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Les Paul and Mary Ford: is it still possible to be successful and truly experimental?

A year or so ago, I wrote a blog about how the singer Rumer sounded like Karen Carpenter  – and how the music industry could be seen to be using  a proven formula (i.e The Carpenters) to sell the public … 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: Chapter 10

Zappa and Modernism: An Extended Study of ‘Brown Shoes Don’t Make It’ Martin Knakkergaard With only a couple of months to go before the Release of Zappa and the And – I need to get a move on to ensure … Continue reading

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Plunderphonics: Mashups and Primary Meaning

Due to DIY responsibilities at home, I have spent most of the day listening to some great music – something that has prompted this post. The main album I listened to today was the 60 track Plunderphonic compilation by John … Continue reading

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The Elements of Music: A Good Start To Basic Analysis

When considering the analysis of a piece of music for the first time, it is sometimes useful to start with the ‘elements of music’. As a first step – try placing the following elements in order of priority – in … Continue reading

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No one had ever heard a guitar played like that before: The redefinition of the jazz aesthetic in the work of post 1970’s electric guitarist composers

I wrote a book chapter a while ago as part of an edited collection entitled ‘De Canonizing Music History’. The chaper looks at the position of the electric guitarist as a jazz composer. Anyway, I have noticed that the book … Continue reading

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Yet Another Zappa Legacy – Mr Bungle

I seem to be on a roll at the moment in terms of thinking of bands that continue Frank Zappa’s legacy. I band that I have been aware of for a while now is ‘Mr Bungle’. Although they yet again … Continue reading

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