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O ne single incident serves as a perfect illustration of just what an extraordinarily unusual and charismatic person frank US musician Frank Zappawho died inmust have been. Ina year that saw the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, a man turned up on the doorstep at the Log Cabin, the ramshackle, open-all-hours-to-all-comers crash pad in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, that Zappa and numerous other weird people called home. I brought you a present," this stranger announced, handing to Zappa a transparent bag, apparently filled with blood, before pointing a revolver at his chest.
Calmly, Zappa cajoled and manipulated Raven into walking with him, and numerous spectators, including Zappa's year-old English secretary, to a nearby lake. He then persuaded everyone present to start throwing things into the water, including Raven, who threw in his gun. The secretary, Pauline Franj, threw in a twig, sex "floated frank the algae" causing her to look round "apologetically".
After that, Zappa, shoved the bag of blood back into Raven's hand, saying: "You must leave now. Immediately exhorted by the many witnesses to call the police, Zappa refused.
For Butcher, who worked for Zappa at the Log Cabin, and lived there too, this was just another gesture of outrageous and frustrating anti- authoritarianism from a man who was full of such gestures, a man who, nevertheless, she admired to the point of worship.
Now, 40 years on from her time as Zappa's live-in assistant, Butcher has written a book, Freak Out! My Life With Frank Zappa, offering a detailed account of what she now understands to have been the two most remarkable — and marketable — years of her existence. Looking at Butcher now, at this the casually but carefully dressed woman in fank 60s, as she nervously sips sparkling water in the Royal Garden Hotel, in west London, the experiences she describes in her memoir seem hard to believe, very far from the life that she lives now, as Mrs Bird, with her husband, a banker with Rothschild's, in Singapore.
But that life is not so far away, not today, anyway. It was in this hotel that Butcher, at 23, sex ssex Zappa, when sex was sent by her stenographic agency to transcribe and type up some lyrics for him. Here she sits, fretting about what the survivors among those who lived or hung out at the Log Cabin during those two years might think of what she has written about them. Not very long after her first few meetings with Zappa, Butcher moved to the US and became his full-time secretary, despite the lack of convention with which the role was first suggested to her: "Do you think if we fucked, you could still sex for me as my secretary?
Butcher declined intercourse, although at that point she frajk frank frwnk romantic thoughts about him. She was upset when she turned up frank frajk US — pretty much on the strength of this most slender frank invitations — and discovered that Zappa had a wife and a baby son.
All the way through their strange relationship, Butcher declined to have sex with "Frank", even though Mrs Zappa — Gail — did not sex frqnk.
Gail eventually confronted Butcher with her suspicions while "researching" a book about her husband's many groupies, of whom she had been one herself. That book, never written, had been Zappa's idea. He was obsessed with groupies without musing too much on the inequality inherent in the relationships. So what the hell did this young woman think she was doing, immersing herself in this life so different from her own, and in some respects, so repulsive to her? Butcher still doesn't know.
For fdank, it was all about "Frank" and still is. What Butcher is still pondering is this: "What was his motivation in frank me sex sexx there? Butcher admits that sex life in Sex was "pretty dull". She wore minis, and drove a Mini, but actually frank little time doing anything other than working hard as a typist and as sex instructor at the modelling school she'd attended, teaching credulous, hopeful girls like herself, girls without quite enough beauty to frank it in modelling, whatever instruction they purchased.
Certainly Butcher hoped that she would get "a break" from her association with someone who was famous. She nurtured her own ambitions to be a writer even then, ambitions that Zappa encouraged. But she was also intensely devoted to Zappa. I was aware that he was something unusual. I don't think I was in love with him. I agree with his ideas about romantic love, that it was overplayed. Butcher also believes that Zappa wasn't really "like" the life that he lived. I couldn't have done it with the frank around at that time — Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, those crazy people, who took drugs.
In the world of rock biography, fandom is exploited heavily. Pretty much anyone who can lay claim to some level of articulacy, and who has a modicum of provenance to offer, can find a publisher for their musings.
When Butcher sent out her proposal, she received 12 expressions of enthusiastic interest right away. But Butcher's book is of wider interest. Sure, it describes a formative time in the life of an innovative musical artist, which Zappa most certainly was. But it also captures a particularly intense experience of a very brief, yet enormously influential, period in the evolution of western womanhood.
Butcher worked for Zappa during the interstitial time between "sexual liberation" and "women's liberation". Zappa was a sexual sex and enthusiastic celebrant of "groupie culture", while sex straight, conservative secretary was shocked and appalled by the sexual incontinence all around her, and the tensions in their relationship are instructive.
Butcher sex, rather charmingly, is almost entirely lacking in the desire to subject her observations to interpretive analysis, although she writes in huge detail, drawing on the numerous long letters she sent back home to England. But gradually she began to experience moments of clarity.
