[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: [F_minor] Something Old and Something Blue/Grey
Well, if you want some real musical reference, how about GG's own:
For a canon in inversion is a dangerous diversion,
And a bit of augmentation is a serious temptation,
Now THAT seems quite appropos for the whole space thing. Being shot out of
a "canon," a little augmentation right into another galaxy. Glenn would like
that I think.
I used to live so close to Toronto, but never got the the gravesite. Hope
you make your pilgrimage.
On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 6:40 AM, Houpt, Fred <email@example.com> wrote:
> On another "note" (sorry, I couldn't resist the pun, forgive me),
> consider the possibility that Glenn's music making will go on forever.
> Why? Remember this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_Golden_Record ?
> Well, for those who don't recall, NASA made sound recordings of many types
> of human sounds and put it on a golden disc. On this disc we have this:
> The Well-Tempered Clavier<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Well-Tempered_Clavier>,
> Book 2, Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C major played by GG. I thought about
> this yesterday. The spacecraft will take over 40,000 more years at it's
> current speed to reach the vicinity of the closest star on its trajectory.
> However, it occurred to me that there was no certainty that it would be
> stopped by or go into orbit around that star. I realized that it could
> continue on its journey throughout our galaxy and maybe pop right out of our
> galaxy and drift to the next one and on and on. Theoretically, it was
> possible for our human made calling card to go forever on its way across the
> universe (sorry, I slipped in another musical reference....that's what you
> get from my musical head).
> And GG has good company on that golden disc. How about Chuck Berry belting
> out "Johnny B Goode" as well as the more sober tones led by the late and
> sadly missed David Monrow and the Early Music Consort of London. As well we
> have the 1'st movement of Beethoven's 5'th (naturally) as well as the
> animalistic Rite of Spring. One only can imagine what sorts of shock value
> these recordings might have on some ET in the future.
> Fred Houpt
> (must remember to make a pilgrimage to GG's grave site this summer)
> This e-mail may be privileged and/or confidential, and the sender does not waive any related rights and obligations.
> Any distribution, use or copying of this e-mail or the information it contains by other than an intended recipient is unauthorized.
> If you received this e-mail in error, please advise me (by return e-mail or otherwise) immediately.
> Ce courrier électronique est confidentiel et protégé. L'expéditeur ne renonce pas aux droits et obligations qui s'y rapportent.
> Toute diffusion, utilisation ou copie de ce message ou des renseignements qu'il contient par une personne autre que le (les) destinataire(s) désigné(s) est interdite.
> Si vous recevez ce courrier électronique par erreur, veuillez m'en aviser immédiatement, par retour de courrier électronique ou par un autre moyen.
F_minor mailing list