July 10, 2022
Dave King

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Complete playlist below; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. Some Day My Prince Will Come, Adriana Caselotti
  2. Some Day My Prince Will Come, Etta Jones
  3. Some Day My Prince Will Come, Herbie Hancock
  4. Some Day My Prince Will Come, Miles Davus with John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb
  5. I’ll Be Seeing You, Sarah Vaughn
  6. You Are The Sunshine of My Lifem Dorothy Donegan
  7. A Ticket to Ride;  Cathy Barberian--John Lennon & Paul McCarthy
  8. Everybody Wants to Rule the World, The Bad Plus
  9. The Message, Andy Pratt
  10. It Ain’t Necessarily So, Bronski Beat
  11. Frank Mills, The Lemonheads
  12. A Modo Mio, Patty Pravo
  13. Songs to Aging Children Come, Carol Lipnik & Rachelle Garniez
  14. She’s a Rainbow, The Ordinaires
  15. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Ludwig von Beethoven

Dave King is a former painter who studied with Jim Dine and Robert Breer, among others. Of his debut novel, the New York Times Book Review wrote, “The Ha-Ha is full of emotional truth and establishes King as a writer of consequence.” The Ha-Ha was a national bestseller and was named one of the best books of 2005 by the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Amazon.com, and a film version is in development with Tod Williams slated to direct. In addition, The Ha-Ha earned the 2006-07 John Guare Writers Fund Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Dave’s poems, stories and essays have appeared in The Paris Review, The Village Voice and Conjunctions and in the Italian literary journal Nuovi Argomenti, among other venues; the story “The Stamp Collector,” which appeared first in Fence, was included in the 2018 edition of The O. Henry Prize Stories. He teaches at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and has served on juries for the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Lexi Rudnitzky Prize, the Ferro-Grumley Prize and other awards. A new novel, The Beast and Beauty, is in the bag, as is a memoir, Bad Dog. Dave’s current project is a pair of novellas tentatively titled Childhood / Maturity. He lives in Brooklyn and Columbia County, NY with his husband, the painter Franklin Tartaglione.