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Episode 89: Keep on Dreaming

One wall from Danny Gibson's show, Quietly Contributing

Danny J. Gibson's show, Quietly Contributing, at 1819 Central.

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.

  1. “Wall Street” – Battles (Gloss Drop | Warp | 2011)
  2. “California Dreamin'” – Eddie Hazel (Games, Dames and Guitar Thangs | Warner Bros. | 1977)
  3. “Corner of the Sky” – Cut Copy (Zonoscope | Modular Recordings | 2011)
  4. “Let a Dreamer Dream” – Dan Billen (DJG Was Here | independent | 2011)
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DJG Ate Eight

Danny J. Gibson is a dude you need to know about.

He used to design some really cool album artwork for (mostly) local bands and concert posters (for mostly local shows).  You couldn’t walk into Recycled Sounds five years ago and miss his work.  He created the look of much of the indie rock scene in Kansas City and Lawrence.  He work was so cool that I’d buy CDs he designed, even if I didn’t really care for the band.

Nowadays, I think he’s got something close to a real job and his output has slowed.  But he still shows art the end of every year at The Brick.

At any rate, there’s no better opportunity than this show to meet the man and to see what he’s up to now.  I’ll just copy and past from his e-mail:

DJG Ate Eight: An Art Show
All Month of December 2010 at The Brick
1727 McGee St. in Kansas City, MO  USA

Official Opening: Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 6pm.
Prints and original art will be for sale on opening night only.

Starting around 7pm will be music by Kansas City area talent:

Follow DJG on Twitter for art updates and more!

Thanks! -djg

DJGDESIGN.COM

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