Whitey Bulger Meets Jigsaw Seen Frontman

 

 

Dennis Davison of beloved west coast  pop maestros the Jigsaw Seen – who  puts new meaning into the lyric, “If you
don’t know how to do it, I’ll show you how to walk the dog” – learns he was a
neighbor of the notorious Boston mob boss. FBI, meanwhile, has no comment on
the band.

 

By Jud Cost

 

Sugarcoat all
the “news” stories in the world about indie-rockers, and most of them
won’t be worth the junk-mail catalogs stacked up inside a hillbilly’s outhouse
waiting to perform a vital function. It’s celebrities (even those whose only
talent is for being a celebrity) that people want to read about, these days.

 

Take Dennis
Davison, for example. By day, a gentle Los Angeles Kings hockey fan who plays
in an adult hockey league and walks dogs for a living, all over greater
Tinseltown. By night, it’s his wiry, evil-choirboy vocals alongside the guitar
wizardry of Jonathan Lea that have kept the Jigsaw Seen (below; Davison is on the right) in business for
over 20 years, with yet another new album, Winterland,
due out later this year on the band’s Vibro-phonic label. Admit it: pretty
boring stuff.

 

 

On Wednesday, Davison
hit the celebrity-sweepstakes lottery when an armada of LAPD and federal
vehicles descended upon the 3rd
St. neighborhood in Santa Monica where he was walking a trio of
bulldogs. Next morning, Davison almost swallowed his Dubble Bubblegum as he
opened the front page of the L.A. Times and saw the mug shots of two people
he’d known casually for years who had just been taken down by law enforcement.
James “Whitey” Bulger, 81, was recently moved up to the FBI’s number
one Most Wanted slot after the May 3 execution of Osama Bin Laden. Bulger (mugshot below)
and longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig, 61, had been on the lam since 1995.

 

 

 

“I know
these people!” Davison blurted out to his wife Michele Krupkin, choking on
his cornflakes. “I talk to them at least three times a week,” he
says. “They’d be out walking in the neighborhood and stop me to compliment
me on how well-behaved my dogs were, compared to other people who jerk the
leash. They take care of their neighbor’s cats and asked me for advice.”
It was a case, says Davison, of instantly forming a bond with a pair of really
nice people. “They seemed very cultured and, with their thick Boston accents, almost
out of place around here. I remember thinking they should be spending their
retirement years in Cape Cod, instead of
here.”

 

Bulger, longtime
boss of Boston’s Irish mafia, has already waived
extradition and is headed back to Massachusetts
to face 19 murder counts along with extortion, money-laundering and
drug-dealing charges. Greig will be charged with aiding a fugitive. Bulger’s
story formed the backbone of Martin Scorsese’s 2006 Oscar-nominated movie The
Departed
.

 

It’s truly
amazing that Davison, who’s penned such Jigsaw Seen classics as “My Name
Is Tom” (about the nocturnal creep of a peeping-Tom rapist) and
“Fiddlesticks” (exhuming the sordid career of cannibalistic
mass-murderer Jeffrey Dahmer) didn’t recognize an alleged real-life sociopath
when he met one. When asked about the $2 million reward for information leading
to their capture, Davison is quick to reply. “I’ve thought about that.
It’s a lot of money. But, you know, I don’t think I would have turned them in.
They were really nice people.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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