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September 24, 2016

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September 24, 2016

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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.
February 1, 2011
Don the world has lost a wonderful guy. You made so many of my mates laugh and wonder, in your own quiet, graceful and unique way. May you live on for eternity. Love Jim
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