Monthly Archives: April 2013

Audio . . . Book

The working title of my under-construction novel is Whalelight: A Sounding. Both parts, title and subtitle, are inspired by poet Dylan Thomas. Or not exactly. The title was inspired by a mistake of memory. Although I wasn’t reading Thomas when … Continue reading

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Robby, the Genderbent Robot, or What’s So Forbidden About this Planet?

If you were to stand facing Robby, the Robot, his antennae would be oriented like a Theremin’s. (A Theremin—conspicuously?—was not used in the production of the soundtrack or sound effects of Forbidden Planet.) But Robby only plays himself. (That video is nice … Continue reading

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Louis & Bebe Barron Circuitbending the Forbidden Planet

1950s techno. =Forbidden Planet= 39:35: Two crew members of the United Planets Cruiser C57-D stand guard outside their saucer in the middle of the night. (This correlates with 10:40 on the soundtrack.) —Funny to see two moons in the sky, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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