This from Society Pages #7:
   Interview occurred 1/12/91
   Rob Samler:
   What do you think happens to us when we die?
   Frank Zappa:
   Rob Samler:
   That's pretty much what I think. We become worm food.
   Frank Zappa:
   Yeah, unless of course you're cremated... BUT.. I will say, and this
   doesn't put you in the realm of metaphysics, that something animates
   you while you are alive. There's an electrochemical process that
   animates this bag of shit that everybody has to drag around, OK? So it
   is not impossible that at the point where the electro-chemical process
   that's motivating the bag of shit ceases to be strong enough to make
   that bag of shit move around, that energy may be exchanged, and may
   dissipate and have an existence of its own without the bag of shit. I
   wouldn't want to extrapolate that into the world of ghosts and
   Rob Samler:
   Right. I mean, it's hard to say, since...
   Frank Zappa:
   Well, I believe that those energies and processes exist. I just don't
   think that they've been adequately described or adequately named yet,
   because people are too willing to make it all into something that
   supports a religious theory of one flavor or another. If you start
   defining these things in nuts-and-bolts scientific terms, people
   reject it because it's not fun, y'know. It takes some of the romance
   out of being dead...
   Rob Samler:
   (laughs) Right.
   Frank Zappa:
   ...because of people's desires to have eternal life and to extend
   their influence from beyond the grave...all that Houdini type stuff...
   but basically, I think when you're're dead. It comes with
   the territory.
   [and now here's where I get to say something:]
   Another effect might be called MOMENTUM, where things which are heavy
   and moving are difficult to stop. Zappa's music has etched my brain so
   deeply that whether he's here, gone, or living on an asteroid near
   Arizona, I think about it & hum them tunes nearly constantly. I can't
   see this changing.
   I also don't hold everything he did in equally high esteem, but I will
   say this: The best of what he did (and compiled still equals more
   material than just about anybody) is the most compelling music I've
   ever heard. Nitpicks about 80's material or guitar albums I
   understand, but even in the mud were a few gems. I eagerly await more
   from the vault.
   - Gary "Just Another Bag of Shit from CA" Worsham };^{*

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