Archive for February, 2014

Gary Wilson Featured in San Diego CityBeat

by Peter Holslin, Published on February 25, 2014 San Diego CityBeat

If you’ve ever harbored a hopeless crush, Gary Wilson can relate. In the 1970s, growing up in the small town of Endicott, N.Y., he was once obsessed with a beautiful schoolmate named Linda. Though they never officially went steady—her attention was focused on other boys—he’d often find himself strolling by her house late at night, overcome with desire.

“I wasn’t a stalker, but there was some anguish,” recalls the 60-year-old musician, who now lives alone—save for his dog, Shadow, and a caged finch named Little Bird—in a dusty, one-bedroom apartment in Hillcrest. “I was in love with her.”

All these years later, Wilson hasn’t forgotten about Linda. Nor has he forgotten about Karen, Lisa, Cindy, Sandy or Mary—nor any of the other girls to whom he regularly pays tribute in his lo-fi lounge tunes. Whether real or fictional, these ladies occupy a soft corner of Wilson’s heart.

For some guys—the awkward, sensitive, arty or weird—it’s easier to worship a girl than it is to talk to her. In his music, Wilson is just that kind of guy. Since his first major album, 1977′s You Think You Really Know Me, he’s plied the lonely avenues of romantic fantasy, exploring youthful heartache and desire with all the vigor of a veteran weirdo provocateur.

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Midas Spins on Funk & Soul Thursday February 27

Midas will be spinning at the Downtown City Tavern for his weekly set this February 27th, on Funk & Soul Thursday. Going from 10PM until 1Am, check out the the beats, instrumentals, excellent food, and more off-the-grid gems.

Rita Records: Gary Wilson Sea Cruise 7″ Release at Helmuth Projects in San Diego

San Diego based label Rita Records is releasing Gary Wilson’s new 7″ single. The single features the songs “Sea Cruise” and “I Just Want To Hold You In My Arms”. Gary and the Blind Dates will be performing along with guests, Lube, at the release party Friday, February 21st at 7:30pm at San Diego gallery, Helmuth Projects. Tickets are $9 pre sale, $10 at the door and the gallery is located at 1827 Fifth Avenue in San Diego. We are working on a video with Rita as well as carrying their 7″ in our store soon. This is the lead-up to our full-length release with Gary which will be coming out in Spring of 2014.