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It's Just A Matter of Time

From: Ryan Scammell
Length: 14:01

Everything's stuck in the past when Liza Minnelli plays a concert in Coney Island. Read the full description.

Default-piece-image-2 Why can't we let go of the past? What is our obsession with keeping things going even after their time is gone? To figure this out, we look at the histories of Liza Minnelli and Coney Island, their rises to the top, and how, when they got there, they never came down. Huge fires! Andy Warhol! Lions! Lawsuits! Incubated Babies! It all comes together one night when Liza Minnelli plays a concert at Coney Island, and we finally figure out why we can't let go.

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Piece Description

Why can't we let go of the past? What is our obsession with keeping things going even after their time is gone? To figure this out, we look at the histories of Liza Minnelli and Coney Island, their rises to the top, and how, when they got there, they never came down. Huge fires! Andy Warhol! Lions! Lawsuits! Incubated Babies! It all comes together one night when Liza Minnelli plays a concert at Coney Island, and we finally figure out why we can't let go.

Timing and Cues

start
00:00 (sound of waves) "Test test...This is me"

ends
13:58 "Bring us back again." (music fades out)

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
It's Just A Matter of TIme Liza Minnelli Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Capitol 1965 :30
Cabaret Liza Minnelli Cabaret. Hip-0 1972 :30