Category Archives: Frank Zappa

Zappa Zappa Zappa Zappa………

Well, after my recent promises to stop talking about Zappa – it appears I still have a few things to say. Firstly – I was bitterly disappointed this week to hear that the essay that I had commissioned for the … Continue reading

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Frank Zappa and Musical Virtuality: The Final Word on Zappa (for a while)

Well, after the best part of eight years of trying to understand what makes his music tick – I completed what will be my final piece of work on Zappa for a while. Close on the heels of Frank Zappa … Continue reading

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Truth and Method: How Can We Be More Objective When Analysing Music

I read a review of Frank Zappa and the And this week – and despite its negativity,  it got me thinking about the ways in which our world views impact the ways in which we interpret meaning in music. Being … Continue reading

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Zappa And the And – the Final Blog!

Well – I finally got my copies of my Zappa book last week – so this will probably be the last time I blog about it (hip – hip……). I would really appreciate anyone helping with the social network side … Continue reading

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Zappa and the And Published in two weeks

Well – over two years since it was initially announced – Zappa and the And is to published in a couple of weeks. Ashgate  have officially posted my introduction online – you can see it at here There are also … Continue reading

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Chapter 12: Zappa and Death

Here is the final chapter from Zappa and the And – by Paula Hearsum – Zappa and Death. This is in fact the only chapter that is any sort of chronological order – but I felt it was difficult to … Continue reading

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Zappa and the Avant-Garde: Artifice/Absorption/Expression

Well – I finally did the proof of the index for Zappa And The And this week – it will be published the end of January – so I thought I had better post the final couple of extract chapters … Continue reading

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