Theft of the Dial: Neil Gaiman

by Mark Wheat

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    Aug 21, 2011

Neil was the guest on the final show of the Wits season and was nice enough to stop by that day to do a Theft of the Dial with us too. We enjoyed chatting about music and his life, he's a Brit like me and now lives just across the border in Wisconsin, and he is the most award-bedecked DJ we've ever had in the studio so we gave him a whole hour, this week on The Current Presents.

You might know him as the creator of the Sandman comic books, or Coraline, his biggest hit movie, or American Gods, his magnum opus novel that just got re-issued in expanded form for its 10th Annversary. But did you know he's married to Amanda Palmer of Dresden Dolls, has a telepathic creative connection to Tori Amos and wrote his first book about Duran Duran?!? As he proved on the Fitzgerald stage, he can also sing, and we played one of the tracks he recorded with Ben Folds and tons of others that he likes. Join us, it'll be fun!

Playlist



Tori Amos - "Tear in Your Hand"

Lou Reed - "Ocean"

Al Stewart - "Soho (Needless to Say)"

Michelle Shocked - "Anchorage"

Amanda Palmer - "Vegemite"

Gothic Archies - "How Do You Slow This Thing Down?"

8in8 - "The Problem with Saints"



Videos

Tori Amos - "Tear in Your Hand"




Lou Reed - "Ocean"




Al Stewart - "Soho (Needless to Say)"




Michelle Shocked - "Anchorage"




Amanda Palmer - "Vegemite"




Gothic Archies - "How Do You Slow This Thing Down?"




8in8 - "The Problem with Saints"