Rex I Luria
 
1. NAME:    Rex I. Luria 

2. DATE OF BIRTH:    Age: 35 
 
3. OCCUPATION:      ephemeral 
 
4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE:      northeast San Francisco at the foot of a steep hill 
 
5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?: 
 

6.  BEEFHEART ALBUMS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:
 
Fave Beefhart Recs: Shiny Beast, TMR, Doc, Crow, most ALL of 'em.
 

 

7. TOP 10 OTHER ACTS:
           Other Music I love That springs quickly to mind: 
          -Booker T and the Mg's 
          -Artbears, Wintersongs 
          -CHarles Ives' music for string quartets 
          -Slint, Spiderland 
          -The Fall, early stuff 
          -the Residents, early stuff (especially Not Available and Duckstab) 
          -Tom Waits, Swordfishtrombones and raindogs 
          -Television 
          -richard Thomson 
          -the Archie Shepp side of  "Newthing at Newport" 
          -Duke Ellington, MOney Jungle 
          -Machito 
          -VU
 

8. NUMBER OF ALBUMS  OWNED: 
1000's, but my turntable is duff (that means screwed up, my fellow americans) 
 
9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND, 
AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?: 
 
10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART  GIGS SEEN,  AND WHICH YEARS: 
Never saw Magic Band as such. When I was a kid I used to buy records from eric feldman when he worked at revolver records tho! (Saw him play synth/keys with pere ubu years later.) Have met Morris Tepper and Gary Lucas. 
 
11. ART SHOWS VISITED: 
 Coolest Book I Possess: Don Van Vliet, Cantz (aka/StandUp to be Discontinued) given to me by my pals Ken and Jean after they saw his exhibit somewhere in the early '90's. Thanks K and J wherever you are. 

12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?: 
 
13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING: . 
 
14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD? 
At the moment, my name is Rex I Luria. Like many of you guys, I am a musician.  Based in San Fran, I played 'professionally' after graduating college in '88 until, in late '96, I met satan in St. Louis, metaphorically speaking, whilst on tour. I quit playing and listening to music altogether for 4.5 solid years until this summer when I finally kicked satan's ass back to the tarpits. The first thing i did to celebrate my 12th round ko victory over beelzebub was to go spend $100 on the growfins boxset. The shimmering dual guitar architecture on disc 5 #17 (if my memory serves) moved me to spend a week off work doing nothing but listening to music. My appetite for great ensemble music is, once again, unstoppable...which is how i arrived at this newsgroup.

 
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