Monthly Archives: November 2011

The 50p Birthday Present

Posted by PH on November 20, 2011
Marshall McLuhan / 1 Comment

Earlier this year a friend of mine gave me a second-hand book for my birthday. My friend admitted it only cost him 50p and he hadn’t even bothered to wrap it. I already had a copy of the book.

Nonetheless, I was thrilled to receive it, as you can see from the image below, a scan of the inside front cover:

mcluhan_sigThe book in question is a a 1968 Bantam paperback copy of War and Peace in the Global Village by Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore.

[The dedication is from Kurt Vonnegut’s 1963 novel Cat’s Cradle, the Book of Bokonon the primary text of a religion founded by one of its characters. Try this. Who is “sweet Lucy” I wonder?]

Thanks Paul! Brilliant…


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Highland Brothers Inc.

Posted by PH on November 09, 2011
Music & Technology / No Comments

A recent email from Cornelius (one half of Highland Brothers Inc.) in Croatia:

Dear Paul, your old tune, the “Test Pattern”, played a major role in defining me as an artist, it made me perceive music in a whole new way and as such has a special place in my heart.

It is incredible to think that a track I made 17 years ago is still being thought about, still alive somehow. That it had such a profound influence upon someone else is indeed humbling.

Highland Brothers Inc. – La Dolce Vita Original Mix – Baile Musik by Highland Brothers Inc.


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