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Music, All Shook Down Hey, Take Some Advice on Making Music (and Art) From Great Musicians

Hey, Take Some Advice on Making Music (and Art) From Great Musicians

"Imagine a dolphin dancing in the sky," says Yoko Ono. "Let it dance with joy. Think of yourself at the bottom of the ocean watching." That's her advice to aspiring musicians, as collected in this cool Flavorpill list of music…
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Music, Hear This Mt. Tam Jam: Show Preview

Mt. Tam Jam: Show Preview

The Mt. Tam Jam brings live music to Mt. Tamalpais's century-old amphitheater for the first time since the Summer of Love. Back then, it was a hippie-art freakout with the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and Captain Beefheart. Now, it's gonna be…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

The Residents are legend. In the early 1970s they sent a demo tape to Warner Bros., which promptly sent it back in an envelope marked, merely, "Residents." They took it as a sign: The helpful executive had chosen a name…
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Music, All Shook Down Saturday Night: Henry Rollins, Now 50, Imparts Punk-Rock Wisdom at the Independent

Saturday Night: Henry Rollins, Now 50, Imparts Punk-Rock Wisdom at the Independent

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Music, All Shook Down Listen To This While High: 'Clear Spot' By Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band

Listen To This While High: 'Clear Spot' By Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band

Hear this while high: "Clear Spot," by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band. Behind the buzz: Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the rock blogosphere's reaction to last week's passing of the great Don Van Vliet is all that genuine…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, 1941-2010

R.I.P. Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, 1941-2010

Captain Beefheart, the noted experimental musician and painter born Don Van Vliet, died this morning in California following complications from multiple sclerosis. He was 69. Van Vliet is best known for his 1969 album with the Magic Band, Trout Mask…
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Music, Reviewed Clinic

Clinic

Disenchanted Clinic fans may think Revisitation is a better title for the Liverpool band's fourth album. Accusations of sonic repetition increased following 2004's Winchester Cathedral, and they'll surely continue apace with Visitations' release. While there's truth to these claims, Clinic's…
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Music, Karmic Chameleon

Karmic Chameleon

On a hot night in September, Kelley Stoltz winds his girlfriend's minivan to the top of Twin Peaks. As Captain Beefheart's "Observatory Crest" comes on the tape deck, the local singer/songwriter explains his lifelong love for Echo & the Bunnymen.…
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Hampton Grease Band Music to Eat (Shotput/Columbia/Legacy) Obscurity is the true lucre of the rock collector. Grubby paper denominations are mere asswipe in comparison. As long as pasty, malodorous pop Gnostics quest for rare titles to brag of owning, certain…
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