His name may not mean much to many of you but Captain Beefheart has died.
He was a worthy iconoclast who grew up in the same part of Maryland as Frank Zappa.
Don Van Vliet was his real name and he recorded some amazing songs.
I want to commemorate him here.
I will always remember being stranded at Syracuse airport and having little else to do than drink bumped into a DJ.
I was with a lady who could have tempted St. Anthony and I became inspired.
The DJ and I got into a Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart fest at the bar much to the delight of the barmaid.
Let’s hear it for Captain Beefheart.
Here are some links Play em
I even included him in my story ‘Desultory In Blue’ here