Some interesting articles have been appearing on the Associated Content website under the byline of Grant O’Neill.

Grant is a pseudonym for a guy from Lancaster who knew Don and many of the Magic Band back in the sixties. I spoke to him a few years ago and part of that interview was printed in the ‘Steal Softly Thru Snow’ fanzine. Just recently he told me that he wants to “discuss the Don most people haven’t met” … and that’s what he’s doing in these vignettes.

It’s fascinating stuff … with more on the way … so check out these pieces:-

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Really enjoyed reading these posts.

    On a side note, I attended a Henry Rollings "talking show" in Sacramento in June 2010. He told a great story about going to see a Captain Beefheart exhibition in Santa Barbara in the '80s. Hank said that the show was great and that it was even better because the good Captain was in attendance.

    Sadly, Beefheart was in a wheelchair. Hank and his friend Joe Cole followed quietly behind the Captain in reverence. Beefheart approached each one of his paintings, waved his hands quickly in the air, and *threw hexes on each one his paintings!*

    What an image – what a story.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for these very interesting insider's notes. Here's the link to the next instalment: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5691958/captain_beefheart_brave_new_twirl.html?cat=33

  3. Captain Costume says:

    My husband is a huge fan and has several records (yep, he kept all his vinyls, which are making a comeback we've noticed). I wonder if he has seen this post about articles by Grant O'Neill. He'd probably have fun taking a trip down memory lane…

  4. Anonymous says:

    There is a new piece today, entitled "Beatles, Bones, 'n' Smokin' Stones." http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5716240/captain_beefheart_beatle_bones_n_smokin.html?cat=9

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