Which means there is only one logical course of action: retell the story of The Orphan King through a list of ten songs. Without actually reading the book or anything (a feat which puts me in mind of an English assignment on To Kill A Mockingbird way back when).
Peter and the Wolf – Tommy
In which we meet our misfit hero drawing comics in his physics book.
Salem – Monastery
Where our hero seems to have been taken in by some reclusive psychadelic rock playing monks.
James – Destiny Calling
Covered in chocolate and sold to the neighbours... isn't that how all these fantasy novels start out?
Dinosaur Jr. – Quest
Tommy's destiny, it seems, involves going on tour with some indie rockers from 1980s Massachusetts.
Borderline Disaster – Thief & The Knight
With his supporting acts, of course. There's probably a borderline disaster at this point in the story too, coincidentally.
Franz Ferdinand – Katherine Kiss Me
And the obligatory
Toyah – The Druids
Then in walk the druids and that punk popstrel that went to the dark side and started narrating Teletubbies.
The Lovely Eggs – The Castle
Having battled the Immortal Teletubbies, our intrepid heroes reach their goal: an isolated castle somewhere in the vicinity of Lancaster, guarded by an indie rock band with a girl vocal.
New York Dolls – (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown
Because that's the way these things work.
Madness – The Prince
Admittedly, the title suggests that upon defeating the New York Dolls and taking the castle he becomes king, but Madness didn't write a song for that.
Do you know, if that's the way the Merlin's Immortals really goes down, I might even take a look myself...
Enjoy the tunes, then take a look at yesterday's post for the list of tour participants whose homework I copied in order to put them together.