A Lesson For Zappa

What would happen if FZ had a lecture from Edgar Varèse?

EV: I must confess that my favorite rock song you did was “What’s the ugliest part of your body? [Here Edgard stands up, grabs an imaginary microphone, adapts a strikingly campy look on his face and sings], some saaay your nose, ba ba ba some saaaaay your toes, I think it’s your mi-hind, think it’s your mind, think it’s your mi-i-i-i-i-i-nd.”
FZ: Gosh Mr Varese, I’m flattered.
EV: I also like very much your Uncle Meat, not so much Yellow Snow.
FZ: It’s all about the big nasty.
EV: See. It’s your nasty obsession.

3 Responses to “A Lesson For Zappa”

  1. bernard says:

    Varese downloads here:


    – The works :


    – The film ( Belgian contribution ) :


    – The French ( now finally ) seem to be proud of him:


    – While the Americans were the first ( well after he died):


  2. bernard says:

    Just for fun / info .

    Which technoloy was used for Led Zeppelin’s ” Whole lotta love”?

    Theremin. Lev Sergeyevich Termen (1896-1993),Varese’s friend. See:


    Initial info from Bob Singleton’s great blog :

  3. it_conquered_the_world says:

    termenvox sounds teally weird – they play it almost every year in our SKIF festival

    amazing video, more Montypythonlike, though Bickfordesque, too


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