Don Van Vliet dies at 69


The Gunslinger is deeply saddened by the news that musician, artist, poet and visionary Don Van Vliet has gone to that big radar station in the sky. If Salvador Dali was a bluesman, he would have made records that sounded like Captain Beefheart's. As someone who once named his college radio show Safe As Milk, words fail me at the moment, so let's just hear the good Captain do his thing as we don our veteran's day poppies and fly the flag at half mast.

3 comments:

blankemon said...

Nicely done as always. This one hurt more than I would have guessed.

I wrote a little something about the Captain here:
http://tinyurl.com/2fdrat7

It was quick and dirty, but I'm happy with it.

Timmy said...

Captain, my Captain! Bee Bop A Ree Bob...

Kyle said...

Figures - "Sure 'nuff 'n' Yes I Do" is what I've been playing for people unexposed to Beefheart.

Also, a tin teardrop.