Q: When you are touring – or doing interviews – do you sometimes get a bit weary of the constant questions about Frank Zappa and your relationship with his career?
A: Not normally, but when some guy shows up with a shopping bag full of records and CD`s and wants me to sign every one plus fifteen pieces of blank paper I wonder what the hell is he doing with all of that? I think he`s selling them and since I am getting no royalities for the recordings, it irriates me a little.
This quote reminded me of the humorous novelty song (above), “The Eternal Question” from Don Preston‘s re-issued CD, Vile Foamy Ectoplasm (Crossfire Publications, 2007) in which he decries the same set of irritating questions being asked again and again from Zappa/Mother’s Freaks without fail:
“What was Zappa really like? Did he fly into a rage? Did he really shit on the stage? Did he really get upset? I bet he got high all of the time?”
Are we really like this? Is this how the alumni see us?
By the way, Barry, do you find one or more of the illustrations in this fan made video somewhat familiar?