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[F_minor] Re: Johnny B. Goode
There's another one-liner connected with the Voyager "Golden Record";
while choosing which pieces by which composers would be recorded - Bach,
Mozart, Beethoven - someone suggested all Bach and only Bach to which
Carl Sagan quipped: "That would be bragging."
Turns out it was Dr. Lewis Thomas who actually said: "I would vote for Bach,
streamed out into space, over and over again. We would be bragging of course
but it is surely excusable to put the best possible face on at the beginning
of such an acquaintance. We can tell the harder truths later."
Was Gould ever interviewed on the subject of his recording leaving earth?
Here's a link to a download of the "Golden Record":
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