5X7 Handbill from Beefheart's April 19th, 1974 appearance at the Toledo Sports Arena
Items # 5 & 8 of "Captain Beefheart's Ten Commandments of Guitar Playing," two sentiments that reside near toke!'s heart:
An interview with Beefheart conducted at Toledo Sports Arena on the very date of the handbill pictured above can be read here: Don Van Vliet#5. If you're guilty of thinking, you're out
If your brain is part of the process, you're missing it. You should play like a drowning man, struggling to reach shore. If you can trap that feeling, then you have something that is fur bearing.
#8. Don't wipe the sweat off your instrument
You need that stink on there. Then you have to get that stink onto your music.
Dick Clark: "And that's the story of the vanilla wafer. Hey, got a minute? I've got a great idea for this hilarious blooper and practical joke show..."