Electronica pioneer Thomas Dolby has experienced a great degree of success in recent years by retaining and continuing to stimulate his fanbase -- the so called "Flat Earth Society" -- with new music released first to them in a series of free downloads, before compiling most of the material into his latest commercial offering, "A Map of the Floating City."
Thomas Dolby, electronic music artist and creator of '80s hits including "She Blinded Me With Science" and "Hyperactive," is poised to bring his fans and anyone else into an alternate world where the ultimate payoff is a chance to access a virtual premiere party for his latest project.
Over the weekend, while fans were remembering Captain Beefheart and mourning his death, musicians and artists offered their own thoughts. Some forwarded their comments to media outlets. Others used social media such as Twitter and Facebook. Here's a sampling: