Happy Birthday Captain Beefheart
"There’s so many things to feel and see while you’re awake…"
Of all things that make complete sense in the universe, it is that I share a birthday with the eccentric and often misunderstood artist/musician Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart). While I do not delve in too deep in the abstracts that oftentimes leave me scratching my head in curiosity, I do though enjoy the musical "off" beaten paths few dare to walk. Captain Beefheart is one of those artists I find comfort in his chaotic oeuvre. Combining elements of free jazz, blues and rock, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band produced what is commonly regarded by critics and fans as one of rock’s few truly original bodies of work. I find his work truly inspiring.
If you are not familiar with Captain Beeheart and The Magic Band's music, a good starting point is the album Clear Spot. Personally this a masterpiece only to come in a close second to the Frank Zappa produced Trout Mask Replica. Which if you are familiar,know of it's obscure complexities. A real treasure treat for the ears....
Captain Beefheart's And The Magic Band's
If you are interested in learning more about Don Van Valiet (Captain Beeheart)
"If you want to be a different fish, jump out of school." Don Van Valiet (aka Captain Beekheart) 1941-2010
Put a set of headphones on and enjoy!
Chad WM Borgen