Theft of the Dial: Black Francis

by Mark Wheat

  1. Listen Theft of the Dial - Black Francis

    Jul 22, 2009

We started off the set with a track from the new album that Francis (as David Bowie calls him) or Charles (as his wife calls him) has made with his wife Violet, in the spare time that they have between raising 5 kids under the age of 11?!?!? The name of the project comes from Luxembourg ... well listen to the stories that he tells and see if you can guess as the playlist unfolds, what is the theme that links it all together?

Playlist

1. Grand Duchy — "Ermesinde"
2. The Platters — "The Great Pretender"
3. The Beatles — "Savoy Truffle"
4. Iggy Pop — "Tell Me A Story"
5. De La Soul — "The Magic Number"
6. Elliott Smith — "Needle In The Hay"
7. MGMT — "Kids"

Videos

Grand Duchy — "Ermesinde"

The Platters — "The Great Pretender"

The Beatles — "Savoy Truffle"

Iggy Pop — "Tell Me A Story"

De La Soul — "The Magic Number"

Elliott Smith — "Needle In The Hay"

MGMT — "Kids"

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