I watched this documentary last night about Sun Ra. My middle school son sat down with me and while watching the scene on the rooftop (at 1:40) said, "Oh my God, Mom! This is exactly like your band. Oh my God! Is this what it was like in the eighties??"
"I am moving forward with my music, the universal language, expressing things of value. And
if there's some people that want to listen, they are welcome. I'm just like the birds, they sing. Those who like it can listen, and those who don't, don't have to." Sun Ra in the documentary A Joyful Noise