Buona Sera

Last night I watched the first episode of Tremé the much anticipated offering from David Simon, creator of the greatest television show ever made: The Wire.  Like the first episode of The Wire, Tremé was rather slow as it introduced characters and story arcs but nevertheless it was fascinating, engaging, beautifully made television; everything we come to expect from HBO.  My favourite moment in the first episode was a brilliant cut montage set to the song Buona Sera by the King of Swing Louis Prima.  Prima is probably most famously known for voicing the character King Louie in the Disney film The Jungle Book (1967).  However, Prima, born in New Orleans, is without doubt a key figure in the development of rock and roll.  I am looking forward to seeing how Tremé develops over the coming weeks.  Over to Louis…

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