HW: 4 new re-issues AND New Member

Eric Siegerman erics at TELEPRES.COM
Tue Oct 1 13:52:19 EDT 2002

On Tue, Oct 01, 2002 at 01:40:55PM -0400, Squirrel of the Age wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Oct 2002 10:12:24 +0300, Miikka Wagner <micci at SCI.FI> wrote:
> >> >spirit of the age
> >>06.12.71
> >
> >???
> This is Bob Calvert reciting a bit of poetry over some spacy Del/DikMik
> noises. The words were later used in the song 'Spirit of the Age' - on
> Orgasmatron it's listed as 'Starfarer's Despatch'.

Yah, the Spirit of the Age lyrics are basically a couple of
repurposed Calvert poems.  Here's the story, as Aural Innovations
tells it:
> "The Starfarer's Despatch" was performed as a spoken piece by
> Calvert with Hawkwind in late 1971, at the beginning of his
> performing career with them - it was then dropped until late
> 1976 when together with the Clone's Poem and the added line
> "it's the shape of things to come" it was played briefly as a
> song on a UK tour. By the time of its appearance on the album
> Quark, Strangeness and Charm, the chorus and the title had
> become "(It's The) Spirit Of The Age".


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|-_|/  >   Eric Siegerman, Toronto, Ont.        erics at telepres.com
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The acronym for "the powers that be" differs by only one letter
from that for "the pointy-haired boss".

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