I Love cats
They Love me
Domestic or feral
Whatever they be
Mutual admiration society
Here’s Syd and the cats from their 1967 debut, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn… Pur-r-r-fect. 😉
‘Lucifer Sam’ has been covered by the likes of Love and Rockets and the Flaming Lips. The song was built around a descending riff, with the dominant instrument being composer Syd Barrett’s electric guitar, fed through an echo machine; the resultant sound has been likened to a sinister Duane Eddy. This is augmented by bowed bass and increasingly agitated organ and percussion effects. Though the lyric frequently refers to Lucifer Sam as a cat, some speculation has arisen as to whether this was in fact 1960s slang ‘cat’ for a man, real or imagined, in some type of relationship with Barrett’s then-girlfriend, Jenny Spires (referred to in the song as “Jennifer Gentle”). However, Sam was simply Barrett’s domestic feline; the track was originally called “Percy the Rat Catcher” during the recording sessions.
So, here’s that very feline tune and another best theme song ever, too! The Art of Noise featuring the original Rebel Rouser, Duane Eddy, with the theme from Peter Gunn… WAY cool!
Peter Gunn was an American private eye television series which aired on NBC and later ABC television networks from 1958 to 1961. The show’s creator (and also writer and director on occasion) was Blake Edwards.
Breezy, pouncing Over the Hills and Far Away… It is what my cat friends say to me when I meet them walking down the street. Cats know stuff. Dogs, too… Who knew? Do they say this to you, too?
There’s the mercurial Dave, obviously… 50% of the ‘Cat People’ I find are so ill or injured they must go to ‘sleep’. Some have suffered immensely, needlessly, callously at the hands of humans. This is their song…
Then, there’s the Toms… The Stray Cats…
Any kitten contemplations would be incomplete without including the, even more literally mercurial, Feline Freddy and the cats that comprise Queen. Because, a rescued cat — or dog — is the best friend you’ll ever make…
(I’m, also, sending this one out to all my good peeps — human and animal… You know who you are. I ❤❤❤❤❤ you all madly and thanks a bunch! You’re THE best. All of you. All these years. Some new ones, too. True blue. Who knew? I know I am one lucky kitten, hey? I count my lucky stars every day. 😉 💋)
You now have learned enough to see
That Cats are much like you and me
And other people whom we find
Possessed of various types of mind.
For some are sane and some are mad
And some are good and some are bad
And some are better, some are worse —
But all may be described in verse.
~ T.S. Eliot (1888-1965), The Ad-dressing of Cats
So, anyway… Here’s Mike Myers and Burt Bacharach asking that perennial of questions: What’s New, Pussycat? WAY groovy-silly, baby. 😉 lol
There’s a lot of cat songs. Some, obvious. Some, less so.
This is just a little cat music for today…
Hope you can dig it.