2. DATE OF BIRTH: 12/8/51
3. OCCUPATION: guitar player/laser programmer
4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE: dublin, CA (near sf)
5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?:
not sure... late 60's (strictly personal was my first)
9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:
I saw Strictly Personal at a department store record dept when it first came out. I had not heard the album.
I had not heard of Captain Beefheart. But somehow I knew. I had to have this strange looking thing.
I have not looked back.
10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART GIGS SEEN, AND WHICH YEARS:
The years are VERY FUZZY, but i have seen CB&MB in Portland (where i grew up), San Diego
(where i spent a year, working as a janitor at a Frito factory), and - most notably - at the Keystone Korner
in San francisco (where i have lived off and on for years). The Keystone was a small, strictly jazz club
(gone now, sadly). An intimate, incredible show. I mean... it totally blew me away.
I had spit on my face from his sax solos.
11. ART SHOWS VISITED:
12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?:
only to shake his hand at the Keystone show and tell him i really like what he does.
13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING: .
training - no. ability - you better ask the rest of my band ;)
14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?
My heart beats to the tune of Veteran's Day Poppy.