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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.

Anne French

On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 6:40 AM, Houpt, Fred <fred.houpt@rbc.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.
> Regards,
> Fred Houpt
> (must remember to make a pilgrimage to GG's grave site this summer)
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