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Episode 25:
I Have Not Yet Begun to Rot

Jan 31, 2010

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Music, Footnotes & Ephemera

The martial song in the front is from the Horatio Hornblower soundtrack. The part that comes up in the middle of that and then picks up again after, is “Dmi We Meet Again?” from Jon Brion’s Synechdoche, New York soundtrack (slightly enhanced). The Porter part starts with a mix of “To Rest Near You” by Rachel’s and “Something You Can’t Return To,” also on the Synechdoche soundtrack. Then “Song for Jesse” from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ score for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Follow that up with a couple from the Marie Antoinette Soundtrack, “Opus 17” by Dustin O’Halloran and “Avril 14” by Aphex Twin, in that order.

There’s a ton about Jones’ body (incidentally, this is the story I’ve gotten the most “I knew this story, but I like how you told it” sorts of emails about). For some reason, I was particularly charmed by a webpage straight out of Portsmouth, NH (R.I.P Yoken’s). They’ve got pictures of the preserved, dead Jones there too.

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10 Comments on I Have Not Yet Begun to Rot

  1. Ron Freeman says:

    I love a great story that teaches me. I very much enjoyed this episode and the narator has agreat voice.

  2. Francisco says:

    I am an ungratefull reader. I eagerly await your podcast and I listen to it, with an smile, while running around Palermo Lake in distant Buenos Aires.
    But I never said thank you.
    Your stories are always great and they are delivered in a great style.
    Keep on the good work. Congratulations

  3. JC says:

    Thanks for a very informative, and touching history lesson. Hats off to you.

  4. Foster Cline says:


    This ought to be required listening for every American History Student. I knew the story, but this is SO well done!

    Thank you for putting such quality material out on the net!

  5. alex asher sears says:

    What an incredible piece of history brought to light. And wonderfully scored..thank you for keeping JPJ’s legacy alive.

  6. lowman says:

    you rock so hard.

  7. Alaskan by choice says:

    Thank you so much for the stories. History that everyone should listen to. Great voice.

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  9. Fred Ketteman says:

    Just heard that fascinating piece on JPJ. In 1991, I was a Jeopardy! contestant and the Final Jeopardy subject was “Final Resting Places”, was phrased more or less like this: “In 1805, more than 100 years after his death, this man was reburied with full military honors at Annapolis.” I bet the farm and won $22,500 – a one-day record @ the time.

  10. Ender says:

    Heard about this podcast from MBMBaM and I’m loving it so far. Keep up the great work!