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I think that the old Mothers started that trend ...
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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'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 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

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts.
- J. W. Fulbright

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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