Frank Zappa — American Musician born on December 21, 1940, died on December 04, 1993

Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works... (wikipedia)

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.
Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds.