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Re: Menomena

> I love this one too, and it has an interesting history.  The song was
> originally written by Italian film composer Piero Umiliani and first
> appeared on the soundtrack of a 1968 soft-core porn documentary titled
> "Sweden: Heaven or Hell".  According to some reports, the film was
> banned in Sweden for featuring lesbian nightclubs, nudity, and
> wife-swapping.  Jim Henson himself picked the song for the Muppets
> because he liked it so much, and he was aware of its origin.

Yeah, but its really the shaggy freak muppet running into the middle and
getting way too carried away with it that makes it the classic it is IMO.


How amazing, how amazing!
Hard to comprehend that
Nonsentient beings expound Dharma.
It simply cannot be heard with the ear,
But when sound is heard with the eye,
Then it is understood.
- Tung-shan (807-869)

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