From The Desk Of The Jigsaw Seen: “The Green Hornet”

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.

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Lea: As a youngster, my two favorite television shows were Batman and The Green Hornet. Everybody’s familiar with the Batman series starring Adam West and Burt Ward, but not as many people remember The Green Hornet, starring Van Williams as publisher Britt Reid and Bruce Lee as his sidekick, Kato. The Green Hornet was produced by the same team as Batman but was less campy, slightly dark and more “sophisticated,”

At the height of The Green Hornet‘s popularity, I wandered off from my sleeping mother on the beach in Santa Monica, only to be found by Van Williams and his wife and taken to a lifeguard station. Being “rescued” by a crimefighter was quite an expreience for a four-year-old (one of my earliest memories). Decades later, I met Adam West in a non-perilous situation, and it just wasn’t the same.

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