Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart died on December 17th. I was so busy with City of Craft that I didn't even know until days later. Not only was Captain a mindblowing and innovative musician, but he was an abstract painter too. He will always be one of my favourites. Do yourself a favour and treat yourself to a Captain Beefheart Youtube orgy, or a Captain Beefheart album (Safe as Milk, Trout Mask, or Lick My Decals Off Baby, preferably!) today.
Don Van Vliet's painting's can be found here. The ultimate Captain Beefheart online resource is here.