Posted by PH
on November 20, 2011
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:
The 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…
Posted by PH
on November 09, 2011
Music & Technology
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.