Bertrand Russell's writing is extremely relevant to our time and his clarity and conscience are deeply inspiring. twitter.com/brainpicker/st…
Remember me? Jeez! So glad to learn that I didn’t disappear into the ether :) I had a great time drinking wine and chatting with Jackson Truax for this lovely LA Weekly piece - have a read! Link
Music whose main purpose is to be successful is so boring.
Friends - I'm so happy to announce that my new album will soon be finished and ready to release. It’s called Re-Covered. I've launched a PledgeMusic campaign where you can pre-order the record along with lots of cool exclusives. I hope you'll check it out! Re-Covered is an album of of songs I wrote with and for other artists. These are my versions, most of them quite different from the originals. But in every case, I’m trying to get to the heart of the song as I understand it. Sonically, the record is a portrait of me and some of my favorite musician friends playing and singing live at United Studios in Hollywood. We recorded straight to tape. We all pushed each other to create new vibes for the songs. I didn’t want to do straight-up “covers” of the covers; my hope is to shed new light on both the familiar hits and the less-familiar gems. I recorded more songs than made the album, and I wanted to share one of those tunes as a Pledge exclusive. It won't be on the album, but I'm excited to share "Everyone's Waiting,” a song I wrote with Missy Higgins, as a taste of what's yet to come. There are a lot of really cool items in the Pledge store this time, and I had a blast making a lot of them. You can buy handwritten lyric sheets, plenty of original artwork, an “Illuminated Track List” poster, a deluxe version of the album, which is a hardcover book / CD full of stories and illustrations by yours truly, and more. Every Pledger will also receive exclusive content and updates from me while I finish working on the album, including some really cool footage from the studio and even some rehearsal nights. I’m excited to share this process with you and I can’t wait for you to hear the re-covered songs! Peace, DW www.pledgemusic.com/danwilson Link
Twin Cities Semisonic fans! We’re doing a special show on January 7th at First Ave. We will be playing our first album, Great Divide, in its entirety. Pre-sale starts tomorrow, September 28th at 10am CDT and will end at 10pm CDT. Password is “GreatDivide96”. Regular tickets go on sale Friday. Link