Apparently it's the 10th anniversary of Frank Zappa's death today. I'm not sure if it shows at all, but Zappa's been a pretty big influence on me both in his music and his attitudes towards recording and the music industry. One of the things I admired about him most was how practical he was in regards to his art. I tend to avoid being sentimental about artists, but every now and then I think it's pretty crummy that Frank isn't around to play around with the latest gear, use the Internet to distribute his music and to generally be a pain in the RIAA's ass.