REMEMBERING // SOME YO YO STUFF

in memory of Cpt. Beefheart

as late as discovered
as late is the AFTERTHOUGHT

dear CAPTAIN BEEFHEART

17.12.2010

image and film (some YO YO STUFF)
by ANTON CORBIJN

SOME YO YO STUFF

There aren’t too many films around that are worth almost a dollar a minute – but if you’re a fan of dada-blues icon Captain Beefheart, Some YoYo Stuff will justify that price. Shot in 1993, a decade after the singer born Don Van Vliet gave up music for painting, this 13 minute black-and-white short juxtaposes shots of Van Vliet’s art, clips of his mother and director David Lynch, and a few audio remniscences from the Captain himself, speaking in a craggy voice that quivers with age but hasn’t lost its magnetism. If you’re a Beefheart completist (and is there any other kind of Beefheart fan?)

(source: www.corbijn.co.uk)