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Audio Research

Here are several tracks from Paul Bowles’ spoken word album, Baptism of Solitude. The title track is not available, and I’m not finding it online anywhere. I suggest “The Delicate Prey” and “The Circular Valley.” http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Baptism+Of+Solitude/2350898     There is … Continue reading

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Some Mostly Unorganized Thoughts on Twisted Christianity in Blade Runner . . .

    I haven’t looked (time constraints), but I’m sure there must be numerous tracts on the Christian symbolism (and likely, hopefully, how it is complicated) in Blade Runner. The bells anticipating Deckard’s death (when he dangles from the rooftop … Continue reading

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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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