Courtesy of the generosity of one of our UR members, who has chosen to make his gift on an anonymous basis, we now have the ability to upload music files directly. I thought I would put this to use. What to send upstairs and on to the world?
Why not choose something that is very hard to find otherwise? Maybe a film with an interesting soundtrack that has never been committed to vinyl or CD?
Have you ever seen the movie Zardoz? This is the one that takes place in a dystopian future, with Sean Connery running around in what looks like a Borat swimsuit,
and with a giant stone head flying about telling the primitives the gun is good and the penis is bad.
It’s what Johhny Carson would have called wild, wacky stuff. But it had an interesting score. In the beginning the stone heads floats into view to the sound of a kind of early music version of the second movement of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, an arrangement by David Munrow performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. It’s actually now available on YouTube, but I spent a long time tracking down an .mp3 version given the lack of a published soundtrack, and I wanted to try out the music gizmo, below.
So, remember readers, now that we have an audio player, we want to spin what you want. We play your requests, the songs you like to hear.