the memory palace: Episode 67: Every Night Ever
June 30, 2015 1:01 PM - Subscribe

“It was the same night, over and over…” A true story of the time it wasn't, from Lithium Springs, Georgia in 1953.

  • Under the credits is “Harlaamstrat 74” off of John Dankworth’s Modesty Blaise score.
  • Then, we have the most obvious crickets/summer night song ever: the fantastic, perpetually delightful [“Green Arrow”] from Yo La Tengo’s I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One, which has soundtracked many crickety summer nights for me over the years.
  • The cops roll in to a loop of the very beginning of the epic “Ptah, the El Daoud”, the title track to Alice Coltrane’s album from 1970.
  • Then we have a mix of two improvisations from Charles Cohen’s Brother I Prove You Wrong: “Cloud Hands” and “The Boy and the Snake Dance”.
  • There’s a brief dip into “Dorian”, by Fang Island.
  • The jaunty accordion, typewriter thing is “Biking is Better” on Wintergatan’s eponymous album.
[Nate DiMeo] researched this one primarily through old newspapers. The easiest place to find a number of them is to read the excellent site, The Museum of Hoaxes’ page on this event. Also: if you’re in the Atlanta area and ever want to have yourself a day, you can see the actual monkey. It’s preserved in a jar at the Georgia Bureau of Investigations museum in Decatur Georgia.
posted by Going To Maine (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Man, the memory palace is back! And it is in fine form.
posted by Going To Maine at 1:02 PM on June 30, 2015

This is great news. Thanks for sharing it because I otherwise probably would not have realized it.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:29 PM on June 30, 2015

Boy, it seems like a lot of great podcasts are jumping ship from Maximum Fun to Radiotopia.
posted by maxsparber at 10:24 PM on June 30, 2015

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