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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

“Recollections” Struck the Worm

posted by on October 8 at 17:25 PM

BigFun.jpgOn the night of February 6th, 1970, Miles Davis left Columbia’s Studio B having laid down tracks that would become Big Fun’s nineteen minute “Recollections”. Miles wanted eggs. He, John McLaughlin, and Chick Corea walked three blocks down the street to Diana’s Diner. Eggs were consumed. Then Miles took a cab to the apartment where he was staying, fell asleep on the sofa, and had a fish dream:


A man fished, confidently, hungry to eat the catch. His baited hook dangled worm. A bass struck his line and the fisherman could immediately smell it being cooked. As soon as he started reeling the the rod to bring in the fish, the world turned upside down, dropped away into nothingness, and left him dangling on the end of his own line. The fish held up the fisherman. The fisherman plead and begged the bass not to drop him into the darkness below. He cried and screamed for help. Nothing was between his feet and forever. An endless void. The fisherman looked down and his stomach threw itself out his throat.

The bass laughed and said, “You were going to eat me, man. Why should I spare you?”

The fisherman replied, “You’re a fish, I caught you. This can’t be happening.”

And the bass said, “Is that all you have to say?”

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is this a bass/bass pun?

Posted by bassmaster | October 9, 2008 12:24 AM

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