My blog buddy in Rome, Mikeb302000 suggested that we start a Captain Beefheart Festival.
The Captain jumped ship in December 17, 2010. I think it's a grand idea. He posted Dachau Blues from Trout Mask Replica this evening. I'd like to post something that reflects a side of Don VanVliet rarely seen. He really sings purdy here and it's a pretty song played by this 1970 version of the Magic Band on BBC. I'm not sure what to suggest as an official name of a Beefheart Festival....
.....but this is The Night Of The Living VanVliet
I'm a little whacked tonight after a day in the tundral Dordogne Deep Freeze. I have a barn full of hay and neighbors with 18 horses, and they got a call from the farmer who keeps cows on the pasture across the road who couldn't get up here this week to bring hay for them...so he bought hay from us and asked us to deliver it to the cows. So all together we moved 6 rolls out of the barn, delivered them on a tractor and in a van to 4 different locations and had to haul water from my house to my neighbors' donkeys because their water was frozen solid. The schools have been closed for a week and finally today, the post man made it down the road. I feel like I'm back in Michigan.