$500 Reward: contact police Capt. Don Van Vliet

$500 Reward: contact police Capt. Don Van Vliet

Sandy Dillon has previously covered at least a couple of Don Van Vliet’s compositions. Now, the cheeky Beefheart botherer has hijacked Don’s name to promote aRead More

A familiar face in the cosmic matter?

A familiar face in the cosmic matter?

The other day, I was grinding and polishing a stony meteorite (as one does), and after polishing, there, leering out from the polished surface, was theRead More

Derek
29 Dec
Ant Man Bee Massacre in Beeftroutwinter

Ant Man Bee Massacre in Beeftroutwinter

Walt Michelson mailed with news of his 50 synesthesia-musicboxes. Each of these pays homage to a different musician. His Beefheart musicbox, Ant Man Bee Massacre inRead More

Captain Beefheart as Play Station soundtrack?

A review at IGN.com of a new HD version of WipEout, a Play Station game, contains some tantalising information about the custom soundtrack, “which is a cinchRead More

Graham
27 Sep
Don Van Vliet Suite

Don Van Vliet Suite

Here’s a photograph of the Van Vliet Flower Group’s tour waggon parked up at one of northern Englands newest music venues, the Don Van Vliet LoungeRead More

Derek
24 Feb

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

Just a minuet

That Don Van Vliet’s compositions are danceable is without question. Two German comedians, Ulan & Bator, have formalised that pleasure by getting close to a diamondRead More

Graham
28 Oct
Long Neck Bottles …

Long Neck Bottles …

The Pittsburgh micro-brewery, East End Brewing Company, have recently produced a new beer called Blabber & Smoke. It’s a Rauchbier type lager. If it tastes asRead More

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
Miss Lobell To Marry…Capt. Don Van Vliet Beefheart, USAF?

Miss Lobell To Marry…Capt. Don Van Vliet Beefheart, USAF?

This was very kindly sent to me by Brainpang – many thanks to him for this bizarre curio. Joan Lobell is a Beefheart fan who, inRead More

Orange Claw Hammer graffiti

Orange Claw Hammer graffiti

The Pittsburgh City Paper blog has a lovely item about some unusually literate graffiti: On a Liberty Avenue pole, near the Bloomfield Bridge, somebody has carefully pencilledRead More

Refusal Of Leave To Land Report

Refusal Of Leave To Land Report

On the 18th January 1968, The Magic Band were involved in a bizarre and humorous incident which resulted in their being refused entry to the UKRead More

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