Mid-term result for Captain Beefheart fan

On August 31st, I noticed in The Salt Lake City Weekly that The State Governor of Utah was, “eager to discuss his love of Captain BeefheartRead More

Derek
8 Nov
There’s no H on my faucet

There’s no H on my faucet

A photograph of a Trout Mask Replica CD has started to circulate on the web. This may be because of the particular woman who is holdingRead More

Derek
18 Aug
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Bummer in the summer

Bummer in the summer

Arthur Lee died on Thursday. Guardian article Guardian obituary Independent obituary Luckier in Love than later in life BBC news item Your tributes at the BBCRead More

Beefheart sounds for Windows

It’s not quite a full theme, but certainly enough sound files to “annoy your colleagues, family and friends” to quote Simon Pardoe who created them. TheRead More

Graham
1 Aug
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Grass does not grow on a volcano

Ivor Cutler died on Friday. He will be very much missed in this household and I’m sure many people who found something invaluable in Beefheart willRead More

Support the greatest radio station in the world

Not strictly Beefheart related, but I thought I’d let you know that WFMU’s fund-rasing marathon is now on and I’d urge any of you who everRead More

Graham
2 Mar

Awards and plaudits

Announcements that three of Don Van Vliet’s former associates are being honoured have recently been made. Mo Ostin, former head of Warner, is cited by theRead More

Rodrigues sculpture sold

One year after the sale of a ‘Beep Seal’ sculpture on eBay, another work by Don Van Vliet’s childhood television co-star Agostinho Rodrigues has been soldRead More

Derek
7 Dec
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Cal Schenkel’s Apes Ma

Cal Schenkel’s Apes Ma

I was recently sent a photograph of a Beefheart-related Cal Schenkel art work by Peter Warner who was sent the photo by Schenkel himself in 1981.Read More

Peeling Back The Years

There are a good few items on the BBC website to help mark the first anniversary of John Peel’s death this week. Most notable are: ARead More

Graham
27 Oct
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I never heard it put quite that way

I recently received a tip off from Colin B Morton about an item on PJ Harvey’s message board which features an unusual interpretation of a tuneRead More

Blues ghosts cry again from discs of long ago

One of my favourite labels, Revenant Records who released the “Grow Fins” treasure trove of unreleased Beefheart, released the second volume in their “American Primitive” seriesRead More

Graham
6 Oct

“not … the Trout Mask Replica of the new millennium”

‘Mixing It’, with its impeccably selected range of new music, is one of the BBC’s most interesting radio shows. Informed and witty commentary is provided byRead More

Beefheart on John Peel tribute CD

Beefheart on John Peel tribute CD

The first anniversary of John Peel’s death will be marked by several hundred concerts which are to be staged under the banner of John Peel Day.Read More

Distant Cousin of The Magic Band

Distant Cousin of The Magic Band

For every one who appreciates the Hammond Organ playing of Jimmy Smith, Ian McLagan or John Medeski there are plenty more for whom the Hammond OrganRead More

Purely Peel

Purely Peel

BBC Radio 7 has just broadcast an excellent 3 hour John Peel memoir and tribute in which Peel talks extensively about his life, influences, passions andRead More

Graham
27 Aug

Dr Robert Moog is dead

I’m sure many visitors will already have heard of the sad passing of Dr Robert Moog, inventor of the MiniMoog synth. As with so many greatRead More

Graham
23 Aug

Beef-spotting

I’ve always tried to avoid taking a train-spotter approach with this site over the years (not that you would think it from my blog entries) –Read More

Graham
23 Aug
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Elbow Room

Elbow Room

A friend started off a blog a while ago featuring a gallery of his doodles and abstract photographs, entitled Elbow Room. I used to work withRead More

Graham
9 Aug
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Dropping the name Beefheart

My inbox most days contains links to newspaper and magazine articles referencing Beefheart. New bands love to drop the Beefheart name, music journalists likewise. I sendRead More

Derek
4 Aug
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