Jeroen Vergote
 
1. NAME: Jeroen Vergote...

2. DATE OF BIRTH: 5th May in the '81

3. OCCUPATION: Workin' in an organisation that promotes sports and culture for youngsters... I'm responsible for logistics...

4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Ghent, north of Belgium

5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?: Think it must 've been 'round 1994-1995
 

6.  BEEFHEART ALBUMS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:
No comment... This is too difficult to answer correctly...
 
7. TOP 10 OTHER ACTS:
rather difficult too... Errr, let's say Chris whitley, Mike Patton in some projects, gypsy, john coltrane's organic veinshaped music, the early Nick Cave (including the birthday party), Delta Blues (à la Robert Johnson, Son House, Charlie Patton, Blind Willie Johnson,...), the slidesounds a National makes (Dobro),... God, it's really difficult to give priority to such things, I hate giving value...
 
8. NUMBER OF ALBUMS  OWNED: Beefhearts? 13... Others, I suppose around 300...

9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:
My older brother was studying in Antwerp and came home in the weekend with a vinyl from a cousin of ours. Safe as Milk said the records... Dropout Boogie is a specific song that I remember listening at and saying "God, this sounds crazy"... and the ass saw the angel

10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART  GIGS SEEN, AND WHICH YEARS:
None, since I'm only 24... I do not even know if the man ever was in Belgium...

11. ART SHOWS VISITED:
1... There was an exposition of Don in Sint-Niklaas (a little town between Ghent and Antwerp), both music and paintings... Together with a belgian musician/visual arist, Rudy Trouvé

12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?: Nope...

13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING:
Got to learn guitar on my own (now I think of it it must have been 'round the same period I was getting to know Beefheart, I wonder if it had anything to do with each other), play drums (on my own in the beginning, later I did two years of academy, quit and began on my own again).
Love to do projects, with different musicians/friends, now I'm in a new band for half a year, nothing recorded yet...

14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?
Not for now
 
 

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