Talk:Conceptual Continuity Clues concept
What is the wiki explanation of the Conceptual Continuity Clues concept? Under 'Concepts' it says:
An explanation of the Conceptual Continuity stuff, a major part of FZ's oeuvre.
Click the 3rd one and it's blank at the moment. Maybe it should stay that way 'cos people are happily making contribs to the Articles? Just thought I'd have a stab at it anyway to get the ball rolling. Tricky to get the raison d'etre and its viewer useage conveyed in the correct Wiki manner so I've left it here as a starter for discussion. It's probably nothing like what you guys envisaged... Here goes...
"...Well then Fido got up off the floor an' he rolled over
An' he looked me straight in the eye
An' you know what he said?
Once upon a time
Somebody say to me
(This is a dog talkin' now)
What is your Conceptual Continuity?
Well, I told him right then
It should be easy to see
The crux of the biscuit
Is the Apostrophe(')..."
Throughout the immense body of his work Frank Zappa used reoccurring words, phrases and lyrical devices to underpin his viewpoint on society, or to bring our consciousness to bear on the human condition. Sometimes obvious and direct references, sometimes obtuse, obscure or abstruse, sometimes pertinent as the result of serendipity and sometimes expertly crafted to suit a scenario in the manner of Sniglets.
The naming of the album and incident of the Apostrophe (') is an excellent example. As a word it has two meanings, as defined in Webster's. As a device it can bring two words together, create possession, plurality, harmony or scholarly discord. Like Zappa, it can be verbally dangerous as a trawl through Wikipedia's Apostrophe entry will reveal.
He left no 'Devil's Dictionary' as to the precise meanings of these verbal clues. It is within the items of this Conceptual Continuity that we can further understand the Man and muse upon what he meant by these clues to some researched, factual or commonly agreeable conclusion.
"He was great at a word game we liked to play, like Sniglets, where you create a word out of concepts. One time we wondered what you'd call the kind of individual who loves to wear rock T-shirts, the sort of person who can't wear a shirt without a logo. And Frank, without batting an eye, said insignoramus".
That's kind of it... (Sniglets would need anchoring) --Tonefish 01:51, 19 May 2008 (PDT)