Matthew Topartzer
 
NAME: matthew topartzer, hey buddy, chicken bob
2. DATE OF BIRTH: 76

3. OCCUPATION: geriatrics and slight prostitution

4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE: lancaster, california

5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?: 1994
 

6. BEEFHEART ALBUMS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:
SAFE AS MILK : _________________ fuck if i know
MIRROR MAN : __________________
STRICTLY PERSONAL : __________
TROUT MASK REPLICA : _________       1
LICK MY DECALS OFF BABY : _____     4
SPOTLIGHT KID : ________________       6
CLEAR SPOT : _________________           6
UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED : _?
BLUEJEANS & MOONBEAMS : ____      5 (becuz i feel sorry for it)
SHINY BEAST : _________________         2
DOC AT THE RADAR STATION : ___     3
ICE CREAM FOR CROW :__________    7
7. TOP 10 OTHER ACTS:
flying burrito brothers,
royal trux,
red krayola,
alejandra & aeron,
lora logic,
arthur russell,
holy modal rounders,
swell maps,
big star,
beach boys,
skip james,
gastr del sol,
dick curless,
lots of people


8. NUMBER OF ALBUMS OWNED:
beefheart? or everybody? beefheart: 7 + everybody else: a lot

9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:
well, i was hanging in my friends garage and we were already tinkering with experimental music, and he showed me trout mask replica, i forgot my reaction, butt i took to it pretty well, and he let me borrow it, i think the next week we were making beefheart inspired stuff... good stuff.... later that year i was doing acid or maybe drinking by myself in the desert and i listened yto 'trout mask replica' on my walkman.. holy shit... similar to leadbelly and all that older blues

10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART GIGS SEEN, AND WHICH YEARS:
man, i'm too young, i was like two when 'doc at the radar station' as released...

11. ART SHOWS VISITED:
none... know of anyy?

12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?:
i kinda live near him, but i wuldn't bug him. i've talked to eric drew feldman a little

13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING:
i smell things

14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?
i originally attended purdue university to gain a degree in shopping
 

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