Mark Mothersbaugh says farewell to Denver with an OpenAir Guest DJ session

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Photo: Mark Mothersbaugh and Alisha Sweeney
Mark Mothersbaugh and Alisha Sweeney

Mark Mothersbaugh is a founding member of the popular band Devo, and chances are he has also scored one of your favorite films or television shows, including "The Royal Tenenbaums," "The Lego Movie" and "Pee-Wee's Playhouse."

But his art stretches beyond his music career. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver recently said goodbye to the Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia exhibit, a collection of his vast visual art.

The showcase began in Denver and now it will go on the road for a six-city tour ending in 2017. It's an incredible collection of a life's work across five decades, expressed in virtually all mediums - printmaking, drawing, painting, film, textiles, photos, sculpture, scores and beyond.

Last month, Mothersbaugh joined host Alisha Sweeney from his Los Angeles office for a Guest DJ session to share stories of his musical past and present. He talks about recording his first album with Brian Eno. He also shares the story about John Lennon attending an early Devo concert and what he said to him afterward.

Listen to the session above (without music), and check out a few of Mothersbaugh's selections below:

Devo - "Jocko Homo"

Parquet Courts - "Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth"

Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi - "Black [feat. Norah Jones]"

Devo - "Uncontrollable Urge"

Also featured:

  • The Beatles - "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
  • Mark Mothersbaugh - "Sparkplug Minuet" (from "The Royal Tenenbaums")
  • Mark Mothersbaugh - "Escape" (from "The Lego Movie")
  • Mark Mothersbaugh - "New Revolution Will Be Tweeted" (from "Enlightened")