Hmmm. In a bid to support “Raising Malawi,” one of Madonna’s charities, Manimal Vinyl founder Paul Beahan has corralled a good collection of artists onto Through the Wilderness.
In a January 5th interview with LAist, Beahan says:
“Honestly I’m not even a Madonna fan at all – I used to DJ and I think I had a few of her old 12-inches, but I’ve never been a Madonna fan. And now I really dig the new indie freak folk sort of thing. I just really feel like that’s the first musical collective scene where everybody seems to be involved with each other – that sort of do-it-yourself culture – everyone sort of helps each other instead of feeling insecure and competitive with each other.”
Originally Devendra was asked to contribute to this collection, but clearly, that never happened. Maybe he wasn’t interested in covering “Ray of Light”? Who knows?