Dan Mangan Gets Robbed, Meets Paul McCartney in L.A.

"And all in 24 hours. Life is beautifully absurd"
Dan Mangan Gets Robbed, Meets Paul McCartney in L.A.
As he told us last month, Dan Mangan is currently at work on a new full-length, with additional recording sessions for the effort recently taking him to Los Angeles. As Mangan has now recalled on Instagram, a 24-hour period in the city resulted in some "crazy times," during which he met a songwriting legend and was robbed of some personal belongings.

In the post, Mangan noted he had been robbed of "2 laptops, hard drives, passport, etc," while in the city, adding that "they didn't take my beloved 1957 Gibson J45 which would have been infinitely more devastating."

The songwriter then spent the following morning wandering around the city's Silver Lake neighbourhood in search of his discarded bags. He also got some help from residents of a local homeless encampment, who gave Mangan "a dose of timely perspective regarding the things I think I 'need.'"

Mangan then arrived at the studio for his session with the help of the LAPD and Canadian Consulate, but he couldn't have predicted who he would meet there:

Dealt with LAPD (very friendly) and Canadian Consulate (also helpful), to show up at studio, meet and start making music with some of the most incredible musicians that exist, and who pokes his head into the studio but Sir Paul McCartney himself, who listened to a bed track and offered some ideas.

In addition to his new album, Mangan's "beautifully absurd" life also finds him lending an original soundtrack to the upcoming CBC miniseries Unspeakable, about the tainted blood from the 1980s (when thousands of Canadians were infected with HIV and hepatitis C), in addition to the score for an animated Netflix series.

Find Mangan's post of tales from L.A. below, and read our recent conversation with him here.
 
 

Crazy times. Still decompressing from my time in LA. Was robbed- lost 2 laptops, hard drives, passport, etc - but they didn't take my beloved 1957 Gibson J45 which would have been infinitely more devastating. Spent the following morning wandering Silver Lake poking through garbage bins and dumpsters for my discarded bags. Got a dose of timely perspective regarding the things I think I "need" speaking with the residents of the nearby homeless encampment who were friendly and helpful, some of which were literally dying. Dealt with LAPD (very friendly) and Canadian Consulate (also helpful), to show up at studio, meet and start making music with some of the most incredible musicians that exist, and who pokes his head into the studio but Sir Paul McCartney himself, who listened to a bed track and offered some ideas. And all in 24 hours. Life is beautifully absurd.

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