2. DATE OF BIRTH: June 16, 1955
3. OCCUPATION Bookseller
4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE San Diego, Ca.
5. YEARS AS A FAN:
9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC
AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:
I first heard Abba Zaba on "Top 40" radio in the mid-60's. FM radio played Lick My Decals Off
in it's entirety when it was first released. However, it wasn't 'till I moved to a small town
in Michigan with my parents that I became fully enthused. Looking at the Radar Station web site
reminded me that it was probably through reading Lester Bangs in Creem magazine...
but one afternoon I hunted down a copy of Trout Mask in nearby Kalamazoo,
and listening to Frownlandfor the first time after I got it home...that was the moment!
10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART GIGS SEEN, AND WHICH YEARS:
Whiskey-A-Go-Go, Hollywood, Ca. 1974(?)("Tragic" Band period)
Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, late 70's
Roxy, Hollywood, late 70's
11. ART SHOWS VISITED:
Santa Monica, Ca....oh, a few years ago, can't remember the exact date!
Early to mid-90's (The 90's have been like that!)
12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?:
He offered my friend and I cigarettes at the Whiskey-A-Go-Go show mentioned
13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING:
I like to put a guitar in an open tuning and pretend that I'm improvising.
14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?:
Not only does Captain Beefheart's work have it's own value, but looking at, listening to,
and reading about his art and music has led me to many other artist's and musicians,
and my greatest fun is still discovering anything new that excites me.