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Rare Violin Stolen… Spread the Word

Filed under: Breaking News,Crime,International News,Music — Tags: , , , , — Positronic Dave @ 6:25 am December 24, 2010

An undated image released by the British Transport Police on Thursday Dec. 23, 2010, of a 1697 Stradivarius violin. Three people were arrested for ste

Consider this the artistic equivalent

Captain Beefheart, RIP

Filed under: Art,Deaths,Music — Tags: , , , — Positronic Dave @ 6:19 am December 19, 2010

On hearing of the death of Don Van Vliet, all I can say is, Captain Beefheart, RIP. Music lost one of its great pioneers and explorers, music fans lost an always challenging, but always dazzling composer and performer. Sadly, the man many called a true genius died yesterday, age 69, from multiple sclerosis.

Born Don Vliet, his first exposure to the world (and vice-versa) was his appearance on a California local TV kid’s program, where young Don did art. Sculpture, precisely.

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