2. DATE OF BIRTH: 1-25-43
3. OCCUPATION: Self-employed appraiser of 19th and 20th Century collectibles
4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Port Townsend, Washington USA
5. YEARS AS A FAN:
9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC
Heard him on the Presidio of San Francisco Post Radio Station
......... AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:
Diddy Wah Diddy
10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART GIGS SEEN, AND WHICH YEARS:
about 15 from 1968 to 1981
11. ART SHOWS VISITED: 1
12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?:
Said Hi to him once backstage after a show in 1981 - he was effusive and gracious - but it was his birthday!
13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING: .
I've played guitar for 45 years and collect guitars. Although I've had as many as 80 at a time I currently only have
28 - electrics, acoustics, lap steels and Hawaiians.
14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?
As part of my appraisal business, The Prudhomme Group, I sometimes broker interesting and significant items for my clients. I currently am marketing an 1862 Confederate Army Cannon complete with the Limber and I'm appraising and arranging the donation of a 5000 piece Jazz Lp (5000 items) collection in Tokyo that will be going to the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City. In keeping with this I would like to know what the feelings of the fireparty members are about my notifying them periodically of things they might be interested in. This wouldn't be new or schlocky goods in any way, shape or form......and really I would only do this as a courtesty as I have lots of resources to market these consignments! E.g., I am currently brokering a 150 piece (with a few extra things such as magazines and 45's) Zappa and Zappa related vinyl collection in absolute mint condition and I would think that some of the members would be interested in this.