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Lost And Found

Here’s a little music related story that you folks might be able to identify with.

For the longest time I’ve been looking for a piece of music (CD) that just dropped out of my pile. I couldn’t find it anywhere. I turned the house upside down looking for it. I mean I was possessed. No luck. I even started blaming people (My gal) and things or should I say animals (The cat). I’m not joking. I was getting mean.

I’m not a serious collector but over the years I have assembled a pretty good pile of music on different formats. I think a few of you folks out there know what I mean when you can’t find a record (or something less important like car keys) that has just disappeared. It becomes an obsession. This piece of music isn’t my all time favorite but it is rare , kind of an obscure one. And yes I dig it and missed it. I can probably find the music playing somewhere on the internet but that’s not the point. CB likes to go for walks and he likes to take his Discman with him. This CD was one I enjoyed strolling with.

If anyone is still around for the story (CB bullshit) the music in question is ‘The Big Gun Down – John Zorn Plays The Music Of Ennio Morricone’. Some of you will know Ennio from his soundtracks to Sergio Leone’s westerns. The Big Gun Down is Zorn’s interpretation of Morricone’s music from some of the films he scored (He scored many). It’s out there in a good way. Not traditional but with lots of musical ideas that I like. I know a few of you will really dig it.

I had this album suggested to me and am I glad I took that suggestion up. It’s got a cast of many helping out. A varied cast I might add (You can find information on the web if inclined). Shake up your listening and give The Big Gundown a listen. Mike Patton (Faith No More) helps out below.

Anyway , I love the music but the bottom line is. I found it and I am very happy. You know what I mean. I have a few amends to make. The Gal is pretty forgiving but the cat is a different story. Now i f I can just find my copy of ‘Broken English’ by Maryanne Faithful. Did I lend it to any of you? I might have got drunk and misplaced it.

61 comments on “Lost And Found

  1. Aphoristical
    January 16, 2022

    That sounds really cool – glad you found it.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 16, 2022

      I thinks so too. I figured you might dig the Patton appearance. I love these kinds of collaborations. Musicians making music and tipping the hat to the inspiration.
      Im glad I found it also.

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  2. hotfox63
    January 16, 2022

    A fascinating album. The pieces are less songs than films, and have a narrative character and an atmospheric density that is hard to resist.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 16, 2022

      When I got the music I had no idea how many soundtracks Ennio had under his belt. Zorn certainly made a “fascinating” one

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      • hotfox63
        January 17, 2022

        I especially like “Fantomas” and “Mr.Bungle”. The sung version of “The Ballad of Hank McCain” is also very nice, but the instrumental version would not have been necessary in my opinion.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 17, 2022

        I have to spend more time with both those bands.

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      • hotfox63
        January 17, 2022

        If you want to do it take „Naked City“ or „Spillane“.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 17, 2022

        Familiar with those Zorn records. I think Ill indulge today thanks.

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  3. deKE
    January 16, 2022

    Great backstory CB! It’s always a great buzz to come across those albums/CD’s that impacted you years ago and than when you go on the search for it and find it…Aaron at the KMA calls it Holy Grail Items. This applies to you as well!

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  4. Yeah, Another Blogger
    January 16, 2022

    Hi. I have Broken English. On vinyl. I’d lend it to you, but it won’t fit in your Walkman!

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  5. greenpete58
    January 16, 2022

    Big thumbs up for Morricone, a cinematic original, and I know of John Zorn (fusion jazz?). If you can’t find your Faithfull album, I’ll send a cassette (remember those?) of her A Child’s Adventure. And if you have it, you can return the favor with a cassette of Nick Drake’s “bedroom demos,” which I think my dog ate.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 16, 2022

      Pets are wonderful and have a taste for music. Ill check on the Drake. I think I have that Faithful on cassette also. We are of the same vintage.

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  6. 1537
    January 16, 2022

    I can totally relate. I once spent two days frothing at the mouth because I was haunted by a riff that I just couldn’t place, it drove me insane because I could only remember 2 seconds of it.

    ‘Sweet Emotion’ by Aerosmith, not the main riff either.

    Anyway, I digress I love Mr Zorn, although I don’t own any.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 16, 2022

      ‘Frothing”? There was no talking or reasoning with me.
      Now I have to go listen to your “lost riff”
      Zorn is an interesting guy.

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  7. Jim S.
    January 16, 2022

    A timely note. My wife is a teacher and she is also a union rep. She has a negotiation coming up and she is looking for a blue folder with her notes from the last negotiation TWO YEARS AGO. When I say she is looking for it, I mean literally right now as I type this. She has turned the house upside down but has not yet gotten to the ‘blaming Doc” part. It’s rare that I go looking for an album or book. Just the other day I went looking from my wallet which I always leave in the same place and which I had (thoughtfully) left on the cup holder in the car overnight.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 16, 2022

      Love it. I feel the wife’s pain. That is a bit of a hassle. You must have went looking for the odd guitar pick that was probably between your teeth.

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      • Jim S.
        January 16, 2022

        Heh. When I went on that weeklong Allmans voyage, somebody in the band’s entourage gave me a pick with Dickey Betts’ name on it. Gone. I’m sure I could buy them online but that had some meaning. I should write a song called The Things We Lost (After We Spent Hours Looking For Them.)

