[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Trout Mask Replica[/alert_box] Moonlight on Vermont affected everybody Even Mrs. Wooten well as Little Nitty Even lifebuoy floatin’ With his lil’ pistol showin’ ‘n his lil’ pistol totin’ Well that goes t’ show you what uh moon can do No more bridge from Tuesday t’ Friday Everybody’s gone high society Hope lost his head ‘n got off on alligators Somebodies leavin’ peanuts on the curbins For uh white elephant escaped from the zoo with love Goes t’ show you what uh moon can do Moonlight on Vermont Well it did it for Lifebuoy And it did it t’ you And itRead More →

Moonlight on Vermont affected everybody Even Mrs. Wooten well as Little Nitty Even lifebuoy floatin’/With his lil’ pistol showin’ ‘n his lil’ pistol totin’ Vermont is about as white a place as you can get, that is in most people’s minds. I can’t think of anyplace whiter than that. Not just white but white in a very Northeastern sort of way. But Beefheart’s paean to the influence of the moon is set in the whitest place on earth; white people, white with snow, white as the full moon riding in the sky that stirs people’s blood, the same moon that Howlin’ Wolf howled to inRead More →