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Last night The Skirball Cultural Center and Gary Baseman did something magical. They turned the Center into a magical surreal hub complete with Baseman’s characters and doodles that came to life. Harriet and Hunter Hunted brought the tunes and I got to play some records through out the night in addition to viewing all the incredible art.   Earlier in the day Baseman and I chatted about the schedule and it was really amazing to hear his passion while describing the festivities. I really have to  say I have never seen artist make such useful usage of space like Team Baseman!  Big thanks to The Skirball for having me! Music continues there through out the summer so make sure to check them out!


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Got to sit in with Gary Baseman and talk about music that has inspired his work over the years as part of KCRW’s Guest Dj Project which is set to air soon as he gets ready for his exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center. We talked about the songs that have him develop his artistic voice and I must say, I walked way really impressed and also moved about his personal stories.  Big thanks to Gary for also bringing in treats and also letting me delve into his art book.  This brother has some amazing stories behind each character as well as some that reflect to personal family tales that left us all deeply moved. He is a great example of an artist who utilizes his work to reflect his search and understanding of life.  One of the things I loved is his acceptance of failure. Failure to make things work, to make a relationship work. There is beauty in temporary and in the way we see things after our expectations are not met.  I’ll post the Guest Dj project once it airs and also make sure to check out what looks like an amazing exhibit at the Skirball. More information can be found here.



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