... to the strange, sad hijinks of Erik Satie's Parade. Tomorrow, May 17, is Satie's birthday. He was was born in Honfleur, France, in 1866. I have always loved the remark he made to Debussy upon hearing a performance of "From Dawn to Noon on the Sea," the first movement of Debussy's La Mer. "I liked the part best around a quarter to 10."