It makes sense that since Peter Holsapple has long been the go-to guy for musicians such as R.E.M., Hootie & The Blowfish, John Hiatt, Indigo Girls, the Troggs, Juliana Hatfield and too many others to name here that when he needed assistance on his first solo album in 21 years that he would turn to, well, himself. Game Day (Omnivore) is a solo record in the truest sense of the word, as the dB’s co-founder pretty much did everything himself on the LP. Holsapple will being guest editing magnetmagazine.com—for the second time—all week. Grab some beer and some pizza: It’s game day.
Holsapple: Over the past few years, I’ve made the acquaintance of one Henry Owings, graphic designer and general entertainment maven/wildman who’s the proprietor of Chunklet Industries. Henry’s the kind of guy you can have a conversation with and realize that you’ve been talking with him for four hours straight. He is incredibly well-informed and a creative whirlwind.
You’ve seen his sleeves for records by Charlie Patton, Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band, Patton Oswald and Lewis Black; his newest and best-known items are, however, T-shirts that feature the alluring sentiment “We’re All In This Together. Except You. You’re A Dick.” and an attractive button with Robert Mueller’s face looking inquiringly at you. Henry has big brains, and he’s got a wonderful sense of humor (he’s also a recording artist with a fascinating single, “Micro Impressions Volume 1”).
If you don’t know his fine works, do look them over at his website and order a few gross of Mueller buttons for your close friends.