June 3, 2021

BARRY FRESH AIR

Greetings, Spy Vibers! We just finished our end-of-year school meetings (and there was much rejoicing!). I can barely stand or move from exhaustion, but am sure looking forward to having time to recharge my batteries. One of my pals (and former students) hosts the Play Morricone For Me show and he just shared a great reminder of John Barry's appearance on Fresh Air from 1999. For those not familiar with Fresh Air, it's a public radio program that features in-depth interviews with folks from many areas of society and culture -a bit like Desert Island Discs without the music structure. Anyway, I wanted to make sure Spy Vibers knew about the Fresh Air archives and had a listen to this great interview with John Barry. Listen here. And in case you missed it, check out my recent post about a 1959 Billy May arrangement that really leaned toward into James-Bond-theme territory in its last twenty seconds. It's an interesting footnote in the 007 theme conversation! Enjoy! 


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