An Octafish Speaks – Zappa employee and friend to the Magic Band answers a few questions

An Octafish Speaks – Zappa employee and friend to the Magic Band answers a few questions

First, some background info… You said that you worked for Zappa… how long was this for and what did you do? I worked for John WilliamsRead More

Book review: Irwin Chusid’s Songs In The Key Of Z: The Curious Universe Of Outsider Music by Graham Johnston

This is indeed a curious universe, but its cosmological clockwork has finally fallen into place; or it has for me at least. I’ve been listening toRead More

Captain Beefheart by Mike Barnes reviewed by Graham Johnston

In recent years it seems that every aspiring writer capable of pressing keys on a word processor has felt obliged to publish their attempt at tellingRead More

Don Van Vliet 1941-2010 – Graham’s tribute

Don’s gallery have announced that he died today. I’d like to offer my sincere condolences to his family, friends and especially his wife Jan. We willRead More

My Ears Stand Up When I Hear That Sound: Grow Fins review by Graham Johnston

My Ears Stand Up When I Hear That Sound: Grow Fins review by Graham Johnston

After spending over a quarter of a century sitting in cardboard boxes, being furtively traded between dedicated fans; at long last the secret history of CaptainRead More

Now Make A Face Like A Cat When You Do It: review for The Dust Blows Forward by Graham Johnston

Now Make A Face Like A Cat When You Do It: review for The Dust Blows Forward by Graham Johnston

For the first time in the seventeen years since the musical career of Captain Beefheart drew to a close a comprehensive retrospective collection has been releasedRead More

Quartet Books’ advertisment for Captain Beefheart

Quartet Books’ advertisment for Captain Beefheart

The advert rather flatteringly quotes the Radar Station’s review of the book, with a later version also containing a credit to this site.

Safe As Milk and Mirror Man’s Buddha reissues by Graham Johnston

It was with some excitement that I first heard about these re-releases, perfectly timed to coincide with what appears to be a significant increase in interestRead More

Strictly Personal

Strictly Personal

I have recently taken the plunge and become a freelance web designer and information architect. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time andRead More

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