Brian Appleton's Unofficial

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20050601

Disgraced Rock Musicologist and Media Studies lecturer Brian Appleton delivers a series of unique and bizarre lectures to an invited audience, drawing on his own bitter memories of thwarted pop stardom.

1/6. From Cliff to Dale

Brian charts five decades of British pop.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows

Additional Research by Rex Brough

20050608

..Multi-Media Lecture.

2/6. Elvis Lives

Rock musicologist and Media Studies lecturer Brian Appleton examines the conspiracy theories which abound in the history of rock concerning Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley and Harry Secombe, to name but three.

20050615

..Multi-Media Lecture.

3/6. Let's Look at Sound

From the first audio recordings to the latest digital gadgetry, rock musicologst Brian Appleton examines how the microphone changed music forever, and explains why, if sound travelled at the speed of light, man would have evolved with only one ear on the top of his head.

From the first audio recordings to the latest digital gadgetry, rock musicologst Brian Appleton examines how the microphone changed music forever, and explains why, if sound travelled at the speed of light, man would have evolved with only one ear on the top of his head."

20050622

..Multi-Media Lecture.

4/6. Now Let's Listen to Light

After looking at sound last week, Brian attempts to follow through by Listening to Light. But is that plausible or should he just look at sound again? After all, listening to light seems uncomfortably close to the discipline of laboratory physics and he doesn't have the pre-requisite white coat.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows.

20050629

..Multi-Media Lecture.

5/6. King Steve

Surprisingly, Brian finds himself official! Yes, the college principal has re-instated him, with the proviso that he doesn't talk about rock music. Instead he has to deliver a lecture on the last Norman King of England, King Steve. Or does he?

20050706

..Multi-Media Lecture

6/6. It's Not What You Know, It's The Who

After years of humiliation, Brian can take no more so decides to take revenge on his fellow rockers by exposing their mistakes, fluffs and bum notes.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows.