Saturday, December 18, 2010
Captain Beefheart R.I.P.
Crap....the saddest day so far this year! Between a number of late night messages left on the answering machine, 2 cold phone calls post opening and the first person through my door in person today, all bearing the news..... I remember fondly, back in the 70's and early 80's, hours spent over many bottles of Kressmans white, Mark Carmody (Exploding Meet) and myself, listening to Clearspot, Shiny Beast..., Bongo Fury and the rest of Beefheart's tireless recordings. All of Van Vliet's music has stood the test of time beautifully! There is honestly not a day that goes by, as weird as this sounds that Beefheart doesn't cross my mind in some way...this I can't explain? I am truly saddened by this event.