A internet é hoje em dia o reflexo daquilo que somos para o bem e para o mal. Eu criei este blogue com o objectivo de falar sobre a cultura pop - musica, cinema, livros, fotografia, dança... porque gosto de partilhar a minha paixão, o meu conhecimento a todos.
O meu amor pela música é intenso, bem como a minha curiosidade pelo novo.
Como não sou um expert em nada, sei um pouco de tudo, e um pouco de nada, o gosto ultrapassa as minhas dificuldades.
Todos morremos sem saber para que nascemos.
21 de Dezembro de 1940 - 4 de dezembro de 1993 (52 anos).
Frank Zappa está no panteão de grandes músicos. Dezembro é um mês
cruel para quem gosta de mister ‘Z’ morreu a 4 de dezembro de 1993. No
final deste mês (21 de dezembro)faria 73 anos. Nos seus 53 anos
mostrou-se perfeccionista e seminal, tornou-se um dos maiores
guitarristas de todos os tempos, foi reconhecido como excelente
compositor (de rock, jazz, música eletrônica e orquestral) e dono de um
humor sarcástico e corrosivo.
Quem teve a oportunidade de assistir aos seus shows (ensaiados, ritualísticos, mágicos, sempre
envolvendo três ou quatro horas de músicas sem intervalos)EU VI AO
VIVO FRANK ZAPPA emMadrid, 1988,nasfestasde SanIsidro.Entre25.000e30.000 pessoasassistiram ao concerto, queteve a participação deduas bandas deMadriddesfrutando de um bom número deseguidores, Mermelada e Burning- sabe do quão bom músico Zappa era, e como sabia extrair o
melhor dos melhores músicos que contratava (em comum com Miles Davis).
Um DVD com imagens de actuações ao vivo foi lançado para assinalar o 10º aniversário da morte do cantor, guitarrista e produtor, «Does humour belong in music?» o DVD que inclui imagens do concerto realizado em Nova Iorque a 26 de agosto de 1984. Temas como «Zoot allure», «Tinsel town rebellion» ou «Trouble every day» são apresentados neste DVD.
Multi-instrumentalist, producer and
composer, Frank Zappa died of prostrate cancer.He married Adelaide Gail
Sloatman, in 1967, they had four children: Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet
Emuukha Rodan and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen.
Frank Zappa was one of the most innovative and versatile rock musicians
of his generation, creating a vast body of work that encompassed almost
every genre of music — but he wouldn’t have wanted to hear it. The
mercurial genius actively resisted those kinds of labels and effusive
public praise, focusing instead on the work itself in a career that
spanned more than three decades. He died on Dec. 4, 1993 at the age of
52 after a long battle with prostate cancer.
Born on Dec. 21,
1940, Zappa first came to widespread public attention in 1966, the year
his first album with the Mothers of Invention was released.
Characterized by a bizarre melting pot of musical influences, satirical
lyrics, extremely high instrumental values and outrageous theatrical
performances, that group attracted a strong base of public support while
breaking almost all of the established rules of the music business.
After the Mothers first broke up in 1969, Zappa went on to a
genre-defying career with a series of lineups that is impossible to
pigeonhole or even accurately describe in words, in the process helping
to discover and nurture artists as diverse as Alice Cooper and Steve
Zappa’s stable and relatively conventional home life belied
his flamboyant public persona and outrageous lyrics. He married his
wife, Gail, in 1967, and they remained together until the end of his
life, raising four children together. Zappa fought with record companies
and censors for much of his career, ultimately gaining the rights to
his own master recordings and forming his own labels to release his work
without interference. He often worked from a home studio or office,
which allowed him to both keep up his workaholic ways, and spend time
with his family.
Always up for pushing the boundaries of
acceptable tastes, Zappa testified before Congress in 1985, when Tipper
Gore’s PMRC proposed “voluntary” ratings should be placed on sound
recordings. Zappa — who was vehemently opposed to organized religion and
a staunch advocate of the First Amendment — said in part, “The
establishment of a rating system, voluntary or otherwise, opens the door
to an endless parade of moral quality control programs based on things
certain Christians do not like.”
Zappa was diagnosed with
prostate cancer in 1990. He later said that he had experienced urinary
problems for years, and submitted to repeated medical tests, but by the
time he was diagnosed, doctors told him the condition had existed for
many years and was inoperable, essentially giving Zappa a death
sentence. He curtailed most of his musical activities, but spent the
last few years of his life involved mainly in classical composition,
debuting his work ‘The Yellow Shark’ to rousing success in Europe
despite being very ill.
In the final television interview of his
life, Zappa — appearing quite sick — described his health as “fair —
good days, bad days.” Despite that, he smoked openly during the taping,
dismissing the notion that smoking had played any role in his illness.
“To me, a cigarette is food,” Zappa observed. “Tobacco is my favorite
Looking back on a career that most would view with
envy, Zappa was adamant that the work itself had been the reward, not
someone else’s assessment of his legacy. “It’s not important to even be
remembered,” he maintained. “The people who worry about being remembered
are guys like Reagan, Bush — these people want to be remembered, and
they’ll spend a lot of money and do a lot of work to make sure that
remembrance is just terrific. I don’t care.”