The following is from the record album Hungry Freaks Daddy, Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention, 1966 and the album is Dedicated to Carl Orestes Franzoni

“Mister America
Walk on by
Your schools that do not teach
Mister America
Walk on by The minds that won’t be reached
Mister America
Try to hide
The emptiness that’s you inside
When once you find that the way you lied
And all the corny tricks you tried
Will not forestall the rising tide of
Hungry freaks, Daddy . . .

They won’t go
For no more
Great mid-western hardware store
Philosophy that turns away
From those who aren’t afraid to say
What’s on their minds
(The left-behinds of the Great Society)
Hungry freaks, Daddy . . .

Mister America
Walk on by
Your supermarket dream
Mister America
Walk on by
The liquor store supreme
Mister America
Try to hide
The product of your savage pride
The useful minds that it denied
The day you shrugged and stepped aside
You saw their clothes and then you cried:
THOSE HUNGRY FREAKS, DADDY!

They won’t go
For no more
Great mid-western hardware store
Philosophy that turns away
From those who aren’t afraid to say
What’s on their minds
(The left-behinds of the Great Society)”
Carl is an icon of the sixties whose ‘tongue’ is the prototype for the Rolling Stones record album.  He and ‘Vito’ basically started the career of the band the Byrds through their actions at various clubs on the Sunset strip at a time when America emerged from the cover of Eisenhower skies into the night of the Death of Camelot. 

Carl is now close to eighty years old and is active in Santa Rosa, California where he lives and works at the Community Media Center, with Occupy Wall Street and the Pomo Native Americans.

To learn more about Carl, the history of the ‘freaks’ (later named hippies by the corporate media), the Hollywood Days, the 1950 San Francisco nights and the millieu that was once the sixties, you can go to:

http://www.jacopofranzoni.com/en/home-en/76-carl-ore

YouTube will have the ten interviews done with Carl online soon!  Carl has many stories to tell and they start in the early 1930’s when he was born!