As some of you may already know, I am off to Germany again in three weeks to present a paper on Zappa’s relationship with sex. Details of the conference can be found here, but really this is just to inform you that when I get the first draft written – I will upload it here. In the meantime, I would be interested in any thoughts anyone has about Zappa’s interface with sex. Do you think that he was simply reflecting society at large (in an anthropological sense) or does his music reflect his own sexual preferences? What do you think about the way he documented his band’s sexual activities? Is this fair practice or a form of bullying? What about his work on the subject of ‘groupies’, in particular his interface with the GTO’s and Cynthia Plaster Caster? I would basically be interested in anyone’s thoughts, cd’s/dvd’s that interest them, reading materials etc.
Note added in Jazz 2011. My book chapter is now published on the subject. Please see here.