Originally posted by jaywill
As a serious musician myself I know about Frank Zappa. I listened to your submital and visited a few others in that Zappa collection.
Billy Joel and Frank Zappa I know were two rock musicians who were accomplished in classical composition as well. He has my respect as a creative person though I think he was often a mean spirited c ...[text shortened]... ust wanted you to know that I know a little about Zappa even from my highschool days in the 60s.
Good for you Jaywill! I can't get much from Billy Joel myself, but I hear ya on Zappa, he revelled in the bubble-popping clown role. And while we're breaking bread here, I'd have you know that I'm not entirely ignorant of the christian message either. I won't go into details, but suffice to say that I've studied it and other religions quite extensively, and find much to commend them. I do find the arrogance of most to be rather dismaying however, and the intellectual bullying I see propogated by the most vocal zealots must surely be an affront to any person of reason. I'm sure we can agree, however, that if there is love then there is hope, and there is surely love. And music. And maybe something numinous but only time will tell, not people.