Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) dies

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Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) dies

Post by ruddy duck » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:05 am

Far be it from me to be the first to turn this new forum into a RIP littered cemetery but I'm saddened by the death of Don Van Vliet. He was a true original. I was lucky to see the Magic Band without him twice and it was much more than a tribute. He made his mark.
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Post by lanter » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:09 am

That is a great loss.
Now he's like "the goldfish lying upside down in it's bowl" :cry:

(I was lucky enough to see him with Magic Band)
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Re: Don van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) dies

Post by ruddy duck » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:32 am

I wish it were just a Cardboard Cutout Sundown.
Captain Beefheart wrote:you hardly know a day goes by
in the cardboard cutout sundown
the moon popped up like a gallery duck
sipped up gold from the sunny cup
and longhorns sawed the buggy grass
and a cowboy blew a harp sitting on his chapped ass
and the prairie flowers didn't look a bit q.ueer
and the stars struck the sand cartwheeled
and poked in the prairie
a cactus juice stand the only place the crows couldn't land
the bluebottle flies were as big as a cowboy's eyes
and their buzz was as loud as rattlers
a fire engine red whistle blows raspberries
in a cloud of whipped steam
a tungle weed ran out black patent yarn stinkbug hoops
from above a living mail thriving dot
in perfect sympathy with the cardboard cutout sundown

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Post by twilightsong » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:49 am

A true original

RIP
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Re: Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) dies

Post by Mauri » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:56 am

Sail on Captain...........

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Re: Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) dies

Post by Paul Bryce » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:28 pm

That's really sad to hear :(

Older I get, the more people I know/grew up with are passing away ..

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Re: Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) dies

Post by Zenda » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:17 pm

Thanks, Ruddy Duck.

RIP and respect to Don Van Vliet.
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Re: Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) dies

Post by ruddy duck » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:35 pm

Captain Beefheart also wrote:...and the pantaloon duck,
white goose neck quacked:
"Webcore, webcore."

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Re: Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) dies

Post by Tones2 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:09 pm

RIP Captain...... :(
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Re: Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) dies

Post by FidgetyFeet » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:44 pm

"Opaque melodies that bug most people".

Very sad news.

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Re: Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) dies

Post by Guest » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:22 am

There will be a shooting star on Observatory Crest tonight ....

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Re: Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) dies

Post by Lenny Lee » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:12 am

RIP, DVV
The man with the woman head
Polynesian wallpaper made the face stand out,
a mixture of Oriental and early vaudeville jazz poofter,
forming a hard, beetle-like triangular chin much like a praying mantis.
Smoky razor-cut, low on the ear neck profile.
The face the color of a nicotine-stained hand.
Dark circles collected under the wrinkled, folded eyes,
map-like from too much turquoise eyepaint.
He showed his old tongue through ill-fitting wooden teeth,
stained from too much opium, chipped from the years.
The feet, brown wrinkles above straw loafers.
A piece of cocoanut in a pink seashell caught the tongue
and knotted into thin white strings.
Charcoal grey Eisenhower jacket zipped and tucked into a lotus green ascot.
A coil of ashes collected on the white-on-yellow dacs.
Four slender bones with rings and nails
endured the weight of a hard fast black rubber cigarette holder.
I could just make out Ace as he carried the tray and mouthed,
"You cheap son of a *witch*"
as a straw fell out of a Coke, cartwheeled into the gutter.
So this was a drive-in restaurant in Hollywood,
So this was a drive-in restaurant in Hollywood,
So this was a drive-in restaurant in Hollywood.
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