The co-founder of the Jigsaw Seen 25 years ago (alongside ace guitarist Jonathan Lea), former all-Maryland high-school soccer player Dennis Davison gets his exercise these days as a professional dog-walker. Strolling L.A.’s concrete canyons gives him ample time to do what he does best: write distinctively original lyrics and melodies that give off the mere whiff of former heroes such as the Bee Gees, Who and Love. Unlike previous albums, Old Man Reverb, Jigsaw’s fourth set of originals in the past four years, has a unified sound running throughout. Davison and Lea will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new feature on the Jigsaw Seen.
Davison: It occurred to me recently that most of the music I’ve been listening to over the past few years has been created by women.
My two favorite albums of last year were Goldfrapp’s Tales Of Us and Sam Phillips’ Push Any Button. My favorite archaeological discovery recently has been Buffy Saint Marie’s 1969 masterpiece Illuminations. I’ve also had an on-and-off affair with Bobbie Gentry. I just can’t seem to shake that woman!
I’ll send a crisp dollar bill to anyone who can tell me where I can find her. She needs to come back and take a bow!