Theft Of The Dial: Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson
Dan Wilson (Image courtesy of the artist)
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The story of Dan Wilson is by now a local legend. He helped create some of the biggest music hits in the '80s and '90s through his work in Semisonic and Trip Shakespeare. He contributed three songs to Adele's ultra successful 21. He has written pieces for Josh Groban and Dixie Chicks and collaborated further with artists such as KT Tunstall, Sheryl Crow and Rachael Yamagata. Barb Abney got a chance to sit down with music superstar in advance of his appearance at Wits.

Playlist


Dan Wilson — "Breathless"

The Rolling Stones — "Beast of Burden"

Secret Sisters — "Tomorrow Will Be Kinder"

Tegan and Sara — "Walking with a Ghost"

Kraftwerk — "Man Machine"

James Brown — "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"

Ben Folds — "Still Fighting It"

Dan Wilson — "Against History"


Videos

Dan Wilson — "Breathless"



The Rolling Stones — "Beast of Burden"



Secret Sisters — "Tomorrow Will Be Kinder"



Tegan and Sara — "Walking with a Ghost"



Kraftwerk — "Man Machine"



James Brown — "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"



Ben Folds — "Still Fighting It"



Dan Wilson — "Against History"