2009 Rewind: O for Odds and Ends | Rock Candy

2009 Rewind: O for Odds and Ends



ODDS AND ENDS Because 24 letters isn’t enough. Guitar hero Bill Frisell released an album inspired by the photos of Heber Springs’ Mike Disfarmer. A bunch of local dudes made a feature film without money, skill or much equipment that still became something of a phenomenon. “Slumberland” took home the Charles B. Pierce film award from the Little Rock Film Festival and undoubtedly inspired a lot of folks to dust off the video camera. Levon Helm released his second album in three years (buy it), got nominated for a Grammy and got honored at Wildwood’s annual Native Sons and Daughters celebration. Siloam Springs artist Kirk Demaris became all the rage on the web with his paintings of cinema families in family photo portrait pose (Jason Patric smolders, awesomely, in Demaris’ portrait of the Emersons from “The Lost Boys”). In December, 14 local bands shared a bill at Revolution to raise money for the American Princes’ Luke Hunsicker, who’s battling brain cancer. It was a great show of community spirit and a fantastic showcase of local talent.

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