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.