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1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen cherries
6 cubes frozen coconut milk
1/4-1/2 cup coconut milk (or other non dairy creamy milk-help/soy vanilla)
Wednesday Matinee Day
The Voice of Dizzy Gillespie Speaks Out on Nuclear War
Earth Day is coming up, so we found a perfect item for you. Since this is the Mosaic Daily *Jazz* Gazette, it’s Dizzy Gillespie’s improvised dialog that’s most compelling in this 1962 animation, The Hole.Dangerous Minds)
If you’re a film buff, you’re celebrating its Academy Award®. Not to mention that it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
I’m a jazz fan (and former record producer) and a movie lover, but I also make cartoons for a living, so I can add in my deep admiration for filmmaker John Hubley, who pushed the boundaries of their medium for over 50 years. (Baby boomers will fondly recall his creation of Mr. Magoo and “I want my Maypo!”).
Diz and John had a lot in common aside from this short. They were both born in the second decade of the 20th century, fueled by many similar aesthetic, artistic, and political influences. It led them to independently bring their 1940’s radical experimentation into the cultural mainstream by sheer force of talent, determination, and humor. And, not for nothing, they both kept improvisation at the center of their arts, John Birks with his trumpet and voice, John Hubley often using non-actors like his children in his pictures. It shouldn’t be surprising they got together on this commentary on the increasing worries of a nuclear accident.
The style of “The Hole” will seem somewhat muddy at the beginning; it certainly isn’t a bright, commercial cartoon. Hang in there, not just for the shocking ending, but to hear the only time I can recall Dizzy singing Howlin’ Wolf (via the Mississippi Sheiks).