Attending the opening of Danny Gibson’s new art show, Quietly Contributing, last week was quite the tear-jerker. Gibson created posters for so many of my friends’ shows. (And many of those folks were in attendance.) Eventually, I also employed him for some work on posters and album artwork.
To accompany and promote the show, 35 artists have donated songs to a free digital compilation album. If you don’t already have it, get it now. I play one of the album’s songs, from my friend Dan Billen, this week. It’s a cute, classy tune, begging for inclusion on the soundtrack to the next Jared Hess flick.
Oh yeah, and then there’s Eddie Hazel, one of my favorite guitarists. This is the dude responsible for Funkadelic’s 10-minute masterpiece, “Maggot Brain,” a song so overpowering that I want it played at my funeral. I’ve been rocking his lone solo album, Games, Dames and Guitar Thangs, a lot recently. I don’t know why it’s taken me 89 episodes to play on of his songs, but I finally did. And you’re welcome. Enjoy.
- “Wall Street” – Battles (Gloss Drop | Warp | 2011)
- “California Dreamin'” – Eddie Hazel (Games, Dames and Guitar Thangs | Warner Bros. | 1977)
- “Corner of the Sky” – Cut Copy (Zonoscope | Modular Recordings | 2011)
- “Let a Dreamer Dream” – Dan Billen (DJG Was Here | independent | 2011)