If you are a copyright owner and believe that your copyrighted works have been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, here is our DMCA Notice.
« DJ/Rupture! Live! For Free! |
| Sensei Rebel's Archive Picks of the Week (April 16, - April 22, 2007) »
An observation of the observations of Don Van Vliet by Anton Corbijn (13 min., 1993)
Posted by Kenny G on April 23, 2007 at 02:31 PM in Video Clips | Permalink
Bless you Kenny for having shown this to us: I can only say that the last 40 years would have been all the more sparse without Don around. He has stayed with me all my (adult) life and I would have been all the poorer without having enjoyed his kindness, humour and courageous music-art. I am so thankful that there are people like Don around and also people who also love Don. Again, thank you.
James Tregaskis |
April 24, 2007 at 05:40 AM
I guess Don is suffering from MS, which perhaps accounts for his voice being so tenative.
It is telling that he grew up with Zappa, it's almost predictable; I can't think of two more seminal and unique American musical geniuses. What're the odds that one tiny town could produce two artists who's work sounds so unlike anyone elses, a blend of American jazz, and blues, and 20th centry classical music? And yet thought they dip from the same well, their music couldnt be more different from each other.
As much as I loved Zappa, his music always seemd to be trying too hard, whereas Vliet's music (for all its compelxity and layers of sound and meaning) seemed so natural, almost thoughtless (in the zen sense of the word).
April 25, 2007 at 11:14 AM
The comments to this entry are closed.