Today is officially Frank Zappa Day in Baltimore. Mayor Sheila Dixon has declared it so. Last week, Baltimore’s public art commission decided that it will erect a bust of Zappa outside a public library. The statue of Zappa was donated over a year ago by a Lithuanian Zappa fan club. Since that time, city officials have looked at various places to put the 15-foot piece of art, before finally deciding to place it in front of the Southeast Anchor library in the Highlandtown district of Baltimore.
If Frank Zappa were still alive, today would have been his 69th birthday. He passed away in 1993, 16 years ago.
His music and words continue to inspire countless musical enthusiasts. One can’t help but wonder what he’d think of the current socio-economic-political situation these days.
I’m sure he’d be both amused and disgusted by it all….
We miss you, Frank!