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Frank Zappa Musicological Analysis

Here is a lecture on Frank Zappa I gave to students as part of a musicology class this week. Comments Welcome! <div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/carrp/session-7-zappa-final-presentation&#8221; title=”Session 7 zappa final presentation” target=”_blank”>Session 7 zappa final presentation</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/carrp&#8221; … 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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Zappa and the And: Zappa and the Freaks: Recording Wild Man Fischer

Chapter 9 of the Zappa book is by David Sanjek – who sadly passed away only 2-3 weeks after sending me the finished chapter. David was an outstanding academic with an encyclopaedic knowledge of popular music. I am really proud … Continue reading

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Frank Zappa And The And: Zappa and Technology

Well – after a long break because of Computor problems – here is the intro to the eighth chapter of the Zappa book – my own. It looks like the book will be published around February 2013 – in fact … Continue reading

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Rumer’s New Album: Why Does She Sound Like Karen Carpenter?

I have spent the morning listen to Rumer’s new album – Boys Don’t Cry. It’s a really pleasant sounding record – besides the one factor we all know – she sounds like Karen Carpenter. The 50 Million dollar question is … Continue reading

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Pat Metheny: Why is his music so interesting?

  I have just spent an hour or so listening to a ‘best of Pat Metheny‘ collection on Spotify. Having been listening to this man’s music for around 30 years now, it is crazy to think some of the tracks … Continue reading

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What Am I Listening To? Beady Belle

Thought would be interesting to highlight some of the music I am listening to at the moment by placing a Spotify playlist. Anyway artist for today is Beady Belle She is one of the many Norwegian bands I am listening … Continue reading

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