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Don "Captain Beefheart" Van Vliet

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May 01, 2014
First heard you in 1970. Saw you in concert,'74 and '81. Wonderful memories. (A few photos on Deviantart, under abco2.)
April 13, 2014
Woe-is-ah-me-bop. I am sufferin' with the worstest of curses.Don, you were the best. RIP
December 04, 2013
I don't have words, you had them.

Thanks.
January 20, 2013
i have ears and ive listened. Thanks for the putting the secret of life out in one line..its up to us to choose the route there..
see you when i die, but not for a while thanks to you
genius.
ONE OF A KIND AND REDEFINER OF MUSIC ART AND LIFE
HAIL ERIS AND SHIVA FOR IT ALL
JON ENTROPY
"i may be hungry but i sure aint weird"
-don van vilet
written in yer hometown Lancaster,ca 1/2013
June 24, 2012
Now him and Zappa can jam for eternity!
April 26, 2011
Light floats down day river on a red raft of blood, night blocks out the heavens like a big black shiny bug... It's a hard place that I'm living, but I'm doing well well. Des Howerth, Portland, Or. (503) 926-1061
February 23, 2011
goodbye don,thank you,sleep tight
February 15, 2011
I saw Capt. Beefheart twice in Denver, at Marvelous Marvs small club - poor tech support, Clear Spot had just come out. At the end of the set Zoot Horn Rollo hopped around with his double guitar and knocked down the mic stands. Of Don's many memorable songs/poetry I remember best "Big-Eyed Beans from Venus" (oh my oh my). I'm just so shocked to hear of his passing, and want his family to know his music has lasted all these years, rattling around in my memory as I survey the deserts. What a great performer and sage!
February 14, 2011
We met in Lancaster 1965...united by friendship, music, Frank Zappa, and Abba Zaba candy. The young deep spirit in your eyes sang with exuberance to us all. My heart goes out to Jan's loss because I know Don was looking for her years before he met her.
February 13, 2011
After the first time I heard your music, You changed the way I listened to music for the rest of my life. R.I.P.

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