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Friday, December 17, 2010

So long to the Captain

Almost too sad to write about this, but have to honor one of the greatest in some small way.

Don Van Vliet, better know as Captain Beefheart, passed away today at the age of 69.

He was a musical innovator, a hollerer, a trouble-maker, and an artist. Beefheart made some of the most rocking, original, challenging, influential and tender sounds ever heard, not too mention his bizarre but incredible lyrics.

The Captain will be sorely missed and forever remembered.

Article in Washington Post

The Dust Blows Forward 'n the Dust Blows Back

Moonlight on Vermont

The Sea & Cake - So Long to the Captain

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