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Frank Zappa and Grand Rights – AGAIN!

In 2009, I wrote about how the Zappa Family Trust were using Grand Rights as a way of stopping tribute bands playing the music of Frank Zappa. I eventually ended up doing a major research project on this, interviewing loads … Continue reading

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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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Frank Zappa and the And: Chapter 7 – Zappa and the Story Song

Chaper 7 of Frank Zappa and the And is by Geoff Wills. Geoff’s chapter covers loads of interesting cross references that influenced Zappa’s musical idiolect.I have copied the first few hundred words below to give you a feel for the … Continue reading

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Frank Zappa and the And: Chapter 6 – Zappa and Resistance

I got some good news from Ashgate today – the Frank Zappa and the And: A Contextual Analysis of his Legacy was given the final green light for publiction – so the book will be out this year. So – … Continue reading

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Frank Zappa and the And – Chapter 5: Zappa and Satire: From Conceptual Absurdism to the Perversity of Politics

Over the last week I have had the first official feedback from Ashgate on the Zappa book. It has been very positive – so with look the book is target for a 2012 release. Chapter 5 is by Nick Awde … Continue reading

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