The Mothers of Invention, Freak Out!, ..combined songs in (rock and roll) format with collective improvisations, ..and studio-generated sound collages.

His later albums shared this eclectic and experimental approach, irrespective of whether the fundamental format was rock, jazz or classical. His lyrics, ..often humorously reflected his iconoclastic view of established social and political processes, structures and movements. He was a strident critic of mainstream education and organized religion, and a passionate advocate for freedom of speech, self-education, political participation and the abolition of censorship.

(Sidebar).

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“If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library. 

Frank Zappa.

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Continuing…

He was a highly productive and prolific artist and gained widespread critical acclaim. He had some commercial success, particularly in Europe, and worked as an independent artist for most of his career. Zappa remains a major influence on musicians and composers.

He was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. Zappa was married to Kathryn J. “Kay” Sherman from 1960 to 1964.

In 1967, he married Adelaide Gail Sloatman, with whom he remained until his death from prostate cancer in 1993. They had four children: Moon, Dweezil, Ahmet and Diva. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him 71st on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. (Source, Wikipedia).

Editorial: …

Frank Zappa may not have been a true Renaissance man, albeit, (at least in my considered opinion), he had his own bases covered as revealed in some of his more poignant quotes;

According to Webster: “poign·ant,” (in context) Profoundly moving.

SUCH AS; ..

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You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the “very least” you need a beer.

Frank Zappa.

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

Frank Zappa.

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Communism doesn’t work because people like to own stuff.

Frank Zappa.

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With that said America, if  (we ), ..the collective ( we ) ..don’t wake up and wake up soon to the fact that there (is little), ..if (any) “traditional conservatism” provided in America’s, ..(our) universities and institutions of higher learning.

If “We the People,” ..the (taxpayers and parents) ..of children who attend America’s schools, universities and institutions of higher learning continue to turn a blind eye the socialistic and radical religious influence eroding “our” foundation, the U.S. Constitution, ..which fewer and fewer Americans these days, to include our current socialist “Commander-in-Chief, (community organizer) and (constitutional scholar) ..Barack Hussein Obama. We, “traditional conservative” Americans are going to look up one day very soon and recognize that we are living in medieval England, ..or worse?

Watching our wives and daughters slip into their sharia law (required) burqas prior to stepping foot out of our homes.

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Blue eyes and burqas, think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

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