December 21 was Frank Zappa’s birthday. He would have been 70. Here is “Tears Begin To Fall” from the album “Fillmore East – June 1971” It’s one of the peppiest break up songs I’ve ever heard. But I always say if you’re going to write a song about being depressed, at least make it something people can dance to! Besides, I think the message of loss is appropriate since many of his fans probably feel his absence more keenly on his birthday.
Thankfully my life doesn’t have any tear inducing drama. The last thing that made me cry was the movie “Toy Story 3.” That’s probably a good thing since it’d be the height of bad taste for me to take up space at the end of someone else’s birthday tribute prattling on and on about myself… Happy Birthday Frank Zappa!