It’s the result of a decade-and-a-half of study: listening to recordings of all types and conducting interviews with dozens of Zappa’s fellow musicians, singers.
Martin comes from a long and mostly honourable line of journalists, editors, and writers. When not busy crossing the Ts and dotting the Is, he sometimes tries his hand at a little writing. Contrary to popular opinion, he doesn’t really mind dogs at all.
And he doesn't need to have the last word.