" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

February 10, 2023

Burt Bacharach Passes Away in the Year of the Pussycat/Rabbit?πŸ‡πŸˆπŸ˜ΏπŸ°

I saw
the news this morning of the passing of Burt Bacharach and tried to remember the music he birthed into the world.
Bacharach was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and grew up in the Kew Gardens section of New York City.
Released in 1939, the
Year of the Rabbit/Cat
"The Story of My Life" was the first successful collaboration between Hal David and Burt Bacharach. Although they did not set out to write a country song, their song was recorded by American country music singer Marty Robbins.
Ironically, "What's New Pussycat?" is the theme song for the eponymous movie, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and sung by Welsh singer Tom Jones. The original single included a 13-second instrumental introduction, ending in the sound of shattering glass, but later issues omitted this introduction.
I only just wrote a post about one of Tom Jones' other hit songs being banned -
Why, Why, Why Deliliah?πŸ‰πŸ—‘πŸ²
Wendy Carlos recorded a version performed with a moog synthesizer on her album By Request (1975). This version features cat's meow voices imitated with a synthesizer:-)
By Request was released in 1975, the Year of the Rabbit/Cat and Wendy Carlos herself was born in 1939, the Year of the Rabbit/Cat.
And of course, Wendy's music is on the soundtrack of a lot of Stanley Kubrick movies.
Stanley passing away in 1999, the Year of the Rabbit/Cat, not to mention. 
The Pink Panther (1963)
Blake Edwards shared July 26th as a birthday with Stanley Kubrick and had a hit film called 'The Pink Panther' released in 1963, the Year of the Rabbit/Cat:-)
In 1982 Burt won an Oscar for the song Best That You Can Do – which features the memorable line, “When you get caught between the moon and New York City, the best that you can do is fall in love,” – from the film Arthur.
Chistopher Cross is a Rabbit/Cat, being born in 1951:-)

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