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Thursday, August 21, 2003
QUIET: Research In Progress...
You turn up find the damndest stuff on the web. Found this one searching for, yup-you-guessed-it, more shit about self-esteem. I met Zappa once, around oh let's see... musta been 1967. He showed up at my place after a concert in upstate NY, which consisted of him flipping off the audience, yelling "Fuck you, Rochester!," turning his back on everybody and playing non-stop for two hours. No songs; the Mothers just cooked. Then he flipped off the audience again and split. He asked me: "So where do you think the Hippie Movement is headed?" Even though I was smoking a joint at the time, or perhaps because of this, I could hear the Initial Caps. Hell, I could see them. Frank wasn't always what you'd call Real Nice. But at least I got easier than the guy below. This brief clip is from Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion...
In the 1960s, Joe Pine, an acerbic conservative TV talk show host, had as his guest the longhaired rock musician Frank Zappa. Pine was prone to surliness, which a leg amputation-- he wore a wooden prosthetic--may have exacerbated. As soon as Zappa had been introduced and seated, the following exchange occurred:
Self-Esteem: Don't Leave Home Without It!
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