Highway 101, Kalaloch, April 2008
I’m a big Captain Beefheart fan. His music tends to frighten some, but it has a rare disordinate beauty that works well in the spaces here, especially on crappy days like this. Almost insulting and confrontational at first (like any harsh weather here) it’s hard not to take some of the songs personally when you’re first accosted. But after a little acclimatization it’s easy to yield to things bigger than yourself.
At first I tried to compose the road out of this shot. My best intentions- postcard tendencies as I think of it- often work against me and I need to be a little more skeptical. I actually said ‘Leave the road in the picture, twit’ aloud and startled myself a little. Leaving the road in the picture is certainly a baby step as far as artistic expansion goes, but hey. Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles is certainly one of Don Van Vliet’s most accessible songs, but you really should start somewhere…
Then again, there’s always Big Eyed Beans from Venus. :- ]