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02:05 am: New music & old music
First, there is still a chance to log in & download Dead Last's first song release in my last post. This isn't so much a "hey, look what I found!" link as a "hey, we need your input!" I'd really appreciate some feedback on this one whether you're familiar with sound engineering or not.


Anyway, it's about time I did something productive with my day. Not that today wasn't productive; I observed a family birthday, solved my Rubik's cube three times (!!) drove home through show, shoveled said snow & washed a week's worth of dishes. . . Ok maybe that's less non-productive than I originally implied, but since then I've done little but listlessly surf Internet & fall asleep watching The Tick.

Dammit. After that last paragraph my mind suddenly drew a blank. Or perhaps it's more that the things I originally wanted to write about have suddenly lost cohesion & I am unable to bring them forth properly in words. Indeed, it is getting late & I've been awake since breakfast time this morning. Fading has begun. Prepare for shortness.

B-Fest is nearly upon us. So far we have tickes & room reservations but no concrete driving plans. We only have one car available so far. As much as I wish to avoid it this time around, if all else fails I can still drive. But since I've driven to every single B-Fest, Anime Central & Mitsuwa run that I've ever attended I was hoping for ready for a reprieve.

I'll spend this week getting ready little by little; packing, selecting useful items to bring along & triple-checking that I'm bringing all of the food that I plan to. I'll also write a helpful entry for the newbies going. (Helpful Hint: Do NOT limit your rations to candy alone.)

In the middle of writing this entry I happened upon a piece of music presented by local WORT. It was an eerie & beautiful track lasting many minutes in a program of minimal drone pieces. I recognized it from an episode of Mindwebs & I rushed to the phone to call in & find out the artist & title. It is A Rainbow in Curved Air from 1973 by Terry Riley. It was an odd feeling discovering this music as it crept upon me gradually as a familiar mood, one which was reserved for that particular episode of Mindwebs (whatever it was, I can't remember the exact story.) It caught my attention & after a few minutes when the horns faded in I knew I had heard it before. Even tho' I have heard nearly all of the episodes a number of times by now the series still brings me surprises. I have a feeling there are more to come.

- E V I L O U T -

Current Music: WORT
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From:sacredspud
Date:January 23rd, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)

A Rainbow in Curved Air

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This piece was also used in the background of many of the narrations in the original radio version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Incidentally, the version which was released on LP was a completely new recording. I've always told people that the LPs were made in order to clean up some of the performances and to replace some of the jokes that didn't work, but I was guessing, and I just learned that these were secondary reasons. Apparently the primary reason for rerecording the material for the LP release was that obtaining the rights to the background music was prohibitively expensive.

Yes, I know you don't know what I'm talking about. I swear, I'll get you copies.
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