The 50 most recent comments from across the Radar Station:

  • Steve on Doctor Dark DecodedI guess you can take photos from the road but going onto the property is best avoided unless you have permission.
  • on Doctor Dark DecodedGreat stuff! I knew it wasn't random. The grid idea is great. BTW can I take photos of the Trout house without disturbing any current residents?
  • pat pate on Rolled Roots Gnarled like RakersSaw him with Zappa. Incredible musician and artist
  • Philip Cowdry on Doctor Dark DecodedVery impressive film. Such a clear presentaion. Re: the Ornette Coleman connection. Ornette famously disregarded harmonic strictures and the reliance on chord changes so as to free up melody. Similarly, Beefheart's music has always seemed to me to be built from short melodic passages on various instruments with little regard...
  • Steve on Saturday Night Live 1980The guitarists are Richard 'Midnite Hatsize' Snyder (with the hat) on the left and Jeff Moris Tepper on the right. Eric Drew Feldman plays keyboards but also plays a bit of bass guitar.
  • on Saturday Night Live 1980Thanks for a cool site! Who is playing guitar in this 1908 nov 22 SNL clip?
  • William Mitchell on Orange Claw Hammer lyricsY up a hill of ladders is a great image. Railroad up a hillside would look like a ladder and forking in two would look like a y.
  • on Hans Van Hulst – John French’s Q&As 2000/1Great interview. I am in a band in Chicago and CB comes up a lot with people, even though it is only on occasion that we reach any weirdness heights even close to classic CB. Nevertheless, it comes up a lot. Is it possible to contact the current occupants of...
  • Steve on Whalebone FarmhousePosters of Don's artwork are few and far between. There are a couple out there but are now difficult to find
  • vollsticks on Alex Snouffer 1941 – 2006Are you related to Megan Kelso, by any chance?
  • Ella guru on Whalebone FarmhouseWhat is the purchase price. Are there lithographs or posters available
  • Chris Bright on Herb BermannShort video of Bermann reciting "Electricity". https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hEFgxPf9ty4
  • some one on Cannes beach performance on Bouton Rouge 1968ran out of writing space... I still remember listening to the Trout Mask Replica house sessions on a portable cd player (just the instrumental parts no lyrics as they were added later) on my porch (portland, oregon) during the Alberta Street fair, and how the cd and the noise from...
  • some one on Cannes beach performance on Bouton Rouge 1968wish I could have been there or seen this whole concert on vhs at least. So little live footage of this amazing band. First vinyl of theirs I bought was this one (Safe as Milk followed by Clear Spot), I wish ehey had put one more song on that beach...
  • Leila on Stand Up To Be Discontinued. Die Malerei von Don van Vliet / The Art of Don van VlietHi John, Have you sold the copy already? How much are you wanting for it? My email is: leila.s.bright@gmail.com Leila
  • on Big Eyed Beans From Venus lyrics“You’re suffering with the grace dislocation” is what will always be to me.
  • Graham on The Beacon, New York reviewHmm.. I’m not sure what the writer was referring to either. The only thing that springs to mind is perhaps the meanest line he wrote: “send your mother home your navel” from Astray Heart, released around the time this piece was written and possibly played at this show (I should...
  • vollsticks on The Beacon, New York review"Rather troubling tendency towards misogyny"?!? I don't see it....
  • vollsticks on The Power Of Big Eyed Beans by EricLovely story. I think Don genuinely loved his fans.
  • James Cooper on If the hat fits….bid for it.Tha's an amazing story and artefact ED! <3
  • vollsticks on A Meeting With The 25th Century Quaker by Danny HoustonMan what a story! So envious of anyone who got to see The Captain, let alone spend so much time with him on a one-to-one basis! I did get to see the re-formed Magic Band on their first tour and chat with John French, Mark Boston and Robert Williams, lovely...
  • vollsticks on A Decals CD and vinyl re-release?Apparently the last two or three MB line-ups were given "a point" or maybe half a point royalties--theres a part in Through The Eyes of Magic where Denny Whalley (?) recounts Tepper and Feldman bursting into applause in an ingratiating manner when Don announced this. Whether he came through with...
  • Lawrence P Strohmeyer on Golden Birdies lyrics"Shoosh sookie sigabus" is a very interesting line. In this case, "sookie" undoubtably refers to a "sookie jump," which Leadbelly talks about during at least one his recordings. It is a very energetic dance done say at a juke joint by African Americans, most likely to live music. Don would...
  • bruce kelso on Art Tripp is Ed Marimba is Ted Cactushi artie, thanks for that insightfull interview, I saw the tragic band at the main point in 74 in bryn mawr pa. I arrived early to met with all of you only to discover that none of you were there, meeting don I asked where was everybody and he said...
  • bruce kelso on Alex Snouffer 1941 – 2006I saw the clear spot tour with alex, . I was in the front row and the sound of alex ,bill and mark with roy and artie was loud . I remember one encore with mark quickly off stage drink a quart of beer and run back to play a...
  • bruce kelso on Radio Trout Mask – 50th Tributesmorning, its dec 1 2019, I woke up today after being with don in a dream, we joked about the early magic band with jerry and alex,. it spooked me somewhat after I awoke that he had passed sometime around this time. all I have are memories of being with...
  • Lawrence P Strohmeyer on Golden Birdies lyricsIn the mystic Egypt, tassel dangling down, old sleeper man, shoosh, don't wake him! Up wand hand broom star was an obi man, revered throughout the bone knob land. (Broom star is a very old Chinese astronomy description of a comet, which looks like a star with a tail.) (An...
  • joeago on Odd Jobs by Don Van VlietIs it where a bunch of guys balance in a heap on one bike? I can picture a "caruponrims" is though.
  • Paul on No More Magic: Bluejeans and Moonbeams reviewI love Beefheart and I love this album . The guy had to eat you know and in it’s own right Bluejeans has stood the test of time certainly better than Mirrorman and Doc. Friends who can’t understand his other albums like this one so I think it served it’s...