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Last Friday, Don Van Vliet a.k.a. Captain Beefheart died following complications from multiple sclerosis. He was 69 years old.

We here at the House of Two Bows salute the visionary musician and artist that was Captain Beefheart.

Video taken 25 November 2006.

This is an extremely lo-fi video directed by the Doggy Daddy and starring Bowdu. The song is “Moonlight on Vermont,” performed by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band. Bowdu was much younger (and skinnier!) back then. We were still recovering from our move overseas, both financially and materially, hence the lack of furniture in the living room… and the bottle of whiskey.

And since some people didn’t appreciate the surrealistic truncated wonder of the Doggy Daddy’s video on YouTube, here’s a full, live version of the song (sans moving images) for your enjoyment:

posted by YouTube user GeorgeLupine3