But this one took place at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2017, and involves the METROPOLE FRIGGIN ORCHESTRA and is worth the listen. Cory Henry provided the vocals as well as the arrangement, which…I didn’t even know he really sang, so this was basically three “wayment” moments in a row. Anyway.
Anyway, you know that Capricorn is a steady climber, a steady plodder, a steady grazer. Now and then I rebel - I do lift my face heavenward. It seems at those moments that the world conspires to put my head down. I haven’t yet acquired a persecution mania, I hope you understand. I know my role and I know the world’s role. And eventually we will get on together, the world and I. I am doing my best, always, even when I seem idle and perverse and stubborn.
Capricorn always tries, that’s the hell of it. He never lets up. Don’t you see how for me, with my nature, my destiny, my astral setup, that the greatest bliss is just to pause, to rest, to look upward, to be dazzled by the stars, to wonder, to dream, to meditate? What are we climbing heavenward for if not some day to reach the top and survey the world?
Henry Miller, letter in The Diary of Anaïs Nin Volume III 1939-1944 | Sun, Mercury, Venus in Capricorn
Curley the sea lion worked for Paramount pictures, starring in Doctor Rhythm with Bing Crosby and
Mary Carlisle; and Spawn of the North with
and George Raft. These pictures show off his morning routine!