Recorded Live at Incontri Musicali a Pergola – Sala dell’Abbondanza, Pergola (PU-Italy) on October 26th, 2008.
The superimposition of two sounds with different pitches. It was considered dysechia: an unpleasant and disagreeable sound. Yet time and again things that have been considered foreign synchronically have diachronically proven to be decisive for the most important revolutions in artistic languages. This is the inspiration behind the Duo Disecheis, oriented towards dissonance viewed broadly as a contrast: convergence-divergence.
Everyone knows the soft spot I hold for Zappa Tribute Bands of all shapes, sizes and origins. This Finnish group of musicians performing the Zappa Tribute, “Does Doo Belong In Bop? – Frank Zappa, a Memorial Barbecue” Live at the Doo-Bop Club in Vasa, Finland, on December 11th, 2008, is no different. Quirky, humorous, eccentric – at most they bring a special zeal to Zappa’s compositions (which brought a definite smile to my own face), and at very least, another in a very long list of tribute bands despised by GZ and the Zappa Family Trust. Continue reading “Does Doo Belong In Bop? – Frank Zappa, a Memorial Barbecue”
Just kidding. You didn’t really think I was going to do a “year in review”, did you? Some interesting data from my last.fm account however that I thought I’d share.
Top Artists in the last 12 months:
Frank Zappa: 619 plays
Neil Young: 468 plays
Bob Dylan: 350 plays
Elliott Smith: 325 plays
Ween: 281 plays
Rufus Wainwright: 277 plays
The Beatles: 257 plays
Nick Drake: 200 plays
David Bowie: 176 plays
Flip Kowlier: 166 plays
Well… no real surprises there.
Nay, the revelation lies in the Top Tracks for the last 12 months:
Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone: 15 plays
Bob Dylan – Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues: 14 plays
Bob Dylan – Ballad of a Thin Man: 14 plays
Bob Dylan – It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry: 13 plays
Rufus Wainwright – I Dont Know What It Is: 13 plays
Bob Dylan – Desolation Row: 12 plays
Nick Drake – Pink Moon: 12 plays
Rufus Wainwright – Oh What a World: 12 plays
David Bowie – Life On Mars: 12 plays
Rufus Wainwright – Vicious World: 11 plays
I have officially become a Bob Dylan junkie!
Of course, this list says more about the limited amount of Bobness I have in my possession than it does about my overall listening patterns — the chances of Peaches En Regalia playing 15 times on shuffle are slim, seeing as how I own pretty much the entire FZ catalogue — but still: this year’s revelation, for me, appears to have been Mr Zimmerman.
Take in account also that Sharleena’s iTunes is playing around here half the time, something which would certainly distort the above results (Eels! Flaming Lips! Ween! Sufjan Stevens! Barenaked Ladies! Spinvis!).
01. Dancin’ Fool (Disco Version) 6:18
02. More Trouble Every Day 5:48
03. Gorgeous Inca 3:25
04. Ancient Armaments 4:09
05. America The Beautiful 3:35
06. You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch 3:12
07. Saturday Girl 2:50
08. Alice 5:12
09. Espanoza 3:26
10. Dumb All Over 5:46
11. Twenty Small Cigars 5:59
12. Lacksadaisial 5:44
13. Dirty Love 4:04