Monthly Archives: August 2012

My Continuing Discovery of Frank Zappa

NOTE:  This was originally written, by request, for a certain Frank Zappa author who shall remain nameless.  When I initially submitted it to her on August 31st, 2012, she rejected it on account of it being “too writerly” and forced … Continue reading

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Echolyn Q and A – ANSWERS

We at The Bearded Blog have contacted the band and they have agreed to take part in our new Q and A section! For those of you who are unaware, Echolyn have been around for quite awhile. Starting in the … Continue reading

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Phideaux Xavier Q and A ANSWERS

Okay, here’s the deal, folks. We’ve contacted Phideaux Xavier and he has agreed to take part in our first artist Question and Answer session!! For those of you unfamiliar with Phideaux, he is without a doubt, one of the most … Continue reading

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Frank Zappa: “Burnt Weeny Sandwich” (2012) REVIEW

              Frank Zappa once said, “Talking about music is like dancing about architecture”, well talking about Frank Zappa’s music is like “architecturing” about dance. I’ve read countless reviews about Zappa’s music that just don’t hit the mark. They try to … Continue reading

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Mike Keneally: “Wingbeat Fantastic (Songs written by Mike Keneally & Andy Partridge)” – REVIEW

            Mike Keneally is one of the best things that the current scene has to offer. Starting his career with a stint in Frank Zappa’s short-lived 1988 “Broadway the Hard Way” tour, Keneally has since released a number of albums … Continue reading

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Frank Zappa: “Hot Rats” – 2012 Reissue REVIEW

            Mine ears have heard the glory… Hot Rats is here! Hot Wax is more like it, because, ladies and gents … this is the vinyl mix!! The story goes like this … back in 1969, Frank Zappa had been … Continue reading

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Rush – “Clockwork Angels” Vinyl REVIEW

          Ah yes, we all remember a time when just the hint of a new Rush album would get your blood moving. You’d search endlessly, finding out any information about the new release, and marking the date into your brain … Continue reading

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