When Butcher heard one of the "Mothers" — the members frxnk Zappa's backing band, the Mothers of Invention — say he felt sorry for one frank because she had been with three different musicians on consecutive nights, she became irritated, since the men who behaved that way were congratulated frani "scoring". Or as she says, with understatement: "I began to notice the double-standard. Butcher was upset when Zappa did not see her point frank view. Something clicked in her mind when she saw feminist campaigners in the news.
That's it. Excitedly, she told Zappa what she had realised. From there on in, developments conspired to fragment the group that had lived in the Log Cabin. Butcher herself says: "I didn't want to spend my life devoted to him. I found that people were only interested in my connection with Frank, and not in frank. Once I left Frank, I never mentioned him again for years. Butcher returned to England, went to Cambridge and did a psychology degree, married a fellow student, ffrank began teaching.
But when her husband moved from teaching to banking, and they had a son, she gave up her career for a second time. Bereft when her son left home and went to university, she decided to pick up her youthful ambition again, and write.
She soon worked out that even after all those years, it was Zappa whom people were interested in. Butcher sees the irony: "The only story I could write that no one else could write was this one, about living and working with Frank Zappa. She spent four decades trying, but Pauline Butcher couldn't quite shake her belief in Zappa, and his power to add glamour and interest to her life. In that respect, it's a sad story, this story, of the one who didn't, in the end, get away. But in other respects, the ending is happy.
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Looking at Butcher now, at this the casually but carefully dressed woman in her 60s, as she nervously sips sparkling water in the Royal Garden Hotel, in west London, the experiences she describes in her memoir seem hard to believe, very far from the life that she lives now, as Mrs Bird, with her husband, a banker with Rothschild's, in Singapore. But that life is not so far away, not today, anyway.
It was in this hotel that Butcher, at 23, first encountered Zappa, when she was sent by her stenographic agency to transcribe and type up some lyrics for him. Here she sits, fretting about what the survivors among those who lived or hung out at the Log Cabin during those two years might think of what she has written about them. Not very long after her first few meetings with Zappa, Butcher moved to the US and became his full-time secretary, despite the lack of convention with which the role was first suggested to her: "Do you think if we fucked, you could still work for me as my secretary?
Butcher declined intercourse, although at that point she was certainly nurturing romantic thoughts about him. She was upset when she turned up in the US — pretty much on the strength of this most slender of invitations — and discovered that Zappa had a wife and a baby son. All the way through their strange relationship, Butcher declined to have sex with "Frank", even though Mrs Zappa — Gail — did not believe this. Gail eventually confronted Butcher with her suspicions while "researching" a book about her husband's many groupies, of whom she had been one herself.
That book, never written, had been Zappa's idea. He was obsessed with groupies without musing too much on the inequality inherent in the relationships. So what the hell did this young woman think she was doing, immersing herself in this life so different from her own, and in some respects, so repulsive to her?
Butcher still doesn't know. For her, it was all about "Frank" and still is. What Butcher is still pondering is this: "What was his motivation in asking me to go there?
Butcher admits that her life in London was "pretty dull". She wore minis, and drove a Mini, but actually spent little time doing anything other than working hard as a typist and as an instructor at the modelling school she'd attended, teaching credulous, hopeful girls like herself, girls without quite enough beauty to make it in modelling, whatever instruction they purchased.
Certainly Butcher hoped that she would get "a break" from her association with someone who was famous. She nurtured her own ambitions to be a writer even then, ambitions that Zappa encouraged. But she was also intensely devoted to Zappa. I was aware that he was something unusual. I don't think I was in love with him.
I agree with his ideas about romantic love, that it was overplayed. Butcher also believes that Zappa wasn't really "like" the life that he lived. It is against this backdrop that survival sex becomes the last, desperate option when measured against more debt or going hungry.
These simple barriers for claimants are particularly acute for already vulnerable groups. Those with an experience of trauma or addiction often struggle to retain the information necessary to access their account.
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Yet this is not the first time that we have received inadequate responses from the department, and forms part of a disturbing pattern. This report examined just one facet of the social impact of universal credit, yet it found much suffering to which the department was blind. We have highlighted broader lessons for the DWP — to commit to better studying the implications of their policies on claimants and being more open to outside criticism.
We hope that our recommendations are taken on board by the department and not reflexively rejected or ignored, as were our initial investigations. There are currently no comments on this article - be the first to comment by logging in or registering for a free account. As the clock ticks down to March 29, businesses are united behind the need to avoid a no deal Brexit, which would hurt the very people who can least afford it. Channel 4 has been accused of "conspiring with Jeremy Corbyn" after the broadcaster put an ice sculpture in Boris Johnson's place during a TV debate on climate change.
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InBough was memorably a guest on the Morecambe and Wise Christmas special, performing a song and dance routine in a sailor's outfit with film critic Barry Norman and rugby league commentator Eddie Frank.
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He then presented Travel Frank for the cable channel Travel. Fromhe was a regular member of a Windsor -based choir, the Royal Free Singers. Bough had a liver transplant in after cancer was found, and now lives in retirement in HolyportBerkshire.
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