Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Frank Zappa Predicts the Future on Crossfire-1986

    Frank Zappa, for those like me who aren't old enough to know, was a very popular composer and musician until his death in 1993. The guy could also apparently tell the future. He appeared on this Crossfire interview in 1986 and debated over censorship. Despite being extremely blunt and clear about the problems of government censorship, he also recognized the path that America was then headed on when he said "The biggest threat to America today is not communism; it's moving America towards a fascist theocracy and everything that has happened during the Reagan administration. It's steering us right down that pipe". Most of those who probably saw that thought he was being a stupid musician who didn't know what the hell he was talking about, so it's interesting to see his opinion coming true now. I wonder what Britney Spears thinks about politics today.....

2 comments:

breakerslion said...

Frank Zappa. I'm old enough to remember. He was a real genius, and a twisted SOB besides. Irresistable combination.

Britney Spears thoughts on politics: Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooop! Sung as one continuous note, F above middle C.

More from Frank:

"Tax the churches!"

"Jazz is not dead...it just smells funny."

"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"

MichaelBains said...

He always said cigarettes are food.

I miss that freak. He's the only rocker who's biography I've ever totally enjoyed.

And I'm pretty sure it was Tipper Gore whom he was calling out on crossfire. Hhhmmm... nope. That came a year or two later.