2. DATE OF BIRTH:
Jan. 22nd, 1985
4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE:
Ann Arbor, MI - Go Blue!
5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?:
Late September, 2002 -- friend loaned me a copy of Trout Mask Replica
SAFE AS MILK : ____________________ 3 MIRROR MAN : _____________________ STRICTLY PERSONAL : _____________ TROUT MASK REPLICA : ____________ 1 LICK MY DECALS OFF BABY : _______ 2 SPOTLIGHT KID :___________________ 5 CLEAR SPOT : ____________________ 4 UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED : _ BLUE JEANS & MOONBEAMS : ______ SHINY BEAST : _ _________________ DOC AT THE RADAR STATION : _____ ICE CREAM FOR CROW : ___________
1. The Don Ellis Orchestra
2. Medeski, Martin & Wood
3. Miles Davis
4. The White Stripes
5. Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
6. Mahavishnu Orchestra
7. Hermeto Pascoal
8. Herbie Hancock & Mwandishi
10. Cody ChesnuTT/The Roots
8. NUMBER OF ALBUMS OWNED
probably about 150, I haven't really kept track.
9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:
At the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival on September 15th, 2002, I was waiting for Karl Denson's Tiny Universe to start playing. A man walked up to me and started talking about Sun Ra (Ra's band had played earlier). I was particularly caught of guard by him saying "it wasn't wierd enough for me." So I responded, "What IS wierd enough for you?" He replied with, "Captain Beefheart." At the time I'd only heard CB on Zappa's album "Hot Rats", and didn't think much of him. The next week, I asked a friend about Beefheart and he loaned me a copy of Trout Mask Replica. I loved it from the start.
Sure it was hard to listen to, but I didn't care, and I still don't.
10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART GIGS SEEN, AND WHICH YEARS:
11. ART SHOWS VISITED:
12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?:
13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING: .
I've taken piano lessons since 1990 and I am currently studying with Ron Newman at MSU. I'll be majoing in jazz performance at the U of M.
14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?
Not a thing, keep