Last week, I made an audio discovery during a research mission to Santa Clarita, California. At the home of Mitzi Scott, Raymond's widow, I found a 15-inch tape reel in the garage that contains an electronic 1963 remake of Scott's '30s Quintette classic, "A Boy Scout In Switzerland." • Listenhere:
April Fools' Day stunt revealed: Although I did make many discoveries during my recent research mission to Mitzi Scott's home, the track I uploaded yesterday was in fact created by composer, musician, and prankster, Ego Plum (the voice is me, Jeff Winner). The recording was commissioned for the forthcoming 2-CD compilation "SONGBOOK," produced by Takashi Okada. Ego explains his process — and apologizes to Moby (who tweeted it to his approx. 1.5 million followers) — here. Plum and Steve Bartek of Oingo Boingo are curating a concert at the Redcat theater in the Walt Disney Concert Hall to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Raymond Scott's music.