2. DATE OF BIRTH: 26 Feb 1978
3. OCCUPATION: Artist / Graphic Designer
4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Minneapolis, MN, USA
5. YEARS AS A FAN: 6
9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:
Heard him singing "Willie the Pimp," and had to figure out if this guy was really a sea captain, or one of Zappa's L.A. freaks, or what. As the years passed and my tastes developed, I realized that the Captain's music was so much more passionate, interesting, unironic and sincere than most anything else -- so it was more of a gradual appreciation than "love at first sight."
10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART GIGS SEEN, AND WHICH YEARS:
11. ART SHOWS VISITED:
Of Vliet's, none
12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?:
Met a being who came to me in the form of the Captain during a spiritual experience, but to answer the question, no.
13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING:
yes -- guitar, bass, xylophone, some accordion and piano... full-on recording project forthcoming...