Captain Beefheart Beer

Captain Beefheart Beer

If you’re in Portland, Oregon on Thursday 17 January take a trip out to Belmont Station “Portland’s Premier Beer Store and Bier Cafe”. In one ofRead More

Steve
12 Jan
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and finally…

According to The Guardian, The Jockey Club’s chief executive, Simon Bazalgette was recently interviewed in the racecard at Cheltenham. Bazalgette said that his four ideal dinnerRead More

Derek
29 Dec
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A familiar face in the cosmic matter?

A familiar face in the cosmic matter?

The other day, I was grinding and polishing a stony meteorite (as one does), and after polishing, there, leering out from the polished surface, was theRead More

Derek
29 Dec

Lemme tell yuh ’bout it

Captain Beefheart at The White House The next time you’re visting The White House please do have a glance at your hosts vinyl record collection. AccordingRead More

Derek
25 Jan
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Wedding at East Overshoe

Congratulations to Sandy Dillon and Ray Majors on their recent wedding, which took place on an antique carousel on the seedier side of the beach inRead More

Graham
15 Jan
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From Genesis P. Orridge to Oh Bamalam

I seem constantly to be linking here to Gary Lucas website because of the seemingly endless Captain Beefheart related information to be found there. At hisRead More

Derek
28 Oct
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Diggin’ the Smithsonian Institute news

The Smithsonian Institution investigates the meeting of pop culture and palaeontology in a new blog at its website. In one of the first entries Captain Beefheart’sRead More

Just a minuet

That Don Van Vliet’s compositions are danceable is without question. Two German comedians, Ulan & Bator, have formalised that pleasure by getting close to a diamondRead More

Graham
28 Oct

Captain Beefheart as Play Station soundtrack?

A review at IGN.com of a new HD version of WipEout, a Play Station game, contains some tantalising information about the custom soundtrack, “which is a cinchRead More

Graham
27 Sep
Jimmy Carl Black benefit and Jamie Cohen

Jimmy Carl Black benefit and Jamie Cohen

Jimmy Carl Black Benefit Concerts A benefit concert for former Mother of Invention and Magic Band member Jimmy Carl Black has been arranged for November 9Read More

Derek
27 Sep
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Bag of tricks and candy sticks

Gary Lucas and Don Van Vliet – I Have A Cat ‘I Have A Cat’, the broadcast of Don Van Vliet’s last lengthy interview in 1993,Read More

Derek
29 Jul
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Two scratchproof albums and some CDs

Rhino release a downloadable Beefheart sampler In a flurry of no publicity at all, Rhino Records have released their first scratchproof Captain Beefheart album. It isRead More

Derek
8 Jun
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A little conglomeration table

Recent music links Here I Am I Always Am played by The Black Keys at SXSW 2008 in Houston on March 12th. Andy Haas (former MarthaRead More

Derek
23 Mar
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Blue Plaques & Media Dreams

Blue Plaques & Media Dreams

Frank Freeman’s Dancing Club in Kidderminster was one of the venues to which John Peel drove Captain Beefheart during his British tour in 1968. Recordings fromRead More

Kit ‘n’ Kaboodle…

Kit ‘n’ Kaboodle…

Trout Mask Replica promo pack These poems by Don Van Vliet are from a Trout Mask Replica promo pack which was recently auctioned at eBay. I amRead More

Frank Zappa Strasse

Frank Zappa Strasse

According to Gary Lucas in a 1996 interview for Seconds magazine, Frank Zappa and Don Van Vliet’s last meeting was embarassing and distressing. Frank owned theRead More

“I never knew you were into such intelligent art… Paris Hilton & Captain Beefheart”

“I never knew you were into such intelligent art… Paris Hilton & Captain Beefheart”

Paris Hilton & Captain Beefheart, a new record by Knights of Infinite Resignation was released this week on the Next Best Records label. The record wasRead More

Derek
26 Jul
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$500 Reward: contact police Capt. Don Van Vliet

$500 Reward: contact police Capt. Don Van Vliet

Sandy Dillon has previously covered at least a couple of Don Van Vliet’s compositions. Now, the cheeky Beefheart botherer has hijacked Don’s name to promote aRead More

Don Van Vliet Suite

Don Van Vliet Suite

Here’s a photograph of the Van Vliet Flower Group’s tour waggon parked up at one of northern Englands newest music venues, the Don Van Vliet LoungeRead More

Derek
24 Feb

Jeopardy, more video, a CD and a zoo

Jeopardy Jaws dropped across a nation on December 11th when the B-word was used on American prime-time television. Captain Beefheart had become famous for a momentRead More

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