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Waka/Jawaka, Zoot Allures! and Sheik Yerbouti: Toward a Neo Pre Post-Critical Para(dig)m in Named “Humoro(us)ness”

Guest contribution by Wendelyn Dufeaux (PhD), Professor of Arts and Humanities at DaveArto Institute for Advanced Cultural Studies, Boffen University To interrogate Funny Name “Theory”, as Camarilla Brilo has in Named Funniness: De-Colonizing Humoric Nominalism, is to disclose its underlying … Continue reading

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Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus et al.

As chronicled in the liner notes of Frank Zappa‘s The Grand Wazoo (1972), a mad genius named Uncle Meat creates a “a life-size, minutely detailed, historically inaccurate, somewhat perverted illusionary replica of ANCIENT ROME or something.” The ruler of this … Continue reading

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Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart

Vocalist, poet, instrumentalist, songwriter, bandleader, sometime collaborator with his hometown pal and rival Frank Zappa, and (in his last decades) a critically acclaimed painter, Don Van Vliet, born with the name Don Glen Vliet, is known to most as Captain … Continue reading

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