Captain Beefheart

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

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