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I had pretty much raised my kids and my first wife and I were divorced,
by Jimmy Carl Black

I had pretty much raised my kids and my first wife and I were divorced,
so I began, in earnest, to start my musical career again.
Going for the big record deal and all of that.
- Jimmy Carl Black

In my opinion, Lenny Bruce was more of an influence
on Zappa's satirical lyric's than anyone that I know of.
- Jimmy Carl Black

It would make me feel that creative art has a chance
in this crazy world that we all live in.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I think a lot of the Mothers stuff that we recorded
was written while we were on the road.
- Jimmy Carl Black

 

My webmaster lives in Munich and is a very dear friend of mine.
He is doing a great job on the site and it is constantly
being updated and always will.
- Jimmy Carl Black

First of all; Frank was the BOSS.
We didn't question any of his motives or decisions at the time.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I've been writing Indian music for a while.
Indian music is about Mother Earth, and mine is no exception.
- Jimmy Carl Black

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Most people are really cool and I really don't mind
talking to them and answering their questions.
- Jimmy Carl Black

My drum sticks are in the "Hall of Fame."
I know that.
- Jimmy Carl Black

We never got anything out of the recordings.
I'm still as broke as I was when I was with the Mothers.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I really don't have a theme when I start a sculpture.
The rock guides me to the final sculpture.
I think that is true for many creative sculpture artists.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I would have told him that I appreciated his friendship
through the years and that I had learned a lot from him.
I really loved Frank like you do a brother.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I've done every tour with them since then and will
always be with them as long as they're together.
- Jimmy Carl Black

As far as me knowing if Frank was a genius -
in those days,
I thought Einstein was the only genius around.
- Jimmy Carl Black

Hendrix was big in England.
We all became good friends and I am still in touch with Noel Redding.
- Jimmy Carl Black

It was a wild time - a time that I don't miss anymore.
But then again, I'm 62 years old now and I think that
lifestyle would probably put me where Frank's at now.
- Jimmy Carl Black

We are not a Zappa cover band.
We only play Frank's songs that were recorded by the
Mothers of Invention and I think a lot of those songs were complex.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I haven't seen or spoken to Ray Collins in at least
10 years so I don't even know if he's alive.
I hope so.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I think that the old Mothers started that trend of rehearsing long hours.
We went as long as the later bands did except we didn't
get paid for it like they did.
- Jimmy Carl Black

Frank was the BOSS and was not open to anything that was not from his head.
There were no arguments about music because if you did,
he would show you where the door was.
Period.
- Jimmy Carl Black

The fans have been very nice to me and I might say
that all those fans that Frank said went away is not so.
- Jimmy Carl Black

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?
- Jimmy Carl Black

I'm doing it with a rock format and the words are about
people living in harmony with Mother Earth.
It's very important to me - and I feel it should be
for every living human on this planet.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I was hoping for it to be possibly a movie career as
I still would like to see that happen.
I enjoyed making 200 Motels and did try out for a few
things when I lived in LA,
but nothing ever happened.
I'm still hoping though.
- Jimmy Carl Black

Watch MTV and you can see what the music scene is like in England.
The Spice Girls? Not a lot of creativity in the commercial area.
There are still great musicians in England,
but not a lot being heard that much.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I don't know how Frank presented the old Mothers,
since I never read the book.
There might be some opinions on what he said,
but I - or anyone else - could not make any corrections to anything Frank did.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I know I didn't like that dress 'cause it didn't fit
but I thought it was a great picture.
We weren't the first band to do a picture in drag;
The Rolling Stones were.
If it was good enough for them then it had to be good enough for us.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I use Windows; '98 second edition and it works very good for me.
You know, I just started on the computer about 9 months
ago and am fascinated with the possibilities.
I don't know what I would do without it now.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I got married about three years ago again to a wonderful German woman.
Her name is Monika and she is beautiful.
She is one of the biggest women Zappa fans I have ever met in my life.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I went to work with a guy named Matt Fuller,
who was a Mothers fan, and low and behold,
Arthur was working for him also.
We worked together for about six months and decided
to strike out on our own.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

Essentially all suffering is the result of...
1. Comparing what we have (or don't have) today
... with what we had yesterday.
2. Comparing what we fear we might have (or not have) tomorrow)
... with what we have today.
3. Comparing what we have (or don't have) with what others have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby


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