Strictly Personal by Dave DiMartino

On September 30, 1993, Dave DiMartino received a phone call from Don Van Vliet. I heard that you have a new studio up there. Is itRead More

The Artist Formerly Known As Captain Beefheart

The Artist Formerly Known As Captain Beefheart

Elaine Shepherd’s classic BBC documentary, introduced and narrated by John Peel. Completely wonderful, a 50 minute joy:   Reviews, articles, blog posts, etc. relating to TheRead More

The Pop Life by Jon Parelas

A painter whose first one-man show in New York runs through Saturday at the Mary Boone Gallery, 417 West Broadway, may be better known to music-loversRead More

The Spotlight Kid by Anton Corbijn

The Spotlight Kid by Anton Corbijn

I am a photographer who is a friend of Beefheart’s, rather than being an authority on him. When I met Beefheart on an NME assignment inRead More

UK Television – Crazy Bob Goes Into A Tail Spin by John Preston

Also guaranteed to have a catastrophic effect on your love-life is the music of Captain Beefheart, subject of John Peel’s adoring if oddly po-faced tribute, TheRead More

Where’s The Captain? by Kristine McKenna

Don Van Vliet was born in Glendale, California, on January 15, 1941, the only child of Glenn and Sue Van Vliet. Don began showing artistic talentRead More

Yeah, I’m happy. Happy as a clam by Dave Dimartino

Yeah, I’m happy. Happy as a clam by Dave Dimartino

He is alive. A recluse. Painting in seclusion up near the Oregon border. There have been weird signals through the ether since he stopped making musicRead More

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