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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 Intergrational Meaning: A Quick Example

I could not resist but to briefly cover an example of Barthes’ ‘intergrational’ meaning via a Zappa video example – ‘Montana’. For me anyway, here are a few examples of the simultaneous narratives that I can hear in the music. … Continue reading

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Musicology, Zappa and Barthes: More Ideas of how to Listen and Examine Zappa’s Texts

Here is a sort of part 2 of my Barthes post a couple of weeks ago. That post mainly discussed Frank Zappa’s album covers, and the various messages that are potentially within the image. In this discussion I would like … Continue reading

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Meaning in the album cover of Zappa’s Overnite Sensation

Kill Ugly Radio posted a great link to the original art work of Frank Zappa’s Overnite Sensation today. When looking through the pics, it prompted me to think that there is so much meaning in this work of Art – … Continue reading

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More Meaning in Music: How does form impact music?

My last musicology lecture focused on the basics – how do the elements of music impact form. Firstly, the presentation for this can be found here. These are the questions I want students/interested parties to discuss on the blog •Examples … Continue reading

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Dickie’s Such An Asshole:Slideshare Files

For those of you that are interested, here are the powerpoint slides of the presentation of Zappa that I am giving at Bristol University at the end of April. See me previous post for a podcast of the entire presentation … Continue reading

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Dickie’s Such An Asshole: Frank Zappa Popular Music And Politics

Here is a visual podcast of the paper I am giving in Bristol later this month. It concerns Zappa’s relationship with Politics, and although it has the occasional mispronunciation – it is hopefully of interest. It is essentially a amended … Continue reading

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