For the eighth episode of ‘Tell Me About Your Song’, I talked to songwriter Ian Fitzgerald about his song ‘Walks Like Tussaud' (from his album 'No Time To Be Tender’), how he came to write it, and various allusions contained in the lyrics.
If you can’t listen to the episode using the audio player in this post, here’s a direct link to the mp3.
In the course of our discussion, we touched on the following topics:
- Madame Tussaud's
- Dylan’s ‘From A Buick 6’
- Club Passim
- James Buchanon, the only bachelor President of the U.S.
- Silent film star Mary Pickford
- Bleeding Kansas
- John Brown and the John Brown wax museum
- Mary Pickford’s film My Best Girl
- Coquette, another Pickford film
- the Brooklyn Museum and its frieze
- That one scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Death by a thousand cuts, an unpleasant way to die
- Babe Ruth
- For dust thou art, and unto dust shall thou return
- Dirt Floor Studios
For more information about Ian Fitzgerald, go to his website or facebook page, and to hear or buy his music, go to his bandcamp page or find him on iTunes.
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The photo of James Buchanon used in this post is by Edward Dallas and was taken from his flickr account. The photo of Mary Pickford is by flickr user Damien D.
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