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My conversation with Don Van Vliet . . . the good Captain is dead.

Don Van Vliet a.k.a. Captain Beefheart – – January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010

I once had a conversation with the good Captain. Someone in the band pointed out the fact that sitting at the back of the venue where we were playing – The Speakeasy, (just off London’s Oxford Street) was THE MAN himself.

After the gig, as we were loading the Transit, he stepped in a somewhat ‘tired and emotional’ manner over the gear and muttered, “Nice band.”

I said, “Thank you.”

I think that constitutes a conversation.

Goodbye, Don . . . .

 

Have a listen to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MnQx80nS9U

“Once you’ve heard Beefheart, it’s hard to wash him out of your clothes.” – Tom Waits

By Rowland Jones

Jones spends his time writing & performing his songs, writing to the papers, doing illustrations for Zuiderlucht and browsing idly around the net for considerably longer than any adult should . . .

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