Academy Zappa: Proceedings of the First International Conference of Esemplastic Zappology (ICE-Z)

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Ben Watson, Esther Leslie
SAF Publishing Ltd, 2005 - Music - 255 pages

Frank Zappa always did it differently, and here his fans do too. With delegates from Paris, Rome, Leipzig and Vauxhall, this parodic conference included papers called “‘Arf’: Canine Continuity in the Output Macrostructure” and “The Mental Hygiene Dilemma.” Zen Buddhism, Frankfurt school Marxism, Philip K. Dick and the Zappologically Deranged are used to denounce Madonna, postmodernism, hippies and everything you hold dear. Priceless.

Ben Watson, music journalist and longstanding contributor to The Wire, Hi-Fi News and Signal To Noise, is well-known for his deviant and polemical music criticism and is an acknowledged expert on Frank Zappa.

Esther Leslie is a reader in humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London.

 

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Contents

Introduction
13
The Watsonian Institute
16
The Ministry of Silly Walks
17
Freakmap of Crowndale Road OTL
31
Talks 3233
32
Jake the Poodle LM
36
Xenoarrangements or Insane Grafts DayDreamed by a Zappa HardCore
37
Starmap with Cake
39
Jurgen Gispert LM
141
Compliment Any Burger You Put On Center Hinge Sliced on Kaiser
157
Poodles EL
159
Kaiser Rolls 1
160
Kaiser Rolls 2
161
Esther on Kaiser Rolls BW
162
Kaiser Roll Making Machine
164
Henry J
168

The Treatment of Random Pitches in Frank Zappas Approximate
43
Canine Continuity in the Output
55
Frank Zappa the Mental Hygiene Dilemma
63
Golden Turd SP
64
Sin versus Archetype in Zappas Oeuvre
71
Frampton 7 Sleeve
82
Frampton CloseUp 1
83
King Kong
84
Absolutely Free
87
The Function of the Reverb Unit
89
Easter Grass
94
Steps to Make Easter Basket 1
97
Zappa and Resentment
99
A Dagger in the Head of Mojo Man
109
Whats the Ugliest Part of your MarketResearched AnacliticAffect
119
Hannett data EL
124
Fanatic Not Inclined to Come Out of His Monomaniacal World
135
Kaiser Rolls 3
169
Zappas Cheepnis the Poverty of Philosophy
171
Marcos Monster MM
172
Godzilla
175
Philip K Dicks Eye in the Sky
176
SpritMatter MM
178
Ontological Negation EMTPiness MM
181
Poodle Breeding Techniques
183
Poodle From Rear
185
a Zappological Reading of Ulysses
187
Gamma 2 BLT
202
Starmap with Shelves
206
The Negative Dialectics of 4rEnlightenment
211
Eleanor Crooks Moustache Sculpture BW
227
Notes On Contributors
229
Discography
248
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About the author (2005)

Ben Watson, music journalist and longstanding contributor to The Wire, Hi-Fi News and Signal To Noise, is well known for his deviant and polemical music criticism. His books include Frank Zappa: the Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play; Art, Class & Cleavage; The Complete Guide To The Music of Frank Zappa; Shitkicks & Doughballs; and Derek Bailey & the Story of Free Improvisation. Esther Leslie is a Reader in Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is actively involved in editing three journals: Radical Philosophy, Historical Materialism and Revolutionary History.

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