Many of you young'uns probably don't even know or care who we lost today, but I can't not post this, so here it is: one of the most important figures in music of the last half-century.
Don Van Vliet, aka. Captain Beefheart, passed away from complications associated with Multiple Sclerosis.
This is a real personal hit for me - the Captain had really opened up my mind to music and made me listen to it in ways I never imagined I could. He's always been really difficult for most people to understand, but to me he was a real shining light, too bright for the industry to handle - a truly weird and remarkable talent. He wasn't producing music in 30 nearly years, but I will miss him regardless
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