Failure (interlude)

Failure has always been a key concept for your host so this week we pull two stories out of the Benjamen Walker podcast archive. First a musical number about the loser behind Blue Suede Shoes and second a morality tale about the artist Paul Gauguin’s spectacular Paris blowout.

Blue Suede Shoes

Carl Perkins was all set to perform his hit Blue Suede Shoes on live television for the nation when an accident occurred that paved the way for Elvis to become the king of rock.

Dancing Monkey

In August 1893, Gaugin returned to Paris from Tahiti and set up a big exhibition to show off his new paintings, his new hat, and his new girlfriend. This show was a failure.

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