Saturday, January 2, 2010

Eye in the Sky

As some of you may know I have been getting my bröselmaschine repaired so I can continue to bring you the sounds of the glimmerlight.

Up here on the off-world colony I have had plenty of time to drink by the blue crystal pools, play foosball with Klause Schulze (he's very good), and catch up on some reading.

As children in the glimmerlight, PKD was required reading. His words and images were sort of like our Bible, or history books. No one else captured our particular predicament quite so well, part-human, part-machine, drivers light-cycles and talking cars.

Anyway, I picked up one of PKD's masterpieces, Eye in the Sky, and sat down in my neon lawn chair for a good read. Halfway through the book Harald walked by and noticed what I was reading. He reminded me of that time in late '81 when Alan Parsons came to the glimmerlight for a visit. He was another of those who came to learn our ways, to try and capture our electronic magic in his own musik. He stayed for a couple of days learning that many of our secrets could be found in the pages of PKD. We gave him Eye in the Sky as a parting gift.

Less then two years later Alan came out with his glimmerlight-influenced classic Eye in the Sky. Sadly, like so many other interlopers before him, he never credited the glimmerlight and its android citizens. But that is why I am here; to give credit where credit is due. Check out his track "Mammagamma" by clicking on the title of this post to hear what I mean.

If Alan Parsons can groove like a bad Mammagamma, so can you!

1 comment:

ApeDog said...

Glad to know Dimitri is still alive and well.