I read about your passing on Dec 17, and wanted to thank you for your inspiration.
I have many times in many years been touched by your words, your music, your painting — it got me thinking and feeling in different ways.
And if I feel like “One red bean stuck in the bottom of a tin bowl,” you offer me “Hot coffee from a crimped-up can.”
You were one of my can openers, for sure.
You probably never knew it, but I dedicated a piece of music I wrote in 1972 to you, “The Med Rose that Irene”.
RIP Captain! I’m sure your Peace will be a very busy and creative one.
And say “Hi” to Frank for us.
Hope to visit with you there someday…
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Captain Beefheart, around the release of his most famous album, ‘Trout Mask Replica.’
Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
courtesy of the artist.
Found at http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2010/12/20/132171535/captain-beefheart-a-rock-critic-fable