One of the people, Howard Wright, who posted a comment on my entry about traffic fines in Italy, and the infamous, now, invisible Pisa restricted traffic zone, is a guitarist and has a nice site with lots of guitary info. One this site he mentions his favourite guitarists, and among them is the late Frank Zappa. Now, I have always known about this guy, but, for some reason, I had never really heard his music.
At the moment, I’m listening to Zappa’s ‘You are what you is’ album, which I bought yesterday, as a direct result of reading up on Zappa on Howard’s site. Cheers Howard! Mighty good stuff Zappa’s music is too, I reckon, especially, if you are like me, a closet Hendrix.
Stop reading, start speaking
Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.
Zappa was one heck of a versatile musician and his music is highly original. I like music I can get into, and I can get into Zappa’s stuff very easily. He’s one of those artists in whose music you notice something a little different every time you listen, if you can understand what I’m trying to get at.
So zap on down over an on-line music store near you and have a listen, although you’ll need quite a long except to really appreciate how good this guy is/was.
Of course, if you hate his stuff, that’s cool too. Each to his own.