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the Mingus cat toilet-training method

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:55 pm
by Chris P

Re: the Mingus cat toilet-training method

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:49 pm
by Rob Hall
Thank you Chris. Just what I needed. It's got just about everything hasn't it?

Re: the Mingus cat toilet-training method

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:40 am
by Chris P
Rob Hall wrote:It's got just about everything hasn't it?


there's more:

here's Reg E Cathey with a wonderful spoken rendition:
http://youtu.be/7Bkf9dFRpsQ

and the Cassevetes reminiscence from his autobiog about the soundtrack to his first feature Shadow:

First we were going to use Miles Davis, but then he signed with Columbia Records and I got so angry I didn’t want to use him. Anyway, someone said there was this great improvisational artist down in the Village who’d cut a few records, so I listened to a couple and oh!—this guy was wonderful! Charlie Mingus. So Charlie said, “Listen, man, would you do me a favor? I’ll do it for you, but you have got to do something for me.” “Sure, sure,” I say. “Listen, I’ve got these cats that are shitting all over the floor. Can you have a couple of your people come up and clean the cat shit? I can’t work; they shit all over my music.” So we went up with scrubbing brushes and cleaned up the thing. Now he says, “I can’t work in this place. It’s so clean. I’ve got to wait for the cats to shit.”


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