As I drove to work yesterday morning, I listened to Art of Noise, an English avant-garde synthpop group from 1983. The song was their cover version of Peter Gunn. Immediately I was enraptured. It’s like the music was coursing through my DNA. Proof that you don’t need words to have music that moves you.
AnyWho, I couldn’t place where I had first heard this music. So off to Google I go to find my answer. Wah La! This was the work of Henry Mancini. The myth, the man, the legend! Not only did he write Peter Gunn but he wrote the theme for the Pink Panther and my most favorite of all Baby Elephant Walk.
It is no secret that I am not a fan of John Wayne’s movies. To me, they are all basically the same. Though my daddy, well he sure did love the Duke. And so does PoPo and Billy Bob a.k.a. Eagle Eye. And well Pony does too. In fact, when Pony was little bitty he used to ask us to call him Duke Wayne. Lol. Now that’s a funny sidebar rabbit hole if I’ve ever gone down one 😂. Continuing side bar for a tiny bit, if I was handcuffed and forced to pick a John Wayne movie, then Hatari! would be it!
Now back to our regularly scheduled musical post. I should not be the only one having all this fun today, on Friday the 13th no less. I’m sharing some links for you to view at your leisure.
As always, more to come.