1 february 2018

i will spare you the details, but after a year of hopelessly suffering my quickly degenerating web host i have decided to discontinue our collaboration - and spread the word: freewebs sucks!

which means that with immediate effect captain beefheart electricity will be flashing on at the new address
see you there, you're welcome...

captain beefheart electricity

don van vliet SINGING INK
poetry and fine arts



untitled drawing
from magazine 20.01.72 ROLLING STONE #100 usa
reproduced in usa 2007 (book+4dvd)boxset ROLLING STONE * COVER TO COVER 40 years of rolling stone 1967-2007

the only drawing known that has 'survived' don van vliet's burning of his work in spring 1969
actually part of a letter to the editor by FRANK FACTOR from sunnyvale, california:

only last week while visiting beautiful downtown lancaster, i discovered in a lonely garage sale the enclosed work for only seven cents. obviously, the previous owner was not aware of the captain's great prominence, else it would have gone for a much loftier sum - like a dime.
but i shall pass my good fortune along to you by selling it to you for the price of the eight cents postage due on this letter, since i spent my wad obtaining this masterpiece and have gone the limits of my expense account.

captain beefheart / don van vliet - untitled drawing - 'pilgrim' - rolling stone 100 200172

don van vliet, late 60's


side note:
captain beefheart and the magic band were só fond of alien pilgrims from the 25th century they tried to be some of those themselves on the inner of the 1968 'strictly personal' gatefold!


click clack to the power station, the news or the other SINGING INK

captain beefheart electricity
as felt by teejo