Gerry Mulligan’s Flying Circus

Remember the Monty Python episode with the abortive interview of Raymond Luxury-Yacht?

I was listening to Gerry Mulligan’s Jeru the other day and I practically fell off my chair when the track “Blue Boy” came up. It’s the intro music for the interview program.

Had I known back in the 70s who the artist was I would have skirkled to the nearest record store (such things still existed in those distant days) and laid hands on the LP with reverent violence and listened to this tremendously cool album at intervals ever since. But I didn’t because I didn’t know.

So I think that TV programs need footnotes. Not all programs; just the ones I happen to watch. I will begin my campaign to bring about this sorely needed social revolution after lunch. If I remember.

About JE

James Enge is the author of the World-Fantasy-Award-nominated novel Blood of Ambrose (Pyr, April 2009). His latest book is The Wide World's End. His short fiction has appeared in Swords and Dark Magic (Harper Collins, 2010), Black Gate, the Stabby-Award-winning anthology Blackguards and elsewhere.
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