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 16, 2022

        Yeah but your pick from Betts was close to the source.

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      • Jim S.
        January 16, 2022

        Correct. Dickey. BTW, was pretty much as surly as his reputation. Love him anyway.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 16, 2022

        Ill keep my eye out for it. Lots of “surly” out there.

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      • Jim S.
        January 16, 2022

        Oh hey yeah, if you find it, please send it along. Muchos gracias

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  8. christiansmusicmusings
    January 16, 2022

    CB, this is hands-down one of the most hilarious posts I’ve read. Even though I’ve never met you in person, based on your writing, I could vividly picture how you were searching your place for the bloody CD.

    I’m glad your significant other seems to have a forgiving personality. I hope the cat’s gonna come around as well – maybe a little treat will go a long way. Our two cat ladies go completely nuts over canned tuna!

    I’m neither familiar with that album nor John Zorn. Unfortunately, the album isn’t on Apple Music or Spotify. I also haven’t seen any of the tracks on Zorn’s YouTube channel, though there’re plenty of other clips there, including Ennio Morricone, such as The Sicilian Clan.

    Also, have you ever heard his interpretation of the James Bond Theme? Kind of wild…

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 17, 2022

      Welcome to my life. Im spoon feeding the cat “canned tuna” as we speak. Thanks for that.
      Yeah that Zorn (with Bill Frisell) is awesome. Those guys make so much cool music. Im still catching up with it all. I know you’re getting more and more into instrumentals. Try Frisells ‘Guitar In the Space Age’. Lots of great covers. Ill be over to your place mid week. As usual.

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      • christiansmusicmusings
        January 17, 2022

        Thanks, CB. Currently listening to “Pipeline,” the first track on the Frisell album you noted. You got my attention, Sir, sounds pretty cool!

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 17, 2022

        I think you’ll like it.

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  9. The Hinoeuma
    January 17, 2022

    I always preferred Hugo Montenegro’s versions of stuff to Morricone’s. But, that’s just me.

    So…you did the big freak out, huh? Cold feeling in the pit of your stomach, rooms starts to spin… And, it’s always the cat, isn’t it?

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  10. the press music reviews
    January 17, 2022

    Well done for tracking it down. Sounded like a big project. Look forward to familiarising myself with some Zorn.

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  11. keepsmealive
    January 17, 2022

    That sounds amazing, I understand your need to find it. My collection is alphabetized and in neat shelves, so it’s more likely I’ll forget it’s there than I’ll lose track of it completely. Nothing is outside the realm of possibility though. Good luck with the cat. If it’s anything like ours, it’ll warm up to you again eventually.

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  12. EclecticMusicLover
    January 17, 2022

    Pretty funny story CB. I know full well the crazed obsession that comes from searching for a long-lost item. And don’t be too hard on the poor cat lol.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 17, 2022

      We all have our own style of “crazed obsession”. The cats cool. She rules the roost.

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      • EclecticMusicLover
        January 17, 2022

        Ha ha, they surely do! Cool sounds on the album by the way.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 17, 2022

        Yes the music appeals to me. The whole idea grabbed me.
        Do you get time to listen to very much other music besides the new stuff you get behind? Which is very admirable and a cool commitment.

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      • EclecticMusicLover
        January 18, 2022

        I keep busy with all the music sent to me by artists & bands hoping for reviews, but I also spend a lot of time listening to music other bloggers write about.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 18, 2022

        You are a good man.

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      • EclecticMusicLover
        January 18, 2022

        Thank you sir.

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  13. Tony
    January 18, 2022

    Well worth the hunt, that’s a cool collection. I can identify – I’m still searching for a couple of cds that have slipped their case and seemingly vanished into the ether.

    Cats don’t forgive, forget or express much beyond disdain no matter how many times you let them in from sub-zero temperatures to laze beneath the warmth of a radiator. I’ll mail you back ‘Broken English’, you were off your tits.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 18, 2022

      So you know the feeling.
      Bang on with the cat “disdain” and I have taken a few geographical drunks but that must of been a beauty. Keep it I was probably off my “tits” and a bad house guest. I have since cleaned up my act.

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  14. 1dancequeendq
    January 21, 2022

    Mis-filing albums & CD’s and then trying to find them again is for me a time stealer I can really do without. I must have a proper listen to the Morricone courtesy of Spotify.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 21, 2022

      With all the music you handle it has to happen.
      This album is hard to find as far as Morricone that should be easier. I got into Kamasi Washington’s The Epic a few years ago and one of the influences I heard in some of his music was Ennio

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  15. badfinger20 (Max)
    February 7, 2022

    I just listened to The Sicilian Clan on youtube….it sounds great but is that part of it?
    Glad you found it man!
    The first Saint Bernard I owned got into white paint when I was painting the wall and decided to step on one of my acoustic guitar cases…she is immoratlized with a huge white paw print. I was upset at the time but now I wouldn’t take anything for it.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      February 7, 2022

      Part of the re release.
      What a great story on the “paw print”.

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      • badfinger20 (Max)
        February 7, 2022

        I’m going to look that album up….I found some things but I’m not sure if it goes with it.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        February 7, 2022

        Hard to find the full album on the internet. Bits and pieces. You’ll find info on it in a few places.

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