Saturday, 12/18/10

by musicclipoftheday

Captain Beefheart (AKA Don Van Vliet), January 5, 1941December 17, 2010

replay: a clip too good for just one day

For some people, going their own way seems to be the only way they could possibly go.

Captain Beefheart (AKA Don Van Vliet)

The Artist Formerly Known As Captain Beefheart (BBC Documentary, 1997)

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lagniappe

Don’t you think that somebody like Stravinsky . . . it would annoy him if somebody bent a note the wrong way?

—Captain Beefheart

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About the seventh or eighth time [I listened to Trout Mask Replica], I thought it was the greatest album ever made—and I still do.

—Matt Groening

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art beat

Paintings by Don Van Vliet

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(Originally posted 3/6/10.)

Having posted this, I’m going to return to the break I mentioned the other day—back soon.