Friday, September 15, 2006

Zappa The Conductor

My previous post on the conductor's job.

Cosmic Elevator, aka Ventilator Blues, pointed me to this delightful piece of video featuring Frank Zappa in which he talks about his method of conducting. As with all things Zappa, you are never sure if he is being serious or just pulling off a musical prank. Or both.

So laugh and learn. Why isn't there a cultural figure like Frank Zappa anymore?

4 comments:

Alok said...

Can't find your email on your profile page. I will try to be there at the film forum tomorrow for the 3:20 show...

Of course, you don't have to make or alter your plans because of this... :)

My email is on my profile page.

GhostOfTomJoad said...

Zappa's greatest contribution to the world, undoubtedly, was the Zapper(I think), of which I was a proud owner for a bit! :-)

km said...

Alok, just saw your comment....(Sunday morning) Think I'll pass for today. Tell us about the film later, wont you?

alok said...

Will do. The movie was good. A sad saturday became sadder. :)