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“I Need Fuel!” (May 4th, 2018, MO 63, 54, 5, 44)

I road-tripped to my parents’ home in Monett, Missouri, to celebrate my brother’s birthday–he was home from Dickinson, Texas. Unfortunately, my ace-boon pavement podnah Nicole was under the weather, so I was driving solo. 632 more words

Listening Diary


I get some cool items in my Gmail from time to time, sharing this package with my readers.

Wishing I had the discretionary income to get this from the Third Man Records Vault.  37 more words


Sonic Gems: Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica

Born on January 15, 1941, Don Van Vliet fka Don Glen Vliet was an American singer-songwriter and visual artist known by his stage name Captain Beefheart before he passed away from multiple sclerosis on December 17, 2010.  175 more words

Thought For The Day

Lick My Decals Off, Baby

Captain Beefheart is an acquired taste. He approaches the blues from the outside in: Straddling the avant-garde, forgoing at times the “mama heartbeat” rhythm so germane to pop, his freak-outs range from musical free fall (e.g., the superficially untutored Trout Mask Replica) to gutter-garage (e.g., Safe As Milk).1 The overall effect is instructive if not wholly satisfying. 188 more words


Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Veteran's Day Poppy

Today would have been Don Van Vliet’s 77th birthday if he was still in this dimension. So to celebrate this we give you the closing track from Don’s main masterpiece (as opposed to all of his other one’s), 1969’s “Trout Mask Replica’. 21 more words


Is Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart and His Magical Band the greatest album of all time?

Don Van Vliet’s alter ego, Captain Beefheart, assembled a team of the most qualified musicians to bring a collection his spoken word poetry to its fullest form. 223 more words

"I've Gotta Understand Beefheart"

“I’ve gotta understand Beefheart. Captain Beefheart has been hanging over me like this weird, cryptic…like, I will never be smart enough or large enough of mind to assess and understand Captain Beefheart.” – Marc Maron,  1,040 more words