Satyricon. The film: Much anticipated. Maestro Fellini has promised to visit our planet, as if it were an alien one, by going back to the time before Christendom.
I for one cannot remember the world too well in the time before Fellini’s Satyricon. It has been with me since I first heard the music of this film – Fred’s friendly sound genius Nina Rota at hand using BBC-style colonial world field recordings Gamelan and such -- to help conjure the dream.
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014
*This is not typical of McNeely, but shows his great talent. He didn’t sing the ballad (Sonny Warner did) but it is just beautiful, and can be done and redone. King Curtis cut it before he passed on.
**Did he work with Bukowski?
***"Skidilibee-la-bee-you, --oo, --e bop she bam, ske too ria -- Parasakiliaoolza -- memoriastibatioyait -- oon ya koo." The Beginning of Bop.
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