“We call out to the beasts of the sea to come forth and join us, this night is yours
Because, one day we will all be with you in the black and deep One day we will all go into the water
Go into the water live there die there live there die
We reject our earthly fires Gone are days of land empires Lungs transform to take in water Cloaked in scales we swim and swim on
We are alive, and we’ll metamorphasize And we’ll sink as we devolve back to beasts Our home is down here, and we’ve known this for years We must conquer from the sea, we build an army with water steeds
We’ll rise, from our depths down below Release yourselves, drown with me We will conquer land with water
Gone are days of land empires Lungs transform to take in water Cloaked in scales we swim and swim on We swim on We swim on”
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Long Neck Bottles
"One night she started drinking Down by the river She tied up the river And backed the ocean down I don’t like to talk about none of my women But this one sure could hold her long neck bottle beer down”
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Neon Meate Dream of a Octafish
I was terribly sadden by the news of Don Van Vliet passing this past week. Such an amazing, unique artist, don’t think we will ever see is like again. I hope him and Zappa are reunited on whatever celestial plane they inhabit and creating something amazing.
No. 70! Wooh. Ariana just emailed me, the author of this awesome list, to let me know I made it on there. It is quite the honor for someone to say your little neglected blog is important. Maybe I’ll start posting more frequently again after this.
Check out the other sites on the list, I recognise most of them like DSN, tonmo and former poster now rival Chuck at Ya like Dogs? (grumble 66!? grumble grumble)