Rama Parthasarathy
1. NAME: Rama Parthasarathy

2. DATE OF BIRTH: 06/26/1979

3. OCCUPATION: Intellectual Property (Patent Prosecution)

4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Houston, TX

5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?: 1998-1999
 

6.  BEEFHEART ALBUMS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:
 
 
SAFE AS MILK :   __________ _______    5
MIRROR MAN :   __________________  6
STRICTLY PERSONAL :     __________   3
TROUT MASK REPLICA :     _________  2
LICK MY DECALS OFF BABY :    _____ 1
SPOTLIGHT KID :   ________________   10
CLEAR SPOT :     _________________      7
UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED : 11
BLUEJEANS & MOONBEAMS :    ____ 12
SHINY BEAST :    _________________      8
DOC AT THE RADAR STATION :    ___  4
ICE CREAM FOR CROW :__________     9

 
7. TOP 10 OTHER ACTS:
Skip James
Black Sabbath
Leonard Cohen
Lester Young
Morton Feldman
Woody Guthrie
Blue Oyster Cult (first 3 records)
Randy Newman
Lightnin' Hopkins
Howlin' Wolf
Crass
Pink Floyd
The Kinks
Hank Williams
Blind Blake etc.
8. NUMBER OF ALBUMS  OWNED: 10,000+ (counting all forms - discs, tapes, lps)

9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:
Knowledge of opening for Pink Floyd in 1975. Song(s) that made me see the light were Dropout Boogie and I love you, you big dummy

10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART  GIGS SEEN, AND WHICH YEARS: None

11. ART SHOWS VISITED: Several but not a Beefheart exhibit

12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?: No

13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING: Lyrics writing and strumming a few chords. Other than that, none.

14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?
Hobbies: Reading (scholarly interests in philosophy, applied physics, poetry - Bunting, Ferlinghetti, Snyder, Baraka, Corso, Zukofsky et al.,  political history, difficult prose), Writing (active interest in writing and publishing poetry and miscellaneous absurdities), study of human behaviour, Italian football (soccer) in the early 90s etc.


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