Song by Song reaches the halfway point of Franks Wild Years with Frank's Theme (apostrophe intact), as Martin and Sam are joined by the host of A Therapist Walks Into A Bar Lily Sloane for discussions of the fantasy and reality surrounding this track. Through some (slightly tangential) discussions of the nostalgia-tinged bleakness of Ivor Cutler, we debate the interactions of dreams and grey skies, the imaginative and the mundane, as well as the sale of root vegetables.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Franks Theme, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits (1987)
Life In A Scotch Sittingroom #2 Episode 11, Jammy Smears, Ivor Cutler (1976)
Frank's Theme, Temptation, Holly Cole (1995)
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