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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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“Dickie’s Such An Asshole”: Frank Zappa, Popular Music and Politics

It seens a very long time since I posted anything related to Zappa, so here is an initial draft of a paper I am presenting at Bristol University in April. It still needs work (including around 1000 words taken out!), … Continue reading

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Zappanale:The Ultimate Music Festival

After a long journey from Brecon to Bad Doberan, the first delight was the exposition on Jimmy Carl Black near the ‘Arf Society’ office. Featuring a huge collage of album covers, a video installation and several of his sculptures, the … Continue reading

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An Autocratic Approach to Music Copyright?: The potential negative impacts of restrictive rights on a composers legacy – The case of the Zappa Family Trust.

Here is the abstract of a paper I am preparing for a conference (somewhere). Let me know if you require any details about it. Since the death of Frank Zappa in 1993, there has been an ongoing legal battle between … Continue reading

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