A Crossover of a Different Colour by Kristine McKenna

Once known as avant-garde musician Captain Beefheart, Don Van Vliet has quickly won the art world’s attention as a painter The art world tends to regardRead More

Captain Beefheart by Kristine McKenna

Captain Beefheart by Kristine McKenna

Captain Beefheart is a visionary / madman / genius who makes remarkably original music. A sculptor / painter / poet / philosopher of the primitive surrealistRead More

KCRW, Santa Monica, interview and phone in with Kristine McKenna

18th October 1987 interview with Don’s friend Kristine McKenna. Hear it!

Sonic Sculpture in the Mojave by Kristine McKenna

Sonic Sculpture in the Mojave 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

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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